IDC I Don't Care bar balcony

‘Balcony’ bar opens in Grand Rapids

There's a new "retro-themed" bar in downtown Grand Rapids. 
Bowdie's Chophouse East Grand Rapids steak and cocktail on bar

Suburban steakhouse opens

A West Michigan-based steakhouse chain has opened a location in a suburb of Grand Rapids.
JW Marriott & Downtown Market have teamed up for a Gourmet Weekend.

The Gourmet Getaway Everyone Will Be Talking About

With January’s slow, nothing-to-celebrate slump settling in, I was looking for an experience to set the tone for the new year ahead. I craved a getaway or staycation that catered to exciting the senses—something my husband and I could enjoy together in our own town, on our own time.

Chophouse dining

Slow down for an evening at Bowdie’s Chophouse.
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.
Annie Paul

Sugar fix

Pastry chef Annie Paul whips up tasty treats.
Eklectico Greek Kouzina

Couple Brings Authentic Greek Food to Alger Heights

A local husband and wife team has brought traditional Greek food to Grand Rapids. Eklectico Greek Kouzina, located in Alger Heights, has always been a dream of Andreas Papangelopoulos and his wife, Nicole Thrasher-Papangelopoulos.
red wine glass and bottle

French restaurant re-launches

The French bistro inside a downtown hotel has been re-imagined.
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.

Beyond the kitchen

Personal chef Jason McClearen has created a multifaceted food business.
Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar dishes on table

Southern restaurant and bar coming downtown

A Southern restaurant and bar has signed a lease to occupy the ground floor of a downtown Grand Rapids hotel development.
New Hotel Mertens Bakery baguette, croissant and coffee

Bakery adds delivery service

A local bakery is now offering delivery during breakfast and lunch hours.
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.
Morning Belle donut waffle partial

Morning Belle

New restaurant cracks the code (and eggs) on breakfast.
Osteria Rossa interior partial

A night in Italy

Located just north of Monument Park at the intersection of Fulton Street and Division Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids is Osteria Rossa, winner of Grand Rapids Magazine’s Best New Restaurant in 2015 and a Restaurant of the Year recipient in 2016.
Littlebird opened in November 2017 at Monroe Center.

Littlebird: A love story of trains, ramen bars and delicious breakfast

The first thing you see when you enter Littlebird is the bar.
Vitality Bowls Grand Rapids

‘Superfood café’ opening doors

A “superfood café” is about to open in Grand Rapids.
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.
Chef Clark Frain

Chef Clark Introduces New Take on Italian Cuisine

Chef Clark Frain is excited to bring contemporary Italian cuisine, including crudo offerings, which means raw in Italian, to downtown Grand Rapids.
One Twenty Three tavern bar bartender

One Twenty Three tavern opens downtown

A tavern serving up American cuisine has opened downtown.

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