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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Ritz Koney

Ritz Koney customers are welcome to draw on a full wall-length chalk board.

Ritz Koney customers are welcome to draw on a full wall-length chalk board. /BigBinder

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Hours: Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to midnight and Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 a.m..

Special ArtPrize hours include Sunday from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Price: $

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Located across from the Van Andel Arena, Ritz Koney offers hungry ArtPrize observers a casual and affordable dining options. One of the few restaurants downtown allowing a family of four to eat for less than $20, Ritz Koney has a wide variety of appetizers, soups, salads and burgers. Owner Kevin Ritz says the most popular items are Ritz Koney Dogs, Spicy Hummus Feta Wraps, and Chili Cheese Fries. The full bar makes this a popular hangout for college students, but the "sportsbar meets downtown cool atmosphere" will appeal to ArtPrize goers of all ages. Should all the art around town inspire a need for creative expression, Ritz Koney customers are welcome to draw on a full wall-length chalk board.

The ArtPrize you'll see

Matt Ardinger contributed "Life", a work in acrylic. Joe Simon displays a 3D shadow box work; "It's All Connected". Whitney Hack has four panel oil painting called "Infinite Seasons". Dave Otte displays a hatrack made of PVC and other materials called, "Hatman with Constructed Hat Tree" and Joseph Zandstra contributed "Three Casual Portraits" in acrylic. No particular theme exists, but three of the five artists are current Ritz Koney patrons.

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