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Author: Matt Vande Bunte

Matt Vande Bunte is a Grand Rapids-based writer whose current project is checking items off his LAN 150 Bucket List. In a previous life, Matt visited the Capitol with his school class and found himself back in the rotunda as a journalist covering Lansing and Michigan politics. Now his focus has turned a bit less serious, writing about his travels across Michigan and finding a valid excuse for playing hooking on the putting course at Hawk Hollow.

This post was submitted by guest blogger Matt Vande Bunte.

You’ve been holed up in a business conference all day and now it’s time to see why your event planners picked Lansing.

Whether you’d rather hit the links for the last few hours of sunlight or hit the bar for distinctive craft beer and spirits, Michigan's Capital region can help you relax. The middle of the Mitten has so much to experience you’ll wish your conference would last another day.

This post was submitted by guest blogger Matt Vande Bunte.

Distinctive brewpubs? Check.

Memorable burgers? Check.

“Nasty Woman Pancakes?” Yep. (We’ll explain in a moment.)

Lansing has all that and more, serving it up with a unique Capital City flair that can be found nowhere else. From food trucks to fine dining, you can find whatever suits your palate – and your budget.

Whatever you are you in the mood for, here’s a month’s worth of our favorites for you to trying any order you'd like: