IDC I Don't Care bar balcony

‘Balcony’ bar opens in Grand Rapids

There's a new "retro-themed" bar in downtown Grand Rapids. 
Third Nature Brewing Co. exterior

Suburban brewery schedules opening

A new brewery in the area is embracing the great outdoors.
hot dog with relish ketchup mustard on plate

Jonny B’z is closing

Jonny B'z is making way for a new restaurant.
Bowdie's Chophouse East Grand Rapids steak and cocktail on bar

Suburban steakhouse opens

A West Michigan-based steakhouse chain has opened a location in a suburb of Grand Rapids.
Butcher's Union brunch, charred flank steak, fried egg, breakfast potatoes.

11 Brunch Spots Worth Getting Out of Bed For

Lauded by weekend warriors everywhere, brunch has become more than just a meal. It’s an experience, an ordeal, an event. It’s not a stumble-out-of-bed kind of meal - no, here in Grand Rapids, it’s an Instagram occasion and a foodie sensation.
The Cheesecake Factory Woodland Mall exterior rendering

The Cheesecake Factory is Coming to West Michigan

The Cheesecake Factory is planning to open its first West Michigan location.
There's a new steakhouse in town. Black Rock Bar & Grill opened today in a 9,000-square-foot space in the new Van Maur wing of Woodland Mall in Kentwood, at 3195 28th St. SE. It is the first Black Rock in West Michigan. The chain has eight other locations in the state. Black Rock allows guests to sear their steak or seafood on "volcanic granite" at their table. Other menu items include burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs and salads. The restaurant’s bar features over 20 beers on tap and a signature cocktail menu. Black Rock Bar & Grill also operates restaurants in Ohio, Illinois, Maryland and Florida.

Black Rock steakhouse opens

A new steakhouse has opened in town.
souvlaki plate

Greek restaurant closes doors

A husband-and-wife team has closed their Greek restaurant in a Grand Rapids neighborhood.
Morning Belle Brunch Bistro Pacific Blue Crab Hash wide

Brunch Place Preps for Opening on East Beltline

A restaurant company has revealed the name and some menu items it will offer at its upcoming brunch place in town.
Bowdie's Chophouse Saugatuck

Bowdie’s Chophouse coming to Gaslight Village

The Gaslight Village shopping district in East Grand Rapids will be the home of West Michigan’s newest steakhouse.
Take your taste buds on a global journey at Roam.

Grand Rapids’ 12 New Restaurants of 2018

Wow! What a year. 2018 feels like it lasted about 10 years—so long that you probably forgot that the Winter Olympics, the hottest debate (was it Yanny or Laurel?) and IHOB (likely the dumbest call for attention ever) were all JUST THIS YEAR.
Morning Belle interior rendering

Morning Belle schedules opening

The first “garden-themed” brunch place by a Grand Rapids restaurant company is opening this month.
Mission BBQ Grand Rapids exterior

‘Patriotic’ barbecue restaurant opening on East Beltline

A “patriotic”-themed barbecue chain that gives back to “America’s heroes” is opening a Grand Rapids location this month.
MIX East Grand Rapids shakes

Suburban shake shop opens

A new health-oriented shake shop has opened in the area.

Beverage retailer blends old and new

The former Russo’s International Market is gone, but if the new tenants have their say, it will not be forgotten.
Cafe de Miro

Turkish restaurant settles into space

A restaurant that serves food and beverages from the Kurdish region of Turkey has settled into Grand Rapids.
red wine glass and bottle

French restaurant re-launches

The French bistro inside a downtown hotel has been re-imagined.
Emonae Korean BBQ tonkatsu plate

Korean barbecue and karaoke place opening in Grand Rapids

Downtown is getting a new place that will blend Korean barbecue with karaoke.

20 Happy Hours in GR By Neighborhood

From the North Quarter to Heartside, we scoured Grand Rapids’ 10 neighborhoods for the best happy hours around. Regardless of where you work or live, there’s always somewhere to score cheap drinks and tasty bites.
Russo's International Market wine

Russo’s International Market is closing

A local market is closing after almost 115 years in business.

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