Red hot: Where to find good chili in West Michigan

Written by Troy Reimink | Tuesday, 01 March 2016 13:30 |

Every self-respecting person has a go-to chili recipe, forged and perfected in the foul depths of innumerable Michigan winters. If not, then at the very least, everyone should have a set of finely calibrated preferences for chili that is served to them.

Like, how much kick? What kind of meat, if any? How chunky/liquidy? Sweeten or don’t? What kind of beans? 
How much garlic?

In any case, chili is personal and these equations are not to be messed with.

Cheap Eats: Three Dining Deals to Devour

Written by Nick Macksood | Monday, 01 February 2016 10:08 |

When I reveal that I’m a food writer, inevitably, I hear the same things. “That would be fun.” Yes, it is. “How do you find a good restaurant?” Well, the answer is simple. Choose a restaurant (really, any one will do), sit down and order food, then determine whether or not you’d come back. I promise, there are no secrets here.

An All-Day Guide to Eating Vegetarian in Grand Rapids

Written by Marjorie Steele | Monday, 01 February 2016 10:03 |

For beginners in the West Michigan veggie game, finding tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes can be problematic. Where should you start?

Here are just a few local spots offering more than a house salad. Revue has you covered on breakfast, lunch and dinner, too.

Salt of the Earth Serves Up Local, Tasty Dishes

Written by Nick Madsood | Tuesday, 29 December 2015 13:02 |

While the term “meat and potatoes” doesn’t exactly elicit expectations of a culinary adventure, Fennville’s Salt of the Earth does its part to prove otherwise. If you aren’t familiar with Salt of the Earth, it is a Midwestern, ingredient-focused establishment that sources all of its food within about a 50-mile radius of its doors.

In the Kitchen with Chef Gilles

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:27 |

GRCC’s world-renowned pastry chef Gilles Renusson talks about keeping up with cooking fads, social media, the Food Network and gluten-free diets

A Guide to Local Health Food Stores

Written by Josh Spanninga | Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:06 |

A healthy lifestyle calls for a healthy diet. Easier said than done, am I right? Big chain stores may stock a plethora of products, but many of them are processed, treated with chemicals or dosed with pesticides. Yummy! Thankfully West Michigan has plenty of local health-food store options to choose from. Here are just a few.

Meet the Chefs: Tastemakers from San Chez, Winchester and Electric Cheetah

Written by Nicolette Chambery | Friday, 11 December 2015 14:19 |

You may know your resident servers and bartenders, but do you know who’s masterminding your favorite dishes? Revue chatted with a few local chefs about how they got started in the kitchen and what’s new on each of their menus.

Where to Find Premium, Hand-Crafted Coffee in Grand Rapids

Written by Kristen Guilbert | Sunday, 06 December 2015 20:37 |

When entering a coffee shop, one is welcomed by the warm and comforting aroma of richly roasted beans and fresh, brewed coffee. The cozy and aromatic atmosphere entices the senses and the first sip of an artfully crafted beverage brings the utmost satisfaction. 

Food Review: Reserve Hosts ‘Meat & Greet’

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 08:39 |

In anticipation of the 8th annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival, Reserve Wine & Food held a special “Meat & Greet” event on Nov. 13 to provide a little window into the type of palate-pleasing food this featured restaurant will offer festival goers.

Cygnus 27’s New Latin Menu Is a Slam Dunk

Written by Marjorie Steele | Sunday, 01 November 2015 11:41 |

Cygnus 27 is changing its tune with the addition of its new chef Tim Moreno. The restaurant is taking on a new flavor as it changes guards with new manager Manny Rivera and his Latin-influenced freshman chef. Formerly featuring heavily Asian-infused cuisine, Cygnus 27’s new menu has turned its attention to south of the border thanks to the Mexican heritage of Chef Moreno

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