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Big Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

Big  Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- Juice Ball returns to West Michigan on Saturday, January 8th.  The proceeds from the fundraising event go to the Juice Ball fund at Kids' Food Basket which provides meals for needy children.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. The first Juice Ball was held last year at the same location with a school lunch lady theme.  This year the International Ballroom will be transformed into a big top circus. 

Guests are encouraged to dress up in circus themed costumes.  They will find carnival games, food booths, a cash bar, face painting, as well as music and entertainment. 

Admission is charged.  Click here to get more information from the event website.

The Cottage Burger gets national attention

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- A Grand Rapids restaurant is getting national attention for its cheeseburger. 

Our partner USA Today has named Cottage Bar and Restaurant one of the 51 greatest burger joins in the nation.  The 83-year old restaurant is the only place in Michigan to make the list. 

A food critic says the Cottage Burger is a show stopper with its rye bun, American and Swiss cheese, chopped olives, lettuce, tomato and smoky mayonnaise.