Last Call: PT1 cocktail from Butcher’s Union

Written by Nick Macksood | Friday, 31 March 2017 09:45 |

Learn how to make our featured cocktail of the month: The PT1 from Butcher's Union in Grand Rapids, and watch an exclusive video tutorial with Butcher’s Union Bar Manager Nick Hindley.

Now Open & Coming Soon: New Restaurant and Brewery Report 2017

Written by Troy Reimink | Thursday, 30 March 2017 15:36 |

There is anxiety in Restaurant Industry Thinkpiece Land about a looming food bubble. This is the concern now trickling outward from the big cities, where some dining scenes have grown so large, so fast that there are neither enough customers nor enough qualified workers to sustain them.

Last Call: The Doom of Valyria from SpeakEZ Lounge

Written by Nick Macksood | Monday, 06 March 2017 11:56 |

Learn how to make our featured cocktail of the month: The Doom of Valyria from SpeakEZ Lounge

Table Talk: Trevor Corlett, Madcap Coffee

Written by Nick Macksood | Monday, 06 March 2017 11:50 |

Madcap’s Trevor Corlett likes to say he got into coffee “for the wrong reasons.” That’s not the whole story, but what he really means is his love for cafés started with the culture, not the drink itself. Revue sat down with Corlett to talk about Madcap’s laser focus and why the company’s coffee is far more than the sum of its parts.

Passing the Torch: Laura Bell takes over as CEO of Bell’s Brewery

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Monday, 06 March 2017 11:42 |

When Laura Bell was 2 months old, her dad founded what would go on to become the largest brewery in Michigan and the seventh largest craft beer maker in the country. 

Revue Taste-Off: The ‘What’s New’ Edition

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 23 February 2017 16:32 |

We define “new” loosely at Revue. Some of these beers have been around before, but they’re new to us, so that’s reason enough to check them out and let you know what we think. (Note: This was not a blind tasting.)

Last Call: The Barrel from Gray Skies Distillery

Written by Nick Macksood | Saturday, 11 February 2017 12:45 |

Learn how to make our featured cocktail of the month: The Barrel from Gray Skies Distillery.

Something New is Brewing: Experience Grand Rapids launches first-ever Beer Month

Written by Kelly Brown and Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 09 February 2017 15:43 |

When you live in a city where beer is king, it feels like every month is “beer month.” But this February, Experience Grand Rapids launches an entire month dedicated to savoring the craft that makes our city great. The month-long celebration runs from Feb. 15 through March 15 and features a handful of events for the novice and beer connoisseur alike.

Liquid Lunch? Breweries embrace niche food to broaden their appeal

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Sunday, 05 February 2017 12:03 |

Whether they like it or not, craft breweries need to pair good food with their beers if they want to attract a diverse clientele. Ask a craft brewery owner these days and they’ll say that while they may lure people in with libations, they often earn repeat customers by pairing the liquid with interesting and well-executed food offerings. 

Revue decided to visit three local neighborhood breweries who are doing just that, to sample their beers and food and see how well that pairing is working. 

Matchbox Diner & Drinks brings fierce competition to Eastown dining scene

Written by Josh Veal | Friday, 03 February 2017 17:44 |

The air of mystery around Matchbox Diner & Drinks finally has been dispelled. Since Brandywine’s Eastown location closed, residents and passersby have wondered what the little spot at 1345 Lake Dr. SE would hold next.

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