Butcher’s Union is one of the hottest restaurants in town these days; even at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, the dining room is bustling. GR|MAG asked executive chef Alexis Rocha to share how he and his family will be spending the Christmas holiday and most importantly – what will be on their plates.
Ever wonder what Grand Rapids’ chefs do for the holidays? GR|MAG spoke with chef Jenna Arcidiacono, of Amore Trattoria Italiana, to find out what she’ll be cooking this year.
According to the Michigan Ag Council, Michigan is the third largest Christmas tree industry in the nation, harvesting approximately three million Christmas trees each year. So it’s no surprise that the Grand Rapids area has plenty of places to cut or buy your own fresh tree.
Val Caniparoli jokes that he’s a “Nutcracker” machine. A choreographer for companies all over the world, Caniparoli was in Grand Rapids before Thanksgiving to update his choreography for the Grand Rapids Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” which opens Dec. 1 at DeVos Performance Hall.