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Following the success of last year’s inaugural Grand Haven Hispanic Fiesta, organizers faced a challenge – how to organize a second festival without a large public gathering due to COVID-19.
SPRING LAKE — Stefanie Herder says she knew she was on to something when she recommended that her family should do a “nacho table” – a tabletop full of tortilla chips, cheese, taco meat and peppers.
Most microbreweries in Michigan have tip-toed into the hard seltzer game since White Claw boomed in summer 2019, releasing a craft seltzer here and there to go with a smorgasbord of beers.
Thursday would have been Vera “Petie” Oom’s 84th birthday, so a few of her family members gathered in front of her favorite local “restaurant,” Pronto Pups, to remember Petie, who died late last month.
The city of Grand Haven is blocking off parts of several streets — including the first block of Washington Avenue in the downtown – to allow restaurants and other businesses to expand outdoors.
LANSING (AP) — Michigan restaurants and bars could sell cocktails and liquor for pickup or delivery and would see a temporary cut in state liquor prices under fast-tracked legislation that supporters hope will help the industry survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Long Road Distillers captured eight new honors at the 2020 American Craft Spirits Awards, including two gold medals for Long Road Aquavit and Long Road Raspberry Liqueur.
LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a sweeping order Monday banning dine-in customers at restaurants and closing all bars, movie theaters, gyms and other sports facilities to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
An ice cold beer is just as much a part of Muskegon as the snow. Turns out, brewing reflects a pivotal part of this city’s past, as evident by Lakeshore Museum Center’s (LMC’s) latest exhibit: Cheers! A History of Brewing in Muskegon, running now through May 18.
GRAND RAPIDS — In Act II of “The Nutcracker Ballet,” the Prince whisks the slumbering Clara away to the Land of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy holds court in a magical land of make believe.
For kids with food allergies, dietary restrictions or Type I diabetes, Halloween trick-or-treating can put kids at risk for serious health issues.
FERRYSBURG — The 13th annual Smith’s Bayou Chili Cookoff is set for Saturday, Aug. 24, and it will be a benefit for Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging.
SPRING LAKE — High water levels across West Michigan have created significant problems for local farmers, preventing some crops from being planted and ruining produce already in the ground.
It might seem risky to open a New Orleans-themed restaurant in Boston, but chef Jason Santos did just that in 2017 with his Buttermilk & Bourbon, and it’s been wildly successful.
Here’s a quick and easy salad supper for Memorial Day weekend or for anytime. It’s a vegetarian meal that can be made ahead and is easy to take on picnics or serve on your patio. The juicy watermelon, crunchy spiced pecans and manchego cheese lend a contrast of flavor and texture to the salad.
SPRING LAKE — Trail Point Brewing took home a pair of first-place awards at the 2019 Grub & Brew Fest, which took place April 27 at Old Boys’ Brewhouse in Spring Lake.
Whether you enjoy eating tortilla chips plain or use them as a vehicle for dips and spreads, the crunchy snacks are a staple at every gathering. It’s so easy to run to the store, pick up a bag and have something to bring to a party. Some brands have even inspired deep, somewhat aggressive lo…
On a trip to Mexico City, I tasted these melt-in-your-mouth sopes. They’re little corn tortillas filled with a spicy black bean spread, roasted chicken, lettuce and cheese. It’s a perfect dish for Cinco de Mayo. The holiday on May 5 celebrates the victory of Mexican forces over the French oc…
A recent column on the Environmental Working Group's list of fruits and vegetables with the most and least pesticides generated some reader comments. Most wondered if washing eliminates any pesticides residue.
If you think about Thai food — which is something I do with alarming regularity — the Thai food you think about first is probably Pad Thai. — That is as it should be. — Pad Thai is probably most Americans’ introduction to Thai cuisine, an authentic street food that is easily accessible to th…
Many Americans pride themselves on the ability to endure a scorching hot pepper sauce, even if we’re coughing and crying while eating it over chicken wings.
Although it helps, you needn’t be an utter crackpot to believe that the prehistoric artworks adorning the caves of Western Europe are actually primitive menus. Sadly, though, those chef’s degustations at Thakk’s of Grobnork left much to be desired, as the peeps of the Pleistocene knew little…
You can get just about any fresh vegetable any time of the year, but quality can be an issue. During the winter months, fresh produce sometimes doesn’t look too inviting.
SEATTLE — Does Edouardo Jordan need any introduction at this point? Now is the Seattle chef’s time: He’s got a pair of fresh James Beard Awards to top the pile of accolades accumulating around him of late, including a rare three-star review in The New York Times.
Our current food production and consumption habits are doomed to “exacerbate risks to people and planet,” according to a landmark study published in The Lancet this week. But if we make a radical change — as in, cut our sugar and red meat by half and double our vegetable, fruit and nut consu…