Drinks with Pat: The road not taken

One of my more vivid memories as an adult, for a reason I’ll never be able to understand,  is sitting at a bar in Louisville with Long Road Distillers founders Jon O’Connor and Kyle Van Strien.

Founders to release fourth Bottle Shop Series brew

This summer, Founders will release a sweet-and-spicy beer as the next installment in its Bottle Shop Series.

Broad Leaf Brewery & Spirits takes silver medal for gin

A Kentwood brewery and distillery won a silver medal from a national spirits competition.

Dressing out of the box

Personal stylist at A.K. Rikk’s and host of the local luxury retailer’s “Where to Wear” video series Ben Tobar presents a confident, clean style with a twist, pulling subtle bold details into his outfits to instill some pep into the monotony of everyday dressing.

Asian-Pacific festival brings cultural awareness to Grand Rapids

A celebration of Asian and Pacific culture will return for its six-year anniversary.

Meijer partners with Revolution Farms for fresh greens

Produce from a local hydroponic farm now is available on Meijer store shelves.

Le Macaron sets grand opening date

A franchise location of a French pastry shop will open next week in downtown Grand Rapids.

Turn the page

Some ironic news hit in March when Amazon announced it was ending its endeavor to open brick-and-mortar bookstores — the very establishments it hoped would wipe out bookstores’ endangered-species status.

Brewery Vivant to launch Farm Hand Tart Tangerine

Brewery Vivant will release a new variation of its classic saison this week.

Social House Kitchen & Bar opening second location

A downtown Grand Rapids new American-style restaurant is expanding to a lakeshore town.

Sister cities gala to return after hiatus

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, an annual celebration will return in June.

Breakfast essentials

I don't know about you, but my husband and I are always talking about a way to add a cozy breakfast nook into our home. Whether it's built-in or just in the kitchen, I love to have both an eat-in kitchen and an additional dining area — probably because I love variety.

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Founders to release fourth Bottle Shop Series brew

This summer, Founders will release a sweet-and-spicy beer as the next installment in its Bottle Shop Series.

Broad Leaf Brewery & Spirits takes silver medal for gin

A Kentwood brewery and distillery won a silver medal from a national spirits competition.

Meijer partners with Revolution Farms for fresh greens

Produce from a local hydroponic farm now is available on Meijer store shelves.

Le Macaron sets grand opening date

A franchise location of a French pastry shop will open next week in downtown Grand Rapids.

Sister cities gala to return after hiatus

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, an annual celebration will return in June.

BAMF off to quick start

Despite ongoing construction at MSU's Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building, Bold Advanced Medical Future (BAMF) Health already is off to a running start as one of the flagship tenants of the site.

Real estate market hits new heights

Is the Grand Rapids housing market the hottest it has ever been?

Partners to host second Justice 4 All Juneteenth Jam

A celebration of African American culture and history will be held downtown next month.

Dressing out of the box

Personal stylist at A.K. Rikk’s and host of the local luxury retailer’s “Where to Wear” video series Ben Tobar presents a confident, clean style with a twist, pulling subtle bold details into his outfits to instill some pep into the monotony of everyday dressing.

Turn the page

Some ironic news hit in March when Amazon announced it was ending its endeavor to open brick-and-mortar bookstores — the very establishments it hoped would wipe out bookstores’ endangered-species status.

Breakfast essentials

I don't know about you, but my husband and I are always talking about a way to add a cozy breakfast nook into our home. Whether it's built-in or just in the kitchen, I love to have both an eat-in kitchen and an additional dining area — probably because I love variety.

ArtRat to host storefront-making workshop

A local art gallery will host the Storefront Guy for a free workshop.

Asian-Pacific festival brings cultural awareness to Grand Rapids

A celebration of Asian and Pacific culture will return for its six-year anniversary.

MLK Park Parties to return for the summer

A group of partners will host a series of family fun nights at MLK Park starting next month.

Symphony wraps up concert season with weekend performance

The Grand Rapids Symphony will end its concert season this weekend and say goodbye to two retiring musicians. 

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