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The All You Can Eat Buffet: A double edged sword…..and where to find them.

By at May 14, 2017 | 6:12 am | 0 Comment

Rodizio on the buffet at Cygnus 27 I got to thinking about this today because it is Mother's Day and restaurants often offer special Mother's Day food buffets.I hear people constantly complain about the lack of quality AYCE buffets in the area, but this is a tricky thing. People want to have an awesome selection of food that is cooked to the correct temperature, is

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Have you been…..Railside Golf Club Edition.

By at March 26, 2017 | 6:58 am | 0 Comment

Chicken skewers at Railside Golf Club So, you are trying to find all of the great local places to eat. You have found all of the hole in the wall restaurants, all of the ethnic places that often get missed, and all of the good dive bars. You think that you have done it all.....but what about golf courses? I first became aware of Railside Golf Club, 2500 76th St.

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The next step in food discovery: EatGR Magazine Spring 2017

By at March 18, 2017 | 2:40 pm | 1 Comments

The next step in restaurant discovery: EatGR Magazine!After almost 5 years as a food discovery group on Facebook and a pilot brochure in January 2017 to get us off the ground, our print version EatGR Magazine is now available. In a world of online entertainment, a physical magazine seemed counterintuitive to us. People always have their noses buried in their electronic

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Have You Been…..FUEGO: A Fusion Kitchen Edition

By at February 12, 2017 | 7:06 am | 0 Comment

Bacon wrapped jalapeños stuffed with chorizo and cheese. If you were in a larger city than Grand Rapids like Detroit or Chicago, you wouldn't give a second thought to a 45 minute drive to get to a restaurant, and that's how I feel about FUEGO: A Fusion Kitchen. (Located at 21 West Main Street Grant, MI 49327) Located north of Grand Rapids in Grant, Michigan,

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EatGR Magazine Update

By at February 1, 2017 | 8:42 am | 0 Comment

OK, Presently we are doing fairly well.  We have 0nly have to sell about 4 more pages of advertising.  Also, I am trying to find 16 people looking to do coupon advertising.  We have 4 places on board (all pizza places) but we would like at least another 12 places that have a more diverse background (so no more pizza places). If you are a local restaurant  owner, or

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Why EatGR focuses on local food discovery

By at January 26, 2017 | 8:15 am | 1 Comments

Tri tips and Mac and Cheese at Pit Stop Catering Why local only? Loosen up, dude, we want to see everything.  More is better. Man, I have probably heard this twice already this week, but I am unmoved. I am not going to be the one that tell you that every dollar you spend locally keeps "X" number of dollars in our community, buying local is an investment in your

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EatGR Magazine?

By at January 15, 2017 | 8:33 am | 0 Comment

After nearly 5 years, EatGR has grown and changed dramatically. I started EatGR because my career in Real Estate was taking me to all sorts of neighborhoods with interesting, local eateries. I thought that talking to people about these local eateries would be a great way to meet people. That is where it all started, but new aspects to EatGR started almost

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The EatGR 2017 Foodie Wish List

By at December 31, 2016 | 9:24 am | 1 Comments

The Superman Cheesecake at Lucki's Cheesecake So, when you eat a sushi burrito (Jaku Sushi) or Korean BBQ (Emonae) you know that those ideas didn't originate in Grand Rapids. Those ideas came from somewhere else. How many times do you hear people pining for that special dish (kolaches has been mentioned recently), but it just isn't served in town? Knowing this,

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How to be a Foodie in Grand Rapids for less than $99.

By at December 17, 2016 | 8:50 am | 1 Comments

Arancini at Daniele's Pizzeria So, I was at Birch Lodge the other day where I met Charles. Like many people, Charles wanted to know why I was taking pictures of my food. I struck up a conversation with him and explained EatGR to him. He was really excited about EatGR, but confessed to me that as much as he wanted to eat at new and interesting places that his budget

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Have You Been…..New Daniele’s Pizza Edition

By at December 10, 2016 | 10:51 pm | 0 Comment

The "D" Burger So, on the surface, this question might seem a little ridiculous, but people are having a hard time finding the new Daniele's Pizza Location. Most of you are familiar with his OLD location on 52nd and Eastern. That location was small, lacked parking, and actually didn't have a functioning HVAC system (if you can believe that). None of this is

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Restaurant Locations of Death (and how they are doing today)

By at December 2, 2016 | 11:45 am | 4 Comments

You know how it is when you see a potentially cool restaurant moving into a "certain place" and you say. "Oh man, every restaurant that goes in there never lasts".  At EatGR, we have affectionately called those places "Locations of Death" No matter the track record of previous owners at that location, there are some places that restaurateurs keep giving chances to

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Wheelhouse Brunch with Santa Giveaway

By at December 1, 2016 | 7:15 am | 54 Comments

So, Christmas is coming up and you are looking to do something with the kids....AND FOOD!  We have you covered. Wheelhouse is doing a brunch with Santa event in the next couple of weeks and we are giving away one a free brunch for 4 (2 adults and 2 children (12 years and under)) for the event on December  18.  As usual, our good friend Rafflecopter will handle the

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In Memoriam (Restaurant Casualties 2016)

By at November 27, 2016 | 8:10 pm | 0 Comment

It comes with great sadness every year that we remind people which local restaurants are no longer with us.  Restaurants go out of business for a variety of reasons, but the one reason that we never want any place that we really enjoyed to close is because they lacked the foot traffic. Here is the list of restaurants who have gone out of business since our last yearly

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Elk Brewing Comstock Park Mug Club Giveaway

By at November 26, 2016 | 7:45 pm | 33 Comments

Alright, our friends at Elk Brewing Comstock Park have asked Rafflecopter to do a giveaway for a Mug Club membership.  This membership is good for over a year and has the following benefits: This mug club membership is good for the Comstock Park location only. Enter today and earn your chance to win this great prize.  Because we are in December, your

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Thanksgiving 2016 (The bird is the word)

By at November 24, 2016 | 5:31 am | 0 Comment

The Mack Daddy from Pit Stop Catering It is Thanksgiving 2016 and we, at EatGR, want to thank our nearly 20,000 group members for their interest in broadening their local restaurant knowledge in a positive way. We think that the Greater Grand Rapids food scene is really on the uptick, and is part of what makes this a great area to live in. Thank you to the over

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