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June 21 2018
Eaton Rapids Craft is the new kid on the block, and like the beer mugs, it shows one way a little town can reinvent itself. The restaurant/bar was once the Miller Ice Cream Parlor, a snug little place...
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May 17 2018
StreetKitchen had me at hello. Literally. “Hello,” said the woman behind the counter in a lilting British accent. Can we just stop right here and say that any Midwestern guy between the ages...
cheddars pot pie
April 19 2018
They gather, and one by one, they confess their sins. “Hi. My name is Mark. I’m a restaurant critic, but honestly, what the hell do I know?” This came to mind as I was walking out of...
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March 22 2018
If there is a restaurant in town that I can call a second home, DeLuca’s is the place. It’s been in the same location on Willow Street since 1960, when it was known as the Willow Bar. I’ve...
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Feb. 15 2018
On our first visit, I knew beforehand I was going for comfort food. The meatloaf special with mashed potatoes, gravy and steamed vegetables and a roll ($7.95) fit the bill. The portions were generous and,...
envie
Jan. 18 2018
For starters, let’s underscore that EnVie is not, and doesn’t claim to be, a French restaurant. That, fellow diners, is a good thing
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Jan. 3 2018
Don’t let that stop you. Strap on your road trip shoes, burn a little non-renewable fossil fuel and make haste for Lula’s. As I said in my April review, this place has the tastes and aromas...
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Dec. 21 2017
On the Southern end of the food spectrum are items like smoked beef brisket ($12.95 for a half-pound) and baby back ribs ($30.95 for a full rack, plus two sides). I maintain that Saddleback BBQ in REO...
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Nov. 16 2017
My only insight boils down to three words: Attention to detail. I bring all of this up with Dusty’s Cellar in mind. This Okemos eatery has the look, the promise, the panache, to be great. Alas, it...
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Jan. 18 2017
Before we go any further, let me just spit it out: I have devolved into that lowliest of culinary creatures, the food snob. I can’t help it. I have been to the promised land on several occasions,...
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April 20 2016
Sunday 1754 Central Park Drive, Okemos thaiprincessmi.com, (517) 381-1558
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March 16 2016
Let’s run through our Creole sojourns in chronological order. Visit No. 1: I had a hankering for some “N’awlins” chow of the Cajun/ Creole variety, so I went straight for the gumbo...
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Feb. 17 2016
It’s true, I am a Coney Island hot dog snob. I’ve wolfed down Coneys from Cincinnati to the West Coast to those famed Coney competitors in Detroit, American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney...
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Jan. 20 2016
Thursday-Saturday 402 S. Washington Square, Lansing (517) 977-1349, midtownbrewingco.com
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Dec. 30 2015
Attached to Zoobie’s, a former factory bar, Cosmos turns out amazing gourmet pizzas and tapas-style dishes. The triple creme brie on bruschetta with basil pesto and balsamic reduction left me giddy....
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Dec. 16 2015
Knight Cap 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, closed Sunday
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Nov. 18 2015
Let’s get the bad news out of the way — the hummus at Zaytoon Mediterranean isn’t very good. An integral part of hummus is tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds. Unfortunately,...
Sept. 16 2015
Downtown Lansing's food scene has been a bit of a revolving door of late. From Brannigan Brothers transition to Suits and back to wine bars and donut shops and the ever evolving Urban Feast franchises,...
Aug. 19 2015
Pho-nomenal In 1968, I hitchhiked with a girl named Kelly from East Lansing to south Lansing. It was winter, it was late, and we didn’t care. We were on a quest for the most exotic food I’d...
May 27 2015
The plant eaters had won, or so we thought. Even our family was riven by the war. My son convinced our granddaughter that eating meat was a crime, and unhealthy. Another granddaughter took to Facebook...