Over the past few years, Lansing natives have seen many of their favorite restaurants and hangouts, disappear. The most recent was Emil's. An Eastside neighborhood Italian spot that was a staple on Michigan Avenue for a very long time.

Fortunately, places like Dagwood's and Art's Bar, still remain to offer a place for a cold one and an occasional burger. West side locals still frequent Falsetta's Casa Nova and one of my personal favorites, The Airport Tavern with it's signature sizzler steak and my buddy Pat the "Barber-Tender".

But when it comes to the most die hard part of the city, Lansing's Northsiders have a couple of gems that have been there through it all and still offer the best fast food at an amazing price. They being the Olympic Broil and Nip-N-Sip.

The Olympic Broil on Grand River near Old Town, still has cruise-in's for car enthusiasts is the home of the Humdinger and crinkle cut fries! Owners Mike and Maria have been employing hundreds of local kids as well. Offering a great start in the world of food and business.

Nip-N-Sip on N. East St (US-27) to most of us who grew up there, know it as the last stop before the long trek that used to lead to Michigan's north country. As for me, it was across "the highway" from my house! Now, they are the last surviving drive-in in the area that has car hops and an actual speaker to order from your car! So if you're looking to take a little step back in time and want to enjoy some amazing food without breaking the bank, just head north on Larch and look for me throwing down a Smokey Joe and some of their awesome onion rings! "NORTHSIDE AGAINST THE WORLD!"