Melting Pot offers ‘Sweet Talk’ digital conversation starters for Thursdates

The Grand Rapids Melting Pot location is offering a digital game to help couples spice up their Thursdate conversations.

Beacon Corner Bar opens downtown

A casual restaurant and bar that serves “coastal sea and land fare” is settling into downtown Grand Rapids after a long road to opening.

Urban Mexican eatery opens in Wyoming

The mother of all tacos has arrived.

Wahlburgers restaurant opening in downtown Grand Rapids

Wahlburgers will open a location in downtown Grand Rapids next month.

Stan’s Tacos opening in downtown Grand Rapids

Meritage Hospitality Group is opening its third Stan’s Tacos location this month.

Portico restaurant opening at Studio Park’s Canopy by Hilton

A new upscale restaurant is opening this week on the ground floor of the Canopy by Hilton hotel in downtown Grand Rapids’ Studio Park.

Olga’s Kitchen launches grant program for female entrepreneurs

Coinciding with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Olga’s Kitchen is opening grant applications to support women entrepreneurs in Michigan.

The Candied Yam begins construction on restaurant, banquet hall

A local award-winning soul food restaurateur plans to open a new eatery and banquet hall this summer.

MudPenny adds dinner service at Ada location

The Ada location of a local café is adding dinner service.

A labor of love

Greek To Go offers bake-from-frozen options.

Monsoon Vietnamese Cuisine sets grand opening date

A group of partners have set the opening date for their Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids.

Creative Dining Services launches ‘good fats’ campaign for National Nutrition Month

Creative Dining Services is using the month of March to educate individuals on the “good fat,” not low fat dietary approach.

Lake Bluff Grille sets grand opening date

A new public restaurant at Muskegon Country Club will open its doors this week.

Essence Restaurant Group to reopen Grove next week

A popular Grand Rapids eatery will reopen next week just under two years after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entrepreneur opening 100% gluten-free fast casual restaurant

A diagnosis of celiac disease in 2019 led Aaron Muller to embark on a journey he never imagined he would take.

The Sovengard confirms move to new location

After six years in its current space, The Sovengard is solidifying plans to move to a new location further west on Bridge Street by this fall.

Owners sell Real Food Café to Restaurant Partners

Both locations of Real Food Café have been sold to a local restaurant group.

Brewery launches Dutch-inspired menu for Tulip Time

A downtown Holland brewery is aligning its menu to the city’s Dutch heritage.

Bobcat Bonnie’s opens in Grand Rapids

A Detroit-based restaurant known for its “craft beers, great food, amazing service and a killer playlist” opened its first West Michigan location.

City of Walker approves plans for Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A has received approval to proceed with plans for a new restaurant in the Westown at Wilson development in Walker.

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