Portable Feast is living up to its name
April 13 2010
For seven and a half years, Portable Feast and Friends in Old Town was anything but mobile. Sure, owner Sharon Hind supplemented her walk-in customers with catering gigs, but it wasn’t like her restaurant...
There was plenty to pour — and adore — at annual MSU Museum Wine Tasting event
April 13 2010
The annual MSU Museum Wine Tasting Fundraiser at the Kellogg Center on March 26 again provided a vinous cornucopia of current release wines which were eagerly evaluated by hundreds of attendees. More than...
Mary’s Homestyle Catering owner finds inspiration all around her
March 10 2010
Before Mullins opens her kitchen on any given morning at the Mega Mall on US-27, north of Lansing, she never quite knows what her little café will offer. She rolls up her sleeves, checks out what...
Burgess Cellars unveils tantalizing tastes
March 3 2010
Kellogg Center’s State Room provided the perfect setting for a tasting of current vintage and library wines from Burgess Cellars. Small family-run wineries in Napa Valley are becoming an increasingly...
Feb. 24 2010
Those of us who enjoy dining out know all too well that restaurant wine prices can stretch the budget. For the non-expense account crowd, that may mean ordering entry-level wine instead of that better...
Feb. 24 2010
Summer is here, and the next four months will bring a full slate of fun wine events around the state On June 13, take an easy day trip to the Ella Sharp Wine and Art Festival in Jackson, featuring art,...
Festival showcases latest wines from Leelenau, Old Mission
Feb. 24 2010
On June 13, the northern Michigan community of Leland welcomed thousands of guests for the 24th edition of the Leland Wine and Food Festival
Feb. 24 2010
One minute past midnight on the third Thursday in November it’s the time established by the French government for the much over-hyped annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau, the first finished wine...
Sutter Home family offers much more than White Zinfandel
Feb. 24 2010
Nearly four decades ago the Trinchero family, proprietors of Sutter Home Winery, revolutionized the mass-market, entry-level wine business with the introduction of White Zinfandel, that omnipresent “pretty...
Dining halls serve distinctive cuisine
Feb. 24 2010
Don’t expect a rectangular slab of greasy pizza or a ladle-full of slop from a hair-netted lunch lady in the residence hall dining areas at Michigan State University. The days of “mystery meat...
Popular chain plans Lansing launch
Feb. 24 2010
The time it takes to get a Zoup! restaurant up and running after naming a franchisee varies greatly, Ersher said. Securing real estate is usually the most cumbersome obstacle, typically taking anywhere...