GR{KNOW} | 4 Grand Rapids Diners You Must Try

It’s no secret that the dining options in Grand Rapids are e n d l e s s. One aspect we’d like to spotlight – local diners! Check out our mini guide featuring 4 Grand Rapids Diners you MUST try.   Dan’s Diner Location | 6503 28th St SE | Cascade Neighborhood Hours | TUES 8A – 2P | W […]

GR{KNOW} | Bloom & Grow Coffee With A Cause

Delicious, affordable coffee that makes a difference one cup at a time. Bloom & Grow Coffee is doing just that by selling single origin, fair trade coffee from Haiti to support Haitian farmers and women in recovery from addiction while supplying customers with some tasty java. Bloom & Grow Coffee was founded by Abigail Nelson who developed a love for […]

GR{KNOW} | Meet Grand Rapids Girls Pint Out

Beer City USA isn’t just for the boys!  Grand Rapids Girls Pint Out’s mission is to build a network of women who love craft beer, while also playing an active role in this community. In doing so, they connect through social media, blog posts and events for local beer loving women.   Girls Pint Out originated in Indianapolis, IN in 2010 […]

#GRANDNEW | Sparks BBQ Opens In Grand Rapids

No Stove. No Oven. No Flat-Tops. No Deep Friers. If you’re craving authentic barbecue, you will be pleased to know that Sparks BBQ (a Traverse City favorite) has opened a second location in downtown Grand Rapids.  Read on to learn more about what to expect when you visit.  Location | 15 Ionia Avenue #140 {next door to Van Andel Arena} […]

GR{KNOW} | Speciation Artisan Ales To Open New Tasting Room In 2020

Calling all Speciation Artisan Ales fans! The company has recently announced opening new tasting room with Native Species Urban Winery. Read on to find out more about what you can expect from this upcoming development.  Location | 928 Wealthy St. {near the intersection of Wealthy and Diamond} Estimated Grand Opening | Late 2020 {pending licensing and approvals} Speciality | Mixed-Culture […]

GR{KNOW} | Texas de Brazil To Open First West Michigan Location In Grand Rapids

Southern-based restaurant company, Texas de Brazil, will open its first West Michigan location in Downtown Grand Rapids. The group is expected to open following the redevelopment and expansion of storefronts along Lyon Street in the recently announced project owned by CWD Real Estate Investment. Location | 111 Lyon St NW {Downtown Grand Rapids between Ottawa & Monroe Avenues} Estimated Grand […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids Named One Of The Top ‘Beercation’ Cities by Travel and Leisure

Hey GR, we made it onto another travel destination list! Beer City USA is now known as one of the Top Cities for a ‘BEERCATION’! Here at GRNow, we’d like to thank the Travel and Leisure for solidifying our spot on the map. The online magazine recently published an article recommending getaways for beer lovers and Grand Rapids made it to […]

GR{KNOW} | Wise Men Distillery To Open New Location In Downtown Grand Rapids

If you are a fan of Wise Men Distillery some good news coming your way. The owners have plans to open a new location in downtown Grand Rapids. Find out more about what to expect in 2020. Future Location | 146 Monroe Center St. NW {in McKay Tower} Estimated Opening | First Quarter of 2020 Speciality | Craft Micro Distillery […]

GR{KNOW} | Cedar Springs Brewing Company To Open German Style Beer Hall On Bridge Street

Beer City USA is BOOMIN’! Locals will be pleased to learn that Cedar Springs Brewing Company is doing its part by bringing a new German style beer hall to the craft beverage scene on Bridge St. Find out what to expect when Küsterer Brauhaus opens its doors.  Location | 642 Bridge St. NW {vacant Jesus Evangelistic Center next door to […]

GR{KNOW} | Cocktail Week GR Now Through November 24

COCKTAIL WEEK GR IS BACK! If you love this event as much as we do, you probably already have your calendar marked for TODAY through November 24th! This year will mark Cocktail Week’s FIFTH installment featuring cocktail themed events organized by the Grand Rapids Bartenders Guild, as well as local distilleries and restaurants. A complete list of the events can be […]