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Cool Brews. Hot Eats.

 It's back! Mark your calendars for February 16-28, 2015!

Grand Rapids has been name Beer City, USA (for the second year) and that's due in large part to more than a dozen craft breweries located in the metro region - and new ones are popping up all the time! Grand Rapids was also named one of the Top 10 Best Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers - so pack up your thirst and come on over! It's the perfect time for a tour of our incredible breweries, beer bars and Grand Rapids' newest promotion that blends two things that make Grand Rapids a great destination - craft beer and fantastic food!

Centered around the sold out, Annual Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids celebrates beer with Beer Week! To complement Beer Week, Experience Grand Rapids works with area restaurants for the Cool Brews. Hot Eats. beer promotion.


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Cool Brews. Hot Eats Returns to Grand Rapids

It’s hard to think of a better way to escape the chilly Michigan weather than coming inside for a hot meal and a cool brew. The third annual Cool Brews Hot Eats (CBHE) kicks-off Monday, February 16 th...more

Posted January 27, 2015
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Amore Trattoria Italiana

  • 5080 Alpine Ave. NW
  • Comstock Park, MI 49321
  • Phone: (616) 785-5344
  • Region: Northwest

Mushrooms stuffed with our homemade sausage and topped with spinach aioli 9.
Pairs well with Founder's All Day IPA.

Arugula, romaine, strawberries, figs, goat cheese, candied walnuts & honey balsamic vinaigrette 7.


Blue Water Grill

  • 5180 Northland Dr. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 363-5900
  • Region: Northeast

Pork Brisket Reuben
Pork brisket, bok-choy slaw, jalsberg swiss cheese, Founders Reds Rye infused 1000 island dressing, on grilled swirled rye bread. Served with kettle chips and a house made pickle.

Chocolate Stout Cake
Chocolate cake made with Founders Breakfast Stout and layered with Dulce De Leche.


Bobarino's at The B.O.B

  • 20 Monroe Ave. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 356-2000
  • Region: Downtown

Stout Braised Beef Shoulder
B.O.B.'s Spaceboy Stout braised beef shoulder, hopped mashed potatoes, grilled broccoli, and drunken pearl onions.


Bostwick Lake Inn

  • 8521 Belding Rd. NE
  • Rockford, MI 49341
  • Phone: (616) 874-7290
  • Region: Northeast

Bell's Two Hearted Ale Steak Risotto
Grilled to order four ounce USDA choice coulotte steak, grilled onions, roasted garlic, smoked bacon, broccoli, roasted mushrooms, two hearted ale and blue cheese risotto, parsley, Bell's Two Hearted Ale syrup.


CitySen Lounge at CityFlats Hotel

  • 83 Monroe Center NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 451-1892
  • Region: Downtown

Smitten Mitten Chicken

Country Strong IPA herb-marinated chicken breast, grilled and topped with The Cheese Lady's basil and garlic gouda, pickled red onions, pesto mayo, arugula, and roma tomatoes on a King's Hawaiian bun. Served with choice of fries, salad, or tortilla chips.

Pair with Country Strong IPA from Mitten Brewing Co.


Cork Wine & Grille

  • 5500 Cascade Rd. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Phone: (616) 949-0570
  • Region: Southeast

Course One: Scotch egg on lentils stewed in Kona Brown with fried leeks.

Course Two: Mediterranean lamb stew made with roasted tomatoes, peas, parsnips and carrots on a coriander and saffron risotto.

Course Three: Kona brown cake with a curried toffee sauce.

All courses are paired with Kona Brown.


The Cottage Bar & Restaurant

  • 18 LaGrave Ave. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 454-9088
  • Region: Downtown

Beef Rouladen

Sliced top sirloin, rolled around onion, bacon, and dill pickle, baked and served with mashed potatoes, and covered with a bourbon, Founder's Oatmeal Stout Gravy. Fresh bread on the side.


Donkey Taqueria

  • 655 Wealthy Street SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Region: Southeast

Ancho Sorghum Glazed Pork Spare Ribs
With green chili cheesy hominy grits with right brain fire-starter.

Sonoran Chorizo Verde Dog
Onions and hop mustard, diced tomatoes, avocado puree, crema, bacon and refried beans served with Atwates Angler's Pale Ale.

Cider Float
Vanilla bean gelato served with slightly sweet hard cider from Sietsema's Cider.


Fajita Republic

  • 2183 East Beltline Ave. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 272-3047
  • Region: Northeast

Chorizo Enchiladas and Perrin Black Pint
Two corn tortillas stuffed with chorizo, black beans, and Oaxacan cheeses, rolled, then topped with Red Chile Enchilada Sauce. We crown these beauties with a sunny side up fried egg. Served with your choice of rice and beans.

Happy Hippie Nachos and Founders All Day IPA Pint
Marinated and grilled Portobello mushrooms, wood-roasted peppers and onions, and melty queso over chips with Queso Fresco, Oaxac MORE >>

FireRock Grille

  • 7177 Kalamazoo
  • Caledonia, MI 49316
  • Phone: (616) 656-9898
  • Region: Southeast


Pot Roast Poutin
Seasoned Steak Fries, Shredded Beer Braised Pot Roast, Fresh Cheese Curds, Breakfast Stout Gravy.


Beer Braised Pulled Pork Sandwich
Tender Pulled Pork, Braised Red Cabbage, Horseradish Honey Mustard, Toasted Pretzel Bun.


Flanagan's Irish Pub

  • 139 Pearl St. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 454-7852
  • Region: Downtown


Beer Battered Fried Mushrooms
Whole mushrooms coated in our own beer batter and deep fried to a golden brown.

