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Contents NOVEMBER 2018 / VOL. 55 / NO. 11

FEATURES 30 / Lights, camera, action! Grand Rapids’ film community is on the rise despite a number of challenges facing the industry. BY MEGAN WESTERS

34 / Hosting for the holidays Local party planning experts and chefs offer tips and recipes to help you throw the soirée of your dreams.

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contents NOVEMBER 2018 / VOL. 55 / NO. 11

departments BACK & FORTH 8 / From the Managing Editor, contributors and letters

52 / Chef profile: Chef Susan VandenBerg 60 / Pints of interest: Thanksgiving beer pairings

10 / Social media, GRMag.com sneak peeks, previews and more

62 / Cocktail hour: Holiday cocktail inspiration

LIFE & STYLE 13 / Noteworthy items include holiday markets, Eastern Floral centerpiece workshop, Cocktail Week GR.

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“These young moms don’t have their moms or grandmas or sisters around to help. We step in to fill that role.” — Donna Bacarella

CAUSE & EFFECT 64 / MomsBloom OUT & ABOUT 68 / November highlights 69 / Calendar

14 / Reading room: “The Recipe Box” by Wade Rouse

70 / Comedy & nightclub venue listings and highlights

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16 / GR’s Top 5 cookies

76 / Museums & attractions listings and highlights

18 / Health & wellness: Keys to better sleep

78 / Snap shots

20 / GR holiday gift ideas

80 / After thoughts: RC Caylan

ART & DESIGN 22 / Art gallery profile: “Wandering Seeds” at GVSU 24 / Art gallery listings and highlights 26 / Art talk: Betty Ford bronze at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum ON THE COVER: Sometimes a cookie is not just “a cookie.” In the name of research, we ventured out to find our top 5 places in town to get these delicious treats. See page 16 for our list. You’re welcome!

28 / Guest column: Christmas decorating tips FOOD & DRINK 40 / Dining review: Divani 42 / Restaurant listings for West Michigan

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40 Photography by Michael Buck

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READY OR NOT, the holidays are upon us. This month, Grand Rapids Magazine explores all things “holiday” to help readers get in the spirit, perhaps a little early this year. (Stress now, enjoy later!) Hoping to host a top-notch holiday gettogether? GRM contributing writer Lauren Spangler urges readers to “get ready to party like it’s 2018” on page 34, offering a few “tricks of the trade” for a successful soirée, as well as recipes from five Grand Rapids chefs to inspire your holiday spread! (Yum!) Recipes abound this issue. In addition to these five chef selections, find more holiday des-

serts and cocktails to try this season in the Taste section. (Plus, author Wade Rouse returns to GRM this month with his release of “The Recipe Box,” which contributing writer Elizabeth Morey notes, “is almost more cookbook than narrative.”) For those looking to step up their holiday décor this year, look no further than page 28 for some fresh ideas to make your home “come alive” this season from GRM guest columnist and interior designer Deidre Remtema, of Deidre Interiors: “Every house should feel full of color and cheer at the holidays!” And on page 20, contributing writer Tylee Shay offers some local gift inspiration from Grand Rapids businesses for even the toughest on the list. This is all in addition to the fun of November before winter officially arrives. GRM’s calendar is a celebration of the holiday season in West Michigan, from Meijer Gardens Holiday Gift Show to the White Lake Area Holiday Walk to the annual Christmas Lites Show at Fifth Third Ballpark. Also this month, Cause & Effect explores the lives of the selfless volunteers behind MomsBloom, which supports new moms who need a little extra help in the weeks and months following the birth of a baby. MomsBloom board president Carrie Kolehouse told GRM, “We want to dispel the myth that as a mom, you have to do everything yourself and everything perfectly to be a good mom. There are many good ways to raise a child; you have to find out what’s right for you.” Sarah Tincher Managing Editor, Grand Rapids Magazine

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“Christmas music is my favorite part of the season! I’ll admit, I’m one of those people who starts listening in October.”

“‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ (the original version) was my mom’s favorite when I was growing up.”

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AS THE HOLIDAY SEASON approaches, so, too, does the season of sweet treats. Indulge your sweet tooth with our top cookie selections on page 16 and at grmag.com.

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Put your creativity to use by creating your own centerpiece at Eastern Floral. Each month, Eastern Floral offers a unique design class focused on flowers and arrangements. This month’s class, Centered on Centerpieces, will guide you in creating a fruitful centerpiece for your table this holiday season. All classes are led by an expert designer and begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Holland locations. Admission costs $40 and includes all materials, as well as the completed centerpiece. To sign up, visit easternfloral. com/designclass/2018.

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host the fourth annual Cocktail Week GR from Nov. 7-18, highlighting Michigan-made cocktails. Last year, over 40 restaurants and distilleries participated in the 12-day event, which features specialty cocktails and recommended food pairings. This year, each participant will offer up to three featured drinks,

and the Grand Rapids chapter of the U.S. Bartenders Guild will be organizing special events throughout Cocktail Week. To see a list of participants, menus and events, visit cocktail weekgr.com. — ALLISON ARNOLD

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As you prepare for the upcoming holiday season, take advantage of the wide variety of specialty markets around West Michigan. The 30th annual Holiday Artists Market presented by Steelcase will be held Dec. 1 at the Steelcase Town Hall, 901 44th St. SE. This year’s market will feature creations from over 70 regional artists, including fine art, home goods, holiday cards and accessories. While you shop, enjoy holiday music from WYCE (88.1 FM), and food and drink from local vendors. (uica.org/holidayartists-market) The Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host A Very Merry Market Day on Nov.

17, featuring more than 45 artisan vendors and over 20 indoor food vendors. (down townmarketgr.com) The Holiday Kerstmarkt, held Nov. 17-Dec. 8, is an open-air European Christmas Market with Dutch gifts, handmade crafts and food located at 150 W. Eighth St. in Holland. (kerst markt.wordpress.com) From Nov. 6-Dec. 23, the LowellArts Holiday Artists Market, held at 223 W. Main St. in Lowell, will feature art and gifts by more than 50 artists, including pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry, glass, candles, ornaments and woodwork. (lowell — ALLISON ARNOLD artsmi.org) NOVEMBER 2018 / GRMAG.COM 13

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‘Love letter to Michigan’ “People are obsessed with cooking again. I think that’s bringing back something that we’re desperately needing — time in the kitchen, time with family, time away from phones.” — Wade Rouse Pantry apple cider doughnuts and more. Rouse’s favorite recipe is cherry chip cake with cherry vanilla buttercream frosting, a simple but time-consuming pink “spring tulip” of a dessert that Rouse’s grandmother used to prepare for special occasions. “People are obsessed with cooking again,” Rouse said. “I think that’s bringing back something that we’re desperately needing — time in the kitchen, time with family, time away from phones.” Readers won’t have to wait long for Rouse’s next novel; “The Summer Cottage” is scheduled to be released in April.

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With a traditional Michigan family dessert recipe at the end of each chapter, Wade Rouse’s latest creation, “The Recipe Box,” is almost more cookbook than narrative. The novel follows a young woman from rural Suttons Bay who moves away to “reinvent herself” in the big city. After a brief stint working for a celebrity chef, she becomes disillusioned with her new life and returns home, where she rediscovers herself and her family through their recipes. “Everything we’ve run away from is often what makes us who we are,” Rouse said. This “love letter to Michigan,” as he calls it, is the third novel in a beautifully mismatched series of unrelated narratives written under the pen name Viola Shipman, in honor of Rouse’s grandmothers. The books do not share characters or plots, but their Michigan settings and similar themes of family and tradition draw them together. In writing each book, Rouse said he’s taken himself a little further outside his comfort zone. This time, it involved interviewing people who own and work in orchards and restaurants, trying to inform his characters and plot, as well as his recipes. And choosing the right recipes — ones that used in-season fruit and fit with the characters and story — proved to be a demanding job, he said. Testing each recipe for taste and replicability also was arduous. But Rouse put in the extra effort, heeding the advice of his agent: “Never mess up a recipe, or you’ll hear about it from readers.” However, the work seems to be paying off. “The Recipe Box,” released in March, already has hit several best-seller lists and garnered some loyal fans. “It’s bounty and it’s beauty, and I’m really proud of the reception it’s gotten everywhere,” Rouse said. The book is chock-full of his family and friends’ mouthwatering recipes, including apple crisp, thumbprint cookies, Ozarks ice cream sliders, rhubarb sour cream coffee cake, peach blueberry slab pie, Crane’s Pie 14 GRMAG.COM \ NOVEMBER 2018

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As the holiday season approaches, so, too, does the season of sweet treats. Indulge your sweet tooth while supporting a local bakery at one of Grand Rapids’ top five cookie spots. The treats at Monica’s Gourmet Cookies are uniquely recognizable and come in 33 different flavors, such as pumpkin chocolate chip and the seasonal white chocolate peppermint. There also are two sugar-free and five gluten-free options. 3668 29th St. SE. Nantucket Baking Co. is a favorite spot to grab baked goods, whether it be fresh bread, muffins or cookies. The cookies are massive enough to share, and The Grand, loaded with nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, oats and cranberries, is out of this world. 615 Lyon St. NE. Sugar Momma’s is both a bakery and café, making it a great place to grab lunch or dessert. In addition to the classic flavors, the bakery’s specialty cookies, such as the red velvet and lemon cherry, are a fan favorite. 6504 28th St. SE. Known for its chocolate chunk cookies, The Cakabakery offers a large selection of custom-made cookies, including gluten-free and vegan options, and other desserts for any occasion. 919 E. Fulton St. Van’s Pastry Shoppe, a Dutch bakery, is considered Grand Rapids’ oldest bakery dating back to the 1920s. It’s a Fulton Heights staple, serving up breads, doughnuts and classic cookies, such as chocolate chip and peanut butter. 955 E. Fulton St.

