Rockford Brewing Pitches Tent at Harvest Festival

If you are attending the annual Harvest Festival in Rockford this weekend, be sure to stop by Rockford Brewing’s beer tent and pick up a beer brat.

Pub Crawl Taps Into ArtPrize Venues

A new pub crawl tour offers you a fun way to view hundreds of ArtPrize entries while enjoying beer from more than a dozen breweries and restaurants downtown.
Long Road Distillers takes top honors in USA Today Readers' choice poll

USA Today Readers Name Local Distiller Best in the Nation

Grand Rapids is home to the best craft spirits in the nation, according to readers of USA Today.
Johnny B'z celebrates National Cheeseburger day with $5 burger & beer deal

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day With a Local Favorite

In honor of National Cheeseburger Day today, Johnny B'z is offering a $5 deluxe burger and PBR beer special until closing time. The eatery, located on Wealthy Street, said you can swap out a Coke product for the PBR if you're on the clock.
GR VegFest takes place this weekend at the DeltaPlex

VegFest Returns to Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids VegFest is back for its third year with speakers, cooking demonstrations and tons of delicious food.
'Room with a View' cocktail from Valentine Distilling.

Inaugural Michigan Distilled Festival Tonight

End your day with a craft cocktail (or several, no one’s judging). Tonight, 22 craft distillers from around Michigan are throwing the first Michigan Distilled Festival.

Shop Local: Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix

Starbucks may have started the pumpkin spice trend with its pumpkin spice latte, but there are plenty of local restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and even retailers offering up their own twists on the fall favorite. Check out some local spots where you can get your pumpkin spice fix.
Grove hosts harvest dinner

GR Chefs Team Up on Harvest Dinner

A group of Grand Rapids chefs are teaming up this week on a five-course meal to benefit a local nonprofit.
Long Road brunch

Long Road Offers Up Enhanced Brunch Menu

Long Road Distillers is giving you another reason to get out of bed on Sunday morning. After expanding its kitchen in May, Long Road has updated its brunch menu to include several more items.
Bowl of pho from Pho 616

Vietnamese Restaurant Opens in Downtown Market

A new vendor has moved into the Downtown Market. Pho 616 opened on Friday morning in the Market Hall.
Brewts pouring

Former Competitive Fighter Crafts Healthier Bloody Mary Mix

Emily Griffen describes her background as bizarre, noting she is a former competitive Thai fighter who spent four years traveling the world and participating in martial arts competitions and then became an entrepreneur that makes bloody mary mixes.

Beer Explorer’s Back-to-School Edition

Kids aren't the only ones going back-to-school in September. The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is hosting its Beer Explorer's Back-to-Beer-School program, which will highlight beers from six local breweries.

Distillery Opens for Brunch

Gray Skies Distillery is giving Sunday brunch a try beginning this weekend with Cocktails & Tacos.
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.

Atwater Brewery Plans Oktoberfest Celebration

Atwater Brewing in Grand Rapids is getting ready to host its first Oktoberfest.
Harmony Brewing The B.A.T. pizza

Harmony Brewing Plans Pizza & Beer Delivery with Expansion

Pretty soon you’ll be able to get your favorite Harmony Brewing Company pizza and beer delivered to your front door.
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.

Creston Brewery Celebrates Anniversary with Outdoor Party

Creston Brewery opened a year ago and quickly became a neighborhood hotspot. This week, the brewery, located in the Creston Business District at 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE, celebrates its one-year anniversary, culminating in an outdoor celebration on Saturday in conjunction with the Best of Creston Festival.

Severe Fire Closes Corner Bar in Rockford

An early morning fire at the Corner Bar in Rockford has left the building damaged and the bar’s owners unsure of what’s next. 
La Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie 2013. Held at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

Culinary Institute Hosts Tryouts for International Pastry Competition

An international pastry competition has its qualifying battle in Grand Rapids this week.




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