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It’s our favorite time of year once again.

The beach is heating up, patios are open, festivals are in full swing, and most of all: It’s time to celebrate the winners of Best of the West, our annual survey of Revue readers’ favorite local people and places.

Seeing which businesses are most beloved by West Michiganders is always exciting for a few reasons. It’s interesting to see which local spots are considered institutions by the community, and which smaller places have big enough of a cult following to beat the goliaths. 

Lately, we’ve had to reckon with the losses of some beloved past Best of the West winners, such as Brick Road Pizza and Kingfisher Restaurant & Deli. That said, we also have amazing new businesses to celebrate like Brewery Nyx, Social Misfits, 3 Gatos Brewery and many more.

This year, we had the most participation we’ve EVER seen in seven years of Best of the West. While staffing and supply chain issues are certainly real, it’s clear we still care deeply for local restaurants, bars, salons, boutiques and many more. 

As always, there’s plenty more to read in this issue! We discuss cannabis’ impact on sleep, where to have fun on the river, local cafes that are doing something unique, and a new brewery pouring delicious beer-wine hybrids and wild saisons. 

That’s right, things are looking up. Let’s take this moment to come together and celebrate.

‘Til next time,

Josh Veal, Managing Editor

What's inside this month:

On the Cover: The Best of the West Issue

Also Inside: Cannabis + Sleep, Sharon Van Etten, Art Cafes, and more

News: What's Going On, Arts Calendar

ecember: Last-Minute Gift Guide
November: The Holiday Issue
October: The Beer Issue
September: The Arts Issue
August: The Best of the West Issue
July: The Dining & Drinking Issue
June: Summer to Re-Discover
May: Feel the Love Issue
April: Cannabis Issue
March: The Funny Issue
February: The Sweet Issue
January: 50 Things to Do in 2020


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