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 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...
June 10 2015
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 — Eight days after being shut down by the health department for having no running water, Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant is scheduled to reopen on Friday
May 20 2015
Leo Jerome wants to be there the day the wrecking crew levels Story Oldsmobile. Last week, Jerome announced he’d sold the eastside Lansing property to a market rate housing developers. There’s...
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,...
March 25 2015
Last month I told you about Henry’s on the Square, a new specialty goods market on downtown Lansing’s South Washington Square that was designed to slowly incorporate elements of restaurant,...
March 11 2015
The rumors are false! Contrary to what the Lansing State Journal reported last week, longtime Lansing restaurant the Knight Cap will not permanently close on March 21. Instead, it’s getting a new...
Feb. 25 2015
The local craft beer scene continues to boom with the recent announcement that Ellison Brewery and Spirits, a proposed new microbrewery/ microdistillery, will open in East Lansing later this year. The...
Feb. 18 2015
Just to be clear: There’s nobody named Dan behind the scenes at Dan’s Coney Island — at least not now. The fledgling diner on Lansing’s south side may coincidentally hire an eponymous...
Feb. 11 2015
Before Carl Lewis, Jeff Bezos and President Barack Obama made it to the top of their respective fields, they all worked in fast food — Olympic Gold medalist Lewis and Amazon founder Bezos worked...
Feb. 4 2015
In the 1933 novel “Lost Horizon,” author James Hilton dreamed up Shangri- La, a utopian society populated with a citizenry that doesn’t age. Last fall, a new Lansing business opened that...
Jan. 28 2015
Downtown Lansing’s new bar is hot. Literally hot — it’s in the low- to mid- 90s inside. “It’s not even as hot as it could be,” said Patty Sutherland. “Hot yoga...
Jan. 21 2015
Lansing gets intergalactic Wednesday with the opening of Cosmos, a wood-fired pizzeria attached to intown Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern. Co-owner Sam Short said Zoobie’s, the 2-year-old craft beer,...
Jan. 14 2015
“Selma” comes along at the right time and with precisely the right message to give hope for a nation that still needs to proclaim #blacklivesmatter. The Martin Luther King Jr. biopic has none...

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