• Revue’s ‘Best of the West’ 2017 Readers Poll Winners Unveiled!

    Revue’s ‘Best of the West’ 2017 Readers Poll Winners Unveiled!

    The results are in for Revue’s 2107 Best of the West readers poll. We asked anyone and everyone passionate about West Michigan to vote for their favorite local establishments and/or people in 128 categories, from Best New Restaurant and Best Hair Stylist to Best Bloody Mary and Best Record Store. Find out who won! Read More
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  • Weekend Getaways: The Up North Drinking Edition Weekend Getaways: The Up North Drinking Edition

    Not that long ago, going up north for the weekend meant stepping back in time by leaving cellphone coverage and craft beverages behind for a few days.

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  • Revue takes a sneak peek at what Restaurant Week GR 2017 has to offer Revue takes a sneak peek at what Restaurant Week GR 2017 has to offer

    Restaurant Week GR is a celebration of outstanding local food. It’s an opportunity to try something new while experiencing the best that Grand Rapids restaurants have to offer. We sent Revue writers to four participating restaurants for a sneak preview of what’s coming to your table. 

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  • Your Cup of Tea Your Cup of Tea

    It’s no secret that coffee tends to hog the caffeinated spotlight from time to time. But we’re here for you, tea lovers. We’d like to widen that spotlight and shift our attention over to a hot (or iced) cup of tea. Here’s a small guide to just a few local specialty tea shops to help you get started on your next leafy quest.

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  • Table Talk: Meagan Freriks, One Bourbon Table Talk: Meagan Freriks, One Bourbon

    Mad Men has been off the air for two years now — it’s high time we millennials admit that Don Draper taught us how to drink whiskey. The education shouldn’t stop there, and fortunately for our tastes, Bridge Street is at it again with another establishment dedicated to upping our collective spirits knowledge. This month, Revue sat down with Meagan Freriks of One Bourbon to talk whiskey, fried chicken and daily homemade pie that would make Dale Cooper blush.

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Music

  • Come a Little Closer: A Q&A with Tegan and Sara Come a Little Closer: A Q&A with Tegan and Sara

    In anticipation of a return to Frederik Meijer Gardens on Aug. 17, Revue had the pleasure of asking a few questions of Tegan Quin (one half of Canadian indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara). The twin sisters are currently touring in support of their 2016 LP Love You To Death, and are gearing up for a fall tour, revisiting their seminal 2007 LP The Con.

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  • There and Back Again: Afterglow returns for a show at Park Theater There and Back Again: Afterglow returns for a show at Park Theater

    One heavily packed Kia Soul, two best friends and a destination across the country began the journey that helped cultivate a career for Afterglow. Featuring lead singer and guitarist Adrian Mitchell, and backup vocalist and keyboardist Jackson Simmons, the Michigan-made alternative rock band left the Mitten for the promises and potential of the L.A. music industry in 2016. And now, almost a year later, the band is returning for its first Michigan show since.

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  • Songs We Like, July 2017 Songs We Like, July 2017

    This playlist and list of upcoming shows is a sonic collaboration between Revue and WYCE. Each of the bands featured will be performing in West Michigan in July.

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  • Garden Party: The Zannies step out of the dive bars and into the sun Garden Party: The Zannies step out of the dive bars and into the sun

    When the members of Grand Rapids’ The Zannies found out they would get to play as part of this summer’s Tuesday Evening Music Club at Frederik Meijer Gardens, the show came as a complete surprise.

    “We’re more used to playing venues like Mulligan’s,” vocalist/bassist Ben Steer said, of course referring to the legendary Eastown pub known for its hard-hitting drinks and even harder-hitting music. 

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