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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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Wednesday, April 17,2013

Return of the mac

Old Town barbecue eatery wins with comfort food staple

by ALLAN I. ROSS
In 1993, Canadian pop rockers Barenaked Ladies released their signature song, "If I Had $1000000 Dollars," which included the cute (but bizarre) segment: "If I had a million dollars/we wouldn't have to eat Kraft dinners/But we WOULD eat Kraft dinners, we'd just eat more …" In concert, this prompts audience members to hurl packages of macaroni and cheese at the stage, but crowd antics this sentimental contain a truism for a generation raised on boxed meals.
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Wednesday, April 10,2013

He Ate, She Ate

Spicy flavors, unique textures abound with Ethiopian cuisine

by Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson
Let's start with the good stuff about Altu's. Despite its exterior — think 1970s Laundromat — inside you will find a place akin to what Hemingway called "a clean, well-lighted place." Reed mats, wicker baskets, palm fronds and a turquoise-and-ivory-colored checkerboard floor give Altu's a real sense of place.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

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, April 3,2013

Best 'Foot' forward

Traverse City winemaker has a reputation for top-notch wines

by Michael Brenton
The route to making great wine can follow many paths. For many, the path begins with successfully navigating through the coursework of enology and viticulture programs at a university. For others, the path is defined by hard work, an eagerness to learn and an intuitive sense for making great wine.
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