We started with the chicken lettuce wraps ($7.49) which are a study in contrast. Full leaves of romaine fan out from a chicken and vegetable mixture punctuated with pineapple chunks and served in a deep fried shell. Perhaps it’s a quibble, but our lettuce was still soaking wet when served, and although I was confident it was rinsed well, I didn’t need a bath along with it.
The Purple Carrot food truck will present programs at two CADL locations next month, according to owner Nina Santucci. Santucci will conduct a cooking demon stration with co-owner Anthony Maiale using locally sourced ingredients; they will hold a conversation with attendees about the many ways purchasing local is important.
THAI PRINCESS — Artistic presentations of Thai cuisine are served in a stylishly decorated environment in Okemos for upscale dining without the premium prices. 1754 Central Park Drive, Okemos. 11: 30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-9 p.m. Saturday; noon- 8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 381-1558. TO, OM, R, WiFi, $$.
Pinot Noir is renowned as a grape variety that can be challenging to grow and even more challenging to turn into great wine. It is the signature grape of the Burgundy region of France and thrives in cooler grape growing regions where it achieves a wonderful balance of tannin, sugar and acid.
Open only a few months, Chick'n & Fix'ns is still working out the kinks, as the smiling and well-managed yet slightly stiff servers will attest. What it may lack in polish is made up for in earnest friendliness, and if you've never been to Chick'n & Fix'ns (they will ask you), they're more than happy to give you the lowdown.