To Hell and Back: Scorching hot dishes in West Michigan

Written by Josh Veal | Thursday, 01 February 2018 10:11 |

For some of us, getting through a meal without any pain is just too boring. Most spice fanatics opt for Indian or Thai, but if you’re looking to expand your spice horizons, West Michigan has plenty to offer. We’ve rounded up some of the most blazing hot dishes around that don’t sacrifice flavor for suffering.

Dining Review: New Hotel Mertens

Written by Nick Macksood | Thursday, 01 February 2018 09:58 |

There’s a new French restaurant in the heart of Grand Rapids and frankly, it’s about time. Most western cooking dances around — if not completely bows in supplication to — classic French cookery and technique, but it is understandable, however, that a region so laden with Dutch heritage could dodge a brasserie for so long.

New Year, New You: It’s time to eat some salad

Written by Nick Macksood | Thursday, 04 January 2018 10:10 |

Well, it’s a new year. We’ve all white-knuckled our way through the first full year of our 45th President, and perhaps our self-care routines have lapsed a little? I know mine have! So let’s eat right. 

Here’s my experience on a one-day tour of salads from around Grand Rapids, some from rookie establishments and some old favorites.

Sweet vs. Savory: Where to satisfy your need for pie

Written by Kim Kibby | Wednesday, 01 November 2017 09:52 |

For Thanksgiving, you could make your own pies, but to save time (or save face, if your crust game is lacking), leave it to the pros. Whether you're looking for the perfect dessert for a get-together or craving something hot and hearty, we’ve got you covered. 

Table Talk: Ed Collazo, City Built Brewing

Written by Nick Macksood | Thursday, 05 October 2017 10:54 |

This month, Revue sat down with Ed Collazo of City Built Brewing to talk about the recently opened brewery’s clinical approach to beer and a 101 course on Puerto Rican food, including some choice words about taco styles. In short: two corn tortillas are one corn tortilla too much. Food fight?

From East to Westside: A visit to Ando Asian Kitchen & Bar

Written by Nick Macksood | Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:27 |

You remember your first Asian restaurant. No, come on, now — not the one with a hundred blessed dishes to choose from, each with the gooey, gloopy consistency and a Day-Glo sauce to match. The real one.

Revue takes a sneak peek at what Restaurant Week GR 2017 has to offer

Written by Revue Staff | Tuesday, 08 August 2017 12:24 |

Restaurant Week GR is a celebration of outstanding local food. It’s an opportunity to try something new while experiencing the best that Grand Rapids restaurants have to offer. We sent Revue writers to four participating restaurants for a sneak preview of what’s coming to your table. 

Table Talk: Meagan Freriks, One Bourbon

Written by Nick Macksood | Tuesday, 11 July 2017 13:48 |

Mad Men has been off the air for two years now — it’s high time we millennials admit that Don Draper taught us how to drink whiskey. The education shouldn’t stop there, and fortunately for our tastes, Bridge Street is at it again with another establishment dedicated to upping our collective spirits knowledge. This month, Revue sat down with Meagan Freriks of One Bourbon to talk whiskey, fried chicken and daily homemade pie that would make Dale Cooper blush.

Dining Review: Butcher’s Union

Written by Troy Reimink | Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:09 |

Butcher’s Union, occupying the former Monte's space, is the new rage. You may already know this if you use Facebook or Instagram, which lately seem to exist for the sole purpose of enabling Grand Rapids diners to inform their friends they’ve secured seating there. 

Alfresco Appetites: Where to dine (and drink) in the open air

Written by Troy Reimink | Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:37 |

Yes, outdoor dining season is upon us. We kicked off last summer by surveying some notable alfresco eating locations in the area, and we could have filled an entire issue with it. But since print space, like summer, is finite, we’ll simply offer another (admittedly incomplete) pile of suggestions for outdoor dining spots that are new, notable or worth revisiting.

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