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Wednesday, November 26,2008

FOOD FINDER

by City Pulse


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FB = Full Bar
WB = Wine & Beer
TO = Take Out
D = Delivery
RES = Reservations
OM = Online Menu
P = Patio
SF - Smoke Free
WiFi-Wireless Internet


Average price per
person, not including
drinks:
$ - Less than $8
$$ - $8 to $14
$$$ - $14 to $20
$$$$ - Over $20



Pubs & Clubs


AIRPORT TAVERN—
Serving up hefty steaks,
pub food and a mix of
Mexican favorites on
the northwest side.
5000 N. Grand River
Ave., Lansing. 10:30
p.m. - midnight Monday-
Friday, 11:30 - midnight
Saturday, Noon-9 p.m.
Sunday. (517) 321-3852.
FB, WB, TO, P, $$


ART’S BAR & GRILL—
Enjoy one of over 200
menu items, including
Art’s signature Italian
grinders and pizzas, in
this authentic neighborhood
pub atmosphere.
809 E. Kalamazoo St.,
Lansing. 7 a.m.-2 a.m.
Monday-Saturday: noonmidnight
Sunday. (517)
482-8328. FB, TO, $


BONNIE’S PLACE—
Known for the best
hamburger in town,
Bonnie’s Place features
comfortable, casual
dining, and has been
repeatedly voted some
of the best burgers in the
city. The sports bar in
the basement will make
sure you won’t miss any
games this fall. Bonnie’s
features drink and food
specials every day,
including half off burgers
every Monday night and
half off appetizers every
Tuesday night. 11 a.m.-2
a.m. Monday-Saturday.
11a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.
415 S. Saginaw, Lansing.
(517) 482-4404. FB,
WIFI, TO, $$


BRANNIGAN
BROTHERS—This
popular,
laid-back pub serves
a variety of bar-food
specialties, as well as a
classy Sunday brunch to
help soak up Saturday
night’s party. 210 S.
Washington Square,
Lansing. 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
daily. (517) 702-8001.
FB, TO, $


DAGWOOD’S TAVERN
& GRILL—Grab
a burger
or something deep-fried


to go with that beer at
this eastside institution.
2803 E. Kalamazoo St.,
Lansing. Kitchen hours:
11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Monday
– Thursday, 11a.m. - 2
p.m. Friday 11 a.m.- 1
a.m. Sunday. (517) 374-
0390. FB, $


DUBLIN SQUARE—This
casually luxurious Irish
pub and restaurant
features a variety of
freshly made Emerald
Isle specialties and live
music Thursday, Friday
and Saturday nights.
327 Abbott Road, East
Lansing. 11 a.m.- 2 a.m.
Monday – Sunday. (517)
351-2222. www.dublinsquare.net,
TO, FB, P,
OM $$-$$$


THE FIRM—With the
look and feel of an
upscale, big city bar, this
restaurant fuses dinner
with nightlife. Start off
with Philly Spring Rolls
— three spring rolls filled
with steak, red pepper
and onions and topped
with provolone cheese.
229 Washington Square,
Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 4 p.m.-2
a.m. Saturday: closed
Sunday. (517) 487-3663.
www.thefirmlounge.com,
D, TO, FB, P, Wi-Fi, $$


FRANK’S PRESS
BOX—All
your game-day
favorites (burgers, pizza,
subs) plus house specialties,
like the Canadian
smelt basket or fish and
chips. 7216 W. Saginaw
Highway, Lansing. 11
a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-
Saturday; noon-2 a.m.
Sunday. (517) 886-1330.
TO, FB, P, WIFI $.


IRISH PUB & GRILL—
Neighborhood pub specializing
in homemade
soups and casseroles
and sandwiches made
with slow-cooked
meats. Pool, darts and
19 beers on tap make
for a fun night out.
1910 W. Saginaw St.,
Lansing. 9:30 a.m. – 2
a.m. Monday – Friday,


noon-midnight Sunday.
(517) 482-3916. www.
irishpubfest.com. FB,
TO, Wi-Fi, $


HARRISON
ROADHOUSE—Leave
your blues behind at this
roadhouse, which mixes
fine dining with sports
bar fervor. Burgers are
the most popular item on
the menu and we recommend
you try it out. 720
E. Michigan Ave., East
Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
daily (517) 337-0200,
www.harrisonroadhouse.
com. OM, FB, TO, P, $$


HARPER’S
RESTAURANT &
BREWPUB—Fine
Dining
and college bar collide
at this popular East
Lansing hot spot, featuring
all-American cuisine
ranging from sandwiches
and burgers to calamari.
131 Albert Ave., East
Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Monday-11a.m.-midnight
on Sunday. (517) 333-
4040. FB, TO, P, WiFi,
$$.


