Eat! Lansing

June 21, 2011

Trailer Park’d

Filed under: American, Lansing, Organic, REO Town — dkastner @ 9:32 pm

Gourmet food trucks have been popping up all around the country and Lansing now boasts two of its own. One of them is Trailer Park’d, a wood paneled trailer towed by a Chevy pickup. Much of the food is locally sourced and naturally grown, if not organic.

You’ll need to follow the truck on Twitter or Facebook or rely on happenstance to find where they’re operating on a particular day.

The dishes are all very creative, fresh, and taste great. The menu seems to center around American classics and some fusion dishes. Allow several minutes for your food to be prepared.

To provide seating, the owners created a bar that hangs from the side of their truck which is surrounded by stools.

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August 18, 2007

The Cadillac Club

Filed under: American, Lansing, REO Town, Steak — dkastner @ 7:21 pm

The Cadillac Club
thecadillacclub.com
1115 South Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
Phone: 517-853-1912

Tue – Thur: 11am – 11pm, Fri: 11am – 1am, Sat: 4pm – 11am

The Cadillac Club could be personified as a wealthy French-born teenager adopted by middle class American parents in the 60’s.

On the one hand, it’s a higher-priced restaurant featuring several gourmet-sounding steak entrees and creme brulee. Pictures of historic Lansing decorate the walls and bottles of wine are carefully placed on each table. The serving staff wear formal attire and attempt to be informative and helpful.

On the other hand, the Club is a kitchy nostalgia restaurant complete with sliced up 60’s-era Cadillacs adorning a central dance floor and hanging above bathroom doors, as well as life-size plaster statues of Marylin Monroe, the Rat Pack, and the Blues Brothers. The bowling alley-styled carpet, a live lounge band, and a featured dish, entitled “Chicken en Fuego” are icing on the cake. You’d think they would have named it “Pollo en Fuego.”

If you enjoy paying $20 a plate for mediocre food in a kitchy environment, then the Cadillac Club is for you. Next time, I’ll pass.

Update: Cadillac Club is now only open for Sunday brunch for the summer of 2008.

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