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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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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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Propaganda Doughnuts ~ Artisan Pastries in Downtown Grand Rapids

by Molly Crist February 4, 2014

Let’s consider a few likely scenarios. It’s a lovely Sunday morning and you’re strolling around Downtown Grand Rapids. You’re headed to work and want to surprise your co-workers. You just finished up a fabulous dinner but saved a little room for dessert. What would complete all three occasions? Doughnuts! Lucky for us, Torrence R. O’Haire [...]

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Grand Rapids Chefs on Their Favorite Local Eats and Brews

by Molly Crist January 21, 2014

West Michigan has hit the map as a foodie destination. Farm to table restaurants, cooking classes, and local brews on tap abound. Talented chefs are leading the epicurean renaissance, working hard to create artisan products and memorable eats. And they’re hungry, too, possessing an appetite to increase Grand Rapid’s culinary IQ and also to get [...]

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Make Your 2014 Grand Rapids Bucket List!

by Lyndsay Israel December 26, 2013

It’s almost 2014 already! If you’re not into making resolutions, or if you’re sick of continuously abandoning them by February, this year try making a “bucket list” – a list of activities or events you’d like to experience before you, well, kick the bucket – instead. The key with bucket lists is to make them [...]

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Hot Pink or Lime Green? 2013 Holiday Decorating Trends from Art of the Table

by Kirsetin Morello December 5, 2013

When the air is filled with scents of pine and cinnamon, and kids are making gingerbread houses, it can only mean one thing: it’s time to decorate for the holidays. If just the thought of dressing your home up for the season is stressful, take a deep breath. There’s no need for your cortisone levels [...]

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Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Edible Bounty of the Mitten State

by Molly Crist November 5, 2013

This weekend my husband pulled out our tomato plants. We threw the last of the basil in a stir-fry last week and the parsley has gone to seed. The only life in my front-yard garden is a skeptical rosemary plant, a leggy mum, and two grinning jack-o-lanterns. The good news: this doesn’t mean my season [...]

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10 Things to Eat + Drink at ArtPrize 2013

by Molly Crist September 17, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, ArtPrize is upon us.  For 19 days I get to live just 1.5 miles from a free, open, dialogue-creating art festival.  The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, and apples are rolling in at the farmers market.  It’s the perfect time to get outside and stroll downtown admiring over 1500 works [...]

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