Fast-casual Olga’s comes to Alpine Township

A fast-casual version of Olga’s Kitchen opened Friday in Alpine Township.

Brunch for social misfits coming downtown this fall

Fans of waffles, cocktails and coffee — particularly all three at once — will have a new brunch hangout this fall.

Kickstarter campaign helps with renovation of Rockford pizza pub

Rockford Brewing Company’s Kickstarter campaign to engage the community with its restoration of the historic 1866 building is now complete.

Say Cheese GR’s satisfying charcuterie videos are building a following

Chesley Thorn launched her business on a whim in the middle of the pandemic after being furloughed from her corporate sales job

Nonprofit offers farm-fresh foods for southwest Grand Rapids

United Church Outreach Ministry is offering a wide range of Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables at a reduced price to neighbors on the southwest side of Grand Rapids.

Mokaya brings unique chocolate to Grand Rapids

Mokaya, a Grand Rapids chocolatier known for high-tier chocolates, partnered with a South American producer on a unique product.

Zenned Out Kombucha offers less acidic beverage

Zenned Out Kombucha is a raw and unfiltered version of the popular drink created by Matt Hoff and Kyle Manning.

Celebrating cider

Pux Cider Taphouse brings heirloom apples to the table.

Diner time warp

Appreciate American culture and cuisine with these diners.

Muskegon Summer Wine Up will feature food and wine pairings

The Muskegon Summer Wine Up on Saturday will include food and wine pairings from a number of Muskegon-area restaurants and a food truck.

Wise Men Distillery opens downtown tasting room

Wise Men Distillery of Kentwood recently opened a new tasting room in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, at 146 Monroe Center NW in the McKay Tower.

Pop-Tarts launches dessert flavors inspired by America’s favorite treats

Pop-Tarts is calling all dessert-for-breakfast lovers with three new toaster pastry flavors inspired by some of America’s favorite sweet treats.
Ashley Wierenga

Love & hotdogs

There's a love story behind One Stop Coney Shop.

Pringles rolls out Wavy Pineapple Habanero chips

Pringles is introducing its next limited-edition chip flavor.

Local Salvation Army celebrating National Donut Day

The Salvation Army of Kent County will deliver 35 dozen doughnuts Friday to thank first responders for their work in the community.

Downtown Market hosting ‘Dip Days’ menu showcase

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market will highlight a selection of dipped foods from its vendors every day this month as part of “Dip Days.”

Smokin’ with Kevin VanderMeer

Kevin VanderMeer has been in the culinary business for more than 36 years. Today, his catering business is smoking.

Muskegon Summer Wine Up announces seminar schedule

The second annual Muskegon Summer Wine Up will include 10 seminars on a variety of wine-related topics June 12 at Hackley Park in downtown Muskegon.

Kellogg, Little Debbie partner on mashup cereal

Kellogg and Little Debbie are joining forces to transform a childhood treat into a cereal.

Survey: 70% of Michiganders believe bar, restaurant hours should be extended

According to a survey from, 70% of Michiganders believe that bar and restaurant operating hours should be extended to help businesses financially recover from the hits they’ve taken during the pandemic, compared to the national average of 57%.




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