Grain serves up sandwiches on the West Side.

Mom and Pop Sandwich Shop Opens in Grand Rapids

On the West Side of Grand Rapids sits “a mom-and-pop shop with a twist,” as co-owner, Sylene Wilkining described it.

Brightening the chip aisle

Sweet and savory chips for a psychedelic good time.
Holland Indoor Market table and shoppers

Holland Welcomes Indoor Winter Market

Holland may be caught in winter’s clutch, but its growers still have plenty of fruits and vegetables to sell.
Aperitivo charcuterie platter.

How to Create the Perfect Cheese & Charcuterie Platter for Valentine’s Day

There's something deeply romantic about wine, cheese and charcuterie. This simple but elegant spread can pose equally well as date night munchies or an appetizer to an indulgent meal.
hot chocolate cocoa mug

Hottest cocoas

’Tis the season for hot chocolate. There is nothing better than a steaming cup of hot cocoa following an afternoon on the slopes or...

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.
Social Kitchen & Bar Salted Pecan Waffles

7 Must-Try Easter Brunches in Grand Rapids

For Grand Rapids, Easter isn’t just a holiday weekend; it’s a sign that spring is coming. Say goodbye to snow tires and parkas and say hello to t-shirts and tulips (we’re looking at you, Holland). To help usher in equinox, we’ve compiled some of the tastiest Easter brunches for April 1 – and believe us, brunch isn’t something we joke about.

Asian Restaurant Opens on West Side

A new restaurant is serving up Asian cuisine with a modern flair on the West Side.
Russo's International Market opens downtown location

Specialty Market Moves Into Downtown

A specialty market with a long reputation in the community has opened its doors downtown.

Piling on the flavor

Entrepreneur opens cheesesteak restaurant.
Social Kitchen & Bar salad and cocktail

Hand-pick Specials at Very Veggie Saturday

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market wants you to eat your greens this Saturday.
George Weir

Restaurateur Opens Lakeshore Barbecue Joint

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

Bake as the French Do

At French-trained pastry chef Susan VandenBerg’s kitchen table, she might present you with a petite dessert plate of raspberry pistachio tartlet, browned-butter almond cake crowned with Michigan blueberries and sliced almonds, and two delectable versions of buttery shortbread cookies — one lemon-pistachio-sesame, the other rosemary-pecan. The exquisite quartet captivates the senses at once.
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.
City Barbeque sandwich pop bottle

Barbecue Chain Opening Location

The first West Michigan location for a national barbecue chain will open soon.

Distillery Opens for Brunch

Gray Skies Distillery is giving Sunday brunch a try beginning this weekend with Cocktails & Tacos.

Brunch is a Drag with Grand Rapids’ Favorite Queens

While brunch definitely isn’t a drag – it’s the reason we get out of bed on Saturday and Sunday morning, honestly – Drag Brunch Grand Rapids debuts this weekend and promises some terrific drag performances.
Cedar Springs Brewing Company biergarten

Brewery Hosting Farmers Market

A West Michigan brewery is celebrating local goods all summer.
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?

Mediterranean Inspired Restaurant Nestles into Midtown Neighborhood

Matt Overdevest grew up in the central valley of California, an area abundant with agriculture, so maybe it’s not a surprise that he pursued a career as a chef.

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