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A better doughnut coming to Grand Rapids

A better doughnut coming to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Doughnuts are available all over, including Meijer, Family Fare,  Marge’s Donut Den and Sandy’s Donuts, which are in the suburbs of Grand Rapids. 

The city of Grand Rapids, however, doesn't have a gourmet donut shop. Propaganda Donuts is hoping to change that, but they need your help.

Propaganda Doughnuts wants to be locally focused, community oriented gourmet donut shop, open in the morning for breakfast and brunch visits, and until after the bars close.  Right now they are a pop up store;  they will open for a day,  make doughnuts until they sell out, and then leave.  However, the owner of Propaganda Doughnuts wants to open a permanent location, which is why the business has submitted a proposal at Start Garden. 

Kalamazoo advances to final round of Beer City USA voting

Kalamazoo advances to final round of Beer City USA voting

 

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Kalamazoo is in the running to be named Beer City USA 2013.

The home of Bell’s Brewery received 2,008 votes before the primary poll closed April 26.  Ann Arbor, which garnered 736 votes,   was the only other city to advance to earn 400 or more votes to advance to the final round.

PURE MICHIGAN TOURISM MARKETING DRIVES RECORD NUMBERS IN 2012

 PURE MICHIGAN TOURISM MARKETING DRIVES RECORD NUMBERS IN 2012

Experience Grand Rapids, the official destination marketing organization for Kent County, reported today that its 2012 Grand Rapids Pure Michigan marketing campaign attracted an incremental 381,100 visits to the area yielding a local impact on the economy of $101.5 million. This report was conducted by Longwoods International, a leader in tourism research.

Living in Harmony fundraiser for Eastown April 16

Living in Harmony fundraiser for Eastown April 16

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Residents and business owners are invited to show their support for  Eastown by visiting Harmony Brewing Company Tuesday, April 16.

From 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., Harmony Brewing will be donating 10% of  all food sales, as well as $1 for each beer sold  to the Eastown Community Association. Harmony Brewing is also creating a specialty cocktail in honor of the ECA; for each one sold, the brewery will donate $1.

Harmony Brewing Company is located at 1551 Lake Dr. SE in Eastown.  For more information about the Living in Harmony- Support Eastown fundraiser, call (616) 451-3025 or visit the Eastown Community Association's website.

Chill out foodies, and show some love for craft ice cream

Chill out foodies, and show some love for craft ice cream

Grand Rapids will soon be home to Love's Ice Cream, a purveyor of hand-crafted ice cream made from local, organic, grass grazed dairy.

The business will debut in the Downtown Market this summer and is the second act from Chris McKellar, who sold his tech and marketing firm, then took a year off to figure a way to combine his love for the local food scene with a solid business model.
 

Read more about  what's coming
 

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Friday Vote!

Celebrate Made In Michigan Products and Cast Your Friday Vote!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products. If you don't know a product, you may want to search the products name in the search bar on the top of the page and check out a past Made in Michigan feature story that aired earlier.

Also, check our WZZM13 Facebook page starting March 25th for ways that you can win some Made in Michigan merchandise.

A new poll will be posted each day.

Grabbin' A Bite Reviews Gaia Cafe

Grabbin' A Bite Reviews Gaia Cafe

 

 Once again Mike and I are off the beaten path, but this time we are in the city of Grand Rapids. Eastown is well known to locals but if you are a visitor, you will have to ask where to find it or use a GPS. ( It is not in the " GR downtown area.")  It is there you will find Gaia Cafe, the restaurant that we visited this time.

My daughter has been encouraging me to try it out for quite some time, and we finally had the opportunity to go with them.

Eastown has been described as the Greenwich Village of Grand Rapids. A little bohemian, quirky, and sometimes just strange, but a fun place to be and full of character.

   Gaia, a vegetarian/ vegan restaurant is a perfect fit for the area.  It reminds me of the song Alice's Restaurant, because of the '60s hippy look and atmosphere.