Food hugs

During tough times, Jenna Arcidiacono uses food to spread positivity.

Michigan residents favor apple pie over pumpkin pie

Data collected via Twitter this month shows that Michiganders prefer apple pie over pumpkin pie during the holidays.

Survey: Nearly half of Michigan men admit they miss drinking with friends this year

A new survey from found 42% of men in Michigan have felt depressed as a result of having limited contact with friends during the pandemic.

Outdoor dining spots

Where to dine when the snow starts falling.

First Black-owned Michigan brewery launches inaugural IPA

Black Calder Brewing Company, Michigan’s first Black-owned brewery, will celebrate its launch with the release of Black IPA on “The Blackest Friday,” scheduled for Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

Long Road Distillers, Malamiah Juice Bar collaborate on to-go drink kits

Long Road Distillers and Malamiah Juice Bar announced a collaboration that will bring their two locally made products together into a take-home drink kit.

A sweet venture

GRCC student bakes up a new enterprise that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth.

City Built joins worldwide partnership with hip-hop group

City Built Brewing Company is one of 13 breweries across the world teaming up with hip-hop group Run The Jewels to release 12 versions of a craft beer named after the group’s new single, “No Save Point.”

Herbed chèvre cheese ball recipe

Kathy Price developed her love of cooking as a kid watching her grandmothers in the kitchen.
Bryan Esler

Kitchen hustle

Irie Kitchen is the passion project of chef Vince McIntosh.

Dan’s Diner closes doors

A local diner is closing its doors for good due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local restaurants offer to-go Thanksgiving meals

With dine-in service temporarily banned in Michigan, Grand Rapids-area restaurants are offering special to-go meals for Thanksgiving.

Downtown Holland launches ‘Eat Local’ challenge to support restaurants

With restaurants closing to in-person dining for three weeks beginning Wednesday under a new order by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Downtown Holland is launching a social media challenge to prompt residents to support local restaurants.

Meijer offers premade Thanksgiving dinners

Meijer is offering a couple of premade Thanksgiving dinner choices for those who want a quick meal option.

Max’s South Seas Hideaway celebrates one year but faces uncertain future

Max’s just celebrated its first anniversary in October but also filed for bankruptcy this month. And with the pandemic set to stick around, the future remains uncertain.

Black-owned spirits company hits Meijer’s shelves

Motu Viget Spirits, a Black-owned wine and spirits company based in Grand Rapids, announced a partnership with Meijer grocery stores.

Founders announces return of cherry ale Frootwood

Founders Brewing Co. announced the latest addition to its Mothership Series.

Pringles debuting Scorchin’ chips flavor lineup

Pringles is catering to its heat-loving fanbase with a new spicy twist on existing chip flavors.

Owner closing Shiraz Grille restaurant

A local Middle Eastern restaurant is closing later this month as the owner retires.

Spanish restaurant opening in Amway hotel tower

A Spanish-inspired restaurant with views of the Grand River will open next week in the recently renovated glass tower at the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton.




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