When I was growing up just south of Chicago, there was always a fight in my house about where to go for pizza. I always wanted to go to Pizza Hut because I loved their bread sticks. My dad and brother always wanted to go to Monical’s (a regional chain which I’ve blogged about before). I usually lost.
To this day, I still really like Pizza Hut’s breadsticks. The pizza is alright, but nothing I really crave. J and I have been saying for a year we needed to check out the Pizza Hut Italian Bistro on Cedar Street. The commercials always made the pasta look really good.
A couple weeks ago, I noticed the “Italian Bistro” signs coming down and “WingStreet” signs going up. I do like me some wings, so we finally got around to trying something other than pizza at Pizza Hut.
The Lansing Pizza Hut is on the south side of town on South Cedar across the street from Meijer. It sits in the corner of a strip mall that also has an Applebees and Finlay’s. We decided to hit up Pizza Hut for a Sunday night dinner. It was about 5:30 when we pulled in to the parking lot. That’s important to remember.
When you enter the store, you come in t the carry out counter. There were a few people in front of us picking up pizza and we didn’t want to get lost in the shuffle, so J went right up to the hostess stand and waited. Fortunately, we were noticed right away and taken to a booth. Later in the night, we may have had to wait several minutes until someone noticed us.
The dining room was much nicer than any Pizza Hut either of us remembered. J can only faintly eating at one a long time ago, but what she remembers is that everything was red except for the lights which were green. This dining room had a more intimate setting like….wait for it….an Italian bistro. All kidding aside, the dining room was actually pretty nice and not what I think of when I think of Pizza Hut. Read the rest of this entry »