The Cheesecake Factory Woodland Mall exterior rendering

The Cheesecake Factory is Coming to West Michigan

The Cheesecake Factory is planning to open its first West Michigan location.
Butcher's Union brunch, charred flank steak, fried egg, breakfast potatoes.

11 Brunch Spots Worth Getting Out of Bed For

Lauded by weekend warriors everywhere, brunch has become more than just a meal. It’s an experience, an ordeal, an event. It’s not a stumble-out-of-bed kind of meal - no, here in Grand Rapids, it’s an Instagram occasion and a foodie sensation.
Take your taste buds on a global journey at Roam.

Grand Rapids’ 12 New Restaurants of 2018

Wow! What a year. 2018 feels like it lasted about 10 years—so long that you probably forgot that the Winter Olympics, the hottest debate (was it Yanny or Laurel?) and IHOB (likely the dumbest call for attention ever) were all JUST THIS YEAR.

10 Must Visit GR Coffee Shops

Whether it’s the buzz of creative conversations or the actual buzz from the caffeine, I always feel more productive at a coffee shop. Since Grand Rapid experiences nine months of colder weather, it’s a true java hotspot; there’s nothing better than a steaming cup of craft coffee on a crisp fall day, amirite?

20 Happy Hours in GR By Neighborhood

From the North Quarter to Heartside, we scoured Grand Rapids’ 10 neighborhoods for the best happy hours around. Regardless of where you work or live, there’s always somewhere to score cheap drinks and tasty bites.

9 Grand Rapids Restaurants Serving a Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving: Just the word makes your mouth water. It’s the Super Bowl for foodies - a full day of feasting and football, surrounded by family and friends. We can’t wait to dig into herb-roasted, thick-carved turkey and mountains of mashed potatoes overflowing with rivers of gravy. But we aren’t looking forward to all the work that it takes to pull the meal together.
Green Wagon Farms

8 Memberships To Get Local, Farm-Fresh Veggies in Grand Rapids This Summer

If you’re looking for a convenient way get your hands on local produce while supporting local farmers, try out Grand Rapids' Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs or produce delivery services.
Field & Fire bakery breads

6 Grand Rapids Bakeries Worth Their Wheat

Put down the white bread and the uninspired donut. If you’re craving bread or sweets, there’s no better place than locally owned craft bakeries.
Stella's Creature Burger

5 Grand Rapids Restaurants Open Late to Satisfy Your Nighttime Cravings

In the April print issue of Grand Rapids Magazine, we ran a piece on places to satisfy your late-night munchies, like Lucky Luciano’s Pizza, Menna’s Joint and Yesterdog. But with so many late-night options in town we couldn’t include them all in the piece. Instead, we’ve added a few more of our favorites below for the next time you’re cruising for food after 10 p.m.
Studio Park exterior rendering

Studio Park Names Restaurants and Retailers

Studio Park has named a group of restaurants and retailers that will call the development in downtown Grand Rapids home.
Pennyroyal Cafe & Provisions food spread

‘Chopped’ Winner Opening Café

One of Chicago’s top chefs is bringing her culinary talents to West Michigan via a new café — and adjacent shop and event space.
Butcher's Union New York Strip

Grand Rapids’ 17 New Restaurants of 2017

Meet the new kids on the block. Grand Rapids has a blossoming culinary scene that continues to grow year over year. Increasingly, we’re seeing chefs take tasting expeditions to the regions their menu highlights, from the Basque Region of Spain to America’s low country coastline.

Asian Restaurant Opens on West Side

A new restaurant is serving up Asian cuisine with a modern flair on the West Side.
Sur La Table offers cooking classes to help you impress your friends and family in the kitchen.

Become a Culinary Master with These 5 Grand Rapids Cooking Schools

A Harvard Business Review article late last year highlighted a shocking discovery. Ninety percent of people don't like to cook.
Kona Ice Truck

Couple Brings Shaved Ice Treats to Grand Rapids

After receiving a new hip, Damion Parker began thinking about making a career change. A security police officer for 13 years, Parker said he began considering that “carrying a gun, wearing a bulletproof vest, and being in potentially violent situations daily needed to change.”
Pal's Diner is now Dan's Diner, named after new owner and chef Dan Chudik.

Pal’s Diner Reopens Under New Moniker

The former Pal’s Diner has been renamed Dan’s Diner and will reopen before the end of the month.
Linear restaurant dining room

New Restaurant Linear Offers River View

Enjoy dinner by the river in the North Monroe neighborhood. Linear opened Wednesday night at the new Rivers Edge apartment complex, at 1001 Monroe Ave.

Cue the charcuterie

Pack the perfect picnic — with a little help.
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.

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