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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2014 will burst on the scene in August again during the peak of the summer harvest in West Michigan. This year Restaurant Week GR will include [...]
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2014 will burst on the scene in August again during the peak of the summer harvest in West Michigan. This year Restaurant Week GR will include 12 days of creative local 3-course menus at over 60 restaurants – from Wednesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 24 – adding an additional day for the event, which since 2010 has been 10 to 11 days.
The theme for Restaurant Week GR 2014 is “Perfect Pairings” to highlight wines, beer, spirits and coffees that pair well with menu items that restaurants will serve on their 3-course menus. According to Janet Korn, Sr. Vice President of Experience Grand Rapids, “We have focused this year on “Perfect Pairings”, different beverages that pair well with different foods. Many of the participating restaurants will offer suggestions for wine, beer, spirits and coffee pairings on their menus.”
It’s not a secret that local brews are a passion here in Grand Rapids. Restaurant Week Partner, Founders Brewing Company, will help participating restaurants pair foods with their local beers. The Michigan Wineries, Black Star Farms and Fenn Valley, will be working with restaurants on wine pairings, along with Simi Winery out of Sonoma, California. Ferris Coffee and Nut are suggesting interesting coffee pairings for many dessert courses. Woodford Reserve is offering bourbon ideas for foods and pairings. Other beers, wines, and spirits will also be offered at most restaurants.
This year over 60 Restaurants are signed on to feature 3-course menus for $28 and 2 people 3 course menus-for-$28 at some of the restaurants. Restaurant Week Menus from each restaurant will be announced mid-July. The public will be able to view menus starting the week of July 14 at www.restaurantweekgr.com. At that time the public will also be able to book reservations directly with the restaurants participating.
Restaurant Week participating restaurants include:
Amore Trattoria Italiana, The Acorn Grill at Thousand Oaks Golf Course, Applebees (7 locations), Brann’s on Leonard, Bistro Bella Vita, Bagger Dave’s, The Bulls Head Tavern, Bobarino’s at the BOB, BOB’s Brewery, Blue Water Grill, Brewery Vivant, Bar Divani, Buffalo Wild Wings, CitySen Lounge, Cork Wine & Grille, Charley’s Crab, Cottage Bar and Restaurant, Cygnus 27, El Granjero Mexican Grill, FireRock Grille, Flat River Grill, Fajita Republic, Flat River Grill, Grove, Green Restaurant, Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Grand Woods Lounge, The Green Well, Gilly’s at the BOB, HopCat, Houlihan’s, Judson’s Steakhouse, Kitchen 67, Licari’s Sicilian Pizza Kitchen, Lindo Mexico, The Mitten Brewing Company, Mangiamo!, Marco New American Restaurant, McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, One Trick Pony, Osta’s Lebanese Cuisine, Peppino’s Downtown, Pietro’s Italian Restaurant, The Pearl Street Grill, Rush Creek Bistro, Red’s on the River, Red Jet Café, Rose’s, Rockwell Republic, Railside Golf Club, River House Ada, Reserve Wine & Food, Rezervoir Lounge, Stella’s Lounge, Speak EZ Lounge, San Chez Bistro, six.one.six, Shiraz Grille, Spinnaker, Timber’s Inn Restaurant & Tavern, Terra GR, Tavern on the Square, Tre Cugini, Z’s Bar & Restaurant.
13 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 24 (Sunday) 9:00 pm
Experience Grand Rapids
Crowning Lotus Doula Services is bringing the Zulu Birth Project to Grand Rapids for a two day training. Part of the tour includes a free community event. This event will [...]
Crowning Lotus Doula Services is bringing the Zulu Birth Project to Grand Rapids for a two day training. Part of the tour includes a free community event. This event will include a chance to meet the founders of the Zulu Birth project and is free and open to the community.
The Zulu Birth Project is a multinational initiative to reach across time and borders to share ancient African birthing practices in support of mothers-to-be, their families and the birth workers who serve them. Zinzile Seepie and Tanya Parker, two awe-inspiring mothers, activists and advocates, have come together with their knowledge, experience and passion for women and families to do something about birth and how we care for mothers, for ourselves, and each other. They have created a tour where along the way they will not only teach ancient African traditions for birth, baby wearing and beyond – they will create a Global Community.
Community Event timeline:
5:30-6pm Karisa Wilson plays her recordings from Uganda and speaks on the project
6pm Zulu Birth Crew arrives
6pm to 6:30 choir performance from Thrive: A Refugee Support Program
6:30-African drumming Josh Dunigan
7pm-7:30 Zulu founders speak about the project and tour
7:45-8 Native American songs
8 to 8:30- African dancers perform.
There will be light refreshments served and children are welcome!
Is your business interested in sponsoring or vending at the event? Contact us for details!
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Centre Pointe "A Community of Innate Healing Arts"
1440 Wealthy ST. S.E. Suite B, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present the fifth annual GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten [...]
The Grand Rapids Public Library has once again partnered with area organizations to present the fifth annual GR Reads, a summer reading program designed for adults. Come discover the ten interesting books that our smart staff have selected, or join your neighbors for fun, informative programs that are inspired by the books. For a complete list of books and events, visit www.grpl.org/grreads or stop by any GRPL library.
All Day (Saturday)
Grand Rapids Public Library Main Branch
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Wings of Mercy CareAffaire Fundraiser Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8AM – 12PM West Michigan Regional Airport, Holland, MI Free family fun and activities for all ages including a benefit pancake breakfast ($6 per [...]
Wings of Mercy CareAffaire Fundraiser
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8AM – 12PM
West Michigan Regional Airport, Holland, MI
Free family fun and activities for all ages including a benefit pancake breakfast ($6 per person or $25 per family). View airplanes, jets, and helicopters. Free airplane rides through the Young Eagles Program for kids ages 8-17. Crafts, silent auction and more! NEW THIS YEAR: 5K Run! All proceeds to Wings of Mercy that provide free flights to people in need to medical destinations. Watch video here: http://youtu.be/nias6SX5O-0
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Michigan Regional Airport
1581 S Washington Ave., Holland, MI 49423
The funnest, muddiest 5K -- complete with challenging obstacles and fun mud pits, it's an adventure for both athletes and families! There is also a Kid's Mud Run for ages 6-12. Visit [...]
The funnest, muddiest 5K — complete with challenging obstacles and fun mud pits, it’s an adventure for both athletes and families!
There is also a Kid’s Mud Run for ages 6-12.
Visit www.eatdirtmudrun.com to register or for more information.
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Kentwood Community Church
1200 60th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
Observation nights have begun at the James C. Veen Observatory for the 2014 seasons. Visitors will be able to see the moon, planets, star clusters and galaxies through both observatory [...]
Observation nights have begun at the James C. Veen Observatory for the 2014 seasons. Visitors will be able to see the moon, planets, star clusters and galaxies through both observatory telescopes and personally owned telescopes set up by the Astronomy Association members on the surrounding grounds. They can also enjoy a recently updated audio-visual presentation explaining the observatory’s history and describing current activities. Included are striking photographs taken by Association members.
Admission to public observing nights is $3 for adults and $2 children aged 17 and under. There is a quarter mile uphill walk from the parking lot to the observatory, with assistance available to those who need it. Public observation nights will take place on the second and last Saturday evenings of each month through October, subject to favorable sky conditions. Details can be found at graaa.org or grpm.org
(Saturday) 9:30 am
Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association
3308 Kissing Rock Road, Lowell MI 49331
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