GR{KNOW} | Temporary Restaurant Closings Due to Staff COVID Cases

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, transparency for patron and employee safety is more important than ever. Many restaurants have used similar language on social media to communicate the status of employees who have either — on the most proactive side, as shown by Matchbox Diner — reported a fever and are awaiting COVID test results or have confirmed cases. […]

GR{KNOW} | Restaurant Reopening Guide for Dine-in and Patio Service (Developing)

A Dinner Club GR & GRNow Collaboration Where can you eat out this weekend, and what should you expect once there? Here’s a developing list of options for dining in, new or newly reopened outdoor patios, and more. Be sure to grab your mask, as you’ll need it for entering/exiting the venue and whenever not at your table. *last updated […]

GR{KNOW} | Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Whether brand new concepts, new menus, or newly back as part of the takeout scene, here are some #GrandNew options to check out It can be even harder to keep up with all of the restaurant goings-on now than it ever was before. Who’s open? Who has curbside? Can I order online or get it delivered? These questions can quickly […]

How local restaurants are being resilient during COVID-19

COVID-19 has uprooted the restaurant industry, with many short- and long-term implications for business. Each decision restauranteurs must make carries much weight, and yet tough calls continue to be necessary — often without precedent and even prior to formal regulatory guidance — as the weeks pass by and new developments unfold.  As an industry disrupted, many fear the change that’s […]

The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Grand Rapids and surrounding areas throughout Michigan. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! VIP Packages & more available! Call (888) 643-2583 to talk to a real life representative – ticket sales available over […]

Grand New: Stan Diego, Baja Taco Kitchen

Stan Diego is officially opening doors on April 26thand will definitely be the happening place to hang out in the greater Grand Rapids area. This new concept from Meritage Hospitality brings the vibes of SoCal to West Michigan in the form of a taco kitchen. What was once home to Crooked Goose is now a transformed laid-back atmosphere that transports […]