michigan: Best Hot Chocolate in GR - 02/06/18 08:38 AM
If you’re not in the mood for coffee or tea, we’ve got just the list for you: The best places to get hot chocolate in Grand Rapids. Another cold front means warm socks, heavy scarfs, and hot drinks. What could be nicer than a cup of hot chocolate on a below freezing day as it snows outside? Whether you’ve had enough caffeine for the day or you’re not a coffee fan, here’s our picks for best cocoa place. Try them all and let us know your favorite. We can’t wait to hear your feedback! 
 
MoKAYA
638 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, … (0 comments)

michigan: Groundhog's Day in GR - 02/01/18 10:14 AM

This Friday, February 2nd is Ground Hog's Day. In case you didn't know, we celebrate it a little differently here in Michigan. Head on up to Howell, MI at the Howell Nature Center (or at least tune in as they air it live) while Woody the Woodchuck predicts an extended winter or an early spring for us Michiganders. Woody has been right 15 of the last 19 years and those odds are pretty good. 
So how does it work? Woody gets placed into her hallowed out tree stump and either stays in or comes out. If she comes out, we get an early spring, … (0 comments)

michigan: Thanksgiving in GR - 11/14/17 07:52 AM
If you just moved in and have no clue which box you put your pots and pans in, or maybe you are torn between your Aunt Mathilda's and Cousin Sue's and would rather just avoid the whole thing all together this year but a frozen Hungry Man is equally appalling...good news! GR does Thanksgiving, and it does it well. Here's a list of Grand Rapids restaurants that are doing the whole 9 yards. Call soon for reservations because spots are filling up fast. 
Charley's Crab Address: 63 Market Ave SW, Grand Rapids Cost: $30 for adults, $18 for children The Thanksgiving menu … (0 comments)

michigan: Daylight Savings is a Snoozefest! - 11/03/17 07:30 AM
Daylight Savings ends THIS SUNDAY at 2 AM! Don't forget about that extra hour of sleep this weekend and turn your clocks back!
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michigan: Coffee Crawl - 08/28/17 09:49 AM
Grand Rapids is known for its breweries. Dubbed as "Beer City USA" we have a multitude of breweries to choose from ranging from small scale hole-in-the-walls to powerhouses like Founders and Hopcat. 
Rainy days are great opportunities to check out some of these breweries and GR offers a passport to keep track of all the breweries you've visited. However, if coffee is more your style, you'll be happy to know that Grand Rapids has an incredible coffee scene that is highly underrated. 
Below is a list of the 5 best coffee shops in Grand Rapids. Visit them all and decide for yourself which one is your favorite. We … (1 comments)

michigan: Grand Rapids Ballet - 08/28/17 09:35 AM
Located on Ellsworth off the intersection of Grandville and Wealthy, the Grand Rapids Ballet is the only professional ballet in all of Michigan. Under the artistic leadership of Patricia Barker since 2010, GR Ballet has attracted world-class dancers and produced incredible performances, generating international attention. They offer multiple styles of dances choreographed from 20th and 21st centuries and since opening have put on 56 different productions.
The Company is comprised of 24 professional dancers from the United States and around the world. Although the professional ballet has a shorter history, the ballet has actually been around since 1971. Learn about it’s fascinating start here. 
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michigan: GR-becue - 08/25/17 08:27 AM
Grand Rapids is not exactly a BBQ city. That said, we have some pretty awesome spots in town. With Memorial Day weekend ahead of us, and summer just around the corner, here are a few of the best places to grab some barbeque. Try them all and let us know which one is your favorite! 
 
Jonny B’z
701 Wealthy St
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 
Jonny B’z is open Monday through Saturday in Eastown. Best known for their 100% all beef hot dogs, they also have killer barbecue, rated as best barbecue place in GR by Yelpers. They serve up beef brisket, half smoked chicken, St. Louis … (0 comments)

michigan: West Side Best Side - 08/25/17 08:18 AM
The west side (or "WestSide") first connected to downtown Grand Rapids in 1842 via the footbridge and has since had a common motto from residents: “WestSide, best side!”. It has a rich identity as a melting pot of culture and is considered the most diverse urban neighborhood in GR. 
There is a passionate love for the WestSide that resonates through the Urban neighborhood. It's location is bordered by Richmond Street on the north, Butterworth on the South, the natural border of the Grand River on the east, and a hill parallel to Valley on the West. 
The WestSide is a business districts with a … (0 comments)

 
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