Fork Fest

Fork Fest celebrates West Michigan’s bounty

Nearly 40 local vendors will be on hand at a showcase of the region’s best food and drinks.
Jeff Finan

Downtown tavern schedules opening

A new downtown eatery is popping up in a major development.
Buddy's cheese pizza

Next ‘Detroit-style’ pizzeria set for West Michigan

A second "Detroit-style" pizza restaurant is in the works for West Michigan.

What’s for dinner?

The best takeout restaurants around town.
Grain Sandwich Shop Berry Clucking Delicious

West Side sandwich shop wins Grandwich competition

A sandwich shop on the city’s West Side has won the 2019 Grandwich contest.
Roam's satay, tamales and chips 'n dips.

Global Street Food is the Focus of San Chez Owners’ New Restaurant Roam

New restaurant Roam promises to take your taste buds on a journey around the world.
IDC I Don't Care bar balcony

‘Balcony’ bar opens in Grand Rapids

There's a new "retro-themed" bar in downtown Grand Rapids. 
Denis Duratovic, left, and Dino Duratovic

It’s a family affair at Živio

At Živio Modern European Tavern and Grill, brothers Dino and Denis Duratovic like to feed people who want to eat — really eat.
Vitality Bowls

‘Superfood café’ coming to Grand Rapids

A new "superfood café" has found a space in the city.
Palace of India chana masala

Spectrum of spice

Dining review.
Divani wine glass and charcuterie board

Grand Rapids’ top 5 tasting rooms

If you are looking for something fun to do this fall, consider stopping in at one of the many tasting rooms around Grand Rapids. Here are our top five picks to get you started.
Max’s South Seas Hideaway tiki bar decor

Max’s South Seas Hideaway schedules opening

A new "tropical paradise" is opening soon in downtown Grand Rapids.
Bowdie's Chophouse Saugatuck

Bowdie’s Chophouse coming to Gaslight Village

The Gaslight Village shopping district in East Grand Rapids will be the home of West Michigan’s newest steakhouse.
Emonae Korean BBQ tonkatsu plate

Korean barbecue and karaoke place opening in Grand Rapids

Downtown is getting a new place that will blend Korean barbecue with karaoke.
Rak Thai bubble boba tea cups

Thai food vendor expanding at Downtown Market

The brothers behind a Thai restaurant at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market are expanding to sell more bubble tea.
Chef de cuisine Stephan VanHeulen brings palpable passion to the penthouse kitchen at Cygnus 27. Photo by Michael Buck

Chef Profile: ‘Going the Extra Mile’

Two hours before dinner service commences, Cygnus 27 chef de cuisine Stephan VanHeulen has deftly inspected the kitchen, marveling at the diver scallops — gorgeous, pearly pink and way more substantial than anything you can buy at a supermarket; smelling the exhilarating earthiness of the fluffy hen-of-the-woods, royal trumpet and white beech mushrooms; and tasting the whipped root vegetable purée. But it’s the massive octopus with eight tentacles, a dangerously delicious beast, that stopped him in his tracks.
Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival chef kitchen

Sample away at the Wine, Beer & Food Festival

It’s almost time for the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival.
Rendezvous bar in the Amway Grand Plaza

New Amway Grand Plaza Bar Hints at Historic Past

The new Rendezvous bar at Amway Grand Plaza has quickly become a hot spot since opening two weeks ago.
Forty Acres Chef Trimell

Putting The Soul Back In Soul Food

Ever since Trimell Hawkins started spending time with his grandmother in her kitchen, cooking has been an important part of his life. As he grew up, Hawkins noticed he always ended up being the chef for his friends because he loved to entertain.
Morning Belle interior rendering

Morning Belle schedules opening

The first “garden-themed” brunch place by a Grand Rapids restaurant company is opening this month.

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