Search: "Downtown Market"

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

Antiquing in Grand Rapids: So Many Choices!

by Kirsetin Morello November 27, 2014

Whether you love the thrill of the hunt or find beauty in treasures passed down through generations, the Grand Rapids area is chock-full of antique stores and markets you can search to find that perfect something. “Three weeks ago I went looking for old scrabble pieces, so I could make place cards for the table,” […]

Read the full article →

Thanksgiving Inspiration from a Caterer, a Culinary Educator & a Baker!

by Molly Crist November 20, 2014

Bright Autumn leaves, jack-o-lanterns, and mums are giving way to one of the best days of the year: Thanksgiving. Last year, I wrote about a locally-sourced from scratch Thanksgiving. Your cornucopia can be entirely sourced from West Michigan; from the turkey, to root vegetables, to apple pie. This year, we look to a few local […]

Read the full article →

15 Fun and FREE Things to do in Grand Rapids

by Amy Busse August 28, 2014

  Whoever said, “nothing in life is free” hasn’t been to Kent County, Michigan. The greater Grand Rapids area offers a wide variety of no cost activities to keep you busy throughout the fall. So take out your planner and get moving – here are 15 ideas for fun, free things to do this autumn! 1. […]

Read the full article →

What’s Your Dining Personality? Let GR City Twist Help You Create Your Restaurant Week Experience

by Molly Crist August 5, 2014

With over sixty restaurants participating in this year’s Restaurant Week – taking place August 13-24 – we are spoiled for choice. Dining destinations around town are pulling out the stops with three-course menus for $28 per person, or two for $28. Wine, beer, cocktail and coffee pairings are featured to enhance the experience and celebrate the […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →