Skip or Sip: Local alternatives to macro swill

Written by Jack Raymond | Tuesday, 29 January 2019 14:13 |

Cracking open a Bud Light bottle is a lot like stepping into a pair of old slippers. They’re comfy and familiar, but kind of stink. You wouldn’t bring them out around company. While domestics serve their purpose, microbreweries have improved upon cheap beer’s blueprints, creating remarkable beers that are still light, approachable and affordable. That said, they’re not always easy to find. When the wall of craft beer towers like the library of Babel, it can feel like a safer bet to grab that six-pack of Blue Moon. Old habits die hard, but here are some suggestions from around Michigan to ease the transition from macro to micro.

Cut-rate Plates: Where to find an affordable feast

Written by Josh Veal | Tuesday, 29 January 2019 14:03 |

When you’re down to the last dollars of a paycheck or just looking to offset your weekend spending binge, you don’t have to resort to ramen. Knowing the dirt-cheap spots in town can be a real lifesaver, as long as you know where to find them. We’re here to help, with a short selection from the many affordable joints hidden around West Michigan.

Deals of the Day

Written by Josh Veal | Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:58 |

The art of the deal never rests. A true penny-pincher knows how to save any day of the week (except maybe Saturday) and finds joy in the hunt. But if you’re not so keen on spending an hour before every meal scouring websites for today’s specials, we’ve done the work for you. You can print this guide off and keep it on your desk, fantasizing over dinner plans throughout the afternoon.

Hours of Happiness

Written by Josh Veal | Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:47 |

Maybe you have the day off. Maybe you just dropped the kids off at soccer practice and need a break. Maybe you’re leaving work a little early for an afternoon “meeting.” Whatever the case, happy hour is there for you.

Stand-up comic Janelle James credits one thing above all else for the start of her comedy career: classic Midwestern boredom.

De-press-ed: MLive execs mum on layoffs as metro news coverage takes a hit

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:02 |

In the latest sign of grim economics for print journalism as publishers double down on popular clickbait “content” over hard news gathering, MLive Media Group will no longer publish its seven weekly papers covering suburban Grand Rapids. 

Potshots: February 2019

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Tuesday, 29 January 2019 11:51 |

A monthly roundup of marijuana news and notes.

A Roundup of Openings, Closings and other Local Business News

Whats Going On: February 2019

Written by Revue Staff | Tuesday, 29 January 2019 11:21 |

Here are our best bets for February 2019

It’s like they say: two bands are better than one.

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