Best of The West: Dining Winners

Written by by Josh Veal | Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:03 |

In a growing region like West Michigan, the food scene will always be in flux. 

Gears + Beers: A West Michigan brewery bike trail

Written by Jack Raymond | Monday, 24 June 2019 16:09 |

Women’s suffrage superstar Susan B. Anthony famously called the bicycle a “freedom machine,” an “emancipator,” and “the all powerful whirligig of the future.” 

OK, maybe not that last part, but don’t discredit the bike’s magic — it takes us to and fro with nothing but a pair of legs and the will to zoom. It so happens that we’re blessed with a string of breweries to zoom between along Grand Rapids’ White Pine Trail. Revue plotted some coordinates and dropped in on breweries that share a passion for good beer and a good ride. 

Piece of Cake: Cakabakery opens a third location in downtown Holland

Written by Michaela Stock | Monday, 24 June 2019 16:07 |

If you haven’t visited downtown Holland in a while, you’ll want to stop by on the way to your next beach adventure. The quaint small town is still as delicate as you remember it, but with a new edge. Developments have lengthened 8th Street past River Avenue — all the way down to the recently renovated Civic Center — and its additions include multiple restaurants, a movie theater and The Cakabakery, a custom order and retail bake shop.

High and Dry: Revue’s Brut IPA taste-off

Written by Jack Raymond | Friday, 24 May 2019 10:44 |

Like a mouse trying to out-squeak a hamster with a megaphone, the Brut IPA has had trouble fully making a name for itself under the New England IPA’s tutelage. This comes as no surprise.

If you’re going to open a new restaurant in West Michigan, you better stand out. The Friesian Gastro Pub understood that from the start

Weird Cousin: Broad Leaf Local Beer is Brewery Vivant’s new relative

Written by Elma Talundzic | Thursday, 25 April 2019 14:09 |

From the passionate beer connoisseur to the occasional glass of beer drinker, chances are they’ve all made their way through Brewery Vivant’s doors at some point. The historic funeral home chapel turned microbrewery is well known for its farmhouse style ales and European-inspired eats.

Takeout Time: Call ahead, pick it up, eat it on the couch

Written by Josh Veal | Thursday, 25 April 2019 14:04 |

It’s been a long day and you’re completely spent. Cooking is out of the question, much less grocery shopping for the ingredients. Even going to a sit-down restaurant feels like too much work. That’s when takeout descends from the heavens, here to save the day every time.

Kale Yeah! : West Michigan farmers offer fresh finds

Written by Special Advertising Section | Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:59 |

Farmers markets offer so much more than just fresh-picked produce and homemade goods. They offer market-goers the opportunity to meet the hardworking residents responsible for growing their food and producing their goods. They inspire the community by connecting those within it through locally harvested food. 

Best of All Worlds: Craft wine, beer, cider and spirits all in one place

Written by Kelly Brown | Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:56 |

It’s a sunny spring Saturday and your crew is unnecessarily stressed — scouring Yelp, texting friends, looking for a place to day drink that satisfies everyone’s tastes. The abundance of quality watering holes in West Michigan all begin to blur together. 

Whether you’re out at dinner or at a bar with friends, you know you have that favorite, classic cocktail. Maybe on the weekends you try your hand at it, with poor ingredients and little direction, and it never tastes quite the same. 

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