coffee cup and milk pitcher Brody's Be Café

Teacher Plans Nonprofit Coffee Shop

A teacher who has a 12-year-old son with Down syndrome is gearing up to start a nonprofit café in Ada she hopes will provide jobs and a sense of belonging for individuals with disabilities.
George Weir

Restaurateur Opens Lakeshore Barbecue Joint

A barbecue restaurant led by a national pit-smoking champion has opened on the lakeshore.
Harmony Brewing Company beer glass flight toast

West Side Brewery is Single & Ready to Mingle

Because dating sites don’t serve beer, a Grand Rapids brewery is hosting a new series of monthly singles nights for craft beer lovers.
Cedar Springs Brewing Company biergarten

Brewery Hosting Farmers Market

A West Michigan brewery is celebrating local goods all summer.
Anu Sushi

Sushi Caterer Rolls with Purpose

After earning a pre-social work degree, Bawi Sung felt whatever career she found next should center on helping her fellow Burmese orphans and refugees.
Hudsonville Ice Cream Germack Honey Roasted Peanut bowl pint

Hudsonville Ice Cream Creates Next ‘Artisan’ Flavor

A West Michigan ice cream maker is re-booting its small-batch “artisan” flavor series.
Dough Life cookie dough cup up close

Order Cookie Dough by the Cup

A new shop in the area promises to satisfy customer cravings for raw cookie dough that’s safe to eat.
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.
Hudsonville Ice Cream Dairy-Free pints

Hudsonville Ice Cream Rolls Out Dairy-free Lineup

A West Michigan ice cream maker has created a line of vegan flavors.
Hancock Grand Rapids food tray

‘Nashville Hot Chicken’ Restaurant Settles into Wealthy Street

A restaurant is bringing the heat of Nashville to Grand Rapids.
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.
Sixth Street Bridge downtown Grand Rapids

Party On a Bridge

Grand Rapids is a city built on beer, and a brewery is shutting down a downtown bridge in honor of its second anniversary and the community that helped grow it.
Barley, BBQ & Beats Grand Rapids band on stage 2017

Get Your Tokens for Barley, BBQ & Beats

If you like whiskey and anything barbequed, there's an event for you downtown this weekend.
MOD Pizza

Restaurant Group Opening Pizza Franchise

A Michigan restaurant company is opening a fast-casual pizza franchise in town.
Ludington Bay Brewing Co. beer glass sampler with Red Boot Ale for Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan

Try Beers from All Over West Michigan

Breweries from throughout West Michigan are coming together for a night of beer, food and music.
The Donut Conspiracy display case

Doughnut Shop Plans Two More Locations

A local “gourmet” doughnut business is expanding.
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant exterior

Winery Plans Restaurant and Tasting Room on 28th Street

A wine and restaurant company is planning its first West Michigan location.
New-Hotel-Mertens-bakery-and-cafe.

Downtown Restaurant Opens Bakery and Café

A French restaurant downtown has opened a bakery and café adjacent to its existing space.
Studio Park exterior rendering

Studio Park Names Restaurants and Retailers

Studio Park has named a group of restaurants and retailers that will call the development in downtown Grand Rapids home.
Big E's Sports Grill downtown Grand Rapids beer taps

Sports Bar Opens Downtown

A sports bar with 84 television screens has opened in downtown Grand Rapids.

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