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Taking the 10X10 challenge only made sense

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under VOICES

For me, taking the 10X10 Challenge was not a difficult thing for me to do. It actually became both a necessity and an opportunity. Let me explain, starting with the necessity. As I am rocketing towards my twilight years, I have picked up something...

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Food you don't know about: Part 2

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under OPINION

  In the above video, we introduce four hidden gems that you should know about. Chicago Hood Spot (605 Franklin) fills a void for rib tips, and creates a Chicago-style Italian Beef that was so good I have already enjoyed many return visits. La...

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Hello 10x10 Challenge, goodbye Ramen noodles

by (Onawa Gardiner)

Submitted 08-28-2012 under VOICES

Ramen noodles are delicious, quick and filling. At 35 cents a package and a long shelf life, who wouldn’t want to get down on some Ramen? Well this girl is no longer getting down on the Ramen as a part of my pledge to the Local First 10x10...

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My selfish reasons for taking the Eat Local Challenge

by (Onawa Gardiner)

Submitted 08-23-2012 under VOICES

Local First announced is 10x10 Eat Local Challenge last week and I immediately pledged. I’ll admit it was for personal gain primarily since my first thoughts weren’t on creating a better world or helping one’s neighbor. Rather, I...

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Do you sushi?

by (Kathy Bruins)

Submitted 08-22-2012 under OPINION

“Have you tried sushi?” my girlfriend asked at lunch one day. Images of raw cold fish swam through my mind. “No, I haven’t … you?” “I did and I love it. You have to try it.” I am one who loves food...

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In the midst of Restaurant Week, Wealthy Street eatery gives back

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

Right now in Grand Rapids, 60-some local restaurants are wooing customers with jazzed-up menus and ostentatious specials. This week, Brick Road Pizza Co. in the Wealthy Street Business District, is going another route. Co-owner Cindy Talbert decided...

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Grandwich 2012: The final judgement

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 08-18-2012 under OPINION

Friday night, I spent my time in front of the Grand Rapids Art Museum at the Grandwich final judging event. Last year and this year I tried every single Grandwich offering. That means I had tried forty-five or so Grandwiches. This year, I was...

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Learning how to cook healthy, local with Grand Rapids Cooking School

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 08-17-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

For those still intimidated by the idea of shopping for meals at the Farmer’s Market, Molly Clauhs and Chris McKellar of the Grand Rapids Cooking School are offering classes that they've designed in an effort to help people discover just...

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Why I'm taking the Eat Local Challenge

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 08-15-2012 under VOICES

Many people around town and in the blogosphere know me as a local food advocate, especially if they're readers of The Local Cook or Eat Local, West Michigan! But I haven't always been this way. You might think it started when I was...

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Local First kicks off Eat Local Challenge, reporters to share experiences

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-15-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Local First is launching their 10x10 Pledge as part of the Eat Local Challenge for 2012. The pledge officially runs from August 28 to October 30, starting just a few days after Restaurant Week, which is designed to introduce the community to...

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