#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} […]

Our 20 Favorite Projects in GR for 2020 (A Letter)

Ionia Avenue looking from the new Residence Inn under construction   Dear family, friends and loved ones near and far, Happy New Year! It’s once again that time of year to give you an update on the exciting new projects going on around town, and of course, our favorites! Our little city continues to grow and bloom and there are […]

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} | 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 […]

#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} | 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 […]

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 […]

#RaiseAGlass For ANOTHER Sold Out Weekend

Wine lovers in Grand Rapids will not want to miss out on the Raise a Glass Wine Tour. It is an upscale exclusive experience that gives guests the opportunity to have a taste or culture and conversation through wine and food. Find out why you will want to add a Raise a Glass Wine Tour to your local bucket list. […]

Meritage Hospitality Group Announces New Brunch Concept on East Beltline

Meritage Hospitality Group is taking the term “brunch so hard” to the next level. Their plan is to bring a new dining concept to the Grand Rapids area late this summer. Where | 1600 East Beltline NE (yes, that’s the current Twisted Rooster location) Speciality | Brunch focused, chef-inspired eats from scratch Twisted Rooster will be closing in June to […]