Regular Experience Grand Rapids blog readers know we love food, beer, wine, and fun with friends. When I say we, I certainly mean the resident team of bloggers… but I’m also talking about Grand Rapidians. We’re constantly celebrating our city and one of the best places to do that is at the table. It’s the best time of the year for farmers markets and gardeners (holy summer squash!), which means locavore chefs are smiling, too. So whether you’re a West Michigan resident or planning a visit (welcome), it’s time to warm a restaurant seat because Restaurant Week Grand Rapids (RWGR) is upon us.
Let’s start with the need-to-know. RWGR 2014 happens Wednesday, August 13 to Sunday, August 24. Sixty restaurants offer three-course tasting menus featuring their culinary team’s skills and the West Michigan harvest. It’s an invitation to leave your oven off and gather at a local restaurant to soak up the waning summer.
Three-course menus are $28 per person, though you’ll find two for $28 at several restaurants: Lindo Mexico, Rezervoir Lounge, Fajita Republic and Osta’s Lebanese Cuisine. Check out Fajita Republic’s DIY guacamole – fresh haas avocados with a selection of toppings (spiced pepitas, pico de gallo, bacon, chiles, oh my!) that you can mix until your heart’s content. [read more…]