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.

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.

Mimosa mornings

Get your fix of fresh OJ with a twist of bubbly at one of these local brunch spots.

Cue the charcuterie

Pack the perfect picnic — with a little help.

Making time

Making Thyme Kitchen to the rescue.
George Weir

Restaurateur Opens Lakeshore Barbecue Joint

A barbecue restaurant led by a national pit-smoking champion has opened on the lakeshore.

Poke Toki Gearing Up for Grand Opening

The second poke restaurant to open up in Grand Rapids, Poke Toki is providing a new take on poke (pronounced poke-kay) bowls by combining Korean, Japanese and Hawaiian flavors and cooking styles.

Outdoor dining spots

Where to dine when the snow starts falling.
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.”

Take me out to the ballgame

The Mitten Brewing Company gears up for the season with Peanuts and Crackerjack beer.
Hancock Grand Rapids food tray

‘Nashville Hot Chicken’ Restaurant Settles into Wealthy Street

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

Brightening the chip aisle

Sweet and savory chips for a psychedelic good time.
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.

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?
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.

Editor’s pick

You no longer have to drive to Wyoming for the best tamales in the area.

A sweet venture

GRCC student bakes up a new enterprise that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth.

Piling on the flavor

Entrepreneur opens cheesesteak restaurant.

Bulk dry goods store opens

Intending to limit the environmental impact of packaging, a local family opened Proprietary in June 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gaia Cafe cookies

Gaia Cafe is Calling It a Comeback

A displaced vegetarian cafe is finding new roots.




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