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WHEN I GET TO BED before 11 p.m. consistently, life is easier: I eat better. I’m less stressed. I’m more focused and clear-headed. I can handle what comes my way with ease. I’m more productive. Sleep is as important as food, air and water, yet so many suffer from lack of it — whether by choice or circumstance. Behavioral contributors are the first place to look. Strive for at least 45 minutes away from a screen, including TV and texting, before bed. Instead, create a routine that signals your body that it’s time for bed. Take a bath, drink chamomile tea, journal, meditate, tidy the kitchen or do “legs up the wall.” Keep a notepad next to your bed. This will help catch the to-dos, ideas or worries that come to mind as you lay down. If you drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages, cut back to one cup per day and drink it only in the morning. Some people might even need to give up coffee completely. Notice when you get tired and go to bed at that time, even if there’s more to do. Experiment with this to see if it works for you and adjust your to-dos to your earlier wake-up time. If sleep still troubles you after modifying your habits, there are many remedies that can help. Here’s a short list: Blue vervain is great for those who have a hard time falling asleep, especially those who put off sleep for productivity — planning, clean-

Sleep is as important as food, air and water, yet so many suffer from lack of it. ing, working, etc. Often, this stems from fear that there’s not enough time. This herb helps you prioritize sleep and know that there’s more time later. If mental chatter keeps you awake, try the flower essence white chestnut. An Ayurvedic remedy I love is called nasya. Simply tilt your head back and drop or dab oil into one nostril; inhale deeply, holding the other nostril closed; and repeat on the other side. Traditionally, herb-infused oils are used, but I find plain sesame to work. Try tucking herbal sachets into your pillow or infusing them into a bath. The aromatics of dried plants like hops, rose, lavender and lemon balm induce a calming effect in the nervous system. I’d suggest using any remedy for two to three weeks, then stopping to see if you can fall asleep on your own. I advise against melatonin, as it can diminish your body’s ability to produce the chemical on its own. If chronic sleeplessness still plagues you, let’s investigate the root and find a solution that supports you specifically, whether that’s a tailored herbal formula, minerals or other modalities, like craniosacral therapy or energy work, to shift your nervous system into a state that allows you rest and relaxation. — Kara McNabb is a traditional naturopath at Continuum Healing and member of The Wellness Collective GR. Follow her on Instagram @grandrapidsnaturopath.

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LEGS UP THE WALL Legs up the wall helps relax the body. With eyes closed, lay with legs vertical against a wall for support for 10 minutes. Your bottom can be away from the wall and/or a pillow placed beneath your low back for comfort. Focus on your breath, pushing your belly out with each inhale and pulling in with each exhale. Deep breathing from the belly, rather than chest or shoulders, also stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system, lowering cortisol levels and bringing you into a state of rest.

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Grand Rapids has something special for every person in your life.

Target may have everything you want all in one place, and Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping is any procrastinator’s dream come true, but you’re sure to find stocking stuffers and other great gifts for every person on your list at some of Grand Rapids’ many locally owned shops. Gifts for… The Homebody: Create a custom scent for a candle or diffuser at Wax Poetic Candle Bar. This personalized fragrance, paired with an item from the endless assortment of home décor at Rebel, is guaranteed to make your domestic friend happy. Gifts for… The Athlete: Gift the active person in your life a new way to sweat with spin classes at Fzique, barre classes at Beer City Barre or hot yoga sessions at Funky Buddha. You can also reward your gym junkie with the gift of rejuvenation with

a deep tissue treatment or Lake Michigan hot stones session at Urban Massage. Gifts for… The Fashionista: Shopping for the stylish person in your life can be intimidating, but you can’t go wrong with the trendy, seasonal looks at Marie La Mode, Denym, and Lee & Birch. For men’s contemporary clothing, visit Slate or A.K. Rikk’s. Gifts for… The All-Natural: Gift the ecofriendly person in your life all-natural body care solutions from Fox Naturals (select items also are vegan-friendly). Apothecary Off Main also offers natural body products and cleaning products, and the store’s “man shop” has natural men’s shaving and grooming products. Finish it off with an essential oil from the vast assortment at Spirit Dreams, perfect for plopping into stockings. Gifts for… The Outdoorsman: Give the outdoorsman (or woman!) in your life something they can take with them outside. Switchback Gear Exchange sells everything from outdoor attire to camping gear to biking equipment. Gifts for… The Bookworm: E-books are all the rage, but nothing beats a hardcover book with tangible pages purchased from a local bookstore. Visit Books & Mortar for new titles and fresh reads or find something rare and antique at Redux Books. Gifts for… The Foodie: Just about every cook is a sucker for quality ingredients to concoct culinary masterpieces. Find flavorful oils and

vinegars at Old World Olive Co. that are great for everyday cooking and fine dining. Pair your selection with homemade pastas and sauces from The Local Epicurean and let your culinary artist get creative. Gifts for… The Kids: Every parent loves gifts that don’t require batteries, but they are hard to come by nowadays. Find an array of books and games at Hopscotch Children’s Store that will keep the kids occupied and shop a variety of infant and toddler gifts and attire at Pink Lemonade Boutique that both mom and baby will adore. Gifts for… The World Traveler: Without even leaving Grand Rapids, you can find international goods, foods and spirits at Martha’s Vineyard for your jet-setting friend. Also, visit Groskopf’s for luggage and bags made with quality fabrics and genuine leather, a gift they can take with them on all their future endeavors. Gifts for… The Artist: Give the gift of a creative experience by purchasing a painting class at Brush Studio or a pottery class at Pottery Lane for your artistic friend to enjoy. Or get crafty and take a class yourself, then gift your artist a personalized painted masterpiece or customized ceramic. Gifts for… The Pet-lover: Don’t forget the pup! Fido & Stitch offers an assortment of pet products and toys to make both owner and their furry friends happy. Gifts for… Stocking Stuffers: If your loved one is deserving of something sweeter than coal, pick up gourmet chocolates at MoKAYA or French macarons from Le Bon Macaron. Finish off any gift with a card from The Paper Studio or Freshly Squeezed, and rest with good tidings knowing you helped circulate holiday cheer through the local — TYLEE SHAY economy this year.

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“My hope is the exhibit will show a different side of Haiti, that it will counter the negative narratives people hear that Haiti is ugly, polluted, dirty and unsafe.” — Peter Wampler

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Top left: Peter Wampler, artist Romel Jean-Pierre and Ellen Adams at the exhibition’s opening. Above: Untitled (carved wooden mask) by Andre Eugene Top right: Untitled (Day of the Dead) by Joanne Celestin Page 23: “Metal Mermaid” by Eugene Jacques

ne professor’s love for Haiti has blossomed into community engagement and service learning opportunities for students, a quest for Haitian art, and an exhibit that features all three and more. “Wandering Seeds: Experiencing and Engaging Haiti Through Study Abroad” features photos, narratives and reflections of the faculty and staff who visited Haiti, as well as six pieces of colorful, vibrant art

produced by Haitian artists. The exhibit is on display through Dec. 14 at the Red Wall Gallery in Lake Ontario Hall on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus. Peter Wampler, professor of geology at the Frederik Meijer Honors College at GVSU, has been visiting Haiti since 2007 and recognized the need for water expertise in the country. He’s been taking students there since 2011, showing them the beauty of the country as they research water quality in the mountains, collect water samples in rivers and help families set up biosand filters for clean water. He also collected a number of pieces of Haitian art. By 2016, Wampler had set up the study abroad program, allowing students from all disciplines to earn credit for the trip. He wanted to include an art component this year “because so much art and cre-

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Gallery at GVSU showcases Haitian art and experiences gathered by study abroad group.

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ativity in Haiti hasn’t been seen abroad,” he said. So, he contacted Ellen Adams, assistant professor of art history at GVSU, to see if she’d be interested. This year, 11 students, Wampler and GVSU academic adviser Kelly McDonell made the trip from May 20 to June 19. Adams joined them for the first week with the specific goal of purchasing art for the Wandering Seeds exhibit and the GVSU art collection. “Haiti is an amazing country that is a study in contrasts and surprises,” Adams said. “I wanted to find objects that really represented what Haiti is, that were specifically Haitian in materials and influences.” Among the objects she collected are Vodou flags, metalwork pieces and pieces made from recycled or upcycled material. Adams was especially impressed with Croix-desBouquets, an artist colony near Portau-Prince. While there, she added a unique mermaid metalwork with a marble eye and bottle cap earrings. She purchased nine pieces of art, with six displayed as part of “Wandering Seeds.” Students spent the trip using their expertise. Engineering students built water rockets to entertain kids; a dance major helped Haitian youngsters create a dance program; exercise science major Kayleigh Thomas, a junior, organized fine motor activities with preschoolers. “I think the art is a beautiful representation of the country,” said Thomas, who was with Adams when she purchased the art. “Haitians have a way and a tradition of creating beautiful pieces of art that tell a story deeper than the art alone.” Wampler said he is planning additional trips to the country. “My hope is the exhibit will show a different side of Haiti, that it will counter the negative narratives people hear that Haiti is ugly, polluted, dirty and unsafe,” he said. “We want to share the beauty of Haiti, the complex Haitian people.” — ANN BYLE

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1/ DESIGN QUEST GALLERY: Furniture store exhibits art in a gallery setting. From Nov. 9 to Jan. 6, Design Quest hosts a Modern Holidays Artisan Market with home décor, jewelry, gifts, artwork, clocks, wallets, clothes, personal accessories and holiday items from 30 regional artists. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon., Thu. and Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue., Wed. and Sat.; and 1-5 p.m. Sun. 4181 28th St. SE, 940-9911, designquest.biz. 2/ KRUIZENGA ART MUSEUM: Art from Hope College’s permanent collection and visiting exhibitions. “Our Mother Mary and Her Beloved Son” by Qes Adamu Tesfaw is just one of more than 60 pieces of art in “Living Tradition: Contemporary Ethiopian Christian Art from the Sobania Collection.” The exhibit is open thru Dec. 15. 271 Columbia Ave., Holland, 395-6400, hope.edu/kam. 3/ LEEP ART GALLERY: Work by a variety of visiting artists. “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things” by multimedia, collage and ceramic artist Kendra Postma will be on exhibit thru Jan. 2. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Pine Rest Postma Center, 300 68th St. SE, pinerest.org/leep-art-gallery.

