Best wines to pair with delivery food
Feb. 3 2016
I’m really into El Niño right now. I’d swipe right for El Niño without regrets
Menchie’s celebrates National Frozen Yogurt Day with free yogurt
Jan. 30 2016
SATURDAY, Jan. 30 — Menchie’s, North America’s largest self-serve yogurt franchise, is celebrating National Frozen Yogurt Day tomorrow by offering customers a free, 6-ounce cup of frozen...
Green Crush offers quality products, great customer service
Jan. 27 2016
Located on the corner of Jolly Road and Pennsylvania Avenue, Green Crush has set up shop in a former gas station. This is just one example of the economic impact that the medical marijuana industry has...
Local entrepreneur offers healthy snack options
Jan. 27 2016
We’ve all been there. You’re trying to eat better, but, because of circumstances or poor planning, you find yourself famished and the only food source is the office/hotel/school vending machine
Jan. 20 2016
Thursday-Saturday 402 S. Washington Square, Lansing (517) 977-1349, midtownbrewingco.com
Capitol Cannabis offers medical marijuana from a nondescript storefront
Jan. 13 2016
I have a friend who regularly uses the services at one particular south side shop. She recommended it to me, but she did not know the name of it. Now that I’ve visited the shop, I understand why....
Finding wine values among obscure grapes
Jan. 6 2016
Obscurity can be a fulfilling adventure
Uncorked’s favorite wines of 2015
Dec. 30 2015
One of the spiffy aspects of being in the wine business is the opportunity to try many different wines — aka “research and development." This year, I sampled well over 1,000 wines. There were...
Looking back on 2015’s medical marijuana developments
Dec. 30 2015
With that, we saw the emergence of a major trend: the transformation of pre-rolls (ready-to-smoke rolled joints). When the first dispensaries opened in Michigan, most offered pre-rolls for convenience....
Dec. 30 2015
Attached to Zoobie’s, a former factory bar, Cosmos turns out amazing gourmet pizzas and tapas-style dishes. The triple creme brie on bruschetta with basil pesto and balsamic reduction left me giddy....
Pure Options offers more products, improved service
Dec. 23 2015
I started my series of City Pulse dispensary reviews in February with a local shop called Pure Options. So much has changed there, so that I thought I would end the year by reviewing the shop again
Dec. 16 2015
Knight Cap 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, closed Sunday
Emerald City offers wide variety of medical marijuana products
Dec. 9 2015
South Lansing’s Emerald City may not have a real wizard, but it does have wizards of weed — and plenty of greens to pick from
Gift ideas for the wine lover on your list
Dec. 2 2015
You certainly have a friend or two who would appreciate some tasty liquid treats for Christmas. The beauty of the local alcohol industry is that Michiganders have more purchasing options than ever before....
Detroit shop features quality marijuana, sleek decor
Nov. 25 2015
As a medical marijuana advocate, I tour the state of Michigan looking for the best products and services available at stores, provisioning centers, safe access points — or whatever other name they...
Zaytoon Mediterranean
Nov. 18 2015
Let’s get the bad news out of the way — the hummus at Zaytoon Mediterranean isn’t very good. An integral part of hummus is tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds. Unfortunately,...
Emerald City Provisioning a bright spot on Michigan’s west side
Nov. 11 2015
On the west side of the state, it’s really hard to find open provisioning centers or safe access points. And when you do find them, they tend to only stock cannabis flowers
Pairing wines with the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving collapse
Nov. 4 2015
There’s a cornucopia of treats waiting for you on the fourth Thursday of November. The bounty of this year’s harvest, prepared with methodical care
All those terms on the cocktail menu that you pretend to understand but are too afraid to ask about
Oct. 28 2015
One-hundred percent blue agave tequila is distilled from the fermented sugars of the Weber blue agave plant only, and must be bottled in Mexico. Like all tequila, 100% blue agave tequila can be aged or...
Cannaisseur offers upscale marijuana experience
Oct. 28 2015
While exploring north Lansing, I found a somewhat new provisioning center called Cannaisseur. A simple sign out front displayed its black and yellow logo. When I pulled into the parking lot, I found out...

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