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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,...
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Sept. 21 2017
“Gimme Eat” is its credo, a play on the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.” Beggar’s is not just a paean to the Stones but to an era they helped define. There are vestiges...
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Today’s Beggar’s Banquet still brings its ‘70s charm
Sept. 21 2017
HE ATE 44 years youngBy MARK NIXON Women in East Lansing went braless, MSU students marched to the state Capitol in protest of the Vietnam War and a little joint known as Beggar’s Banquet introduced...
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Sept. 14 2017
There is nothing comparable to it in the area. New Orleans might be the closest place for something similar. And one sip proved the was a drink like no other. The concoction was their take on the sazerac...
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Sept. 14 2017
I grew up in Lansing, I went to Catholic Central High School. After high school, I went to Central Michigan and was going to go into hotel restaurant management. I started out learning as I went, because...
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Sept. 7 2017
Never one to shy away from some good Thai Food, I gladly accepted when last week, some of my friends suggested we visit Thai Princess in Okemos. I hadn’t been to this location before, so I decided...
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Sept. 7 2017
Value wines that will impress South America has catapulted into the “value” wine industry conversation over the last 20 years, and it’s showing no signs of stopping that trend.Before...
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Aug. 31 2017
Local somm makes national splashDeWitt sommelier brings positive national attention to local wine sceneIt’s a normal thing to have a little bit of hometown pride, but on occasion, an outside source...
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Aug. 31 2017
The Redhead’s Black Bean Burger — Midtown Brewing Co.The Redhead's Black Bean Burger - Midtown Brewing Co.Midtown Brewing Co.’s “Redhead’s Black Bean Burger” embraced...
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Aug. 24 2017
Spicy Baked Kibee Sandwich Combo - Woody's OasisI was feeling the urge for some Mediterranean food and found myself in East Lansing. Woody’s Oasis on Trowbridge Road seemed like a great option....
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Aug. 24 2017
Field BeersThis beer trend might be the beginning of healthier beersBeer and health aren’t typically thought of together, but the relatively new trend of vegetables used in beer production might...
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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...