Lou & Harry’s Grill & Bakery

19 05 2009
  • 1429 W. Saginaw Street #150
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • (517) 351-1066
  • No Known Website
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Lou & Harrys Grill & Bakery near Frandor

Lou & Harry's Grill & Bakery near Frandor

Another one of those days were I was up long before I wanted to be.  I had to work downtown again fairly early.  As I was wrapping things up, I got a text from J.  She was at a jewelry store in Frandor getting her ring re-sized (I was off by half a size).  Since she had some time to kill, she asked if I wanted to meet her for lunch.  I was just going to grab something on Washington Square, but meeting J sounded like a better idea.

When I got to Frandor, she was waiting for me and suggested Panera.  I like Panera, but there’s still places I want to try in the area.  Instead, we headed out of the shopping center a little way to a little strip mall just on the other side of the East Lansing city limits.

Lou & Harry’s Grill has three locations in the area.  Two are in East Lansing and the third is Okemos.  The store we hit up for lunch was the Saginaw Street store.  The roads in this area are really messed up and if you’re not paying attention, it’s hard to get around.  Coming out of Frandor, we had to take a left on to Coolridge Road to get into the parking lot. 

Lou & Harry’s is part of a little strip mall.  One end is anchored by Lou & Harry’s.  The other by a Biggby.  The Lou & Harry’s faces the Saginaw Street Grand River Avenue side on the building.  You walk through a small outdoor patio to get inside.  It was a pretty nice day and there were several people taking advantage of that.  Read the rest of this entry »


Press Release – Dow Gardens Festival of the Senses

19 05 2009

From a Dow Gardens press release….

Dow Gardens Festival of the Senses
Friday, May 29
7:30-10:30 p.m.

– Michigan wine and beer tasting under the stars
– Hors d’ oeuvres from the H Hotel
– Music and artistic entertainment of Empty Canvas
– Copper sculptures of Jim Ardis
– The beauty of Dow Gardens
– Fourteen Michigan wineries and five Michigan breweries will feature their products for sampling with orders for purchase being taken by Eastman Party Store.

The wineries include: Black Star Farms, L. Mawby Vineyards and Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay, Brys Estate and Peninsula Cellars of Traverse City, St. Julian Wine Co. and Warner Vineyard of Paw Paw, Burgdorf’s Winery of Haslett, Lone Oak Vineyard of Grass Lake, Pentamere Winery of Tecumseh, Rose Valley Winery of Rose City, Tabor Hill Winery of Buchanan, Sandhill Crane Vineyards of Jackson and BK Nektar Meadery of Ferndale.

The Breweries are: Arcadia Brewery of Battle Creek, Atwater Brewing Co. of Detroit, Mt. Pleasant Brewing Co., New Holland Brewery of Holland and Tri-City Brewing of Bay City.

Empty Canvas will perform: As patrons taste the beer and wine, they will be treated to the talents of Scott and Mike McMath as they perform music and Mike produces a painting of Dow Gardens. This is truly a unique performance and the painting will be auctioned off at the end of the evening, with the successful bidder choosing the charity to whom the proceeds will be donated.

In addition copper sculptures which will be on display in the Gardens throughout the summer will make their debut at this event. The sculptures include arches, banner poles, a maypole and other creative garden art by Jim Ardis .

Tickets for the multi-faceted Festival of the Senses are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door.

Advanced tickets are available at Dow Gardens, 1809 Eastman Ave, Eastman Party Store and through www.dowgardens.org.

Press Release – Festival of The Sun 10th Anniversary

19 05 2009

From an Old Town Commercial Association press release…..

The Festival of the Sun celebrates ten years in Old Town

OLD TOWN, LANSING, Mich.. – As the days grow longer and the weather warms, the count down to the Festival of the Moon and Sun is getting shorter! Celebrating a decade of fun, these festivals welcome the summer solstice in a unique and exciting way.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) Festival of the Sun. For the past decade, Festival of the Sun and, more recently Festival of the Moon, has brought together friends, families, and neighbors from all over Michigan to the heart of Old Town. Celebrating the beginning of the summer season, revelers take part in Mid-Michigan’s premier wine, beer, and food sampling event and enjoy live music throughout the weekend.

“Old Town and the Festival of the Sun have both grown tremendously over the past ten years. A couple years ago the OTCA launched the Festival of the Moon and just last year, the Festival of the Sun expanded – almost doubling in size – to accommodate the large crowds. It’s so exciting to see these festivals continue to grow, attracting more people to Old Town and raising money to continue the revitalization efforts,” said past Festival Director Shannon Rolley.

Festival of the Moon will be held on Friday, June 26th from 6-11 p.m. This year’s festival continues the tradition of offering Bell’s Beer on tap and will include music by Thriving Ivory, Suburban Euphoria, and Alco. Attendees will receive a keep sake beer tumbler to use while sipping on select Bell’s Beers.

Festival of the Sun will be held on Saturday, June 27th from 2-10 p.m. Vistitors will be able to taste wine and food from all over Michigan and dance the day away to music provided by Ritmo, The Dewaynes, The Lash, and Hot Club of Lansing on the main stage or relax with a drink by the acoustic stage with music by The Pantones, Nervous but Excited, and Daughters of New Grass. Tickets include a complimentary “throw back” wine glass with designs from the past ten years.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.festivalofthesun.com or www.festivalofthemoon.com or stop by the OTCA office on Turner St. and Grand River.