Soul Food Lunch

Feb 21
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Edge at Akers
908 Akers Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

The campus community is invited to enjoy a special Soul Food Lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at The Edge at Akers. Lisa Cox, who is a Cook II on the Akers team, developed a unique menu to showcase traditional African American soul food during Black History Month.

Menu selections are listed below. Additionally, guests can enjoy a performance by an MSU ARTS4U jazz quartet from noon to 2 p.m.

Sticks and Noodles

  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Cornmeal Catfish
  • Sauteed Cabbage with Peppers and Onion


  • Halal Jerk Chicken
  • Mango Salsa
  • Vegan Grilled Chic'n
  • Carrots
  • Vegan Dirty Rice

The Pit

  • Smoked Pork Ribs
  • Orange BBQ Sauce
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Turnip and Mustard Greens with Turnip Bottoms
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Homemade Cornbread

The Pit / Cold Salads

  • Homemade Potato Salad
  • Tomatoes, Onion and Cucumber Salad

The Pit / Grille

  • Regular Scramble and Tofu Scramble
  • Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
  • Hard-cooked Eggs
  • Chicken Sausage (breakfast only, ending around 11 a.m.)
  • Seasoned Diced Potatoes (breakfast only, ending around 11 a.m.)
  • Wing Dings (lunch only, starting around 11:30 a.m.)


  • 6 Bean Soup
  • Chicken and Dumpling Soup


  • Peach Cobbler
  • Banana Pudding
  • Lemon Pound Cake
  • Pecan Pie
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

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