Art Bayou welcomes beginning and experienced artists to join two of its three-hour sessions on glass fusion. Instructors impart the secrets of layering glass to be melted into masterpieces suitable for home decoration and bodily adornment. Between the lime-green walls of a high-ceilinged art studio, students lay out the materials provided by Art Bayou over wide wooden tables as they prepare to fashion their trio of pieces. Pupils prepare a 6-inch slumped glass dish for holding decorative legumes (a $30 value), a freeform opus of up to 8 inches (a $40 value), and a 2-inch bauble that can hang from a silver chain as a pendant or be grafted to a refrigerator magnet (a $15 value). Dishes, decorations, and amulets may take multiple firings to self-actualize.
Lenny's is a known in lands near and imaginary for premium deli meats that are sliced to order, chicken and tuna salad made from scratch, signature hot pepper relish, and hearty portions. A regular-sized Lenny's Club Sub, which costs $6.25, is 7.5 inches long and has about half a pound of meat and cheese. The large, $10 versions are 15 inches long and pack about a pound of protein and veggie vitamins. Lenny's service is always fast and friendly. Check out the menu for a full list of options including the famed Italian sub with provolone, ham, prosciutto, capicola, and genoa salami.
Erin Fouch believes that exercise shouldn't make people self-conscious—on the contrary, it should allow them to access and move with their inner rhythm. She leads one-hour Zumba routines to encourage this expression, planning her own dance-cardio workouts that burn calories and shape muscle. Up to 50 people shimmy through intuitive steps as Erin augments her classes with ab-sculpting techniques, such as the no-limbs Macarena.
Locally owned and operated, Goombas Pizza has served piping hot pies and Pokee Stix that emerge from ovens baked golden brown to the Lansing and East Lansing areas for nearly 30 years. Cravings meet their match with basic cheese pizzas or specialty pies such as the Maui Wowi, a hangout for pineapple; Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce and surfer jargon; or the Stoner Pie, home to mozzarella sticks, pepperoni, bacon, and french fries. Meanwhile, Goombas Pokee Stix bakers top hand-tossed dough, which is made from scratch daily, with garlic butter, Italian spices, mozzarella, and parmesan. Munchers can carry out their boneless or buffalo wings and a variety of other appetizers to eat around the kitchen table or inside a vacationing neighbor's hot tub.
If you can't take a culinary tour of Italy, you could always stop in at Jaspare's Pizza instead. That's because the eatery sources many of its ingredients directly from Italy, lending extra authenticity to its made-from-scratch sauces and rustic pastas. Its biggest draw?pizza?doesn't disappoint, either. Italian classics including the lightly baked Sicilian Style and the creamy Chicken Alfredo mingle on the menu with American inventions such as the Sweet Memphis, which teams with barbecue sauce, chicken, ham, bacon, and pineapple.