Comfort Food: Soups and Stews

Written by Alexandra Kadlec | Friday, 27 December 2013 11:34 |

Are you ready to warm up your body and fill up your belly at the same time? West Michigan has plenty of establishments that offer soups and stews to die for. Here are a few.

Comfort Food: Waffles and Pancakes

Written by Alexandra Kadlec | Friday, 27 December 2013 11:20 |

Nothing says 'Good morning' like some carb-loaded pastries slathered in butter, syrup and powdered sugar. Whether you're just waking up, or trying to soak up the alcohol after a night at the bar, here are some must-try pancakes.

January Microbrews: Osgood Brewing Co.

Written by Ben Darcie | Friday, 27 December 2013 10:58 |

Osgood owner Ronald Denning had been a homebrewer for years, and, like most homebrewers, gained a passion for opening his own brewery. It wasn't until downtown Grandville started a beautification project in early 2012 that the idea for his brewery took shape.

Taste This!: Grand Rapids Wine, Beer & Food Festival; The Great Macaroni and Cheese Bake-Off

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel | Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:31 |

Known as the largest culinary celebration in the state, the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival offers 1200 assorted wines, in addition to gourmet plates, seminars, distilleries and breweries highlighting their best.

Your Guide to the Biggest Bar Night of the Year

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 21 October 2013 12:45 |

Avoid the awkward 'Where should we go?' banter and pinpoint your perfect bar for the night before Thanksgiving. Whether you want to get wild on the dance floor or nurse a beer in a low-key atmosphere, our list will help you create an ideal night.

November Microbrews: Gravel Bottom Brewery; Vander Mill Cider

Written by Ben Darcie | Monday, 21 October 2013 11:54 |

In our West Michigan brewery scene, we've just about seen it all. And if there's one thing you need when opening a new brewery in this climate, it's a niche; something to help you stand out and separate yourself from the other breweries — and Gravel Bottom (418 Ada Dr., Ada) has done just that.

After-Bar Food

Written by Ae Hee Lee Kim and Shelby Pendowski | Monday, 21 October 2013 10:18 |

A long night out doesn't truly commence until food is involved. The biggest problem, however? Finding a place that's open past midnight. Here is a guide to some locales where you can go to soak up some of that alcohol.

Beta Theta Pints: West Michigan's Fraternity of Brewers

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Friday, 20 September 2013 15:38 |

Competition in business is normal, sometimes healthy and even expected. But when it comes to beer, the craft brewing industry throws competition out completely, with brewers creating a beer fraternity of sorts.

Grand Rapids: Building a Foundation for Better Beer

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 20 September 2013 15:31 |

Beer City USA. That's quite a title. And this year it belongs to Grand Rapids. Again. Last year, the title was shared with Asheville, N.C. In 2013, however, Grand Rapids won it outright and decisively, clobbering the next closest vote-getter and West Michigan neighbor, Kalamazoo.

West Michigan's Lakeshore Ups the Beer Game

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 20 September 2013 15:05 |

When one thinks of microbreweries in West Michigan, it's easy for the mind to quickly jump to the usual players in the usual cities, like Bell's in Kalamazoo and Founders in Grand Rapids. And even as these mainstays continue to be a centerpiece for the area's craft brew excellence, communities along the lakeshore are also contributing in significant ways to our reputation as one of the best damn beer destinations anywhere.

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