Butcher's Union

Butcher’s Union, Metropolitan on the Outside, Midwestern Charm on the Inside

"Butcher’s Union is a place where you can get a square meal and a stiff drink at an affordable price.”

Popeyes fans rejoice — two new locations coming to Grand Rapids area

Two more locations of a restaurant chain known for serving “spicy New Orleans-style chicken” are coming to the area.
hot dog with relish ketchup mustard on plate

Jonny B’z is closing

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

Atwater Brewery, partners release new ale

Atwater Brewery has released Forgotten Harvest Ale, which pays homage to its partnership with Forgotten Harvest, an organization that delivers 138,000 pounds of food per day to area charities.

Beverage retailer blends old and new

The former Russo’s International Market is gone, but if the new tenants have their say, it will not be forgotten.
Fan takes on the Fifth Third Burger challenge.

Fifth Third Burger Rounds the Bases for the Last Time

This weekend the West Michigan Whitecaps are saying goodbye to a legend as the Fifth Third Burger is retired.

Creative Dining Services launches ‘good fats’ campaign for National Nutrition Month

Creative Dining Services is using the month of March to educate individuals on the “good fat,” not low fat dietary approach.

New Hotel Mertens Opens Rooftop Lounge Today

Drinks with a skyline view are now available in Grand Rapids with the opening of Haute at New Hotel Mertens. The rooftop opens at 4 p.m. today.

Mother of all tacos available on the go

It’s lunchtime, but it’s cold, wet and rainy outside. You’re craving some authentic Mexican restaurant food, but you just don’t don’t want to leave the cozy confines of your car.
Bridge Street Market entrance.

Bridge Street Market Looks to Fill West Side Void

The sidewalk crates at Bridge Street Market—each wooden, weathered and about the size of a golf cart—were empty last week, but labeled with playful drawings in advance of the store’s grand opening, which was held on Wednesday.

Dunkin’ location arriving in Comstock Park in early 2021

A franchisee of a national coffee and doughnut chain purchased a former Checkers location in Comstock Park and plans to open a location on the site.

Olga’s Kitchen launches grant program for female entrepreneurs

Coinciding with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Olga’s Kitchen is opening grant applications to support women entrepreneurs in Michigan.
Round Barn Filling Station wine tasting room

Winery opens tasting room

A winery has opened a tasting room in an old service station in the region.
Knapp's Corner Nutrition protein shakes

Shake shop opens doors

A new health-minded shake shop has opened in town.
Bistro Bella Vita Celebrates 20 Years

After 20 Years, Bistro Bella Vita Stays Fresh

Aaron Van Timmeren, head chef at Bistro Bella Vita, said there was a time when the Grand Rapids Griffins would play and the restaurant would be dead. Now on game nights, Bistro Bella Vita is packed - as it is most other nights of the week when something is going on in downtown Grand Rapids.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Ballroom Bashes

One ticket gets you four parties at another Ballroom Bashes celebration this New Year's Eve.

Brightening the chip aisle

Sweet and savory chips for a psychedelic good time.
Third Nature Brewing Co. exterior

Suburban brewery schedules opening

A new brewery in the area is embracing the great outdoors.
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.
Brody's be Cafe exterior

Brody’s be Cafe opens in Ada Village

A new café is aiming to give employment opportunities to people with disabilities.




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