A trip to The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is always a great way to spend a day. With over 20 indoor market vendors, cooking classes, rooftop greenhouses and more, the market guarantees a fun food experience. On April 27, from 10 AM to 8 PM, the Downtown Market will be hosting Flight Friday, a food and drink sampling event.
For those who are not familiar, a flight is a number of small samples of food or drink that are made available so that people can sample various types and flavors of food. On the 27th, those that attend the event will have the opportunity to sample spirits, coffee, mini scones, ice cream, pasta and more.
This adventurous tasting experience will feature a number of local businesses from the Grand Rapids area. Here are some of the businesses and the dishes they will be offering as samples:
Flights range from $6-$15.
Our offers so far:
SLOWS BAR-B-Q: The Big Three Classics Flight: quarter pound of our heavy hitters – beef brisket, pulled pork, and apple BBQ glazed chicken AND Dark Horse Brewery Flight – Brewery mainstays, plus specialty pours
CARVER’S: Slider Trio – Hot Chicken, Hot Ham & Swiss and the classic Diner Slider
SWEETIE-LICOUS: Mini-Cookie Flight: chocolate chip, snickerdoodle and oatmeal raisin butterscotch
MADCAP: Tasters Flight: Three courses will include a filter coffee, espresso and macchiato pairing, and a barista’s choice finale.
FISHLADS: Slider Trio: Shrimp salad, lobster and salmon burger slider
FIELD & FIRE: Scone Flight: miniature scones in 3 flavors – chocolate chip, sweet cream, and cranberry orange
LOVE’S ICE CREAM: Ice Cream Flight: Choose five flavors that will take your tastebuds on a delicious journey
RÁK THAI: Honey Sriracha Fries with dipping sauce flight: spicy ketchup, spicy mayo and cilantro aioli
BLUE SPOON: Pasta Sampler Trio: Roasted Red Pepper Gnocchi with Bacon & Asparagus. Cheddar Baked Spaghetti and Herbed Fettuccini with Italian sausage & Sundried Tomatoes
APERITIVO: Rose Wine Flight: sampling of staff’s three favorite rosé wines
SUSHI MARKET: Sushi & Sashimi Combo: 3 pieces of Sashimi, 2 pieces of sushi & shrimp tempura roll topped with spicy mayo eel sauce.
SPICE & TEA MERCHANTS: Tea Flight: Caribbean Breeze, Pineapple Papaya and White Pear
SOCIAL KITCHEN: Hummus Trio: traditional, roasted red pepper and pesto with housemade pita
The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is a great resource for fresh delicious foods, supporting the region’s entrepreneurial spirit and local produce. The Flight Friday event will give businesses an opportunity to connect with the public while allowing visitors to experience new taste sensations that will open up their minds and palettes. Come down to find out more about your community and the wide variety of flavors it has to offer and keep up with Downtown Market Flight Friday news.