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.
Head to Robinette's for pumpkins, cider and more.

5 Places to Celebrate Fall in GR

It’s officially fall! With the cornucopia of local farms and orchards (not to mention picturesque color tours), some argue fall is the best time of year in town. Whether you’re looking for fresh-pressed apple cider or to find the perfect pumpkin, we’ve found five places in Grand Rapids to celebrate the season.
Photo courtesy of Happy Cat Cafe.

Happy Cat Café Opens Downtown

On Thursday, the Happy Cat Café opened its doors downtown, creating a purrfect spot for lovers of both coffee and cats.

Owner closing Wikiwiki Poke Shop

A fast-casual seafood bowl restaurant in Grand Rapids’ Wealthy Street neighborhood will close next month.
Max's South Seas Hideaway pu pu platter

A taste of tiki

Enjoy a South Seas adventure.
Chef Peter Davidson's Golden Beet Poke

Vander Mill Chef Serves Up New Menu

Chef Peter Davidson has been overseeing the Vander Mill kitchen for less than a month, but he is already incorporating some new ideas into the cider-maker’s food menu, with plans for a bigger overhaul later this year.
Creamery Blend Vanilla by Hudsonville Ice Cream.

Here’s the Scoop on Hudsonville’s Newest Ice Cream Flavor

Hudsonville Ice Cream is always looking for new flavors to please the taste buds, often looking at restaurant dessert menus, industry trade shows and trend data as well as social media feedback from customers for its inspiration. But recently, the company’s flavor scientists traveled back in time for its newest flavor.
Love's Ice Cream & Chocolates.

Love’s Ice Cream Expands with Confectionery

Great news for lovers of Love’s Ice Cream. Love’s Ice Cream, located in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, has decided to add a confectionary. Or, in other terms, chocolates and candy.
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.
Perrin Brewing Co. Ice Jam Winter Festival

Warm Up at the Ice Jam

Specialty beers are just one part of the Ice Jam next weekend.

Mimosa mornings

Get your fix of fresh OJ with a twist of bubbly at one of these local brunch spots.
Cedar Springs Brewing Company biergarten

Brewery Hosting Farmers Market

A West Michigan brewery is celebrating local goods all summer.
Paddock Place

The New Pub Opening in East Hills is All About Happy Hour

The “big house on the hill” in Grand Rapids' East Hills neighborhood is getting a new happy hour destination.