Press Release – MSU Food Drive

30 10 2008

From a press release…..

TEAM MSU TACKLES HUNGER

What: 2nd Annual Team MSU Tackles Hunger Food Drive for the Greater Lansing Food Bank

When: Saturday November 8, 2008 at the MSU vs Purdue game

Where: 6 collection locations on MSU Campus: Munn Field, Lot 89, Lot 92, and 3 locations around the stadium.

Becky Dantonio, event chair and wife of MSU Coach Mark Dantonio, said “last year we had a big win with over 600 pounds of donated to needy families and our goal is to double that this year. We’re going to ‘bring it’ on the field against Purdue and we’re looking to the MSU community to ‘bring it’ to donation sites.”

The Lansing Jaycees are volunteering at several of the collection sites on Saturday November 8th to do the heavy lifting and thank donors. Food Movers, a program of the Greater Lansing Food Bank, will have vehicles and staff on site to receive donations.

A campus wide food drive will begin on Monday November 3 and go thru Friday November 7th. “In these tough times it is important for us all to band together and make a difference,” said Vennie Gore, assistant vice president for Housing & Food Services.

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Michael Symon’s “Roast” now open

30 10 2008

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….





Tripper’s Sports Bar & Grill

30 10 2008
  • 350 Frandor Ave.
  • Lansing, MI 48912
  • (517) 336-0717
  • No Known Website
  • Menu
Trippers Sports Bar and Grill in the Frandor Shopping Center

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 »