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.

Piling on the flavor

Entrepreneur opens cheesesteak restaurant.
Real Food Cafe pancakes

Grand Rapids’ Top 5 Best Places for Pancakes

Pancakes are the perfect sweet treat for breakfast — a platform for creativity, unique toppings and flavor combinations. Whether you’re looking for a classic, simple cake or one that breaks all the rules, here are our top picks for pancakes in Grand Rapids.
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.
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.

Fall treats

Drinks and snacks we can’t wait for this season.
George Weir

Restaurateur Opens Lakeshore Barbecue Joint

A barbecue restaurant led by a national pit-smoking champion has opened on the lakeshore.
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.
Hancock Grand Rapids food tray

‘Nashville Hot Chicken’ Restaurant Settles into Wealthy Street

A restaurant is bringing the heat of Nashville to Grand Rapids.

Sushi staples

Let’s roll with these sushi faves.
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.
HopCat downtown Grand Rapids bar

HopCat Schedules Opening for Holland Location

A locally based chain of beer bars is opening its Holland location soon.

Editor’s pick

The couple behind the El Caribe food truck opened a brick and mortar Caribbean restaurant over the summer.

Cue the charcuterie

Pack the perfect picnic — with a little help.

Wine tools

Enjoy your next bottle with these items.
Max's South Seas Hideaway pu pu platter

A taste of tiki

Enjoy a South Seas adventure.
Noto's at the Bil-Mar pizza

Family Opens Restaurant on Lake Michigan

A Sicilian-American family has opened a new restaurant on the site of a former beachside destination.

Rockford Brewing Pitches Tent at Harvest Festival

If you are attending the annual Harvest Festival in Rockford this weekend, be sure to stop by Rockford Brewing’s beer tent and pick up a beer brat.
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.
Sacred Springs opens on Wealthy Street.

Sacred Springs Fulfills Vision by Opening Taproom

When you hear taproom, most likely your first thought is beer, but Sacred Springs is a different sort of taproom. It serves up locally made kombucha.




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