LEO’S LODGE—
Resembling a fishing
lodge outside, this eatery
is like a cozy cabin
inside. Snakebites —
thinly sliced strips of lean
cut steak served with
creamy horseradish and
smoky barbecue sauces
— are a favorite appetizer.
2525 E. Jolly Road,
Lansing. (517) 882-3850.
Second location, Leo’s
Outpost, is at 600 S.
Pennsylvania Ave.,
Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Monday-Saturday, noonmidnight
Sunday. (517)
367-7755. FB, TO, P, $


MICHIGAN BREWING
CO.—In
addition to serving
several tasty microbrews
on tap, the kitchen
at this brewpub serves a
full menu, including the
addictive turkey sandwich
on a pretzel roll
and various spice levels
of chili. 1093 Highview
Drive, Webberville. 10
a.m. – midnight (summer)
10 a.m. to 10


p.m. (winter) Monday –
Thursday, 10 a.m. – midnight
Friday & Saturday,
noon – 9 p.m. Sunday.
www.michiganbrewing.
com. TO, WB, P $


MORIARTY’S — Diners
can choose from a selection
of burgers, pizzas
and other great bar food
to go along with a darts
room and live music on
the weekends. 802 E.
Michigan Ave., Lansing.
(517) 485-5287. 10
a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-
Friday; 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
Saturday; 4 p.m. - 2
a.m. Sunday. FB, TO, P,
WiFi. $


NUT HOUSE SPORTS
GRILL—Catch
the game
and a snack at this popular
sports bar across the
street from Oldsmobile
park. Featuring deepfried
bar favorites as well
as a few healthier choices,
like oven-baked spinach
and cheese stuffed
mushrooms. 420 E.
Michigan Ave., Lansing.
11 a.m.-midnight
Monday-Wednesday, 11
a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-
Saturday, noon a.m.-10
p.m. Sunday. (517)
484-6887. www.nuthousesportsgrill.com.
OM,
FB, TO, P, Wi-Fi, $


SMALL PLANET—
Offering a wide selection,
from burgers
and pizza to Mexican,
Jamaican and fish
entrees. Vegetarian
dishes are also popular,
as are the Greek and
Lebanese salads. 16800
S. Chandler Road, East
Lansing. 3 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday-Friday; 11 a.m.-2
a.m. Saturday. (517)
351-6230. TO, FB, P,
WiFi, $$.


TAVERN ON THE
SQUARE—Served
tapas
style, meaning in smaller
portions meant to be
shared, savory dishes
like pesto-crusted wild
salmon and tenderloin
wrapped asparagus
satisfy diners who want
to try a variety. 206 S.


Washington Square,
Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday: 11
a.m.-midnight Thursday-
Friday: noon-midnight
Saturday: closed noon-
10 p.m. Sunday. (517)
374-5555, www.tavernonthesq.com,
P, TO, FB,
OM, $$.


WESTGATE TAVERN—
Pizza, hot dogs, burgers,
lots of appetizers and
a few dinners to keep
you going through the
night. 623 N. Rosemary
St., Lansing. 9 a.m.-2:30
a.m. Monday-Saturday;
noon-9 p.m. Sunday.
(517) 323-9170. FB, TO,
RES $.


Sweets
BAKE ‘N’ CAKES—This
home-style bakery offers
bread, cake, pizza and
more. For a decadent
dessert, try the Turtle
Torte — three layers of
spongy chocolate cake
and creamy frosting
drizzled with caramel
and chocolate. 3003 E
Kalamazoo St., Lansing.
(517) 337-2253 6:30
a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-
Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-8
p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. -6
p.m. Sunday www.bakencakes.com,
D, TO,
OM, $


