Nov 22-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: November: Nov 22-01
Murals at the Ambassador Restaurant    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Daryl Laitila
After the party    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Daryl Laitila

Charlie, at home in Eagle River on Thursday, November 22, 2001 - 11:22 am:

A couple of years ago the Pasty Cam visited the Ambassador in Houghton for a look at their old murals... almost like a mini-art museum. Now Daryl Laitila takes us back to see what the elves have been brewing.

From the Archives
Lots of interesting sights here in the Copper Country, and it's a priviledge to bring you a glimpse of it every day.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Pasty Central.
Jim Piercy Warren, Mich on Thursday, November 22, 2001 - 01:18 pm:

And a VERY happy Thankgiving to you follks at Pasty Central, as well as all your e-mail friends.
God Bless us all!!!!!!!!!

By Katherine, Grand Rapids,Mi. on Thursday, November 22, 2001 - 01:59 pm:

They think I'm working on the Turkey Feast...Can't go a day without visiting the UP !! Thank You all for bringing the UP to Me. God Bless the Talented family of Pasty Central

By Pam, Livonia, MI on Thursday, November 22, 2001 - 04:56 pm:

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

By Rose, Channahon, IL on Thursday, November 22, 2001 - 05:06 pm:

The Pasty Cam - another thing to be thankful of for all of us that long to be in the Keweenaw!
Happy Thanksgiving to all who bring us the wonderful photos of our favorite places!

By Cookie-Fenton, Mi. on Thursday, November 22, 2001 - 05:11 pm:

I am thankful for the Pasty Cam, it brings home to me. I am grateful to have been born and raised in Houghton. The Village raised us all!!!

By Ladyyoop on Thursday, November 22, 2001 - 08:56 pm:

Happy Thanksgiving all! God Bless America!

By Paul & Barb, Michigan lower on Thursday, November 22, 2001 - 11:01 pm:

Drank a few fishbowls in that place!

By Marc, Houghton on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 02:52 am:

As a Yooper forced to leave every five weeks for a hitch at sea, I sometimes used to hit the Ambassador for a traditional sub and a fishbowl, first night home. I would stare up at the murals and think about how thankful I was to be back home in the Copper Country. Those murals were just one of the little things that defined being home:)


By jack, id on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 09:16 am:

can anybody give any info on the murals such as who did them and when they we made, and are they actual paintings or wallpaper. i myself have sat there and enjoyed a few fishbowls and subs while looking at the murals

By Sandy, MN on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 10:25 am:

Nothing like the Ambassador and their pizza. Every trip to Houghton requires at least one stop. The murals do have a history and I wish I could remember it. I'm sure someone will. I think there was something to do with them being stored up in the attic and found by accident. Anyone?

By Greta, Ca on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 12:10 pm:

Ahh, the Ambassador! A must stop when in Houghton for sure! Every summer we come up, our mouths are watering to eat here. The garlic-chicken pizza is out of this world. I wish the Ambassador would make and ship those pizzas all over the country like the pastycam does pasties. I'd be a weekly customer. I hope that place never changes!

By sk, Mi on Saturday, November 24, 2001 - 07:33 pm:

My family and I have to make the Ambassador a must stop every visit to Houghton too. Haven't found anyone who can duplicate the taste of their pizza and subs. Just one of the stops that make the Copper Country unique and home for all us lonely Yoopers.

By Mary Schei, Florida on Monday, November 26, 2001 - 11:04 am:

What I wouldn't give for a Mexican Pizza from the Ambassador, or maybe a Rachel, I can never decide so I always have to eat there at least twice on every vacation. Their pizza is the best I've ever had and I've had great pizza all over the country!

By Jackie Allison Wis on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 - 10:44 pm:

Really enjoy your pasty cam !! Going to retire up there ..not sure about what County yet, but your pics sure give me a feel for the area . More than I'd get from a brochure. Love to have a e-mail pal to chat about the U.P. with. Going to look up Baraga Co. Anyone from that area with spare time to talk about your beautiful area? Thanks pasty cam for making my wait (1-2 years) before being able to move up there, most enjoyable. Love all the cam notes too. By the time I move, I'll have quite a history of the area because of you. Longing to be a yooper! :-)Jackie

By Brad on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 - 07:50 pm:

I think the murals were commisioned By the Bosch Brewing Company..Anyone know if I am correct?

By Mark Savela - Arlington, TX on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 06:27 pm:

There is nothing like going home to Hancock. A trip to the Ambassador is mandatory!!!
Hello to all from the heart of Texas. Yee Ha

By Ann M., NJ on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 11:20 am:

Fascinating. The pictures remind me very much of the Teeny Weenies that inhabited a comic strip in the 1940's. The creator of them spent a lot of time in and around Grand Marais, and his Pickle Barrel is now being restored there. Did he have any connection with the Ambassador?

By JOHN FIELDS on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 01:08 pm:

They are wallpaper. The artist is from Milwaukee.If you read the menu you will find other than all that good food the history behind the murals. I do belive you can find other murals at the Michigan House in Calumet and at Lindals in Lake Linden

By Therese from just below the bridge on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 01:22 pm:

Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a recipe for Cranberry salsa that will put some sun back into this dark November:

Cover one bag worth of cranberries with water in a saucepan; bring to gentle boil for two minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Chop coarsely.

In a large bowl, combine cranberries with:

4 tbsp chopped cilantro
1/3 cup lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 jalapeno peppers, very finely diced (or to taste)
2 tbsp finely chopped onion
1/2 cup sugar

Blend together and chill. Serve with tortilla chips.

By finngal fl on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 01:47 pm:

Greta, Ca
You can order Ambassador Pizza, try, www.the

By kosk in Toronto on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 09:05 pm:

I love those murals too. I remember reading
about them on the menu, but that's almost all I
remember. I think they are over a hundred
years old and that they had to be hidden or
covered during Prohibition.

I like this new site too.

By Lindell lover on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 10:09 pm:

John Fields ment the Lindell I hope..

By John-Canton Mi on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 10:35 pm:

Went to the Ambassador in October for the first time in years. Still great pizza. Made me wonder why it had been so long.
Happy Thanksgiving to the people who bring us this great site.

By John Fields on Sunday, November 28, 2004 - 10:35 am:

Yes thanks for the correct spelling. The three mentioned buisnesses are from the old Bosch Brewing company. They were the "beer gardens" owned the brewery. I have not been in Lindells, but the Michigan House and the Ambassador have alot of the original light fixtures and furnishings. Just another way to check out the history of the area and quinch your thirst

By Doy D on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 04:44 pm:

I also rember the Teeny Weenies and have been trying to get more information on them. My sister and I used to cut them out and put them in a scrap book. I would lve for my grandchildren to see them.

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