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....
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...
Nov. 9 2016
By TY FORQUER Wine is clearly the star at Bridge Street Social, which offers a staggering 150 wines by the glass, but don’t sleep on the cocktail menu. Under the direction of Nick “Dr. Drinks”...
How to keep your wine rack stocked for unexpected guests
Nov. 2 2016
There is a certain night from my early 20s that is burned into my memory. It involved my refrigerator, cans of Bud Light, expired milk, leftover pasta and sadness
Nov. 2 2016
Sometimes I get the urge to try something really different — but I have my limits. I’m never going to be tempted by mushroom yogurt, a spinach granola bar or sweet potato breakfast cereal....
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
4 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 4 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday 107 S. Bridge Street, De- Witt (517) 668-1837, bridgestreetsocial.com
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.”