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 [...]

Michigan’s Guide to Local Cooking {Book Review}


This book has been in my “to review” pile for quite some time; it came out more than a year ago. Written by Susan Clemente of Spring Lake, who also did the photography, this book is a delight for anyone with the slightest interest in cooking local in Michigan. When reading cookbooks, sometimes it’s tempting [...]

Fork Fest Recap

I came, I saw, I ate. I talked. I ate some more. I talked some more. I ate some more. I left with a basil plant. It did my soul good. I saw smiles on chefs, farmers, artisans, and eaters as they enjoyed the food. I laughed with my friends. I regretted that there was [...]

Win Two Tickets to Fork Fest!

I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited for this Thursday’s Fork Fest! Keep reading to learn how you can win a pair of tickets for yourself.

Arts & Eats 2012: A Self-Guided Agri-Cultural Driving Tour

Frona's Pantry in Gull Lake

It’s time again for the Arts & Eats tour! As you might know, I’m originally from Allegan County, so this self guided tour of Allegan and Barry Counties is in my home turf. From the press release: More than 60 West Michigan artist studios, galleries, farms and restaurants – nearly double the number from last [...]

Taste of Michigan brings 20 food bloggers to Grand Rapids | The Rapidian

  I posted over at The Rapidian today, sharing what I did on Saturday. It was great eating my way through Grand Rapids! Here’s a link to the article: Taste of Michigan brings 20 food bloggers to Grand Rapids | The Rapidian.  

Exploring Northern Michigan by Motorcycle #PureMichigan


DH and I took a long weekend exploring northern Michigan by motorcycle, stopping at some fun and delicious diners along the way.

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend in West Michigan


This weekend I’ll be riding my motorcycle around lower Michigan with my husband. It’s my first motorcycle trip and I’m so excited! Hoping the rain holds off. Even if it doesn’t though, I’m sure we’ll find plenty to do.

If your weekend plans are still up in the air, here are some ideas just for you:

Eating Out: Avoid the ArtPrize Rush


There are lots of posts about where to eat while visiting ArtPrize. But what about those of us who really prefer to avoid the crowds? My husband and I have been known to want to go out to eat but then we say, “ugh, but _____ is going on! We’ll never find parking the the line will be a mile long!”

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