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Wednesday, September 10,2014

She ate: Pushing the (egg) envelope

by Gabrielle Johnson
Let’s get the discussion about Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant’s location out of the way — it’s not great. As a lifelong Lansingite, there aren’t many areas of the city that make me feel uncomfortable. This is one of them. On our last visit, customers of the marijuana dispensary next door were having their custom orders prepared. The clientele was interesting.
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Wednesday, July 9,2014

She ate: Full of color, bursting with flavor

by Gabrielle Johnson
There are few things I like better than a slightly crisped, lightly greasy corn tortilla wrapped around a fragrant, flavorful protein (al pastor, or marinated pork, is my favorite), a pinch of queso fresco (soft, white, crumbly Mexican cheese) and packing a little heat — preferably from a chunky, fresh salsa.
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

She ate: Naan stop

by Gabrielle Johnson
The first time I went to Persis, my dining companion and I stopped in to try the $9.99 weekday lunch buffet. It was a bit later than the standard noon hour and the restaurant was virtually empty. We were seated and immediately grabbed plates and made our way down the line as I loaded my plate with tastes of almost everything.
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

She Ate: Nice buns

by Gabrielle Johnson
When I went to Sexton High School, we had an hour for lunch and everyone was allowed to leave campus. We would frequent the food court in the Lansing Mall, all of the fast food places on West Saginaw and the few nearby convenience stores. While we wouldn’t have been able to afford daily lunches at Fork in the Road, I for one would have saved up and splurged on Fridays.
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

She ate: A view to a kale

by Gabrielle Johnson
When I went to Capital Prime recently, I was impressed with the makeover the restaurant has undergone since converting into a steakhouse from its previous in carnation, Bar 30. The walls are a deep, smoky blue and modern chandeliers and artwork hang from the walls. There is a definite feeling of swank.
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Wednesday, November 13,2013

She ate: Slice of retro charm

by Gabrielle Johnson
Few things are more “East Lansing” than Coral Gables. Or, as people of a certain age affectionately refer to it, The Coral Gables. The landmark restaurant had slipped from my radar; I’d not been there since I was an undergrad and a girlfriend of mine waitressed the bre...
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

She Ate

Adventurous indulging

by Gabrielle Johnson
Let’s get one thing straight. If you’re looking for traditional Italian food dripping in mozzarella cheese and topped with a breaded chicken breast, Tannin ain’t the place for you. You’d be better served going across the street to the Olive Garden to indulge in their most recent vaguely Italian-sounding concoction.
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Wednesday, September 18,2013

She Ate

Do it yourself

by Gabrielle Johnson
I don’t want to cook my own food when I go out to eat (I’m thinking of a certain fondue chain). So when I heard about Bulgogi’s “grill your own meat” gimmick, I was skeptical.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

'Confidential'-ly speaking

Anthony Bourdain dishes on fellow celebrity chefs, farm-to-table dining and why he loves to make fun of hipsters

by Gabrielle Johnson
Anthony Bourdain had just returned to New York after spending a week in Spain filming his new CNN show, "Parts Unknown," when we spoke by phone recently. The bestselling author and culinary world's sexy, swaggering bÍte noire was sitting next to his 6-year-old daughter, who was playing Grand Theft Auto throughout the interview.
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Wednesday, January 23,2013

A French connection

Eaton Rapids chef offers private gourmet cooking lessons

by Gabrielle Johnson
Whichever argument you support in the age-old "eat to live vs. live to eat" debate, you have to admit that we spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about food. Eat for health. Eat for pleasure. Gluten-free. Paleo. Flexitarian. Food has its own vocabulary nowadays and someone has to teach you to speak the language.
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