Twisted Rooster burger and french fries

A New ‘Brunch Concept’ is Coming to East Beltline

A 9-year-old restaurant on East Beltline is closing and being converted into a brunch place.
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.

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.
Ginza Sushi & Ramen Bar interior

Sushi and Ramen Bar Opens in Midtown

A taste of Japan has rolled onto Michigan Street.

Piling on the flavor

Entrepreneur opens cheesesteak restaurant.
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.
Beltline Bar is the birthplace of the wet burrito.

GR Burrito Among “Best in U.S.”

A Grand Rapids burrito is in the national spotlight once again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?

Brightening the chip aisle

Sweet and savory chips for a psychedelic good time.
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.

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?

9 Great Foodie Gifts for Everyone on Your List

If you’re shopping for someone who loves food (which, let’s be honest is most everyone in town), then we’ve rounded up some of our favorite, affordable gift ideas from local businesses.
Buddy's pepperoni pizza

‘Detroit-style’ Pizza is On Its Way

A former Italian restaurant in town is getting new life as a "Detroit-style" pizzeria this spring.
Rise Authentic Baking Co.

Rise Bakery Teams Up with Coffee Shop on a Brick & Mortar Space

Exciting news for coffee and baked-good lovers, two adored local businesses are partnering on a new project. Squibb Coffee and Rise Authentic Baking Co. are collaborating to open a new space this winter.

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