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.

In the case of Cedar Springs Brewing Co., 95 N. Main St., Cedar Springs, founder Dave Ringler apprenticed at German breweries in the 1990s after graduating from Kalamazoo College and has leveraged that training to bring a true taste of Bavaria to West Michigan.

BEER BRIEFS: Atwater launches new beers; BRRRewFest hits Ludington

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Tuesday, 29 December 2015 13:39 |

Detroit’s Atwater Brewery is launching three new beers, and along with them, a new branding scheme. The company tapped Detroit artist Tony Roko for the new designs, which will debut this month.

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

New Belgium Takes You on a ‘Mountain Adventure’

Written by SPONSORED CONTENT | Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:22 |

This month New Belgium Brewing Company invites you and your family to hit the slopes at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Mich. to sport fun costumes while scouring the snowy hills for clues.

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.

Meet the Chefs: Tastemakers from San Chez, Winchester and Electric Cheetah

Written by Nicolette Chambery | Friday, 11 December 2015 14:19 |

You may know your resident servers and bartenders, but do you know who’s masterminding your favorite dishes? Revue chatted with a few local chefs about how they got started in the kitchen and what’s new on each of their menus.

Tasting Notes: Wizard Burial Ground — Brewery Vivant

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Friday, 04 December 2015 09:04 |

Craft beer aficionados certainly have plenty of reasons to shake the couch cushions and work overtime come late November and early December, when some of the cult favorites — many of them of the bourbon barrel-aged variety — hit the shelves. Brewery Vivant’s Wizard Burial Ground is certainly one to look for. 

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