Lansing schools get grant to underwrite healthier lunch options for students

By Alexis Howell
Listen Up, Lansing Staff Reporter

On Nov. 5, members from SodexoMAGIC presented at the Lansing School Board Meeting. With a fruit and vegetable grant being implemented in Lansing schools, they hope to provide more healthy meal choices for students. According to Keison Arnold, Director of Operations of SodexoMAGIC, a school lunch vendor, the fruit and vegetable grant is given from the state and will help add fruits and vegetables during times other than breakfast and lunch. He called it a healthy snack.

Too many places to eat may be just right for downtown Lansing

By Haywood Liggett
Listen Up, Lansing staff reporter

Downtown Lansing restaurants are using limited hours of operation and stiff competition from one another to their advantage. If food is what you’re looking for, there is no shortage of options in the Capitol City’s downtown region. With over 50 restaurants cramped into a few blocks, one would assume it would be problematic for each one to stay afloat, especially when most of them are not the national brands people are accustomed to. But many, including Backyard BBQ, thrive in this environment. Sue Johnson, the owner, believes that it actually creates more business.

Lansing’s top 5 Mexican spots

By: Kary Askew
El Oasis, a food truck became a huge hit for locals who rated it number one in the local Mexican food category on Its colorfully painted exterior is hard to miss on the drive down Michigan Avenue and is a quick stop for those hungry and on-the-go. El Oasis serves a number of authentic Mexican foods–and fast.  

Pablo’s Panaderia, famous for their “tortas,” a Mexican-style sandwich made of bread, onion, avocado, tomato, jalepeño and cheese, is a popular restaurant on the map of Old Town. Pablo’s, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is a colorful little place to grab a bite to eat.