Enjoy a large array of finger food at Bath's Jimmy's Pub East Lansing, a local pub.
Healthier options are featured at Jimmy's Pub East Lansing, including low-fat fare with impressive taste.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Perfect for after-work outings, Jimmy's Pub East Lansing's happy hour is hard to beat.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Jimmy's Pub East Lansing.
Be sure to check out Jimmy's Pub East Lansing's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at Jimmy's Pub East Lansing as well.
Weekend diners, beware! The restaurant is busiest on Friday and Saturday, so getting seated will take some time.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Jimmy's Pub East Lansing is come-as-you-are.
Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Jimmy's Pub East Lansing, a local restaurant.
Jimmy's Pub East Lansing offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Your wallet will be happy with a visit to Jimmy's Pub East Lansing, too, where prices are generally under $15.
For a quick and easy payment solution at Jimmy's Pub East Lansing, pay by major credit card.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Jimmy's Pub East Lansing serves up all three meals.
Jimmy's Pub East Lansing certainly has all your pub favorites to make an evening comfortable for the whole gang!
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Pizza House have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this pizzeria offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this pizzeria won't cost you a sitter.
Perfect for after-work outings, Pizza House's happy hour is hard to beat.
Access the Internet free of charge via Pizza House's complimentary wifi.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Pizza House.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
This pizzeria serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
Call Pizza House for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Pizza House's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Pizza House may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Pizza House, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Pizza House.
When pizza's on the mind, there's no going back. For quick pies that no one can stop talking about, get the best of the best at Pizza House.
For hot pizza and a cool atmosphere, be sure to stop in at Pizza House.
Switch up your normal pizza routine and head on over to Pizza House for a new take on pizza.
Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe in Lansing will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds).
The menu at Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe's complimentary wifi.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe prides itself in its delicious catering.
The restaurant is located near a free parking lot, making it a prime parking spot for diners.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Coral Gables — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this pizzeria won't disappoint.
Parents, bring your kids along to this pizzeria, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Getting online is easy with Coral Gables' free and convenient wifi.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Coral Gables.
The pizzeria tends to blast tunes over an already rambunctious crowd, so be ready for thunderous noise here.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This pizzeria knows it's carryout.
Coral Gables is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Coral Gables provides service throughout the day.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Coral Gables.
Just because Coral Gables is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
There's nothing tastier than a casual pie on a Friday night, so make plans to go to Coral Gables this weekend.
Coral Gables serves up hot and fresh pizzas, so head on over today and enjoy a tasty slice of paradise.
Tucked away in the shadows of pines and hardwoods that were planted in the late 1940s, Timber Ridge Golf Club's 6,585-yard course roams through dense tree lines, rolling hills, and native marshland to form a scenic, challenging layout. The Club's new golf carts come equipped with internal GPS systems, which tell players the distance they must hit the ball to clear water hazards, the yardage at which a dog-leg fairway begins to curve around the trees, and the whereabouts of every squirrel that has a golf-ball burglary on its record. The 18th hole brings rounds to a dramatic end, as golfers must dial in their approach shot to a green guarded by water on the left side and bunkers to the right.
Golfers can improve their skills with lessons from Class A instructor Greg Beavers, who became the club's head golf pro after a stint at Walt Disney World Golf. In addition, players can fine-tune their swings at the grass-tee driving range or master short-game strokes at the chipping and putting greens. After rounds, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and cold drinks from a full-service bar await at Rubey's Grill.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par-72 course
Length of 6,585 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 73.0 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 144 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out Reno's East Side Sports Bar in East Lansing.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Reno's East Side Sports Bar.
Access the Internet free of charge via Reno's East Side Sports Bar's complimentary wifi.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Reno's East Side Sports Bar.
DJ fans will appreciate Reno's East Side Sports Bar's frequent live mixes.
The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers.
