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Trip to Northern Africa Inspires Chef to Create a Moroccan Influenced Porter

In the spring, David Olson, a chef and finance consultant for the food & beverage industry who calls Caledonia home, traveled through Northern Africa, spending much of his time touring soup and spice markets and gathering inspiration for his own recipes. While you might expect Olson’s trip to garner fabulous food concoctions, it’s his Moroccan spice porter that has Grand Rapids salivating.

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GR|MAG’s Top Weekend Picks

If you are a fan of the AMC show “The Walking Dead” head to 20 Monroe Live on Sunday night for the season nine premiere. Looking for fun family activities this weekend? Frederik Meijer Gardens is hosting Family Fall Day. You can also enjoy classical music with the Grand Rapids Symphony, create your own artwork at the GRAM or check out several local food vendors making vegetarian and vegan treats at VegFest.