Flat River Cottage: Fine art, jewelry, antiques and home décor; also, paintings by Kathleen Mooney. 317 E. Main St., Lowell, 897-8601, flatriver cottage.com. Flat River Gallery & Framing: Artist cooperative shows work in a variety of mediums; plus gifts, framing and workshops. Thru Nov. 30, featured artists Doris and Lars Larson. 219 W. Main St., Lowell, 987-6737, flatriver galleryandframing.com.

2/ Kruizenga Art Museum’s exhibit focuses on Ethiopian Christian art. The Artist’s Studio: Studio and gallery with work by Jim Starkey and Rose Ellis; also custom framing. Thru Dec. 22, “New Works for Fall.” 40 Monroe Center NW, 454-6650, facebook. com/theartistsstudio1. Aquinas College Gallery: Work by students, faculty and visiting artists. Thru Nov. 9, Faculty Show. Nov. 26-Dec. 14, New Forms Class Exhibit; reception noon-2 p.m. Nov. 28. Art & Music building, 1607 Robinson Road SE, 632-8900, aquinas.edu/ art/gallery. Calvin College Center Art Gallery: Student, faculty and alumni work, plus exhibits by visiting artists. Thru Dec. 15, “Tia Wierenga and Elizabeth Brandt”; reception 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1. Thru Jan. 23, “Prints from the Permanent Collection.” Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center, 1795 Knollcrest Circle SE, 526-6271, calvin.edu/ centerartgallery. Cascade Art Gallery: Work by regional, national and international art-

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center: Artist-in-residence program offers exhibits by local and regional artists during the school year; also exhibits by Forest Hills Public Schools students and staff. Nov. 12-Dec. 19, FHPS Staff & Community Exhibit. 600 Forest Hill Ave. SE, 493-8965, fhfineartscenter. com. Franciscan Life Process Center: Changing exhibits by local artists. Downtown GR campus: Nov. 6-Feb. 1, “Franciscan Artists Group Show.” 654 Davis St. NW. Lowell campus: Thru Dec. 31, “Communicating Through Art” by Irene Bakhuyzen Wordhouse. 11650 Downes St. lifeprocesscenter. org. GRCC Collins Art Gallery: Exhibits by visiting artists, faculty and students. 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, 2343544, grcc.edu/artgallery. GVSU Art Galleries: Student artwork and exhibits by renowned artists. Allendale campus: Thru Dec. 14, “Wandering Seeds: Experiencing and Engaging Haiti Through Study Abroad” at Lake Ontario Hall. Nov. 2-March 1, “Strange & Magical Beasts: Etchings by Tony Fitzpatrick” at Kirkhof Center

Gallery. 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, 331-2563. Pew Grand Rapids campus: Thru Dec. 14, “Plastination: The Art of Preservation” at Blue Wall Gallery. Nov. 2-March 1, “Seeds Museums: Viewing and Using Nature by Shilin Hora” at Eberhard Center. Permanent exhibit: “Mathias J. Alten: An Evolving Legacy” at George and Barbara Gordon Gallery, DeVos Center, 401 W. Fulton St., 331-3638, gvsu.edu/artgallery. Heartside Gallery: Folk, outsider and intuitive art by self-taught Heartside residents. 48 S. Division Ave., 235-7211 ext. 103, heartside.org. Holland Area Arts Council: Changing exhibits of art. Thru Nov. 10, “FOTOG,” biennial juried photo competition, “Color Riot” by Maggie Bandstra and “Speed of Change” by Thomas Aiken. 150 E. Eighth St., Holland, 3963278, hollandarts.org. LaFontsee Galleries: 2D and 3D works by gallery artists, plus framing and restoration services. Grand Rapids location (includes Urban Craft Boutique with gifts, accessories and home décor): Nov. 20-Dec. 29, “Coalesce”; reception 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30. 833 Lake Drive SE, 451-9820. Douglas location: 410 W. Center St., 451-3850. lafontsee.us. MercuryHead Gallery: A variety of work by local artists. Also, gifts, photo restoration, digital printing on canvas and framing. 962 E. Fulton St., 4566022, facebook.com/mercuryheadgallery. Merizon Studio: Art, mirror and glass design, custom framing and limited-edition prints by Armand Merizon. Thru Nov. 17, featured artists Mary Jo Drueke, Nate Drueke and

Jon LaBeau. 9087 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Caledonia, 485-5752, merizonstudio. com. Terryberry Gallery: Local and international art. Thru Nov. 27, “Different Perspectives” by Barbara Schilling, Connie Kuhnle and Kathleen Bechtel; reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Lower level, St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave. NE, 459-2224, scmconline.org/visit-terryberry-gallery. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts: Innovative contemporary exhibits and installations. Thru Jan. 25, “Coming Home” with work by Emily Najera, Pat Perry, Jason Quigno and Zachary Trebellas. Thru Dec. 2, “Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists (MEGA) 2018.” 2 W. Fulton St., 4547000, uica.org. Van Singel Fine Arts Center: Changing exhibits by local artists. Thru Nov. 21, “Unparalleled: A Conversation Between Two Artists” by Barbara Hoffman and Nora Faber; reception 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 11. 8500 Burlingame Ave. SW, Byron Center, 878-6800, vsf ac.com/programming/art-gallery. Check websites for hours of operation.

3/ “Pink House II” by Kendra Postma at Leep Art Gallery.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY ERIC HEERSPINK(TOP); KRUIZENGA ART MUSEUM, HOPE COLLEGE (LEFT); KENDRA POSTMA (BOTTOM)

ists, plus multimedia art, print collection, glass, sculpture, jewelry, custom framing and gifts. 2840 Thornapple River Drive SE, 949-4056, facebook. com/cascadeartgallery.

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‘A graceful gesture of welcome’ life, capturing Ford in a graceful gesture of welcome. Although her pose is not that of a dancer, it speaks to the grace and fluidity of a trained elegant figure who moved across the world stage. Everything about the work speaks of life and vivacity from the warm smile to the swirl of her dress in motion. A perfect welcoming ambassador to the museum and its grounds, Grill’s vision of Ford was based on significant amounts of research with the curatorial staff at the museum and members of the Ford family. Finding the right moment in time was as important as discovering the perfect pose. Of particular note is the environment in which the bronzed sculpture has been placed. A new garden space has been designed with attention to the scale of the sculpture, and the figure has been placed on the ground rather than on a storied and anticipated base or plinth. In this way, the welcome grace of the former first lady is more genuinely expressed. Benches and lighting sensitive to the work and plantings also are included. Betty Ford is the 10th project for Community Legends, providing for one of the most meaningful ways to see and experience the heart of the city and its history. Combined with other iconic figurative bronzes across the urban core, it gives character and a communal sense of pride for those who have walked before us and given the city a remarkable living history. Enjoy! — Joseph A. Becherer is curator of sculpture at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and a professor at Aquinas College.

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The sculpture is animated and brings the tradition of bronze portrait sculpture to new life, capturing (Betty) Ford in a graceful gesture of welcome.

THE RENOWNED TRADITION of public statuary in Grand Rapids recently expanded with the dedication of a distinguished bronze portrait of former first lady Betty Ford. The full-scale figure is carefully sited as a welcoming element at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum along the western bank of the Grand River. The Grand Rapids Community Legends Project sponsored the work, created by sculptor J. Brett Grill. Peter Secchia and his family established the organization more than a decade ago with the intent of celebrating the most illustrious figures throughout Grand Rapids’ history as a means of keeping history alive and those who helped define the community among us. The selection of the former first lady this year was part of a series of celebrations that honored her centenary. Born Elizabeth Anne Bloomer in Chicago in 1918, she was raised in Grand Rapids and went on to become one of its most favorite daughters. Dance was central to her early life, and she trained professionally. Although dance would remain a lifetime love, it marked the grace of her movement and gesture. She married Gerald Ford in 1948 at the very start of his political career that eventually would take them to Washington, D.C., and the White House. Always very popular with Americans, the first lady was independent and forward thinking, lending her personal narrative to causes like breast cancer and substance abuse. Her efforts have been estimated to have saved millions of lives. The sculpture is animated and brings the tradition of bronze portrait sculpture to new 26 GRMAG.COM \ NOVEMBER 2018

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EVERY HOUSE SHOULD FEEL full of color and cheer at the holidays! Make your home come alive this season with a few fresh tips for Christmas decorating. Pick your accent color: Going bold with one color at Christmas and saturating your home with that hue can create a truly festive space. I don’t believe your main color has to be red or green, so feel free to

branch out! If you love navy, purple or pink, embrace it and go big! At our house, I have been into red at Christmas for the last few years because I love the color and don’t have it in any of my normal decorating, so for me, using red feels special. A large bowl of all red ornaments is one way to show off a bold color and looks great on the coffee table! Use what you’ve got: Save yourself some work and skip packing up home accessories for the holidays; instead, mix them in with Christmas décor! I love displaying our large collection of art and design books with Christmas decorations. Books are a great option for propping up smaller trees or mini Santas, and they add height to larger arrangements. Using items you have on hand and mixing them with Christmas décor adds depth and personality. We don’t want cookie-cutter when it comes to design and décor! Double up on wreaths: Incorporating greenery at Christmas time is one of my favorite ways to decorate — more is always welcome! Instead of one large wreath on your front door, consider two medium-size wreaths. Two wreaths help to fill a taller door with greens, and it makes a larger impact from the street when driving by. Keep it simple by adding color with ribbon. Natural decorative elements are always classy, welcoming and timeless!

