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Aug. 17 2017
Nestled in a northern corner of Old Town’s Turner Street is the beer-producing gem known as Ozone’s Brewhouse. You can find anything from IPA’s, smoked beer and American porters here.Feeling...
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Aug. 17 2017
HE ATEPractice makes perfect By MARK NIXON Late one afternoon in Normandy, I stopped at a bakery. I was hungry and prepared to eat almost anything. The baker apologized because all she had left were a...
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Aug. 17 2017
This town is my home, and I love people who love Lansing. When I walked into Steakhouse Philly Bar & Grill and saw local high school sports memorabilia everywhere I looked, I knew that I was in the presence...
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Aug. 10 2017
I’ll admit that I enjoy local breweries for their craft brews, but truly it’s for their menus. I have nothing against beer — in fact I really like it — but I love well made bar...
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Aug. 3 2017
A breakdown of Italian Wine Labeling If you’re asking a friend or colleague for tips or pointers on which Italian wines to buy, and the person you’re speaking to is a self-proclaimed “Italian...
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Aug. 3 2017
Less than half a block from the Williamston Theatre is the Tavern 109; a great place to get dinner before or after a visit. After a show, I ordered the Saturday night special: Mandarin Orange Salmon ($23)....
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July 27 2017
Tips and tricks for those looking for a healthy boostHealth food isn’t just a trend, it’s the new norm. As mainstream grocery stores incorporate organic sections into their floorplans, it’s...
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July 27 2017
Meals with wheels: a collection of Greater Lansing's Food TrucksLansing is host to a variety of local food trucks, but if your favorite restaurant has wheels, it can be tricky to pinpoint its exact location...
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July 27 2017
Ink and Incubation Edible things hatch and grow at east side starter kitchen There’s nothing unusual about a man in overalls at a farmers’ market, but Michael Fair looks like he never turned...
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July 27 2017
A look at some of Lansing's best specialty pancakes PANCAKE POWER For this year’s food issue, we couldn’t ignore the tremendous variety in Lansing’s breakfast scene. However, for the...
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July 27 2017
Good Truckin' Diner -- Street TacosAs a sucker for anything to do with tacos, I jumped at the chance to get three at Good Truckin’ Diner. For $8, I scooped up a trio of their Jamaican, El Pollo...
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July 20 2017
Carrabba's -- Minestrone SoupWhen I ordered a bowl—and not a cup— of Carrabbas’ minestrone soup, the server warned me that it was a very large portion and I might not want that much....
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July 13 2017
Having grown up in the Metro Detroit area, I like to the think I know Detroit-style pizza. That was not what I received at Detroit Frankie’s, but I will be the last to complain.For a reasonable $17,...
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There is so much America around you, and America wants you to eat and drink the things you want to eat and drink. It’s exciting to go off into the wine wilderness and find the hidden gems of Austria, southern Italy, South Africa, Hungary or the moun
July 6 2017
There is so much America around you, and America wants you to eat and drink the things you want to eat and drink. It’s exciting to go off into the wine wilderness and find the hidden gems of Austria,...
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It came in a Mason jar type glass—the kind of vessel one might expect when sampling some southern moonshine. That’s why the glass Leo’s Outpost used for its “Carolina Moon Juice” was a perfect choice. The main ingredient of t
July 6 2017
It came in a Mason jar type glass—the kind of vessel one might expect when sampling some southern moonshine. That’s why the glass Leo’s Outpost used for its “Carolina Moon Juice”...
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June 21 2017
But the best thing to come out of covfefe-mania is Strange Matter Coffee Co.’s new seasonal drink, Covfefe. Described as “a coffee white Russian,” this refreshing concoction features...
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June 21 2017
Lightly battered and flash fried, this was the single best thing I tasted in two visits to Ai Fusion. In fact, I loved it so much that for the entree, I ordered the shrimp tempura udon ($12). It’s...
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Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant to close for summer
June 15 2017
Moe Naing Israel and Mi Latt Thenda moved to the Lansing area in June 2013 and opened Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant in November of the same year. What started as a family dream has becoming a favorite...
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June 15 2017
I moved to East Lansing from Portland, Ore., nearly 10 years ago. One of the things I immediately missed about Portland was the vibrant and diverse food scene. Since that time, the Greater Lansing restaurant...
The Cosmos is known for its wood-fired pizzas, wild sci-fi murals and non-stop “Star Trek” reruns. But I’ll remember it for its unique Basil Fizz.
June 7 2017
The Cosmos is a small restaurant attached to Zoobie’s in Old Town. While the Cosmos and Zoobie’s each have their own vibe, both establishments share the same kitchen, bar and restrooms. The...