The Rapidian


Greek Festival gives city a taste of Greece

Submitted 08-20-2012 under NEWS

Orthodox church brings Greek food, wine and dancing in late August.


Grandwich 2012: The final judgement

Submitted 08-18-2012 under OPINION

I was one of the judges for the final judging of Grandwich 2012. This article gives my reflections, including a video analysis with a special "day after" epilogue.


Learning how to cook healthy, local with Grand Rapids Cooking School

Submitted 08-17-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Attendees of the class learned how to make a delicious three course meal from scratch using local food. The class is a low stress atmosphere where participants can get their hands dirty making the dishes at Uptown Kitchen.


Steeplefest to take over Stocking and Fifth this Saturday

Submitted 08-17-2012 under NEWS

Steeplefest is a free family friendly event hosted by Steepletown Neighborhood Services, and gives a chance for visitors to eat and dance in the middle of Stocking Ave.


Kids Food Basket expands its efforts

Submitted 08-16-2012 under NONPROFITS

Kids Food Basket, a nonprofit for over 10 years in Grand Rapids, expands to ensure lunch is not the last meal of the day for children in Muskegon County.


Why I'm taking the Eat Local Challenge

Submitted 08-15-2012 under VOICES

For me, eating local is not just a trendy thing to do -- it's the right thing to do. Here's why.


Local First kicks off Eat Local Challenge, reporters to share experiences

Submitted 08-15-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Local First is encouraging Grand Rapidians to take the 10x10 Pledge. Rapidian reporters are invited to add their experiences and could win a pair of tickets to Fork Fest for their contributions.


In Season August 10, 2012

Submitted 08-10-2012 under NONPROFITS

Come see what's in season at the Farmers Market this week!


Rapidian food reporter to judge in Grandwich competition

Submitted 08-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Chris Freeman's series of Grandwich review videos caught the attention of the competition organizers, and he will be one of three judges on August 17.


El Granjero, Maggie's Kitchen highlight Bridge Street Mexican cuisine

Submitted 08-07-2012 under OPINION

In this Bridge Street Mexican food tasting experiment, the cuisine at Maggie’s Kitchen and El Granjero proves worthy, while the cuisine at Little Mexico Cafe gets into a hairy situation.