Main Street BBQ Express

Main Street BBQ Opening Express Location

After three years in Lowell, Main Street BBQ is opening its second location and there may be others to follow.
Happy Henna offers henna tattoos.

Coffee Bar Offers Weekly Wine & Henna Nights

Let your creativity shine on Wednesday evenings with Wine & Henna Nights at Squibb Coffee Bar.
Marie Catrib's

Stop in for Dinner at Marie Catrib’s

When Marie Catrib’s announced changes to its winter hours of operation last fall – closing at 4 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. - the response was mixed, with some patrons disappointed they’d no longer be able to stop in for dinner and others congratulating the restaurant on the decision.
Pi Day at Grand Traverse Pie Company.

6 Places to Celebrate Pi Day In Grand Rapids

March 14 is known as Pi Day, which celebrates all things 3.14. To us, it sounds a lot more like PIE day, since math just confuses us – and makes us hungry.
Corridor Coffee

Couple Opens Corridor Coffee

Grand Rapids West Siders are a devoted bunch, with a desire to see their neighborhood grow but also to remain true to its hard-working, hardscrabble roots.
Creamery Blend Vanilla by Hudsonville Ice Cream.

Here’s the Scoop on Hudsonville’s Newest Ice Cream Flavor

Hudsonville Ice Cream is always looking for new flavors to please the taste buds, often looking at restaurant dessert menus, industry trade shows and trend data as well as social media feedback from customers for its inspiration. But recently, the company’s flavor scientists traveled back in time for its newest flavor.
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.
Ecuadorian Coconut Seafood Stew at Rockford Brewing Co.

Enjoy Beer Infused Dishes During Cool Brews. Hot Eats.

Coinciding with Beer Month this year (Feb. 15 - March 15), Cool Brews. Hot Eats. promises to help show off the reasons Grand Rapids continues to win the title of Beer City.
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.
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.
Chef Jenna Arcidiacono. Photo by Brian Kelly Photography.

Chef Jenna Arcidiacono, on Being True to Herself, Italian Cooking and Amore

Chef Jenna Arcidiacono is something of a culinary maestra. Her restaurant Amore Trattoria Italiana has been a West Michigan favorite for nearly nine years (and was recently named one of Grand Rapids Magazine's top 10 restaurants in Grand Rapids in 2017). The only thing she’s known for more than her bright pink hair and electric personality is her fantastic Italian cooking.
Carver's cheese burger.

Downtown Market Hosts Finger Food Friday

With so many options at the Downtown Market, it’s hard to decide what vendors to try.
Forty Pearl plans to open in January.

Traverse City Winery Opening Tasting Room Downtown

A family-owned winery in Traverse City is just waiting on the final stamp from the State of Michigan to open its new tasting lounge, kitchen and retail space in downtown Grand Rapids.
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.
Bistro Bella Vita's whole roasted branzino

Watch GR Chefs Cook Up Delicious Cuisine

In case you missed any of GR|MAG's chef demos this year, we've compiled them here. Check out these talented chefs at work, and if you're daring enough, give one of their recipes a try.
Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery

Beer & Donuts Make a Great Pair

GR|MAG can’t think of a better pairing than beer and donuts and thankfully, neither can the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Butcher's Union New York Strip

Grand Rapids’ 17 New Restaurants of 2017

Meet the new kids on the block. Grand Rapids has a blossoming culinary scene that continues to grow year over year. Increasingly, we’re seeing chefs take tasting expeditions to the regions their menu highlights, from the Basque Region of Spain to America’s low country coastline.
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.
Big Lake Brewing has grown to a 15-barrel system.

Lakeshore Brewery Relocates & Expands

A brewery along the lakeshore announced today that it is relocating into a larger location.
Citizen Ramen with grilled chicken.

A Tropical Spot in a Blustery Winter

In the heart of a Michigan winter, it’s difficult to imagine a warm, island paradise. Unless of course, you’re stepping into Citizen, an inviting new tiki bar and restaurant.

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