G S SCOOPS—Scoops
is known for its vast ice
cream selection as well
as its gourmet popcorn.
The most popular feature
is the build-your-own
sundae department,
which features three
machines (two of which
offer non-fat yogurt.)
There’s no limit to how
many toppings you pile
on, but keep in mind—
everything is done by
weight. Scoops also


offers catering, for those
interested in outdoor ice
cream socials. 1 p.m.
–9 p.m. 2850 E. Grand
River Ave., East Lansing.
(517) 337.2115. TO, $


MELTING MOMENTS—
Now in its 25th year,
Melting Moments recently
underwent a facelift,
which includes the addition
of large screen televisions.
They also now
provide WiFi if you’re
looking to get your ice
cream fix while surfing
the Web. Popular Melting
Moments items include
their specialty gelatos
and their cookie sandwich.
313 E. Grand River
Ave., East Lansing. (517)
332-0110. 12-10 p.m.
Sunday-Wednesday,
noon- 11 p.m. Thurday-
Monday www.meltingmoments.com.
TO, $


STUCCHI’S—Serving
super premium ice cream
and New York style
pizza, this family owned
parlor offers hot and cold
treats that taste great
in any weather. 2552
Meridian Crescent Drive,
Okemos. noon-10 p.m.
Sunday-Thursday: Noon-
11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
(517) 349-1121. P, TO, $


SWEETIE PIE
PANTRY—With
40
varieties of home-baked
pie, there’s one for every
sweet tooth. Indulge in
Aunt Margie’s Raspberry
and Coconut Custard
Pie or Aunt Ruby’s
Butterscotch Praline Pie
for a satisfying dessert.
108 N Bridge Street,
Dewitt. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m.-2
p.m. Saturday: closed
Sunday-Monday. (517)
669-9300, www.sweetie-


licious.com, TO, OM, $
p.m. Monday-Saturday:
closed Sundays. (517)
482-0238. FB, RES, TO,
D, Wi Fi, $$


Cafes & Diners
BACKYARD BBQ—
Lawn chairs, potted
sunflowers and wooden
shutters give a backyard
feel in a light-hearted
atmosphere. Pork is
smoked for 13 hours
before being served in
Backyard’s signature
barbecue pork sandwiches.
2329 Jolly
Road, Okemos. 10:30
a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday
– Friday; 11 a.m. – 4
p.m. Saturday. (517) 381
8290. Second location at
301 S. Washington Ave.,
Lansing. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday – Friday (517)
853 2777. TO, D, P, SF,
OM at gogetmyfood.
com, $


BETTER HEALTH
CAFÉ –
Located inside
the Better Health Market
in the Frandor Shopping
Center, this cafe features
a deli, juice bar
and espresso bar with
a focus on organic and
natural foods, including
fair trade and organic
coffees, organic juices
and smoothies, organic
salads and meats free
of nitrates, antibiotics
or preservatives. 305
N. Clippert Ave., East
Lansing. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday –Saturday; 11
a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday.
(517) 332-6892. www.
betterhealthstore.com.
TO, $


COFFEE JAM—Grab
some classic comfort
food and dessert here.
The cookies are made
fresh daily, but get


there early because
they sell out quickly.
6427 Centurion Drive,
Lansing. 6:30 a.m.- 5
p.m. Monday-Thursday;
6:30 a.m.-4 pm. Friday;
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday:
closed Sunday. (517)
327-1111. TO, D, Wi-Fi,
SF $


DALMATIAN’S
FIREHOUSE GRILL—A
small restaurant, this
place fills up fast. Try
“The City’s Best BLT,” a
heap of apple-smoked
bacon served on toast
with lettuce and tomato.
1107 S. Washington
Ave., Lansing. 6:30
a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-
Saturday. (517) 485-
7877. D, TO, P, Wi-Fi, $


DENNY’S—Home of the
original Grand Slam and
Moons Over My Hammy,
Denny’s knows breakfast
is good anytime. Also
serving a wide range
of sandwiches, dinner
and desserts. Open 24
hours. 7330 W. Saginaw
Highway, Lansing. (517)
323-2110. Also at 2701
E. Grand River Ave.,
East Lansing. (517) 351-
0421. TO, $$.


FLATS GRILLE—
Although sandwiches
are the specialty, this
friendly eatery across
the street from MSU also
offers moist, cake-like
cornbread that is good
enough for dessert. 551
E. Grand River Ave.,
East Lansing. 9 a.m.-9
p.m. Sunday-Friday; 9
a.m.-10 pm. Saturday.
(517) 332-8888. TO,
WIFI

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