|Earlier this summer, I visited Michigan where a large portion of Jessica's family resides. Jessica's parents and I traveled north to the Upper Penninsula for a few days and took a ferry to Mackinac Island, where motorized vehicles are not allowed, one day. We had a great time one the island: we rode bikes, we went on a horse-drawn buggy tour, and I even got to enjoy a Prime Rib dip at a restaurant called Pink Pony. Why not?|
|Here's the nicely done stained glass sign above the main entrance. My mom does stained glass for those of you who don't know.|
|Here's their logo on the menu. Pink Pony is a nice little place on the waterfront in a hotel. Here's a little more info on Pink Pony and the hotel containing it.|
|Here's our view from our table. It was kind of a blustery day but nice, too.|
|A very large and good pickle and the good, thick, homemade potato chips. They're using a standard Hoagie-style roll here which was reasonably toasted. Good pickle.|
|From this angle the jus looks like a bowl but it wasn't a sufficient amount as you'll later see. It's a pretty standard dip.|
|More shots of cheesy goodness.|
|There it is. Soft bread, the Prime Rib is done "medium".|
|I do love this sight of the dregs of the jus and the last bits of the soggy French bread. It's such a great sandwich!|
|Yes, I had to go through two cups of jus but cleaned my plate neatly.|
|They have nice drinks there and a good atmosphere. Mackinac Island and the Upper Peninsula really were night. I really enjoyed my trip to Michigan and will definitely go back.|
Total 4 of 5 because the dip wasn't all that fancy or to die for but was very good.
Points for: great ambiance, a fun environment, two types of cheeses, the name Pink Pony, a great pickle, home made potato chips, and good company.
Negative points for: too little jus, the bread could have been fancier, there's nothing that's really striking or rare about the dip.