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Learn to Cook at The Downtown Market Grand Rapids

by Molly Crist February 11, 2014

The Downtown Market Grand Rapids opened September 2013 and our midwestern city was ratcheted up a few foodie notches with huge rooftop greenhouses, an artisan food market open daily (home to a world class bakery, GR’s first fishmonger, a pie baking champion and 16 other talented producers), a seasonal outdoor farmers market, a handful of […]

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A Delicious Experience: Visit the Downtown Market

by Molly Crist September 10, 2013

My food enthusiast dreams came true when the Downtown Market Grand Rapids opened in late August.  An intriguing, dynamic, delicious culinary destination was born, in my City.   Markets are a way to experience a culture and a place ~ a destination and a manifestation of that region’s culinary journey and taste buds. If you’re a […]

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Fish Lads: A Great Catch at the Downtown Market

by Molly Crist August 29, 2013

About a month ago Jeff Butzow sold his house in less than 24 hours, packed all his belongings into his Subaru, and drove to Grand Rapids. Jeff grew up in Traverse City, but spent the majority of his adult years in Seattle, Washington working at two seafood markets. After fifteen years behind seafood counters in […]

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Taste the Entrepreneurial Spirit at the Downtown Market Grand Rapids

by admin August 6, 2013

Former Silver Spork food truck entrepreneur and guest blogger Molly Clauhs introduces you to the entrepreneurs who are making the Downtown Market a rich and vibrant addition to the Grand Rapids food scene. It’s August in West Michigan.  If you’re anything like me, that means you’re loving the farmers markets full of fresh produce, looking forward to […]

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Dine out! 6 Grand Rapids Picnic Spots & Local Fare To Put In Your Basket

by Molly Crist June 3, 2014

After a long, cold winter Grand Rapids residents and visitors alike are thrilled to throw open windows, slather on the SPF, and spend the nice long summer days out of doors. Amongst the soccer games, BBQs, downtown festivals, and 5Ks, it’s great fun to clear the schedule for a long, leisurely picnic. If you’re visiting […]

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A Must-See Summertime Highlight: Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series

by Molly Crist May 1, 2014

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is a floral oasis just fifteen minutes from Downtown Grand Rapids. Meijer Gardens warms our winter with a toasty butterfly exhibit, features a world-class interactive children’s garden (think tree-houses and wetlands), and is home to both a five-story conservatory and 132-acre grounds. But what really gets the locals talking […]

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Looking Back at Beer City

by Lyndsay Israel April 22, 2014

As we finally see signs of spring in Michigan, beer enthusiasts around Grand Rapids began advocating to hold our Beer City title through 2014.  In a surprise move by the founder of the poll, Colorado homebrewer Charlie Papazian, the Beer City poll has been declared finished!  Papazian is proud that it has served its purpose […]

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West Michigan Spring/Summer Festival Preview

by Amy Busse April 17, 2014

Summer in West Michigan brings beach days, ice cream and festivals! With so much going on it’s hard to keep track of it all. We’ve done the work for you and are happy to share. So grab a pen and your calendar and start planning some summer fun. May May 3-10 marks the 85th anniversary […]

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A Delicious Start at Uptown Kitchen: A Guide to Grand Rapids’ Food Entrepreneurs

by Molly Crist April 1, 2014

Grand Rapids is filled with delicious foodie finds: chewy boiled bagels, spicy salsa, thai basil-lemon marshmallows, and hand cranked sausages. But you have to know where to look, and where it all started. Read on, I’ve got your answers. Uptown Kitchen in GR’s Eastown neighborhood, is a shared-use incubator kitchen that food businesses can rent […]

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Beercation Inspiration: Quenching your thirst for craft beer in West Michigan

by Molly Crist February 13, 2014

Valentine’s Day is upon us and the sun is shining. Perhaps you have a weekend ahead filled with roses, Champagne (or better yet, Leelanau Peninsula’s sparkling wine: L Mawby), cheese fondue and candy hearts. Or maybe you’re thirsty and ready to dive into West Michigan’s beer culture and join the Cool Brews. Hot Eats. festivities. […]

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