Hello Kitty Café Truck to make stop at Woodland Mall

Hello Kitty’s all-pink café on wheels is bringing treats and collectibles for the kiddos to Woodland Mall this weekend.

JungleBird restaurant coming to downtown Kalamazoo

Restaurateur Mark Sellers is partnering with PlazaCorp to open an anchor restaurant in The Exchange building in downtown Kalamazoo.

Bell’s Brewery marks 36 years with homebrew competition

A Baltic porter with salted chocolate took first place in the 11th annual Bell’s Homebrew Competition.

Founders releasing new KBS flavor, bringing back another

Founders Brewing Co. has added another flavor to its Barrel-Aged Series lineup and is bringing back another.

Buddy’s Pizza launches Anniversary Ale, pizza pairings at all locations

To mark its 75th anniversary, Buddy’s Pizza launched a celebratory specialty ale in partnership with Griffin Claw Brewing Company, alongside limited-edition pizza pairings.

Grand Rapids Brewing Co. opens outdoor mini bar

Grand Rapids Brewing Co. opened a new outdoor mini bar.

Beer City Brewers Guild to host Brews at the Calder festival

A festival being held next month in downtown Grand Rapids will feature beer from more than 30 Grand Rapids breweries.

Big city dining

Recent restaurant additions make Holland a fun place for foodies.

Lakeshore brewery makes big waves at Great American Beer Festival

Waypost Brewing Co. received a gold medal for its Waypost Saison at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition presented by the Brewers Association.

Orchard adventures

Head to the orchard this fall for a unique U-pick experience.

Metro Toyota SkeleTour returns to Downtown Kalamazoo

Downtown Kalamazoo will be getting a “skele-fun” makeover for the third annual Metro Toyota SkeleTour taking place through all of October.

MorningStar Farms launches plant-based gameday snack giveaways

MorningStar Farms has created a plant-based playbook for football season snacking and tapped actor and football fanatic Tahj Mowry on a fan pack giveaway.

Grand Rapids’ first death café offers a safe space for grim conversations

A new type of café has been brought to life in downtown Grand Rapids.

Square Roots offers new salad mixes

Square Roots, a New York-based urban indoor farming company with a location in Wyoming, has expanded its retail offerings by adding two new salad mixes in stores this month and entering into an $8.1 billion packaged salads and greens category.

A tasteful celebration

Muskegon’s culinary masterminds come together to celebrate local cooking.

City Built Brewing to kick off ArtPrize with two-night party

City Built Brewing will be hosting a two-night event on Sept. 16-17 to kick off ArtPrize, which will run from Sept. 16 to Oct. 3.
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Arts and eats

Head to Saugatuck/Douglas for a weekend getaway.

Foodie adventures on the lakeshore

If you love food and travel, you don’t have to go far to give your taste buds a treat in Michigan.

Bands to perform at 2021 Bell’s Beer Garden Summer Concert Series

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will be performing with The Brummies at the 2021 Bell's Beer Garden Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Bell’s Eccentric Café, 355 East Kalamazoo Ave. in Kalamazoo.

Annual Food Truck Festival returns

The city of Kentwood is partnering with GR8 Food Trucks to host the annual Food Truck Festival from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in the parking lot of the Kent District Library – Kentwood Branch, 4950 Breton Ave. SE.




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