City Pulse’s Top of the Town Winners

1 04 2009

The Lansing City Pulse announced their Top of the Town winners in this week’s edition.  I found a lot of the winner’s surprising.  Here are the dining winners with my thoughts.  Make sure you check out City Pulse for winners in all categories. 

Bar Food – Art’s Bar and The Peanut Barrel – I’ll totally agree on Art’s Bar.  Peanut Barrel was good, but nothing outstanding.  I’m still a big fan of Leo’s Lodge and Barley’s has some of the best wings in town.  The Nuthouse is also up there.

Bread/bakery – Great Harvest Bread Company – I haven’t bought bread from anywhere other than Horrocks and Kroger so I don’t have an opinion either way on this one.  I have eaten at Great Harvest before and they do have good stuff, so that one’s probably not too far off although I’d rather see a local place win.

Breakfast – Golden Havest – In total agreement on this one

Casual Dining – Applebees – Again, hate to see a chain win.  I would probably put The Soup Spoon in this category and I would definitely rate it above Applebees

Diner – Fleetwood Diner – It’s hard to argue with Fleetwood’s atmosphere, but I think Jackie’s Diner has better food.  Hell, even Golden Harvest could win this category

Gourmet – Troppo – I really liked Troppo.  We had a great lunch there.  Also had a really good meal at the State Room.  This category is a toss up for me.

Asian Food – Lamai Thai Kitchen – I don’t eat Asian food, so I have no opinion on this category

Italian Food – Emil’s – There’s not a ton of Italian options in Lansing, but Emil’s is a good one.  Read the rest of this entry »