Oct. 6 2010 12:00 AM

Wild Beaver Saloon unveils a mid-day menu


After keeping downtown Lansing lunchgoers waiting nearly five months for something to gnaw on, the Wild Beaver Saloon is finally open for lunch. Nothing on the menu is over $10, which makes it expense -account-friendly for all the businessmen’s lunch meetings soon to be relocated here.

The menu includes a variety of traditional sandwiches (chicken, veggie, French dip), specialty salads (including the dynamo secret-recipe Bronzed Beaver Tilapia Salad ($8.95) and clever twists on pizza, here called, ahem, Beaver Pies.

To spice things up, the Sweet and Sassy Beaver Pie ($7.99) uses raspberry-jalapeno jelly, not pizza sauce, to hold down the cheese and toppings.

Hungry Beaver diners can also opt for half- or full-slab rib dinners with mango coleslaw, or the Beaver Dawg ($5.99), a whopping quarter-pound hot dog (add a buck for chili and cheese).

The Wild Beaver Saloon is located at 205 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.