FOOD + DRINK

Salute to Bridge Street bar’s first year

Last July, The General Wood Shop made its debut as a gathering place for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

Berry Exciting: Seven Seasonal U-Pick Blueberry Patches to Explore!

Michigan is home to over 20,000 acres of blueberry farms, and the U-Pick experience is a summer highlight.

Recipe: Red, White and Blueberry Burrata Dip

Looking for something special to take to a backyard barbecue or picnic this Fourth of July? This red, white and blue appetizer is a star spangled treat!

Art of the Burger

Hark! My adventures have brought me to a Grand Rapids food truck treasure: Lost Art Burger!

Epicurean escape on Lake Macatawa

This spring, my girlfriend Val and I ventured over to tiptoe past the “tulip troopers” who were representing from all over the world, as usual, and thankfully!

Recipe: Cheesy cauliflower ‘bread’ sticks

This keto-friendly recipe requires an oven, a baking sheet, and a food processor or similar mixing device.

Making tea with skill

A Muskegon tea room offering incredibly beautiful and tasty creations also provides respite as a "third space." 

Schoolhouse Reimagined

Fans of O’Briens Deli will soon have a new spot to enjoy their favorite sandwiches.

Recipe: Traditional Tacos

Looking for an easy homemade taco recipe? Traditional tacos start with corn tortillas, easy to find at any grocery store.

GR’s top tacos auténticos’

While there's nothing wrong with adding shredded lettuce, cheddar, and sour cream to your homemade taco, authentic Mexican tacos highlight the natural flavors of the basic ingredients and are more traditional in presentation.

Flights of Flavor celebrating with giveaway

Grand Rapids’ innovative promotion, Flights of Flavor, has brought a new dimension to the dining experience, offering a delightful way for food enthusiasts to sample a variety of dishes and beverages from local restaurants.

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Steak-ing its claim

There are few restaurants that make one feel like a regular during one of their first visits.

MeXo: Pre-Columbian upscale cuisine

When Peter Krupp decided to open MeXo, he was seeking a level of Mexican cuisine he’d become familiar during his time in New York City and Chicago.

Fancy a curry? Head to the Palace

At Palace of India, their goal is to present the same culinary delights that were relished in the palaces of the Maharajas.

Scholar serves up old school favorites

Few restaurants have opened up in Grand Rapids with such a specific approach in mind, particularly one that fit its building so well.

CHEERS

Salute to Bridge Street bar’s first year

Last July, The General Wood Shop made its debut as a gathering place for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.

Coffee, corks and candlelight

Chateau Grand Rapids, located at 995 Cherry St. SE, is coffee bar by day, wine bar by night.

Sip Shine tasting room taking shape

Sip Shine Moonshine, a national brand founded and headquartered in greater Grand Rapids, has quickly made its mark on the spirits scene since its inception in 2019.

Something to celebrate at Beltline Bar

Heading up 28th Street and whipping a right turn onto Division St., today's lunch beat brings me to a place that feels like an old friend. You know it, you love it... The Beltline Bar!

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GR’s top tacos auténticos’

While there's nothing wrong with adding shredded lettuce, cheddar, and sour cream to your homemade taco, authentic Mexican tacos highlight the natural flavors of the basic ingredients and are more traditional in presentation.

Irish Influence: Where to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day

It's estimated that there are as many as 7,000 Irish pubs in the world outside of Ireland in as many as 53 countries.

The 411 on 616 Kabob

When Mr. Gyro on Alpine closed early last year in 2023, it left a hole in my heart. More than that, it left a gap in the marketplace.

Thai ‘comfort food’

2 Dragons Cuisine is my Thai tea go-to when in Holland.