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 […]

#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} | 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} | 8 Exciting Updates You Need To Know About Woodland Mall

The Woodland Mall has long been a staple of the Grand Rapids area since its opening in 1968. It’s ongoing expansion has been an exciting topic locally for some time now. Recently, the mall has undergone a $100 million renovation that has led to the opening of a new west wing featuring new retailers who debuted their shops in recent […]

GR{KNOW} | Ambiance GR – A Unique Urban Metropolitan Lounge

Ambiance GR Kitchen and Lounge is soon to open in Downtown Grand Rapids. Team Ambiance believes that their concept will offer something new to set the establishment apart. Read on to find out more.  Location | 106 Pearl NW {Inside Ledyard Building on the corner of Ottawa and Pearl St.} Estimated Opening Date | Late November Speciality | American Eats […]

GR{KNOW} | Donut Garden – Taking Gourmet Vegan Desserts To The Next Level

“Mmmm…donuts”! Not only are they Homer Simpson’s treat of choice, they are also becoming the go-to gourmet dessert available in a wide range of unique flavors. Donut Garden is setting themselves apart by specializing in vegan options. Read on to find out more about the company and what they have to offer.  Donut Garden is the brainchild of mother, Grand […]

#GRANDNEW | One Twenty Three Tavern Now Open at Studio Park

One Twenty Three Tavern is quickly becoming one of the newest hotspots in Grand Rapids! This modern American dining recently opened at Studio Park on October 14th. Read on to learn more about the restaurant and what they have in store for later this year.  Location | 123 Ionia SE {Downtown Grand Rapids at Studio Park} Hours | Sun – Thurs […]

GR{KNOW} | Third Nature Brewing Company Grand Opening In Rockford

Beer City USA has definitely made its mark, especially in the craft brew space. Third Nature Brewing Co. may be #GRANDNEW to the brewery scene, but plans to give West Michigan residents another reason to take a detour into Rockford. This rustic brewery and taproom will be hosting its grand opening on October 28. Learn more about why you should be […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival Receives Honorary Mention in Forbes Magazine

  Three cheers for the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival! This highly-anticipated event has been named as one of a dozen ‘Best Fall Wine Festivals in North America You Don’t Want to Miss’ by Forbes travel writer Sandra MacGregor. Learn more about the festival and why it should be added to your list of priority fall activities […]

GR{KNOW} | Gordon Food Service is Breaking Barriers for Minority Owned Restaurants

There’s no doubt that the business community in Grand Rapids is on an upward trajectory. Along with this growth comes a need for the acceptance of diversity. This is especially the case in the food industry, where culture is such an important part of the culinary experience. Residents should feel encouraged to seek out minority-owned restaurants to enjoy terrific meals […]