Eat! Lansing

October 24, 2007

Now With Microformats!

Filed under: Site News — dkastner @ 8:55 pm

All of the contact information for the restaurants listed on this site will now be encoded in microformat.  This means that not only will data organization sites like Google be able to parse the information better, but you will be able to download the address directly into your address book!

If you are a Firefox user (which you should be, unless you use Safari), you can download a microformats plugin and you will get a drop-down menu at the top of your browser window that will allow you to directly import contact information.

Have fun!

MSU Dairy Store

Filed under: Best of, Campus, East Lansing, Ice Cream — dkastner @ 8:11 pm

MSU Dairy Store
Main Building

dairystore.msu.edu
1140 S. Anthony Hall, Farm Lane East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-8466

MSU Dairy Store
Student Union

107 MSU Union Bldg, Abbott Rd & Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-353-9988

Lansing seems to have the highest number of ice cream stores per capita of any city I’ve been in. Even better, many of them are independently owned. The crown jewel of ice cream in the Capitol area is the MSU Dairy Store. It’s on every MSU visitor’s list for a good reason. They sell “super-premium” ice cream at a great price while offering a plethora of flavors. This ice cream competes with (and possibly beats) Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream made in Madison, Wisconsin.

Some of my recommended flavors: Coconut Chocolate Almond, Pumpkin Spice, and Wildcat Crunch.

The store also sells cheeses, including a chocolate cheese (don’t bother). You can buy some flavors of ice cream by the half gallon.

If you’re on campus and craving ice cream, go here! If you’re not on campus and don’t mind driving over jaywalking students, go here!

October 10, 2007

Burger Down

Filed under: American, Best of, Burger, Campus, East Lansing — dkastner @ 7:04 pm

Burger Down
529 E. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823

The best burgers are not grilled, flame broiled, nor are they microwaved. The best burgers are fried on a griddle and served with fresh-cut fries fried in peanut oil. I discovered this in Northern Virginia when I had my first burger from Five Guys. I always assumed I’d have to drive to Ohio or back to Virginia to experience that again. Not so! Right here in East Lansing is a local gem following the same path.

These burgers will spit in the face of your diet and you’ll need a bottle of fish liver oil pills to clean out your arteries afterwards. But it’s so worth it! This is burger perfection.

Don’t expect anything else, besides burgers and fries. They stick to what they do well. Plenty of toppings, including fried onions, can be added at will. A nice little touch is their “come back sauce” that seems to be a tasty mix of ketchup and mustard.

UPDATE: It seems that this fine establishment has gone out of business.  A “for lease” sign now sits in the window.

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