Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution {Book Review}


Visit my book review over at The Rapidian, or visit to learn more about Grand Rapids Food: A Culinary Revolution (American Palate) by Lisa Rose Starner. Grand Rapids’ food scene is bursting with local flavor. Farmers, teachers, chefs and activists are taking back their foodways and serving up the fresh, healthful fruits of their […]

Wild Dinner at Vander Mill


The dinner was advertised as “Stephs Gone Wild,” and boy, she sure did! Eight courses turned into 10, and there were a few new things even for this foodie. I have often enjoyed light dinners at Vander Mill, and in the past year they have expanded their dining area and have monthly dinners. This was […]

New Book from Local Author Explores Seasonal Eating and Beer Pairing


The book is chock-full of mouth-watering recipes and tantalizing photos, and features rants on the culture of food, drink, and entertaining. Bueltmann’s journey is one of waking up our taste buds, educating our palates, and remembering that our food and drink are meant to be enjoyed—even relished.

We Are Beer City USA {Video}


Check out this new video designed to encourage people to come to Grand Rapids, MI (AKA Beer City USA) for the 2014 National Homebrewing Conference. In addition to the beer (duh), what do would you suggest that visitors coming for the conference do around West Michigan?

Celebrate National Dairy Month . . . Locally!


June may be national dairy month, but locally we have lots to celebrate. Cheese First of all, when I think dairy, I think CHEESE. We have some awesome cheese makers in West Michigan. You can pick them up at the West Michigan Co-op, one of our many farmers markets in West Michigan, or Nourish Organic […]

Vote for West Michigan’s Best Burger


MLive is searching for the best burger, and I suspect Eat Local West Michigan readers are more knowledgeable than most! Take a moment to vote for your favorite local option. The deadline to cast your vote is Wednesday, June 5 at 3 p.m. You can vote once per day and you can vote for […]

Vander Mill Cider Completes $600,000 Expansion and Begins Canning Hard Ciders


PRESS RELEASE (SPRING LAKE, Mich) – One of the Midwest’s largest craft cider producers – Vander Mill Cider & Winery – is introducing a new line of canned ciders. Earlier this year, Vander Mill completed a 3500-square-foot, $600,000 expansion at its facility in Spring Lake. This includes the addition of fermentation equipment and a canning system, which […]

Discover Independent, Sustainable Agriculture in Berrien County


PRESS RELEASE Chikaming Open Lands is pleased to present a Berrien County Agritour on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.  We will tour Middlebrook Farm, raising lowline grass-fed Angus beef; Granor Farm, growing organic vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits; and Old Shore Vineyards, a boutique winery producing single estate, premium quality wines in very limited quantities. Learn […]

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