Sept. 9 2015
You can call it a restaurant. You can call it a cocktail lounge. Just don’t call Bridge Street Social, the new eatery coming to downtown DeWitt early next year, a wine bar. Sure, one of the co-owners...
Back to school edition
Sept. 2 2015
Welcome back, consumers — I mean students! While you were gone this summer, a whole roster of new businesses opened within walking distance of the campuses of Michigan State University, Lansing Community...
Aug. 26 2015
Every now and then, the news itself makes the news, giving this old media ouroboros a good old mouthful of print, radio or television broadcasting news. This just in: Local CBS affiliate WLNS announced...
Aug. 19 2015
All the attention is on downtown Lansing this week, with the new “urban bakery” Glazed and Confused selling out of its pastries in mere minutes and Domino’s Pizza Theater firing up its...
Aug. 12 2015
It’s hard work to look good. With all of the microdermabrasion facials, body waxing, laser hair removal, vein treatments and cellulite management casting the allure of eternal youth, it can be a...
Aug. 5 2015
Most aspiring restaurant owners spend hours working with ingredients, trying to develop dishes that will get people hooked. Rahel Musa, owner/operator of Teff-Riffic, an Ethiopean food stand inside the...
July 29 2015
A walkable Lansing bakery seems to be an anomaly. Roma Bakery sits on a busy one-way street a few blocks north of downtown. (It’s also the temporary home of former Old Town sweet shop, Whipped)....
July 22 2015
“The Food Network Effect” has created booming interest in the wheres, whys and hows of food production, as well as a seemingly unending hunger for organic, glutenfree and GMO-free foodstuffs....
July 15 2015
You think baseball games, you think hot dogs, beer and maybe the old peanuts-and- Cracker Jack combo. But Cooley Law School Stadium has gone the gourmet route with its new addition, Good Hops. The specialty...
July 8 2015
In the 1970s, Remington president Victor Kiam waved his company’s signature electric razor around in a series of ridiculous TV commercials, proudly declaring, “I liked the shaver so much, I...
July 1 2015
There haven’t yet been any car accidents attributed to Capital City BBQ yet, but that could soon change. Lansing’s newest barbecue joint is tucked in the back half of Sunshine Cellular, a cell...
The Knight Cap
June 24 2015
In the early ‘70s, a teenaged Leo Farhat was sitting in the dining room of the stillrelatively new Knight Cap in downtown Lansing when he looked around and told his date that he’d like to own...
June 17 2015
Historians may look back on Metro Lansing’s teen years as its Craft Beer Era. Since 2012, no fewer than four craft beer manufacturing facilities — microbreweries, brewpubs and tasting rooms...
Nola Bistro Pho & Po-Boys
May 27 2015
I can’t imagine there’s a huge crossover between New Orleans cooking and Asian cuisine. Sure, there are probably lots of folks out there who appreciate a nice bowl of gumbo and/or a bánh...
May 13 2015
As our society has become increasingly dependent on electronics, we’ve become just as reliant on the batteries that keep them going. Who hasn’t experienced the abject horror that comes from...
May 6 2015
In 1898, Lansing became home to an eponymous brewery on Turner Street. It closed 16 years later, and for more than a century the brand lay dormant. But like a kaiju roused from slumber by a nuclear detonation,...
April 29 2015
Now that international relations have warmed between the U.S. and Cuba (thanks, Obama — seriously), a good way for Metro Lansing diners to get acquainted with the Pearl of the Antilles might be to...
Saddleback Barbecue
April 22 2015
Business partners Matt Gillett and Travis Stoliker plan to open Saddleback Barbecue, a Southern-style barbecue joint, next month in REO Town. It’s named for the British saddleback, a distinctive...
April 15 2015
Last week, Whipped Bakery temporarily moved out of Old Town, setting up shop inside Roma Bakery Deli & Fine Foods. For the last year, Whipped, a specialty dessert shop, operated at 1216 Turner St., adjacent...
Downtown Lansing’s Knight Cap gets new owners, revamped interior
April 1 2015
Last September, I broke the news that an interested party had signed a purchase agreement with Charlie Sinadinos to buy her fine dining establishment, the Knight Cap, downtown Lansing’s longest continuously...

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