Best New Spots: EK Wealthy

Eastern Kille Wealthy; The Veil (yellow cocktail); Espresso Martini (details in menu pic), hand bound leather menus made locally by Gemini Handmade, 963 Cherry St SE. Photo by Teri Genovese.

As Craft distiller Eastern Kille gets ready to move out to a new, gorgeous facility in Rockford, 7755 Childsdale Ave. NE, leaving behind its original Ottawa Avenue home, the owners did not want to leave Grand Rapids without representation.

Eastern Kille Wealthy. Photo by Teri Genovese.

So, in steps the stylish Wealthy Street bar, EK Wealthy, 634 Wealthy St. SE, that serves up a cool slate of cocktails using all their own spirits and products.

As Grand Rapids was once late to the cocktail game, EK’s recent endeavors are certainly help things stack up in town. Not too far away, another incredible Grand Rapids distillery, Long Road Distillers also opened a new cocktail lounge, Less Traveled, at 959 Cherry St. SE last summer.

If the past year is any indication, there are plenty of great concepts ready to emerge and help keep Grand Rapids pushing forward in the world of food and cocktails.

From tried-and-true concepts to locally made spirits to world cuisines underrepresented in town and creative concepts ready to push the envelope for what Midwestern diners know, the Grand Rapids culinary sphere is rapidly growing and there is no turning back.

So, buckle up get ready to try some new places.




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