Comfort cooking

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name — and if you are in the Creston neighborhood, that place is Lucy’s Café. Dani Scott said her goal as head chef is to create a cafe that becomes a source of comfort for the community.

A personal journey

During the midday bustle at Lindo Mexico Restaurante, Gricelda Mata curates her finest show, intersecting art, cuisine, music and spirits.
Bryan Esler

Restaurant revival

Gaia Café is cooking once again thanks to Andrea Bumstead’s determination.

Smokin’ with Kevin VanderMeer

Kevin VanderMeer has been in the culinary business for more than 36 years. Today, his catering business is smoking.

The art of cake

Lincoln Alexander creates more than delectable goodies; his cakes are sculptural feats.

The ‘brass ring’

Brass Ring Brewing is the most rollicking fun you’ll find anywhere in town.

Sensory awakening

MDRD brings a taste of Spain to the 27th floor of Amway Grand Plaza.

A cultural collision

City Built Brewing’s menu travels from Puerto Rico to Germany.

Chop shop

E.A. Brady’s is a craft butchery serving up fresh cuts for your winter platters.
Bryan Esler

Kitchen hustle

Irie Kitchen is the passion project of chef Vince McIntosh.

Foodie destination

Mediterranean Island is a go-to for area restaurateurs and chefs.

Steadfast Supper Club

Chef Matt Overdevest brings the restaurant experience to your home.

Beyond the kitchen

Personal chef Jason McClearen has created a multifaceted food business.

What’s for dinner?

The best takeout restaurants around town.

Social House

The new restaurant hopes to overcome the seemingly cursed location.

Chophouse dining

Slow down for an evening at Bowdie’s Chophouse.

Steeped in history

Café de Miro offers a taste of Kurdish culture.
Morning Belle donut waffle partial

Morning Belle

New restaurant cracks the code (and eggs) on breakfast.
tuna poke bowl

Pinktail Poke coming to Downtown Market

The owner of a seafood emporium and a butcher shop inside the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is planning a restaurant concept.
Malamiah Juice Bar bowls and juice bottle

Juice bar moves into new space downtown

A local juice bar is breaking into its new space downtown and expanding its menu.




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