Wings Over East Lansing

22 01 2010
  • 1391 E. Grand River Avenue
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • (517) 332-5555
  • Website
  • Menu

Mmmmm.  Wings.  Man, I love wings.  For some reason, I had a taste after work and I went looking for some.  My original plan was to stop at Little Caesar’s now that they have Hot ‘n Ready wings, but I missed the entrance.  I pulled into a parking lot a little farther up and noticed the lights for Wings Over East Lansing were finally on.  It’s one of the places I have been trying to stop, but it’s never open.

Wings Over got its start at the University of Massachusetts in the late 90’s.  The franchise is pretty small with only 23 stores nationwide. 

Wings Over East Lansing is in a shopping center on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Hagadorn Road a mile or so from campus.  It’s a small storefront, but they do have tables and a lunch counter.  Most of their business is carry-out or delivery though. 

Wings Over does encourage you to call in orders because they are all made to order.  Since I didn’t plan on stopping, I didn’t call in.  There was actually another guy in the store that was waiting, so I’m not the only one that walks in to order. Read the rest of this entry »





Potbelly Sandwich Shop – East Lansing

22 01 2010
  • 233 E. Grand River Avenue
  • East Lansing, MI 48823
  • (517) 203-4278
  • Website
  • Menu

The thing about college towns…..you never know when restaurants are open.  I’ve tried my last three trips to eat at one of three places.  Everytime I go, the buildings are locked up and dark leaving me to scramble to find something else. 

On my most recent trip to East Lansing, I just wasn’t in the mood to keep looking.  There was a perfectly good sandwich shop down the street and that’s what I was going to have for lunch.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop is a Chicago based chain that has been around since the late 1970’s…well, the original shop on North Lincoln Avenue has been anyway.   They’ve been in the expansion game for a little over a decade. 

I’ve eaten at other Potbelly stores before, but never the East Lansing location which is in the heart of downtown on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Mac.  The restaurant occupies the bottom floor of the corner building. 

The decor of all Potbelly Sandwich Shop’s is an homage to the original store which took over retail space formerly occupied by an antique store.  Many of the decorations were leftover from that store.  I always get the feeling that I’m in an old carriage house or something.  The floors are antique-looking wood and there’s a wood loft that runs along the outside walls that is home to antique signs and knick knacks.  Read the rest of this entry »