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!”

Locally Owned Restaurants: Does It Make a Difference?


When a certain restaurant chain opened in Grand Rapids, I had a hard time getting excited. Because it’s a chain. When others pointed this out, many responded, “so what if it’s a chain? Local workers still get jobs there, right? What difference does it make?”

Michigan Wine & Beer Dinner Series At Salt of the Earth


OK, seriously? I was just thinking about how well I’ve been doing on my Lean 11 Weight Loss Challenge when Dianna from Promote Michigan sends me this press release about a dinner series at Salt of the Earth! Diet or no diet, I may just have to sacrifice in the name of local eating and drinking research.

Mark your calendars for Restaurant Week GR!


Celebrate our local chefs with Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2010! There are more than 50 restaurants participating. Simply make a reservation at one of the participating restaurants and for only $20.10 a person you’ll get a fresh, 3 course meal. How cool is that? As a bonus, each restaurant will donate $1 from each 3-course Restaurant [...]

Dine Out for Farms!


American Farmland Trust’s inaugural Dine Out for Farms™ is a national, week?long event that will bring together restaurants and consumers to support a sustainable future for America’s farms. By dining out, you are supporting efforts to help local and regional farms. From October 10-16, participating restaurants will raise funds and awareness for programs that support farms and help save the land that sustains us.

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