This year’s reigning champ of the Battle of the West is Jeremy Williams of the Lumber Baron bar, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, for his cocktail named, “The Spyglass.
Bartenders from eight Grand Rapids bars and restaurants will compete for the title of “best bartender.”
Professional and amateur chefs are busy stirring up pots of every variety of chili you can think of this week in preparation for the sixth Chilly, Blues and Brews East competition.
Believe it or not, there is more to celebrate in Grand Rapids on St. Patrick’s Day than Irish on Ionia. Yes, most are boozy events — and yes, most are decked in the green. However, if you’re looking to avoid the craziness that is Ionia, then we have a few alternatives to help you celebrate all things Irish.
For most people with public speaking anxiety, the idea of performing stand up comedy in front of a room of people would be a no go, but Nardos Osterhart saw stand up as a great way to overcome her fears.
Fill your bowl and another’s on Monday, Jan. 29 at the annual Soup’s On for All event hosted by Catholic Charities West Michigan.
As the Broadway musical “Rent” asks us, “How do you measure a year in a life? In daylights? In sunsets? In midnights? In cups of coffee? In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife?” Regardless of how you spent your 525,600 minutes of 2017, we can all celebrate making it through another year.