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Steve Swart, whom you might also know from his DJ performances around town, began Ruckus Ramen as a simple passion project. A series of sold-out, one-nightonly events led to his ramen concepts taking up permanent residency inside the Avenue Café. more
A new Michigan craft brewery serving pub fare will open on Albert Avenue come next Fall. more
Takoyaki is a unique Japanese snack that you can order as an appetizer at AI Fusion Sushi & Grill. It consists of a fried dough ball, filled with crunchy octopus and glazed with Takoyaki sauce — a variant of Worcestershire sauce blended with a Japanese noodle soup base. more
With a scalding hot tandoor clay oven churning out fresh naan and tandoori chicken, Paradise Indian Cuisine brings an additional Indian food option to Lansing with daily lunch buffets and dinner specials representing all regions of India. more
StreetKitchen had me at hello. Literally. “Hello,” said the woman behind the counter in a lilting British accent. Can we just stop right here and say that any Midwestern guy between the ages of 8 and 80 whose heart doesn’t melt a tad when he hears a woman speaking Brit — well, that guy must have a heart of stone. more
In the Restaurant Reviewer’s Handbook (if one exists) is the ironclad rule that “under no circumstances shall a reviewer invoke personal nostalgia. This crime is punishable by seven years of bad dining.” Screw it. For me, Art’s Pub is a tidal wave of nostalgia and not all of it is the happy kind. more
Bar Mitena — deriving “mitena” from the Catalan word for “mitten” — is the latest project of Justin King and Michael Luther’s company, Bottleneck Hospitality, which currently owns DeWitt’s Bridge Street Social. The two were mulling the idea over since early last year, but no suitable properties were available. more
But if you want a sampler platter of an Up North bar, drive north on US-127 for 20 minutes. Take the M-21 exit to St. Johns and turn left. Two minutes later you’re Up North, sort of, at a place called Ryan’s Roadhouse. more
Ladies and gentlemen, I ate far more pizza than I should have this year. I won’t apologize for some bonkers legendary meals that I was lucky enough to annihilate, but it begs the question I now ask myself: Dude, are you going to be able to fit in your pants anymore? So then I have to take a look at that those cliché New Year’s resolutions. more
HE ATE: Best Lansing Restaurants. SHE ATE: Best Lansing Food Events. more
Brewers all over the world have different recipes and combinations of ingredients that they experiment with to create exactly what they want in each beer. But if the water profile isn’t congruent with the flavors the brewer is trying to accomplish, the beer could turn out very different from the desired end product. more
While mega beer producers like Anheuser-Busch and Heineken create consistent, quality products, smaller breweries like Ellison, focusing more on flavor and unique styles, are popping up across the nation, especially here in the Mitten State, and are doing quite well. more
From all-beef footlongs to loaded gyro wraps, Ziggy’s Coney Island is Lansing’s newest diner option for breakfast, lunch and dinner. more
Hunkered on the western fringe of Williamston, could easily be mistaken for a warehouse. What a surprise, then, when I walked through the door. The place was alive, festive and full of good cheer. On our first visit, a Friday, we arrived well before 5 p.m. By the time we ordered our meals, a long line snaked across part of the dining room as people waited for open tables. more
TUESDAY, May 8 — The Margarita Fest field is shaping up with the addition of five more mid-Michigan establishments that will compete for best margarita on June 1. more
If you’re “all in” for the Michigan experience, you’d be doing yourself a disservice to not try a riesling or two. Most of Michigan’s best rieslings are produced from vines near M-22. And while stopping to try wines from Verterra don’t exactly get you up close to their vines, it won’t matter once you see where their tasting room is. more
It was Roma Bakery’s first day in business, co-owners Filomena “Mena” Castriciano and her husband, Sostine Castriciano, were waiting eagerly to open their doors. more
The range of emotions is vast. Expect nervousness, relief, concern for debt, hope for the future. You are faced with opportunities of many sizes every day and you’ve certainly taken advantage of many of those scenarios. Mostly, you should be proud. more
Hard seltzer has dominated the competition to become this summer’s biggest drinking fad. While the drink isn’t entirely new, hard seltzer’s explosion in popularity is exposing many to it for the first time.  more
But they are difficult to keep track of. There are so many grape varieties used for growth leading to wine production. Widely considered the current authoritative tome on the matter, the book “Wine Grapes,” by masters of wine Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and grape geneticist José Vouillamoz, catalogues nearly 1,400 different grape varieties. more
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