Forever Fresh: The Sovengard’s Rick Muschiana and Patrick Conrade discuss their ever-changing menu

Written by Nick Macksood, photos by Seth Thompson & Jeff Hage | Friday, 30 December 2016 10:45 |

One of Grand Rapids’ latest restaurants, The Sovengard, is taking a cue from the New Nordic movement — with a Scandinavian-influenced, local, “hyper-seasonal” menu despite cold climates for farming much of the year. Revue sat down with Chef Patrick Conrade and founder Rick Muschiana to see how the experiment is faring.

With ArtPrize, a growing creative class, plenty of jobs and still-affordable space where artists can create, Grand Rapids would seem to be on the verge of an artistic renaissance. So why are the city’s artists so worried about their future? 

Revue’s ‘Best of the West’ 2016 Winners: Shopping

Written by Revue Readers | Saturday, 30 July 2016 09:51 |

Here are the winners in the Best of the West Shopping categories, as well as Revue Style Writer Missy Black's picks.

Revue’s ‘Best of the West’ 2016 Winners: People & Services

Written by Josh Veal | Saturday, 30 July 2016 09:41 |

Here are the results in People & Services categories of the inaugural Best of the West Awards, as well as a few staff picks.

See the full list of Best of the West Nightlife & Activities readers picks, plus Revue's Associate Editor Josh Veal discusses the results.

Revue’s ‘Best of the West’ 2016 Winners: Arts & Music

Written by Revue Readers | Friday, 29 July 2016 19:35 |

Here are the results in Arts & Music categories of the inaugural Best of the West Awards, as well as a few staff picks.

Revue’s ‘Best of the West’ 2016 Winners: Drinking

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Friday, 29 July 2016 18:02 |

Revue beer czar Joe Boomgaard analyzes our Best of the West drinking winners, and provides his own editor's picks.

Revue’s ‘Best of the West’ 2016 Winners: Dining

Written by Troy Reimink | Friday, 29 July 2016 16:36 |

Revue dining writer Troy Reimink provides his own hot takes of our Best of the West dining and drinking winners. Plus: the full winners list from readers and staff picks!

The votes are in. Revue’s inaugural Best of the West poll came to a close on June 25, meaning we’ve had a month to tally the ballots and analyze the results. 

We asked anyone and everyone passionate about West Michigan to vote for their favorite local establishments and/or people in 127 categories, from New Restaurant and Best Bartender to Farmers’ Market and Best Record Store. Find out who won!

Michigan Road Trips: Roads worth traveling

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Friday, 29 July 2016 10:40 |

Any road trip that’s worth a damn must include roads that are fun to drive. 

And if we’re being honest, we need to drop this bombshell: Despite being the state that put America on wheels, Michigan has precious few engaging roads for the discerning driver. Here are three worthy and engaging “drivers’ roads” around Michigan that will get your heart racing, whether you’re piloting a capable sportscar or just a mundane family truckster.

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