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“EatGR1” Best Instagram account 2017 (EatGR is much more than just a Facebook Group)

By at August 1, 2017 | 10:21 am | 0 Comment

We are super excited to announce that EatGR1 just won the BEST IN  THE WEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT 2017 A lot of people only think of EatGR as a Facebook group of 22,000 people used to get ideas of where to discover new places or food items to eat. Although it is certainly that, it is a lot more. 1. We have a sister Facebook page (EatGR). We typically reserve this page

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Ultimate taco list meets the Ultimate Guide To Mexican Food

By at July 13, 2017 | 8:37 am | 1 Comments

Massive taco plate from Luna Downtown Everybody know that I am a huge fan of tacos, so much so that I created the Ultimate Taco List for greater Grand Rapids.  My good friend Adrian Sotelo (Owner/Operator of Farandula) took matters a step farther and  created The Guide To Exploring Restaurants & Taquerias in Grand Rapids. Adrian and Farandula often fall below

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Local restaurant observations

By at July 9, 2017 | 7:57 am | 1 Comments

Charcoal Grill Brazilian Steakhouse. Photo credit: Patty Russie Restaurants go out of business for a lot of different reasons, but I still found it shocking when in the past few weeks we lost several at one time. The Lazy Susan, Saburba, Black Heron, Linc Up, Mandarin, and Jax all closed their doors. I understand that not every restaurant is meant to succeed, and that

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Handsome Henry Gift Card Giveaway

By at June 25, 2017 | 5:35 pm | 30 Comments

It has been a full 200 days since Rafflecopter drunkenly ran a Christmas Giveaway, but after 6 months of rehab he is back! Simply click on the rafflecopter link below, follow the instructions and get registered to win a couple of gift cards!  Rafflecopter will choose the winner from the list of qualified entrants sometime when he wakes up on Tuesday. Good Luck and

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EatGR Magazine Summer 2017 now Available

By at June 24, 2017 | 10:35 am | 0 Comment

EatGR Magazine Summer 2017 is now available online and at the following fine locations: The Bitter End Black Bull Brown Butter Creperie Burger George Cascade Roadhouse Cherie Inn Cheshire kitchen Chez Olga Cousins Tasty Chicken Creston Brewing Dad's Classic (Woodland Mall) Daddy Pete's D'arts Donuts Field and Fire Cafe Florentines (Belmont and

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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 | 2 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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