News for lovers of cheese, peanuts, coffee and pizza


Though there have recently been a slew of new restaurants to cover in Greater Lansing, there is still plenty of news developing for us to cover in the culinary world of the capital city. 

Cheese lovers have a new mecca to venture to in East Lansing known as That’s What Cheese Said. The quirky new dairy-focused eatery debuted in mid-November and has a menu that nearly exhausts the culinary possibilities offered by cheese. If you sit down to order from That’s What Cheese Said, you have options like signature mac and cheese dishes, grilled cheese sandwiches and potato skins. You can also get gourmet cheese on items such as chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, pulled pork sandwiches and smoked sausage sandwiches. That’s What Cheese Said also serves sides, including soup and coleslaw. 


The Peanut Shop, a longtime Lansing favorite and a staple for snack lovers visiting downtown, is wishing one of its owners of nearly 50 years a happy retirement. Tammy Melser announced Monday in a press release that’s she turning over ownership of The Peanut Shop to Adam Seyburn and Aaron Larvick. The Peanut Shop isn’t expected to immediately undergo any major changes, and Melser mentioned in the release that Seyburn and Larvick are passionate about the business’s nostalgic atmosphere.


Saddleback Barbecue announced on Facebook that is venturing into the pizza business with Slice by Saddleback. The expansion is set to debut in January and will see the local barbecue giants enter the competitive Lansing pizza scene. If the restaurant’s pizza pies prove to be as popular and well made as its barbecue, local foodies will be in good fortunes.


Also on the horizon is a new coffee shop, Château Coffee Co., which is slated for an opening in late-December. Château Coffee Co. is expected to open on South Waverly Road at the former site of a Biggby. It will provide fresh coffee brewed with beans supplied by 517 Coffee Co., which is located on Lansing’s south side on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 


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  • SeanKottke

    Both links provided for That’s What Cheese Said are incorrect. The correct URL is Can’t wait to try out their wares!

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 Report this

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