Our first day in Munising was everything we had hoped. The Sunset Motel on the Bay was dandy, the fall colors were wonderful and we saw 7 waterfalls. Now for the hard part, trying to eat dinner. We knew Munising didn't have a lot of choices. We called the local golf course whose sign advertised a dining room, they weren't open evening meals. We didn't want to drive to Au Train so we decided to check out Johnny Dog's which I had gotten as a tip from another poster.
Well, it was just what we look for on vacation--one of those one-of-a-kind experiences with tasty food. We never knew why it worked like this, but to eat there, you go to the bar just north of it to order. They're connected by an outdoor seating area. The bartender took our order (we got our drinks from her) and then took it to Johnny Dog's. It was cash only, she brought our food back when it was ready. I had a terrific Cuban sandwich, but when I asked the bartender if they could hold the pickle, she was hesitant. "well, it depends on the kind of mood he's in...." Shades of the Seinfeld Show! We actually crossed over the deck to ask him and he said, fine no problem, the customer's always right! DH got a hot dog. But to call these "hot dogs" is like calling the Grand Canyon a ditch. The dogs and the buns were the base for the other foods that were piled on. So basically you got two sandwiches in one and both were totally delicious. There was an interesting article about the chef/owner previously working in Greenwich CT. It didn't offer any clues as to why he was now in Munising running his own show. The mystery just added to the fun. Whatever his background, he obviously knew how to make even the most humble food wonderfully prepared.
When we got back to the room that night, we tried to look for the Northern Lights or the Milky Way. One of the things I was looking forward to was seeing more stars than I'm used to back home in an urban area. No luck. We did see a glow over the water which we couldn't figure out, don't know if it were reflected like from Marquette or Grand Marais. It didn't seem to be the Aurora. The next day would be our only full day and we wanted to make the most of it.