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Alternative to alcohol: Michigan's first Kava Bar in Grand Rapids

by (Abby Schnell)

Submitted 02-27-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

On Cherry Street, Grand Rapids, the local bar known as Kava Kasa is listed on Google as a tea room. However, this is not a tea bar nor a place for alcohol. This bar only serves kava: the drink that doesn’t feel or taste like anything else....

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Free Tea at Wendy's

by (jpawlik)

Submitted 06-01-2016 under

Join Wendy’s of West Michigan on Friday, June 10th for National Tea Day. Free samples of Wendy’s FruiTea Chillers will be given out at participating Wendy’s restaurants from 11am-7pm. No purchase is necessary to receive a free FriuTea Chiller....

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Bloom Ferments embraces growth, raises kombucha awareness in community

by (caithoop)

Submitted 11-05-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapidians are no strangers to fermentation. Often the end product of fermentation is beer, something for which this city is highly regarded. But beer is not the only product created as a by-product of fermentation. Popular fermented foods are...

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The Bitter End provides coffee oasis for West Side

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 08-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Bitter End Coffeehouse is a family-owned business that serves fair trade, craft roasted coffee made from organic beans on West Fulton. Owner John Sprite is a Grand Rapids native with a culinary background. “Our coffee shop in a...

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Ramen shop to open on South Division

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

The man who brought Grand Rapids Full Moon Supper Club, Propaganda Doughnuts and grand prize winner of the Cooking Channel's "Doughnut Showdown" is about to open the doors to his latest eatery, The Bandit Queen, a ramen shop and tea...

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Global Infusion owners open up about shop's origins and future

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

“Well, we make the best chai in this city... but that really goes without saying,” jokes Joana Hively, co-owner of local fair trade shop Global Infusion. Hively and her best friend Beth Grilley have co-owned Global Infusion since they...

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Simplicity

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 04-01-2010 under NONPROFITS

April is the fourth month of the year, and the month we examine the talent for community described as deriving pleasure from the simple things of life. Anticipating grand pleasure such as trips, vacations, holidays and festivities is important to...

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