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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sweet Lorraine’s Mac n’ Cheez is suitable for everyone from grandparents to toddlers, and seems especially well-suited for a quick meal that isn’t junk food.

ANN ABOUT TOWN: Sorting and Smashing at MSU Recycling Center

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"The truth, I realized as we drove onto campus yesterday, curving around Sparty, is that a trip to the Recycling Center is the reward for a job well done, frequently an unexpected social occasion, and a chance to smash the occasional wine bottle."

East Lansing Rewind: 1970s Ladies Lunch

Sunday, March 8, 2015

"On Saturdays in the 1970s, my mother and her best friend Joyce were ladies who lunched in East Lansing. If I was lucky, I got to go with them."

ASK ELi: Groceries Downtown?

Friday, January 16, 2015

The question: Any hope of groceries downtown?

If you live in or near downtown—which more and more permanent residents seem to be doing—there are actually a few nearby places you can now walk or bike to get some basic groceries.

Program Welcomes Jewish Parents with Young Children

Monday, January 5, 2015

Congregation Shaarey Zedek will be hosting a program for families with young children who do not already belong to a synagogue on February 7. The program, “A Taste of Judaism – Family Style,” is designed for families with children up to age six years old, where at least one parent is Jewish.

In the past, our congregation has offered a three-week adult “Taste of Judaism” course, and each year I provide an adult course in Introduction to Judaism, but this is the first time we are offering this family-style program.

Profile of Red Cedar Spirits

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Rachel at Red Cedar Spirits

Tucked away at 2000 Merritt Road, between Park Lake Road and Haslett Road, is the largest beverage distillery in Michigan. It produces apple brandy, buckwheat bourbon, corn whiskey, gin, and rice vodka for its own label as well as producing distillations for private labels. In addition to the distillery, this location includes a tasting room, Red Cedar Spirits, featuring handcrafted cocktails.

Having a Beer? Think Seasonal!

Monday, November 10, 2014

There is something personally satisfying about eaing seasonally. Stocking our pantries and kitchens with fruits, veggies, and meats specific to the time of year is a great way to minimize the cost of transporting food, encourage local growers, and promote creative, ever-changing plates of deliciousness to share with family and friends. And with the explosion of Michigan craft beer these past few years, it is much easier to be a seasonal beer drinker and still remain faithful to the local products fermented in our community.

SHOW OF THE WEEK: Dead Poets Contest at Dublin Square, Oct. 28

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Dead Poets Society

On Tuesday, October 28, a Dead Poets Contest will take place starting at 7:30 pm at Dublin Square Irish Pub and Restaurant, 327 Abbot Road in East Lansing. Contestants are invited to read one or two poems by a departed poet, reading for a maximum of 4-5 minutes, and to dress “in the spirit” of that poet (generously interpreted—anything from a hat/scarf to full costume).

Outdoor Cafes Busy in Fall

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Perhaps because we have serious winters in East Lansing, when the weather is nice the outdoor cafes and pubs fill up. The current stretch of temperate, dry weather led this reporter to ask a non-scientific sample of locals for their two or three favorite places to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of beer outside.

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