The Grand Rapids foodie scene perked up with the announcement of the impending expansion of the Social Kitchen & Bar, a Birmingham, Mich. fixture. The new addition arrives at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave. SW, later this year — hopefully in September.
When San Chez opened its doors 23 years ago the Heartside District was not exactly a thriving hub for grub. “In 1992 the Heartside District was very rundown, there were empty buildings,” said San Chez owner Cindy Schneider. “There were not many people moving around downtown. It’s definitely much better now.”
To the uninitiated, raw fish, rice and seaweed may not seem like the most appetizing building blocks for dinner. But when placed in the hands of an accomplished sushi chef, something magical happens. The ingredients mix into an alchemic blend of gustatory bliss. While there’s certainly no shortage of quality sushi in West Michigan, the following restaurants are must-tries for newcomers and sushi snobs alike.
If you’re looking to prepare a worldly dish without the hassle of leaving West Michigan, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here’s a shortlist of places to score everything from authentic Mediterranean to some legit kielbasa sausage.
By now you’ve heard of all the delicious, albeit common, things to eat around West Michigan. But for the intrepid eaters out there, it’s time to get weird. Revue has compiled a list of the stranger bites around West Michigan.
Sometimes, you want to go all out. And with these boozy concoctions, your version of going all out doesn’t have to go beyond a cocktail glass.
Sweet, heavy on the liquor, pricy enough to make it something special, we’ve got you covered with options spread across West Michigan.
Enjoy, and don’t blame us for the hangover.
West Michigan is known for craft breweries, but we also have a growing craft distillery scene. In the spirit of St. Patrick, we focused on craft whiskeys this month. Get the low-down on where to get your hands on the wares of local distilleries as well as where you can find a drink list with more than 250 whiskeys.
"A place that celebrates the art and craft of producing a high-quality pizza." This is the vision for Whistle Punk Pizza, a new restaurant in downtown Muskegon with a name inspired by the town's lumbering history ("whistle punk" is what the newest member of a logging camp was called.)
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