FOOD + DRINK

New Hotel Mertens owner launches new pop-up restaurant

Restaurants are hurting under the COVID-19 pandemic, but businesses are looking for creative ways to safely get food in the hands of customers.

Eastern Kille wins two awards at World Spirits Competition

A West Michigan distiller earned top honors at a global competition.

Virtue Cider offers pickup, delivery options

A West Michigan cidery is offering curbside pickup.
New Hotel Mertens serves up traditional "meat & potatoes" French cuisine.

Restaurants brace for unknown amid virus outbreak

Though restaurants have scrambled to convert their businesses to carryout-only service, most of them say they will not be able to stay afloat for long — even the restaurants that have predominantly relied on carryout service for the majority of their revenue.
Brewery Vivant brewpub interior

Find which local restaurants offer carryout, delivery services

Those who are self-quarantining at home still can find their favorite pub burgers and support local businesses during a state of emergency.

Garage Bar offering 100 free meals a day for laid-off workers

A local bar is offering free meals to recently downsized workers with the support of a variety of community funders.

Editor’s pick

I was impressed with Cooper's Hawk winery despite it being a national chain.

Take me out to the ballgame

The Mitten Brewing Company gears up for the season with Peanuts and Crackerjack beer.

‘Leelanau casual’

Forty Pearl brings a taste of Up North to the city.

Dinner party

Pistachio-crusted salmon with arugula citrus salad is “a relatively simple recipe that should impress your guests.”

Steeped in history

Café de Miro offers a taste of Kurdish culture.

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Steeped in history

Café de Miro offers a taste of Kurdish culture.

Morning Belle

New restaurant cracks the code (and eggs) on breakfast.

Pinktail Poke coming to Downtown Market

The owner of a seafood emporium and a butcher shop inside the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is planning a restaurant concept.

Juice bar moves into new space downtown

A local juice bar is breaking into its new space downtown and expanding its menu.

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‘Leelanau casual’

Forty Pearl brings a taste of Up North to the city.

New name, same spirits

Gray Skies Distillery rebrands as Eastern Kille Distillery.

Uncorking another year

Leon & Son comes to Grand Rapids after a successful launch in Brooklyn.

Opera hosting Roaring 2020 party

Opera Grand Rapids is welcoming the new year with musical fireworks.

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Editor’s pick

I was impressed with Cooper's Hawk winery despite it being a national chain.

Take me out to the ballgame

The Mitten Brewing Company gears up for the season with Peanuts and Crackerjack beer.

St. Patrick’s Day pubs

Experience one of these authentic Irish spots.

Editor’s pick

Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, and Amore Trattoria Italiana is one of my favorite places in the city to get it.