A Local’s Guide to Drinking And Eating Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

There is a lot to love about Grand Rapids, Michigan

Just a short 1.5 hour drive from neighbouring city, Chicago, Grand Rapids has been voted by many of the world’s best travel magazines as the top destination for 2016.

To navigate the city and make the most of your stay, here is a definitive guide to Eating and Drinking destinations in this bustling little town

 

Two of Kellie’s favourite spots in Grand Rapids, Anna’s House and The Lazy Susan

 

 

Kellie Rowland, Mixologist at The Lumber Baron at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

 

Best place for breakfast in Grand Rapids? Anna’s House

Secret find / discovery in Grand Rapids? The Lazy Susan

Favorite event in Grand Rapids? Summer Concert Series at Frederick Meijer Gardens

Must eat dish in Grand Rapids? Lentil Tacos at Marie Catribs/ Sauteed Octopus at Osteria Rossa

Favorite restaurant in GR now? Osteria Rossa

Favorite Brew house / Pub in GR?  Z’s Bar and Restaurant 

Coffee from The Early Bird, Tacos from Donkey Taqueria and Home-made Pizza from his own restaurant are favourites of Chef Austin

Chef Austin Gresham of The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

 

Best place for breakfast in Grand Rapids? The Early Bird

Secret find / discovery in Grand Rapids? Movies at the UICA in downtown.

Had no idea you could see awesome independent movies, right in downtown…. Amazing.

Favorite event in Grand Rapids? Art Prize (this event just finished for 2016 but you can still see the award-winning prizes around town )

Must eat dish in Grand Rapids? Any Pizza at The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck… They’re the best:-)

Favorite restaurant in GR now? Donkey Taqueria 

Favorite Brew house / Pub in GR? Brewery Vivant Food-centric Belgian style brewery in an old church. Awesome place, awesome owners, awesome beers.

 

 

 

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