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Wednesday, June 13,2012

Food finder

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COFFEE JAM — Grab some classic comfort food and dessert here. The cookies are made fresh daily, but get there early because they sell out quickly. 6427 Centurion Drive, Lansing. 6:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 6:30 a.m.–4 pm. Friday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday: closed Sunday. (517) 327–1111. TO, D, Wi–Fi, $
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Wednesday, June 6,2012

Food finder

Cafes & Diners

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BACKYARD BBQ — Lawn chairs, potted sunflowers and wooden shutters give a backyard feel in a light–hearted atmosphere. Pork is smoked for 14 hours before being served in Backyard’s signature barbecue pork sandwiches. 2329 Jolly Road, Okemos. 10:30 a.m.– 7 p.m. Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. (517) 381–8290. Second location at 301 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. Monday– Friday (517) 853–2777. TO, P, $
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Thursday, May 31,2012

East Lansing Film Festival Special

Ready to Roll

by City Pulse
In the 14 years since the East Lansing Film Festival was launched, it has become a major-league showcase for independent films, documentaries, shorts and foreign films. The tradition continues with this year s festival, which offers everything from student films to a retrospective screening of Shaft.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Summer Guide

Say goodbye to freezing rain and snow drifts: The sun has officially returned to town. It´s once again safe to eat outside, visit a local festival or plan a fishing trip or a golf game. True, our much-loved Michigan cherries might be hard to find this yea

by City Pulse
The patio outside the Peanut Barrel in East Lansing isn’t the fanciest in town, or the largest, or the most festive. It is, though, perhaps the best spot in the Lansing area to relax with friends over a meal, to sip a glass of wine on a breezy evening, and people watch. A few meters away from Grand River Avenue, there’s plenty of buzz from the street, but the bustle comes just as much from the bikers, skateboarders, strolling shoppers, students at the bus stop and the blue-water fountain gurgling nearby. Flowers, shrubs and whispering tree leaves dampen the noise of the city, and on a hot, sunny afternoon they blanket the space in a cool blanket of stippled shadow. Make mine a chianti.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Sample the summer

Here are a few highlights for your summer calendar

by City Pulse
Saturday, June 2 Pumpstock American Roots Music Festival: East Lansing’s American roots music festival features Tommy Womack, Harpeth Rising, Matt Bliton and the Kedzie Street Choir, Bill Bynam & Co. and the Martine Locke Trio. $10 donation suggested. 2-8 p.m. June 2, East Lansing Bailey Community Center Park, 300 Bailey St., Lansing. (517) 927-2100.
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Food Finder

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Eastern tastes 3 TIMES CAFÉ — Everything is made fresh to order at this café, which features a menu of Korean favorites. 2090 Grand River Ave. Okemos. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 12 p.m.–10 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-3122. TO, RES, WiFi, $$
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Wednesday, May 30,2012

Saturday's weather forecast looks very chili

'Rockin' the '80s' is the theme of BWL Cook-off

by City Pulse
Organizers say that´s how much chili will be dished out between 4 and 9 p.m. Approximately 50 different kinds of chili are scheduled to be served, ranging from hot to mild to wild. Soft drinks, beer and other alcoholic beverages will also be available, but the popular Duck Derby is not being held this time around.
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Wednesday, May 23,2012

Music, menudo and more

Annual Cristo Rey Fiesta celebrates Hispanic culture

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In the summer of 1979, people were reading "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet" and Peter Benchley's "The Island," watching Sigourney Weaver in "Alien" and Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal in "The Main Event” and roller skating to Chic's "Good Times" and the Bee Gees' "Love You Inside Out." Meanwhile, Cristo Rey Church was launching its first fiesta.
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Wednesday, May 23,2012

Barn Theatre is back with 'Great Big Bar Show'

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The Barn Theatre in Augusta kicks off its 66th season Tuesday with the latest edition of “The Great Big Bar Show.” The cabaret-style performance takes place in the Rehearsal Shed Lounge and features Eric Parker, Roy Brown, Emily Fleming (formerly Emily May Smith), Patrick Hunter and members of the 2012 Apprentice Company. The program includes a preview of music from the shows on the Barn’s summer schedule, including “Pal Joey,” “Spamalot,” “The Wedding Singer” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot.”
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Wednesday, May 16,2012

Food Finder

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PALACE OF JAMAICA — This tiny restaurant serves authentic island tastes, including curry goat, oxtail, fried plantains and jerk chicken. 424 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday (517) 977-1763. D, TO, SF, RES, OM, $$
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