Who's the turkey? Who's the stuffing? Who's the green bean casserole?

More importantly... who's the Jell-o mold?

We imagine a dozen major Michigan cities as your favorite (?) Thanksgiving foods, and share our reasons why.

Detroit's the Turkey

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Whether we like it or not, Detroit's the engine of the state. It only makes sense that it's the "turkey" at the center of our Thanksgiving meal of Michigan cities.


Lansing's the Stuffing

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You can't have Thanksgiving without stuffing. Lansing serves as the stuffing in our Thanksgiving meal of Michigan cities, since it's the governmental center of our state, and holds everything together.


Dearborn's the Mashed Potatoes

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Home to Ford for more than 100 years, Dearborn's driven by a working class, meat-and-potatoes kind of people. Since the "meat" was already taken by Detroit, we'll let Dearborn be our mashed potatoes.


Mackinac Island's the Gravy

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If you look at the map, Mackinac is on top of everything (except the U.P.), plus, most everybody loves it. Only makes sense to make Mackinac Island the gravy in our Thanksgiving meal of Michigan cities.


Battle Creek's the Corn

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It was a short walk from Corn Flakes to corn. We're not overthinking this, Battle Creek.


Grosse Pointe's the Mac-n-Cheese

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Ah, one of our favorite comfort foods - mac-n-cheese. And when it comes to comfort, few Michigan cities know more about that than the wealthy Grosse Pointe.


East Lansing's the Green Bean Casserole

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Because "green", East Lansing. Come on.


Saginaw's the Cranberry Sauce

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According to a recent study published by the fine folks at 247wallst.com, Saginaw is the most obese city in Michigan. Sorry, Saginaw, but you've got that jiggle that reminds us of cranberry sauce coming out of the can. (Maybe you call it "cranberry jelly"? Same thing.)


 

Ann Arbor's the Sweet Potatoes

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You either love sweet potatoes, or you hate them. Kind of like Ann Arbor.


 

Traverse City's the Cherry Pie

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Could we have had pumpkin pie with our Thanksgiving meal? We could have, but we'd rather honor the "Cherry Capital of the World" Traverse City with a slice of cherry pie.


Flint's the Jell-o Mold

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Like Flint, everybody likes to hate on the Jell-o mold. But like Flint, when you get right down to it, there's a lot to love.


Grand Rapids is the Beer

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Let's kick back and enjoy some football after our Thanksgiving meal of Michigan cities... wash it down with a cold, frosty mug of Grand Rapids beer.

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