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Volunteers needed to help Hudsonville make history

Volunteers needed to help Hudsonville make history

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.--  The Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help them pull off a Guinness World Record.

On July 27, the city will be hosting the Saladbowl Bash.  Volunteers are needed to help build the 680 foot long salad bar full of fixings. Chefs will supervise, but people are needed to help chop 5,000 pounds of produce the day prior and keep the bar stocked and chilled.

If you’d like to help Hudsonville make history, contact Michelle Fare at mfare@hudsonville.org or call (616) 662-0900.  You can also find a volunteer form online here.

Hudsonville tries to make history with lots of lettuce

Hudsonville tries to make history with lots of lettuce

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.—The City of Hudsonville hopes to enter the record books with the help of lots of lettuce.

 As part of the new summer festival “Saladbowl Bash,” the city will try to set a world record for the longest continuous salad bar.  Organizers plan to create a salad bar that’s 680 feet long and features produce grown in Hudsonville.

The Saladbowl Bash, organized by the city and Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place July 27.  Judges will officially measure the salad bar at 10:45 a.m. before the community is invited to dig in.  The festival will also feature free activities for children, food vendors, a spelling bee pitting students against adults, live music, a singing competition, dog shows and Zumba demonstrations.

Vendors who would like to participate can find an application here.

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.

Grandville Applebee's celebrates grand re-opening with check to St. Jude's

Grandville Applebee's celebrates grand re-opening with check to St. Jude's

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—The Applebee’s at 4488 Potomac Ave. SW is celebrating its grand re-opening.

On Thursday, June 13, Mayor James Buck joined the restaurant’s owners and athletes of Grandville High School in cutting the ribbon on the newly renovated restaurant.

As part of the celebration, 20% of all lunch sales from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day was donated to the Grandville Athletic Boosters. Applebee’s new owners, Team Schostak Family Restaurants, also presented a $2,500 check to St.

Hopcat and Pike 51 keep hopheads high for 4/20

Hopcat and Pike 51 keep hopheads high for 4/20

“Weed Day”  might not be a national holiday (at least not yet anyway,) but 4/20 has been associated traditionally with the controversial herb for decades, dating back to the use of 420 as a police code.

A couple of Grand Rapids-area breweries thought they would have fun with using the date to promote a related weed-hops, and have enough IPAs on tap to keep any hophead high throughout the day!

Read Article: http://www.imabeerhound.com/michigan-brewery-events/hopcat-and-pike-51-keep-hopheads-high-for-420-weed-day.html<

Grand Rapids Beer City USA 2013 - the time to vote is now!

Grand Rapids Beer City USA 2013 - the time to vote is now!

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- There is no question 2012 was great year for Grand Rapids and beer.

A record number of breweries opened, including Eastown’s Harmony, Mitten Brewing, and Grand Rapids Brewing Company as well as both Pike 51 and White Flame in Hudsonville, Perrin in Comstock Park and Rockford Brewing Company. Additionally, Grand Rapid’s most successful brewery, Founders, celebrated their 15 year anniversary in style which included the release of their 15% Bolt Cutter Barleywine. But perhaps the defining moment in 2012 was the nomination and securing of the title Beer City USA in a tied vote along with previous year victors Asheville, North Carolina.

Read Article: http://www.imabeerhound.com/michigan-brewery-news/grand-rapids-beer-city-usa-2013-the-time-to-vote-is-now.html

Specialty beer on tap as Grand Rapids defends Beer City USA title

Specialty beer on tap as Grand Rapids defends Beer City USA title

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Ten area breweries are teaming up to create a new beer, as Grand Rapids defends its title of Beer City USA.

The new rye IPA, called #55555513, will be available on tap starting Sunday, May 5.  The beer received its creative name because it contains 5.5% alcohol, 55 International Bitterness Units (IBU), and is being released on 5/5/13.   

Participating breweries include: