Food and Drink

Blue Owl Coffee Bike Now in East Lansing

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blue Owl Coffee founder Nick Berry is bringing his coffee bike to East Lansing on weekday mornings. We talked to him and City staff member Heather Pope to learn about how the new concessionaire licensing program is working.

Charlie Kang’s Gets Permission to Sell Alcohol

Thursday, September 14, 2017

City Council has granted Charlie Kang’s restaurant its request to sell alcohol. The long-time downtown East Lansing establishment plans to do so at its new location.

MARKET MONITOR: Applegarth Honey

Thursday, August 24, 2017

What is "dark honey," and why do you want some? (Good news: once you find out, you can get yourself some at Sunday's East Lansing Farmer's Market.)

MARKET MONITOR: Owosso Organics

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The couple behind Owosso Organics started out with “a postage-stamp garden at our rental property in 1978." How did their garden grow? ELi's Ann Nichols has the dirt.

MARKET MONITOR: Droscha Sugarbush Syrup

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Maple syrup doesn't really run in the blood of this family of East Lansing Farmers' Market vendors...we don't think. Ann Nichols has the story.

MARKET MONITOR: Wooden Shoe Herb Farm

Thursday, June 29, 2017

How did a woman with two degrees in chemistry become a Farmers' Market vendor specializing in all things herbal? Ann Nichols reports.

Market Monitor: Circle F Ranch

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jacob Farley of Circle F Ranch has roots in farming that go back decades, a commitment to sustainability, and a really full schedule. Ann Nichols reports.

Market Monitor: Asparagus

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The East Lansing Farmer's Market opens for the 2017 season on Sunday, June 4, and it's a safe bet that you'll find some asparagus for sale. ELi's Ann Nichols (who is totally biased in favor of asparagus) gives you some ideas about what to do with those tender, green spears.

EL City Council Willing to Revisit 50/50 Ordinance

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

For 33 years, an East Lansing City ordinance has required that any establishment serving alcohol must take in at least 50% of its revenue from food sales. At last night's discussion-only meeting, City Council agreed to revisit the rule. Jessy Gregg reports.