March 28 2012
The big player in short-order Mexican sets up shop in a little trailer along Michigan Avenue. El Oasis, which has a second location inside a party store on the corner of Cedar Street and Miller Road, serves...
March 21 2012
A part of the Urban Feast restaurant management group that has footprints in the Lansing area (with Troppo, Tavern on the Square and Edmund´s Pastime) and on the west side of the state, the Black...
March 14 2012
We started with the chicken lettuce wraps ($7.49) which are a study in contrast. Full leaves of romaine fan out from a chicken and vegetable mixture punctuated with pineapple chunks and served in a deep...
March 14 2012
The Purple Carrot food truck will present programs at two CADL locations next month, according to owner Nina Santucci. Santucci will conduct a cooking demon stration with co-owner Anthony Maiale using...
Feb. 22 2012
Open only a few months, Chick'n & Fix'ns is still working out the kinks, as the smiling and well-managed yet slightly stiff servers will attest. What it may lack in polish is made up for in earnest friendliness,...
Feb. 15 2012
Joy Baldwin, food systems project manager for NorthWest Initiative, is working on a healthier alternative to the neighborhood ice cream truck
Feb. 8 2012
Korea House is modestly situated along the western face of the Trowbridge Plaza. Mirrored window film gives the exterior a distinctive, though opaque, look. One is happy to read the black sign with orange...
Feb. 2 2012
Many of us seem to have an assembly-line mentality when it comes to dining out, and perhaps that’s understandable in a car town: We want to eat cheap, fast and in vast quantities. Maybe it’s...
Jan. 25 2012
The East Lansing Food Co-op is looking good these days, thanks largely to extensive renovations that took a year to come to fruition
Jan. 25 2012
The promise of broasted chicken is that it is moister, tastes better than other chain chicken shacks and has less fat and fewer calories than other fried chicken — though, as one of my dining companions...
Jan. 18 2012
Hank’s offers everything from ox tails to neck bones, chicken wings, gyros, corned beef, tacos and, on the weekends, hand-tossed specialty pizzas
Jan. 11 2012
Emil's Italian Restaurant emphasizes its family heritage and calls itself a family-friendly eatery. With the soft lighting and intimate booths, many also consider it a romantic destination for first dates...
Jan. 4 2012
Early on New Year’s Eve morning, plates of eggs, pancakes and bacon were stacking up at the order window for loyal patrons visiting Sawyer’s Gourmet Pancake House the day before it turned off...
Dec. 28 2011
Red Cedar opened earlier this year adjacent to the Brookfield Plaza, at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Hagadorn Road
Dec. 21 2011
euro;Ieuro;ve been barbecuing all enough flavor from the rub (sans MSG and binders, Mendoza notes) all by itself, any extra sauce would be my life, doing brisket in the backyard since I was 5 years King...
Dec. 14 2011
The name Grumpy s Diner conjures up a sour-faced old man waving off complaints as he barks at waitresses through an order window. I expected sassy service, brittle bacon and overcooked eggs
Nov. 23 2011
Ice cases with assorted fresh fish line one side of the market/restaurant. Expressionless faces of ocean perch, catfish, white bass, walleye and cod peer out from the glass case. Some were apparently fresher...
Nov. 16 2011
A good New York-style pizza should be built to be held with three fingers: forefinger on top, pinching down with thumb and middle underneath, folding up the sides of large slices into a U-shape, toppings...
Nov. 9 2011
The ownership s new brick and mortar restaurant, at the point where Saginaw Street and Oakland Avenue converge, continues the excellence. See for yourself. Take a date, your parents, someone from out of...
Oct. 26 2011
Table service is well executed at Dusty’s. Clad in all-black, the serving staff is friendly, knowledgeable and purposeful