The menu at Blue Owl Coffee features drinks that take a spin on classic cocktails such as the Mackinac, which is inspired by a Manhattan. Craft coffee shops are a growing part of the coffee market.

Coffee market sees increase from craft shops

Behind the bar there are a variety of dark colored bottles with handwritten labels and eye droppers to ensure perfect measurements. The handwritten menu has descriptions of coffees and flavorings that baristas mix to order.

The low murmur of customers working together and studying is broken when a barista calls out a name and pushes one of the coffeehouse’s signature coffee cocktails, a Mackinac, to the edge of the bar.

It’s a scene that’s repeating itself across the country as craft shops take a growing share of the coffee market.

Taco Tuesday in Williamston?

From Sunny Side Up Café to the Sun Theater and D&W Fresh Market, city officials brainstorm about what other businesses might be missing in downtown Williamston, Michigan.

“If Downtown Williamston is missing something, it is a Mexican restaurant; that would be at the top of my list,” said City Manager Corey Schmidt.

East Lansing prepares for Final Four

East Lansing bars and area police have made plans for Saturday night’s Final Four game between Michigan Stat University and Texas Tech. They are asking people to stay celebrate smartly and warning that, if trouble occurs, even bystanders can be subject to arrest.

New ‘Chipotlanes’ restaurant coming to Delta Township

A new kind of Chipotle restaurant is coming to Delta Township. A ‘Chipotlanes’ restaurant will be coming to the Delta Shopping center, and the drive-through won’t feature an order board or pay window. Drive-through orders will require customers to order and pay through the Chipotle app.

The Soup Spoon Cafe: A Lansing breakfast favorite

The Soup Spoon Cafe is considered to be one of Lansing’s top rated breakfast destinations. Receiving rave reviews on websites like Yelp, Facebook and more, the menu and ambience provides an experience that keeps customers coming back. Here is an inside look into a morning at The Soup Spoon.

Owner of Good Bites opening restaurant in Mason

Owner of Good Bites Food Truck is opening a new restaurant at the old Baja Grille location. The food truck has been open for almost five years but it has always been John Fraser’s dream to open a restaurant. Grants have been approved and construction should begin this month.