Amore Trattoria Italiana {Restaurant Review}


This was my second visit to Amore, the first was a few months ago for a Slow Food West Michigan Potawatomi Convivium meeting. When I saw on FaceBook that they were featuring soft-shell crabs and Michigan asparagus, I talked my husband into heading out last Friday.

Around the West Michigan Blogosphere: Rain, Rain, Go Away! Edition


I suppose it wouldn’t be Memorial Day weekend without rain, but seriously-how is a gal supposed to get her garden planted with this kind of weather? Make the best of it by curling up with some of these posts from other West Michigan bloggers.

On the Hunt for Local Produce?

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Rumor has it that strawberries will be here soon! And, of course, asparagus and rhubarb and spinach have been available at farmer’s markets and roadsides. In case you’ve forgotten over the winter the abundance of local sources for produce, here’s a refresher.

Beer and Food: A Perfect Match


In case you haven’t heard, beer and food pairings are all the rage. And since West Michigan has the best of both, local pairings are just heavenly!

I’m A Beer Hound Can Help You Find Bars that Carry Michigan Beer!


For today’s post I wanted to showcase the bars and restaurants that carry Michigan beer. There are many more that carry Michigan beer than wine, although that’s a story for another day :-) As I started researching, I discovered that I’m A Beer Hound has already done the research for me!

Around the West Michigan Blogosphere - Link Up!


As you can see from my expanding blogroll, there are lots of great bloggers in West Michigan. If you’re a local blogger, please link up one of your favorite posts below so we can enjoy your brilliance.

Want REALLY local beer? Brew your own!


Whenever we take a growler of my husband’s homebrew to a party of non-homebrewers, people are astonished that it tastes so . . . good! I’m sure they hear “homebrew” and think of the skunky stuff their friend in college made in the closet with a Mr. Beer Kit.

Websites to Help You Find Local Beer in Michigan


With breweries popping up all over the place in West Michigan, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Here are some resources to help you find new places to try.

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week!


At last, the beer lovers who waited patiently through Michigan wine month can celebrate!

Ladies Night Out at the Melting Pot


A few weeks ago, my friends Donielle and Katie and I were invited to a networking event at The Melting Pot. What did we three local food bloggers think of it?

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