We were driving down Westnedge in Portage the other day and starting doing what a lot of us do that have lived here for a while; asking each other: 'What used to be there'?  At that moment we remembered that spot had a Ponderosa Steakhouse.  Which led to the speculation as to whether there were any left and if any were in Michigan.

Sure enough there are some left in the state and the closest one is in Coldwater on Chicago St.  If I'm not mistaken, Ponderosa was the first restaurant with a salad bar and I can remember saddling up to it thinking they must be crazy!  They're going to let us take as much as we want?  SUCKERS!!!!