March 25 2009 12:00 AM

Food Finder listings are rotated each week based on space. If you have an update for the listings, please call us at (517) 371-5600 x. 11, or e-mail

FB = Full Bar
= Wine & Beer
TO = Take Out
= Delivery
= Reservations
= Online Menu
= Patio
- Smoke Free
WiFi-Wireless Internet

Average price per person, not including drinks:
$ - Less than $8
$$ - $8 to $14
$$$ - $14 to $20
$$$$ - Over $20

Pubs & Clubs

AIRPORT TAVERN— Serving up steaks, pub food and a mix of Mexican favorites on the northwest side. 5000 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Noon-9 p.m. Sunday.
(517) 321-3852. FB, WB, TO, P, $

ART’S BAR & GRILL— Over 200 menu items, including Art’s signature Italian grinders and pizzas, in this authentic neighborhood pub atmosphere. 809 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.
7 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday: noonmidnight Sunday. (517) 482-8328. FB, TO, $

BONNIE’S PLACE— Known for its burgers, Bonnie’s Place features casual dining. The sports bar in the basement will make sure you won’t miss any games this fall. Bonnie’s features drink and food specials every day, including half off burgers every Monday night, all you can eat perch on Friday night and all you can eat spaghetti on Sunday from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. 415 S. Saginaw, Lansing.
11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday- Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 482- 4404. FB, WIFI, TO, $$

BRANNIGAN BROTHERS—This laid-back pub serves a variety of bar-food specialties, as well as a Sunday brunch to help soak up Saturday night’s party. 210 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily. (517) 702- 8001. FB, TO, $

CHAMPIONS SPORTS BAR—Serving tasty deli and sub sandwiches, freshly made spe cialty pizzas, entrees, appetizers and lunch specials Monday through Friday. 2440 Cedar St., Holt. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-2 a.m. Sunday. (517) 694-7660. FB, TO, WiFi, P, $.

CITY LIMITS SPORTS GRILL—Inside the Mason Bowling Center, this classic sports bar has lots of activities (pool and video games), a large menu and daily specials. 801 N. Cedar St., Mason. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday & Saturday. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 244-1090. FB, TO, OM at $$

DAGWOOD’S TAVERN & GRILL—Grab a serious burger or something deep-fried to go with that beer at this east side institution. 2803 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.
Kitchen hours: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Monday – Thursday, 11a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday 11 a.m.- 1 a.m. Sunday. (517) 374- 0390. FB, $

DARB’S TAVERN & EATERY—This smalltown diner serves a little of everything, from steaks, burgers, pizza and sandwiches to a taste of Mexican.
Breakfast available on weekends. 117 S. Cedar St., Mason. 11 a.m.-midnight Monday- Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday.
9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. (517) 676-5042. FB, WiFi, TO, B, $.

DUBLIN SQUARE—This casually luxurious Irish pub and restaurant features a variety of freshly made Emerald Isle specialties and live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
327 Abbott Road, East Lansing. 11 a.m.- 2 a.m. Monday – Sunday. (517) 351-2222., TO, FB, P, OM $$-$$$

THE FIRM—With the look and feel of an upscale, big city bar, this restaurant fuses dinner with nightlife. Start off with Philly Cheesesteak Rolls — three spring rolls filled with steak, red pepper and onions and topped with provolone cheese. 229 Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday: closed Sunday. (517) 487-3663., TO, FB, P, Wi-Fi, $$

FRANK’S PRESS BOX—All your gameday favorites (burgers, pizza, subs) plus house specialties, like the Canadian smelt basket or fish and chips. 7216 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-2 a.m. Sunday.
(517) 886-1330. TO, FB, P, WIFI $.

IRISH PUB & GRILL— Neighborhood pub specializing in homemade soups and casseroles and sandwiches made with slow-cooked meats. Pool, darts and 19 beers on tap make for a fun night out. 1910 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Monday – Saturday, 11a.m.-midnight Sunday. (517) 482-3916. FB, TO, Wi-Fi, $$$ HARRISON ROADHOUSE—Leave your blues behind at this roadhouse, which mixes entrees with sports bar fervor. Burgers are the most popular item. 720 E. Michigan Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m.-12a.m. Friday - Saturday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. (517) 337-0200, OM, FB, TO, P, $$

HARPER’S RESTAURANT & BREWPUB—A popular East Lansing hot spot, featuring all-American cuisine ranging from sandwiches and burgers to calamari. 131 Albert Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. (517) 333-4040. FB, TO, P, WiFi, $$.

LEO’S LODGE— Resembling a fishing lodge outside, this eatery is like a cozy cabin inside. Snakebites — thinly sliced strips of lean cut steak served with creamy horseradish and smoky barbecue sauces — are a favorite appetizer. 2525 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. (517) 882-3850. Second location, Leo’s Outpost, is at 600 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-midnight Sunday.
(517) 367-7755. FB, TO, P, $ Have food news to share with our readers? Send it to us by e-mail at, fax at (517) 371-5800 or phone it in at (517) 371-5600 x. 11.

MICHIGAN BREWING CO.—In addition to serving several tasty microbrews on tap, the kitchen at this brewpub serves a full menu, including the addictive turkey sandwich on a pretzel roll and various spice levels of chili. 1093 Highview Drive, Webberville. 10 a.m. – midnight (summer) 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (winter) Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – midnight Friday & Saturday, noon – 9 p.m. Sunday.

www.michiganbrewing. com. TO, WB, P $

MORIARTY’S — Diners can choose from a selection of burgers, pizzas and other great bar food to go along with a darts room and live music on the weekends.
802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday- Friday; 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Sunday. FB, TO, P, WiFi. $

NUT HOUSE SPORTS GRILL—Catch the game and a snack at this popular sports bar across the street from Oldsmobile park. Featuring deep-fried bar favorites as well as a few healthier choices, like oven-baked spinach and cheese-stuffed mushrooms.
420 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m.-midnight Monday- Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 484-6887. OM, FB, TO, P, Wi-Fi, $

ROCKY’S ROADHOUSE—Nachos, burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs — everything you’d need from a bar with weekday drink specials and sometimes live music on the weekends.
2470 Cedar St., Holt. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday- Saturday; noon-1 a.m. Sunday. (517) 694-2698 FB, TO, $.

SMALL PLANET— Offering a wide selection, from burgers and pizza to Mexican, Jamaican and fish entrees. Vegetarian dishes are also popular, as are the Greek and Lebanese salads. 16800 S. Chandler Road, East Lansing. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday-Friday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. (517) 351-6230. TO, FB, P, WiFi, $$.

TAVERN ON THE SQUARE—Served tapas style, meaning in smaller portions meant to be shared, savory dishes like pesto-crusted wild salmon and tenderloin wrapped asparagus satisfy diners who want to try a variety. 206 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday: 11 a.m.-midnight Thursday- Friday: noon-midnight Saturday: closed noon- 10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 374-5555,, P, TO, FB, OM, $$.

Changing of the Palace ownership East
Lansing’s India Palace is under new management. Paddy Rawal, a chef
with nearly 30 years experience, is the new owner. Rawal said the new
India Palace will present fine food in a family friendly atmosphere.
Gone are the hookahs and, temporarily, cocktails until the liquor
license is transferred.
Rawal’s menu will feature many northern
Indian dishes, as well as some Indian-Chinese fusion. 340 Albert Ave.,
East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday;
noon-9:30 p.m. Sunday. (517) 336-4150

Free coffee No need to
cut out your morning cup of Joe to save some cash this Thursday. Great
Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co., 500 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, is
giving away free coffee all day March 26. From 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Joe Torok