The Rapidian


San Chez Café offers unique Spanish inspired dishes, inviting atmosphere

Submitted 08-01-2014 under OPINION

[REVIEW] The San Chez Café on the corner of West Fulton Street and Commerce Avenue has breakfast and lunch options with exceptional service.


Review: "One Man, Two Guvnors" at Circle Theatre

Submitted 07-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Circle Theatre Production of "One Man, Two Guvnors" is funny and fast-paced, perfect for a fun night out without the kids.


Railroad Earth breathes inspired life into Meijer Gardens

Submitted 07-09-2014 under OPINION

By funneling Jerry Garcia's passion, Bob Dylan’s spoken word grizzle, Neil Young's clarity, and George Harrison’s innocence into his own songs, Railroad Earth frontman Todd Sheaffer earned his spot among the greatest rock'n'roll troubadours.


Schuler Books to host author discussion with The Minimalists

Submitted 07-03-2014 under OPINION

Doing more with less for a meaningful life: The Minimalists to explain how.


Staying true to your roots at Gaia Cafe

Submitted 04-25-2014 under OPINION

Long-standing vegetarian restaurant Gaia Cafe in East Hills offers up dishes forged from the earth, heavy with leafy greens, root vegetables and legumes.


Choo Choo Grill still wows with its burgers after 68 years

Submitted 04-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Located on the corner of Plainfield and Leonard, the Choo Choo Grill allows visitors to indulge in classic cheeseburgers in a tight-knit environment.


The Bourbon-Barrel Beer Report: beer lovers compare local, regional, national brews

Submitted 03-31-2014 under OPINION

A beer expert and two beer enthusiasts convened to sip and discuss three brews: Founder’s Kentucky Breakfast Stout, New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk and Blue Mountain’s Dark Hollow. See what they thought of the brews here.


"Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton" now showing at UICA

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

A film review of "Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton,"


Struggling young talent discovers herself in Adult World

Submitted 03-19-2014 under OPINION

Now showing at the UICA, Adult World follows a young hopeful poet trying to find her place in the real world.


Les Miserables continues to draw crowds at Civic Theatre

Submitted 03-18-2014 under OPINION

The broadway musical Les Miserables performed at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre puts on a show of epic proportions.