Spice up your summer

Margaritas get top billing on Cinco de Mayo, but their star turn shouldn’t end with the holiday.
Knapp's Corner Nutrition protein shakes

Shake shop opens doors

A new health-minded shake shop has opened in town.
Russo's International Market wine

Russo’s International Market is closing

A local market is closing after almost 115 years in business.
The New Forty Pearl dish entree

Partners open The New Forty Pearl restaurant

An expanded partnership is bringing a new restaurant downtown.
Cocktail Week GR glasses cheers toast

Cocktail Week GR is ready to mix it up

Local distilleries and their spirits soon will be featured across the city.
City Built Brewing Company Soldadera Porter beer glass

City Built Brewing Partners with Coffee Company on Beer

Two Grand Rapids beverage makers have joined forces on a specialty brew.

Wine tasting to benefit St. Cecilia’s

St. Cecilia Music Center’s wine tasting fundraiser is returning.
The Cheesecake Factory Woodland Mall sign

The Cheesecake Factory is opening in West Michigan

The Cheesecake Factory is set to open its first West Michigan location.
Long Road Distillers Grand Absinthe

Long Road releases Grand Absinthe

A local distillery is rolling out a historically controversial spirit.
Ferris Coffee (Pictured: coffee with PB&J Toast)

7 Coffee Shops Sure to Help You Get Your Study On

Heading back to school? We’ve got seven coffee shops that will give you the jolt you need to help you stay focused and ace all those tests and projects ahead. Plus, all have free wifi!
Maggie Thompson / Brengman Brothers

Brengman Brothers’ Maggie Thompson On Putting Michigan Wine Country On The Map

Having just opened up a tasting room in Grand Rapids earlier this year, we chatted with Brengman Brothers' winemaker, Maggie Thompson, to learn more about their wine and the blossoming Michigan wine culture.
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.
Brass Ring Brewery, Alger Heights

Brass Ring Brewing Schedules Opening

You’ll want to head to Alger Heights after work Thursday, Jan. 11 to check out the Brass Ring Brewing, which opens its doors at 4 p.m. for its official grand opening celebration.
Third Nature Brewing Co. exterior

Suburban brewery schedules opening

A new brewery in the area is embracing the great outdoors.

Founders to roll out All Day Vacay in 16-ounce cans

Founders Brewing Co. will bring back All Day Vacay in a new format this year.
High Tide Soda partial Downtown Market

High Tide Soda coming to Downtown Market

A new craft soda shop is coming to the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

Founders to debut chill new IPA

Founders Brewing Co. has a new summer beer with a fruity, floral profile. 

Vivant brews up stout in support of Women’s Resource Center

A new stout brewed with chocolate and caramel notes will help Women’s Resource Center move to larger digs.
Gilly's Smokehouse Grapefruit Sage Mule mocktail

5 Mocktails to Power Through Dry January

We know that getting through a month without your favorite adult beverage isn’t easy. But we’re here to help with a few tasty mocktails — it’s all the flavor without the alcohol.
Founders Brewing Co.

Founders’ Cellar Raid Taps Rare Beers

If there’s an event that helps highlight why Founders Brewing Co. continues to be one of the most-respected and fast-growing breweries in the country, it’s the annual Cellar Raid.




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