Amici’s New York Deli

25 10 2008
  • 521 N. Clippert St.
  • Lansing, MI 48912
  • (517) 332-1000
  • No Known Website
  • Menu
Amicis New York Deli on Clippert St. near the Frandor Shopping Center.

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 »

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Linens ‘n Things – Frandor

25 10 2008
  • 517 Mall Ct.
  • Lansing, MI 48912
  • (517) 336-5552
  • Website
Linens n Things in the Frandor Shopping Center

Linens 'n Things in the Frandor Shopping Center

Hurry!  There’s not a lot of time.  Linens ‘n Things is going out of business.  Up until a week ago when I found out about the going out of business sale, I didn’t even realize there was a Linens ‘n Things in Lansing.  I had only been to Frandor once or twice since moving here which is where LNT is.

J and I have been using the same Martha Stewart bed set since she moved in over a year ago.  Before that, I had been using the same Bed-in-a-bag I bought at Bed, Bath, and Beyond many, many years ago.  It was time for change, so we decided to take advantage of the sale.  Plus, it would give me a chance to do one of my favorite things….shop for kitchen gadgets.

We found some pretty good “linens” but no deals on “things” yet.  J has been looking at bed sets for a while and hasn’t really found anything she likes.  Right away, she found a Liz Claiborne set that was pretty but not too girly that I wouldn’t sleep on it.  We grabbed the comforter set, sheets, pillow cases and of course, some throw pillows. Read the rest of this entry »