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Eastside

Eastside Hunter Park greenhouse - Photo Dave Trumpie
Eastside Hunter Park greenhouse - Photo Dave Trumpie
With its swath of stable neighborhoods centered along the stretch of Michigan Avenue between downtown and the Frandor Shopping Center at US-127, the Eastside neighborhood boasts an engaged, entrepreneurial and diverse mix of residents and shopkeepers alike. The commercial district along Michigan Avenue hosts popular bakeries, bookstores, coffee shops and ethnic restaurants, while the parks and weekly farmerís market along Kalamazoo Street quickly add new fans.

Eastside Features

Mid-Michigan's growing craft distillery movement

By now, it's common to visit a winery or brewery in Michgian, but where can you go to get a locally made glass of bourbon? Or whiskey? Up until recently, that was a question without a good answer. But, the distilling industry is steadily growing and soon Lansing residents won't have to go far.

The Quest for Lansing's Best Burger

The summer's heating up and grills are being lit, so Capital Gains sent two intrepid writers out on the streets to find Lansing's best-tasting beef on a bun. 

Search for the Best Pad Thai in Town

Lansing has many Thai restaurants, and writer, Daniel J. Hogan went on a quest to find out which one has the best Pad Thai.

Quest for the best vegetarian meal in Lansing

If you're a vegetarian in the Capital region, or simply one who adores veggie cuisine, make sure you've already eaten before venturing into this piece about one writer's quest to find the best vegetarian meal here.

Lansing's growing niche of coffee roasters

The Capital region is now home to a multitude of small roasting companies, many who started their business with nothing more than a love for (and growing knowledge of) coffee. 
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