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Wednesday, August 1,2012

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Casual Dining

by City Pulse
ALTU’S — Traditional Ethiopian food, including spicy shredded beef with jalapenos and ginger served with Ethiopian bread, yellow cabbage and a house salad.
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Wednesday, August 1,2012

Cool wines for a sizzling summer

If you’re looking for refreshment, you should brush up on your German

by Michael Brenton
German wines do not seem to fly off the shelves in American wine stores, which is a shame because the wines tend to be high-quality, versatile, food-friendly and crowd-pleasing. Perhaps one reason they are ignored by some buyers is that German labels can be confusing.
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Wednesday, July 25,2012

Meat, period

Old Town’s den of smoke and flesh pleases slobs and snobs alike

by Joe Torok
I've never been to Memphis or Kansas City, west Texas or North Carolina. So for those of you entering competitions with whole chickens, racks of ribs and a handful of butts, take my word with a grain of seasoning salt.
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

Food finder

Cafes & Diners

by City Pulse
Washington Square, Lansing. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11-2 Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 374-2784. www.ted-dees.com.
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Wednesday, July 18,2012

Shawarma safari

Food Fight gang seeks a dish fit for The Avengers

by ALLAN I. ROSS
If there's a preferred dish for superheroes who have just finished saving the world, it's shawarma. (Need your proof? Sit through the closing credits of "Marvel’s The Avengers" again.)
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Wednesday, July 11,2012

Socko

This new pizza place deserves a few bravos

by Joe Torok
Opening a new pizza place in town is like planting a tree in the forest: There’s plenty of competition, and even if you survive it’s tough to stand out.
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Thursday, July 5,2012

Food Finder

by City Pulse
OLD TOWN DINER — Breakfast skillets are popular attractions at this Lansing staple, which has been around for more than 60 years. 516 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday -Sunday. (517) 482- 4050. TO, $
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Thursday, July 5,2012

Good news from the north

If two recent events are any indication, expect wonderful wines from upstate

by Michael Brenton
The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula dinner at Traverse City's renowned Trattoria Stella on June 7, and the annual Leland Wine and Food Festival — held June 9 — provided perfect venues to sample the new releases from northern Michigan's expanding array of wineries. Summer wine country tourists surely won't be disappointed, nor will they be let down as the new releases begin popping up on store shelves.
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Wednesday, June 27,2012

Food Finder

by City Pulse
JOE’S GIZZARD CITY — As “the only Gizzard City in the world,” this 1950s–themed diner (in restaurant only, not in the bar) brings customers in for famous mounds of beer battered, deep–fried chicken gizzards. 120 W. Main St., Potterville. The kitchen closes one hour before the bar closes. 10:30 a.m.–11 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–1 a.m., Friday–Saturday, noon–10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 645–2120. www.gizzardcity.com, FB, TO, P, OM, Wi–Fi $
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Wednesday, June 27,2012

Get a belly full of deli

Stateside Deli satisfies a sandwich lover's cravings

by Joe Torok
The sandwich shop that stacks the meat high, with locations in East Lansing and Okemos, has a menu you’d expect from a deli: a few dozen sandwiches and burgers, sides that mostly take a trip through the deep fryer, some slaw, salads, soda and a few desserts.
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