Hang ornaments anywhere: Christmas ornaments aren’t only for the tree! Find creative and unexpected places to spread them around the house for a great pop of color. We have a large chandelier in our foyer that I love to wrap greenery around and hang red ornaments randomly from the bottom. It is beautiful to look at from all angles, sparkling at night as you walk up the stairs! Other ideas for using ornaments around the house include hanging them from the mantle, on clear fishing line from the ceiling or from the banister along your stairway. Stockings on the stairs: No mantle? No problem! Hang your stockings from the banister and enjoy them from every angle. Our boys love to sit on the steps while they pluck out each surprise hidden inside their GR Christmas stocking!

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Lights, camera, action! Grand Rapids’ film community is on the rise despite a number of challenges facing the industry. By Megan Westers Photography by Johnny Quirin

Bret Miller

hile Grand Rapids is known for being a welcoming place for the arts, there’s no denying film tends to be an overlooked genre, as many immediately think of places like Los Angeles or New York when they think of moviemaking. But, despite challenges that the industry is facing on a statewide level, the Grand Rapids film community is on the rise, creating and cultivating quality film talent. “There are lots of perks, as well as challenges, when it comes to being a filmmaker in Grand Rapids versus other places,” said independent filmmaker Bret Miller, a 27-year-old Detroit native who does much of his work in the Grand Rapids area in conjunction with his work in Los Angeles and Detroit. Miller has directed two feature films, “Some are Born” and “Chasing the Star,” and has produced numerous short films — one of which, “Red Skies,” has screened at film festivals across the country and won the award for Best Scare at the Bloodstained Indie Horror Festival and Best Short Film at ArtPrize 9. The greatest challenge he’s found in filming and working in Grand Rapids so far, he said, is simply the fact that there are fewer people in the industry than there are in places like LA.

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Tom Greenberg, a faculty member at Compass College of Cinematic Arts, teaches an advanced cinematography class.

“If I need a boom operator, for example, I don’t have nearly as many people to call as I would if I were out in Los Angeles,” Miller said. “Conversely, though, people here are a lot more excited to be a part of moviemaking than they are in Los Angeles. Every gas station you’ll find in LA has been a backdrop for a film, whereas here, if we tell them we’re filming a movie, locations like a mall or a gas station are so much more excited to be a part of it.” Sheri Beth Dusek, a Grand Rapids-based filmmaker who has worked in LA as well as Chicago, also said there are challenges to working in film in Grand Rapids. She also noted that some of those challenges aren’t restricted to the location. “Hollywood is where people think movies are made, right? But the biggest challenge in filmmaking, as in any industry, is funding,” Dusek said. “People in LA struggle with that just as much as filmmakers here do.” At 48 years old, being a filmmaker is a sort of “second career” for Dusek. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago, she went on to pursue a successful career in theater, but after

helping a friend with a film project in 2014, she fell in love with movie production. “The project I’m most proud of to-date is ‘Local,’” Dusek said, referring to the sci-fi anthology series she created alongside producer Chris Randall of Fulvew Productions. The show, which currently has four half-hour episodes, was shot completely in and around Grand Rapids using all local talent — something Dusek is fond of showing off. “When I was out at Sundance Film Festival, I showed people the sizzle reel from ‘Local,’ and they loved it, they couldn’t believe it,” Dusek said. “They say, ‘You did that in Michigan?’ and even though the project isn’t completed, it’s awesome to show people that we do have the talent here. “I just want to show (others) that you can actually make movies here, and you don’t need a million-dollar budget to do it.”

Loss of incentives

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Right: Virginia Anzengruber films b-roll at Fountain Street Church. Opposite page: Sheri Beth Dusek (behind camera) films a movie at her home with Sasa Slogar, William Mosqueda, Greg Rogers, Kathryn Postma, Jackson Ezinga, Lucas Nielson and Courtney Leah.

“With the scarcity in the industry, it’s made people be a lot more resourceful and creative in terms of manifesting your own creativity. With a lot of the new production companies, with the accessibility of technology, we have to create our own opportunities, and some really cool things have come from that.” — Virginia Anzengruber

Dan Campbell

specific to the Michigan film industry, referring to House Bill 4122, later changed to Public Act 117 of 2015, which ended Michigan’s film incentive program. “The loss of the incentives hurt the community in ways that we weren’t expecting,” said 29-yearold Virginia Anzengruber, who coruns Snowball Studios with her husband, Stephen Pell. “Back before the heyday of the film incentive program, you couldn’t go two city blocks without running into an active film set in GR. Nowadays, that is near nonexistent, but there are still strong roots of indie film here,” added Dan Campbell, who co-owns Blue Falcon Productions, which recently released its first full-length feature film, “The Incantation.” “Currently, it may not be what it was five to eight years ago, but there is still an infrastructure and very talented local filmmakers around the area.” But, with these challenges also have some new and exciting opportunities. “With the scarcity in the industry, it’s made people be a lot more resourceful and creative in terms of manifesting your own creativ-

ity,” Anzengruber said. “With a lot of the new production companies, with the accessibility of technology, we have to create our own opportunities, and some really cool things have come from that.”

Wealth of resources

Aside from the resilience and creativity of local industry professionals, the support and facilitation of film within the local community also have played a role in propelling Grand Rapids’ film industry forward. From an educational standpoint, Grand Rapids is home to many film-centered resources, including its very own film school, Compass College of Cinematic Arts. “Our approach begins with learning how to tell a great story,” said Tom Lowe, Compass College admissions and marketing director. He said that much of the focus on Compass’ education is offering its students hands-on experience and connecting them with industry professionals and internships that will place them in industry jobs after they graduate. “That skill set travels with our students in any industry and on any screen around the world,” Lowe said. “We offer a hands-on education in digital media production, film and television.” Other local institutions also are extremely valuable to advancing the local film industry, such as the Grand Rapids Film Society, which was launched in 2016 to cultivate a culture that

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will support the growth of independent film in Grand Rapids. “We want to not only highlight our local filmmakers — many of whom tell amazing stories with world-class cinematic artistic expression — we also want to galvanize our community to attend their screenings, support their films and see the inherent artistic value in independent film,” said Tamaryn Tobian, organizer of the GR Film Society. “It’s important that we regularly watch films that challenge our thinking and push our boundaries.” The Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts also has been a facilitator of film by showing films that are made by independent filmmakers year-round, as well as through its two unique programs: Open Projector Night, a short-film festival which showcases the work of local filmmakers, and the Local Director Series, a new cinematic event that spotlights Grand Rapidsbased directors who produce feature-length films.

Nick Hartman, UICA’s film coordinator, said that what makes these programs so special is the networking that it provides for local film fans and professionals. “I was recently told that an entire film crew was built out of networking that happened at an Open Projector Night event,” he said. “There is a talented workforce right here in Grand Rapids that deserves recognition,” Hartman said. “It’s essential that filmmakers be given a space where they can show and celebrate their accomplishments with the community, with their crew and with industry professionals.” Other events like the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival, and the Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival not only give local filmmakers a chance to showcase their work but also draw in outside talent and talent scouts who are looking for up-and-coming members in the industry. GR

“When I was out at Sundance Film Festival, I showed people the sizzle reel from ‘Local,’ and they loved it, they couldn’t believe it. They say, ‘You did that in Michigan?’ and even though the project isn’t completed, it’s awesome to show people that we do have the talent here.” — Sheri Beth Dusek

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First and foremost, be prepared! Ensure that details are ironed out before party time to avoid last-minute snafus. “Make all the lists; menus, shopping lists, etc. Every successful party starts with a list or two or three,” Lemon said.

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Don’t be afraid to ask for help. “There’s no need to feel bad asking for help when you ask an attendee to make one of their signature dishes,” Wert said. “If they claim they aren’t a cook, ask for helping hands with set up and clean up.” Guests will generally be happy to contribute, which will allow you to focus on other things.

Local party planning experts and chefs offer tips and recipes to help you throw the soirée of your dreams. BY LAUREN SPANGLER

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et ready to party like it’s 2018! Nothing evokes the warm fuzzies associated with the holiday season like spending time with loved ones and what better way to do that than by hosting a holiday get-together? We connected with local party planning experts Rebecca Lemon, owner of Ideal Events & Design, and Kate Wert, owner of Clean Slate by Kate, to get the scoop on how to throw a spectacular holiday soirée while keeping your sanity intact, as well as five Grand Rapids chefs to inspire your holiday spread!

