Last Call: Linear

Written by Nick Macksood | Thursday, 27 December 2018 14:37 |

Linear’s own Cliff Ensing treated us to a bounty of cocktails, on menu and off, while reminding us that Linear’s happy hour (3-6 p.m. every day) is one of the best around. Half off signature cocktails, draft beers and wine glasses is not so bad! You didn’t really mean you were going to the gym more often this year, did you?

Hidden Gems: Creston

Written by Josh Veal | Thursday, 27 December 2018 14:32 |

Culinary treasures in a transforming neighborhood

Table Talk: Matt Overdevest, Marcona on Lyon

Written by Nick Macksood | Thursday, 27 December 2018 14:25 |

Tucked away on Lyon Street, neighborhood establishments like Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket Baking Co. and Lyon Street Cafe serve the many denizens of Heritage Hill and Midtown. All business owner Kameel Chamelly didn’t have on his roster was a full-service restaurant. 

New Beer Resolutions: Brewers look forward to a new year

Written by Jack Raymond | Thursday, 27 December 2018 14:16 |

It’s OK to be a little scared of the future: the polar ice caps melting and flooding our metropolises, robots snacking on our bodies for battery power, the inevitable heat death of the universe. It’s all a bit much.

Hunter Gatherers: Long Road Distillers takes no shortcuts with its MICHIGIN

Written by Josh Veal | Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:59 |

Tucked safely between the peninsulas, Beaver Island is a singular place, untethered from time and unburdened by the mainland’s concerns.

Whiskey Point Brewing hopes to lure craft aficionados to Michigan’s Emerald Isle

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:57 |

Lake Michigan’s largest island may seem like a world away, but it’s about to join a revolution that’s been spreading like wildfire on the mainland. 

Sabores de la Isla: Danzon Cubano lifts the embargo

Written by Nick Macksood | Wednesday, 28 November 2018 11:49 |

In the 1960s, when trade officially halted between the U.S. and the new island republic, virtually all the sights, smells and sounds of Cuba remained unchanged. Visit Havana today and you will still see vintage Chevrolets rolling down the old streets, the buildings left squat and unchanged in the last 60 years compared to its capitalist neighbor. And all for the better, in my opinion.

Nine Beers That Shine: Looking back on some of 2018’s best brews

Written by Jack Raymond | Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:05 |

As we look back on the year behind us, some beers stand out more than the others. Whether they’re complex and creative or balanced and refined, it’s hard to forget those brews that shine. Here are some of our favorites. 

Sip, munch and cheers: Cocktail Week GR

Written by Elma Talundzic | Friday, 02 November 2018 14:37 |

Grand Rapids proudly holds the title of Beer City, but it’s safe to say there is some major talent in crafting other libations. If you prefer a stiffer drink, throw on a suit or your little black dress and join Cocktail Week GR as it enters its fourth year of celebrating Michigan craft spirits.

Taking Flight: Revue samples wings across the spectrum

Written by Nick Macksood | Tuesday, 30 October 2018 13:23 |

Restaurants today aren’t afraid to “elevate” a classic food staple. In Grand Rapids, you can find a fresh, local burger with fries for $5 at your favorite takeout joint or a gourmet burger with cheese for $16 at your neighborhood brewery. With such a wide gamut before us, we decided to investigate the difference between chicken wings that are $1 apiece versus twice that price.

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