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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.

 

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.

Northview High School Class of 2003 fundraiser June 8

NORTHVIEW, Mich.—Grab a meal at the Applebee’s on the East Beltline June 8 and help fund a reunion for the Northview High School Class of 2003.

The fundraiser runs Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Enjoy an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast for just $5.  A breakfast beverage is included in the price.

For more information about the reunion fundraiser, contact Kelli Karsies by phone at (616) 540-6082 or email kjkarsies@gmail.com.

WAVE Award nominations open

WAVE Award nominations open

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Lodging Association have opened the 6th Annual WAVE Award nominations.

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding service providers in the Grand Rapids and Kent County hospitality industry. Nominations will be accepted from employers and guests from April 30 to Oct.7, 2013. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: Transportation, Retail & Service, Attractions/Events, and Nightlife. New categories to the 2013 awards program include: Restaurants/Breweries, Lodging, and Volunteer in Hospitality.

Experience Grand Rapids Launches News 2013 Visitor's Guide, The Experience™

Experience Grand Rapids Launches News 2013 Visitor's Guide, The Experience™

 

Experience Grand Rapids has created a high tech resource for visitors with the recent launch of its digital annual visitor’s guide, The Experience™. A complete guide filled with bonus content and videos is available at www.experiencegr.com and on the Experience Grand Rapids mobile site.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

“We are continuing to embrace the technologies around us, while providing our visitors with the best possible experience,” said Doug Small, president of Experience Grand Rapids. “Our digital guide is easily accessible online, on smartphones and on tablets.

P.F. Chang's opening in November; hiring underway

P.F. Chang's opening in November; hiring underway

Hiring is underway for an upscale restaurant opening in Grand Rapids.

Construction crews are working around the clock to finish the new P.F. Chang’s ahead of its November 14 opening date. 

The Chinese bistro is also hiring 160 workers, from bartenders to cooks. About half of those jobs are already filled, but the restaurant is still accepting applications. Those interested can drop off their resumes across the street, at 2090 Celebration Drive, Suite 214.

P.F. Chang’s is scheduled to open at 5 p.m. November 14.  A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 4 p.m. that same day.