Top of the Town winners welcome newcomers
June 1 2016
It’s a temple devoted to breakfast. Golden Harvesters willingly stand for hours in line for the chance to sit in a cramped diner while being blasted with punk rock music, all for the chance to sample...
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)....
Longtime Roma Bakery owner finally dishes out recipes with new cookbook
Nov. 12 2014
Like a fine stock, Mena Castriciano’s cookbook has been simmering on the back burner for a long time. But this week her lifetime of dishing recipes becomes reality with “Cooking with Mena,”...
Unable to stand the heat, our food critic gets out of the kitchen to find delicious alternatives
June 22 2011
Dear Kitchen: Things are getting a little hot for me. We had a great time through the winter, your warmth and dedication unwavering. Alas, it could not last. It’s summer now, and I think I should...
July 1 2009
Well, it prob ably should. If you can manage to avoid the sweets, cookies, cakes and candies, owners Mena and Sostine Castriciano offer a few surprisingly nutritious options in their little North Cedar...
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...
Aggie Mae's Bakery
May 2 2012
Old Town just keeps getting sweeter. In March, Neva Austin, proprietor of breads, pastries, cakes and all things irresistible, opened a new, stand-alone location of her Aggie Mae’s Bakery on Grand...

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