Monday, May 29, 2006

Drive-by - May 29, 2006

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is having a "Taste of Greece" dinner fundraiser. A lot of these sorts of things are ordinary, but sometimes you luck out with food you can't get anywhere else. They say a $10 dinner includes a half a Greek-style roast chicken, rice pilaf, Greek salad, bread, spanakopita (spinach pie) and baklava. Eat in or drive through -- 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 8. They're at 1701 East Saginaw in Lansing (corner of Marshall St). 482-7341.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Drive bys - May 27, 2006

I've been off line for a while, due to the loss of a beloved pet, but I'm hoping to catch up with the blog posting soon. Here are a couple of drive-bys to get started:

*House of Kabobs is gone. I'm very sorry to see it go, but I'm not that surprized. Their wraps, which seemed to be the bulk of their business, were inconsistant. I think they really needed a more upscale location and atmosphere, since their best foods were their more expensive "sit down" dishes.

*The good news for those of us in Lansings East Side, is that Mexico To Go is moving into Kabob's space at 1825 East Michigan Avenue. They are much more suited to the "grab a lunch to go" crowd. Plus we've needed a Mexican place on Michigan Ave since Lopez Bakery shut down.

*I see a new restaurant in the 500 block of E. Grand River in East Lansing. Chipotles ("burrito bliss") is a chain restaurant, and here's a review I found on the net (they conclude that it's good but still a chain). They are either next to Flat's Grille, or they replaced Flats, which would make me sad.