Main Street BBQ Express

Main Street BBQ Opening Express Location

After three years in Lowell, Main Street BBQ is opening its second location and there may be others to follow.

10 Must Visit GR Coffee Shops

Whether it’s the buzz of creative conversations or the actual buzz from the caffeine, I always feel more productive at a coffee shop. Since Grand Rapid experiences nine months of colder weather, it’s a true java hotspot; there’s nothing better than a steaming cup of craft coffee on a crisp fall day, amirite?

Long Road releases first line of canned cocktails

Long Road Distillers rolled out a new lineup of canned craft cocktails, based on a few of its most popular cocktails since opening its doors more than five years ago.
Burly Bison Bakery's Reese's Cake

Burly Bison Bakery Boasts Allergy-Friendly Desserts

The up and coming Burly Bison Bakery is whipping up treats just like Grandma used to make . . . if food allergies were a thing back in her day.
IDC I Don't Care bar balcony

‘Balcony’ bar opens in Grand Rapids

There's a new "retro-themed" bar in downtown Grand Rapids. 

Surviving and thriving

The Top 10 Restaurants of 2021 have persevered thanks to innovation, flexibility and great food.

Sparrows Coffee plans new location

Grand Rapids coffee shop and roaster Sparrows Coffee plans to expand with the opening of a new café at Kingma’s Market in the Creston neighborhood.
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?

Rockford Brewing owners plan pizza pub

A new pizzeria, distillery and brewery will open inside a historic building in downtown Rockford following an extensive restoration.A new pizzeria, distillery and brewery will open inside a historic building in downtown Rockford following an extensive restoration.
One Twenty Three tavern bar bartender

One Twenty Three tavern opens downtown

A tavern serving up American cuisine has opened downtown.
Vitality Bowls Grand Rapids

‘Superfood café’ opening doors

A “superfood café” is about to open in Grand Rapids.

Former Michigan football player Charles Woodson launches whiskey brand

Former University of Michigan football player and Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson released a new craft spirit line, Woodson Bourbon Whiskey.

Taste of Muskegon names award-winning vendors

The Taste Plate Award winners have been chosen following the 16th annual Taste of Muskegon event held last weekend.

A hard kombucha convert

There’s something quite refreshing about popping into a local tasting room unannounced to find that the guy behind the bar serving the drinks is the owner.
Green Wagon Farms

8 Memberships To Get Local, Farm-Fresh Veggies in Grand Rapids This Summer

If you’re looking for a convenient way get your hands on local produce while supporting local farmers, try out Grand Rapids' Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs or produce delivery services.

Meijer offers premade Thanksgiving dinners

Meijer is offering a couple of premade Thanksgiving dinner choices for those who want a quick meal option.

Las Vegas-based sandwich shop opens in Cascade

A husband-and-wife team is opening a local franchise of a fast-casual sandwich shop known for its turkey subs.
hot dog with relish ketchup mustard on plate

Jonny B’z is closing

Jonny B'z is making way for a new restaurant.

Total Wine & More opens location in Grand Rapids

Total Wine & More opened its first Michigan store in Grand Rapids earlier this month.

Local restaurants offer to-go Thanksgiving meals

With dine-in service temporarily banned in Michigan, Grand Rapids-area restaurants are offering special to-go meals for Thanksgiving.

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