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.

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.

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.

Taste This! McKay's Downtown

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel | Friday, 20 September 2013 12:13 |

If you've recently watched Pulp Fiction, take your friend/date/Tarantinophile to McKay's Downtown for the Grandwich-winning Royale With (Bleu) Cheese for a definitive chuckle and conversation. If you expect an actual burger by normal definitions, you'll be surprised by its brioche bun stuffed, quarter-pound grass-fed ground ham and beef, candied bacon, pickled slaw, bleu cheese ice cream and chocolate balsamic reduction.

Taste This! Terra GR, Hogzilla BBQ

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel | Monday, 26 August 2013 11:22 |

It's hard avoiding words and phrases such as "artisan," "authentic," "dairy-free," "farm-to-table," "gluten-free," "hand-crafted," "healthful," "organic," "scratch-made," "seasonal" or "vegan-friendly" when describing New American cuisine these days.

This has been a great few years as new establishments have sprouted about West Michigan and forged strong followers; others have downright failed miserably, while some have changed hands for the better. Terra GR is of the latter.

Taste This: Restaurant Week GR; Bar Divani; Sietsema's Cider Garden

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:01 |

Mouths have been drooling since the menus for more than 65 area restauranteurs were announced on July 15, presenting West Michigan's finest fare this side of US-127 from Aug. 14-24 for the 4th Annual Restaurant Week.

Taste This: Ju Sushi; Taste of GR; Dee-Lite

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel & Jordan Brasko | Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:27 |

Damn, it's hot. How about some chilled sushi in a posh atmosphere to keep your hunger pangs at bay as you abstain from your next gallon of sweet tea?

Taste This: Everyday People Cafe, CVLT Pizza, festival food

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:03 |

It's hard to make it past the appetizers at Everyday People Cafe in Douglas. The menu kicks off with braised local pork belly in a bed of arugula in apple-quince chutney and jiaozi pot stickers full of shrimp, pork and ginger, steeped in a black vinegar and soy sauce.

Get the Gluten Out!

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:35 |

Little "GF" logos are showing up on local restaurant menus– and they don't mean food for your girlfriend. That's because more and more local restaurants are retooling their menus is to accommodate those with gluten and wheat intolerances, which vary.

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