Weeknights are busy for Reno's East Side Sports Bar, so call ahead and make a reservation if you can.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Can't get enough of Reno's East Side Sports Bar's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Dine at Reno's East Side Sports Bar and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
Reno's East Side Sports Bar offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Reno's East Side Sports Bar is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Siu mai: small pork dumplings. Each has a thin wrapper that needs to be delicately pleated by hand. Easily, they’re one of the most labor-intensive items at Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago, where each weekend this Chinese restaurant serves 80 different varieties of classic dim sum snacks.
This little fact about the siu mai is one of many surprising stories I learn from Eddy, the chef at Phoenix, where he also handles a million other tasks to keep the restaurant running smoothly. When I first came in, he was waving at a group of regulars while on the phone haggling with a seafood vendor.
“What we are serving in this restaurant is what we are eating in Hong Kong. ... It’s very typical,” Eddy says.
In 1996, Phoenix was one of the first restaurants to introduce dim sum to Chicago. Its customer base has grown over the years, and today, even with other dim sum restaurants up and down the block, you’ll find long lines winding out the door on any given Sunday.
Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be.
Here's our guide to dim-sum dining, with a few tips from Eddy.
On the weekend: order dim sum off a cart
On weekends and special holidays, the wait staff winds traditional dim sum carts around tables, lifting lids off stacked steamer baskets to reveal the enticing contents. Should you see something you like, they leave the basket on your table and put a checkmark on your bill (it’s tallied at the end).
Phoenix is one of the only dim-sum restaurants in Chicago that still uses these carts. When I ask Eddy why they keep them, he says “tradition.” Not only to impress the tourists who come in, but also to let Chinese-American customers share this bit of culture with their kids.
Hot tip: if you want to experience the pushcarts without the crowds, head over on a Saturday, which tends to be less busy than Sundays, Eddy says.
On a weekday: order dim sum off the menu
Cartless weekdays offer a quiet, more peaceful atmosphere for ordering off the paper menu, which you can find near the hostess stand. Don't be intimidated—the menu has pictures; it has numbers; it has names written in both Chinese and English. And best of all, you need only point to what you want to have it brought out from the kitchen.
So what should you get?
“Everyone has their favorites,” Eddy says. The most popular dishes with Westerners are ha gao (shrimp dumplings) and siu mai (pork dumplings mentioned above). Kids gravitate toward the crunchy, easy-to-grip shrimp rolls and sweeter fare, from mango pudding (pictured above) to custard rolls.
Foreign travelers, especially those from Latin America, and adventurous eaters alike seem to love the chicken feet (pictured at bottom-right of top photo), a more exotic dish consisting of skin and tendons. While all these dishes are traditional, the chefs can tweak the recipes to accommodate for special diets or food allergies.
When diners are new to dim sum, Eddy encourages them to experiment. He’ll point out a few of the more popular dishes; if there’s something they don’t end up liking, it can easily be swapped out for something else. This way, by the second or third visit, diners will have a better idea of what they like.
And don't forget the tea
At dim sum, the tea is equally important to the food. Phoenix serves three different types: green tea, white tea, and brown tea. “Each one has its own usage,” Eddy says. While we talk, we drink jasmine tea, which is good for getting rid of toxins.
You can show your dim sum know-how by obeying proper tea etiquette. When your teapot is out of water, prop the lid off to the side. This signals to the wait staff that you need more hot water.
Eddy pours more tea and tells me to tap my fingers lightly against the table when the cup is nearly full. “When your friend or host fills your tea, this means ‘thank you’,” he says. “It’s part of the custom.”
Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
I had no idea what to expect upon arriving at Elizabeth, the Michelin Star winner from Chef Iliana Regan. But an unmarked, unremarkable storefront between a tire shop and a sporting-goods store certainly wasn’t it. With few exceptions (Schwa, most notably), Chicago’s upper-echelon restaurants boast exteriors that match their illustrious River North and Restaurant Row addresses.
But as it turns out, Regan has no taste for that sort of superficial flash. She dons no chef’s whites. She displays no awards. She does not raise her voice to the Gordon Ramsay–level roar or even the Rachael Ray-ish rollick that TV cameras eat up.
