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Wednesday, July 3,2013

If you seek a pleasant peninsula wine...

Leelanau rolls out some winners for summer tasting tours

by Michael Brenton
Leelanau Peninsula is one of four federally approved viticultural areas in Michigan, and the winery scene there continues to expand and impress. An early core of four wineries — Boskydel Vineyard, Leelanau Wine Cellars, Good Harbor Vineyards, and L. Mawby Vineyards — has expanded to a growing list of 25, including some names not yet familiar to Michigan wine enthusiasts.
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Wednesday, June 26,2013

Zoobie's, day and night

by City Pulse Staff
After being shuttered for four years, Zoobie's Old Town Tavern re-opened June 17 with new owners, a retro look and a new concept, which relies heavily on craft beers and specialty cocktails.
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Wednesday, June 26,2013

Organic-speak

A deeper look at the language of organic food

by Laura Johnson
We devoted last month's article to decoding some of the trickier language associated with organic farming, but that merely skimmed the surface. This month, we've created a dictionary of common organic-related terminology that you'll come across in any grocery store or farmers market, defined with some help from a local farmer and a food expert.
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Wednesday, June 19,2013

Food Finder

by City Pulse Staff
Food Finder listings are rotated each week based on space. If you have an update for the listings, please e-mail food@lansingcitypulse.com.
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Wednesday, June 19,2013

Temptation Island

Peanut Barrel puts a limit on its signature drink for good reason

by Mary C. Cusack
Michigan is home to several well-known islands: Mackinac, Beaver, Isle Royale. Pretty and peaceful, to be sure, but there's one in mid-Michigan that's famous in its own right — the Long Island (as in, Long Island Iced Tea) at the Peanut Barrel. And at $5 per drink, an afternoon vacation on the Peanut Barrel patio is cheaper than Shepler's Ferry.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

He Ate, She Ate

Freshness, artistry hallmarks of Maru's East Lansing location

by Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson
The Japanese like to say that you first eat with your eyes. Maru, the latest sushi spot in Greater Lansing, understands this implicitly.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Farmers Markets 101: From Apples to Zucchinis

by Laura Johnson
Imagine making a trip to the grocery store to find that every food item available had someone standing behind it. This person could tell you about how that product was grown, harvested, processed, sold and delivered to where you now stand.
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Wednesday, June 5,2013

Brats and crafts

Festival highlights Michigan-made beer, specialty sausages

by Michael Brenton
On May 25, the Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa in Thompsonville, Mich., was once again the backdrop and showcase for Michigan's burgeoning craft brew industry at the 8th annual Michigan Beer and Brat Festival.
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Wednesday, May 29,2013

Food Finder

by City Pulse Staff
Food Finder listings are rotated each week based on space. If you have an update for the listings, please e-mail food@lansingcitypulse.com.
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Wednesday, May 22,2013

A tomato by any other name

Decoding the sometimes confusing terminology of organic food

by Laura Johnson
"Organic" has become a buzzword that seems to be everywhere these days. Essentially, organic refers to agriculture that's conducted without synthetic chemicals, but as with any trend, there are a flurry of issues, contradictions and confusions infused about what it really means.
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