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Nov. 22 2017
Ten years ago, Samuel Adams released a limited-edition beer, Utopias, that has gathered a cult following among craft beer lovers due to its “extreme barrel-aging” technique. What probably makes...
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Nov. 22 2017
For last week’s annual Silver Bells in the City event, two new restaurants near the parade route officially opened to the public, while a third — an overhaul of a Lansing mainstay — offered...
Thanksgiving wines that are sure to impress
Nov. 16 2017
I don’t know what you’re eating on the fourth Thursday in November, but if I were a betting man, my odds are on turkey. Still, Thanksgiving is a very personal holiday, with families having...
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Nov. 16 2017
My only insight boils down to three words: Attention to detail. I bring all of this up with Dusty’s Cellar in mind. This Okemos eatery has the look, the promise, the panache, to be great. Alas, it...
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Nov. 9 2017
I ordered it to-go, and the Northern Soul ($14) lived up to all my expectations and more. It was a heaping helping of cider braised pork that melted in my mouth with each bite, complemented by an amazing...
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Oct. 26 2017
Sometimes, the highlight of a meal can be its appetizer — especially when it is a one-of-a-kind dish. After sampling a fair amount of local Mexican restaurants and dining in authentic Mexican fare...
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Oct. 26 2017
There’s a genuine folksiness to the place. Along one wall are scarves for sale, made by a local artisan. Feathered hats are whimsically fashioned into lampshades for the overhead lighting. There’s...
Oct. 19 2017
THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN GREATER LANSING AS DECIDED BY CITY PULSE READERS Based on your votes in City Pulse’s 2017 Top of the Town contest, we’ve assembled a guide to your favorite Lansing-area...
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Oct. 19 2017
If you haven’t had kimchi in a meal before — a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables — the Soon Do-Bu Ji-Gae is where to begin. Here, the kimchi is boiled in...
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Oct. 19 2017
A Tribute to Michigan Hard Cider The smell of fermenting apples probably isn’t the scent of the autumn candle sitting on your mantle, and yet, for some, hard cider — the product of those...
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Oct. 12 2017
The Tavern 109 is within sight of the Williamston Theatre. The pub consistently concocts a commemorative, classy cocktail to coincide with the company’s shows. The “Ambition” is served...
Oct. 12 2017
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,...
Oct. 12 2017
Chef Anthony “Tony” Maiale, 34, and front of the house manager Nina Santucci, 34, are the owners of East Lansing’s Red Haven restaurant. Last week, City Pulse sat down with the entrepreneurial...
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Oct. 5 2017
Sweet, tangy and just a little bit crunchy — that was the perfect texture in my fraise crepe at For Crepe Sake. It had a light, cream cheese filling, plentiful pecans, a perfectly spread chocolate...
Oct. 5 2017
THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN GREATER LANSING AS DECIDED BY CITY PULSE READERS Based on your votes in City Pulse’s 2017 Top of the Town contest, we’ve assembled a guide to your favorite Lansing-area...
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Oct. 5 2017
Candyland for grownupsDessert wines bring sweetness to maturity There exists a strange, pyramid-shaped image of the way people get into loving and drinking wine and what they “graduate” to....
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Sept. 28 2017
Thank you for reading this City Pulse article. Help keep our pulse strong, click here to contribute to our award-winning news coverage.Cugino's - 'Dirty Pirate'It’s against the rules to reveal the...
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Sept. 28 2017
Thank you for reading this City Pulse article. Help keep our pulse strong, click here to contribute to our award-winning news coverage.The surprising twang of sour beer If you know nothing about the process...
Sept. 28 2017
Thank you for reading this City Pulse article. Help keep our pulse strong, click here to contribute to our award-winning news coverage.THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN GREATER LANSING AS DECIDED BY CITY PULSE READERS...
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Sept. 21 2017
One might go there for its view of the former Strand building across the street or for its free Wi-Fi. Me? I went to “Zoup!” for its soup and salad combo. From their 12 rotating selections,...