Dec. 7 2011 12:00 AM

Cafes & Diners

restaurant serves authentic island tastes in downtown Lansing,
including curry goat, oxtail, fried plantains and jerk chicken. 424 S.
Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11
a.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, 12:30 p.m.- 11 p.m. Sunday. (517)
977-1763. D, TO, $$. 

PITA PIT — Chain restaurant
offering a variety of fresh salads, soups and wrapped pita sandwiches.
219 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 a.m. Sunday,
10:30-2:30 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 a.m.
Thursday-Saturday. (517) 332-7482.

STATE SIDE DELI & GRILL —Mountains of meat await sandwich lovers.  Popular
for its corned beef, coleslaw and Russian dressing called “famous
number 32.” Hot pastrami Reuben and every other sandwich comes with a
half pound of meat and a giant pickle. Bring a carnivorous appetite.
3552 Meridian Crossings, Okemos; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7a.m.-7
p.m. Saturday; 7p.m.-4p.m. Sunday. (517) 853-1100; also at 313 E. Grand
River Ave., East Lansing; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Noon-8 p.m.
Sunday; (517) 853-3033. TO, D, OM, WiFi, P
(Okemos only), $$

THE TIN CAN — The Tin Can’s
beverage list is split into Cheap Beer, Pretty Cheap Beer and Really
Cheap Beer, or you can splurge on the $6 Tin Can Happy Meal (a chili
dog, a shot of Jack Daniels and can of Pabst Blue Ribbon). 414 E.
Michigan Ave., Lansing.  3
p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday, 6 p.m.- 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. (517)
708-3441. Second location at 644 Migaldi Lane, Lansing. 3 p.m.-2 a.m.
Monday-Friday, 6 p.m.- 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. (517) 925-8658. FB, P, OM, $

TRAVELERS CLUB — Intercontinental
cuisine meets John Phillip Sousa in the eclectic atmosphere of the
Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum. 2138 Hamilton
Road, Okemos. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday
& Saturday. (517) 349-1701., WB, TO, OM, P, $