Big Lake makes moves south of the border

A popular Holland brewery is expanding its distribution footprint, and is now available to beer lovers across northern Indiana.

Delicious Italian dining in a strip mall?

Inside the unassuming strip mall exterior of Vitale’s Pizza in Zeeland, you will find a low-key gem of a restaurant that has a lot more to offer than you might expect.

Feasting al fresco

What's a better than an evening on the lawn of your favorite outdoor concert venue? How about a little something to nosh on, too?

Area blueberry growers share recipes

It isn’t your imagination. Lakeshore blueberries really are hot stuff.

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.

New beer garden for New Holland

New Holland Brewing Co. has opened a new beer garden and will be celebrating the occasion by giving to a local charity.

Colombian on Ionia

Paola Carlson isn’t planning to slow down any time soon.

Paddock Place put out to pasture?

Gilmore Collection's Paddock Place, located at 1033 Lake Dr SE, has suspended restaurant operations to revitalize its kitchen and dining rooms, effective immediately. 

5 Knives replaces Rico’s at Riverview Center

Imagine walking into a café, grabbing a drink, ordering an apple cranberry turkey panini that’s ready in five minutes and then walking out without ever opening your wallet.

Taking it outside

Located behind some commercial store fronts at 928 Wealthy St. SE in a 100-year-old auto shop, Speciation Artisan Ales and Cellars is one of those places that is in the center of everything, but you have to know exactly where to look for it.

Seriously elevated cuisine

Just a few months ago, I was sitting at the same table Ernest Hemingway spent many days at in the heart of Madrid.

Drinks with Pat

Today is a pretty cool column, as I catch up with an old, mentor-ish buddy of mine. 

An invitation to the chef’s table

In full view of the bustling kitchen team at the Amway Grand Plaza, a one-of-a-kind dining experience that gives guests a behind-the-scenes look at a chef’s table awaits.

Hotel district serves up some surprises

Always on the forefront of the Grand Rapids food and beverage scene, AHC Hospitality has announced a number of new offerings, from summer fare and retro cocktail carts to an exclusive new nightclub experience.

The best winery in the Midwest?

A West Michigan winery is in the running for USA Today's 10Best Tasting Rooms in the country.

Saugatuck Brewing snags former Busch boss

With Bud Light’s decision to employ trans activist influencer Dylan Mulvaney as a spokesperson, only to watch its stock crater, it’s hard to believe beer could become a divisive topic.

A new way to save time at Fresh Thyme

A store that boasts 600 items from local vendors has announced a new streamlined online ordering system. 

Recipe: Antipasto Salad

With good weather comes lots of opportunity for getting together. With that in mind, it's time to start thinking of what to bring to the next summer picnic or potluck.

Summer fare is everywhere

‘Tis the season for new summer menus and a high end chain restaurant with one location in GR is no exception.

Beach Town Deli Doubles Capacity

The service counter at The Farmhouse Deli & Pantry, 100 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, is my happy place.

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