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The 2012-13 Grand Rapids Magazine City
Guide is your ultimate sourcebook
for fun in the city!

This annual mid-summer supplement features resources on the arts, entertainment, recreation, dining — the sights, sounds, flavors and personalities that make this town unique.

This year’s City Guide looks at some of the diverse cultures that make up the Grand Rapids area. For foodies, four local teaching chefs share recipes using ingredients found at specialty ethnic markets in the Greater Grand Rapids area.

The guide also includes the magazine’s annual rankings of school districts in West Michigan with a plethora of information for parents. And the issue has the complete list of “Best of GR” readers’ poll winners in 100 categories.

To order your copy of the 2012-13 Grand Rapids Magazine
City Guide
, contact our circulation department at (616) 459-4545 or by email at The City Guide sells for $3.95 each (by mail $6). Special bulk discounts are available for orders exceeding 25 copies. This is a special publication that you’ll want to read and save all year!


A melting pot
By Terri Finch Hamilton

Using Grand Rapids’ sister city relationships as a jumping off point, here’s a look at some of the multi-hued cultures in our midst.

Breaking down barriers
By Katelyn Sandor

At the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance, Andre Daley is working toward equality and inclusion.

Ranking the schools
The annual Grand Rapids Magazine feature weighs more than 20 categories for each of 29 public school districts in two counties.

Cooking with ethnic flair
By Marty Primeau

Today’s foodies like to experiment with a variety of spices, herbs and exotic ingredients.

Head north for year-long fun
By Kendal Pektas

The Traverse City area offers a plethora of activities plus some of Michigan’s finest dining.

Backstage Pass
Destinations and Experiences
By Grand Rapids Magazine Staff
Our comprehensive resource guide to the city with more than 400 places to dine, nightclubs, music, theater, sports and more.

Best of GR
The results of the 2011-12 “Best of GR” Readers Poll prove once again that West Michigan continues to evolve into an astounding urban paradise, with something for everyone’s style, taste or preference.


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