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Eating Local 2010

As Grand Rapids eateries observe Restaurant Week (Nov. 4-13), we've perused The Rapidian archives and compiled our food related coverage into this collection. The stories here deal with dining, gardening, cooking and diet. Whether you're eating in or out, this special section should whet your appetite

Here's some food for thought, Grand Rapids

by Matthew Russell (mattsimoto)

Submitted 11-02-2010 under OPINION

No matter where you're from, food is a popular topic. Whether it's finding the best po-boy sandwich in New Orleans, picking out the largest lobster at a shore diner in Maine, finding out what you can (although maybe you shouldn't) fry at a state...

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Bartertown Almost Ready for Business

by Jon Dunn (jon_dunn)

Submitted 03-01-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Have you seen Michael Moore's film, Capitalism: A Love Story? If you have, then you may already know the idea of a worker cooperative. Simply put, it's each employee owning a stake in the business.    Numbers from the US Federation of...

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Maggie's Kitchen: A spicy bang for your buck

by Jessalyn Richter (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 11-05-2010 under OPINION

This article was written and edited by Leah Beach, Melissa Thomas, Stephanie Powers, Andy Soentgen, and Laura Bettinghouse for EN 101-1300 at GRCC. On Saturdays, a seemingly endless line stretches from Maggie’s Kitchen down Bridge Street. Named...

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Let's do lunch: A Twitter chat about food

by Matthew Russell (mattsimoto)

Submitted 11-04-2010 under OPINION

This is a lunch chat you can brown bag, dine out, order in or even stay in bed for. From the Twitter account @verylocal, Rapidian Content Facilitator Matthew Russell will be asking questions and offering prompts about food from noon to 2 p.m....

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[REVIEW] Bangkok Taste Cuisine

by Laura Chittenden (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 11-04-2010 under OPINION

As a connoisseur of great Asian food, I was excited to learn of Grand Rapid’s newest restaurant, Bangkok Taste Cuisine, which also is now the city’s sixteenth Thai restaurant. Its owners, the Kue family, aspire to bring out the Thai culture in the...

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In season - November 3, 2010

by Fulton Street Farmers Market (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 11-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

What's in season? What fresh produce is on the horizon? If you're curious about what's at market, the Fulton Street Farmers Market publishes a list of goods every Tuesday.   New at the market! Cranberries Currently at the market: Apples (...

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Meals on wheels: Grand Rapids' newest taco truck arrives Uptown

by George Wietor (George)

Submitted 11-02-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids’ newest food truck is officially open for business and cruisin’ the city streets. Well, one street at least. What the Truck made its grand debut last Monday, setting up outside of The Meanwhile Bar, a neighborhood watering hole...

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Foodies rejoice: Restaurant Week comes to Grand Rapids

by Roberta King (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 11-01-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Winter is just around the corner and people who are concerned about putting on a few extra pounds to survive the long, harsh season need not fret. Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2010 comes to the rescue with 10 days of reasonably priced ($20.10) three...

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Cherry Deli: Simply Amazing

by Jessalyn Richter (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 10-31-2010 under OPINION

This article was written and edited by Abby Tideman, Jonathan Krzykwa, Jacob Brunner, Brooke Fortney, and Jennifer Hathaway for EN 101-1300 at GRCC. The Cherry Deli has inspired more than just taste buds; it has helped invigorate a once struggling...

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Food from Home: Local Vietnamese Market Attracts Attention

by Jessalyn Richter (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 10-31-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This article was written and revised by Erica Beerens, 
Kristi Brink
, Kristan Ghent, 
Jacob Torres, and 
Phuong-Loan Pham for EN 101-1300 at GRCC. When people in Grand Rapids think of grocery stores or markets, they usually think of the...

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