In the Restaurant Reviewer’s Handbook (if one exists) is the ironclad rule that “under no circumstances shall a reviewer invoke personal nostalgia. This crime is punishable by seven years of bad dining.” Screw it. For me, Art’s Pub is a tidal wave of nostalgia and not all of it is the happy kind.
After getting laid off from a job in 2003, Chad Jordan was fed up with the world of working for someone else. Drawing up a popcorn business plan in 2004 and acquiring popcorn equipment from a closed kettle corn shop at the Lansing City Market, Jordan started Cravings Popcorn in 2007 and never looked back. Now in a new Old Town location, Jordan continues his rich tradition of refining his recipes and brand for a local and national audience crazy for his craft.
Whether a sashimi aficionado or california roll connoisseur, Lansing voted these sushi places a bar above the rest for Top of the Town 2018
A popular Asian dessert and tea chain with over 650 locations across the world has made its Michigan debut in East Lansing.
The Spartans are back in the Final Four, and while this feels commonplace over the last 20 years, the recent drought has left fans thirsty.
Pending light renovations, Tannin’s new home in the former Tabooli building will likely open within the next month. The upscale Italian eatery left Okemos in November to start work on its new east side Lansing home.
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A new Michigan craft brewery serving pub fare will open on Albert Avenue come next Fall.
With a scalding hot tandoor clay oven churning out fresh naan and tandoori chicken, Paradise Indian Cuisine brings an additional Indian food option to Lansing with daily lunch buffets and dinner specials representing all regions of India.
It was Roma Bakery’s first day in business, co-owners Filomena “Mena” Castriciano and her husband, Sostine Castriciano, were waiting eagerly to open their doors.
It is all hands on deck at the Roma Bakery for Fat Tuesday. Though the activity at the dessert counter seems hectic, what is going on behind the scenes is even more of a spectacle as thousands of Paczkis are made by hand with veteran baker and Roma Bakery co-owner Sostine Castriciano directing.
If you want to take a bite out of a piece of history, grab a seat at the bar of this miniature diner past Grand Ledge on M43 in the Village of Mulliken, Michigan. The somewhat lumpy yet supportive diner stool was installed in 1946 and hasn’t been reupholstered once.
A bit too muchBy MARK NIXON Troppo is one of those if-the-wallscould-talk places. A cocktail oniontoss from the state Capitol, Troppo practically screams “Important People Hang Here!” To be sure,
While Lansing has many great Mexican restaurants, its markets are where a lot of under-appreciated ingredients and dishes can be purchased. Here are just a few you should definitely check out.
At Casa de Rosado, more than a dozen are gathered to watch Latino activist Lorenzo Lopez demonstrate on how he cooks his signature enchiladas. It has the atmosphere of a lighthearted cooking show, sangria is poured and tortilla chips with salsa — made with Lopez’s own recipe — are served. Many interject with jokes as Lopez proceeds with his instructions and laughs are shared.
This new food truck will make any Lansing sweet tooth swoon.
It started out as a simple idea to activate an unused office building in Lansing — park a food truck right beside it.
My selection on a cold, sunny Saturday was â€œThe Terrible Councel.â€ A good size portion of fried chicken over smoked gouda grits, jalepeno creamed corn and fried leeks as a garnish and an egg. Iâ€™m not big on runny eggs, which is why I wonâ€™t ever be a â€œtrue foodie.
Featuring unorthodox toppings and glazes — hello Oreo and lemon lavender — the quirky baked goods make excellent companions to Strange Matter’s much lauded coffee. Owner Cara Nader spoke with City Pulse by phone about brewing coffee and how she managed to throw doughnuts into the mix.
The space on 2010 W. Saginaw St., the former home of Jumbeaux and many others, is becoming a revolving door. Its latest occupant is a Chinese takeout place called Colala Express. On my first venture, I ordered Szechuan chicken with fried rice and the Colala Special soup.
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