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May 24 2018
We have renovated and done everything to this building, from the wall paper to making the tables,” said Bea Middleton, third-generation owner of Taste of Thai
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May 17 2018
StreetKitchen had me at hello. Literally. “Hello,” said the woman behind the counter in a lilting British accent. Can we just stop right here and say that any Midwestern guy between the ages...
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May 10 2018
While mega beer producers like Anheuser-Busch and Heineken create consistent, quality products, smaller breweries like Ellison, focusing more on flavor and unique styles, are popping up across the nation,...
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Five more emporiums join the fun
May 8 2018
TUESDAY, May 8 — The Margarita Fest field is shaping up with the addition of five more mid-Michigan establishments that will compete for best margarita on June 1
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Dipping into the world of bubbly
May 3 2018
The range of emotions is vast. Expect nervousness, relief, concern for debt, hope for the future. You are faced with opportunities of many sizes every day and you’ve certainly taken advantage of...
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April 26 2018
Although he was born in California, chef Zane Vicknair considers Lansing his home and is no stranger to the local food scene. He and his team create unique and exciting options for greater Lansing foodies,...
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April 19 2018
They gather, and one by one, they confess their sins. “Hi. My name is Mark. I’m a restaurant critic, but honestly, what the hell do I know?” This came to mind as I was walking out of...
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April 12 2018
To modern-day beer lovers, carbonation is expected, but do you know how beer becomes bubbly? Today, many beers are carbonated through a process called “forced carbonation,” where carbon dioxide...
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April 5 2018
The Tavern 109 is just down the street from the Williamston Theatre. The restaurant and pub traditionally serves a specialty cocktail to coincide with the company’s current play. Until April 22 when...
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Best Pinot Noir options from the West Coast to France
April 5 2018
Pinot noir isn’t likely to go out of fashion for a while. Its recent success is built from making wines of moderate, red-fruited character, slight herbaceousness/earthiness, and a style often lower...
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March 29 2018
Shawn Fearon is the owner and head chef of Kingston Kitchen, the six month old Jamaican restaurant in Okemos. Fearon has worked in kitchens from Michigan to Florida
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Feeling at home with comforting Italian food
March 22 2018
If there is a restaurant in town that I can call a second home, DeLuca’s is the place. It’s been in the same location on Willow Street since 1960, when it was known as the Willow Bar. I’ve...
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March 15 2018
If you’ve ever been into Old Nation Brewery’s pub, you know that it is a great environment to enjoy a brew in. But if you’re curious like me, it can be hard to keep your eyes from wandering...
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An attempt to sum them all up
March 8 2018
Trying to make sense of any particular country’s wine industry in 900 words or less is a fool’s errand. Sure, New Zealand is known for highly expressive sauvignon blanc, but there are many...
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March 1 2018
Another feature that made the Barnes and Noble Café variation of pizza more restaurant-quality was how it was cooked. Instead of a microwave or heat lamp, the Margherita was toasted. The two-slice...
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Feb. 15 2018
On our first visit, I knew beforehand I was going for comfort food. The meatloaf special with mashed potatoes, gravy and steamed vegetables and a roll ($7.95) fit the bill. The portions were generous and,...
Greater Lansing beer news for the new year
Feb. 1 2018
Their Boss Tweed NE Double IPA, which was the highest rated beer in Michigan over the summer on the Untappd! social beer app that was released statewide last month. Already, quantities are extremely low....
envie
Jan. 18 2018
For starters, let’s underscore that EnVie is not, and doesn’t claim to be, a French restaurant. That, fellow diners, is a good thing
Jan. 4 2018
Based on your votes in City Pulse’s 2017 Top of the Town contest, we’ve assembled a guide to your favorite Lansing-area eateries. We’ll run single categories in the paper periodically,...
2017 was quite a year for wine values, trends, and hot-button issues
Jan. 4 2018
To start, the 2013 My Essential cabernet sauvignon was perhaps the most bang-for-the-buck American red wine I’ve had this year. It should retail for about $20 and is stuffed with a generous amount...