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Orange foods taste good together. Maybe it’s my imagination or just a co-incidence. Or perhaps it’s the beta-caro-tene pigment found in all orange foods. But probably not because … more
She ate / He ate visits Choupli Wood-Fired Kabobs, 4411 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing (517) 708-0404 more
At the 12th annual Butte Bouldering Bash a few weeks back, rock climbers gathered to scramble up the crystal-flecked boulders that sprout from the earth along the Pipestone section of Montana’s … more
Vichyssoise, a chilled soup of potatoes, leeks and onions, has a place alongside ratatouille, French onion soup, gazpacho and other legendary, vegetable-heavy dishes of bucolic origin. Peasant food, … more
A probably not that controversial opinion: turkey is a year-round meat. For those who generally avoid pork and beef, it offers a welcome reprieve from the cycle of chicken, tuna and tilapia repeated … more
Naing Myanmar has been on the scene, winning the hearts and minds of the Capital City, since 2014 with its authentic Burmese and Thai selections.   It is the definition of a hole-in-the-wall, … more
It wasn’t love at first bite, but I finally warmed up to the shishito pepper.  The name is an abbreviation of shishitogarashi, which means “the tip of this pepper looks like a lion’s face” in Japanese. more
Lansing might not be known as “Beer City, USA” like our friends on the west side of the state, but the 517 area still has a plentiful  assortment of locally made craft beers and breweries ... more
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
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