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Sept. 14 2016
In honor of City Pulse’s annual Beer Issue, I bring you one of Lansing’s favorite remedies for having too many the night before. The Fleetwood Diner’s Hippie Hash is a heaping helping...
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Sorry losers, Trump Winery makes best wines in America
Sept. 7 2016
Hey folks, listen up. There’s a lot of wine out there being sold in these troubling times. Here we are in Michigan, which I’m told is a pretty good environment for the wine industry. Are Old...
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Sept. 7 2016
I feared that combining the two would be the proverbial too much of a good thing, but one sip of the Mid-Michigan M a n h a t t a n washed that concern away. Tavern 109 puts a twist on the traditional...
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Aug. 31 2016
MSU starts classes today, and LCC started last week. Your Facebook feed is probably already jammed up with back-to-school photos of your friends’ kids, and it’s not even Labor Day yet. This...
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Aug. 24 2016
When I was growing up, my family went on a lot of road trips. We’d go to Harrison to see Grandma and swim in Arnold Lake. Or to Kalamazoo to see my other grandparents — and stop at Sweetwater’s...
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Lansing Brewing Co. complements beers with creative menu
Aug. 17 2016
Here, just a stone’s skip from the Grand River, the brewery pumps out brews that are, as the signage states, “best served cold and often.”
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Aug. 17 2016
To be clear, the three buck lunch is not on the menu. It’s the name I gave to my favorite lunch combination from the Michigan Avenue pizza joint. The three buck lunch comprises three $1 items: a...
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Aug. 10 2016
We designed the Drink, the beverage-based companion to the Dish, to highlight cocktails and mixed drinks. But then I wandered into an Old Town coffee shop and met this sweet thing
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City Pulse announces winners of best brunch competition
Aug. 10 2016
With the closing of Clara’s Lansing Station on June 26, mid-Michigan lost one of its most popular brunch locations. That raised a question in our minds: Who has the best brunch in Greater Lansing?...
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Make your picnic pop with summer wine pairings
Aug. 3 2016
Nary a gourd can encapsulate the joie de vivre of summer like a watermelon. That juicy, lip-smackingly decadent treat offers palate-cleansing refreshment for a festive summer meal. As far as I’m...
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Aug. 3 2016
For a stretch of several years, I didn’t set foot in Midtown Brewing Co. “I can make burgers at home,” I reasoned. “I’m a teetotaler,” I protested. “I don’t...
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July 27 2016
I am a craft beer fan and, if you’ll permit me this brag, I have been on the bandwagon longer than most
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City Pulse launches Best Brunch Contest
July 20 2016
Brunch is a juicy portmanteau word for a glorified late breakfast — usually a big one, leaving you stuffed full of pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, eggs and an infinitely variable smorgasbord of...
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July 20 2016
Cajun cuisine has slowly made its way into Lansing and there’s no better place to start ranking it than with the original home wrecker, Jumbeaux
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July 20 2016
Meet the Jaws Roll from Maru Sushi & Grill. See that massive cut curving above the plate like a Flintstones bronto rib? That’s a kama (collar bone cut) from a yellowtail hamachi, a large fish used...
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Cold brewing offers summer options for coffee drinkers
July 13 2016
For centuries, Americans have made coffee in more or less the same way: running boiling water through ground coffee beans. But a growing number of coffee makers and boutique coffee houses are offering...
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July 13 2016
The Vault Delicatessen named its T.N.T sandwich after a former employee of the Mason eatery. I prefer to imagine that it’s named after late, great jazz musicians Thelonious Monk, Nat Adderley and...
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Finding wines that will last until your child’s 21st birthday
July 6 2016
A question frequently asked in wine shops goes something like this: “My son/ daughter was born in 1995. Do you have any wines from that year for his/her 21st birthday?” Unfortunately, that...
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July 6 2016
I finally found an excellent chicken gyro a few years ago at the State Side Deli in Okemos. The most clutch move here is very basic but so important —toasting the pita bread. You don’t realize...
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June 29 2016
Several people had told me that the food at Black Cat Bistro was really good, but once I heard about the café’s selection of specialty bloody marys, I knew I had to investigate. The bar’s...