This week's stories

Soup Spoon lawsuit billed as big loss for struggling businesses

Businesses filing insurance claims for months of financial losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic may be out of luck after a recent ruling in the 30th Circuit Court.
New In Town

New Iraqi eatery comes to East Lansing

Sparty’s Kabob, now open on Trowbridge Road in the same plaza as Fresh Thyme, opened by Iraqi immigrant Rayan Hussein and his family, brings a distinct style of Middle Eastern cuisine to Greater Lansing.
Happening in Lansing

Zingerman’s Delicatessen tour stops by Michigrain Distillery

On Saturday, the tour will find itself here in Lansing at Michigrain Distillery on Shiawassee Street.
New In Town

Amer1can Bistro remixes comfort food classics

Amer1can Bistro, which holds its grand opening Monday (July 13), is a new take on classic comfort food, from your favorite breakfast dishes — omelets, pancakes and waffles — to time-tested diner staples such as Reuben sandwiches and burgers.
The Drink

The Drink: The perfect summer cocktail is DIY

In my house, we’re slowly expanding our circle after the stay-at-home order, but because of children and aging parents, when we see our friends, it’s mostly outside of someone’s house. Thankfully, a friend has helped me discover a wonderful DIY beverage for an evening on someone’s porch, or a cookout: Ketel One botanical cucumber & mint vodka, lemon-lime soda. Squeeze a wedge of lime and, if you’re fancy and you have your own mint growing, throw in a sprig of mint.
The Dish

The Detroiter from Buddy’s Pizza

Lansing can finally enjoy the square-shaped goodness that Buddy’s has to offer.

Michigan restaurants begin the slow process of reopening

Dining rooms statewide have finally reopened, albeit with several coronavirus-specific precautions in place.

Finley’s Grill & Smokehouse to close Lansing location

COVID-19 claimed a business victim: Finley’s Grill & Smokehouse, 7433 W. Saginaw Highway, is closing for good, the Michigan chain has told customers.

Time of the season: Cocktails that are perfect for the heat

As the calendar turns from spring to summer, most people's wardrobes turn from drab and dark to bright and fun.

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