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Local Restaurants

Upscale taqueria expands love of local community in Heartside's newest addition

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 11-03-2015 under NEWS

Setting up shop on Ionia’s bustling bar district downtown is all about community to Mario Cascante, owner of Tacos el Cuñado in Heartside’s Downtown Market and of Luna, the new upscale “taqueria y cocina” at 64 Ionia Avenue....

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Hall Street Bakery restores tasty options with gluten free kitchen

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 04-07-2014 under OPINION

About a year and a half a year ago I was forced to officially rid gluten from my diet for health reasons. This created bitter feelings toward eating out at restaurants. I couldn’t bear the thought of not eating those rolls they bring out...

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Michigan chain to open first restaurant downtown

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 01-24-2014 under NEWS

The Michigan franchise Menna’s Joint, known for their grilled burrito sandwiches called “Dubs,” plan to open the doors to their sixth location in Grand Rapids on Friday, January 31. Opening their first restaurant in 2003 on...

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Brewery Vivant, Twisted Rooster fundraiser pulls thousands of meals for West Michigan's hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

Last Thursday, Grand Rapids beer lovers packed Twisted Rooster to sample the latest concoctions from a local brewery and raise money for hunger relief. The event raised a total of $1,473.60 for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. The Brewery...

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Brewery Vivant takes over Twisted Rooster to fight hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, Nov. 21, Grand Rapids’ Twisted Rooster will make room on its draft list for half a dozen beers from Brewery Vivant. The event is expected to pique the interest of local beer geeks with this season’s restaurant debut of...

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Local restaurants enjoy demands of ArtPrize

by (moviegeek310)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Smells of pasta fill the air. Paintings of Italy adorn the brick walls. There are people everywhere, sitting at tables covered with white cloth, wine glasses, and food. A bowl of linguini pasta and fresh steaming clams passes by me. I ask the name...

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Trillium Haven owners grow into restaurateurs, support local agriculture and economy

by (lizstudt)

Submitted 07-26-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Trillium Haven, a new restaurant in Eastown, has now been open for almost a month, and owners Michael VanderBrug and Anja Mast are still adjusting to the differences between restaurant ownership and their previous project, a community supported...

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New Eastown eatery will serve up all local, all the time

by (Onawa Gardiner)

Submitted 06-29-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Straight-from-the-farm organic fare will dominate the menu at Trillium Haven, a new restaurant that opens next week in Grand Rapids' Eastown neighborhood. “We know that there are many people in Grand Rapids interested in organics,...

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Trillium Haven Farm unveils plans for restaurant in Eastown

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 02-09-2012 under NEWS

Husband and wife team Michael VanderBrug and Anja Mast are well known in Grand Rapids: they have had a booth at the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market for the past eleven years while operating a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program with...

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Local venues offer variety of romantic Valentine's Day options

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 02-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The origins of Valentine's Day are unclear, but perhaps the most valiant tale is the one from third century Rome attesting that after Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers, he decided to outlaw marriage. A priest named...

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