Is Your Favorite Restaurant Really Local?

Check out my post over at The Rapidian to discover how you can tell if your favorite restaurant is REALLY local, or merely saying it’s so.

Meat Eater {Book Review}


If you live in West  Michigan, you know that tomorrow is opening day of deer season, even if you are not a hunter. Hunting and fishing permeates our culture; and, if you think about it, it’s the epitome of eating local. My father hunts, my grandfather hunted, and my husband hunts. It’s generally passed down […]

Michigan By The Bottle, six Michigan wineries partner for metro Detroit tasting room


I know, I  know, this is eat (and drink) local WEST Michigan. But sometimes, I post stuff about our great state that isn’t technically West Michigan. This is one of those cases. After the elections, a friend of mine asked, “Can we just give Detroit, Flint and Pontiac to Canada? We could even throw in […]

Local First Holiday Auction: Locavore Picks


Whenever I see something like the Local First Holiday Auction, I go right for the food and drink items. So, below are my top picks for fellow foodies. Hopefully they will whet your appetite to click on over and support a great cause-Local First! Restaurant Gift Cards: San Chez Bistro Bella Vita Bar Divani The […]

Turkey Watch 2012

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Looking to serve a local turkey at Thanksgiving this year? Be sure to order early! Here are the sources I’ve discovered - if you have any to add, please let me know!

A Locavore’s Guide to the Grand Rapids Wine, Beer, and Food Festival

A foodie would be content to sample any of the awesome beers, wines, and food at the upcoming Grand Rapids Wine, Beer, and Food Festival. However, locavores are always interested in one thing: “Is it local?” Images of Portlandia aside, it IS an important question, and one to which the answer is too often “no,” […]

Win Tickets to the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival

I’m so excited to attend this year’s festival! Even more exciting, they moved the dates up a week so my husband can come (he’s usually deer hunting). Here’s your chance to celebrate wine, beer, and food. You can win two passes just by commenting below. One entry per person. To enter, simply comment below saying […]

Signature Chefs Auction to bring West Michigan’s Top Restaurants Together for Stronger, Healthier Babies

The best chefs in West Michigan will offer food lovers the opportunity to enjoy a night out while raising funds.

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