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...
Oct. 28 2015
The assignment: LeRoy’s Classic Bar & Grill on Lansing’s south side. It gives me no pleasure to say the food at LeRoy’s is classically pedestrian. Not awful. Just numbingly average, with...
Wash down your Halloween haul with these wine selections
Oct. 14 2015
Some serious shenanigans are about to go down at the end of the month
Medical marijuana market flooded with strain varieties
Oct. 14 2015
One of the most popular conversational topics in provisioning center lobbies and smokers circles nowadays is the vast number of Cannabis types, generally known as "strains."
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Cosmos to unveil new menu tonight
Sept. 23 2015
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23 — Attention Lansing foodies: Old Town pizza hotspot Cosmos, sister restaurant to Zoobie’s tavern, will unveil its fall menu at 5 p.m. today
Meds.Ink doles out quality medicine from its tiny storefront
Sept. 23 2015
When I pulled into the small parking lot, I tried to decide whether cramped or cozy best described the situation. As I walked up to the front door, I saw a sign on it that read, "No Card: No Meds." After...
Sept. 16 2015
Downtown Lansing's food scene has been a bit of a revolving door of late. From Brannigan Brothers transition to Suits and back to wine bars and donut shops and the ever evolving Urban Feast franchises,...
420 Solutions offers quality products, creative medibles
Sept. 9 2015
While traveling down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard one day, I noticed a brand new sign advertising a Review dispensary named 420 Solutions. The sign, with bright neon lettering, was easy to see from...
Wines selections for busy parents
Sept. 2 2015
The traffic on East Lansing’s main drag has picked up a notch or two in the last few weeks, which means we’re nearing the end of summer and the beginning of MSU’s fall semester....
Herbal Solutions offers wide variety, high quality
Aug. 26 2015
The front of downtown Ypsilanti’s Herbal Solutions features a large glass window with a basic neon “open” sign and the business’ name and address. It blends in well with...
From Nola to 'Nam
Aug. 19 2015
Pho-nomenal In 1968, I hitchhiked with a girl named Kelly from East Lansing to south Lansing. It was winter, it was late, and we didn’t care. We were on a quest for the most exotic food I’d...
Glazed and Confused creates a buzz opening week
Aug. 18 2015
When owner Pete Counseller opened Glazed and Confused Wednesday, he knew his doughnut focused bakery would fill a niche in the downtown Lansing food scene. “Downtown needed a bakery — especially...
The Provision Center serves Grand Rapids’ medical marijuana
Aug. 12 2015
I often hear patients say that they drive over an hour to Lansing to find a medical marijuana provisioning center (dispensary), particularly patients who live on the west side of the state....
Picking the best wines for your summer escapades
Aug. 5 2015
There are some valuable lessons to be learned about summertime booze consumption. First, glass is not your friend. You probably want to spend most of construction season outside, appreciating whatever...
July 15 2015
“Sixty years ago, I bellied up to the bar at Ed’s and had my first legal drink. As I recall, it was a $0.15 draft that came with a chunk of pickled bologna, a hard-boiled egg and some saltines....
July 15 2015
Since Paul Revere’s Tavern unceremoniously slammed its doors last summer, breaking hearts from Okemos to Grand Ledge, the pizza game in this town has been weak. So it was with a certain amount of...
July 9 2015
Restaurants are ranked in order, based on votes from our 2015 Top of the Town contest
Budget-friendly wines for weekend grilling
July 1 2015
It was a rough ride on the way to finding the ideal style of wine to pair with a hot dog, but a proper experiment needs to accumulate a large enough sample size. First you start with the correct gear:...
June 17 2015
There’s a little Italian restaurant we visit whenever we’re in Las Vegas. The food ranges from OK to not bad. But we keep coming back to Battista’s Hole in the Wall for the décor...

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