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Dec. 6 2018
Fresh tea leaves imported straight from the mountains of Taiwan are the base for dozens of traditional, fruit and flavored tea offerings at East Lansing’s new Ding Tea — the first foray for...
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Nov. 29 2018
Colala will serve takeout staples alongside authentic Chinese regional specialties. And if the food tastes familiar, that's because the place is run by a branch of the same family that runs longtime Eastside...
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Nov. 29 2018
“Having regularly scheduled meals to keep yourself focused and energized, eating a variety of foods to satisfy various nutrition needs and trusting your body. By eating well and being physical active,...
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Nov. 22 2018
But let’s not ignore the strides this most hallowed of Lansing streets have made. When I was a cub reporter, contiguous blocks of Michigan Avenue were a mashup of massage parlors and dodgy second-floor...
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Nov. 15 2018
Back in 2015, Michigan State University graduates Andrew Gauthier and Monica Lucas opened their first ‘60s and ‘70s themed bakery known as Groovy Donuts in Williamston. The retro shop officially...
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Nov. 15 2018
“We were able to adjust quickly to life in Lansing,” Eshkuntana said. “There is no comparison between the life I lived in Jordan and Palestine and the life I live here. The simplest rights...
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Nov. 8 2018
Sometimes this may be used more tongue-in-cheek, i.e. the “garbage plates” of Rochester, New York, alongside the local Genesee Ale, but often there is real harmony in drinking something that...
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Nov. 8 2018
Let’s start with the base of a sandwich: the bread. The baguette is no feather pillow. Feeling the texture of authentic bread is surprising in a sandwich. In our fool’s errand quest for giant...
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Nov. 1 2018
While I still enjoy a good hot and sour recipe — I crave Tom Yum soup. Specifically, the one from my favorite restaurant in town: Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant. Its version of Tom Yum is chock...
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Nov. 1 2018
The shop’s original chocolatiers, John and Mary Gilbert, began the company in Findlay, Ohio, in 1893 before moving to Jackson. By 1913, the store was a venerable two-story “factory.”...
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Oct. 25 2018
Starting off as a dishwasher for Saddleback BBQ after moving to Lansing in 2015, Nick Drumm, 23, is now one of the smoke pit eatery’s co-owners. Over the years, Drumm learned the tricks of the trade...
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Oct. 18 2018
Before diving headfirst into the fare, let’s settle the question: What does Green Dot mean? Turns out, it was once a horse-racing stable in Detroit, as we were told by our server. The original Green...
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Oct. 11 2018
Steve Swart, whom you might also know from his DJ performances around town, began Ruckus Ramen as a simple passion project. A series of sold-out, one-nightonly events led to his ramen concepts taking up...
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Oct. 4 2018
If you’re “all in” for the Michigan experience, you’d be doing yourself a disservice to not try a riesling or two. Most of Michigan’s best rieslings are produced from vines...
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Sept. 20 2018
But after two visits to Punk Taco, I found the best thing about this place is a large scrawl of faux graffiti on the north wall. It was funny and thought-provoking. The best line is a quote from Henry...
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Sept. 13 2018
As sushi becomes a culinary mainstay in the United States, new restaurants are able to further experiment with the potential for the raw succulent cuts of fish. Enter PokéLab, an East Lansing eatery...
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Sept. 6 2018
The wine industry on the West Coast fits very well into this complicated narrative of America. Many pre-Prohibition settlers were Italian. So, go figure, when they wanted to plant vines, they would often...
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Aug. 30 2018
Thapa said Himalayan cuisine also employs both rice and noodles equally, so the choice between the two is really up to the customer. He does not require his chefs to be intimately experienced with preparing...
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Aug. 23 2018
James Cheskaty, 33, is the head chef and co-owner of EnVie in downtown Lansing. Cheskaty has always had an interest in cooking, and his long-term dream of owning and cooking at his own restaurant came...
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Aug. 16 2018
Reality snapped me back to the present, and I ordered the Red Stripe sandwich. The best part of it turns out to be the name; Red Stripe is the unofficial king of Jamaican beers. The menu’s description...