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Vote for the best representation of Grand Rapids food culture in Grandwich competition

by (Loukas Peterson)

Submitted 07-23-2013 under NEWS

The largest annual sandwich competition for Grand Rapids starts today, July 23. Dozens of venues will offer their sandwiches and let the public decide which one is the best. Through August 16, Rapidians are encouraged to try the many different...

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Full Moon Supper Club reaches two year anniversary

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 11-26-2012 under OPINION

How many of you have heard of the Full Moon Supper Club? Anybody? Unless you are a hardcore foodie, this monthly event is likely slipping by you unnoticed. The Full Moon Supper Club is the brainchild of Tory O’Haire, aka The Starving Artist,...

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Battle India: four Indian food buffets reviewed

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under OPINION

I was challenged by a couple of people on my food blog to compare local Indian restaurants, so I did. This is my examination of four of those restaurants: Palace of India, Bombay Cuisine, Pals and India Town. Each of them has a lunch buffet...

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Food you don't know about: Part 2

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under OPINION

  In the above video, we introduce four hidden gems that you should know about. Chicago Hood Spot (605 Franklin) fills a void for rib tips, and creates a Chicago-style Italian Beef that was so good I have already enjoyed many return visits. La...

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Grandwich 2012: The final judgement

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 08-18-2012 under OPINION

Friday night, I spent my time in front of the Grand Rapids Art Museum at the Grandwich final judging event. Last year and this year I tried every single Grandwich offering. That means I had tried forty-five or so Grandwiches. This year, I was...

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Rapidian food reporter to judge in Grandwich competition

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

After eating every last Grandwich sandwich (that's 29 in all) in the first week of the competition and providing video reviews on The Rapidian, Chris Freeman, local realtor and Rapidian food beat reporter, was asked to be a judge for the 2012...

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Get your Grandwich on 2012: Part 5

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-28-2012 under OPINION

Finishing up reviewing all of the sandwiches in the Grandwich competition this year, I review Boars Head Tavern, Brewery Vivant, Sundance Grill and Reserve. This video presents the sandwiches and my assessment of them.    All...

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Get your Grandwich on 2012: Part 4

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-27-2012 under OPINION

The restaurants evaluated in this video are Tavern On The Square, Grand Woods Lounge, San Chez, six.one.six., Z's, City Sen and Bartertown. All Grandwiches are open to public voting until Monday, August 13. According to the Grandwich...

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Get your Grandwich on 2012: Part 2

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-24-2012 under OPINION

The 2012 Grandwich competition kicked off yesterday, and I reviewed five of the 27 sandwiches being offered around town. In this second video installment, I review seven more Grandwiches in the competition: Bobarinos, Hopcat, Ritz Koney,...

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Get your Grandwich on 2012: Part 1

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 07-23-2012 under OPINION

The 2012 Grandwich competition begins today with 27 local restaurants competing. In this first video, I visit Founders, Grand Central Market, Birch Lodge, Big O Cafe and Speak EZ and report on their Grandwich offerings. Like last year, the public is...

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