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Wednesday, November 12,2014

He Ate, She Ate

Harry's place adds Greek flair to traditional bar and grill fare

by Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson
Urban revival cuisine It’s not much of a stretch to say that Harry’s Place grew up alongside the American automobile. Since the early 1920s, this watering hole on Lansing’s west side has had a front row seat as the bodies of dozens of car models were churned out across...
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Wednesday, October 8,2014

He Ate, She Ate

Inside and out at Williamston's Riverhouse Inn

by Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson
Tap-dancing taste buds Dining out has its distinct pleasures, especially when it literally means dining out. Given a perfect evening, there are few al fresco dining spots in Greater Lansing to match the Riverhouse Inn in Williamston. We picked the perfect evening. The humidity had...
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Wednesday, June 11,2014

He Ate, She Ate: Waterfront Bar & Grill

Waterfront Bar leads a thriving riverfront entertainment scene

by Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson
Downtown Lansing’s Waterfront Bar & Grill is a work in progress. For those who have longed for a vibrant riverfront, including restaurants, the fact that Lansing now boasts a restaurant gracing the Grand River is indeed progress.
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Wednesday, April 9,2014

He Ate, She Ate: Mike’s Village Restaurant

Dimondale diner does breakfast right, with a side of quirky

by Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson
It’s said that a small town lacking a social hub is in danger of becoming a ghost town. Bars often serve as this social glue, sometimes schools or churches.
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Wednesday, February 12,2014

He Ate, She Ate

Gastropub chain a good fit for downtown East Lansing

by Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson
If you don'euro;'t go much for beer, my advice is to go to HopCat anyway. With close to 100 beers on tap, there'euro;'s a good chance you'euro;'ll find a beer that appeals. If you'euro;'re a complete teetotaler, well, maybe you should walk on by. On the other hand, food is no orphan in this.
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Wednesday, January 15,2014

He ate, she ate

Pleasant surprises await at low-key Haupei

by Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson
Everybody loves RaySome folks will take one look at Huapei Restaurant and keep going. Its inconspicuous location next to a shuttered Shell gas station is one reason. Its exterior appearance, which gives you the feeling that maybe the place is closed for good, is another. The interior h...
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

He ate, She ate

by Mark Nixon and Gabrielle Johnson
Restaurants naturally strive to set themselves apart, but so often fall victim to their own hyperbole. So when another Italian restaurant hits the scene with a motto that calls its food “intoxicating” ... well, as President Reagan once said, “Trust but verify.”
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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, 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, 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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