Press Release – Free Events at Turkeyville

28 08 2009

From a Turkeyville USA press release….

Kids are back to school and the fun is at Turkeyville. With fall in the air, TUrkeyville is ready with free events and free parking. So it’s the perfect way to spend a day with the family.

Labor Day Weekend, September 5,6,7 is a three day Flea Market and Antique Show. Bargains and treasures are sure to be found at this holiday weekend. Saturday, Sunday, Monday with hours from 10 am to 5 pm.

Marshall hosts Historical Home Tours and at the same time Turkeyville is is celebrating the 43rd year of business with a Turkeyivlle history. Join us for a celebration with all kinds of stories, uniforms and memories from the beginnings of Turkeyville.

Coming up on September 19,20, the big Craft Show of the season. Over 150 crafters will be set up with lots of new crafts and traditional crafters with all of your favorites.

With the smell of Autumn in the air, you can walk the grounds and find great deals and enjoy all the colors of the season. So save the dates and stay up to date with us at

While at Turkeyville be sure to have a Turkey dinner and piece of homemade pie. Homemade ice cream is made fresh all the time and so is caramel corn. Fresh baked goods, and sweets are made daily in the bakery.

All events at Turkeyville will be from 10:00am to 5:00 pm from Saturday and Sunday. As always there is free parking, free admission. Please include this in any monthly listing of area happenings.


Thanksgiving Day in Lansing

17 11 2008

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday.  I love cooking a huge meal.  Last year, I worked from 3 AM until 11:30 AM on Thanksgiving then went home and cooked a meal for my co-workers that included a whole turkey, a turkey breast, garlic mashed potatoes, yams, buttermilk biscuits, stuffing, and pumpkin pie…all homemade and all from scratch.

This year, I’m going to my brothers house and will probably just help my sister-in-law and maybe smoke a turkey.  The whole family doesn’t want to come to Lansing and I can’t go home until late the night before so I can’t do any prep work…plus my sister-in-law likes to cook too.

The reason I bring all this up is because I’ve been getting hits recently from people looking for a restaurant in Lansing that serves Thanksgiving dinner.  I haven’t had much luck, but I want to get a list going for those who prefer eating out next Thursday, so I’ll get it started and if anyone else knows of someplace serving turkey, leave a comment and I’ll add it to the post.  I’ll bump this post back up periodically and hopefully we can get a good list going.

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day in the Lansing Area.

  • The Cadillac Club – 1115 South Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48910 – (517) 853-1921

Ah Barista Cafe – Indianapolis

29 08 2008
  • 201 S. Capitol Ave.
  • Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • (317) 638-2233
  • Website
  • Menu
Ah Barista Cafe in Indianapolis near Lucas Oil Stadium

Ah Barista Cafe in Indianapolis near Lucas Oil Stadium

I kind of surprised myself with this one.  I went to a cafe for lunch and my girlfriend wasn’t even with me.  I was in Indianapolis to work a Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium.  I got to Indy about an hour before my call time, so I decided to look around for lunch.  I parked in a garage across from the RCA Dome and went for a walk in the immediate area hoping to find a sandwich shop or something quick.  I didn’t really know where I was going once I got to the Stadium, so I didn’t want to cut it too close.  After walking around about 10 minutes, I ended up back at the garage where I parked.  Right next to the door I came out of was a little cafe called Ah Barista.

Ah Barista is located on the ground level of the Pan-Am Plaza.  It’s not very big with just a counter inside that runs along the wall to eat.  I got there around lunch time and the demolition guys working across the street at the RCA Dome had the same idea that I did.  There were six or seven of them in line so I had enough time to look over the menu and not feel rushed.  The menu board is high above the counter which makes it a little hard to read if you’re not standing right at the cash register.  They did have a couple paper menus posted on doors and windows, so that’s what I used. Read the rest of this entry »

Turkeyman Deli & Catering

29 05 2008
  • 5021 W. Saginaw HwyTurkeyman
  • Lansing, MI 48917
  • (517) 327-8300
  • No Known Website
  • Menu

My girlfriend gets her hair cut at Etc. Salon & Spa near the Lansing Mall on Saginaw Highway.  I usually go with her then go shopping to kill time.  After she’s done, we’ll grab lunch and enjoy the rest of the afternoon together until she needs to go to work.  Last time she got her hair cut, I drove into Turkeyman Deli & Catering’s parking lot to turn around.  I thought then it looked like a neat place but didn’t want to eat without her, so I kept going.  We didn’t have time for lunch that day because she had to go to work earlier than usual.  This time, we had time so we made the stop.

Turkeyman is located in a small strip mall kitty corner from the Mall.  Inside the store are about five booths and a small deli counter.  You order at the counter and they get your food up pretty much right away.  We both went with the house special.  The Turkeyman Sandwich is very similar to a pulled pork sandwich.  They take all white meat turkey that has been smoked and pulled off the bone then marinate it in a BBQ sauce.  The pile the pulled turkey onto a whole wheat hoagie bun.  My girlfriend had them add lettuce and shredded cheese while I got my with just the meat.  For another $1.50 each we added a bag of chips and a fountain drink. Our total was just over $15, but our total time in the store was less than fifteen minutes. They were efficient in getting our food and it was so good we plowed through it.

TurkeymanThe turkey was delicious.  The texture was just like pulled pork, but the white turkey meat made it a completely different sandwich.  The bbq sauce was sweet, but not overpowering.  The whole wheat bun was another unique feature.  My girlfriend loved that, but I probably would have been happier with a white roll. This sandwich, even though it was a BBQ deli sandwich, was pretty healthy and it was healthier food that was incredibly delicious.  My girlfriend kept saying over and over that Turkeyman was a “good choice” for lunch.  I just got a bag of Lays, but she got a bag of baked Pita chips.  Something different.

Turkeyman is found all over the area.  In the parking lot they had two giant smokers that are used for fairs and carnivals.  They also have a permanent presence at Spartan Stadium, the Breslin Center, and Oldsmobile Park.  Sandwiches aren’t the only thing on the menu.  You can also find turkey drumsticks, soups, salads, and grilled sandwiches.

If you don’t know it’s there, you’ll probably drive right by Turkeyman.  Slow down, open your eyes and stop.  Turkeyman has taken a unique concept and ran with it.  Everyone can do pork or chicken, but a whole restaurant that survives on it’s turkey is something worth stopping in to.