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By at November 12, 2016 | 10:50 am | 0 Comment

Tacos from La Vencedora OK, you guys make this request A LOT, and I find myself completely frustrated by some of the, I have compiled a list of TRADITONAL Mexican Tacos.  I like the use of the word traditional vs. authentic because each state in Mexico has their version of tacos.  Before somebody beats me up on Donkey....they are a good example of a

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November 2016 Scavenger Hunt

By at November 2, 2016 | 4:45 pm | 0 Comment

For 4 years, I have been trying to think of a way to do this....and now I am giving it a EatGR Scavenger hunt! If you go to one of the following nine restaurants between now and Thanksgiving and take a picture of yourself with your meal, or a picture of the food with the menu in the same photo with the hashtag #sh2016, we will hand that to Rafflecopter, "your

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Rockford Brewing Company (New restaurant giveaway)

By at October 19, 2016 | 4:00 am | 111 Comments

Korean sticky wings When Rockford Brewing Company opened in 2011, Owners Seth Rivard and Jeff Sheehan had always planned on food being part of the equation. At that time, there was insufficient space for a kitchen, so that project had to wait. As time passed, things changed. The tenants who had occupied the front 1/2 of the building with RBC did not renew their

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Noto’s Fall Charity Wine Fest Giveaway

By at October 13, 2016 | 12:06 am | 42 Comments

OK, it is that time of the year when we give away a pair of tickets to the Noto's Fall Charity Win Fest. Rafflecopter is cranky, so make sure to follow instructions....the truth is that he doesn't want you to win anyway, but somebody has to! The winner will receive 2 VIP passes to the Fall 2016 Noto's Charity Winefest. These passes are not transferable.

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Pulaski Days 2016 Starts this week

By at October 4, 2016 | 11:43 am | 0 Comment

Polish plate from Polish Falcons It's that time of year again, PULASKI DAYS in Grand Rapids! Of Course, at EatGR, we are most interested in the food.  A couple places start serving as early as 5pm on Wednesday, but more places will be running at full-bore by noon on Friday. Go out and enjoy some Polish food this week.  Click here to link to addresses and maps

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12 local dishes that keep me coming back.

By at October 2, 2016 | 12:48 am | 1 Comments

Poutine at Ada Pour House People ask me all of the time, "What is your favorite restaurant?" Well, it is a bit of an unfair question because that simply depends on my mood for the day. However, there are several dishes at various restaurants that always get me pretty excited, and I would be happy to delve in those. 12 of them, in fact. 1. Poutine at Ada Pour House.

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Results from the September 27, 2016 EatGR admin meeting.

By at September 30, 2016 | 7:04 am | 2 Comments

Chef Jenna graciously hosting the admin meeting. 1. Regarding website advertising: Although we would like to see more local restaurant support for the webpage, it was decided that national chain restaurants would not be allowed to advertise on 2. Regarding link ins: For a variety of reasons, most link-ins will still not be allowed into the group. Admins

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Semi-annual Restaurant Update (9/25/16)

By at September 25, 2016 | 12:16 am | 5 Comments

OK, I realize that very few people get out as much to eat as I do (but Real Estate has a way of taking me everywhere), so I see restaurant changes all the time where you might not notice it for 6 months or more.  Here is the best that I can do to keep things short since my last update...and it is a lot of info. NEW RESTAURANT OPENINGS: Ato Sushi (Downtown Grand

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Under The Radar Michigan interview about EatGR

By at September 12, 2016 | 8:34 pm | 0 Comment

OK, I finally have the functioning link for the under the Radar Michigan story about EatGR. It is about 3 1/2 minutes of video starting at around the 18 minute mark followed by a great story about our friends at GR Bagel.   I have to admit that it is intersting to see how they whittle a 45 minute interview down to 3 minutes. :)   Under The Radar

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EatGR “In the News” Archive

By at September 1, 2016 | 8:38 am | 0 Comment

EatGR will be featured in a couple of weeks on the Michigan PBS show UNDER THE RADAR on Thursday September 8th at 8:30pm in Detroit (We have attached the promo)  It will air locally shortly thereafter. Every now and then, EatGR or me as a result of EatGR gets some media coverage.  This is my attempt to archive these events for future reference for the morbidly

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The quest for authentic ethnic cuisine and some food for thought.

By at August 14, 2016 | 1:29 am | 0 Comment

Szechuan Pork at Chuancai Fang People frequently want to know where they can find authentic ethnic cuisine or restaurants, but this is a problematic quest. To begin with, who determines what is authentic? Is authentic food cooked only by people from the country of origin? For example, can an American chef trained in Italian cooking by an Italian woman in Italy, who

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10 restaurants you are not finding (because they are hidden in other buildings)

By at August 6, 2016 | 11:30 pm | 1 Comments

Super Green Market It is always cool when you discover a hole in the wall, but when the hole in the wall is located inside another building it makes it all the more difficult.  Here are 10 restaurants that you are probably not finding because they are not the primary business at that location. Super Green Market has a restaurant in the back of their store, near

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Free The Food Trucks (guest blog by Brennan Summers)

By at July 23, 2016 | 8:58 pm | 1 Comments

A Moveable Feast Food Truck Much has been said and written about food trucks recently, and it has many people wondering what’s going on. Here’s a rundown of recent events related to food trucks in Grand Rapids: • December 2015: The Grand Rapids City Commission approves the GR Forward plan, a 10-year strategic roadmap for continuing to develop our city; it

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Vander Mill Grand Rapids Giveaway

By at July 19, 2016 | 12:32 am | 115 Comments

So, you have been to Vander Mill Cider in Spring Lake, you've had their cider, you've eaten their food....or maybe you haven't.  Spring Lake was too far for some of you to drive, so the owner of Vander Mill Cider built a second location in Grand Rapids just to save you a little wear and tear on your car. OK, that is probably not the whole reason for the new Vander

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Truck Yeah! (Part 3) at the Downtown Market (7/24)

By at July 17, 2016 | 7:42 am | 0 Comment

On Sunday July 24 from 11am-2pm we will be hosting our 3rd food truck rally at the Grand Rapids downtown market for 2016.  Our trucks will be present concurrently with the pop-up market that is scheduled from 10am-4pm. This will truly be a mobile food bonanza giving you an opportunity to see everything that our local food truck scene has to offer while enjoying a

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