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Bartertown works to build community through food with new programs, livable wages

by (breensea)

Submitted 04-12-2016 under NEWS

Changes have been brewing at Bartertown Diner, a staple hotspot for the plant-based food community. On March 2, 2016, new owners Thad Cummings and Crystal Lecoy quietly and officially joined the Bartertown team, with a mission of inclusion and...

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Restaurant Review: The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel's Cygnus 27

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 04-07-2016 under OPINION

Located on the 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Cygnus 27 has incorporated Latin flavors within the last year to their seasonal menu put forth by Chef Tim Moreno. With a modern minimalist decor and extremely dim (and somehow yellowish...

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Feast to Give

by (Babcockt)

Submitted 04-06-2016 under

Feast to Give is an all day event geared toward raising money and awareness for Heartside Gleaning Initiative. “Feast To Give” will be held April 9th alongside Art.Downtown throughout various restaurants and businesses in downtown Grand...

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The Salted Cupcake brings fresh cupcakes to Grand Rapids daily

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NEWS

Korina Thompson was working at Bonefish Grille and making cupcakes for fun in 2011. After bringing in cupcakes made in her own kitchen, and diners continously asking to purchase her cupcakes, Thompson was inspired to start her own cupcake business...

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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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