New Lansing eateries to try this spring

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As spring comes to Lansing, its residents have much to look forward to. Vaccines are rolling out. That big boat is finally unstuck. And last but not least, there are new restaurants opening up around town.

Here are some of the new and upcoming restaurants that have planted their roots in the Lansing area:

St. John’s Brewing Co.

St. John’s Brewing Co. is the third taproom to open under the umbrella of Mountain Town Brewing Co., a Mount Pleasant-based craft beer maker. Opened in December of last year, St. John’s offers 20 taps serving beers, ciders and seltzers. If you want to grab a bite with your drink, the menu also has a selection of smoked meats that pair perfectly with its home-crafted brews.

One North Kitchen & Bar

While it’s a favorite over in Jackson, Lansing residents got their first chance to try One North earlier this year. A Lansing location just opened up in the old Reno’s west building on Saginaw Highway. One North is a sports-themed bar with over 40 beers on tap. Don’t miss their scratch cooking. Menu items included favorites like pizza, burgers and delicious fried foods.

Sidecar Slider Bar

Coming to Lansing this spring, Sidecar Slider Bar is already a hit in the Detroit area. The concept of the restaurant is simple. The good folks at Sidecar developed a limited menu of sliders, hot dogs and sides. For them, the simplicity is the point. “Focus on a few things and do them very well,” reads the Sidecar website. The staff at Sidecar is also extensively trained in the wacky world of craft beer and cocktails. If you need any help navigating the menu, they’ll be right by your side.

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