Michigan Brewing Company – Coming Soon! – UPDATED!

25 06 2008

Michigan Brewing CompanyI was in downtown Lansing tonight and noticed that sign you see off to the right.  This seems to be a search engine search that brings a lot of people this site, so I figured some of you might be interested in seeing that work is happening at the building located at 402 S Washington Sq.  I’ve sent an e-mail to the folks at the Michigan Brewing Company in Webberville to see if there’s any progress and when they are expectin to open.  If and when I get a reply, I’ll let you know.

UPDATE – I got an e-mail back from Stan Thornbury who is the marketing manager for the Michigan Brewing Company.  He said the store is progressing slowly because they are waiting on state licensing.  They’re hoping for an opening in the third or fourth quarter of this year.

Michigan Brewing Company





Little Ceasar’s Pizza Kit Fundraiser

25 06 2008

One of my cousin has a daughter that’s just getting to the age where they have sell anything and everything for school to raise money for clubs, programs, etc.  My absolute favorite of any fundraiser I’ve ever had to do myself or buy is the Little Ceasar Pizza Kits

I’m blogging about this because it was dinner tonight.  I made my girlfriend a salad, but didn’t want that myself.  When I opened the freezer, the box jumped out at me.  The most impressive thing about these pizzas is that they actually taste like Little Ceasar pizza.  Growing up, we would eat at Little Ceasar once every couple weeks.  When they company was having trouble, the store we went to went away, so there was a good chunk of my teen years with no Little Ceasar’s. Read the rest of this entry »





Do We Really Need Another Mt. Dew?

25 06 2008

I keep seeing commercials on the tee-vee for dewmocracy.com where you can vote for a new Mt. Dew flavor.  The three choices are Supernova, Voltage and Revolution.  What exactly does that mean?

Supernova –  Mt. Dew with a blast of Strawberry Melon Flavor and Ginseng

Voltage – Mt Dew charged with Rasberry Citrys Flavor and Ginseng

Revolution – Mt. Dew infused with Wild Berry Fruit Flavor and Ginseng Read the rest of this entry »





Can Micro-Brews Kill Budweiser?

25 06 2008

Interesting article on MSN tonight.

Although craft beers account for only $5.7 billion of the industry, they have seen a 58% increase in dollar sales since 2004, according to the Brewers Association in Boulder, Colo. Last year, while imported and noncraft beer both experienced a growth rate of 1.4% in volume, craft beer enjoyed a 12% growth rate in volume, according to the Brewers Association. Read the rest of this entry »





Troppo

25 06 2008
  • 101 S. Washington Sq.Troppo
  • Lansing, MI 48933
  • (517) 371-4000
  • Website
  • Menu

My girlfriend had a meeting at City Hall this morning and I tagged along to help her out.  The meeting ended just before one o’clock and both of us were hungry, so we decided to try another downtown place.  After two bad experiences, we finally had a good one with The Firm (review HERE), so why not try again.  From City Hall, I could see the sign for Troppo and that’s been on my list of places to try.  We moved the car a little farther down Michigan Avenue and made our way in for lunch.

Troppo can be kind of intimidating for the casual diner.  There’s a massive sign on the upscale building on the corner of Michigan and Washington Sq clearly marking the establishment.  You walk into a lobby area before you run into the hostess.  Beyond the hostess stand and thru a curtain, you enter the main dining room.  The space is gorgeaus.  Red fabrics and a deep brown wood are highlighted by vintage photos of Lansing and small chandeliers.  We were seated near the windows which look out to the terrace which has a beautiful view of the Capitol.  From our table, the view was the roundabout and the Comerica Bank Building.  Interesting thing about that building is the writing carved into the stone.  It looks like it used to be the City National Bank and there’s a huge inscription claiming to be the oldest bank in Lansing. Read the rest of this entry »