Pairing wines with Hollywood’s most famous Christmas dinners
Dec. 7 2016
It’s time for some real holiday talk, Lansing
RED’S SMOKEHOUSE FOOD TRUCK / PIE HOLE PIZZA TRUCK / SARNIE SHOPPE / HOT CHICKEN KITCHEN
Sept. 28 2016
Being the seat of the state government, the home to Michigan State University and a key player in the rebounding auto industry are some of the more high-profile aspects of Metro Lansing’s economy
Aug. 17 2016
To be clear, the three buck lunch is not on the menu. It’s the name I gave to my favorite lunch combination from the Michigan Avenue pizza joint. The three buck lunch comprises three $1 items: a...
Bountiful thrift store sits you down and heats your pizza
Aug. 17 2016
It’s hard to believe we almost lost the surprisingly cozy 23,000-square-foot St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store to a fire in 2011. In spite of the imposing, almosttoo-nice-looking 2013 rebuild, the...
April 20 2016
Just like I shouldn’t have to tell you to check out the “Mona Lisa” next time you’re in Paris, I shouldn’t have to tell you to check out Cosmos’ pizzas. (If you want...
July 15 2015
Since Paul Revere’s Tavern unceremoniously slammed its doors last summer, breaking hearts from Okemos to Grand Ledge, the pizza game in this town has been weak. So it was with a certain amount of...
Cosmos supplies a close encounter of the food kind
Jan. 28 2015
After months of anticipation, Cosmos opened its doors to the public earlier today. Old Town’s newest restaurant, Cosmos features a selection of wood-fired pizzas sure to delight Lansing’s adventurous...
Pizzano's offers 'pub grub' and beyond
Feb. 18 2015
Blue collar charm Standing in Piazzano’s parking lot, I looked across Grand River Avenue at a darkened, silent lumber yard. It struck me that Piazzano’s is like several other Lansing...
Pizza entrepreneur wants to mobilize food carts in north Lansing
April 30 2014
Mobile food carts are the ronin of the dining world: Rootless, solitary creatures, easily transportable to “hot” locations, good at getting a job done and then disappearing when the mission’s...
July 12 2013
Here is my theory about pizza. In the days when Congress was still capable of action, it passed the obscure but life-altering Defense of Pizza Act (DOPA)
This new pizza place deserves a few bravos
July 11 2012
Opening a new pizza place in town is like planting a tree in the forest: There’s plenty of competition, and even if you survive it’s tough to stand out
Food Fight team focuses on Italian favorite
Jan. 16 2013
Well that didn't take long: Barely two weeks into the new year and already the folks making up this month's Food Fight team have reverted to our gluttonous selves. But with the title of Best Lasagna in...
When business drooped, Paul Revere’s Tavern owner Jim Driscoll came up with a revolutionary idea
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...
Find your inner Hawaiian during Mighty Uke Day
May 2 2012
Back in 1938, musician Andy Cummings was nearing the end of a long tour with the Paradise Islands Revue when he arrived in Lansing on an icy winter day. After his performance, the temperature had dropped...
Organic ingredients are the secret of Pizza Pi’s delicious dishes
Jan. 26 2011
Little known facts: Organic, woodfired pizza tastes better and makes you smarter. OK, so only the first part is verifiable, but if you stop into Pizza Pi along the Grand River corridor in East Lansing,...
May 11 2011
You don’t need to leave Lansing to get into the Aloha spirit Mighty Uke Day is a celebration of the joyful Aloha spirit of the ukulele. The free event, taking place indoors and outdoors at various...
Falsetta’s Casa Nova brought pizza to Lansing and the restaurant remains a local hot spot
Feb. 9 2011
College kids led the way. A rapidly expanding Michigan State University, fuelled by World War II veterans benefitting from the G.I. Bill, brought students from the East Coast, where pizza was already well...
Wild Beaver Saloon unveils a mid-day menu
Oct. 6 2010
After keeping downtown Lansing lunchgoers waiting nearly five months for something to gnaw on, the Wild Beaver Saloon is finally open for lunch. Nothing on the menu is over $10, which makes it expense...
Dining halls serve distinctive cuisine
Feb. 24 2010
Don’t expect a rectangular slab of greasy pizza or a ladle-full of slop from a hair-netted lunch lady in the residence hall dining areas at Michigan State University. The days of “mystery meat...
March 4 2009
There’s nothing like the combination of mozzarella, tomato sauce and dough to get the taste buds screaming. And in the Lansing, area you’re likely less than a stone’s throw from the nearest...

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