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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. more
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. more
This is going to sound like I’m bought and paid for by the Greater Lansing Convention and Tourist Bureau, but here goes: Michigan Avenue is one of the great selling points of our community. It is more vibrant and more alive than at any other time I can remember, which goes back 50 years. more
Locally sourced produce and on the go goods will be available amid a sea of takeout options in downtown East Lansing once winter thaws. Campbell’s Market Basket, the brainchild of East Lansing native Ken Campbell, turns Campbell’s passion for agriculture into a brick and mortar storefront at 547 E. more
Takoyaki is a unique Japanese snack that you can order as an appetizer at AI Fusion Sushi & Grill. It consists of a fried dough ball, filled with crunchy octopus and glazed with Takoyaki sauce — a variant of Worcestershire sauce blended with a Japanese noodle soup base. more
Bar Mitena — deriving “mitena” from the Catalan word for “mitten” — is the latest project of Justin King and Michael Luther’s company, Bottleneck Hospitality, which currently owns DeWitt’s Bridge Street Social. The two were mulling the idea over since early last year, but no suitable properties were available. more
Ladies and gentlemen, I ate far more pizza than I should have this year. I won’t apologize for some bonkers legendary meals that I was lucky enough to annihilate, but it begs the question I now ask myself: Dude, are you going to be able to fit in your pants anymore? So then I have to take a look at that those cliché New Year’s resolutions. more
HE ATE: Best Lansing Restaurants. SHE ATE: Best Lansing Food Events. more
Hunkered on the western fringe of Williamston, could easily be mistaken for a warehouse. What a surprise, then, when I walked through the door. The place was alive, festive and full of good cheer. On our first visit, a Friday, we arrived well before 5 p.m. By the time we ordered our meals, a long line snaked across part of the dining room as people waited for open tables. more
Fresh tea leaves imported straight from the mountains of Taiwan are the base for dozens of traditional, fruit and flavored tea offerings at East Lansing’s new Ding Tea — the first foray for the international tea shop chain in the Midwest. more
Colala will serve takeout staples alongside authentic Chinese regional specialties. And if the food tastes familiar, that's because the place is run by a branch of the same family that runs longtime Eastside Chinese takeout place China Flavors on Michigan Avenue. more
“Having regularly scheduled meals to keep yourself focused and energized, eating a variety of foods to satisfy various nutrition needs and trusting your body. By eating well and being physical active, your body will settle at a weight that is most natural for you. more
But let’s not ignore the strides this most hallowed of Lansing streets have made. When I was a cub reporter, contiguous blocks of Michigan Avenue were a mashup of massage parlors and dodgy second-floor apartments. I covered my first homicide there one Friday night, just a wino’s wobble from what is now Cooley Law School Stadium. more
“We were able to adjust quickly to life in Lansing,” Eshkuntana said. “There is no comparison between the life I lived in Jordan and Palestine and the life I live here. The simplest rights we didn’t have back home we found here, like the right for our children to go to school. more
Back in 2015, Michigan State University graduates Andrew Gauthier and Monica Lucas opened their first ‘60s and ‘70s themed bakery known as Groovy Donuts in Williamston. The retro shop officially became a small franchise in 2016 when they added their second location in East Lansing. more
Let’s start with the base of a sandwich: the bread. The baguette is no feather pillow. Feeling the texture of authentic bread is surprising in a sandwich. In our fool’s errand quest for giant submarines and footlongs, have we forgotten how satisfying a smaller sandwich can be with real bread?. more
Sometimes this may be used more tongue-in-cheek, i.e. the “garbage plates” of Rochester, New York, alongside the local Genesee Ale, but often there is real harmony in drinking something that grew a mile away from the foodstuffs that share the dinner table. more
The shop’s original chocolatiers, John and Mary Gilbert, began the company in Findlay, Ohio, in 1893 before moving to Jackson. By 1913, the store was a venerable two-story “factory.” The Gilberts continued to run the business into the ‘60s until finally selling it. more
While I still enjoy a good hot and sour recipe — I crave Tom Yum soup. Specifically, the one from my favorite restaurant in town: Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant. Its version of Tom Yum is chock full of vegetables: mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, some sort of radish and onion. more
Starting off as a dishwasher for Saddleback BBQ after moving to Lansing in 2015, Nick Drumm, 23, is now one of the smoke pit eatery’s co-owners. Over the years, Drumm learned the tricks of the trade and was willing to share with City Pulse what goes down at Saddleback. more
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