Travel and food go hand in hand, so this fall, pack your car and head to the lakeshore for a weekend of fun and feasting. The lakeshore communities of Holland, Grand Haven, Saugatuck and Muskegon each have their own unique claim as foodie destinations.
Restaurateur Lucas Grill is working to bring big-city dining to Holland, while Grand Rapids chef Chris Perkey has expanded his restaurant portfolio with two new additions in the already popular foodie town of Saugatuck. Meanwhile, Muskegon is building a portfolio of restaurants thanks to several options for startups and events like Taste of Muskegon, and Grand Haven has a plethora of farms, including Winkel Chestnut Farm, that offer the unique experience of going into the orchard and filling a pail with treats.
ArtPrize is back this year after being postponed last year due to the pandemic. While you are out and about looking at this year’s entries, be sure to also consider visiting the many galleries and arts organizations that bring art to Grand Rapids year-round. In this issue, we talked with several artists and arts organization leaders in the community to find out what is next for the Grand Rapids arts scene. There are some exciting things on the horizon.
In this issue, we also talk with several Grand Rapidians doing cool things in the community, including Grand Rapids influencer Sara Visser, artist and drag performer Bux Dhyne, We Are Lit! book shop owner Kendra McNeil and Lindo Mexico owner Gricelda Mata.
And if you are looking for fun activities to try, our guide to ziplining is a must. You also can visit the recently opened House Rules board game lounge or new live music restaurant and bar Turnstiles.
Fall is just getting started, so plan your itinerary and start enjoying the city while the temperatures are still mild.
Managing Editor, Grand Rapids Magazine
This letter can be found in the September/October 2021 issue of Grand Rapids Magazine. To get more stories like this delivered to your mailbox, subscribe here.