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.
Real Food Cafe pancakes

Grand Rapids’ Top 5 Best Places for Pancakes

Pancakes are the perfect sweet treat for breakfast — a platform for creativity, unique toppings and flavor combinations. Whether you’re looking for a classic, simple cake or one that breaks all the rules, here are our top picks for pancakes in Grand Rapids.
Hancock Grand Rapids food tray

‘Nashville Hot Chicken’ Restaurant Settles into Wealthy Street

A restaurant is bringing the heat of Nashville to Grand Rapids.
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.
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.
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.
Kona Ice Truck

Couple Brings Shaved Ice Treats to Grand Rapids

After receiving a new hip, Damion Parker began thinking about making a career change. A security police officer for 13 years, Parker said he began considering that “carrying a gun, wearing a bulletproof vest, and being in potentially violent situations daily needed to change.”
MoKAYA

MoKAYA Chocolate Boutique Expands for Sweeter Customer Experience

Grand Rapids is about to get a whole lot sweeter! MoKAYA chocolate boutique is expanding its space with plans to host events, roll out a new dessert menu, and offer customers a tastier experience!
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.

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.

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.

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.

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?
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.
Sacred Springs opens on Wealthy Street.

Sacred Springs Fulfills Vision by Opening Taproom

When you hear taproom, most likely your first thought is beer, but Sacred Springs is a different sort of taproom. It serves up locally made kombucha.
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.
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.
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.
Gaia Cafe cookies

Gaia Cafe is Calling It a Comeback

A displaced vegetarian cafe is finding new roots.
Stan Diego Baja Taco Kitchen

SoCal Menu Comes to Standale Eatery

The former Crooked Goose restaurant in Standale is reopening this week as Stan Diego Baja Taco Kitchen.

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