I wrote the original version of the East Lansing visitors' guide three years ago. At the time I was running this blog and living in the area, and I thought a few posts that explained how to get to MSU, where to stay, rules about tailgating, transportation and places to eat and drink.
Since I first wrote that guide, a lot has happened in East Lansing. New restaurants have moved in (HopCat, Peppino's), and some have closed (RIP Paul Revere's Tavern). Also, I don't live in East Lansing anymore, having spent the past two years in Chicago working on my master's. Because of this, and since we're welcoming two new teams to the I feel the old EL visitors' guide is outdated. It's time for a new one.
Thus starting tomorrow, a new version of the East Lansing visitors' guide, now dubbed the MSU visitors' guide, will be born. Since I don't live in Mid-Michigan anymore, I'm going to count on recommendations from you, dear readers, to help write this guide along with me. I'm going to split it into five parts:
- Thursday, August 7 - How to get to Michigan State
- Friday, August 8 - Where to stay around Michigan State
- Monday, August 11 - Where to eat around Michigan State
- Tuesday, August 12 - Where to drink around Michigan State
- Wednesday, August 13 - Michigan State tailgating rules
While there's some things I still know I know about Michigan State (You can get a darn fine beer on Friday night at Crunchy's karaoke night), there's also some things I think I know (If MSU's HopCat is anything like Grand Rapids's, it's a beer geek's Xanadu), and some things I know I don't know.
One more thing -- if you are an undergrad or grad student and have been a long-time lurker, PLEASE think about making an account and contributing what students do these days. You'd make the day of a 30-year-old man who desperately wants to be clued in.