Over the past year, dozens of businesses have come and gone, but on the whole, they’re mostly coming. At least 30 restaurants have opened doors this year, from sandwich shops to whiskey bars with $22 entrees and a brewery with Puerto Rican food. West Michigan’s capacity for great food may reach a ceiling at some point, but we don’t seem to be anywhere near it yet. Here’s our look back on 2017.
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Check out our latest Beer Issue, featuring brewer profiles, Sharkman, brewery guide, trends in beer styles and much more.
Calling all playwrights! Submissions are now open for the Living on the Edge, a 10-minute play festival hosted by Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids.
No one in Desmond Jones is named Desmond Jones. The genre-blending Grand Rapids band just thought it would be cool to have an obscure Beatles reference for a name, and took its rather unusual moniker straight from the song Ob-la-di Ob-la-da!. However, upon Googling the name, the band discovered a real Desmond Jones — a professional mime who teaches in London.
Check out our latest Arts Issue, featuring local artist profiles, Grand Rapids' art collectors' scene (or lack thereof), Creative Youth Center students' tour of Grand Rapids, and season previews for all West Michigan arts organizations.
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