The Commons street corn mac and cheese

Editor’s pick

The Commons is a favorite spot of mine. Open for just over a year now, I’ve found myself craving its Street Corn Mac and Cheese on more than one occasion.
hot chocolate cocoa mug

Hottest cocoas

’Tis the season for hot chocolate. There is nothing better than a steaming cup of hot cocoa following an afternoon on the slopes or...
Max's South Seas Hideaway pu pu platter

A taste of tiki

Enjoy a South Seas adventure.
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant exterior

Restaurant and tasting room opening doors

A wine and restaurant company is opening its first West Michigan location.
Brick & Porter Pinky Up burger

Try Every Grandwich Entry

It’s time to rev up your taste buds and tie on a bib — voting has begun for the best Grand Rapids-made sandwich.
Mai's Thai exterior

Thai Restaurant Changes Hands and Rebrands

A local Thai takeout place has undergone a rebranding after changing hands within a family of restaurateurs.
River North Public House interior partial

Former Tiki Bar Reopens as ‘Family-friendly’ Pub

A local restaurant that closed last fall is reopening under a new concept to appeal to a wider demographic.
bar beer taps

Brothers Give New Life to Downtown Restaurant

A trio of brothers has purchased and rebranded a downtown restaurant as a new “upscale pub food” concept.
coffee cup and milk pitcher Brody's Be Café

Teacher Plans Nonprofit Coffee Shop

A teacher who has a 12-year-old son with Down syndrome is gearing up to start a nonprofit café in Ada she hopes will provide jobs and a sense of belonging for individuals with disabilities.
George Weir

Restaurateur Opens Lakeshore Barbecue Joint

A barbecue restaurant led by a national pit-smoking champion has opened on the lakeshore.
Harmony Brewing Company beer glass flight toast

West Side Brewery is Single & Ready to Mingle

Because dating sites don’t serve beer, a Grand Rapids brewery is hosting a new series of monthly singles nights for craft beer lovers.
Cedar Springs Brewing Company biergarten

Brewery Hosting Farmers Market

A West Michigan brewery is celebrating local goods all summer.
Anu Sushi

Sushi Caterer Rolls with Purpose

After earning a pre-social work degree, Bawi Sung felt whatever career she found next should center on helping her fellow Burmese orphans and refugees.
Hudsonville Ice Cream Germack Honey Roasted Peanut bowl pint

Hudsonville Ice Cream Creates Next ‘Artisan’ Flavor

A West Michigan ice cream maker is re-booting its small-batch “artisan” flavor series.
Dough Life cookie dough cup up close

Order Cookie Dough by the Cup

A new shop in the area promises to satisfy customer cravings for raw cookie dough that’s safe to eat.
Sonder Eatery

Restaurant Taps into Re-imagined Hudsonville

When “multipreneur” Garry VonMyhr took a look around Hudsonville a few years ago and noticed a dearth of good restaurants, he thought opening his own would fill the gap and bond him to the booming town.
Hudsonville Ice Cream Dairy-Free pints

Hudsonville Ice Cream Rolls Out Dairy-free Lineup

A West Michigan ice cream maker has created a line of vegan flavors.
Hancock Grand Rapids food tray

‘Nashville Hot Chicken’ Restaurant Settles into Wealthy Street

A restaurant is bringing the heat of Nashville to Grand Rapids.
Twisted Rooster burger and french fries

A New ‘Brunch Concept’ is Coming to East Beltline

A 9-year-old restaurant on East Beltline is closing and being converted into a brunch place.
Sixth Street Bridge downtown Grand Rapids

Party On a Bridge

Grand Rapids is a city built on beer, and a brewery is shutting down a downtown bridge in honor of its second anniversary and the community that helped grow it.




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