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When you think of your home town of Lansing, what is one of the first things that come to mind? Is it the State Capitol Building with its imposing exterior facade and its interior beauty? Is it a certain festival or favorite restaurant? Or is it the three iconic stacks named Wynken, Blynken and Nod? In the original poem of Wynken, Blynken and Nod, one of the lines reads, "Where are you going and what do you wish?" I think a lot of us are just wishing to get out and resume a bit of normality. And maybe now is the perfect time. 

Spring. Warmer weather. Outdoors beckons. Mother Nature crooks her finger at you to not waste a moment in the house. Flowers bud then bloom, opening their petals to the sun. It’s time to take full advantage of any outdoor recreation you can find. Greater Lansing has a lot to offer both as a spectator or a participant.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited that the restaurants in Michigan have opened again for dine-in options. And to make your experience go smoothly, we wanted to help you with a few reminders besides the obvious wear a mask mandate.

Red Haven(Red Haven)

1. Plan ahead

For right now, it’s probably a bad idea to just show up and think you’ll get a seat at the table. With only 25% occupancy a “full restaurant” will not remotely appear to be full. Also restaurants have to turn on a dime and adapt to all the changes. Their hours may be different or you may just want to check to assure yourself that they are indeed open for dining in. a good place to check is on their Facebook page since this is the easiest for most places to update when they are open.