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.

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.

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.