One formidable French valley yields a variety of tantalizing wines
Nov. 3 2010
The under-appreciation factor, which for years made these wines screaming bargains, is disappearing, but this region of France remains a great source of highquality wines without the higher price tag of...
Familiar favorites shine in new Woody’s Oasis
Nov. 3 2010
With shiny new digs only 500 feet west of its former home in the Trowbridge Plaza, Woody’s Oasis is now showing off its kabobs, hummus and schawarma in style, even if it was difficult to say goodbye...
Golden Wok owner promises customers, ’I will make you happy’
Oct. 27 2010
Golden Wok in East Lansing kept two menus for a long time because owner Ginny Cheung wasn’t sure how receptive (or adventurous) diners would be in the Midwest. She’s been pleasantly surprised...
Regulations benefit Michigan industries and protect citizens
Oct. 13 2010
Michigan citizens, Michigan jobs and Michigan values.They define the parameters of Michigan’s system regulating the sale and distribution of alcohol. For more than 76 years, this system has worked....
Proposed regulations on wine sales might make consumers see red
Oct. 6 2010
Hold on to your rights, wine lovers, because they are (still) under attack by the associations representing beer and wine wholesalers on state and national levels
Wild Beaver Saloon unveils a mid-day menu
Oct. 6 2010
After keeping downtown Lansing lunchgoers waiting nearly five months for something to gnaw on, the Wild Beaver Saloon is finally open for lunch. Nothing on the menu is over $10, which makes it expense...
The secret is out MSU’s Visiting Chef Series is informative and utterly delicious
Sept. 29 2010
Approximately 100 foodies gathered last Wednesday and Thursday in a soft-lit conference room lined with cloth-covered dinner tables each equipped with four wine glasses (you see where this is going?),...
Caravan to Pakistan Karahi King Grill: A destination to savor
Sept. 22 2010
Lansing isn’t Singapore or Istanbul, but it’s no culinary backwater, either. Snap a giant needle onto the Capitol dome, spin it like a compass and you’ll find stuffed Greek gyros to the...
Old Chicago's Oktoberfest tour taps the real deal
Sept. 15 2010
With Christmas comes a mad license to max out your credit card. The Fourth of July sanctions loud explosions in your front yard. On Halloween, you can wield a bloody axe without raising an eyebrow. But...
A deli brings the tastes of Cuba to Lansing
Sept. 8 2010
Lansing has a handful of fantastic, inconspicuous eateries, and Jose’s Cuban Sandwich & Deli is on that list. Housed in a gas station at the corner of Kalamazoo Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Jose’s...
A deli brings the tastes of Cuba to Lansing
Sept. 8 2010
Lansing has a handful of fantastic, inconspicuous eateries, and Jose’s Cuban Sandwich & Deli is on that list.Housed in a gas station at the corner of Kalamazoo Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Jose’s...
A little imagination plus a little libation can add up to a whole lot of fall fun
Sept. 1 2010
Sadly, the long days of summer and barbecue season are waning. But the colorful days of autumn are almost here: People are returning from summer holidays, football season is upon us, and the opportunity...
Sept. 1 2010
Karahi King Grill opened during the summer in the Trowbridge Plaza in East Lansing, around the corner from Woody’s Oasis, next door to Korea House
Tiny Golden Harvest delivers powerhouse breakfast options
Aug. 25 2010
But I have a confession. I feel I need to come clean about my sentimental favorite, the place I habitually return to despite all of Lansing’s wonderful choices, my sinful lover bacon-wrapped in guilt....
Despite location change, Thailand maintains its authentic flavors
Aug. 18 2010
While spicy food is a characteristic of many Thai dishes, Hicks says customers can control heat in most dishes. Authentic recipes are a source of pride for Thailand. Consistency can be expected, too, as...
A Hawaiian native cooks up delicacies at Pii Lani’s Buffet
Aug. 11 2010
Born and raised in Hawaii, Piilani moved to the Lansing area over 30 years ago and began an ongoing catering business. Her new venture features a daily lunch buffet and, if all goes according to plan,...
Michigan wines impress at Leland festival
Aug. 4 2010
I was curious to see if there would be many wines from the challenging 2009 vintage, and how they would show, but most of the wines continued to be 2007 and 2008 juice
Tex-Mex restaurant has had a bumpy ride; now its back in business
July 29 2010
Ramon’s, a family-run restaurant owned by Margarita and Ramon Fuentes that once had two locations in Lansing, opened in 1976 before shuttering in 2002
But owner Kevin Nichols insists quality produce is worth the extra effort
July 21 2010
On any given day, Bella Harvest offers 20 to 25 varieties of produce. In the winter, very little is organic, and that disappoints customers. As the growing season matures, though, organic options proliferate...
’Drinking your lunch’ is hardly a disgrace at Eden’s Juice
July 14 2010
Patrons recently celebrated the grand opening of Eden’s Juice in downtown Lansing. The juice bar, in business since March, welcomed friends both old and new, celebrities and average Joes to select...

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