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Just what we need--more deep fat fried plates of same-old.

Says arguably the biggest fan of Olive Express.. ;) As is pointed out in Knapes piece, there isn't really any place close to get that kind of food besides BK and McD.

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Says arguably the biggest fan of Olive Express.. ;) As is pointed out in Knapes piece, there isn't really any place close to get that kind of food besides BK and McD.

Friday's doesn't have burgers and fries? AGP doesn't have a restaurant that would sling some hash? Sundance? Pearl Street Grill? Big Boy?

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Just what we need--more deep fat fried plates of same-old.

I should not have to DRIVE to Lansing for chicken shwarma and tabouli. Sam, where are you???

Hey

The chicken shwarma rocks at the mediterrean grill on 28th st. SE next to the cascade grill. It's really good so you don't have to drive to lansing.

Kellie

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A new retro diner opened on Plainfield, just north of Knapp, called Pilar's (in the former Bobby J's location). They have breakfast all day, classic American dishes, Mexican dishes and an ice cream counter. It's also attached to a candy shop. Prices are pretty reasonable; maybe $8 per person for lunch or dinner.

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Friday's doesn't have burgers and fries? AGP doesn't have a restaurant that would sling some hash? Sundance? Pearl Street Grill? Big Boy?

Not for under $5. Not that I think another greasy spoon is needed in this town (in this country even).

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Just what we need--more deep fat fried plates of same-old.

I should not have to DRIVE to Lansing for chicken shwarma and tabouli. Sam, where are you???

The Pita House rules them all. The Kafta sandwich is killer. Although Woody's in East Lansing has the best grape leaves.

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Here's a question.. what are some great places for Indian food?

I'm also going to need to hunt around for some vegetarian-ish places. I have a friend coming in from Canada in a few months for a visit, but our food tastes are polar opposites. The only place I can think of where we both could possibly eat together (downtown) would have been the former Olive Express. =[

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Here's a question.. what are some great places for Indian food?

Sindhu - East Lansing

Taj India - Holland

Madras Masala - Ann Arbor

Taste of India - GR

*** Notice that Bombay Cuisine is not on my list

Edited by john_denver

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Here's a question.. what are some great places for Indian food?

I'm also going to need to hunt around for some vegetarian-ish places. I have a friend coming in from Canada in a few months for a visit, but our food tastes are polar opposites. The only place I can think of where we both could possibly eat together (downtown) would have been the former Olive Express. =[

Indian food: Taste of India or Bombay. People on here aren't high on Bombay, but I've always had great food there. The Sunday buffet is infamous.

Vegetarian: Marie Catribs, Gaia (veggie hash!), Little Africa (Ethiopan), new Ethiopian place in Eastown, XO (many vegetarian Thai options), Mirado (have vegetarian rolls), Cherry Deli (a ton of vegetarian sandwiches), Dog Pit has vegetarian hot dogs, Brandywine has a veggie benedict that is do die for

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Taste of India being the place on Breton? They're called Flavors of India now and from what an Indian woman I met on the bus told me, their new management has made it not worth going to anymore.

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I ate at Flavors of India last week. Met my aunt, who really liked the old place, suggested we try the it again under the new ownership or management. I thought the food was excellent and she didn't say it was worse or better than the old place. My only complaint is smelling like the place I've just eaten at for the rest of the day. I'll admit to being a little compulsive about it....nonetheless, while absolutely loving Indian food, it's generally why I've avoided Bombay and other Indian establishments in town.

Oh, and Chinese buffetts leave you smelling too. We may need to start a topic on the restaurants you go home with.

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I see Sonic will have a few restaurants in the area by the end of next year. I'd rather have Chick Fil A up here instead but it will be cool to see them expand into a "cold weather" market.

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I'm glad to see a Sonic here if only because it is so frustrating to see their ads on TV and not be able to get it.

Exactly. :rofl: I always wondered why we had so many Sonic ads.

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Interesting to see Panera is scouting a downtown location.

Panera is overrated. People think it's healthy, but it is so NOT. Their bagels are pretty good though. :) I wonder where they would end up?

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Panera is overrated. People think it's healthy, but it is so NOT. Their bagels are pretty good though. :) I wonder where they would end up?

Yeah... that's 90% of fast food though.

Take a look at Culver's nutritional info sometime.... :scared:

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Panera is overrated. People think it's healthy, but it is so NOT. Their bagels are pretty good though. :) I wonder where they would end up?

I'll take a Portobello & Mozzarella Panini over a Whopper any day. :shades:

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As a Panera Bread alternative I've been going to Urban Mill a lot lately. It seems like their food has substantially increased in quality over the last few months so now it's pretty much in my weekly rotation.

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