Perfect patios

Soak up the summer sun.

Making time

Making Thyme Kitchen to the rescue.

Editor’s pick

Harmony Brewing is one of only a few restaurants in town that offer a dog-friendly patio.

Summer wines

Amy Ruis shares her top summer wines.

Editor’s pick

Field and Fire Café in the Monroe North neighborhood is one of my favorite lunch spots in the city.

Authentic flavors

The taste of Mexico is in your backyard.

Editor’s pick

I was impressed with Cooper's Hawk winery despite it being a national chain.

Take me out to the ballgame

The Mitten Brewing Company gears up for the season with Peanuts and Crackerjack beer.

St. Patrick’s Day pubs

Experience one of these authentic Irish spots.

Editor’s pick

Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, and Amore Trattoria Italiana is one of my favorite places in the city to get it.

Valentine’s Day restaurants

Celebrate love at these establishments.

Creston Brewery diversifies

Taproom offers coffee during morning and daytime hours.
The Commons street corn mac and cheese

Editor’s pick

The Commons is a favorite spot of mine. Open for just over a year now, I’ve found myself craving its Street Corn Mac and Cheese on more than one occasion.
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...
Max's South Seas Hideaway pu pu platter

A taste of tiki

Enjoy a South Seas adventure.
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant exterior

Restaurant and tasting room opening doors

A wine and restaurant company is opening its first West Michigan location.
Brick & Porter Pinky Up burger

Try Every Grandwich Entry

It’s time to rev up your taste buds and tie on a bib — voting has begun for the best Grand Rapids-made sandwich.
Mai's Thai exterior

Thai Restaurant Changes Hands and Rebrands

A local Thai takeout place has undergone a rebranding after changing hands within a family of restaurateurs.
River North Public House interior partial

Former Tiki Bar Reopens as ‘Family-friendly’ Pub

A local restaurant that closed last fall is reopening under a new concept to appeal to a wider demographic.
bar beer taps

Brothers Give New Life to Downtown Restaurant

A trio of brothers has purchased and rebranded a downtown restaurant as a new “upscale pub food” concept.




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