Lynnie Que's at Lansing Airport
We are lucky that in the community of Lansing we have an airport. I've been there many times over the years for various functions and sometimes it's fun just to watch on a nice day as planes take off and land. A building on the airport grounds once housed an Irish pub, which has since closed and the space was vacant for a long time. Last year the second floor location became home to a restaurant again. You can now enjoy a meal or a cocktail at Lynnie Que's Airport Bar and Grill and watch the airport activity through the full wall of south windows. The owner, Lynnie Cartwright, who has decades of restaurant experience, operated a carry-out and catering location just a block north before moving to the airport. She still has a concession trailer that is all over during festival season.
My husband likes that they carry a good variety of craft beer. I love the chicken dumpling soup that I've been getting for years that is just the ultimate bowl of comfort. On a recent visit hubby ordered a special - the bourbon glazed chicken, which was falling off the bone and accompanied with fries, cole slaw and a super moist and zesty jalapeño cornbread. Other favorites are the cheddar jack mac, corn souffle and sloppy joes. There's a full menu of casual cuisine - ribs, reuben sandwiches, wings, pulled pork, meatloaf and more.
The restaurant features a new list of specials each week as well an ongoing specials, like $3 cheeseburgers on Wednesday and $5 appetizers on Thursday. You'll find live entertainment at least twice a week, free bingo on Saturdays and other fun events, like paint nights and holiday parties. Stop in - or fly in - sometime to enjoy a pint and a sandwich and watch the planes go by.
3249 Glenwood Lansing Road
Carrie Steinweg, ChicagoFoodieSisters.com