Aug. 1 2012 12:00 AM

Casual Dining

ALTU’S — Traditional Ethiopian food, including spicy shredded beef with jalapenos and ginger served with Ethiopian bread, yellow cabbage and a house salad. 1312 Michigan Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. (517) 333-6295., OM, TO, P $

BENSON’S VINAIGRETTES —Benson’s makes all of its cuisine from scratch and rotates the menu daily. 940 Elmwood St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday.  (517) 703-9616. OM, TO, D (for orders more than $20), P, $$.

BEST STEAK HOUSE — Low-cost dining for meat lovers, serving steaks and sandwiches, including a modified Philly cheesesteak. 3020 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. (517) 337-2210. TO, RES, OM $$.

BLUE GILL GRILL — This eclectic restaurant features a variety of fresh fish, including grouper, salmon and bluegill, made with a secret family recipe. 1591 Lake Lansing Road, Haslett. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. (517) 339-4900. FB, TO, RES (eight or more), OM, WiFi, $$

BRUNCH HOUSE — Owner Leo Farhat has peppered his traditional breakfast menu with dishes rooted in his Lebanese heritage. 1040 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday- Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (517) 484-1567 TO, WiFi, $

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