Drink of the Week: Why Daniel Parker puts cocktails on his calendar

Written by Missy Black | Friday, 27 April 2018 14:35 |

Daniel Parker is the agency director for model and talent company The Matthew Agency, so it’s safe to say he knows style and great taste. In fact, we’ve profiled him for that very same taste in our Style Issue before, but this time, it’s in a glass. We talked with Parker about his Wednesday Cocktails, a weekly recipe he shares online.

Drinks made with just-picked herbs, fruit and vegetables as flavorings and garnishes are the toast of the summer party season, whether you pair them with alcohol or not. As cocktail gardeners have grown more adventurous, the happy-hour repertoire has expanded well beyond just a sprig of mint in a julep or mojito. Modern cocktails are garnished with everything from petals to marigolds and simple syrups are crafted from carrots, beets and jalapenos.

Michigan Winery Directory: A Short List of Mitten State Wine Destinations

Written by Revue Staff | Friday, 27 April 2018 13:59 |

The coastal regions of Michigan are dotted with wineries like stars in a constellation. Whereas breweries are drawn to the gravity of cities and towns, wineries revel in isolation, the view stretching out over hills and vineyards. That being said, it can be tough to find your way to the best grapes, so we’re here to help. Here’s our guide.

Revue Recipe: Wine Slushies

Written by Dominique Tomlin | Friday, 27 April 2018 13:53 |

Hudsonville Winery has been producing and perfecting its vast array of fruit wines for the past decade, but only recently discovered a new, brilliant way to stand out: wine slushies.

Hidden Gems of the Vineyard: Michigan’s underrated, overlooked wines

Written by Elma Talundzic | Friday, 27 April 2018 13:35 |

When it comes time to decide on a wine to take home, it’s easy to play it safe and grab a bottle that’s never let you down. The obvious downside is that this doesn’t give much opportunity to add a little variety to your wine rack — or your palate, for that matter.

Happy Days: A Shortlist of West Michigan’s Must-Visit Happy Hours

Written by REVUE Marketing Staff | Wednesday, 04 April 2018 16:23 |

The English language is chockfull of misleading terms. For instance, hitting your funny bone isn’t remotely funny. But we can think of one straightforward term that will never lead you astray — Happy Hour. Honestly, who wouldn’t be happy about partaking in affordable, quality libations?

Beer City USA: How Grand Rapids embraced its title to become a destination for craft beer

Written by REVUE Marketing Staff | Wednesday, 04 April 2018 15:35 |

When Grand Rapids tied Asheville, North Carolina in a 2012 online poll to determine the best beer city in the country, lots of local beer enthusiasts cheered. A few raised an eyebrow.

Last Call: Blushing Gimlet from Social Kitchen and Bar

Written by Nick Macksood | Thursday, 29 March 2018 15:43 |

“A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s Lime Juice, and nothing else,” so says Terry Lennox — that old dog — of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye. That may be the world’s most famous gimlet recipe, but there are other twists and turns to what’s certainly the most idiot-proof of cocktails.

Beer of the Minute Continues its Run

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 29 March 2018 15:20 |

We get it: Beer drinkers like hazy IPAs. 
Craft beer fanatics don’t have to be from New England to enjoy the IPA style first popularized by breweries in that region. We have plenty of breweries in West Michigan and across the state that will sell you a 16-ounce can of OJ-inspired IPA.

Cold, Hard Facts: How local ice cream is helping to save the world

Written by Missy Black | Thursday, 29 March 2018 14:20 |

Cone Appétit is craft ice cream that feeds the soul and fights human trafficking. We sat down with its creator, Tara VanWagoner, to talk flavors, local ingredients and serving people with every scoop.

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