Road Food Reviewed
Weekdays, the clients are more businesslike, but breakfast can still be had all day. Wolverine Grill's omelets are much like its frittatas, though rolled around the fillings, which range from traditional to turkey bacon, Boca burger, and an unusual vegetable mix that might include green beans or carrots or greens. Gluten-free toast is also an option. Again, the potatoes are seasoned, deep-fried chunks--kind of an amalgamation of French and American fries. Weekend coffee is from nearby Ugly Mug, while on weekdays, it's from Paramount (and slightly less expensive).
Lunch options include assorted burgers, salads, subs, and sandwiches. One noontime I wavered between a Cobb salad with chicken and a big chicken club, settling on the latter. I chose a cup of soup--thick, filling corn chowder--over possible fries or salad, making for a substantial meal. Fortunately, Hill constructs his club of two slices of bread rather than the usual three. (All the thickly sliced bread comes from Arnie's Bakery in Grand Rapids.) Stuffed with grilled chicken and several slices of bacon, and liberally smeared with herb mayonnaise that came on the side, the sandwich was hearty enough I could've split it with a friend, though I didn't.
While the Grass Lake Diner has a root beer float cupcake, the Wolverine Grill offers the float itself. I couldn't have managed one then, but I do intend to treat myself sometime soon, after a long bike ride up and down as hilly a route as I can find between my house and downtown Ypsi.