Instead, this northwest Indiana native quietly built her reputation as someone who hunts for frogs and spears them herself. Someone who has suffered tick bites and poison-ivy rashes foraging for wild flora. Someone who has penned an essay on intensity for Lucky Peach and once themed an Elizabeth tasting menu after those violent and visceral A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
So yeah, I was kinda terrified to eat her food.
I’d never done a tasting menu before. And I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a picky eater, but I’m not a particularly adventurous one either, particularly when it comes to meat. (I can barely look at plated octopus without shivering.) I’d heard that Regan once served edible ants. Which are, like, bugs.
My nerves were calmed upon walking into Elizabeth, though. Austere yet charming, the whitewashed space was accented by light fixtures made from bare tree branches; dining chairs draped with faux-fur slipcovers; a chef’s counter armed with Elder Scrolls and Vikings Funko Pop! dolls. It was all in support of the season’s menu theme: vikings.
There were two options: land or sea. Or, as the first in a delightful succession of servers explained it, “Imagine a viking ship has reached the shore. One group goes on land to look for food, the other into the sea.” My friend Erin and I opted to order one of each to share and, despite my trepidation of certain meats, placed no restrictions on what we would eat. (You can arrange for some allergies and dietary needs in advance.) We wanted to go all in.
After the amuse-bouche—a surprisingly complex roasted whey carrot dressed with goat’s-milk cheese and edible flowers—came our first courses. The land dish was … a bowl of rocks. The server assured me the top “rock” was actually a baked potato coated in edible clay. But it was very convincing as a rock, so I bit in with trepidation. As Erin ate the rest, dipping it into the cheese and butter puddings it was served with, I forked into her langoustine with lingonberries. (Pro tip: don’t try to tear off the claw without looking. You will stab your finger on a spine.) So far, so very good.
As the servers continued to weave their culinary narrative, I realized there was an unmentioned character in their tale—Elizabeth itself. The restaurant is small, seating about 16 or so, and the kitchen is wide open. It was impossible not to get caught up in what was happening back there, particularly when sous chefs were wielding brûlée torches and “plating” on gorgeous pieces of handmade pottery. And the line between front and back of house was practically nonexistent. One moment, you’d see someone in the kitchen stirring and slicing; the next they’d be presenting your next course or clearing your table. (Chef Regan included.)
This created an unexpected intimacy, one that removed any hesitation when asking about a particular dish. It’s clear the teammates take a deep yet quiet pride in their collective work. They spoke warmly about where ingredients came from, excitedly about the preparation techniques used. They always used “we” or “our,” never “me” or “Chef Regan.” (Again, Chef Regan included.)
Over the next few courses, there were so many charms. An herb-rolled, soft-boiled quail egg served in an actual nest; impossibly chewy seaweed bread darkened by squid ink; a cauliflower-mushroom soup that Erin about died over. I was particularly fond of a course called Barnyard: headcheese dusted with beet powder, paired with a collage of root vegetables and flavored puddings reminiscent of something out of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.
And that’s the thing. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be fond of headcheese. I would have probably never eaten it if it weren’t for this meal. But it was fun to break out of my culinary comfort zone.
The other surprising thing? How full we were, considering it was a tasting menu. By the time we were served the entree courses—rare lamb medallions wrapped in swiss chard and pickled fish in a sauce of its own bones—we were taking deep breaths between bites. I’m pretty sure they were the only two plates we didn’t completely clean.
We managed to buck up for our “one-and-a-half” dessert courses, as the server put it. (The “half” was a palate-cleansing sorbet.) Our favorite was Under the Sea, a spongy coral-seaweed cake so realistic looking it prompted me to ask the server just how much of it we could eat. “All of it,” she said. We complied.
Maybe, as a writer, I’m just a sucker for a good story. But I was enchanted by Elizabeth, both in backstory and in not knowing what was coming next throughout the culinary adventure. And while I probably won’t be buying headcheese any time soon, I’m excited to see what Chef Regan has up her non-chef’s-whites sleeves next season.
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As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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