Aram Kabodian, winner of the Middle School Teacher of the Year award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, has now published a collection of poems. ELi’s Ann Nichols reports on how this partly-autobiographical work came to be, and what it means to the author.
Ann and the Captain share some of their favorite dishes from The Cosmos. Whether getting Takeout, dining in, or dining outside, what do they recommend?
Ann and Captain Carnivore visit an old favorite, El Oasis, known affectionately as “The Taco Truck.” How did she find the birria tacos? What else do she and the Captain recommend?
Ann uncovers the breakfast options available at Pizza House. What does she recommend?
Following comments from readers, Ann explains how to be both a great human to your furry friend and a good neighbor. To summarize, please make sure your dog is on a leash, pick up poop, and dispose of it in your own trash can. For fun unleashed play, consider visiting the Northern Tail Dog Park.
Ann makes the case that Lou and Harry’s lamb gyro is truly food fit for the gods. But what else do she and her partner-in-crime, Captain Carnivore, recommend?
Ann and the Captain explored Korean, Japanese, and Thai cuisine, all from one restaurant. What does Ann recommend?
If Ann had just six weeks to live, she would spend it eating Indian food. So what would she feast upon from Swagath Indian Cuisine?
Sansu offers more than just sushi, but even Captain Carnivore enjoyed their pescatarian offerings. Read on for Ann’s description of their delectable meals.
“They offer Italian food with interesting twists and are a true scratch kitchen, making their own pasta, sauces, and sausages.” So what did Ann and Captain Carnivore find particularly delicious?
Ann Nichols explains her fondness for Baps, which predated the pandemic. Read on to find out about some of her favorite dishes, including one of the spiciest her husband ever encountered.
For our continuing Spend Locally series, ELi’s Ann Nichols tries out Sparty’s Kabob on Trowbridge Road and declares the Iraqi cuisine “astonishing.” And, she reports, the prices are good, too.
In this Ann About Town, Ann shares her love of Black Cat Bistro, reflecting on happy memories and delicious meals. Plus, she provides details on some wonderful deals!
In this Ann About Town, Ann explores what Seams and Woven Art – two local small businesses – have to offer. The answer: safe ways to buy a lot more than sewing and knitting supplies!
A total of 256 people took our survey about ELi posting at Facebook. We bring you the results.
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“It is really the grocery store in East Lansing that many of us have wanted for years. The owners are local, the service is excellent.”
In her latest column, Ann Nichols explores the cooking options enabled by one farm-to-table restaurant’s inventive approach.
When sheltering in place and staying safe, one must rely on the tried-and-true. For ELi’s Ann Nichols, that means a hearty helping of Korean and Chinese cuisine delivered from Charlie Kang’s.
Eli’s Ann Nichols has a yarn for you about a fiber arts store in East Lansing, and what makes it a community-within-a-community.
Why are the lines so long and patient?