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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.
Russo's International Market wine

Russo’s International Market is closing

A local market is closing after almost 115 years in business.
red wine glass and bottle

French restaurant re-launches

The French bistro inside a downtown hotel has been re-imagined.

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.

City of Walker approves plans for Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A has received approval to proceed with plans for a new restaurant in the Westown at Wilson development in Walker.

Atwater Brewery announces return of fruit favorite

Atwater Brewery announced Whango, its mango wheat fruit ale and most popular seasonal, is returning to market for the first time in two years.
Seared duck breast from HOST by Sovengard.

2020 Grand Rapids Magazine Dining Awards

Experience Grand Rapids’ Top 10 Restaurants, Restaurant of the Year and Best New Restaurant.

Eastern Kille Distillery named Michigan Whiskey Distillery of the Year

A Grand Rapids-based distiller was named Michigan Whiskey Distillery of the Year upon receiving its first double gold award from the New York International Spirits Competition.
Buddy's cheese pizza

Next ‘Detroit-style’ pizzeria set for West Michigan

A second "Detroit-style" pizza restaurant is in the works for West Michigan.

Seafood chain opens Grand Rapids-area location

The Saucy Crab, a Louisiana- and Cajun-style seafood chain, now has a location in greater Grand Rapids.

Atwater Brewery adds fruity IPA to year-round roster

Detroit's Atwater Brewery announced its fruit-forward IPA POG-O-LICIOUS exceeded initial sales projections and, as a result, will remain on tap and on store shelves as the newest addition to the brewer's year-round craft beer portfolio.

Tupelo Honey celebrates grand opening with VIP tasting

A Southern restaurant chain is hosting a VIP menu tasting to celebrate the grand opening of its new Grand Rapids location later this month and is inviting the public to apply for a seat at the table.
Mr. Burger has been cooking up burgers for 50 years.

Restaurant Celebrates 50 Years of Flipping Burgers, Offers 50% Off Deals

A Grand Rapids restaurant staple is celebrating 50 years of flipping burgers with several 50 percent off deals.

Bell’s partners with racial justice initiative

Bell’s Brewery announced it joined the Black is Beautiful initiative, an effort to help bring awareness to the injustices people of color face daily.
The Grand Woods Lounge sandwich chips and drink on patio Grand Rapids

The Grand Woods Lounge is planning another location

The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids plans to open a second location in West Michigan.

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.

Allegan-based brewery finds new facility

Tantrick Brewing Co. is investing $133,725 to redevelop a downtown Allegan building.

Chophouse dining

Slow down for an evening at Bowdie’s Chophouse.
IDC I Don't Care bar balcony

‘Balcony’ bar opens in Grand Rapids

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




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