The Founding Fathers held their initial meetings in a neighborhood tavern, which explains why the Declaration of Independence's first draft had a long, rambling subsection devoted to how powdered wigs are a natural icebreaker. Revolt against the tyranny of boredom with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare and drinks at Airport Tavern and Steakhouse.
The grill masters at Airport Tavern and Steakhouse flame-kiss sizzling steaks and burgers, which pair well with craft beers in a laid-back pub setting. Diners can shake the rust off seldom-used jaw muscles with juicy cuts of tender filet mignon wrapped in bacon ($15.95) or 16-ounce porterhouses covered in grill marks ($15.95). Buns hug third-pound beef patties that travel mouthward in a variety of forms, from mushroom and swiss ($6.50) to olive burgers ($6.25). Mixing in cuisine from other cultures, the expert chef tops Greek-style pasta and meatballs with parmesan cheese, dollops of butter, and a sweet dusting of cinnamon ($9.95). Patrons can rinse palates or salad forks between flavorful bites with craft beers including Crooked Tree I.P.A. and Shock Top.
5000 N Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48906