[HEARTSIDE] Grand openings for Pikositos, Pekich Park today in Heartside

by (George)

Submitted 06-03-2010 under NEWS

It’s a big day on the Avenue for the Arts. This afternoon marks the grand opening of Pikositos, a new restaurant focusing on Mexican cuisine, and the official park dedication of Rev. Barb Pekich Park at the corner of South Division and Cherry....

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The Local Beet: Student Food Activist, AJ Tipton

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-19-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

AJ Tipton, a high school senior at the West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, didn't realize how much of an impact genetically modified organisms (GMOs) had on his life until about a year ago, when his AP environmental science teacher had...

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Review: Food Inc.

by (padams)

Submitted 04-05-2010 under OPINION

Chickens - hundreds of them, all plucked, gutted, and dangling from hooks by their legs as they move slowly along a long and winding conveyor. It's not an unexpected sight at a chicken processing plant, but as the camera pulls back, the viewer can...

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The Local Beet: Growing a crop of smart, healthy Grand Rapidians

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-04-2010 under OPINION

Food, food, food – the topic of food has hit mainstream. Many of us have heard of the latest food blockbuster, Food Inc., listened to food expert Michael Pollan on Oprah, or have heard the British super chef Jamie Oliver, who is looking to remake...

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Local Food Premiere: "Eating In Place"

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-04-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Can we eat our way to a healthier economy? That’s the question asked by Eating in Place, an hour-long documentary produced by the Grand Rapids Area Council for the Humanities (GRACH) and Calvin College.  Eating in Place premieres at 7 pm,...

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Downtown living and zero-mile food

by (mnickels5)

Submitted 03-03-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Hyper-local food just got a few steps closer to home, and you don’t even need a yard. Container gardening is an easy, low-maintenance project that will reward you with year-round edibles. The benefits of growing food in your living space go far...

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The quest to find natural products in Grand Rapids

by (GRBlogger)

Submitted 01-12-2010 under NEWS

I recently ordered natural goat’s milk body lotion online from a place in Texas. After thinking it over, I realized I really need to start exploring the options available in Grand Rapids, saving on the carbon foot print of shipping across the...

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Robinette's Wine Tasting

by (Jon Clay)

Submitted 11-14-2009 under OPINION

Many Grand Rapidians have memories of day trips to Robinette's Apple Orchard. With fresh cider, apple doughnuts, gift shops, horse drawn hay rides, and plenty of other family friendly activities, they are hard to forget. One activity that tends to...

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