Oct. 26 2016
At least once a week, lunchtime sneaks up on me. I ravenously wander from office to kitchen, hoping a soup or sandwich will magically materialize in front of me. It never happens. So I hop into the car...
Oct. 19 2016
I recently discovered Cuban coffee, which is served up locally at La Cocina Cubana food truck. While different than European coffee, the spirit is the same. This is dark, rich coffee. It’s meant...
Local bars make a play for foodies with elevated pub fare
Oct. 19 2016
Grass-fed beef. Kale. Goat cheese. Focaccia bread. This may sound like the start of a shopping list for a trip to Whole Foods, but these ingredients are featured in the recently revamped menu at downtown...
Oct. 12 2016
I love spinach, and my favorite way to enjoy it is in spinach pie. Over the years, I have collected lots of recipes for Greek spinach pie, aka spanakopita, but I’m just too lazy to go to all that...
Oct. 5 2016
A turkey burger is not a beef burger. Swapping a beef patty for a ground turkey patty on your burger for a “healthier option” does diners two disservices. First, lean ground turkey isn’t...
Creative cocktails mix liquor and wine
Oct. 5 2016
Wine reviewing is, essentially, a subjective snapshot of a wine. A bottle gets cracked open one day, and the wine taster goes on the adventure with food, friends and a little air. There is a lot to consider...
Sept. 28 2016
When I think about my go-to dishes, House of Hsu’s Chinese bean curd immediately comes to mind. I’ve been ordering this dish from the Grand Ledge restaurant for about 30 years
Sept. 21 2016
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Sept. 21 2016
That’s right, Eyjafjallajökull. No, I didn’t fall asleep on the keyboard. Nor are we discussing a minimalist armoire from Ikea. Eyjafjallajökull is a cocktail from American Fifth...
Sept. 14 2016
In honor of City Pulse’s annual Beer Issue, I bring you one of Lansing’s favorite remedies for having too many the night before. The Fleetwood Diner’s Hippie Hash is a heaping helping...
Sorry losers, Trump Winery makes best wines in America
Sept. 7 2016
Hey folks, listen up. There’s a lot of wine out there being sold in these troubling times. Here we are in Michigan, which I’m told is a pretty good environment for the wine industry. Are Old...
Sept. 7 2016
I feared that combining the two would be the proverbial too much of a good thing, but one sip of the Mid-Michigan M a n h a t t a n washed that concern away. Tavern 109 puts a twist on the traditional...
Aug. 31 2016
MSU starts classes today, and LCC started last week. Your Facebook feed is probably already jammed up with back-to-school photos of your friends’ kids, and it’s not even Labor Day yet. This...
Aug. 24 2016
When I was growing up, my family went on a lot of road trips. We’d go to Harrison to see Grandma and swim in Arnold Lake. Or to Kalamazoo to see my other grandparents — and stop at Sweetwater’s...
Lansing Brewing Co. complements beers with creative menu
Aug. 17 2016
Here, just a stone’s skip from the Grand River, the brewery pumps out brews that are, as the signage states, “best served cold and often.”
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...
Aug. 10 2016
We designed the Drink, the beverage-based companion to the Dish, to highlight cocktails and mixed drinks. But then I wandered into an Old Town coffee shop and met this sweet thing
City Pulse announces winners of best brunch competition
Aug. 10 2016
With the closing of Clara’s Lansing Station on June 26, mid-Michigan lost one of its most popular brunch locations. That raised a question in our minds: Who has the best brunch in Greater Lansing?...
Make your picnic pop with summer wine pairings
Aug. 3 2016
Nary a gourd can encapsulate the joie de vivre of summer like a watermelon. That juicy, lip-smackingly decadent treat offers palate-cleansing refreshment for a festive summer meal. As far as I’m...
Aug. 3 2016
For a stretch of several years, I didn’t set foot in Midtown Brewing Co. “I can make burgers at home,” I reasoned. “I’m a teetotaler,” I protested. “I don’t...