- 245 Ann Street
- East Lansing, MI 48823
- (517) 351-0066
- No Known Website
Sorry it’s been a few weeks since my last update. We’re getting settled into our new place in Kalamazoo, but that’s not going to keep me from updating when I do make it back to the Lansing area.
I was back in East Lansing for a volleyball game at Michigan State. When lunch time rolled around, I headed downtown to find a sandwich. I was actually looking for Menna’s Joint, but I couldn’t find parking close. By the time I got up to someplace I could park, I was a couple blocks away and there was another joint right around the corner.
Lou & Harry’s Greek Grill is on the corner of Ann & MAC in downtown East Lansing just a block from Grand River Avenue and MSU’s campus. There’s a little mall area with a couple restaurants and shops. Lou & Harry’s takes up what could probably be a couple storefronts.
I had eaten at the Lou & Harry’s near Frandor in East Lansing, so I was somewhat familiar with the menu. When you enter the store, the order counter is right in front of you. To the right is a bar as well as some seating. There is more seating to the left and if you head down a hallway along the left side, you can find a game room with a couple pool tables.
When I walked up to the counter, the girl working refused to acknowledge me. Now, she wasn’t away from the register. She was literally inches from me. She was looking down, looking behind her, looking at her phone. Doing just about everything but asking me what I wanted. I was really considering walking out. There was even a manager sitting at a table near the counter who should have seen the whole thing, but he never said a word either. Finally, another girl came out of the kitchen. It looked like a shift change. The girl who was ignoring me picked up her purse….never said a word to me….and left. The new girl right away saw me standing there and asked me for my order.
I originally just ordered the Italian Grinder. She asked me about a pop and I said yes. After a few more seconds, I finally went ahead and ordered the fries to make it a combo. I vaguely remember someone commenting on my post from one of the other Lou & Harry’s about the fries, so I thought I’d give them a chance. The total for all that was a little over ten bucks. A somewhat expensive meal, but not horrible either.
I took the little plastic number and took a seat in a booth to the left of the counter. I checked my e-mail on my phone and by the time I was done with that, another girl had set my food down in front of me.
The Italian grinder isn’t really much of a grinder. It’s not baked or even warm. It is pretty delicious though. The sandwich starts with whole wheat bread that is filled with capicola, Genoa salami, ham, and provolone cheese. For a cold meat sandwich, it’s pretty good, but in the end, it’s a cold meat sandwich that relies on the bread to make it stand out. The bread is good, but again, nothing super special. I ate half of the sandwich then grabbed a to-go box for the other half which I would eat for lunch the following day.
The fries were good and there were a lot of them. They were very crispy and had a light batter on them. I knew I could take my sandwich with me, so I finished off the fries before really digging in to the sandwich. They were good and worth the extra money. I mean, you gotta have something fried with every meal, right?
It took me a few seconds to find the garbage cans when I got done. They were back down the hallway behind my booth. I hate when I can’t find the trash recepticles. I always feel wierd leaving garbage on the table which is what I almost did. Fortunately, I happened to see another one of the plastic trays sticking up from the counter next to the trash.
Lou & Harry’s Greek Grill is another one of the good college joints. They claim to have the biggest subs in town. I don’t know what they’re basing that on, but they are a pretty good size. If you’re looking for a sub in the campus area, I would definitely pick Lou & Harry’s over Subway.