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Local food panel discussion to follow vegan dinner

by Lydia Zilinsky (lydiajoy)

Submitted 10-20-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

UPDATE: The panel discussion after the dinner service has been cancelled. We received this from Ryan Cappelletti, owner of Bartertown and CVLT, this morning: "The dinner info is all the same: 5-10 p.m. one time menu featuring all fermented...

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Bartertown Diner gets makeover, expands with live food bar

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 12-23-2014 under NEWS

Bartertown Diner has gotten a new makeover that adds transparency to the popular vegan restaurant at 6 Jefferson Avenue SE in Downtown Grand Rapids. The refurnishing came when the building's owner Rockford Construction opted to rebuild the...

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Vendor Spotlight: George Wietor

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

At The Market on First Fridays in June, I could have stayed at the Issue Press booth for hours flipping through the multitude of handprinted artist books. The cover graphics were clean and minimalist and the collection of artists were carefully...

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Black Eagle Trading Post sets up shop on corner of Fulton and Jefferson

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under NEWS

Jefferson Avenue is now home to local screen printing operation Black Eagle Press. Black Eagle Trading Post is the umbrella company that the press operates under. The 1,000 square footage contains an eclectic but cohesive mix of antique Americana...

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Join the conversation on urban food innovation

by Holly Bechiri (Holly)

Submitted 08-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This Thursday at 7 p.m., the Grand Rapids Public Library's GR Reads program welcomes local food advocate, urban farmer, herbalist and author Lisa Rose Starner to share stories of local people creating community change in our food culture. "...

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Bike polo tournament comes to NE side

by Mariah Kennedy (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Bike Polo will hold a tournament at Belknap Park June 15-16. The tournament is an open event for community members. The tournament will host all teams qualified in the Northside Region, pulling in folks from surrounding cities,...

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Late night vegan joint tests the waters in Eastown

by Raheeq Al-Zaidan (Raheeq Al-Zaidan)

Submitted 04-26-2013 under NEWS

Late-night lurkers will have one less reason to feel guilty the morning after. A group of dedicated, beer-loving foodies are opening a vegan joint and holding a trial run this Saturday from 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. in Eastown. This is the Year...

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Bartertown builds success on vegan offerings, local food, cooperative management

by Laurel Green (laurelgreen)

Submitted 03-18-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Since Bartertown Diner opened in July 2011, the restaurant has become a widely appreciated staple for much of Grand Rapids’ vegan and vegetarian community. Though Grand Rapids has slowly been gaining more and more restaurants that provide...

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Catalyst Radio: The Bloom Collective to put down roots in new downtown space

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-01-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The Bloom Collective is our feature in this episode of Catalyst Radio. The Collective focuses on providing information and education to inspire radical...

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Food trucks I'd love to see in Grand Rapids

by Wendy Hammond (wendypchef)

Submitted 05-30-2012 under OPINION

While waiting for the food truck debate to go before the Grand Rapids City Commission on June 12, I have spent some time dreaming about possible new food trucks. My husband and I love going out to eat at sit down restaurants; we really do...

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