GR{KNOW} | New Tasting Room for Muskegon Distillery Beckons Adventure

Mark Gongalski and Allen Serio met in 2010, bonding over craft brews during their time at Unruly Brewing Company. The passion, community and growing maturity of the craft beer industry in West Michigan got them thinking: Could they be part of the efforts to build the same level of support and consideration for distilleries as the one they’d seen grow […]

Adventure Awaits You This Weekend During the Fall Harvest Adventure Days

If you are looking for fun things to do this fall, you’ll want to visit Adventure Point– this weekend, October 17th and 18th! The colorful outdoor adventure space will be the backdrop for the Fall Harvest Adventure Days at 3213 Walker Ave., just 2 miles west of downtown Grand Rapids. On a 35 mile campus, Adventure Point is the region’s […]

Michigan camping: The original staycation

Five spots to check out for late summer / early fall getaways close to home Concerns of safety, closures and cancellations have limited travel during the pandemic, making both outdoor activities and nearby destinations popular for even the most brief break from the new norm. Fortunately for Michiganders, there is no shortage of options: From kayaking to frisbee golf, there […]

GR{KNOW} | Temporary Restaurant Closings Due to Staff COVID Cases

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, transparency for patron and employee safety is more important than ever. Many restaurants have used similar language on social media to communicate the status of employees who have either — on the most proactive side, as shown by Matchbox Diner — reported a fever and are awaiting COVID test results or have confirmed cases. […]

GR{KNOW} | Restaurant Reopening Guide for Dine-in and Patio Service (Developing)

A Dinner Club GR & GRNow Collaboration Where can you eat out this weekend, and what should you expect once there? Here’s a developing list of options for dining in, new or newly reopened outdoor patios, and more. Be sure to grab your mask, as you’ll need it for entering/exiting the venue and whenever not at your table. *last updated […]

GR{KNOW} | Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Whether brand new concepts, new menus, or newly back as part of the takeout scene, here are some #GrandNew options to check out It can be even harder to keep up with all of the restaurant goings-on now than it ever was before. Who’s open? Who has curbside? Can I order online or get it delivered? These questions can quickly […]

How local restaurants are being resilient during COVID-19

COVID-19 has uprooted the restaurant industry, with many short- and long-term implications for business. Each decision restauranteurs must make carries much weight, and yet tough calls continue to be necessary — often without precedent and even prior to formal regulatory guidance — as the weeks pass by and new developments unfold.  As an industry disrupted, many fear the change that’s […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids Ballet Debuts Virtual Programs with #GRBathome

The first program, Classic and Contemporary, features video recordings of former performances available online to offer #stayhome entertainment When’s the last time you went to the ballet? Whether earlier this year or not once before, the notion of “going to the ballet” connotes an event that can be described as ceremonious; in different times, the special occasion marked an evening […]

20 {Last Minute} Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day may look a little different this year, but showing appreciation for the women in your life — mom, stepmom, grandma, the woman who raised you, or the mentor who held a special, nurturing role in your upbringing — is as important as ever. Let them know their impact on you, however you can say it: whether social distancing […]