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Wednesday, August 26,2015

So many choices

Herbal Solutions offers wide variety, high quality

by Steve Green
  The front of downtown Ypsilanti’s Herbal Solutions features a large glass window with a basic neon “open” sign and the business’ name and address. It blends in well with the surrounding businesses. Parking in this area can be a bear at times, so donīt pa...
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Wednesday, August 19,2015

He ate, she ate

From Nola to 'Nam

by Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson
Pho-nomenal In 1968, I hitchhiked with a girl named Kelly from East Lansing to south Lansing. It was winter, it was late, and we didn’t care. We were on a quest for the most exotic food I’d ever tasted. Something she had never tasted. We found it. Tacos. It’s unfair...
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Tuesday, August 18,2015

Sweet spot

Glazed and Confused creates a buzz opening week

by Ty Forquer
When owner Pete Counseller opened Glazed and Confused Wednesday, he knew his doughnut focused bakery would fill a niche in the downtown Lansing food scene. “Downtown needed a bakery — especially one that served breakfast and lunch,” he told City Pulse’s Allan I. Ross before the shop’s opening.
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Wednesday, August 12,2015

West side providers

The Provision Center serves Grand Rapids’ medical marijuana

by Steve Green
  I often hear patients say that they drive over an hour to Lansing to find a medical marijuana provisioning center (dispensary), particularly patients who live on the west side of the state. Many people donīt know of any dispensaries in the Grand Rapids area, but there is at leas...
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Wednesday, August 5,2015

Summertime, and the drinkin’ is easy

Picking the best wines for your summer escapades

by Justin King
There are some valuable lessons to be learned about summertime booze consumption. First, glass is not your friend. You probably want to spend most of construction season outside, appreciating whatever summer splendor while you can. Ditch the glass stemware or beer bottles so you don&r...
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Wednesday, July 22,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
“The Food Network Effect” has created booming interest in the wheres, whys and hows of food production, as well as a seemingly unending hunger for organic, glutenfree and GMO-free foodstuffs. Thanks to infotaining shows that highlight specialty dishes and ingredients from arou...
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Wednesday, July 15,2015

He ate: Small plates pack a big punch

by Mark Nixon
“Sixty years ago, I bellied up to the bar at Ed’s and had my first legal drink. As I recall, it was a $0.15 draft that came with a chunk of pickled bologna, a hard-boiled egg and some saltines. It was breakfast time, and I had just finished the night shift on the New York C...
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Wednesday, July 15,2015

She ate: Out of this world pizzas

by Gabrielle Johnson
Since Paul Revere’s Tavern unceremoniously slammed its doors last summer, breaking hearts from Okemos to Grand Ledge, the pizza game in this town has been weak. So it was with a certain amount of trepidation that the fiance and I watched the extremely popular Zoobie’s bar spre...
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Thursday, July 9,2015

Top 5 Dining Guide

by staff
Restaurants are ranked in order, based on votes from our 2015 Top of the Town contest. Top 5 Asian Food Maru Sushi & Grill (Okemos) High quality sushi, upscale atmosphere 5100 Marsh Road, Okemos (517) 349-7500 marurestaurant.com 11:30 ...
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Wednesday, July 1,2015

And the rosé’s red glare

Budget-friendly wines for weekend grilling

by Justin King
It was a rough ride on the way to finding the ideal style of wine to pair with a hot dog, but a proper experiment needs to accumulate a large enough sample size. First you start with the correct gear: skinless Frankfurters from Flint-based Koegel Meats. There are non-believers out there, ...
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