Dear Grand Rapidians: Have you taken a stroll down Bridge Street lately? Not only are springtime-loving crowds beginning to form outside all of your regular favorites, like New Holland Brewing and Butcher’s Union, but a fresh, new group of local businesses are starting to open up or renovate during this warming season.
My name is Alec. Since 2016, my wife (chef) Lindsay and I have owned and operated GROW Café + Bistro, a contemporary American brunch and lunch spot in downtown Saugatuck.
Greater Grand Rapids has begun to make a name for itself for its dining scene, but before it was ranked as a Best Foodie City or crowned Beer City, there were institutions that paved the way for these esteemed designations.
Unlike bartenders and servers, restaurant cooks tend to do all the work behind the scenes, where their incredible work can go unappreciated by guests.
Times have changed, and there may be less late-night options than ever in West Michigan.
With several dining features, a second-story greenhouse, an expansive collection of groceries and over two dozen vendors specializing in various baked goods, beverages, seafood items and more, the now decade-old Grand Rapids Downtown Market has solidified itself as a popular, must-see attraction for local foodies and sustainable shoppers alike.
Alyson and Mallory Caillaud-Jones, born to a Muskegon father and a French mother, spent their childhood summers in the south of France. The village of Roquebrun was not large, its population never straying much from the mid-hundreds.
“Handmade. Gourmet. Fast.” It’s a rare combination, but Noodlepig in Grand Rapids is making it happen.
After nearly five years of operating their frozen popsicle business, Any Colour You Want, co-founders Korin Hollinshead and Jason Richardson have made the move to Fulton with the recently opened takeout joint, Black Napkin.
In the heart of Kalamazoo, right on the bustling Michigan Avenue, you can escape to the tropics. Even in the dead of winter, it’s always sunny in JungleBird.