Drinks with Pat: Playing with the big boys

In 2015, Perrin Brewing Company no longer was a West Michigan-owned company.

Drinks with Pat: Dry-ish January

Whether you’re in dry January, or perhaps a more modest damp January, there are so many new options out there to try in the world of non- and low-alcohol beverages.

A guide for Grand Rapidians

Each year, we entrust our readers with the task of choosing the Best Of pretty much everything in Grand Rapids.

The top 10 stories at grmag.com in 2021

After more than a year in lockdown, Grand Rapidians are making up for lost time. The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines earlier this summer led to the gradual return of in-person events and restaurant dining, with most readers coming to grmag.com to find out where to go next.

Drinks with Pat: Pat’s Punch

On the way to a party and in need of a quick beverage to share? Stop in at a liquor store and find one or two of these to pass around.

Editor’s letter: Home for the holidays

Hi, I’m Pat Evans. You might remember me (but probably won’t) from my five years as a reporter at the Grand Rapids Business Journal and beer columnist in the back pages of this very magazine.

Editor’s letter: Fall feast

Travel and food go hand in hand, so this fall, pack your car and head to the lakeshore for a weekend of fun and feasting.

Editor’s letter: Grand Rapids is sweet

Grand Rapids has an abundance of bakeries, custom cupcake, cookie and cake designers, and retailers with plenty of sweets for sale.

Editor’s letter: The impact of COVID-19

With a light at the end of the tunnel, we look back at how COVID-19 has wreaked havoc over the past year.

Editor’s letter: Choose your own adventure

Grand Rapids has so many activities to choose from, sometimes it can feel overwhelming to decide just what to go do.

Editor’s letter: Celebrating Grand Rapids’ restaurants

This year, we elected not to name a Restaurant of the Year and instead focus equally on our Top 10 Restaurants of 2021, highlighting the ways each of them overcame challenges and persevered.

Editor’s letter: Dating in Grand Rapids

In the February 2021 issue, we look at dating in Grand Rapids, the new South East Market, the Division Avenue Arts Collective and more.

Keeping it local

Make sure to set aside some time to visit your favorite places and show them support after such a tough past year.

Outside adventures

While travel might be a little different — masks, social distancing and contactless check-ins now are the norm at hotels, resorts and B&Bs around the state — you still can create lasting memories with your family and friends and send the year out on a high note.

Making a difference

One thing that has helped me on the recent down days has been the uplifting stories of people stepping up to make a difference.

Urban adventures

Cranes in the sky always are a good sign for a city and Grand Rapids is lucky to be boasting these pillars of investment.

Curtain call

The performing arts stages around Grand Rapids are likely to look a little empty this fall.

Neighborhood pride

While summer may not be over quite yet, our thoughts are turning to the start of the school year.

Summer in the city

Summer might look a little different this year, but that didn’t stop us from putting together our annual City Guide.

Grand Rapids’ new normal

As I write this, Grand Rapids is not the bustling city I’ve come to know. Instead, COVID-19 has turned our city into a town where families are sequestered at home, and there still is much inequality within our city. 




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