April 19 2017
Let us start today by singing the praises of Lula’s Cookhouse’s fried chicken ($15.99). The breading is light and, dare I say, buttery. The skin crackles and crunches as you bite into it, and...
April 12 2017
But back to the wings. To paraphrase their namesake, these wings ain’t nothing to eff with. These wings are smoked then flash fried, giving them a great smoky flavor while creating a nice, crispy...
Checking out value wines for warm weather adventures
April 5 2017
I was in a store this month and I saw two rosé packages, a canned rosé 4-pack in cardboard with the package top reading “stay basic” and a wine called Brosé. Dudes in salmon-colored...
April 5 2017
I’ve been a semi-regular diner at Sushi Ya since roughly 2007, when my brother lived in an apartment directly above its old location near the corner of Abbot Road and Grand River Avenue. (Both Sushi...
March 29 2017
I imagine my first-bite reaction to Cugino’s arancini was similar to a dragon's thoughts while biting into a knight in full armor: “Crusty on the exterior but quite warm and rather chewy on...
MSU grad Raji Singh brings luxury tea brand to East Lansing
March 22 2017
Singh, 25, is the North American business development director for luxury tea brand Newby Teas. While her taste in tea has evolved with her new job, her original statement isn’t too far off from...
March 22 2017
When I visit a restaurant, I’m always looking for interesting you-can-only-get-it-here items. On my most recent trip to Olympic Broil, I strayed from my usual order — olive burger and onion...
March 15 2017
Ginger spice and mild pine notes are set against citrus sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Nothing is overpowering. Whe ther you’re slurping up some udon soup for lunch or settling in for a nice...
March 15 2017
We choose the smoked salmon pâté and a charcuterie plate for starters. The pâté ($12) gets good marks, with the requisite smokiness smoothed out by a dill-based sour cream. The...
March 8 2017
In my kitchen, the motto is a little different: “Feta makes it better.” From pasta to pizza to soup, so many things benefit from a healthy sprin- kling of the Greek cheese. I’ve recently...
March 1 2017
As the temperatures hovered in the mid-50s Thursday, I couldn’t resist the urge to get out of the office and wander down to the El Oasis food truck, purveyors of some of Lansing’s finest Mexican...
Exploring wine pairings for Lent
March 1 2017
Paczki — pronounced “poonch-kee”— exist because Polish Catholics needed to use up all the eggs, lard and sugar in the house before Lent began. This traditionally takes place on...
MSU student’s food app not just for foodies
March 1 2017
Like many life-changing journeys, David Welsh’s latest venture began with a low point. In September 2015, the Michigan State University student was in Chicago and began to feel ill. It got so bad...
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Farm to table movement takes hold in Greater Lansing
March 1 2017
The farm to table concept seems pretty intuitive: You eat what’s close because it’s easy, it’s affordable and it’s healthy. So it’s no surprise that in the last decade it’s...
Craft & Mason Coffee Roasters wins 2017 Good Food Award
Feb. 28 2017
At the end of January, Lansing’s Craft & Mason Coffee Roasters was honored with a Good Food Award for its Ethiopia Hunkute coffee. This is the first year Craft & Mason competed in the Good Food Awards,...
Feb. 22 2017
Patbingsu, also known as bingsu or bingsoo, is a shaved ice treat. Softer than the crunchy snow cones you get at the ballpark but more powdery than ice cream, patbingsu has the texture of a fresh, pure...
Community supported agriculture delivers locally grown food and satisfaction
Feb. 22 2017
The growing list of participating farms include ANC Veggie Box, Capital Village Trade Cooperative, CBI's Giving Tree Farm, Hillcrest Farm, Hunter Park GardenHouse, Lansing Roots, Monroe Family Organics,...
Local wine expert brings spotlight on Metro Lansing
Feb. 22 2017
If you live somewhere in southeast Michigan, there’s a good chance you say you’re “from Detroit” when talking to someone from outside the area
Feb. 15 2017
But my favorite option so far is the Sammy. This breakfast sandwich features fried chicken, avocado, bacon, sprouts, arugula and a poached egg, all topped with ranch and sriracha aioli and served on ciabatta...
Feb. 15 2017
It’s as if the place were never meant to be. Yet there it sits, down a forlorn dead-end street, behind a car wash and flanked by buildings whose commerce is God-knows-what