Review: Lansing Brewing Company
Pictured is the Jive Turkey Reuben sandwich and tater tots from the Lansing Brewing Company. The establishment is located just two blocks east of LCC's main campus. Photo by Julie Newell
Four and a Half out of Five Stars
By Julie Newell
Editor in Chief
If you are an LCC student and are craving something other than what you can grab from the Grand Avenue Market for lunch or dinner, then I recommend the Lansing Brewing Company.
Located just down the street from LCC’s main campus at 518 E. Shiawassee St., the Lansing Brewing Company is the perfect place to go for quality food and drink between classes, or to go for dinner with classmates after a class.
Associate Editor Chloe Gregg and I got to the restaurant around 2 p.m. on a Monday and it was not super busy.
The indoor aesthetic was a mix of rustic and industrial. The menu was available electronically through a QR code that was on an old liquor bottle at the table.
Chloe and I both commented on how we liked the background music and the vibe of the restaurant.
I ordered a signature dish on the menu called the Jive Turkey Reuben. This was a house-smoked turkey sandwich with house-made slaw, bacon, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on toasted sourdough bread. I ordered a side of tater tots to go with it. The meal cost $16.48 with the upcharge of $2.49 for the tater tots.
To go along with my meal, I ordered one of the signature drinks called That’s My Jam, which was made with hard-nose vodka, house-made elderberry simple syrup, house-made strawberry jam, lime juice, fresh mint and cream soda. The drink cost $10.
The service was great, and both the drinks and the food came out very quickly.
I thought the meal was fantastic. The sandwich just melted in my mouth and the house-made slaw added a sweet creaminess to the sandwich. The tater tots were nice and crunchy, and not too salty.
Both Chloe and I agreed that the drink I ordered tasted like cough drops, which in this case was not a bad thing. We both thought the drink was good, but I have had better drinks.
Overall, I thought the whole experience was great. I plan on going back sometime soon.