When your buddies tell you “we like you because you’re not like most black people,” should you throw down or lay low? How do you support your transgender kid when their own sibling thinks transgender is a misguided choice? What makes someone an “other,” anyway?
Here in West Michigan, we love beer. Ernie Richards, the brewmaster at Grand Rapids Brewing Co., and his partners Bobby Edgecomb and Alex Hartel get it, and they work their tails off to diversify the menu for craft-beer enthusiasts. But they also know not everyone is into beer. That’s why GRBC is always looking to expand the variety of handcrafted beverages available in the downtown Grand Rapids taproom.
Hello Grand Rapids and allow us to introduce you to Teeq Tequila! Teeq Tequila is a premium tequila brand launched in August 2018 by three Michiganders who have a tremendous passion for tequila and furthering the agave movement.
Grand Rapids VegFest returns on September 22 for its fifth annual celebration of all things vegan. The festival is presented and organized by the local nonprofit organization Plant Based Roots, whose mission is to promote a plant-based diet for health, sustainability, social justice and the animals.
On par with our incredible summers, fall in West Michigan is tough to beat. Leaf color tours, the warm glow of campfires and the roar of fans watching college football signal the turn of our favorite season. There’s a deep-rooted belief here at New Holland Brewing that life is found in savored moments, which are enhanced by the perfect beer. Every one of our beers captures a flavor, harvest and moment in time that we hope you can taste and appreciate with us.
If you own a dog, you’ve probably heard of grooming and its benefits. But you’ve likely also heard stories from friends and others who may not have had the best experience. You may have tried at-home grooming, and it didn’t go so well; or you tried to trim your dog’s nails, and it didn’t go so well; or you tried to cut a matte out, and that didn’t go so well. We are here to help!
Nothing completes a summer night in The Mitten like a fresh, local, frozen treat sourced from the best Midwest cows and dairy farms. But moo-ove over, ice cream! In West Michigan, there’s plenty more to explore when it comes to sweet summer treats. “Weird” Al Yankovic might love rocky road — as do we — but us natives are also here to explore our share of Parisian treats, cupcakes, chocolates, danishes and more. Summer is here and with it comes more hours in the day to walk, bike or drive on down to some of our favorite go-to local dessert destinations.
For more than 25 years, Alpenrose Restaurant & Catering has been bringing culinary excellence to the community of Holland, Mich. Widely recognized for its traditional European influences and fine dining experience, Alpenrose has welcomed a new executive chef, A.J. Tenhoor, aboard with the intentions of further enhancing the Alpine-inspired menu with a focus on local, quality ingredients and culinary craft.
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid once said, “there are 360 degrees, so why stick to just one?” She applied that attitude literally in the design of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad), but since we opened in 2012, we’ve sought to utilize every angle in an effort to push the boundaries of what a museum can be.
Can’t make it to Times Square for New Year’s Eve? Hop in your car and enjoy one of West Michigan’s biggest ball drops only 90 minutes from Grand Rapids instead—the Ludington New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. Celebrating 10 years of lighting up the night on New Year’s Eve, Ludington packs a punch for its most famous annual event and one of its biggest annual celebrations.
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