March 16 2016
Oh Italy, you have given us so many wonderful things. Pasta, Lamborghinis Leonardo da Vinci, the operas of Puccini … I could go on. But a certain culinary achievement holds a special place in my...
March 16 2016
Let’s run through our Creole sojourns in chronological order. Visit No. 1: I had a hankering for some “N’awlins” chow of the Cajun/ Creole variety, so I went straight for the gumbo...
Capital Meds provides quality medication at budget prices
March 9 2016
Located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Kalamazoo Street, Capital Meds is just about a mile from the Capitol Building. I visited the shop for the first time in December, on recommendation...
March 9 2016
We seem to be living in an age where everything that’s old is new again. For proof, look no further than your local cinema, where almost every other film is a “reimagined” take on some...
‘Somm: Into the Bottle’ puts a human face on the wine industry
March 2 2016
“Can there be any other business where there’s so much bullshit?” That's Carole Meredith, a grape geneticist at UC Davis, mincing no words about the state of the wine business in the...
The Roscoe — Good Truckin’ Diner
March 2 2016
Every time I try something there, it becomes my new favorite thing. First it was the Hangover, a breakfast “sandwich” consisting of biscuits topped with smoked pork, two fried eggs, sausage...
Stadium district shop offers marijuana for the downtown crowd
Feb. 24 2016
Homegrown Provisioning Center, located on Michigan Avenue across from Clara’s Lansing Station, is just a stone’s throw east of downtown Lansing
Local health food shops focus on customer service, education and community investment in the face of growing competition
Feb. 24 2016
When Anne Woiwode joined the East Lansing Food Co-op in the early ‘80s, finding healthy food was difficult
Hannah's Coney Island
Feb. 17 2016
It’s true, I am a Coney Island hot dog snob. I’ve wolfed down Coneys from Cincinnati to the West Coast to those famed Coney competitors in Detroit, American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney...
Margaret Nixon’s Flint-style Coney Sauce
Feb. 16 2016
Margaret Nixon’s Flint-style Coney Sauce 1 1/2 lb. ground beef1 1/2 tablespoon paprika1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder1 teaspoon cumin powder1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon celery salt1/2 teaspoon black
Checking out Colorado’s recreational marijuana scene
Feb. 10 2016
The Green Report typically covers Michigan's medical marijuana market. Last week, however, I traveled to Colorado, one of just two states in the U.S. with legalized recreational marijuana sales
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...
Skyline Square
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....