Chicken Tenderloins
Chicken tenderloins marinated in a red ale and breaded to order in our own recipe and deep-fried to golden perfection. Served with Ranch dressing, Honey Mustard, or Sweet BBQ.

Sandwiches and Entrees MORE >>

Flat River Grill

  • 201 East Main St.
  • Lowell, MI 49331
  • Phone: (616) 897-8523
  • Region: Southeast

Wood-Grilled Hanger Steak
Wood-grilled hanger steak over marinated and grilled baby boy choy and roasted kabocha squash.
Pair with Gonzo Big Dogg Vanilla Porter.


Founders Brewing Company

  • 235 Grandville Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 776-2182
  • Region: Downtown

Beer Cheese Dip
Our popular Beer Cheese Dip features smoked Gouda, cream cheese, chopped fresh garlic, red peppers, spinach, and a blend of Centennial IPA & Pale Ale. Baked Hot and served with seasoned Crostinis and locally-made El Matador tortilla chips.


Gilly's at The B.O.B.

  • 20 Monroe Ave. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 356-2000
  • Region: Downtown

Spaceboy Stout Braised Michigan Pork Belly & Spicy Grilled Gulf Shrimp
Spaceboy Stout braised Michigan pork belly, spicy grilled gulf shrimp, fried local organic egg, charred red onion sage puree, wort maple glazed sweet potatoes, and Spaceboy Stout gravy.
Pair with B.O.B.'s Brewery Peanut Butter Porter


Gippers Restaurant and Bar

  • 2929 Kraft Ave. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • Phone: (616) 551-0841
  • Region: Southeast

Brisket & Brew

Coffee smoked pork brisket, spent grain spatzel with beer butter, grilled radicchio and brussels sprouts.

Dessert: Schmohz bonecrusher stout cheesecake with schmohz amber tease brulee.


GP Sports

  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
  • 187 Monroe Ave. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 776-6495
  • Region: Downtown

Beer Braised BBQ Pork Sliders


2 T Kosher Salt
1 T Black Pepper, coarse grind
2 T chili Powder
1 T garlic powder
2 t ground coriander
2 T ground mustard seed
2 T onion powder
1 T Jack Daniel’s Pork Rub
12 oz Perrin Blac
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 ea 5-7 pound Pork Butt

Grand Rapids Brewing Company

  • 1 Ionia Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 458-7000
  • Region: Downtown

Flank Steak Pinwheels
Beer marinated flank steak stuffed with house made boursin, spinach, roasted tomatoes. Grilled, served over a bed of sauteed grape tomatoes with a side of cool and spicy cucumber relish.
Pair with Grand Rapid's Brewing Co. Fishladder IPA.


Grand Woods Lounge

  • 77 Grandville Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: (616) 451-4300
  • Region: Downtown

Gravity Taphouse Grille

  • 3210 Deposit Drive NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546
  • Phone: (616) 719-4944
  • Region: Northeast

White Bean Beer Chili (Soup of the day)
Made with Perrin Black Beer and topped with Shredded Cheddar Cheese served in a Pretzel Bread Bowl.

Beer Stroganoff
Our tender beef tips with caramelized onions, mushrooms and a hearty Sierra Nevada Stout Demi-Glace with Sour Cream served over Mashed Potatoes.

Vanilla Porter Crème Brulee
Our delicate creme brulee emboldened by Atwater Vanilla Java MORE >>

Graydon's Crossing

  • 1223 Plainfield Ave. NE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49505
  • Phone: (616) 726-8260
  • Region: Northeast


Semi-traditional Biriyani with a house-made beer-curry stewed lamb, layered with basmati rice in a cast-iron crock. Drizzled with saffron oil and topped with house-made samosa dough, then baked.


The Green Well

  • 924 Cherry St. SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 808-3566
  • Region: Southeast

Throughout the duration of the event, The Green Well will feature different dishes each night that highlight Michigan craft beers.


Harmony Brewing Company- Eastown

  • 1551 Lake Drive SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Phone: (616) 233-0063
  • Region: Southeast

Brownson Ale (brown ale) braised, locally sourced beef roast with local rutabagas, onions, kale, and mozzarella cheese on a white sauce base.



  • 25 Ionia Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone: 616-451-4677
  • Region: Downtown

Pineapple Pork Tacos
Pineapple Pork Tacos with a citrus coleslaw topped with avocado ranch

Hopped Gin Fizz
A beer cocktail made with Hendricks Gin, St. Germain Elderflower, Grapefruit Juice, Simple Syrup, and our house IPA, garnished with mint and cucumber.


Kitchen 67

  • 1977 East Beltline
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Phone: (616) 272-3778
  • Region: Northeast

Pick One: Beer-Braised Cuban Sandwich OR Hangover Burger

Beer-Braised Cuban Sandwich
Two-Hearted Ale-braised pulled pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, & New Holland Distillery’s Hopquila tequila-infused mustard, on pressed flatbread. Served with fries & housemade bourbon ketchup. Comes with your choice of any tall (20oz) Michigan beer (excluding Dragon’s Milk)

Hangover Burger
Fresh lo MORE >>

The Landing

  • 270 Ann St. NW
  • Riverfront Hotel Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone: (616) 363-7748
  • Region: Northwest

Perrin Black Glazed Salmon
Perrin Black reduced with honey and brown sugar soy sauce dripped over Atlantic salmon topped with candied pecans, served with sweet potato fries and broccoli.

Hop Knock Burger
Roasted asparagus salad drenched in sauce of Hop Knocker-- 1/2 lb. Angus steak burger topped with asparagus salad, pepper jack cheese, served with beer-battered scoop fries.


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