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This is a guest post by Tory O'Hare, Founder of the Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild. With the Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild’s mission reflecting the group’s passion and desire for strengthening West Michigan’s cocktail culture, and ExperienceGR’s consistent creative efforts to boost Grand Rapids’ community engagement, a cocktail festival seems like the perfect collaboration. The Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild is excited to join Experience Grand Rapids and the Michigan Distiller’s Guild to invite you to the first-ever Grand Rapids Cocktail Week! We’re kicking off an 11-day long celebration focuses on the burgeoning cocktail movement and helping the public explore and educate themselves to enjoy a higher standard of drinking culture, plus encourages local bars and restaurants to step up the caliber of their spirits programs and learn more about Michigan and craft distilleries.... Read More ›
November 11-22 is gearing up to be quite an exciting transition into the 2015 Holiday Season!  The GR Cocktail Guild is excited to bring the 1st Annual Cocktail Week GR to town. Photo Courtesy of Experience GR The cocktail culture has been growing in Grand Rapids for years now: local bars, bartenders, new distilleries, and passionate sippers have made cocktails just as relevant and just as hand-crafted as craft beer.  The Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild was founded in March of 2015 by chef and cocktail lover Torrence O'Haire and is making waves in the hand-crafted culture of West Michigan, and this year, for eleven days you can enjoy events around town designed to showcase the talents and local ingredients of bartenders all over the city. ... Read More ›
Did somebody say "olive burger?" ExperienceGR did a few weeks back, when we asked readers for their favorite Grand Rapids location to grab one. With so many great restaurants in West Michigan, it was tough to narrow them down. However, the restaurants featured here kept rising to the top. The Filling Station Olive Burger “The olive burger has been a long time West Michigan favorite and is a perfect fit for our menu which is inspired by many Grand Rapids classics,” said Andrew Christopoulos of The Filling Station. “People love olive burgers because of the way the bold flavors combine to create that unique taste you don't get with other burgers.”... Read More ›