FOOD + DRINK

Coast 236 honored by James Beard Foundation as Smart Catch Leader

A Saugatuck restaurant has been recognized for its commitment to sustainable seafood sourcing.

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.

Bell’s to establish brewing scholarship next year

Bell’s Brewery is creating a scholarship program for aspiring brewers named for a longtime employee.

Ada festival to support local nonprofits

Attendees of the Ada Chili and Beer Festival will enjoy a variety of beer and homemade chilis in support of charity.

Perrin Brewing hosts giveaway with Grand Rapids artist

Through its Craftsmanship Series, a local brewery is partnering with Gracie Fenech, creator of Freshly Squeezed, to host a giveaway.

One Bourbon offering holiday cocktail gift baskets

The restaurant One Bourbon is taking orders for its holiday cocktail kits starting Wednesday.

Buddy’s Pizza running Giving Tuesday promotion

Buddy’s Pizza is looking to raise money for charity tomorrow on Giving Tuesday.

Perrin Brewing offers seasonal beers, Black Friday deals

Perrin Brewing Company is running specials at its pub and offering limited-edition festive beers this month in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids raises $5K for culinary students

The 12th annual Restaurant Week Grand Rapids event supported 50 restaurants and raised $5,000 for the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Arts.

Saugatuck Brewing Kalamazoo plans move to Peninsula Building

The Kalamazoo branch of Saugatuck Brewing Company is in the process of moving to a new building within downtown Kalamazoo.

Korean barbecue and karaoke restaurant opens downtown

After a two-year delay, K-ROK Grand Rapids, a Korean barbecue and karaoke restaurant, now is open downtown.

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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.

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.

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Founders to bring back cocktail-inspired brews

Founders will bring back two Más Agave Clásica cocktail-inspired beers next spring.

Bell’s to establish brewing scholarship next year

Bell’s Brewery is creating a scholarship program for aspiring brewers named for a longtime employee.

Perrin Brewing hosts giveaway with Grand Rapids artist

Through its Craftsmanship Series, a local brewery is partnering with Gracie Fenech, creator of Freshly Squeezed, to host a giveaway.

One Bourbon offering holiday cocktail gift baskets

The restaurant One Bourbon is taking orders for its holiday cocktail kits starting Wednesday.

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Editor’s pick

While cider is great year-round, fall is when you can curl up next to a bonfire with a glass of cider and a group of friends.

Tune into Turnstiles

This new West Side attraction focuses on food and music.

Editor’s pick

One of my favorite desserts in town is the tiramisu at Osteria Rossa.

Eat local at these must-try Grand Rapids drive-thru restaurants

Whether you're in search of breakfast, lunch or dinner, we share the best places to grab a bite while on wheels.