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Set the mood. Take advantage of small details that will make your guests feel at ease. Think dimmed lights or candles, cozy seating arrangements that encourage mingling and festive music — there are plenty of holiday playlists on Spotify or Pandora to choose from! Set the temperature a couple of degrees lower before guests arrive in order to avoid high-traffic rooms becoming stuffy.

“Every successful party starts with a list or two or three.” — Rebecca Lemon

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Be mindful of dietary restrictions. “Send a message out to family and friends to inquire, and consider labeling food options,” Wert suggested. “This doesn’t mean you have to cater to every fussy eater, but it’s always good to do your best to respect others’ dietary practices.”

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Craft a low-maintenance, high-impact menu. (Continue reading for inspiration from local chefs!) “Plan your food and drinks so they are self-serve and don’t require you to manage them throughout the night,” Lemon said, “and be prepared with containers for leftovers.”

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Keep everything in perspective, and don’t forget to enjoy yourself. “It’s easy to get wrapped up in wanting everything to be ‘perfect’ and keeping everyone happy,” Wert said. “Remember what the holiday is truly about — spending quality time with loved ones.”

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Cranberry cheesepie (see page 36 for recipe)

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Festive nibbles

These simple, stunning recipes crafted by Grand Rapids chefs are sure to impress. Add a couple of these delicacies to your menu for a wow factor that will have your guests talking until next year’s party!

Cranberry cheesepie

Prosciutto-wrapped shrimp with balsamic glaze

By Marco Serrano, executive pastry chef, Field & Fire Bakery and Café (Makes one 9-inch pie) Crust: 2 ounces sugar 4 ounces butter 6 ounces flour ½ teaspoon salt Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg (optional) With a hand or stand mixer, cream together sugar, butter and salt (plus spices, if using) for a few seconds to combine. Add in flour at the lowest speed and mix another 1-2 minutes. The mixture will appear quite mealy and not particularly dough-like. Knead lightly by hand against the sides of the bowl until a smooth dough forms. If not rolling out the dough right away, flatten into a disc, wrap with plastic and refrigerate until needed. When ready to roll, dust the counter and surface of the dough lightly with powdered sugar. Roll the dough to ¼-inch thickness.

By Eric Chaitin, general managing partner, River & Odi Hospitality Group

Gently press the dough into the pie pan, breaking off any excess by pressing the dough firmly against the edge of the pan. Use any extra dough to patch up holes or thin spots.

(Serves 6-8) 8 thin slices prosciutto 1 pound jumbo shrimp, raw, peeled, deveined with tail on 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper Balsamic glaze

Cream cheese filling: 8 ounces cream cheese 8 ounces condensed milk 1½ ounces honey 2 medium eggs 3 ounces fresh cranberries

Preheat oven to 425° F. On a cutting board, cut prosciutto into two long strips then cut strips in half. Wrap a piece of prosciutto around the center of the shrimp and place seam side down on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

Preheat oven to 340° F. With a stand mixer, soften the cream cheese and add the condensed milk slowly (3-4 times) while scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the honey. Add the eggs one at the time until a creamy, smooth texture forms then fold in the cranberry. Fill the pie to the rim of the dough, sprinkle powdered sugar on top and bake 35-45 minutes, until the filling fluffs up and cracks appear.

Melt butter and brush over top of each shrimp. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 8 minutes or until shrimp is opaque and prosciutto is slightly crispy. Serve warm and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Mediterranean orange and olive salad By Matt Overdevest, chef/owner, Marcona on Lyon (Serves 8) 8 oranges, any variety 1 cup green or oil cured black olives 1 red onion 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 3 tablespoons high quality extra virgin olive oil ½ bunch flat leaf parsley, rough chopped 1 bunch mint, large leaves torn, small leaves whole Turn grill or grill pan on high. Peel the red onion and cut into ½-inch slices, discarding the ends. Lightly oil the onion and grill to char until smoky and slightly burnt. Put slices in a bowl, liberally sprinkle with sherry vinegar and cover with a plate or foil. When the salad is assembled, discard the tough outer rings and use only the soft rings.

If olives are pre-pitted, give a rough chop and set aside. If they are not pitted, take a mallet or the bottom of a heavy pan and give them a whack to crush the olive and expose the pit. Remove the pits and give a rough chop. To assemble, grab a platter with a lip or a large bowl. Start by laying out a layer of orange slices then sprinkle the olives, grilled onion and herbs. Build layers up with the ingredients to create a well-balanced and beautiful dish. Top with vinegar and olive oil.

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Slice the ends and rind off the oranges, following their contour. Once peeled, slice the oranges into disks and place in a bowl with the excess juices. Pick out any seeds.

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Bulgogi beef with garlicky roasted broccolini By Ryan Wabeke, head chef, Ando Sushi and Bar (Serves 6) 3 pounds thinly sliced sirloin steak (ribeye can be substituted) 1 pound assorted mushrooms (shiitake, cremini, button), thinly sliced 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced 3 bunches green onions, 2 cut into 2-inch sticks, 1 finely chopped 3 carrots, thinly sliced on the bias 6 ounces garlic, minced 2 ounces fresh ginger, peeled and minced ¼ cup sesame oil 2 tablespoons black pepper 2 cups sugar 2 cups low sodium soy sauce 2 cups apple juice 1½ cups pear nectar 3 pounds broccolini, stems trimmed Assemble marinade using soy sauce, apple juice, 4 ounces garlic, ginger, sesame oil, black pepper, sugar and pear nectar. Mix well. Using half of the prepared marinade, marinate thinly sliced beef for at least 6 hours, or overnight. Preheat oven to 450° F. Blanch broccolini in salted water and shock in ice bath. Drain and toss with 2 ounces minced garlic, light vegetable oil and salt/ pepper. Place on sheet pan and roast for 10 minutes or until florets become lightly charred. Remove from oven and rest. Lightly cook onion, green onion sticks and sliced carrots in sauté pan with light vegetable oil and salt/ pepper. Cook until vegetables are softened. Drain excess oil and plate onto serving platter. Using a large sauté pan or wok, add 2 ounces vegetable oil, and cook mushrooms with salt and pepper over high heat for about 2 minutes or until slightly softened. Add beef and continue to cook over high for 2-3 minutes, until beef is nearly cooked through. Add remaining marinade to pan, let cook until the sauce begins to reduce and coat the beef. When beef is well coated, take off heat and plate beef on top of cooked vegetables. Place roasted broccolini on top of cooked bulgogi, garnish with sesame seeds.

Vegan Yooper pasty By Joseph Faccio and Josh Marzolf, former Marie Catrib’s chefs (Serves ~6) For the dough*: 10 ounces vegan margarine ½ tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoons cold water Soy milk for brushing

½ tablespoon salt 2¾ cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

In mixing bowl with a paddle, cream together margarine, salt and sugar until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Add flour and continue mixing on a medium speed until dough begins to look like sand or slightly crumbly. Combine vinegar and water, add to rest of ingredients. Mix until smooth. Portion into 4-ounce balls and refrigerate until cold. Roll each dough ball into 8-inch rounds. Return to fridge until ready to assemble. For the filling*: 2 russet potatoes 1 small head cauliflower 1 small rutabaga, peeled 1 yellow onion

1 small head broccoli 2 carrots, peeled 2 turnips, peeled 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

Assembly: Lay out dough, place about 1 cup of filling in the center of each round. Brush outer edge of half of each dough with soy milk. Fold round in half. Fold extra dough around outside of filling up to the center every few inches, sealing in filling. Lay on parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with soy milk again, then cut a ½-inch slit in the top of each pasty. Bake in oven heated to 350° F, rotating baking sheet every 10 minutes until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite slaw and some ketchup! *all measurements by volume, not weight

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Preheat oven to 350° F. Medium dice all vegetables. Toss potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, rutabaga and turnips with salt, pepper and oil. Place on a baking sheet and roast until just tender, set aside. Sauté onions until translucent. Combine all vegetables with nutritional yeast, add salt and pepper to taste. Mix should be well seasoned.

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fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “While plastic surgery can be cosmetic, like Botox, injections, lifts, and so on, a lot of it is reconstructive work,” said Dr. Sackeyfio. “My job, and why I do this line of work, is to help give people back their sense of ‘normal.’” Through her many years in textbooks and lab work, she discovered she thrived most when helping others feel their best selves, however that looks for them. One of the very reasons Dr. Sackeyfio got into this profession is because of its diversity in services and the ways in which she assists her patients. While R. Sackeyfio Plastic Surgery offers a variety of services, she admits to having a little bit of a favorite. “I love my breast cancer survivors! I love being able to give them a little bit of normalcy back,” she said. “[Breast cancer] is such a devastating path they have to forge, and I love the fact that I can give them a little bit of ‘themselves’ back.” R. Sackeyfio Plastic Sugery offers both non-invasive and surgical procedures through their office, located at 1000 East Paris Ave SE, Suite 221, in Grand Rapids. A list of these services, as well as a contact form to get connected, is available on their website: www.rsplasticsurgery.org.

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Above: Wild mushroom risotto with shrimp Right: Executive chef Jeff Baird

The ambiance is inviting, with dim lighting and friendly staff that go above and beyond to make sure guests have a unique and pleasant experience that includes fun tableside preparation of drinks and food.

