Valentine Ideas for West Michigan Local Foodies


Even if you are unattached, Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to splurge on chocolate and go out to eat. Below are some ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day in West Michigan. Special Dinners Check out the restaurant directory for locally-inspired fare. Of special note: The Saburba Dinner at Sietsema Orchards~ Feast for Aphrodite on Feb. 13. and Artful […]

Consider Adding Hops to Your Garden This Year

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Whether you’re a homebrewer, herbalist, or just want a beautiful addition to your garden, consider planting hops this year!

The Kitch’Room: Great Local Food-without the Pretentiousness

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Note: Shortly after I posted this review, The Kitch’Room closed. I am deeply saddened because it was such a great little spot. Plus, I see a lot of people commenting that it would have done better in Eastown. My thoughts on that would take an entirely new post. I will say it’s unfortunate that local […]



Every year I say I want to go to this. Alas, it hasn’t worked into my schedule and I’m still finalizing travel plans for work. So we’ll see. Here’s the press release for more info: PRESS RELEASE Chefs Challenge, now in its sixth year, attracts chefs from all over the state to compete in a […]

New Magazine to Focus on West Michigan’s Hot Culinary Scene {Flavor 616}

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For those mourning the loss of Food for Thought magazine, take heart-Flavor 616 is launching later this month. “We are extremely fortunate to have the support of some of the region’s top writers, photographers and designers who believe in what we’re doing and want to be a part of something bigger,” says CEO/Publisher Rod Glupker – […]

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