New Hotel Mertens bakery exterior rendering

Downtown Restaurant Adding Bakery, Café and Event Space

A French restaurant downtown is diversifying its capabilities and offerings.

Mertens Hospitality reopens renamed downtown restaurant

Mertens Hospitality has reopened its full-service dining room under a new name, with a new menu focus.

A veritable tour of Greece

My destination: Blue Star Cafe & Ice Cream Treats. My mission, which I have chosen to accept: order the Greek Combo Plate! 

Local Brewery Wins Big in Denver

A Grand Rapids area brewery walked away from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver with one of its biggest honors.
Knapp's Corner Nutrition protein shakes

Shake shop opens doors

A new health-minded shake shop has opened in town.
Big Lake Brewing Sparti Parti and Haze & Blue beer cans

Brewery releasing rival IPAs

A West Michigan brewery is kicking off college football season with two IPAs inspired by an in-state rivalry.

A return to relevance

The 1990s are cool again, apparently.

Hamburger Mary’s Grand Rapids closes

After indefinitely shutting its doors in January, a burger bar in Cascade said it will not reopen.

Gluten-free Brewery Nyx opens taproom

Imagine being so allergic to a substance that just kissing someone who had ingested it makes you sick for days. 
Pho 616 head chef Cam Loan Nguyen.

Pho 616 is a Family Affair

Some men might not want to admit stopping into their parents’ house on a regular basis for a home cooked meal, but Ty Nguyen said he regularly goes to his parents’ house for lunch and dinner.

A farm with spirits

Pink Barrel Cellars offers dinner and drinks.
The Mitten Brewing Co. Beer City Eats episode

Video Series Goes Inside Beer City, USA

A series of videos featuring nine local breweries has wrapped.
bar beer taps

Brothers Give New Life to Downtown Restaurant

A trio of brothers has purchased and rebranded a downtown restaurant as a new “upscale pub food” concept.
IDC Soul Song cocktail

Soul song

This month, try the Soul Song cocktail from IDC at the Amway Grand Plaza.

Love, Wine & Chocolate returns as takeout event

The ninth annual Love, Wine & Chocolate event hosted by Robinette’s will be takeout-only this year.

Taqueria San Jose closing down

A Mexican restaurant in Grand Rapids is permanently closing on New Year’s Eve.

Winter Beer Fest is back

The annual Michigan Brewers Guild’s Winter Beer Festival will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, 1-6 p.m. at LMCU Ballpark, 4500 W River Dr NE, in Comstock Park. 
Stella's Creature Burger

5 Grand Rapids Restaurants Open Late to Satisfy Your Nighttime Cravings

In the April print issue of Grand Rapids Magazine, we ran a piece on places to satisfy your late-night munchies, like Lucky Luciano’s Pizza, Menna’s Joint and Yesterdog. But with so many late-night options in town we couldn’t include them all in the piece. Instead, we’ve added a few more of our favorites below for the next time you’re cruising for food after 10 p.m.

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