Sugar Fix: A Guide to West Michigan’s Sweetest Hot Spots

Written by Kim Kibby | Friday, 05 June 2015 14:44 |

We scoured West Michigan in search of sweet treats. Here's where to go for donuts, pastries, cupcakes, tarts and more to satisfy your sweet tooth. Make sure to drool-proof your keyboards before reading.

White Flame, Pike 51 breweries put Hudsonville on the map

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Tuesday, 02 June 2015 16:57 |

Once the beer began flowing in Hudsonville, people started to take notice. While it had the dubious distinction of being Michigan’s last dry city, a title it held until 2007, the Ottawa County town now boasts two growing microbreweries that come highly regarded by the region’s craft beer cognoscenti.

New brewery alert: Newaygo Brewing Co.

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:08 |

Good beer comes to those who wait. The Looman family had been plotting for years to find a way to bring their homebrew concoctions to a wider audience, and they got serious in 2014. Nick and Krista Looman quit their jobs and relocated to Newaygo County to start Newaygo Brewing Company.

The Grand Rapids foodie scene perked up with the announcement of the impending expansion of the Social Kitchen & Bar, a Birmingham, Mich. fixture. The new addition arrives at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave. SW, later this year — hopefully in September.

San Chez shifts café across the hall

Written by Rich Tupica | Wednesday, 06 May 2015 13:19 |

When San Chez opened its doors 23 years ago the Heartside District was not exactly a thriving hub for grub. “In 1992 the Heartside District was very rundown, there were empty buildings,” said San Chez owner Cindy Schneider. “There were not many people moving around downtown. It’s definitely much better now.”

Top Sushi Spots in Grand Rapids

Written by Josh Spanninga | Wednesday, 06 May 2015 13:15 |

To the uninitiated, raw fish, rice and seaweed may not seem like the most appetizing building blocks for dinner. But when placed in the hands of an accomplished sushi chef, something magical happens. The ingredients mix into an alchemic blend of gustatory bliss. While there’s certainly no shortage of quality sushi in West Michigan, the following restaurants are must-tries for newcomers and sushi snobs alike.

A Guide to West Michigan’s Ethnic Food Markets

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Wednesday, 06 May 2015 13:12 |

If you’re looking to prepare a worldly dish without the hassle of leaving West Michigan, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here’s a shortlist of places to score everything from authentic Mediterranean to some legit kielbasa sausage. 

Weird, Weird West: Strange plates in our area

Written by Nolan Krebs | Wednesday, 06 May 2015 13:01 |

By now you’ve heard of all the delicious, albeit common, things to eat around West Michigan. But for the intrepid eaters out there, it’s time to get weird. Revue has compiled a list of the stranger bites around West Michigan.

LAST CALL: The Ghost Puncher, The Meanwhile Bar, East Hills

Written by Rei Robinson | Tuesday, 05 May 2015 14:17 |

Ho, dear reader! Huddle close to this page terminus while I sit at The Meanwhile Bar, suckling at a treat of my own concoction: The Ghost Puncher. The origin of this drink drives from a reference of irreverence against the famous non-alcoholic infusion, The Arnold Palmer.

Decadent Drinks

Written by By Alexandra Kadlec | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:34 |

Sometimes, you want to go all out. And with these boozy concoctions, your version of going all out doesn’t have to go beyond a cocktail glass.

Sweet, heavy on the liquor, pricy enough to make it something special, we’ve got you covered with options spread across West Michigan.

Enjoy, and don’t blame us for the hangover.

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