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5 reasons Grand Coney among Grand Rapids' best bargain dining delights

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 03-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

One of Grand Rapid’s only 24-hour local restaurants, Grand Coney, is irresistible. For those unfamiliar with this local gem, Grand Coney has an American diner feel with Detroit-style coney hot dog dishes and other classic comfort foods. You...

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Madcap Coffee to introduce Belgian waffles at Midtown location

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under NEWS

Madcap Coffee is hard at work creating a second location in Midtown right between Diamond and Fuller at 1041 Fulton St E for a spring opening. The company says they will continue to provide a unique and engaging experience for coffee...

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Land, labor, capital: Looking at root causes of our diseased food system

by (Lance Kraai)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under OPINION

I’m convinced that the ideology of capitalism is the ultimate root cause of the dysfunction of our diseased food system. Addressing food system work without this acknowledgement will only lead to shallow short term solutions. Capitalism has...

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Stella's Lounge gets creative with cocktails at monthly Sovereign Cocktail Club

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NEWS

Stella's Lounge's monthly event, called the "Sovereign Cocktail Club," is becoming a regular highlight in their backroom, creating an evening centered around trying experimental twists to classic cocktails developed...

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

When you come through the front door at Feeding America West Michigan, she’s the first person you see. Her name is Maggie Marcinkus, she’s 24 years old and she’s in charge of the 3,000-plus volunteers who will sort, ship, pick and...

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Brewery Vivant recognized for focus on locally-sourced French, Belgian-inspired food

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 01-29-2016 under NEWS

Brewery Vivant was recently “surprised” to find out through a Facebook post from Grand Rapids Magazine that the brewery had won the magazine's first ever “Best Brewery (Cuisine) Dining award.” The funeral chapel-turned-...

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Food Bank announces third-consecutive record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan just finished up its third record year in a row, distributing 27.6 million pounds of food in 2015, the equivalent of 22 million meals. That’s an increase of 1.1 million pounds over 2014. “I’m...

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New butcher shop brings locally sourced meats to Wealthy Street Business District

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-12-2016 under NEWS

Louise Earl is a new butcher shop in the Wealthy Street Business District, just down the street from Wealthy Theatre. Co-owners and husband and wife, Matt Smith and Cynthia Esch just opened the shop on January 5. Smith researched and sourced all the...

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Overwhelmed by medical bills, family finds help at food pantry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nate and Roxann McNinch have been together for eight years. They have three beautiful children, a nice house and a steady income. But when unexpected medical bills came their way, they struggled to cope. It got to the point where they worried about...

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Cultured Love first business to "graduate" from Downtown Market Incubator Kitchen

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 11-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

When Jodie and Paul Krumpe’s daughter was first diagnosed with Lyme Disease, they started her on antibiotics, per the doctor’s recommendation. But after finding no positive results with the medicine, they decided it was time to take...

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