IMG_6052It was rainy last weekend — the kind of day you just want to work a half-day and snuggle up with cocoa and a Labrador in your lap. But a man’s gotta eat, too, and work, and so some of us from the office carpooled over to the Cedar Springs Tap House in the ilume. Why? Because of a lunch deal we couldn’t resist: Burger and a Beer. The deal is pretty simple: Come in for lunch 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and you can get a burger with all the fixins and fries (or fish and chips), plus a half-sized draft beer, for $5. Sounded too good to be true.

But it wasn’t! We enjoyed our custom-ordered burgers (even though mine came with onions when I asked for none and no cheese) as well as the cold, refreshing brew that was just what gave the day its capper. The burger and fries were both surprisingly good (for five bucks, you never know what to expect) and the vibe at CSTH is friendly and fun. There’s also an evening deal on Wednesdays of a ribeye steak and baked potato. Not a bad way to get your protein when you’re hungry and on a budget.