Fratelli's Pizza

West Side Pizzeria Re-Opens

A 10-year-old pizzeria on the city’s West Side has re-opened following a brief renovation.

Sushi staples

Let’s roll with these sushi faves.
Pal's Diner is now Dan's Diner, named after new owner and chef Dan Chudik.

Pal’s Diner Reopens Under New Moniker

The former Pal’s Diner has been renamed Dan’s Diner and will reopen before the end of the month.
Gaia Cafe cookies

Gaia Cafe is Calling It a Comeback

A displaced vegetarian cafe is finding new roots.

Piling on the flavor

Entrepreneur opens cheesesteak restaurant.
Uncle Cheetah's Soup Shop

8 Rainy Day Comfort Foods To Cheer You Up During Spring

April showers (or snow?!) bring May flowers -- but when you live in Grand Rapids, it can feel like the May flowers will never come. To cheer up your gray spring days, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite comfort foods. From mac and cheese to cookies, waffles to soup -- by the time you eat your way through the list, you’ll be ready for our long-awaited summer.

Eat local at these must-try Grand Rapids drive-thru restaurants

Whether you're in search of breakfast, lunch or dinner, we share the best places to grab a bite while on wheels.
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.
Haute at New Hotel Mertens.

New Hotel Mertens Elevates Dining with Rooftop Lounge

You can enjoy your next charcuterie plate, oysters on the half shell or other delicious French cuisine with a skyline view. New Hotel Mertens announced that it has opened a rooftop lounge, Haute at New Hotel Mertens.
Rising Grinds overcame a devastating fire to finally open this past November.

Devastating Fire Burned Building to Ground but Sparked Hope

A little over a year ago, firefighters responded to a building engulfed in flames. Rising Grinds, a café set to open in Spring 2017, had suddenly caught fire and burned to the ground.
Field & Fire bakery breads

6 Grand Rapids Bakeries Worth Their Wheat

Put down the white bread and the uninspired donut. If you’re craving bread or sweets, there’s no better place than locally owned craft bakeries.
Sonder Eatery

Restaurant Taps into Re-imagined Hudsonville

When “multipreneur” Garry VonMyhr took a look around Hudsonville a few years ago and noticed a dearth of good restaurants, he thought opening his own would fill the gap and bond him to the booming town.

Wine tools

Enjoy your next bottle with these items.

Soup’s on for Grand Rapids

The weather is cold, but thankfully Grand Rapids restaurants are serving up a tasty array of soups to keep diners warm. From a hearty stew to a broth-y ramen, here are some of the best the city has to offer.
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant exterior

Restaurant and tasting room opening doors

A wine and restaurant company is opening its first West Michigan location.
Photos by Johnny Quirin

Treats for a Cause

Almond ’Bout That Bass, Join the Movemint, Tara-Misu — these are just a few of the colorful names Tara VanWagoner gives to her homemade ice cream flavors.
Take your taste buds on a global journey at Roam.

Grand Rapids’ 12 New Restaurants of 2018

Wow! What a year. 2018 feels like it lasted about 10 years—so long that you probably forgot that the Winter Olympics, the hottest debate (was it Yanny or Laurel?) and IHOB (likely the dumbest call for attention ever) were all JUST THIS YEAR.
Grain serves up sandwiches on the West Side.

Mom and Pop Sandwich Shop Opens in Grand Rapids

On the West Side of Grand Rapids sits “a mom-and-pop shop with a twist,” as co-owner, Sylene Wilkining described it.
Friesian bar

Partners Opening Urban Gastropub

An “eclectic comfort food” restaurant with a rooftop deck is opening in town.
Photo courtesy of Birch Lodge.

Where to Catch the Game in Grand Rapids

GR|MAG's print sibling has a list of "Grand Rapids' Top 5 Places to Watch the Game" this month. We thought we'd add a few of our own suggestions to the list.

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