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Grand Rapids food scene in 2016: Where to eat, what to eat and how we should eat it (Rapid Growth Media)

As we welcome the new year, Grand Rapids is perfectly positioned to embrace what’s on our plates and in our glasses. Michigan is an agriculturally rich, vibrant state that offers produce and proteins in tune with the seasons. This year, we are ready to take hold of that, expand upon it and West Michiganders are…

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Shaken, stirred and spirited: Local distilleries on the rise (Rapid Growth Media)

While Grand Rapids, aka “Beer City, USA,” is the so-called epicenter of the nationwide craft brewery boom, West Michigan has quietly played host to a related trend in artisanal spirits. Independent distilleries have been popping up across The Mitten, spearheaded by folks with a passion for finely wrought booze featuring locally sourced ingredients and other…

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Grand Rapids’ first West Side distillery of fine spirits could be just months away (Rapid Growth Media)

Entrepreneurs Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor have some spirited plans to bring Grand Rapids its first neighborhood distillery and tasting room. The pair and a silent partner purchased an 8,000-square-foot building at 537 Leonard St. NW on the corner of Leonard and Quarry St. NW, and have begun the process of converting it into…

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