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 […]

GR{KNOW} | 21 New{er} Local Eats + Sips

What’s for dinner? In a city like Grand Rapids you’d think that would be an easy decision. There’s no doubt that the Grand Rapids restaurant scene has been booming over the past few years. With new local eats popping up on a weekly basis you may feel overwhelmed. Today, we’re answering that everyday question {and our most frequently asked} by […]

#GRANDNEW | Amped Reality Takes Grand Rapids Entertainment to the Next Level

Have you ever wanted to go to space? Or immerse your body into your favorite video game? Not only is new technology making that possible, but you don’t have to travel far to get these types of experiences. Amped Reality is bringing it right to Grand Rapids with their virtual reality experience center! Date Opening | Open Now Location | […]

5 Reasons to Attend Barley, BBQ & Beats

The Barley, BBQ and Beats event is coming to Grand Rapids! This will be a great opportunity to have fun with likeminded members of the community while supporting a good cause. The event will be held on Saturday, May 11 at DeVos Place and tickets are just $40 or $45 at the door. Read on to find out five reasons […]

#GrandNew: Hancock Restaurant Now Open on Wealthy Street in Uptown

You may live in Grand Rapids but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the taste of Nashville right here in town. Hancock Grand Rapids is now open at 1157 Wealthy St SE (corner of Wealthy and Fuller). This rehabbed historical building, once service station, is bringing that downhome cooking to the Uptown/Wealthy Street neighborhood.  Hancock officially opened their shop on March 11, […]

The Budget and the Beautifully Hilarious | GRNow’s Insider’s Guide to LaughFest  

It’s that time of year where Grand Rapids gets together to get its giggle on. Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, is just around the corner, running March 7 – 17, 2019 and to celebrate we’ve created a guide filled with featured events, happy hours, free programming and tips to get around the festival. Even ideas for […]

Things to Do on Fat Tuesday in GR: Parade, Paczki & More

Happy FAT TUESDAY! Here are ways to celebrate here in GR… >>>Eat a Paczki<<< Paczki Day and Fat Tuesday just to happen to fall on the same day **wink*** so however you say it…pots-key, paz-eck-e, pus-kee, or the correct way “pownch-key”, this delicious Polish donut is a celebratory staple here in GR. Here are a couple places to snag a […]

14 Things to Love about The Hendrik

As a new resident of The Hendrik and the West Side of GR, we’re majorly impressed with the multitude of things to do right outside our doorstep. You can feel the buzz of the city along with the authenticity of the West Side neighborhood. The convenience of being just steps away from restaurants, bars, shopping, parks, public transportation and more […]

No Power = Free Movies | Feb. 9th and 10th

Power outages are dark and dismal but Consumer Energy and Celebration!Cinema want to brighten your day by giving you a free theater experience. How does a free movie, pop, popcorn…annnnd electricity sound? 2,000 free tickets will be provided for those affected by the power outages between Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. and going through Sunday, Feb. 10. Here are the […]