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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] 25 Kitchen + Bar

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Hours & Prices

Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. - seven days a week.

Price: $$

Other: Accessible. Kitchen is always open and serving full menu. Delivery available downtown, including all downtown hotels. 616-805-5581

To plan other stops along your ArtPrize eatery hop, refer to The Rapidian's eat and drink guide.

Twenty-five Kitchen + Bar at 25 Ottawa SW has a definite theme going on with its 25 beers on tap (local brews and more), 25 hand-crafted signature cocktails and 25 kinds of 9-inch flatbread “Pizzas from around the World.” If that’s not enough to choose from, this restaurant serving “new American cuisine featuring international flavors and flair” also offers up a wide selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps, as well as entrees for  lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Vegans will find several choices available.
 
The open, spacious atmosphere of exposed brick, darkwood floors and high ceilings is perfect for a casual dinner for two or for a group celebration. A large downstairs area can be rented for parties or receptions. During nice weather, the outdoor patio is open for cocktails or dining and people-watching close to the bustling corner of Ottawa and Fulton.
 
Families will feel welcome, and according to the website, kids eat free. It’s an adults-only venue in the evening, however, and you must be 21 with a valid ID to enter.
 
The ArtPrize you'll see
 
As an ArtPrize venue, this is a high traffic space that offers maximum exposure to 11 mostly local artists. A two-story atrium near the entrance offers a vast expanse of the same exposed brick and high ceilings found in the restaurant’s interior. There is plenty of wall space inside as well.
 
Artists showing their work here include award winners Sean Fox Eister of Portland, MI, and Astrid Jahnsen, of Trujillo, Peru. Eister’s “Diversity in Balance” is a three-dimensional piece consisting of a sphere of randomly cut painted wood pieces connected through a web of wire, representing the reality of diversity in the world: A pyramid base of painted wood represents the dream of diversity: diverse elements joined together for a common goal; one world in harmony.  
 
Jahnsen’s work, titled “FlashCards,” is represented in digital print posters, combining images and words in a unique way, trying to generate powerful and synthesizing ideas.  
 
The line-up at 25 Kitchen + Bar also includes:

 

 
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Carnival of Castoffs, II
 
David McAllister
Grand Rapids, Michigan
no. 19
 
Michelle Sucaet  
Armada, Michigan
Unititled
 
Lesley Van Leeuwen-Vega
Spring Lake, Michigan
Coalition for Responsible American Policy
 
Laura Hoag
Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Duncan Project
 
Symex Oversol
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Unititled
 
Kerri Jenison
Jenison, Michigan
Photography/Painting
 
Joe Goeldel
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jumping Ahead
 
Mark Switzer
Allendale, Michigan
The Clap

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I noticed that my friend Kurt Kaiser is missing from your list - there are in fact 11 artists!  Check out Kurt at http://www.artprize.org/artists/public-profile/1789

Janelle, thanks for catching this. I've added Kurt to the top of the list. My apologies to all; sorry for any inconvenience.

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