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Wednesday, November 5,2008

Food Finder

by City Pulse
Troppo's fritata features whipped eggs, spinach, portabella mushrooms, tomatoes and feta cheese topped with a tangy sauce and served with fresh fruit. (Joe Torok/City Pulse)

Food Finder listings are rotated each week based on space. If you have an update for the listings, please call us at (517) 371-5600 x. 11, or e-mail food@lansingcitypulse.com.


Fine Dining


KNIGHT CAP—Featuring signature steaks and seasonal seafood specialties, this restaurant’s been serving downtown Lansing for over 30 years. 320 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.- midnight Saturday. (517) 484-7676. www. theknightcap.com. FB, TO, RES, OM, SF, $$$$


NORTH PINE GRILLE— Step into the north woods at the North Pine Grill, where hand-cut steaks, homemade soups and a wide-selection of entrees daily are prepared fresh daily. North Pine Grille, 7711 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.; 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. (517) 627-2101. Full bar, Takeout, $$$


THE STATE ROOM— From filet mignon to braised Alaskan halibut, this restaurant serves up a range of seasonal gourmet tastes. 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Saturday: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. (517) 432- 5049. www.stateroomrestaurant.com, FB, TO, OM, SF, RES,$$-$$$


STILLWATER GRILL— Surf ‘n’ turf is taken to a whole new level with Cajun Tenderloin Tips marinated for 24 hours, sushi-grade Wasabi Tuna, and pan-seared New World Scallops, all piled high to share. 3544
Meridian Road, Okemos. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Friday: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-1500. www.stillwatergrill.com, FB, TO, RES, P, OM, SF, $$$$


TROPPO—An American bistro serving upscale breakfasts, lunches and dinners in downtown Lansing. 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday. 101 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 371-4000. www.troppo. org. FB, TO, RES, P, OM, Wi-Fi, $$$


Middle Eastern


JERUSALEM BAKERY— This deli and bakery features a wide variety of Middle Eastern takeout items, including hummus, grape leaves and more. 1456 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday: Closed on Sunday. (517) 485- 9975. TO, $


MIDDLE EAST CAF'— This west side caf' serves a wide variety of Middle Eastern favorites, including mujadara, hashwi and shish kafta. 801 Thomas L. Parkway, Lansing (off of West Saginaw Highway). 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday (517) 323-9009. TO, $$


NEW ALADDIN’S RESTAURANT—Serving Middle Eastern entrees, salads, sandwiches and fresh juices in the Frandor
Have food news to share with our readers? Send it to us by e-mail at food@lansingcitypulse.com, fax at (517) 371-5800 or phone it in at (517) 371-5600 x. 11.Shopping Center. 300 N. Clippert St., Lansing. (517) 333-8710 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Saturday. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday. TO, D, OM, SF, P, RES, $


SAHARA’S—With ingredients imported from Beirut, this Lebanese restaurant offers authentic Middle Eastern dishes like chicken shawarma, lamb and the City Pulse staff’s favorite hummus. 3536 Meridian Crossing, Okemos. 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday. www.saharasbest.com (517) 347-3770. TO, D, RES, OM, SF, Wi-Fi $$


SULTAN’S—Sit-down Middle Eastern restaurant known for excellent chicken shawarma and hummus among its expansive menu. Also serves fresh-squeezed juices. 4790 S. Hagadorn Road, Suite 164, East Lansing. Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (517) 333-4444, www. TO, RES, OM $$


WOODY’S OASIS— Mediterranean food lovers can relish in healthy, tasty meals including lamb, beef and chicken kabobs, grape leaves, plus several vegetarian and vegan options. 970 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 351-2280 Average price per person, not including drinks: $ - Less than $8 $$ - $8 to $14 $$$ - $14 to $20 $$$$ - Over $20 www.woodysoasis.com. TO, OM, SF $. Additional location with full bar and patio at 211 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-midnight Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday - Friday, noon-2 a.m. Saturday: noon-midnight Sunday. Hookah Bar from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday. FB, P, WIFI (517) 351-1600.


Mexican


EL AZTECO—A longtime Lansing favorite for everything Mexican, from the popular Topopo salad to enchilada, fajita, taco and burrito dinners. 1016 W. Saginaw, Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 485-4589. Second location at 225 Ann St., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-11 p.m. Sunday. (517) 351-9111. www. clickcitymenus.com. FB, TO, P (East Lansing), WiFi (East Lansing), SF (except for patio), $-$$.


EL OASIS—Authentic Mexican food sold streetside from a towable stand. Ten kinds of meat are available to fill burritos, tacos, Mexican subs and other traditional fare, including breakfast burritos. Corner of Mt. Hope Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard and corner of Michigan and Francis avenues. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. (517) 316-5595 or (517) 214-6536. TO, $.

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