The Rapidian


Get your Grandwich on 2012: Part 1

Submitted 07-23-2012 under OPINION

Local restaurants compete to make the sandwich that best represents Grand Rapids.


In the battle for pad thai dominance, Angel's reigns supreme

Submitted 07-20-2012 under OPINION

In this food tasting experiment, three different chicken pad thai dishes from three downtown restaurants were tried. Several categories featuring common elements of each dish were created to judge the differences between each resaturant.


In Season July 13, 2012

Submitted 07-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

Come see what's new and what's good at the Farmer's Market! Peaches are showing up and sweet corn is going fast!


Free Pie premiering at UICA, after party to follow

Submitted 07-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Writer-director Caleb Slain talks about the upcoming premiere of his short film, "Free Pie," which premieres tonight in the UICA theater. The after party will include a Q&A with Slain as well as other filmmakers.


Baxter Community Center greenhouse cultivates healthier, friendlier community

Submitted 07-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The Baxter Community Center greenhouse was created to serve as an oasis in a food desert. Neighborhood residents on the SE side are being trained how to grow and cook healthy food right in their own back yards.


WIC participants now have easier access to fresh fruits, vegetables

Submitted 07-08-2012 under NEWS

This summer, more fresh produce is available to members of WIC and WIC Project FRESH. The entirely digital Kent County Farmers Market Pilot Program makes it easy to access their benefits at any of the 26 participating farmers markets.


In Season July 7, 2012

Submitted 07-07-2012 under NONPROFITS

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


In Season July 3, 2012

Submitted 07-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Come see what's at the farmers market this week! Tasty fruits, veggies, baked goods, meats and much more!


Radix Tavern to focus on more than food

Submitted 07-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Radix Tavern, a new restaurant that will specialize in traditional Southern style cooking, will open in Eastown on the site of the former Queen’s Pub. The owner and executive chef plan on bringing both quality food and local sourcing into light.


New Eastown eatery will serve up all local, all the time

Submitted 06-29-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Trillium Haven, a "farm-to-table" restaurant, opens July 7.