No, that restaurant didn't give you food poisoning

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 03-02-2015 under OPINION

"I won't eat at that restaurant again because I got food poisoning the last time I went there." I find myself extremely irritated every time I hear somebody say something like that. A series of questions always runs through my head:...

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EatGR, FoodCircles ask West Michigan to raise forks for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Food. It’s an essential part of life and, increasingly, an essential part of Grand Rapids’ identity. But even as the local restaurant scene is flourishing, thousands of families in our community are struggling to get enough to eat. This...

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Local restaurants showcase Uptown pride with inaugural Taste of Uptown

by (caithoop)

Submitted 09-25-2014 under NEWS

In an effort to draw attention to Uptown, local restaurants have joined forces. In its inaugural year, Taste of Uptown consists of special dishes and drinks at each participating restaurant which people can taste for the next 10 days. An array of...

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Italian restaurant pushes to spring grand opening

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 01-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Plans for a locally-sourced, largely gluten-free menu have been building for Osteria Rossa. The restaurant, situated on Monument Park at the central corners of the city on Fulton and Division, will showcase rustic Italian fare. Each month will focus...

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BaCon to bring local restaurants, breweries together to celebrate America's favorite breakfast meat

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 10-24-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

BaCon, no, not "bacon," BaCon, will give attendees the chance to sample a variety of dishes from local restaurants starring the ever-popular breakfast meat. On Saturday, November 2 from 3-8 p.m., DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center will...

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Eating out Lebanese style

by (larsonha)

Submitted 12-12-2012 under OPINION

It stares down at you from its place above the right-hand door. Its protecting gaze covers the entire room, unblinking. It has been there for twenty years, watching over the Aouad family and their guests at the twenty-three year old Lebanese...

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New generation of local restaurateurship brings technology to dining experience

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 09-14-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Johnny Brann, Jr. has more than an extensive background in the restaurant industry. He started out working in his family’s Brann’s Steakhouses. His family started him off with the character-building work of weeding the parking lot. He...

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Grand Rapids restaurants give back during Dining Out for Life fundraiser

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 04-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

This Thursday, April 26, The Grand Rapids Red Project, an organization dedicated to creating awareness and educating individuals about HIV/AIDS and other life-altering diseases, will join more than 55 cities throughout the United States and Canada...

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Rapidian beat reporters meet offline

by (Holly)

Submitted 03-08-2012 under OPINION

Our music beat met recently at a coffee shop to talk about concerts and venues that the group should cover. While there, they were able to get to know each other and come up with some great series ideas. Our politics beat is meeting for the second...

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Locally owned or chain restaurants: Does it really matter?

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 11-23-2011 under OPINION

A hot new chain restaurant opens up in town. Some are excited. Others are dismayed and prefer to only dine at locally-owned restaurants. Does it really matter? According to Melissa English, Administrative Coordinator at Local First, yes, yes it does...

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