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.

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.
Photo by Michael Buck

Grand Rapids’ Top 5 Teatime Go-Tos

With cold weather upon us, there’s no better time to enjoy a steaming hot cup of tea to warm the soul. Whether you’re looking for a place to sit down and relax or just need to restock your tea collection, there are plenty of tea specialists to visit around Grand Rapids.

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.
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.
Mayan Buzz Cafe

Mayan Buzz Café Opening in Bridge Street Market

Have you heard the buzz around town? Your daily grind is about to get a lot more brew-tiful with Mayan Buzz Café opening inside the new Bridge Street Market this week.

9 Tasty Ways to Participate in the 30 Days 30 Dollars Challenge

Need help figuring out where to spend your $30 for GRABB’s 30 Days 30 Dollars Challenge? Here’s a list of nine black-owned local restaurants & food businesses to help guide you on your 30 Days 30 Dollars journey.
Uncle Cheetah's Soup Shop

8 Rainy Day Comfort Foods To Cheer You Up During Spring

April showers (or snow?!) bring May flowers -- but when you live in Grand Rapids, it can feel like the May flowers will never come. To cheer up your gray spring days, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite comfort foods. From mac and cheese to cookies, waffles to soup -- by the time you eat your way through the list, you’ll be ready for our long-awaited summer.
Juju Bird

Juju Bird Brings Fried Chicken to Downtown Market

Move over KFC and Chick-fil-A, there’s a new chicken joint in town. Juju Bird, located in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, is officially open and ready for customers.
Ada Fresh Market interior

Grocery Store Opening in Ada Village

A new grocery store is about to be unveiled in Ada Village.
Irish on Ionia crowd DJ stage Grand dowtown Rapids

10 Ways to Do St. Patrick’s Day in Grand Rapids

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and besides the obligatory drinking and garish green clothing, Grand Rapids has more than a firkin of festive events happening over the weekend.
Stan Diego Baja Taco Kitchen

SoCal Menu Comes to Standale Eatery

The former Crooked Goose restaurant in Standale is reopening this week as Stan Diego Baja Taco Kitchen.
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant exterior

Restaurant and tasting room opening doors

A wine and restaurant company is opening its first West Michigan location.
Bloop Frozen Yogurt Photo by Mike Buck

Grand Rapids’ Top 5 Froyo Shops

What better way to cool off on a hot summer day than with a bite — or bowl — of frozen yogurt?
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.
Bowl of pho from Pho 616

Vietnamese Restaurant Opens in Downtown Market

A new vendor has moved into the Downtown Market. Pho 616 opened on Friday morning in the Market Hall.

Cereal café joins Eastown

At just 17, Taylor Kyle is balancing both life as a senior at East Kentwood High School and as a business owner of the recently opened Eastown Cereal Café.

Shop Local: Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix

Starbucks may have started the pumpkin spice trend with its pumpkin spice latte, but there are plenty of local restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and even retailers offering up their own twists on the fall favorite. Check out some local spots where you can get your pumpkin spice fix.
Rose's outdoor patio

8 Outdoor Patios in Grand Rapids to Soak Up Summer

When you only have three months of summer (in a good year), it’s critical to take every opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. What better way to soak up summer than dining al fresco?
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.

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