WITH A GLOBALLY INSPIRED menu and intimate atmosphere, Divani is the perfect locale for date night, but it also offers a limited children’s menu and happy hour specials TuesdayFriday for families or friends looking for a relaxing dinner. Executive chef Jeff Baird and sous chef Tim Rafferty make every meal from scratch with a constantly changing menu that uses seasonal ingredients. Known for its wine selection, Divani features a notable variety of options from across the globe, as well as local beer and craft cocktails. Stepping inside, the ambiance is inviting, with dim lighting and friendly staff that go above and beyond to make sure guests have a unique and pleasant experience that includes fun tableside preparation of drinks and food — more on that later. During one quiet Monday evening visit with friends, we started out with a French 75 ($12) and The Bee’s Knees ($12) to sip on while we waited for a charcuterie and cheese appetizer ($18) to arrive. The cocktails were perfect — well-balanced, uplifting and refreshing. The Bee’s Knees, made with gin and house-made lemon clover honey syrup, was a little tart up front, followed by a hint of sweetness. It was a great choice after a hot day. The charcuterie and cheese spread was almost overwhelming, featuring a delicious house-made maple sage breakfast sausage, two cheeses, candied cashews, an assortment of pickled vegetables, a French baguette roasted over an open flame and more. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable about the offerings, which was appreciated. It was hard to not fill up on the spread, but we still managed to leave room for entrées, ordering the Divani burger ($16) and the bistro filet ($36). The ground-brisket burger was well-seasoned and flavorful, though it was a bit on the dry side, and the bacon that topped the burger patty lacked any flavor at all. The 6-ounce, panseared filet mignon, however, was tender and flavorful, and was nicely complemented by the accompanying red wine demi-glace, which

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had a rich taste and peppery kick. On another visit, we started off with a few cocktails: the Midsummer Night’s Shrub ($12), Restaurant Week GR’s Grand Cocktail winner for 2015, Poprock Punch ($7 HH) and a mai tai ($12). Our waitress presented the Poprock Punch, featuring raspberry vodka, Soho Lychee cordial, freshly squeezed lemon, cranberry juice and, you guessed it, Pop Rocks, in a fun way as she poured the drink at the table, which allowed us to enjoy the snap, crackle and pop of the liquid

mixing with the pop rocks. The drink was delicious, a perfect combination of ingredients. Speaking of perfect combination of ingredients, we couldn’t taste any semblance of alcohol in the Midsummer Night’s Shrub that had Cazadores tequila blanco shrub with cucumber, watermelon, sherry vinegar, brown sugar, organic blue agave nectar, freshly squeezed lemon and sparkling wine. A nice summertime drink. The mai tai was a refreshing, slightly sweet beverage with Bacardi rum, orange curaçao, orgeat syrup, pineapple juice, lime and topped with Myer’s dark rum float. For appetizers, we tried the beef tartare ($11 HH), minced beef tenderloin, capers, red onion, cured egg yolk spread on a French baguette, and the calamari ($10 HH), flash fried with giardiniera pickled vegetables and arugula salad served with warmed marinara. The beef spread was a bit bland, but the calamari featured a nice salty taste and wasn’t too chewy. The tangy giardiniera balanced out the calamari flavor wonderfully — a fresh take on a classic appetizer. For dinner, we ordered the pan-seared duck ($26) and a menu item that was featured for only one night, the Caribbean jerk tripletail ($30). The duck breast had just the right amount of crisp and char, and was enhanced with a sweet corn salad, seasonal vegetable rice and chimichurri. The perfectly seasoned tripletail was full of flavor and came with a side of chickpea mash, a nice comfort food addition. For dessert, the chocolate bombe ($14) gave us another fun presentation, as our waitress poured hot caramel on a Belgian chocolate sphere atop spice cake and Tahitian vanilla gelato. The sphere quickly melted, drizzling chocolate over the rest of the dessert — a lovely, GR tasty treat.

Divani Address: 15 Ionia Ave. SW, Suite 130, Grand Rapids Phone: (616) 774-9463 Website: divanigr.com

Dining ratings: Food: *** Service: **** Beverages: **** Atmosphere: **** Price: $-$$

Must try: Chocolate bombe Not so much: Divani burger

Guide to ratings: **** Exceptional *** Above Average ** Satisfactory * Poor ¢ $ $$

Inexpensive (under $10) Moderate ($10-$20) Expensive (Over $20)

(Prices based on average entrée.)

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dining listings

A GUIDE TO RESTAURANTS IN GRAND RAPIDS AND BEYOND

The recommendations and reviews in the listings are the opinions of the editors. Restaurants are included by virtue of overall quality. We have created symbols to area restaurant amenities, which are defined in a legend at the end of this listing (page 61).

DOWNTOWN GRAND RAPIDS 1 Bun Restaurant — Build-your-own hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie dogs and sloppy Joes — all served on hot dog buns. Closed Sun. 2140 S Division Ave, 279-2943. Facebook. L, D ¢ Angel’s Thai Café — Extensive Thai fare. Menu includes your-choice stir-fry option. Vegetarian friendly. No alcohol. Open daily. 136 Monroe Center NW, 454-9801. angelsthai cafe.com. L, D ¢-$ Bangkok Taste Cuisine — Thai fare with lunch buffet and kids menu. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 15 Jefferson Ave SE, 356-5550. bangkoktastegr.com. L, D ¢-$ Beijing Kitchen — Hunan, Szechuan and Cantonese cuisines. Lunch and dinner specials. No alcohol. Open daily. 342 State St SE, 458-8383. beijingkitchenmi.com. L (SunFri), D ¢-$ Bistro Bella Vita — Big-city casual; fresh French and Italian cuisine, locally sourced and prepared over a wood fire. Mammoth martini bar, nice wine selection. Open daily. 44 Grandville Ave SW, 222-4600. bistrobella vita.com. L, D $-$$ Bobarino’s at The B.O.B. — Grill on second floor of The B.O.B. offers everything from wood-fired pizza to upscale entrées. Lunch menu has deli sandwiches, salads, burgers. Full bar. Outdoor seating. Closed Sun. 20 Monroe Ave NW, 356-2000. thebob.com/bob arinospizza. L, D ¢-$ Brick & Porter — Appetizers, burgers, salads and sandwiches and a nice selection of entrées; 20 beers on tap (“the darker, the better”). Open daily. 47 Monroe Center NW, 226-6928. brickandportergr.com. Brunch (Sat-Sun), L, D ¢-$ Bull’s Head Tavern — Large selection of appetizers, soups and salads. Entrées include pasta, fish, chicken and steak along with burgers and sandwiches. Full bar. Closed

Sun. 188 Monroe Ave NW, 454-3580. the bullsheadtavern.com. L (Mon-Fri), D $-$$

Charley’s Crab — Fresh seafood in a fine dining atmosphere with views of the Grand River. Gluten-free menu. Beer and extensive wine list. Sun brunch 10-2:30. Open daily. 63 Market Ave SW, 459-2500. muer.com/charleyscrab. L (Mon-Fri), D $-$$ City Built Brewing Co. – Taproom featuring a variety of craft beer. Plus, Puerto Ricaninspired appetizers, small plates, entrées, soups and salads. Closed Mon. 820 Monroe Ave NW, 805-5755. citybuiltbrewing.com. L, D $ The Chop House — Aged prime beef, seafood, pork and lamb chops, chicken and more. Downstairs is La Dolce Vita dessert and cigar bar. Closed Sun. 190 Monroe Ave NW, 4516131. thechophousegrandrapids.com. D $$ Cinco De Mayo — Offers the usual Mexican fare plus carnitas and steak asada. Full bar. Open daily. 114 Monroe Center NW, 719-2401. cincodemayo1.com. L, D $ – Lounge — Soups, salads, sandwichCitysen es, burgers and small-plate creations. Beer and wine; happy hour 4-7 pm. Open daily. CityFlatsHotel, 83 Monroe Center NW, 6081725. cityflatshotel.com/location/grand-rap ids. B, L, D ¢-$

Cottage Bar — Longtime favorite since 1927. Famous Cottage burgers and fries, signature chilis and more. Full bar. Closed Sun. 18 LaGrave Ave SE, 454-9088. cottagebar.biz. L, D ¢ Cygnus 27 — Stunning view from 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza. Menu features Mediterranean and Latin influences. Full bar. Closed Mon. 187 Monroe Ave NW, 7766425. amwaygrand.com/dining/cygnus-27. Brunch (Sun), D (Tue-Sat) $$ - Divani — European-inspired food includes small plates for sharing and a variety of entrées. Full bar. Closed Sun. 15 Ionia Ave SW,

