Steak-ing its claim

There are few restaurants that make one feel like a regular during one of their first visits.

MeXo: Pre-Columbian upscale cuisine

When Peter Krupp decided to open MeXo, he was seeking a level of Mexican cuisine he’d become familiar during his time in New York City and Chicago.

Fancy a curry? Head to the Palace

At Palace of India, their goal is to present the same culinary delights that were relished in the palaces of the Maharajas.

Scholar serves up old school favorites

Few restaurants have opened up in Grand Rapids with such a specific approach in mind, particularly one that fit its building so well.

A Cut Above!

Bridge Street. A sunny summer Sunday in Grand Rapids. Today's food and beverage destination: Butcher's Union.

Top-notch Italian

Less than a months after Paul Berglund opened the doors to his new restaurant, Myrth, the chef welcomed another new challenge to his life.

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.

Pampered like royalty

It’s no question the world of dining is quickly evolving to more casual atmospheres within the restaurants.

Not your father’s Olive’s

I lived around the corner from Olive’s, 2162 Wealthy Street in East Grand Rapids, for years. I love cooking and entertaining in my home, so I didn’t eat there every week, but often enough to know the menu, what I liked and what didn’t suit my taste.

Dinner Reservations

On a sunny evening in September, Reserve Beverage Director Ben Vanderwaal and Executive Chef Josh Verhulst helped guide a number of dedicated diners through a special Italian Wine Dinner.

A new groove

When East Hills favorite Grove, owned by Essence Restaurant Group, reopened this past spring, it was nearly unrecognizable from its former self.

A downtown Beacon

Grand Rapids is not flush with seafood spots.

Singing and supper

This winter, Grand Rapids’ first Korean barbecue and karaoke joint opened at 169 Louis Campau Promenade in the heart of downtown.

Pressing matters in cider

For most small businesses, the pandemic presented some incredibly challenging times.

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.