Owner of New Hotel Mertens opens second pop-up restaurant

The owner of a local French restaurant, café and bakery have opened a pop-up pasta restaurant on-site.

Want unlimited coffee? New Hotel Mertens has an offer for you

Mertens Hospitality, owner of local French favorite restaurant New Hotel Mertens, announced it will offer an unlimited coffee membership.

Big Lake celebrates health care heroes with tribute beer

Holland-based Big Lake Brewing released Healthcare Heroes, a beer brewed in tribute to those working in the medical field during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Long Road celebrates five years with new release

Long Road Distillers will celebrate its fifth anniversary this weekend with a limited release of a new offering, Long Road Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon Whisky.

Founders resumes curbside pickup

Founders Brewing Co. announced it will resume contactless, curbside to-go service on a limited basis in Grand Rapids only.

Editor’s pick

Harmony Brewing is one of only a few restaurants in town that offer a dog-friendly patio.

Kids’ Food Basket moves annual fundraiser online

Kids’ Food Basket is moving its annual Feast for Kids fundraiser to a virtual format with a silent and live auction and brief program.

Summer wines

Amy Ruis shares her top summer wines.

Kellogg’s rolls out snack-sized versions of cereals

A bunch of classic Kellogg’s cereal varieties are available as “jumbo-size” snacks.

Kellogg’s debuts birthday-inspired Pop-Tarts

A fresh new, birthday-inspired Pop-Tarts snack is about to hit the shelves at area retailers.

New Holland offers takeout growler and stein special

There’s no reason to miss stein night, even under lockdown.




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Social House

The new restaurant hopes to overcome the seemingly cursed location.

Chophouse dining

Slow down for an evening at Bowdie’s Chophouse.

Steeped in history

Café de Miro offers a taste of Kurdish culture.

Morning Belle

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


Bar on the go

Rent this 1950s camper for your next party.

A powerful partnership

Motu Viget sets out to shake up the spirits and wine industry.

‘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.


Editor’s pick

Harmony Brewing is one of only a few restaurants in town that offer a dog-friendly patio.

Summer wines

Amy Ruis shares her top summer wines.

Editor’s pick

Field and Fire Café in the Monroe North neighborhood is one of my favorite lunch spots in the city.

Authentic flavors

The taste of Mexico is in your backyard.