774-9463. divanigr.com. D

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Flanagan’s — Downtown Irish pub features imported beers, entrées with Irish influence. Frequent live music. Closed Sun. 139 Pearl St ¢ NW, 454-7852. flanagansgr.com. L, D Founders Brewing Co. — Spacious taproom, serpentine bar and live music Thu and Sat. Menu features appetizers, deli sandwiches. Outdoor beer garden. Open daily. 235 Grandville Ave SW, 776-1195. foundersbrewing. com. L, D ¢ Gilly’s Smokehouse — Twelve rotating craft beers from The B.O.B’s Brewery paired with smokehouse fare, including smoked beef brisket, Amish chicken, pork butt and more. Closed Sun-Mon. 20 Monroe Ave NW, 3562000. thebob.com/gillysrestaurant. D ¢-$ GP Sports — Sports bar and restaurant. Menu features create-your-own pizzas and burgers, salads and sandwiches. Open daily. Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave NW, 776-6495. amwaygrand.com/dining/gp-spo rts. L, D $ Grand Rapids Brewing Co. — Organic brews, hard cider, wine and spirits. Farm-to-table menu includes sharable plates, sausages, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrées. Open daily. 1 Ionia Ave SW, 458-7000. grbrewing company.com. L (Sat-Sun), D ¢-$ Grand Rapids Garage Bar and Grill — “AllAmerican grub” includes burgers, nachos, sandwiches, soups and salads, full bar. Live entertainment Fri and Sat. Open daily. 819 Ottawa Ave NW, 454-0321. garagebargr.com. ¢ L, D Grand Woods Lounge — Eclectic menu with upscale comfort foods. Live entertainment, pool tables, spacious full bar. Year-round alfresco dining with fireplace. Open daily. 77 Grandville Ave SW, 451-4300. grandwoods lounge.com. L, D ¢-$ G.R.P.D. — Grand Rapids Pizza & Delivery offers traditional, stuffed and specialty pizzas. No alcohol. Open daily, with a few tables for dining in. 340 State St SE, 742-4773. grand rapidspizza.net. L, D ¢-$ The Heritage — GRCC culinary students

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prepare gourmet dishes from steaks to vegan. Menu changes weekly. Wine and beer. Open Tue-Fri during school year. Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain St NE, $-$$ 234-3700. grcc.edu/heritage. L, D

Hong Kong Express — Szechuan and Cantonese. All-you-can-eat lunch buffet. No alcohol. Open daily. 150 E Fulton St, 235-2888. L, D ¢-$

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Jamaican Dave’s — Chicken, goat, oxtail, beef, fish and vegetarian fare in Jamaican style. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 530 S Division Ave, 458-7875. Facebook. L, D ¢ J.D. Reardon’s — Restaurant and lounge at The Boardwalk offers American, southwest, Thai and more. Banquet facilities. Outdoor seating. Full bar. Open daily. 940 Monroe Ave ¢-$ NW, 454-8590. jdreardons.com. L, D J. Gardella’s Tavern — Massive full bar and gargantuan menu includes hearty appetizers, salads, burgers, entrées. Three floors of seating. Closed Sun. 11 Ionia Ave SW, 4598824. jgardellastavern.com. L (Mon-Fri), D ¢ Judson’s at The B.O.B. — Award-winning steakhouse offers steaks, seafood and chops. Notable wine list. Closed Sun. 20 Monroe Ave NW, 356-2000. thebob.com/judsons steakhouse. D $$ The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck — Comfort fare and global classics in a casual atmosphere overlooking the Grand River. Menu includes appetizers, gourmet pizzas, salads and entrées. Full bar. Open daily. Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave NW, 776-3230. amwaygrand.com/dining/the-kitchen-by$-$$ wolfgang-puck. L, D FLeo’s — Fresh seafood, soups, salads and more in elegant yet casual atmosphere. Early dinner menu 4:30-6 pm Mon-Fri. Closed Sun. 60 Ottawa Ave NW, 454-6700. leosrest $-$$ aurant.com. L (Mon-Fri), D

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Littlebird — Café-style restaurant featuring made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch, including a full coffee menu, house-made sodas and egg creams, and pastries. Full bar. Open daily. 95 Monroe Center NW, 419-4168. thelittlebirdgr.com. B, L, D (Tue-Sat) ¢ Lucky Luciano’s — Fifty gourmet pizza options, whole or by the slice. Takeout, delivery available. Serves beer and wine. Open daily. 15 Ionia Ave SW, Suite 140, 356-4600. lucky lucianos.com. L, D ¢-$ Luna Taqueria y Cocina — Upscale Latin American menu pairs with locally sourced meat and produce. Full bar. Closed Sun. 64 Io¢-$ nia Ave SW, 288-6340. lunagr.com. L, D

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MeXo — Features tequila/mezcal bar and a modern touch on classic pre-Hispanic foods of Mexico. Full bar. Open daily. 118 E Fulton St, $ 828-4123. mexogr.com. B (Sun), L, D

Stella’s Lounge — Award-winning stuffed burgers, plus vegan and vegetarian items. Full bar, known for its whiskey selection. Open daily. 53 Commerce Ave SW, 742-4444. ¢-$ stellasgr.com. L (Fri-Sun), D

Mojo’s Dueling Piano Bar & Restaurant — Lively downtown spot opens for dinner at 5 pm Wed-Sat. Appetizers, sandwiches, salads, flatbread pizzas, full bar. Shows start at 8 pm Wed-Fri, 7 pm Sat. Closed Sun-Tue. 180 Monroe Ave NW, 776-9000. mojospianobar. com. D (Wed-Sat) ¢-$

Tavern On The Square — Tapas-style fare, plus house specialties. Patio seating. Full bar, happy hour 3-7 Mon-Fri. Open daily. 100 Ionia Ave SW, 456-7673. Facebook. L, D ¢-$ Wheelhouse Kitchen and Cocktails — Eclectic American bistro fare with seasonal recipes using Michigan ingredients. Large bar and porch. Open daily. Arena Place, 67 Ottawa Ave SW, 226-3319. wheelhousegrand rapids.com. L, D $-$$

New Hotel Mertens — French-inspired, upscale dining on restored historic site of original, early-20th-century-era New Hotel Mertens. Seafood, pasta, entrées and small plates. Local wine options. Open daily. 35 Oakes St SW, 551-1713. newhotelmertens. com. Brunch (Sat-Sun), B (Mon-Fri), L $-$$ (Mon-Fri), D

Osteria Rossa – Casual Italian-inspired cuisine with Michigan roots from executive chef/owner Chris Perkey. Wood-fired pizzas, handmade pasta. Full bar. Closed Sun. 16 Monroe Center NE, 988-9350. osteriaro ssa.com. L (Mon-Fri), D ¢-$ Palace of India — Indian cuisine with a sizeable menu that includes vegetarian selections. Lunch buffet 11-3. Open daily. 138 E Fulton St, 913-9000. palaceofindiarestau rant.com. L, D ¢-$ Parsley Mediterranean Grille — Appetizers, salads, soups, pitas, combos. Catering available. No alcohol. Open daily. 80 Ottawa Ave NW, 776-2590. parsleymg.com. L, D ¢-$ FReserve — Wine bar offers extensive bythe-glass selections and culinary options to match, including charcuterie. Closed Sun. 201 Monroe Ave NW, 855-9463. reservegr. com. L (Mon-Fri), D $-$$ Rockwell Republic — Diverse menu emphasizes local ingredients from sushi to comfort food. Upper-level outdoor seating. Full bar. Open daily. 45 S Division Ave, 5513563. rockwellsrepublic.com. D $-$$ Roam by San Chez Bistro — The San Chez Bistro team introduces global street food, including cuisine from China, Morocco, Spain, France, Poland, U.K., Indonesia and more. Full bar. Closed Sun. 250 Monroe Ave NW, 288-9129. roambysanchez.com. B, L, D $ Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse — Classic Ameri-

San Chez Bistro

can steakhouse in the Amway Grand Plaza. Serves alcohol. Closed Sun. 187 Monroe Ave NW, 776-6426. amwaygrand.com/dining/ru ths-chris-steak-house. L, D $$

FSan Chez Bistro — Spanish fare focusing on tapas-style small plates; sides and entrées. Wine and beer list includes Spanish varieties and sherry. Open daily. 38 W Fulton St, 774$-$$ 8272. sanchezbistro.com. B, L, D

WEST SIDE Ando Asian Kitchen & Bar — Asian fusion eatery featuring small plates, bentos, rice bowls, raw bar, noodles, soup, salad and more. Wide selection of wine, plus local, domestic and international beer. Full bar. 415 Bridge St NW, 608-0789. andoasiankitchen. $ com. L, D Blue Dog Tavern — West Michigan craft brews on tap. Good selection of tots, dogs and burgers. Open daily. 638 Stocking Ave NW, 608-6050. bluedogtaverngr.com. L, D ¢

Six.One.Six — Features new French cuisine in a cosmopolitan setting. Fine wines and cocktails. Alfresco dining overlooking the Grand River. Open daily. JW Marriott, 235 Louis St NW, 242-1448. ilovethejw.com/din ing/six.one.six. B, L, D $-$$

Broadway Bar & Grill — Neighborhood bar known for burgers and holiday decorations, especially at Christmas. Outdoor grilling during summer. Hours change seasonally. 740 Broadway Ave SW, 454-0565. Facebook. ¢ L, D

Slows Bar-B-Q — Detroit-based restaurant offers extensive menu, including barbecue, sandwiches and sides. Michigan and national craft beers on tap. Open daily. Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave SW, 454-1588. slows barbq.com. L, D ¢-$

FButcher’s Union — Meat-and-whiskeycentric gastro-pub. Full bar. Outdoor seating available. 438 Bridge St NW, 551-1323. butchersuniongr.com. Brunch (Sun), L, D $

Social Kitchen & Bar — Refined comfort food, sandwiches, pizzas, extensive cocktail menu. Vintage décor, patio. Open daily. Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave SW, 7244464. socialkitchenandbar.com/grand-rapi $-$$ ds.html. Brunch (Sat-Sun), L, D SpeakEZ Lounge — Casual pub setting with eclectic menu, including vegan and glutenfree. Creative starters, soups, salads, entrées (after 4 pm). Full bar. Open daily. 600 Monroe Ave NW, 458-3125. speakezlounge.com. L, D $

