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Staying true to your roots at Gaia Cafe

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 04-25-2014 under OPINION

Nestled near the corner of Cherry Street and Diamond Avenue in Grand Rapids' East Hills neighborhood, Gaia Café has been dishing out its vegetarian fare since 1983. In Greek mythology, the goddess Gaia was depicted as the mother of the earth and...

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New barstillery set to open in Midtown

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-28-2014 under NEWS

The newly re-purposed building that once housed the mill operation for Miller Zeilstra Lumber Company is now home to Flat Landers, a new bar with a new twist. Dubbed a "barstillery," Flat Landers plans to open its doors by the end of...

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Grand Rapids-based startup launches app to help feed hungry children

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NEWS

 A local team of innovators has created a mobile web app that is designed to allow its users to donate money to international and local charities simply by dining out at area restaurants. FoodCircles, a small local nonprofit team, has recently...

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HopCat hype proves true on most counts

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 11-20-2013 under OPINION

If you've lived in Grand Rapids for a while, there's a fair chance you've been to HopCat. If you don't live in Grand Rapids, it's probably one of the first places you go to have a brew in Beer City U.S.A. Rated the number one...

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Story Matters: Alex Wells, Taylor Shannon talk about reasons for moving to Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Stoner Taco to provide unique offerings at Local First Street Party

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 05-29-2013 under OPINION

There will be several food vendors at the upcoming Local First Street Party, but the one that caught my eye was Stoner Taco. I can’t remember where I first found out about Stoner Taco. Was it at last year’s Local First Street Party,...

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Brewery Vivant pulls a pint for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids is having something of a beer renaissance: a spate of new breweries in the past several years, a recent designation as Beer City USA and a much-talked-about exploration of the city’s 170-year brewing history at the public...

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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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Get your Grandwich on 2012: Part 5

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-28-2012 under OPINION

Finishing up reviewing all of the sandwiches in the Grandwich competition this year, I review Boars Head Tavern, Brewery Vivant, Sundance Grill and Reserve. This video presents the sandwiches and my assessment of them.    All...

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Get your Grandwich on 2012: Part 4

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-27-2012 under OPINION

The restaurants evaluated in this video are Tavern On The Square, Grand Woods Lounge, San Chez, six.one.six., Z's, City Sen and Bartertown. All Grandwiches are open to public voting until Monday, August 13. According to the Grandwich...

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