New addresses for old favorites
|By Joe Torok|
The Wild Rose pops up; Downtown Dog House becomes The Boardroom
That Little Mexican Place needed a little more space. So owner Virginia Valdez and crew packed up their restaurant and moved to south Lansing.
"We were getting so busy. We didn’t have enough seating, so we had to turn people away," Valdez says. "I don’t like to do that."
Lunch, especially, became crowded in the small Frandor
A lunch buffet is new to the location and the menu has
Valdez hopes an external renovation will create a
"I knew if I was going to expand as a business, I would need to have more space," Valdez says. "I just had to jump in."
That Little Mexican Place
No Dogs allowed
In downtown Lansing, The Boardroom has relaxation on draft every day.
Dan Korrey opened a watering hole for CEOs, law students and average Joes on April 1 and plans to throw a grand opening bash. Located
Burgers are hand-pattied and char-broiled, Korrey says,
Bring a friend or a defibrillator for the Big Daddy Burger: a pound of ground beef with cheese, sauteed onions and Coney sauce.
Happy hour runs daily from 4-7 p.m. and features drink specials and half-off appetizers.
Sugar Shack shakeup
When a sweet tooth attacks at 1 a.m., don’t go looking for the Sugar Shack on Grand River Ave.
The late-night pastry producer moved east in mid-March.
Makhoul’s mother, who helps assemble confectionary creations at Sugar Shack, says the move was necessary.
"It was such a success, we grew out of our space," says Cheryl Makhoul. "This gives us more space."
Much remains the same, but Sugar Shack now takes orders for pies with 24-hour notice and occasionally sells pie by the slice.
Otherwise, brownies and cupcakes — from pineapple cream
Wild Rose blooms in Old Town
The Wild Rose Café in Old Town may be new, but chances are, if you’re an Old Town junkie, you know where they’re at: Think Mama Bear’s.
At 1224 Turner St., where Mama Bear’s stopped dishing up
Family recipes are building blocks that complement son Alex’s culinary education and training. Breakfast is served all day. Burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, BLTs and more make up the lunch and dinner menus.
The Wild Rose will soon be wafting barbecue throughout Old
"Just about everything is homemade," Phillip says. "We try
The Wild Rose Cafe