I entered Seder’s Pizza to order pizza. I left with a pasty. That’s kind of what happens whenever I see pasties on a menu. Partly because of Seder’s limited social presence and partly because they’re in Newberry (on M-123, south side of town), I didn’t know beforehand that they sold pasties.
I only came across Seder’s because I was staying in Newberry. Otherwise, the only time to visit Newberry is if you’re driving through to the Tahquamenon Falls or going to Oswald’s Bear Ranch. I guess, there’s also a prison there.
Unfortunately, I’m not suggesting to visit Seder’s Pizza for the pasties. It’s a pizza place with a brick oven and it’s pretty good. They also have pizza pasties, but they are basically huge calzones with a full pizza crust folded over to form a handle.
My assumption is that they only added pasties to the menu because it’s the Upper Peninsula. Otherwise, I’m not sure where their recipe came from. They are shaped like a burrito and have no handle. Unlike the pizza pasty, the traditional pasty uses more of a pie crust, which was flaky, a touch too thin and didn’t have a ton of flavor.
The insides were maybe weirder than anything I’ve experienced in a pasty. My guess is it was overcooked because everything was kind of crumbly. There wasn’t anything that stood out as the taste was fairly uniform and it lacked an added punch. It was like eating crumbly meat and (probably too many) potatoes in a pie crust and nothing more. In the end, I struggled to finish it. And for the diehards, there were a couple pieces of carrot in it.
I usually expect U.P. pasties to be top notch, but Seder’s was a bit disappointing. It’s barely a pasty and the flavor was lacking. Then again, Seder’s is a pizza place and that’s what you should order.
Taste: 2.5 (out of 5)
Crust: 2 (out of 5)
Pasty Presentation: 2.5 (out of 5)
The Shop: 3 (out of 3) PIZZA
Would I come back for Pasties?: 0 (out of 2)
Total Pasty Rating: 10 (of 20 points)
Reviewed Summer 2020