This week's stories

Traditions interrupted as Lansing faces a COVID Thanksgiving

The Hertel family pigskin will have a blank on it for 2020.

Top of the Town Winners 2020

The complete list of Top of the Town 2020 winners.
Capital News Service

Cherry growers want to get in on the snacking trend

Struggling Michigan cherry farmers hope to cash in on a growing consumer trend during the pandemic: We’re eating more snacks.

Health-conscious pop-up café returns to Old Town Marquee 

Abundance Café, a locally owned pop-up café, is returning once again to the Old Town marquee to serve up delicious home-cooked meals that are also highly health-conscious.

Flash in the Pan: Baked Chiles Rellenos 

Chiles rellenos harnesses the glorious combination of chile and cheese, an unstoppable culinary force if there ever was one.

Flash in the Pan: The Four seasons of garlic

Thick socks. Steaming soup. A warm spot by the heater. A crop of garlic in the ground. These are the stuff of wintertime cozy feelings. Like having meat in the freezer, or jars of peaches in the pantry. Garlic in the ground equals food security, long before it pokes above the ground.

A meaty inquiry into the survival of a local barbecue joint

It’s 11:30 a.m. The dining room is dimly lit, metal music plays quietly, the televisions are screening sports and Meat Southern BBQ seems ready to live up to its reputation.

Sidecar Slider Bar coming to Lansing

Sidecar Slider Bar, a slider-style burger restaurant that has grown popular in the Detroit area, is working on opening a new location in Lansing’s Stadium District.

Taqueria El Chaparrito blossoms as a local favorite

Taqueria El Chaparrito is settling into its newest location. The Mexican restaurant recently opened a second location on Saginaw Highway, featuring work-in-progress areas such as an event space and a buffet space. 

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