This year’s reigning champ of the Battle of the West is Jeremy Williams of the Lumber Baron bar, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, for his cocktail named, “The Spyglass.
April showers (or snow?!) bring May flowers — but when you live in Grand Rapids, it can feel like the May flowers will never come. To cheer up your gray spring days, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite comfort foods. From mac and cheese to cookies, waffles to soup — by the time you eat your way through the list, you’ll be ready for our long-awaited summer.
Having just opened up a tasting room in Grand Rapids earlier this year, we chatted with Brengman Brothers’ winemaker, Maggie Thompson, to learn more about their wine and the blossoming Michigan wine culture.
If you’re looking for a convenient way get your hands on local produce while supporting local farmers, try out Grand Rapids’ Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs or produce delivery services.
We all know that Grand Rapids is a midwest hipster haven, but now the world knows, too. According to MoveHub’s annual International Hipster Index, Grand Rapids rings in at No. 28 (out of 446 cities).
A unique way to spend your vacation (or a weekend) is as a tourist in your own town. Treat it like a real vacation: unplug from email and try visiting places you’ve never been. And, for the ultimate vacation, check-in to a hotel in town. Plus, you’ll be able to try out a cozy spot to put up the in-laws when they come to town.
For Grand Rapids, Easter isn’t just a holiday weekend; it’s a sign that spring is coming. Say goodbye to snow tires and parkas and say hello to t-shirts and tulips (we’re looking at you, Holland). To help usher in equinox, we’ve compiled some of the tastiest Easter brunches for April 1 – and believe us, brunch isn’t something we joke about.
March 14 is known as Pi Day, which celebrates all things 3.14. To us, it sounds a lot more like PIE day, since math just confuses us – and makes us hungry.
Believe it or not, there is more to celebrate in Grand Rapids on St. Patrick’s Day than Irish on Ionia. Yes, most are boozy events — and yes, most are decked in the green. However, if you’re looking to avoid the craziness that is Ionia, then we have a few alternatives to help you celebrate all things Irish.
There are two types of people. Those who are here, and those that WANT to be here.