"Culinary Conversations" Focusing on Food Failures at June 18 Meetup

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 06-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host its third Culinary Conversations Meetup on June 18 at 5 p.m., focusing on “Food Failures.” The free event features four local food industry mavens, from the startup and corporate world,...

[read more]

Terra GR puts hunger relief on menu for Restaurant Week

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

Terra GR is expecting big crowds when Restaurant Week begins this Wednesday, but they’re hoping to feed more than their own patrons. That’s because Terra will donate $1 to Feeding America West Michigan for every Restaurant Week special...

[read more]

Restaurant Review: The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel's Cygnus 27

by (rmclaughlin)

Submitted 04-07-2016 under OPINION

Located on the 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Cygnus 27 has incorporated Latin flavors within the last year to their seasonal menu put forth by Chef Tim Moreno. With a modern minimalist decor and extremely dim (and somehow yellowish...

[read more]

5 reasons Grand Coney among Grand Rapids' best bargain dining delights

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 03-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

One of Grand Rapid’s only 24-hour local restaurants, Grand Coney, is irresistible. For those unfamiliar with this local gem, Grand Coney has an American diner feel with Detroit-style coney hot dog dishes and other classic comfort foods. You...

[read more]

Local business seeks inspiration from British colonial empire

by (kmatisse)

Submitted 12-15-2015 under OPINION

BarFly Ventures has enjoyed tremendous successes in the Grand Rapids community. Downtown staples like Stella’s, Hopcat and GRBC are wildly popular destinations for Grand Rapidians and out-of-towners alike. Mark Sellers, the owner of BarFly,...

[read more]

Terra GR supports hunger relief during the holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Terra GR is running a month-and-a-half-long food and fund drive for Feeding America West Michigan, starting Sunday. Restaurant patrons are encouraged to donate money or nonperishable foods for the hunger-relief organization when they visit. Terra GR...

[read more]

Slows Bar-B-Q opens in Grand Rapids Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 08-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Slows Bar-B-Q, the nationally renowned barbecue joint based in Detroit, officially opened Slows Grand Rapids (SlowsGR) on August 6 in the Downtown Market, an urban, self-sustaining, mixed-use facility on Grand Rapids’ south side that...

[read more]

Marie Catribs serves sustainability

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marie Catrib’s is known for their Mediterranean influenced meals all made from scratch, but there is another element at the heart of their food. “When you make food for people you have to do it with love and a good conscience,”...

[read more]

Gaia staff hope to raise funds, keep doors open

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-26-2014 under NEWS

On Sunday, August 31, East Hills neighborhood staple Gaia Cafe will close its doors.  According to the Facebook page, Gaia is closing "due to ownerships [Sic] personal endeavors." The owner could not be immediately reached for comment...

[read more]

Restaurant owner works to honor mother's legacy

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-10-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Marie Catrib, founder of the popular East Hills restaurant of the same name, passed away just over a year ago, on June 5, 2013. Since then, her son Fouad Catrib has been the sole owner of the restaurant and has worked to uphold his mother's...

[read more]