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  • Getting fresh with Short’s: Psychedelic Cat Grass goes from brewery to shelf in one day Getting fresh with Short’s: Psychedelic Cat Grass goes from brewery to shelf in one day

    GRAND RAPIDS — Forgive Joe Short and his colleagues from Bellaire-based Short’s Brewing Co. if they look a little tired. They had a busy day on Wednesday. That’s when the Northern Michigan brewery released Psychedelic Cat Grass, its triple dry-hopped IPA, across its entire multi-state distribution footprint. 

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  • Restaurant Week Grand Rapids: 2016 Featured Menus Restaurant Week Grand Rapids: 2016 Featured Menus

    Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is back! With more than 50 participating restaurants throughout the city, this event is a good excuse to try out a new restaurant (or two!). Between August 10-21, you can sample 3-course dinner menus for a special price — all 3-course menus are $28 per person (or 2 dine for $28). Read on to see our roundup of featured menus.

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  • Northern Exposure: Craft brewery wanderings in NW Michigan Northern Exposure: Craft brewery wanderings in NW Michigan

    Since this is Revue’s road trip edition and it is summer in Michigan, we decided to head north on a meandering of our own, in search of what the area’s nascent craft beverage scene has to offer. Here’s what we found.

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  • Weird Al Yankovic brings 'Mandatory World Tour' to Grand Rapids [Interview] Weird Al Yankovic brings 'Mandatory World Tour' to Grand Rapids [Interview]

    Music comedy legend and pop culture icon “Weird Al” Yankovic has titled his latest adventure the “Mandatory World Tour.” It’s a joke, of course, on the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, which he finally found himself free from after 32 years under a major label recording contract. His latest LP, 2014’s Mandatory Fun, was his first to ever debut at Number One on the Billboard Charts, and solidified his status as the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. REVUE had the rare chance to pick Al’s one-of-a-kind brain last month, and found out why he reluctantly embraced social media, why he turns to his teenage daughter for tips on new targets to spoof, and more.

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  • Stacked Lineup: Stack Rapids Mixtape Spotlights GR Talent Stacked Lineup: Stack Rapids Mixtape Spotlights GR Talent

    After 28 years of life in Grand Rapids, hip-hop artist Ajax Stacks, aka Avery Jackson, has developed a fierce pride for the city and its culture.

    That loyalty was the impetus for Stack Rapids, a free 20-song mixtape featuring 30 of the city’s busiest lyricists — from the up-and-comers to established GR names, like AB and Fable the Poet. The freshly released compilation features executive producer Stacks on every track, alongside a diverse cast of distinctive area talents.

    “You’re a product of your environment, and this is my environment,” he said. “Especially with Chicago and Detroit being so close, it’s easy to lose track of who we are, rather than trying to find our own sound. Grand Rapids is an upcoming underdog and I want to represent that.”

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