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Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night on October 23

Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night on October 23

Fourteen local Pizza Hut locations on Wednesday, October 23 from 11am to 11pm will donate 20% of the customer’s bill to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary.

Go to www.crashslanding.org locate Upcoming events for October 23 Pizza Hunt Fundraiser to print flier for participating locations; must present flier with your order.

Call: (616)821-6065 or more information.

Creston Car Show rolls into town September 7

Creston Car Show rolls into town September 7

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A portion of Plainfield Avenue will be free of traffic September 7, as the Creston Car Show rolls back into town for its ninth year.

The event, organized by the Creston Business Association, is free and open to the community.  Visitors are invited to walk down Plainfield Avenue NE and check out a variety of vehicles, including classic, hot rod, antique, muscle and rare models.  Kid-friendly activities will also be available, including Air Hoops.

Ned Rouse will provide a free performance and Red Jet Café will serve up pies for their annual pie eating contest.

The Creston Car Show kicks off at 11 a.m. at 1560 Plainfield Ave. NE.  The event will close out at 3 p.m. with a cruise to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Proceeds from the Creston Car Show will go to local charities.

Palette Pleasures: Grand Rapids Restaurant Week

Palette Pleasures: Grand Rapids Restaurant Week

By Tommy Allen

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Some folks are willing to plop down fat bags of cash for airfare, accommodations, and taxis just to indulge in the one meal believed to be the authentic cuisine of a far-off culture.

 

Breweries create new beer to support trees

Breweries create new beer to support trees

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Seventeen area breweries are showing their support for trees by creating a new brew.

Each brewery will have its own version of craft tree beer on tap from Sunday, August 4 to Saturday, August 10.  The brewers used ingredients such as maple, oak and cherry to make their tree-inspired beer.  For each pint of craft tree beer sold, select breweries will donate $1 to the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ Urban Forest Project.  The remaining breweries are organizing other events and promotions to benefit the Urban Forest Project. The money will be used to create an official Brewers Grove within the city.

Participating breweries include:

Brewers Grove to take shape October 17

Brewers Grove to take shape October 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—  "Friends of Grand Rapids Parks" is getting reading to plant a new green space for Grand Rapids, made possible by 17 area breweries.

The ceremonial planting of Brewers Grove will take place October 17 at Riverside Park.  The event will also include a beer-inspired movie showing inside the park at dusk.  Visitors will be allowed to bring growlers.

Brewers Grove is being funded by tree beer sales.  Each participating brewery created their own version of tree beer.  The fundraiser began August 5, with many breweries donating $1 from each pint sold to the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks' Urban Forest Project.  Other participating breweries created events and promotions for the fundraising campaign.

Participating breweries include:

More than 60 restaurants to take part in Restaurant Week GR

More than 60 restaurants to take part in Restaurant Week GR

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The list of businesses participating in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is out.

So far, 68 restaurants have signed up to take part in the annual event, creating specialty three-course meals for $25. Participants include:

  • The Acorne Grille at Thousand Oaks Golf Club (4100 Thousand Oaks Dr. NE, My Town Plainfield/Northview)
  • Amore Trattoria Italiana (5080 Alpine Avenue NW, My Town Comstock Park/Alpine Township)
  • Aryana Restaurant and Bar (5700 28th Street SE, My Town Ada/Cascade)
  • Bar Divani (15 Ionia Ave. SW, Ste. 130, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Bistro Bella Vita (44 Grandville Ave. SW, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Bistro Chloe Elan (445 Ada Drive SE, My Town Ada/Cascade)
  • Bobarino’s at the B.O.B. (20 Monroe Ave. NW, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Bombay Cuisine (1420 Lake Drive SE, My Town G.R. Central)
  • Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille (401 Leonard St.

Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo among 'Best Small Cities for Beer-Lovers'

Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo among 'Best Small Cities for Beer-Lovers'

Two West Michigan communities have made the cut for “Best Small Cities for Beer-Lovers.”

Both Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo made TravelNerd’s top ten list, based on their breweries, events and pubs.  

In Grand Rapids, TravelNerd highlighted Founders Brewing Company, rated one of the best breweries in the world by Rate Beer, Brewery Vivant, for traditional Belgian-made beer, Grand Rapids Brewing Company, which limits its landfill waste to 10 percent, The Hideout Brewing Company for its variety of beer, and Harmony Brewing Company for its pizza.

In Kalamazoo, TravelNerd focused on Bell’s Brewery, the largest and oldest craft brewery in the state, Arcadia Brewing Company and Olde Peninsula BrewPub.

Michigan and Colorado were the only two states to have two cities on the list. The rankings are limited to cities and towns with populations under 400,000.