Feb. 1 2017
It’s in a terrible location, tucked behind Kwik Car Wash, with only a barely-visible-from-Cedar-Street “BBQ” banner marking its River Street entrance. It’s tiny, with seating for...
Jan. 18 2017
“I would have loved to have stayed there — it’s a great location,” Miroquesada said. “But I understand (it was only temporary). I’m very grateful to Colleen for opening...
Dec. 28 2016
The French pride themselves on being at the cutting edge of cooking, and on this trend, they have us beat by a good 50 years. The croque monsieur sandwich, which first appeared on French menus in the early...
Dec. 21 2016
Decembers are always jam packed. There’s gift shopping, holiday concerts, family gatherings, charity events and so on and so forth. When I get home most evenings, I’m exhausted and more than...
Business displaced by fire until mid-January
Dec. 7 2016
A fire Tuesday morning at Jose’s Cuban Sandwich and Deli on Grand River Avenue has forced the sandwich shop out of its home. The deli hoped to reopen quickly, but the damage is worse than the owners...
Nov. 30 2016
“Oh great, another downtown sandwich shop,” I thought when Sarnie Shoppe announced it was opening in the renovated Knapp’s Centre
Nov. 23 2016
Thanksgiving is truly the king of holidays. It doesn’t have the stress of giftbuying. There are no costumed mascots inviting kids to sit on their laps for awkward photos. And there’s no underwhelming...
The Vault has sandwiches and salads on lock
Nov. 16 2016
Some of my fondest food memories revolve around picnics that began with a stop at the delicatessen. (Our favorite is Burritt’s Fresh Markets in Traverse City.) Now we have memories-in-the-making...
July 13 2016
The Vault Delicatessen named its T.N.T sandwich after a former employee of the Mason eatery. I prefer to imagine that it’s named after late, great jazz musicians Thelonious Monk, Nat Adderley and...
June 8 2016
The Buffalo chicken sandwich from Waterfront Bar & Grill features grilled chicken — not fried — which is tossed in Buffalo sauce, so it’s not too heavy. It’s topped with melted...
May 18 2016
Steakhouse Philly, on the eastern edge of Lansing at the corner of Clippert and Kalamazoo streets, offers traditional Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and gyros — or you can split the difference and...
April 13 2016
Since I graduated from college, I’ve found there are increasingly fewer mornings — or afternoons, for that matter — where I’ve woken with a pounding hangover followed by a pledge...
Waterfront Bar leads a thriving riverfront entertainment scene
June 11 2014
Downtown Lansing’s Waterfront Bar & Grill is a work in progress. For those who have longed for a vibrant riverfront, including restaurants, the fact that Lansing now boasts a restaurant gracing the...
Stateside Deli satisfies a sandwich lover's cravings
June 27 2012
The sandwich shop that stacks the meat high, with locations in East Lansing and Okemos, has a menu you’d expect from a deli: a few dozen sandwiches and burgers, sides that mostly take a trip through...
Food Fight team takes on deli favorite
Sept. 19 2012
The northwest suburbs of Detroit are home to a large Jewish population and (un-coincidentally) some of the state's finest delicatessens. Many mid-Michiganders who are native to the region still dream of...
Cafes & Diners
July 18 2012
Washington Square, Lansing. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11-2 Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 374-2784. www.ted-dees.com
New sandwich shop turns the tide toward fast casual dining
Aug. 22 2012
In the grand war of restaurant styles, legions of drive-thrus with rock bottom prices — matching the quality of the food — stand on one side of the battlefield. On the other end stand the...
Feb. 22 2012
SUGAR SHACK — A cupcake connoisseur's paradise, Sugar Shack has nothing but sweets to make your mouth sing: enormous and slightly less than enormous cupcakes, brownies, cookies, pies and more
Jan. 11 2012
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Sept. 8 2010
The location suits Vivanco well for now; his goal, based on experience in the restaurant business, is to grow slowly, to make sure each sandwich is made the way his customers want and expect, and to build...

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