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.

Eclectic Best Bet: Here Come The Mummies

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 24 January 2014 10:22 |

If the witches and wizards of the Potter-verse get to have Wizard Rock, then it stands to reason that all other realms of magical beings should get to have their own genre of Ghoul Tunes (™ pending).

Jazz Best Bet: Gregory Porter

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 24 January 2014 10:12 |

When this jazz man is testifying, y'all better be lining up to sing "Amen!" In this case, the jazz man in question is Gregory Porter, and what he's testifying about is nothing but pure, unadulterated, smooth jazzy-jazz at its very jazziest.

Dance Best Bet: Rubies For Valentine's Day

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Friday, 24 January 2014 09:38 |

You can't get more romantic than taking in a performance of West Michigan's most divine and renowned ballet company on the day of Saint Valentine. How about if we add rubies to the mix? (Because diamonds = totally played out.)

Living with Art: The Legacy of an American Collector

Written by Kerri VanderHoff | Thursday, 23 January 2014 16:57 |

A quote by Emily Fisher Landau provides a little insight into the mind and motivation of one of the preeminent collectors of post-war American art in the United States: "Never stop learning. Never stop looking. Art is the greatest teacher."

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