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New Grand Rapidian Molly Clauhs rises as notable culinary asset

Submitted 05-14-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

From food trucks to cooking classes to podcasts, Molly Clauhs discusses a few of her endeavors since moving to Grand Rapids just one year ago- and reveals some future foodie delights.


Founders Brewing Company champions the bolder beverage

Submitted 04-27-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Founders co-owner Dave Engbers tells the story of Founders growth-and the struggles to keeping going before they discovered the key to their current success


Grand Rapids restaurants give back during Dining Out for Life fundraiser

Submitted 04-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids joins more than 55 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada in Dining Out For Life® event.


Summer beer arrives at Brewery Vivant

Submitted 04-02-2012 under NEWS

Brewery Vivant introduces summer beer at private party, available to public today.


Tenth annual Tour de Westside to benefit Steepletown Neighborhood Services

Submitted 03-30-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Beers, bikes and Westside bars: bicycle pub crawl to take place on April 28th, 2012.


Glance at the Past - Little Italy

Submitted 03-25-2012 under NONPROFITS

G. B. Russo, who came to Grand Rapids from Sicily, was one of the early residents of the area around South Division and Franklin known as Little Italy, when he opened his Italian grocery store on South Division.


Catch a peek Thursday night of a new book, "Tasting and Touring Michigan's Homegrown Food: A Culinary Road Trip"

Submitted 03-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

Join us Thursday evening as two local women, writer Jaye Beeler and photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick, present a free sneak peek at their new book "Tasting and Touring Michigan's Homegrown Food: A Culinary Road Trip" at the Women's City Club


Catalyst Radio: Year of Interfaith Understanding

Submitted 03-09-2012 under NEWS

Year of Interfaith Understanding is for all faith traditions in the West Michigan


"So far, so good": Welcoming The Cheshire Grill to the neighborhood

Submitted 03-06-2012 under OPINION

The newest addition to our local restaurant scene, The Cheshire Grill offers delicious comfort food, local flavor, and just a dash of whimsy.


Martha’s Vineyard: no ordinary corner shop

Submitted 03-01-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Owner Kameel Chamelly discusses how he turned one residential street corner into a mecca for lovers of fine wine and all things gourmet.