Let’s Eat! A Guide to Crafting the Perfect Holiday Cheese & Charcuterie Platter

There is no better time than the holidays to celebrate with loved ones, relax and eat! Festive bites are a mainstay of most holiday gatherings, but long menus and complicated recipes can stress out even the most seasoned host. This year, why not throw together a crowd-pleasing, no-cooking-required cheese and charcuterie platter?

Asian Restaurant Opens on West Side

A new restaurant is serving up Asian cuisine with a modern flair on the West Side.
Wikiwiki Poke brings Hawaiian cuisine to Wealthy Street.

Wikiwiki Poke Shop Opens

While it’s not the first restaurant to offer poke bowls in Grand Rapids, Wikiwiki Poke Shop is the first to put the popular Hawaiian cuisine front and center on its menu.
Fuji Yama

New Ramen & Sushi Bar Coming to Medical Mile

The owners of Fuji Yama are opening a new restaurant along the Medical Mile.

Summer wines

Amy Ruis shares her top summer wines.
My Little Michigan Kitchen cookbook cover

Start Cooking with ‘My Little Michigan Kitchen’

"Homemade is better than store-bought” for a local food blogger — and she’s proving it with a new cookbook full of “Michigan classics.”

Editor’s pick

MudPenny offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items that are great to-go.
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.
George Weir

Restaurateur Opens Lakeshore Barbecue Joint

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

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.
Grand Rapids Brewing Company's 1-800-Hot-Line-Beef

Grand Rapids Restaurants Featured on Travel Channel

A pair of Grand Rapids restaurants are being featured on the Travel Channel on Monday, Feb. 12, and both establishments are hosting launch parties to celebrate their turn in the spotlight.
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.

Distillery Opens for Brunch

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

Take me out to the ballgame

The Mitten Brewing Company gears up for the season with Peanuts and Crackerjack beer.
Garlic Sky Fire Stir Fry with Tofu

Thai ‘comfort food’

2 Dragons Cuisine is my Thai tea go-to when in Holland.
Sapporo Ramen & Noodle Bar

New Noodle Shop Welcomes Slurping Your Meal

When Sapporo Ramen & Noodle Bar opens on Saturday at 5570 SE 28th Street, it’s owners hope there will be a regular sound of slurping as patrons enjoy their meals.
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.
Harris Coffee Bar & Pastries (Pictured Sarah Cardoza & assistant manager Kate).

A New Coffee Bar & Pastry Shop is Coming to the Harris Building

A new coffee bar and pastry shop is getting ready to open along the Division Street corridor in the Harris Building.
Hudsonville Ice Cream pint flavors

7 Hudsonville Ice Cream Flavors Taking New Form

Seven flavors made by Hudsonville Ice Cream will soon be available in a new size.
Love's Ice Cream & Chocolates.

Love’s Ice Cream Expands with Confectionery

Great news for lovers of Love’s Ice Cream. Love’s Ice Cream, located in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, has decided to add a confectionary. Or, in other terms, chocolates and candy.

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