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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Big O's Cafe

Big O's Cafe on Ottawa

Big O's Cafe on Ottawa /Kolene Allen

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Hours and Prices

Hours: Open weekdays from11 am - 10:30 pm, Saturday Noon-10:30 pm and closed on Sundays.

Price: $ - $$$



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It's easy to miss Big O's if you aren't looking for it. It can be found at the corner of Ottawa and Monroe Center and you have to walk down a ramp to get to the front door. Once inside you'll be seated in a relaxed and casual atmosphere with an open kitchen.

Big O's, in my opinion, has some of the best specialty pizza in town. My favorite is the Dead Head Vegetarian Pizza, but check out the diverse and unique selection on the menu, which starts at $12 a pie.  They also serve up sandwiches, soups, pasta and their specialty every Friday, the Cuban dinner.  

Happy Hour is every week day from 4 to 6 p.m. when you can get $1 off all drinks. They have a good selection of beers on tap, as well as 24-ounce cans of PBR. They also offer wine starting at $4.50 a glass.

The ArtPrize art you'll see

Mary Westenbroek ter Veen lives in Southwest Michigan. She studied art at OxBow and Hope College. Mary will have 10 oil paintings on display at Big O's. Her paintings are colorful with lots of geometric shapes.

Roberto Chenlo is from Argentina but has resided in Grand Rapids since 1968. Three of his scupltures can even be found at Ah-Nab-Awen Park.  His ArtPrize scultpture is a beautiful bronze casting of a cowboy arriving into town.

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