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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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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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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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Have You Been…..Wheelhouse Edition

By at June 5, 2016 | 12:00 am | 83 Comments

Croque Madame This is one of those rare times when I know that very few of you have actually been to the restaurant in question ( Wheelhouse at 67 Ottawa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). With a couple of low key soft opening events and a little bit of word of mouth, Wheelhouse is moving at exactly the pace that they wanted to ahead of their grand opening that

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8 Restaurants that are “hard to find” and “out of mind”

By at May 29, 2016 | 12:46 am | 0 Comment

Fresh salad from Oh My Salad! At EatGR, we frequently talk about restaurants that are "Hard to Find" or in "Locations of Death" where restaurant after restaurant disappears.  Today I am going to point my finger at 8 restaurants that I think are worthy of your investigation.  One, or more, of these could be your next personal gem. Oh My Salad!:  (2919 28th St SE,

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Have You Been….. (The Old Goat Edition)

By at March 13, 2016 | 5:40 am | 0 Comment

Alger Heights has always been a tough neighborhood for restaurants, and I have watched many of them come and go over the years.  When I heard that the Old Goat was going to give it a go I did have concerns about their success because nobody had ever tried a restaurant this large in Alger.  This did not deter owner Cory DeMint.  DeMint had already successes with The

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The Pizza Chronicles “Greater Grand Rapids Style”

By at February 14, 2016 | 8:27 am | 1 Comments

DELUXE PIZZA at VITALE'S OF ADA I get accused of going to the same pizza place all the time. "All you ever do is go to Daniele's pizza, why don't you go other places?" I always think that question is a little strange. First of all, I do go other places, but that isn't why the question is strange. It is entirely predictable that people eat at the same pizza place

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7 Restaurants that you are missing, but shouldn’t be.

By at January 24, 2016 | 1:17 am | 2 Comments

Pierogies from The Black Heron Of course, everybody has their favorite restaurants, and so do I.  It is not uncommon for me to get into a rut about a certain place and talk about it ad nauseum. That said, there are some restaurants that have been habit forming for me and that I think should get a lot more attention than they currently do.  The following are seven

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Have You Been…..(The Grilling Company edition)

By at November 29, 2015 | 7:36 am | 0 Comment

For just about ever, The Grilling Company (6231 West River Dr. Grand Rapids, MI)  has been a mobile caterer offering barbecue to the Grand Rapids area. In an age where there was virtually only one local barbecue restaurant in town, the mobile vendors were one of the only ways to access good barbecue in town.....and then it happened.  Over a period, of 12 months,

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Redwater Restaurant Week Giveaway.

By at August 7, 2015 | 12:01 am | 87 Comments

For those of you who are casual diners, the name "Redwater" probably doesn't mean a whole lot to you, but in the local restaurant industry it means 6 things:  Rush Creek Bistro, Reds on the River, Cork Wine and Grille, Vintage Prime and Seafood, Fire Rock Grille, and Gravity Taphouse. We already gave away a prize for Gravity and Vintage is not participating in

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Flat River Grill Restaurant Week Giveaway

By at August 5, 2015 | 11:34 pm | 60 Comments

On the Eastern border of Kent County sits Lowell and the Flat River Grill. The Flat River Grill is another one of the Gilmore Collection restaurants with a beautiful patio located on the right on the river.  Flat River Grill serves up a solid array of  contemporary American cuisine, and is our second to last Restaurant Week Giveaway. For the winner: 

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Tavern on the Square restaurant week giveaway

By at August 1, 2015 | 12:01 am | 74 Comments

Tavern on the Square is a restaurant that you can easily overlook.  It is located right on the very popular Ionia street, but not so close to the very popular Barfly properties that it gets the attention that it deserves. Tavern has 2 fabulous patios:  A large one on the side of the building, and a second one in the front of the establishment that is more like a 4

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Licari’s Restaurant Week Giveaway

By at July 30, 2015 | 12:01 am | 97 Comments

When you grow up with somebody, you get to the point where you frequently finish each other's sentences.  Licari's Sicialian Pizza opened the same week that EatGR started up.  We may not be able to finish each other's sentences, but we can surely spot the signature curled pepperoni on their very popular pizzas.  More than just Pizza, Licari's is also popular for

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Judson’s Restaurant Week Giveaway

By at July 29, 2015 | 12:01 am | 101 Comments

With the recent demise of Louis Benton, Judson's stands alone as our only local steakhouse downtown.  If you like to soup up your steaks, Judson's can make them with additions like  "Au poivre" or "Oscar" just to name a couple.  You love steak and your significant other doesn't?  No Problem!  Judson's has other meat offerings as well, including the recent

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Blue Water Grill restaurant week giveaway

By at July 28, 2015 | 12:01 am | 95 Comments

The Blue Water Grill is another one of the many Gilmore Collection restaurants that is situated on the water, making it a popular dining destination.  Whether you are looking for Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, or something a little simpler like pizza and burgers, Blue Water Grill has a diverse menu that can accommodate almost everybody's palate. GOOD LUCK and

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