The Jammies Celebrates 15 Years of Honoring Local Music

Written by Carly Plank | Monday, 27 January 2014 09:47 |

The month after the national music community is reinvigorated by the Grammy Awards held in the heart of Los Angeles, the Grand Rapids music community will celebrate its homegrown talent at The Intersection. The Jammies have been instrumental in shaping the musical mosaic that has developed around Grand Rapids.

Let's be honest – February got the short end of the stick as far as months go. Nestled smack dab in the middle of winter, it's a point in time where the snow and ice has lost its charm, but spring is nowhere near close. Lose yourself in film this month and forget about what it's like outside.

February Eclectic Roundup

Written by Audria Larsen | Friday, 24 January 2014 17:17 |

If you're slowly clawing your eyes out or drooling over plane tickets to the tropics, you might be suffering from a particular syndrome brought on by the longest, shortest month: February. You can either embrace the last sullen vestiges of winter, or escape them. Why not do both?

Create Your Own Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at Home

Written by Alexandra Kadlec | Friday, 24 January 2014 17:12 |

It's that amorous time of year again. If you're dating or coupled up on Valentine's Day, you likely feel compelled to plan something at least a little special. Luckily, there's more than one way to spend quality time together. Rather than scrambling to secure an obligatory reservation at a fancy establishment, why not instead team up with your sweetheart to cook a romantic dinner at home?

 

Entertaining Amy

Written by Lindsay Patton | Friday, 24 January 2014 17:09 |
Q&A

We lobbed a few questions at Amy Ruis, owner of Art of the Table and Aperitivo. She schooled us on what her business is all about along with discussing Art of the Table's 10th anniversary.

 

Paper Diamond Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 24 January 2014 17:06 |

Alex Botwin is a pretty busy guy. When he's not managing Elm & Oak Academy, a record label and design firm, he typically has his hands in something musical.

Taco Town: 10 awesome spots to find tacos in West Michigan

Written by Alexandra Kadlec | Friday, 24 January 2014 16:23 |

The taco has gained increasing popularity as of late; no longer mere street food option, it's now a ubiquitous nosh in no-frills and trendy dining locales alike. When it comes to tacos, where does the value lie? Overall, authenticity trumps ambiance. And, West Michigan is serving up plenty of authentic tacos.

LOVE ISSUE: Grand Rapids Date Nights

Written by Lindsay Patton | Friday, 24 January 2014 16:15 |

Oh, the pressure! Valentine's Day is all about stress: finding a date, making your date happy, figuring out how to distract yourself if you're without a date. It's all too much to handle sometimes. Don't stress too much, though. We're here to help.

Alonzo Bodden on Supervillains, Global Tours and "Last Comic Standing"

Written by Josh Spanninga | Friday, 24 January 2014 16:09 |

Many comedians are ecstatic to perform the next biggest club or to branch out on a U.S. tour. Alonzo Bodden, however, prefers to branch out a little farther.

February Microbrews: Cascade Winery & Jaden James Brewery

Written by Ben Darcie | Friday, 24 January 2014 11:48 |

Many breweries struggle with catering to the entire demographic of their customers. It's just a fact of life that some people don't like beer (WHAT!?), and it can become a very daunting task trying to make all of your customers happy.

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