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Tags: Chinese, East Lansing, Food News, Halloween, Michigan, Michigan State, MSU, Nail, New York
Categories : Food News, Michigan
After seeing this article, I was kind of hoping it was an April Fools joke…..but that’s not for six more months….
“China King” in Hamburg is closed tonight after health officials say they found a deer being butchered in the kitchen.
A spokesman for the Erie County Health Department tells 2 On Your Side they received a call Friday from a person claiming a deer was being butchered in the South Park Avenue restaurant.
When health officials arrived at the restaurant they did indeed find employees butchering a dead deer.
Erie County Health Commissioner Anthony Billittier has scheduled a meeting Tuesday between the department and restaurant owners to determine what the next step will be.
Officials say they don’t know whether the deer was road-kill or if it had been hunted. They also say that none of the meat had been served to customers.
We don’t eat Chinese anyway…I wonder why.
If that didn’t turn your stomach a little, here’s a little tidbit from the police blotter a little closer to home.
Halloween decorating became less festive when an 18-year-old student found a metal nail wedged into her cake Oct. 24 in the Wilson Hall cafeteria, MSU police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor said.
The student found the nail when she bit into her dessert, but she was not harmed, McGlothian-Taylor said.
The woman reported the incident and cafeteria staff investigated. They said nails were out because they were being used to hang holiday decorations.
The incident is still under investigation.
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Tags: Detroit, Iron Chef America, Michael Symon, Michigan, Restaurants, Roast
Categories : Detroit, Food News, Michigan
Very limited info on the Westin Book Cadillac website, but they do have a menu in which everything looks delicious.. Through the end of the year, they’re only open for dinner. Reservations are suggested 313-961-2500…
The Detroit Free Press has an article on-line with pictures. Can’t wait to try it…hint, hint….
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Tags: Bar, Burgers, Frandor, Lansing, Michigan, Restaurant, Reviews, Sandwiches, Sports Bar, wraps
Categories : Bar, Burgers, Lansing, Michigan, Restaurant, Reviews, Sandwiches, Sports Bar
- 350 Frandor Ave.
- Lansing, MI 48912
- (517) 336-0717
- No Known Website
Tripper's Sports Bar and Grill in the Frandor Shopping Center
I’m a little surprised I had never heard of Tripper’s before this past weekend. On Saturday, we were at Frandor to check out the Linens ‘n Things going out of business sale and I noticed a sports bar on the other side of Frandor. This afternoon, J and I realized we haven’t eaten out since Saturday, so we decided to go for lunch. I had a hard time getting out of bed and by the time J pushed me out, it was afternoon. I was a little worried we’d be pushing it to get her back in time to get ready for work, but it turned out not to be an issue.
Tripper’s is located in the Frandor Shopping Center right next to Olga’s kitchen. For a Thursday afternoon, Frandor was packed. I was surprised at just how many people there were. The traffic was bad and it was hard to find a parking spot. I finally found one somewhat near where we were going. We walked back to Tripper’s. When we entered the building, we were met with a long hallway back to the bar. The host met us about halfway and asked if we wanted smoking or non-smoking. We, of course, didn’t want to sit in a smokey bar. The host took us the rest of the way down this long hallway, past the pool room and poker room to the non-smoking dining room. Once you get to the back of the bar, there are two rooms. One is the actual bar area which is set up and lit like a normal bar. To the right of the hallway is the non-smoking dining room which is more like a typical restaurant with regular tables and more lighting.
A waitress came over for drinks. We ordered our Cokes and I actually got a regular Coke this time. That hasn’t happened in a while even though I keep ordering it. When it came time for lunch orders, I spotted my sandwich right away. Even though Tripper’s has a really big menu that would satisfy any palette, I barely looked it because I found a Black and Bleu burger on the menu. My burger came with bleu cheese piled on top. There was no missing it and I got a good chunk of cheese in every bite. The sandwich also came with lettuce and tomato which I pulled off. The bleu cheese is the only flavor I want on this particular burger. A mound of steak fries were served on the side. Not usually a fan because steak fries get really potato-y tasting. However, Tripper’s seasoned these fries really well with what I believe was just salt and pepper, but it added a really great taste to the fries. Read the rest of this entry »
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Tags: Chicago, Hackney's, Italian Beef, Lou Malnati's, Pizza, Portillo's, Vienna Beef, Wildfire, Windy City
Categories : Chicago, Pizza, Reviews, Sandwiches
A box of authentic Chicago-style eats from Lou Malnati's
I got a package from UPS today that could quite possibly the most absolutely perfect gift ever! I know I bitch a lot on this blog about not being able to find some of the foods I love the most in Mid-Michigan. I also realize I made the choice to move to Michigan, so I really should just keep my mouth shut and enjoy the regional cuisines that Lansing has to offer.
