FOOD + DRINK

Quest for great pizza

Today's restaurant odyssey brings me to a hidden gem: Pizza Quest in Fennville!

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!

Kalamazoo Craft Beverage Week kicks off

The fourteenth annual Kalamazoo Craft Beverage Week kicks off on Friday, Jan. 12, with more than 100 events scheduled to take place Jan. 12 - 21.

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.

West Africa on South Division

Sixteen countries make up West Africa, and all 16 are represented in Grand Rapids. That means a lot of weddings and other special occasions — and a lot of demand for traditional food to get the party started.

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.
Hotcakes

Hotcake Haven!

Some of the Tri-Cities’ hottest cakes, ranked
Garlic Sky Fire Stir Fry with Tofu

Thai ‘comfort food’

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

The Wine Guys of West Michigan: Part 3

Joe Nielsen’s career path is so steady, so linear, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a Capricorn.

Chocolate study offers food for thought

As you gear up for the holidays, or if you've already indulged in more Hanukkah gelt than planned (no judgment here!), this recent study brings a delightful twist to the season.

Recipe: Buckwheat Pecan Pancakes

These buckwheat pecan pancakes are fit for breakfast or dessert!

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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.

A Cut Above!

Bridge Street. A sunny summer Sunday in Grand Rapids. Today's food and beverage destination: Butcher's Union.

Top-notch Italian

Less than a months after Paul Berglund opened the doors to his new restaurant, Myrth, the chef welcomed another new challenge to his life.

Seriously elevated cuisine

Just a few months ago, I was sitting at the same table Ernest Hemingway spent many days at in the heart of Madrid.

CHEERS

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!

The Wine Guys of West Michigan: Part 3

Joe Nielsen’s career path is so steady, so linear, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a Capricorn.

Create a DIY Bar Your Guests will Love

When it comes to holiday entertaining, no one wants to spend the night making drinks instead of enjoying their guests.

Last Chance Revamps

Your friend calls you up and says, “Hey, let’s go to happy hour at Last Chance Tavern & Grill.” You reply, “Where’s that?”

MUST TRY

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.

Five favorites for festive cocktails

When the days grow short and the nights grow long, a little holiday cheer in a glass may be just what the doctor ordered.

Craving authentic Mexican fare?

When it comes to south-of-the-border style culinary adventures in Grand Rapids, there's a place on the north side that's causing quite a stir.