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.

Double your vices, double your fun

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 01 April 2015 15:20 |

Sure, you could drink a beer and eat some chocolate, but many craft brewers have both vices covered with an all-in-one product. Mama, this surely is not a dream; it’s wonderful reality. We assembled 10 chocolate-based beers for a blind taste test, conducted by the following judges:

West Michigan Whiskey 101

Written by Josh Veal | Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00 |

West Michigan is known for craft breweries, but we also have a growing craft distillery scene. In the spirit of St. Patrick, we focused on craft whiskeys this month. Get the low-down on where to get your hands on the wares of local distilleries as well as where you can find a drink list with more than 250 whiskeys.

Grab a Cab

Written by Revue Minions | Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00 |

A night out drinking can be fun. But you know what's NOT fun? Drinking and driving. Seriously, guys. Don't do it. Call one of these cab companies instead.

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