Jules Winnfield, Samuel Jackson’s gun-toting character in Pulp Fiction, once famously said, “Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast.” And while that was a scripted, flippant remark, a true burger addict would never turn down a mouthwatering patty at any time of day. 

Luckily for you, Revue’s staff is stocked with extreme Hamburglars. Here’s some staff picks, detailing not only their favorite burger joints, but particular must-haves on their menus. 

Maybe soon, West Michigan will finally get a Big Kahuna Burger… I hear they've got some tasty burgers. In the meantime, here are a few existing spots on Revue’s radar. —Rich Tupica

Committing Carbicide: Stellar West Michigan Desserts

Written by Troy Reimink | Monday, 02 May 2016 14:03 |

Of the pleasures that are acceptably indulged in public, few are more guilt-inducing than digging into a decadent dessert. Gluttony, after all, is the most measurably deadly of the seven so-called deadly sins.

But don’t you deserve to treat yourself? Who knows, maybe you don’t. Luckily, you don’t need our permission. What we can offer is guidance. Below is a list of top-shelf West Michigan spots that will fill the dessert-shaped hole in your life.

Dining Review: BarFly’s new Venture, Waldron Public House

Written by Troy Reimink | Thursday, 17 March 2016 20:32 |

In February, BarFly Ventures closed the 10-year-old McFadden's restaurant, pub and dance club to redesign the space and replace the concept with a British-style pub, The Waldron Public House. With a completely revamped menu, The Waldron claims to serve the best fish and chips in Grand Rapids — a bold statement, but does it live up to the promise? Here is our dining writer's assessment.

Table Talk: Katy Waltz of Brewery Vivant

Written by Nick Macksood | Friday, 04 March 2016 09:38 |

Too often I’m guilty of turning down dessert at the end of a meal.

That was not the case this month, because I sat down with Katy Waltz, the talented head pastry chef at Brewery Vivant. Waltz, 31, of Grand Rapids, talked desserts and beers. Here’s what she had to say.

Red hot: Where to find good chili in West Michigan

Written by Troy Reimink | Tuesday, 01 March 2016 13:30 |

Every self-respecting person has a go-to chili recipe, forged and perfected in the foul depths of innumerable Michigan winters. If not, then at the very least, everyone should have a set of finely calibrated preferences for chili that is served to them.

Like, how much kick? What kind of meat, if any? How chunky/liquidy? Sweeten or don’t? What kind of beans? 
How much garlic?

In any case, chili is personal and these equations are not to be messed with.

Cheap Eats: Three Dining Deals to Devour

Written by Nick Macksood | Monday, 01 February 2016 10:08 |

When I reveal that I’m a food writer, inevitably, I hear the same things. “That would be fun.” Yes, it is. “How do you find a good restaurant?” Well, the answer is simple. Choose a restaurant (really, any one will do), sit down and order food, then determine whether or not you’d come back. I promise, there are no secrets here.

An All-Day Guide to Eating Vegetarian in Grand Rapids

Written by Marjorie Steele | Monday, 01 February 2016 10:03 |

For beginners in the West Michigan veggie game, finding tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes can be problematic. Where should you start?

Here are just a few local spots offering more than a house salad. Revue has you covered on breakfast, lunch and dinner, too.

Salt of the Earth Serves Up Local, Tasty Dishes

Written by Nick Madsood | Tuesday, 29 December 2015 13:02 |

While the term “meat and potatoes” doesn’t exactly elicit expectations of a culinary adventure, Fennville’s Salt of the Earth does its part to prove otherwise. If you aren’t familiar with Salt of the Earth, it is a Midwestern, ingredient-focused establishment that sources all of its food within about a 50-mile radius of its doors.

In the Kitchen with Chef Gilles

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:27 |

GRCC’s world-renowned pastry chef Gilles Renusson talks about keeping up with cooking fads, social media, the Food Network and gluten-free diets

A Guide to Local Health Food Stores

Written by Josh Spanninga | Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:06 |

A healthy lifestyle calls for a healthy diet. Easier said than done, am I right? Big chain stores may stock a plethora of products, but many of them are processed, treated with chemicals or dosed with pesticides. Yummy! Thankfully West Michigan has plenty of local health-food store options to choose from. Here are just a few.

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