Story Behind the Name
Tom made a pun in the Brick Oven segment and it stuck. Greatful Bread is not the funniest joke you’ll hear on UTR, but we love knee slappers and the groaners alike.
On this awesome episode of UTR we come back to Kalamazoo for some guitar heritage a nest that’ll have ya crowing about their great food and some good old time hockey. They we shoot to Cheboygan for buoyant berries, a brick break oven and a pole you can really trust. Get ready to explore the cool people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be!
If you like credible colleges, bountiful breweries, creative cuisine and a diverse downtown all wrapped up in a cool condensed, cosmopolitan culture … Kalamazoo is where you need to congregate. It may be a little hard to spell … but it’s easy to love with all its energy, art and awesome places that entertain. Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College keep the city hustling and bustling … while artists and artisans give the town a creative vibe like no other. Just look around and you’ll see why this city has such a big and friendly (mural) faces.
In Northern Lower Michigan, at the mouth of the Cheboygan river is a town of the same name that’s been callin ‘our’ name to come back. So we did … That was easy !
There’s a bit of a mystery about what the name Cheboygan means. But to us here at UTR it means a great northern Michigan town where you can relax, eat, play or even stay for a lifetime. Back in the day it was a huge lumber town. Now it’s big on hometown atmosphere, awesome stores to explore, interesting eateries and a waterfront that’s become a way of life. There are some who say the name comes from an Ojibwe word meaning “through passage” … well, if you are passing through … I suggest you stop.