If you don'euro;'t go much for beer, my advice is to go to HopCat anyway. With close to 100 beers on tap, there'euro;'s a good chance you'euro;'ll find a beer that appeals. If you'euro;'re a complete teetotaler, well, maybe you should walk on by. On the other hand, food is no orphan in this.
Everybody loves RaySome folks will take one look at Huapei Restaurant and keep going. Its inconspicuous location next to a shuttered Shell gas station is one reason. Its exterior appearance, which gives you the feeling that maybe the place is closed for good, is another. The interior h...
Restaurants naturally strive to set themselves apart, but so often fall victim to their own hyperbole. So when another Italian restaurant hits the scene with a motto that calls its food “intoxicating” ... well, as President Reagan once said, “Trust but verify.”
Let's start with the good stuff about Altu's. Despite its exterior — think 1970s Laundromat — inside you will find a place akin to what Hemingway called "a clean, well-lighted place." Reed mats, wicker baskets, palm fronds and a turquoise-and-ivory-colored checkerboard floor give Altu's a real sense of place.
I'm a sucker for old restaurants. In a business where restaurants routinely fade to black, you have to admire a place that has outlasted many of its rivals and a good many of its customers. The Knight Cap is such a place; one of the granddaddies of fine dining in Greater Lansing. It opened in 1969, a few blocks east of the Capitol, before Michigan Avenue boasted a ballpark or the Lansing Center.