Nov. 16 2016
While browsing some old issues of City Pulse, I stumbled onto a delicious life hack. In the search for Lansing’s best olive burger, my predecessor, Allan I. Ross, found himself at Harry’s Place....
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....
July 1 2015
Why do you love Michigan? Art therapist Kate Roos is attempting to gather answers to this question through a collaborative art project on wheels. Roos and a team from the Ann Arbor-based Aartworks Project...
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...
World class food and drinks make Gracie's the place to be
May 8 2013
Ever read a glowing restaurant review and think, "The reviewer must be on the payroll — no place is that good."
July 12 2013
For years, I've heard about this little neighborhood Italian place in Grand Ledge. People swore by it, but I was never sufficiently tempted to make the drive to the other side of town. It takes a lot to...
Food Fight tackles Michigan original
Feb. 13 2013
Of the many things Michigan is famous for — the Great Lakes, Motown music, Madonna — some things tend to fly under the national radar and remain (mostly) local secrets — the Sleeping...
Okemos eatery is surf and turf from top to bottom
May 9 2012
A small collection of cylindrical amber fixtures hang at one end of the dining room, bathing the space in an orange-hued light that highlights extensive woodwork, sage green accents and tables so clean...
Emil's Italian Restaurant is Lansing's oldest eatery, but these days the atmosphere outclasses the food
Jan. 11 2012
Emil's Italian Restaurant emphasizes its family heritage and calls itself a family-friendly eatery. With the soft lighting and intimate booths, many also consider it a romantic destination for first dates...
No-frills No Thai! caters to the college crowd
April 25 2012
There are a couple of spots in town that I head to if I don’t feel like rustling up my own Thai curry at home, but it’s not like the Lansing area is a magnet for the southeast Asian cuisine....
Nip-n-Sip serves up deep-fried memories
July 13 2011
We pulled in next to one of many drive-up menus that surround the kitchen and server station hub in the center of the lot. At Nip-n-Sip, your car is your commissary, although tables underneath two metal...
Don’t let first impressions fool you: Korea House is well worth visiting
Feb. 8 2012
Korea House is modestly situated along the western face of the Trowbridge Plaza. Mirrored window film gives the exterior a distinctive, though opaque, look. One is happy to read the black sign with orange...
Now in Delta Township, the venerable restaurant has expanded its menu
May 11 2011
Reborn in comfortable new digs on Saginaw Road near Creyts Road, Dimitri’s is now run by Stamiti Stathopoulos, son of the restaurant’s namesake. The decision to reopen was not easy (or cheap),...
Xiao China Grille tailors its elegant dishes for Lansing’s taste buds
May 25 2011
Cheng, whose family immigrated to the New York area in 1982 from the Fujian province in southeast China, has been in the restaurant business for most of his life. He’s seen what works in New York,...
Tex-Mex restaurant has had a bumpy ride; now its back in business
July 29 2010
Ramon’s, a family-run restaurant owned by Margarita and Ramon Fuentes that once had two locations in Lansing, opened in 1976 before shuttering in 2002
Restaurant offers hand-crafted Asian favorites
Dec. 23 2009
Chinese food and Christmas became inexorably linked with the release of the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story.” You know the part near the end: the Bumpus hounds obliterate the Christmas turkey,...
Eggs Benedict
Nov. 18 2009
Last Sunday morning, four local foodies (a writer, two stand-up comedians and a professional baker) embarked on a five-hour tour around Lansing and East Lansing in search of the city’s best eggs...
Falsetta’s Casa Nova still knows way to diners’ hearts
March 11 2009
In a kitchen on Lansing’s southwest side, large rings of onion are hand-dipped in a homemade batter before transforming into some of the finest golden brown delights found around town
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...
New spot brings southern-style tastes to East Lansing
Feb. 4 2009
The bold, spicy-sweet flavor of Kansas City has an East Lansing home at Brother’s Grill, a sandwich joint on Grand River Avenue in the space formerly occupied by Big Ten Burrito

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