GR’s top tacos auténticos’

While there's nothing wrong with adding shredded lettuce, cheddar, and sour cream to your homemade taco, authentic Mexican tacos highlight the natural flavors of the basic ingredients and are more traditional in presentation.

Irish Influence: Where to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day

It's estimated that there are as many as 7,000 Irish pubs in the world outside of Ireland in as many as 53 countries.

The 411 on 616 Kabob

When Mr. Gyro on Alpine closed early last year in 2023, it left a hole in my heart. More than that, it left a gap in the marketplace.
Garlic Sky Fire Stir Fry with Tofu

Thai ‘comfort food’

2 Dragons Cuisine is my Thai tea go-to when in Holland.

Five favorites for festive cocktails

When the days grow short and the nights grow long, a little holiday cheer in a glass may be just what the doctor ordered.

Craving authentic Mexican fare?

When it comes to south-of-the-border style culinary adventures in Grand Rapids, there's a place on the north side that's causing quite a stir.

Ridiculously good Mediterranean

Tucked away in the Knapp's Corner strip mall next to Celebration Cinemas North is one of Grand Rapids' culinary treasure troves.

Colombian on Ionia

Paola Carlson isn’t planning to slow down any time soon.

Where’s the (Italian) Beef?

Thin-sliced beef, slow-cooked in savory, spicy gravy (don't call it au jus!) piled onto a thick bread roll, dunked into that same savory gravy, then topped with a spicy giardiniera blend of pickled veggies, and voila!

From Kosovo with love

Walking into Al-Bos Eurocafe-Bakery’s spacious dining area is like entering a restaurant in southeastern Europe, where the sounds of Balkan pop songs mix with the murmur of Slavic conversation.

Burger Time

A new specialty burger spot has now opened on the Westside that will likely set tastebuds ablaze.

In the home of Olga

Sometimes all it takes is once to make something feel like home.

Dante’s Bakery fires up authentic focaccia

Two brothers introduced an authentic Italian experience to West Michigan through a passion for baking.

Rooftop vibes

Hidden at the top of the Canopy Hilton Grand Rapids, there sits a snazzy spot to spend an evening.

Taste of Muskegon names award-winning vendors

The Taste Plate Award winners have been chosen following the 16th annual Taste of Muskegon event held last weekend.

Owner closing Wikiwiki Poke Shop

A fast-casual seafood bowl restaurant in Grand Rapids’ Wealthy Street neighborhood will close next month.

Hidden gem in Creston

Michael Goessman loves the ingredients he can find in West Michigan.

All hands on deck

On the shores of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids sits an eatery both steeped in nostalgia and current with the desires of today’s diners.

Soup’s on for Grand Rapids

The weather is cold, but thankfully Grand Rapids restaurants are serving up a tasty array of soups to keep diners warm. From a hearty stew to a broth-y ramen, here are some of the best the city has to offer.

A taste of Cuba

Most Americans haven’t been to Cuba.

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