A Harvard Business Review article late last year highlighted a shocking discovery. Ninety percent of people don’t like to cook.
There’s something deeply romantic about wine, cheese and charcuterie. This simple but elegant spread can pose equally well as date night munchies or an appetizer to an indulgent meal.
While February 14 could be considered Cupid’s Super Bowl, Grand Rapids has plenty of options for the romantically inclined all year. Planning your next date night? Looking to cozy up with your partner? We’ve narrowed down the choices to these seven romantic spots in town.
With the excitement of the New Year behind us, and still two months to go until spring, it’s easy to feel blue in February. But, there’s plenty to do in Grand Rapids other than dream of warmer days. From painting to musicals, golf shows to car shows, we’ve compiled some of our favorite things to do this month.
Chef Jenna Arcidiacono is something of a culinary maestra. Her restaurant Amore Trattoria Italiana has been a West Michigan favorite for nearly nine years (and was recently named one of Grand Rapids Magazine’s top 10 restaurants in Grand Rapids in 2017). The only thing she’s known for more than her bright pink hair and electric personality is her fantastic Italian cooking.
The first thing you see when you enter Littlebird is the bar.
“Butcher’s Union is a place where you can get a square meal and a stiff drink at an affordable price.”
As the Broadway musical “Rent” asks us, “How do you measure a year in a life? In daylights? In sunsets? In midnights? In cups of coffee? In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife?” Regardless of how you spent your 525,600 minutes of 2017, we can all celebrate making it through another year.
Meet the new kids on the block. Grand Rapids has a blossoming culinary scene that continues to grow year over year. Increasingly, we’re seeing chefs take tasting expeditions to the regions their menu highlights, from the Basque Region of Spain to America’s low country coastline.
Basque Country is nestled in the north of Spain near the western border of France. The autonomous community sits at the foot of the Bay of Biscay and celebrates a culinary culture that’s unique to mainstream exported Spanish cuisine.