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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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Wednesday, May 15,2013

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 8,2013

He Ate, She Ate

World class food and drinks make Gracie's the place to be

by Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson
Ever read a glowing restaurant review and think, "The reviewer must be on the payroll — no place is that good."
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

A Star is born

Leelanau Peninsula's Black Star Farms dazzles with wine dinner

by Michael Brenton
Traveling north from Traverse City on M-22 always promises to be an exciting vinous adventure. The Leelanau Peninsula wine scene continues to expand, with this year's new wineries bringing the count up to 25 — one-quarter of Michigan's total.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Justice league

Local groups make fresh produce available for urban areas

by Laura Johnson
A hand-painted sign, marking one of Village Summit's five community gardens, reads: "This is made to feed everybody." It's a powerful statement in the middle of a food desert. Village Summit, a community center and garden project in Fabulous Acres, just south of Lansing's REO Town district, is in a neighborhood with little access to healthy food.
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