F&W Bucket List: Best Summer Restaurants
The obscure regional food known as "Michigans"—hot dogs with chili-like "Michigan sauce," plus onions and yellow mustard—aren't found in Michigan at all, but in far upstate New York. The Michigans at Clare & Carl's are some of the best, with long buns that house the whole tasty mess, served from a squat clapboard shack that’s more than 70 seasons old. Sit inside at the counter, outside at the picnic tables or, for the real throwback experience, take advantage of the car-hop service. Open mid-March through early-October. 4731 Lakeshore Rd.; 518-561-1163.