Food and Drink

MSU to Offer Allergen-Free Option for Campus Diners and General Public

Monday, June 24, 2019

Dietician Gina Keilen estimates that one out of every eight Michigan State University students has a dietary restriction. ELi’s Maysa Sitar reports on a new allergens-free cafeteria option available to East Lansing campus diners and the general public starting this August.

Long, Cool Spring Means More Dandelions to Eat

Friday, May 17, 2019

This year’s long, cool spring means that there are still lots of dandelions for eating. Today, ELi's Chris Root brings you some recipes that use the bright yellow flowers.

Jolly Pumpkin to Open East Lansing Location

Monday, March 25, 2019

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, a Michigan-based Northern United Brewing Co. brand, announced today its plan to open an East Lansing location in the Center City District Development along Albert Avenue. ELi's Sarah Spohn reports that Jolly Pumpkin anticipates a fall 2019 opening.

Maple Syrup Festival Returns to Fenner This Weekend

Monday, March 11, 2019

This Saturday at Fenner Nature Center you can sample maple-based treats, learn about tree tapping, maple syrup distilling, forestry management, and enjoy a pancake breakfast. Nick Wright tells you what you need to know about this annual family event.

Blue Owl Coffee Opens Downtown Friday

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Blue Owl Coffee plans to bring not just a coffee shop, but Hip Hop open mic nights featuring middle and high school students, readers' nights with Curious Book Shop, and collaborations with the Summer Solstice Jazz and Arts Festivals. Sarah Spohn reports for ELi.

Marble Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser set for February 28

Friday, February 22, 2019

Many things about the Marble Spaghetti Dinner have changed over the years, but it's still the "highlight of fourth grade" for many students, and a fundraiser for their annual year-end trip to Mackinac Island. ELi's Amalia Medina reports.

Ann About Town: Soup's On!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

There aren't a lot of reasons to leave your house when it's this cold, but a hot bowl of soup, stew or chili might just be among them. ELi's Ann About Town suggests some local favorites.

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