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At my local farmers market the other day, I was watching the stand of a farmer friend as he made the rounds. I chatted with shoppers, taking their money as if I were the farmer and silently taking … more
By ARI LEVAUX  Pity the misfit tomatillo, aka the Mexican husk tomato. Most cooks don’t know what to do with that swaddled orb that looks like a paper lantern and tastes like some … more
Braving a sit-down restaurant in Okemos with the kiddos. more
 Good Truckin’ Diner is known for creative twists on classic American diner food, plus tacos.   They offer an array of interesting options like jackfruit, spicy maple syrup, … more
An odd tradition – sea lamprey pie – linking the Great Lakes to Great Britain’s Royals and is expected to continue with the crowning of King Charles III. Lampreys … more
By ARI LEVAUX It began with my friend Amy Alkon gushing about Dietz & Watson brand kosher dill pickles, which she calls “the crowning glory of picklehood.” Alkon is an … more
Plans are being finalized for the former location of Green Dot Stables, and according to Dustin “Dustie” Morrell, a co-owner and partner in the venture, it will be a spot for everyone. … more
Adado Riverfront Park  201 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing  Saturday, Sept. 3-Sunday, Sept. 4  $5-$55  2-9 p.m.   This … more
My children have an arrangement with an area farmer. After the weekly farmers market, he supplies them with surplus produce, which they sell at a roadside stand in front of our house. They split the … more
 The Deluxe Poke Bowl at Aloha Cookin’ is a filling fish dish overflowing with flavors. On an otherwise meat-heavy menu, this poke is a proper pescatarian preparation primed for you to … more
Thanks to Bunker Busters Ice Cream, Lansing has a hot new place to enjoy a cold treat. The small but mighty new business is located at 901 N. Larch Street in the parking lot of Pro Fireworks. While … more
This time of year, it can be challenging to name a single item of produce that isn’t ripe. The earth has tilted squarely toward peak veg. It’s the gazpacho days of summer when anyone … more
Blondies Barn  If a big breakfast is the most important meal, Blondie’s Barn is the place to be, and owner Andrew Manuel isn’t shy about it.   “No one has larger … more
She Ate Before talking about the food at Babe’s, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the recent Facebook flap created on its page that made a strong statement against another local … more
Peas have a warm and fuzzy vibe. The very name sounds like peace, and the cliché, “like peas in a pod,” denotes compatibility. Similarly, “like peas and carrots” refers … more
Detroit Wing Co., based in Eastpointe, has spread its wings to the Lansing area. The restaurant has received foodie recognition and awards for serving a made-from-scratch menu and signature sauces. … more
Naengmyeon (n-yang-me-on) translates to “cold noodles” in Korean. This simple name renders incomplete justice to this kaleidoscopic dish.   The noodles are indeed cold, thanks … more
By SARAH SPOHN  Downtown Lansing residents and workers can once again get their pie and eat it too. On July 5, Grand Traverse Pie Company reopened its Washington Square store following nearly … more
Some of the best chefs I know are vegetable farmers, preparing their own produce in their home kitchens during the heat of summer. With a hungry crew grumbling in the fields, time is of the essence, … more
 By KYLE KAMINSKI  You don’t have to be a Michigan State University student or alum to find some nostalgia in kicking back and watching the game at a sports bar in a college town … more
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