Essence Restaurant Group adds private event spaces

A Grand Rapids restaurant group has opened five private event spaces at three locations to offer safe fine dining experiences for groups in time for the holidays.

Social Misfits makes changes in first month of operations

The owner of a waffle, coffee and cocktail bar in downtown Grand Rapids added new processes to accommodate customer demand in the first month of operations.

Ramen bar estimates summer opening

Ramen is one step closer to coming to Grand Rapids’ Monroe North neighborhood this summer.

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.

GRCC to build Secchia Piazza

Grand Rapids Community College is adding a new piazza to its culinary program.

Coast 236 honored by James Beard Foundation as Smart Catch Leader

A Saugatuck restaurant has been recognized for its commitment to sustainable seafood sourcing.

Lake Bluff Grille sets grand opening date

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

RedWater announces new restaurant at Muskegon Country Club

Following the acquisition of Muskegon Country Club last year, RedWater Restaurant Group will host a grand opening this spring for the property’s new restaurant concept called Lake Bluff Grille.

Owners sell Real Food Café to Restaurant Partners

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

Social House reopens for lunch after hiring former B.O.B. staff

A downtown restaurant extended its hours after hiring former employees of The B.O.B. when it recently closed.

Sperry’s Holland reopens Dinnerhouse in time for holidays

Those looking for the classic dinner-and-a-movie date during the holidays have a convenient option in Holland.

Brann’s Steakhouse completes $1M renovation on West Side

A 47-year-old restaurant on the West Side is celebrating the completion of a $1 million renovation project.

Taqueria San Jose closing down

A Mexican restaurant in Grand Rapids is permanently closing on New Year’s Eve.

Vietnamese restaurant coming to downtown Grand Rapids

Four Vietnamese partners will open a full-service restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids this spring.

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.

JungleBird restaurant coming to downtown Kalamazoo

Restaurateur Mark Sellers is partnering with PlazaCorp to open an anchor restaurant in The Exchange building in downtown Kalamazoo.

Bear Lake Tavern changes hands

A Muskegon-area businesswoman acquired a nearly century-old tavern on the water in North Muskegon.

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.

Speciation Artisan Ales teaming up with Basalt to host popup

A local brewery is teaming up with its neighbor down the road to throw a pre-Michigan Winter Beer Festival event tonight.




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