My girlfriend’s mom (who lives in the south suburbs of Chicago) noticed I have to get an Italian beef everytime I go to Chicago, so she decided to make sure I could have that taste of Chicago right here in Lansing.
If you’re at all familiar with the Chicago pizza scene, you’ve probably heard of Lou Malnati’s. Lou’s is one of the big Chicago pizza places. It’s not my favorite of the Chicago pizza joints, but I do enjoy their take on the Chicago-style pizza.
Not only is Lou Malnati’s a pizza joint, but they are a retail hub for some of Chicago’s biggest names in food. Their website, Tastes of Chicago, offers “nationwide shipping of all your Windy City favorites.” Just opening the catalog makes my mouth water. They offer their pizzas, Portillos Italian beef, Vienna Beef hot dogs, Carson’s Ribs, Eli’s Cheesecakes, Garrett Popcorn, Manny’s Corned Beef, Hackney’s Hamburgers and Wildfire Steaks. That list is a who’s who of Chicago greats. Read the rest of this entry »
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Tags: Food News, Lansing, Michigan, Okemos, Sonic
Categories : Food News, Lansing, Michigan, Okemos
It must be coming. Check out this advertisment.
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We are Now Hiring Assistant Managers for our NEW LOCATIONS opening in Flint and Lansing, MI!!!
Wednesday, November 12th
At Comfort Inn – Okemos Conference Center
2187 University Park Drive
Okemos, MI 48864
Call the hotel at 517-347-6690 for directions ONLY
Please submit resume in advance to schedule an interview:
Or fax: 815-301-9885
Doesn’t say where it will be located or when it will be open, but it does say there is a Sonic coming to the Lansing area.
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Tags: Biscuits, Chain, Chicken, Lansing, Michigan, Popeyes
Categories : Chains, Chicken, Lansing, Michigan, Restaurant, Reviews
- 3010 S. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Lansing, MI 48910
- (517) 887-9861
Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits on MLK in Lansing.
Who doesn’t “love that chicken from Popeye’s?” I freakin love Popeye’s Chicken. I know that’s really unlike me since Popeye’s is a chain, but I’ve never found chicken anywhere that I like better. I’ll try to search out the local chicken joints, but I always end up back at Popeye’s. Well, that’s not entirely true. There was one place in Joliet, IL that I did like better, but out of hundreds of examples, that’s the one exception. We’ve been looking for this store for quite a while. The day we moved to Lansing, we drove around forever trying to find it. We tried calling 411 and they said there was no listing in Lansing. We put it into the GPS and nothing came up. We were trying to feed not only ourselves, but our families who made the long trip to Michigan to help us move into our new place. A few months ago, I drove down MLK just looking around and we finally found Popeye’s Chicken.
J doesn’t agree with me. She grew up in Chicago where Brown’s Chicken reigns supreme. When I lived in Joliet, IL there was a Popeye’s and a Browns right next to each other. I tried both but always went back to Popeye’s. Popeye’s aren’t really that prevelant in the Chicagoland area so the first time J had Popeye’s was right after we started dating in Peoria. I had to work late and she had a box of chicken and a six pack of Budweiser’s waiting for me when I got to her house. Read the rest of this entry »
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Categories : Michigan
- 521 N. Clippert St.
- Lansing, MI 48912
- (517) 332-1000
- No Known Website
Amici's New York Deli on Clippert St. near the Frandor Shopping Center.
I’ve been wanting to get to Amici’s New York Deli for quite some time, but I kept reading bad reviews about the place. Almost everything I have heard is that the food was pretty good, but it was really overpriced. I gave it a few months and we went looking for it one day. Not being familiar with Frandor or that area, we had a hard time finding it and ended up at the Frandor Deli (review HERE) instead. Today, we ran over to Linens ‘n Things (review HERE) closeout sale. This time, I put Amici’s address in my GPS and we were able to find.
Amici’s New York Deli sits on Clippert Street across from the Frandor Shopping Center. The building looks like it used to be a different fast food restaurant, but I couldn’t quite place which one. We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon just before 3:00 and the place was deserted. Had it not been for the neon “OPEN” sign in the window, I would have though the joint was closed.
I don’t have much experience with New York Deli’s, but Amici’s didn’t really look like anything I went to in New York. It’s much nicer. J said it reminded her of a bank more than a deli. There’s a nice tile floor and the all the wood is much nicer than you’d expect. We made our way to the counter to order. There’s a big board hanging above the cash register with the list of sandwiches. It was reminiscent of Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor (review HERE). The thing I thought was odd was that it was not set up like a deli. There are no deli cases and you can’t see the meat. The counter is a big wood structure that blocks the view of the kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »