Eden Café opens on the West Side

A café with an emphasis on love and inclusion opened on Bridge Street.

Long Road Distillers wins multiple ASCOT Awards

Grand Rapids-based Long Road Distillers took home several honors from the inaugural ASCOT awards.

Kellogg’s brings back SMORZ cereal

In response to a petition from fans, Kellogg’s is bringing back its SMORZ cereal featuring chocolatey graham squares.

Buddy’s Pizza running Giving Tuesday promotion

Buddy’s Pizza is looking to raise money for charity tomorrow on Giving Tuesday.

Tasty Tamales

With costs rising at restaurants across the country, it’s refreshing when a spot offers up affordable, yet delicious cuisine.
Photo by Michael Buck

Bake as the French Do

At French-trained pastry chef Susan VandenBerg’s kitchen table, she might present you with a petite dessert plate of raspberry pistachio tartlet, browned-butter almond cake crowned with Michigan blueberries and sliced almonds, and two delectable versions of buttery shortbread cookies — one lemon-pistachio-sesame, the other rosemary-pecan. The exquisite quartet captivates the senses at once.
Stella's Creature Burger

5 Grand Rapids Restaurants Open Late to Satisfy Your Nighttime Cravings

In the April print issue of Grand Rapids Magazine, we ran a piece on places to satisfy your late-night munchies, like Lucky Luciano’s Pizza, Menna’s Joint and Yesterdog. But with so many late-night options in town we couldn’t include them all in the piece. Instead, we’ve added a few more of our favorites below for the next time you’re cruising for food after 10 p.m.
Tamales are a holiday tradition for Alexis Rocha and his family.

Butcher’s Union Chef Shares His Family’s Holiday Traditions

Butcher’s Union is one of the hottest restaurants in town these days; even at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, the dining room is bustling. GR|MAG asked executive chef Alexis Rocha to share how he and his family will be spending the Christmas holiday and most importantly – what will be on their plates.
Gray Skies Breakfast Rye

Gray Skies Distillery Releases a “Whiskey Drinker’s Whiskey”

Gray Skies Distillery is set to release its first aged whiskey on a large scale, but not without some controversy.

Long Road plans cocktail bar on Cherry Street

A new cocktail bar is coming to Grand Rapids’ East Hills neighborhood.

A summer of tacos

It's summertime, and when it comes to cooking at home, the grill is king.

Summer salad for lunch

As the weather warms, sometimes a quick, light lunch is all that’s needed.

Owner closing Shiraz Grille restaurant

A local Middle Eastern restaurant is closing later this month as the owner retires.
Cocktail Week GR glasses cheers toast

Raise a glass: Distillers association declares September as Craft Spirits Month

The Michigan Craft Distillers Association declared September as “Michigan Craft Spirits Month” in honor of its member distilleries throughout the state and the award-winning spirits and cocktails they produce.

Wine tasting to benefit St. Cecilia’s

St. Cecilia Music Center’s wine tasting fundraiser is returning.

Bell’s Celebration Series continues with Latinx-inspired release

Bell’s Brewery will shine a spotlight on a group of its employees and the Latinx community with a special beer release and event.
Photo courtesy of Birch Lodge.

Where to Catch the Game in Grand Rapids

GR|MAG's print sibling has a list of "Grand Rapids' Top 5 Places to Watch the Game" this month. We thought we'd add a few of our own suggestions to the list.

Brewery Vivant, John Ball Zoo team up on beer to celebrate sustainability

John Ball Zoo partnered with beer maker Brewery Vivant to create a new beer, entitled the “JBZ,” highlighting the institution’s work on conservation and focusing on shared values of the two organizations around sustainability and conservation.
Soft Beef Tacos with Fries

Taco and Tequila Fest will return to LMCU Ballpark

A celebration of Michigan’s best tacos, tequila and tasty cuisine will be held this spring.
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant exterior

Winery Plans Restaurant and Tasting Room on 28th Street

A wine and restaurant company is planning its first West Michigan location.

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