Christmas Time…

16 12 2008

Just like Thanksgiving weekend, I’m going to be spending a good chunk of time in Illinois.  I leave tomorrow (Wednesday) to head to DeKalb, IL (Northern Illinois University) for work.  I’m going to my parents for a couple days then to Champaign, IL (Univeristy of Illinois) for another job.  I’ll be back in Lansing Sunday to pick J up and head back to Chicago late Tuesday night…since I have another job in Champaign the Sunday after Christmas, we won’t be back until late Sunday or early Monday…which means Mid-Michigan reviews will probably drop off until the last few days in December.

As always, I’ll blog about where I eat while I’m gone and I’ll try to keep up to date on the Michigan smoking ban and any other Mid-Michigan news that pops up.

In the meantime, I just want to say thanks for following along in 2008.  Things have slowed down in recent weeks because we’re feeling the effect of the weak economy like everyone else.  When we moved here in April, I never thought I’d be out of a full time job this long.  Things have worked out for us due to my freelance work which used to be a supplemental income instead of a primary.  Hopefully things work out in 2009 and we can continue exploring everything Michigan has to offer.  We’ve had a lot of fun traveling and exploring our new home.  I hope you’ve enjoyed following along and continue to visit Mid-Michigan Dining


Free Food For a Year?

16 12 2008

I get an e-mail this afternoon that was forwarded to me by a source. 

Toppers Pizza at 1219 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing is giving away free
food for a year to the first 50 walk in customers this Saturday. They open
at 10:30am.

And of course, I thought, “no way.”  Free food for a year?  For 50 people?  I did a little digging.  There was a phone number attached and the area code of that phone number was for the Madison, WI area.  I found the Topper’s website and they are based in Madison.  While I’m at the website, I click on the “news” link to see if they have anything and what do you know?  They do!  Free food for a year for the first 50 walk in customers starting at 10:30 AM on Saturday morning. 

I’m heading to Illinois this weekend for work, but maybe I can convince J to freeze her ass off for free food 🙂