El Granjero — Mexican fare from steak and shrimp to menudo on weekends. No alcohol but tasty virgin coladas. Open daily. 950 Bridge St NW, 458-5595. Facebook. B, L, D ¢ El Sombrero — Offers “the original” wet burrito, dry ones, too. Weekly specials. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 527 Bridge St NW, 451-4290. ¢ elsombrerorestaurantmi.com. L, D Harmony Hall — West Side brewpub with a German beer hall atmosphere serves pizza, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Open daily. 401 Stocking Ave NW, 233-9186. har ¢-$ monybeer.com/harmony-hall. L, D

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One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom — Eclectic menu with vegetarian, Mexican and European cuisines. Dine alfresco on street-front patio. Full bar. Closed Mon. 136 E Fulton St, 235-7669. onetrick.biz. L, D ¢-$

Z’s Bar & Restaurant — Sports-themed eatery known for its BBQ ribs. Soups, salads, sandwiches, entrées. Carry-out available. Open daily. 168 Louis Campau Promenade NW, 454-3141. zsbar.com. L, D ¢-$

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The Holiday Bar — Established in 1905, menu features appetizers and sandwiches. Seating includes 40-foot horseshoe bar, tables and a beer garden in warm months. Open daily. 801 Fifth St NW, 456-9058. the holidaybargr.com. L, D ¢ Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery — Dexterbased brewery offers salads and sandwiches in addition to pizza. Kids menu available. Open daily. 428 Bridge St NW, 419-4676. jolly $ pumpkin.com. L, D The Knickerbocker – New Holland Brewing — Craft brewery featuring a variety of locally sourced shared plates, sandwiches, soups, pizzas, barbecue and more. Open daily. 417 Bridge St NW, 345-5642. newholland brew.com/knickerbocker. Brunch (Sun), L, D ¢-$ Long Road Distillers — Craft, small-batch distillery featuring variety of house-made snacks, sandwiches and entrées. Open daily. 537 Leonard St NW, 228-4924. longroad ¢-$ distillers.com. Brunch (Sat-Sun), D Maggie’s Kitchen — Mexican fare in café setting, cafeteria-style ordering. No alcohol. Closed Sun and Mon. 636 Bridge St NW, 4588583. Facebook. B, L, D ¢ The Mitten Brewing Co. — Vintage baseball-themed nanobrewery pairs handcrafted beers with gourmet pizzas. Open daily. 527 Leonard St NW, 608-5612. mittenbrewing. com. L, D ¢-$ Monarchs’ Club — Starters, sausages, hot dogs, panini, Italian beef sandwiches and Grand Rapids Stackers. Michigan beer on draft. Open daily. 646 Stocking Ave NW, 233-9799. monarchsclubcornerbar.com. L, D ¢

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One Bourbon — Trendy, two-level restaurant serving creative shareable plates, burgers, hot sandwiches and entrées. Full bar features more than 120 whiskies. Closed Sun-Mon. 608 Bridge St NW, 608-5766. one bourbongr.com. D ¢-$ O’Toole’s Public House — Pub grub includes appetizers, sandwiches and burgers served on a mountain of fries. Open daily. 448 Bridge St NW, 742-6095. otoolesgr.com. L, D ¢-$ Pearl Street Grill — Bright, contemporary restaurant features diverse menu in downtown Holiday Inn. Full bar. Open daily. 310 Pearl St NW, 235-1342. higrdt.com/dining/ pearl-street-grill. B, L, D $ Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant — Sicilian and southern Italian fare. Separate sports bar; patio seating. Food, beer and wine availNOVEMBER 2018 / GRMAG.COM 45

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noodle bowls and more. No alcohol. Open daily. 724 Wealthy St SE, 454-1860. face $-$$ book.com/georginasgr. L, D

FThe Sovengard — Midwest meets Scandinavian spirit, with a focus on seasonal and local sourcing. Restaurant and outdoor beer garden in a historic West Side building. Open daily. 443 Bridge St NW, 214-7207. sovengard.com. D $

Gojo Ethiopian Cuisine & Deli — Authentic dishes including vegetarian options. Watt (stew) dishes served with injera flatbread. Carry-out available. No alcohol. Closed Sun and Mon. 421 Norwood Ave SE, 459-3383. gojo $ ethiopiancuisine.com. L, D

Two Scotts Barbecue — Authentic barbecue smoked in-house daily with homemade sides and sauces. Features draft root beer and weekly specials. Catering and food truck available. Closed Sun. 536 Leonard St NW, 608-6756. twoscottsbbq.com. L ¢-$

The Green Well Gastro Pub — Menu features comfort fare with a flair, emphasizing local ingredients. Full bar; more than 20 rotating draft beers, many from local breweries. Open daily. 924 Cherry St SE, 808-3566. $-$$ thegreenwell.com. L, D

Westside Social — “Reimagined” American-style tavern with locally sourced, housemade appetizers, burgers, seafood and other entrées. Full bar. Happy hour specials available Mon-Fri. Open daily. 2802 Lake Michigan Dr NW, 453-5877. westside.social. L (Tue-Sun), D ¢-$

OGrove — Earth-to-table concept focuses on three- and four-course offerings. Vegan menu available. Full bar. Open daily. 919 Cherry St SE, 454-1000. groverestaurant. $$ com. L, D

UPTOWN Big Willy’s Italian Beef — Authentic Chicago cuisine, featuring Italian sausage, Polish dogs and Chicago dogs, as well as Italian ice drinks. Open daily. 1450 Wealthy St SE, 2885824. bigwillysitalianbeef.com. L, D ¢ Bombay Cuisine — Traditional Indian dishes with spices and flavors from northern India. Full bar. Open daily. Takeout available. 1420 Lake Dr SE, 456-7055. eastownbombaycui sine.com. L, D $ FBrewery Vivant — Beer and food in tradition of French and Belgian country dishes. Housed in a renovated funeral chapel. Most dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Open daily. 925 Cherry St SE, 719-1604. brewery vivant.com. L (Sat-Sun), D $-$$

Brick Road Pizza — Traditional, gourmet and vegan pizzas (gluten-free crusts available); also soups, salads, pastas, sandwiches. Sun Brunch Bar. Full bar. Closed Mon. 1017 Wealthy St SE, 719-2409. brickroadpiz za.com. L, D ¢-$ Brown Butter Creperie & Café — Locally sourced, made-from-scratch sweet and savory crepes and liege waffles. 1436 Wealthy St SE, 288-5038. brownbuttercrepes.com. B, L, D (Wed-Sat) ¢

Open daily. No alcohol. 961 E Fulton St, 2421300. currykitchengr.com. L, D $

Donkey Taqueria — Authentic Mexican food, including tacos, tostadas, botanas and tortas in a former 1920s service station. Full bar. Open daily. 665 Wealthy St SE. don keygr.com. B (Sat-Sun), L, D ¢-$ East West Brewing Co. — Traditional American-style beers. Fresh, made-to-order American-style food and seasonal vegetarian menu items from local vendors. Open daily. 1400 Lake Dr SE, 288-5250. eastwest brewingcompany.com. L (Fri-Sat), D ¢-$ Electric Cheetah — Eclectic menu with an emphasis on locally grown fare and creative combinations. Beer and wine available. Sun brunch. Open daily. 1015 Wealthy St SE, 4514779. electriccheetah.com. L, D ¢-$ Elk Brewing Co. — Brewery with rustic industrial interior. Menu includes innovative sandwiches and snacks. Open daily. 700 Wealthy St SE, 238-5227. elkbrewing.com. L (Fri-Sun), D ¢ Erb Thai — Thai fare; will accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free, no MSG. No alcohol. Open daily. 950 Wealthy St SE, 356-2573. erbthaigr.com. L, D ¢

Chez Olga — Caribbean and Creole fare. Veggie/vegan options. Takeout available. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 1441 Wealthy St SE, 233-4141. chezolga.com. L, D ¢-$

Forty Acres Soul Kitchen — “Authentically American” southern comfort food, featuring po’boys, grits, gumbo and more. To-go catering available. Closed Mon. 1059 Wealthy St SE, 481-6971. fortyacresgr.com. L, D $

Curry Kitchen — Authentic Indian cuisine. Daily lunch buffet. Kids menu. Takeout.

Georgina’s — Authentic Asian and Latin taqueria with appetizers, tacos, tamales,

Harmony Brewing Co. — Custom brews with a full bar, wine and wood-fired pizzas. Sandwiches served 11 am-4 pm. Open daily. 1551 Lake Dr SE, 233-0063. harmonybeer.com. L, D $ Jonny B’z — Beef, turkey and veggie hot dogs available, as well as burgers, sandwiches, wings, ribs and kids menu. Full bar. Closed Sun. 701 Wealthy St SE, 551-1108. jonnybz. com. L, D $

Little Africa Ethiopian Cuisine — Hearty vegetable stews; sauces and fixings served on Ethiopian flat bread. No alcohol. Cash or checks only. Closed Sun and Mon. 956 E Fulton St, 222-1169. Facebook. L, D ¢ Maru Sushi & Grill — Large menu of Japanese cuisine with a twist, from sushi to hibachi grilled items. Vegetarian options. Full bar. Open daily. 927 Cherry St SE, 458-1900. marurestaurant.com. L, D $-$$ Matchbox Diner & Drinks — Breakfast all day, deli sandwiches, burgers, appetizers and seasonal entrées. Also, milkshakes and malts. Carry-out available. Open daily. 1345 Lake Dr SE, 774-8641. matchboxdiner.com. B, L, D $ FTerra — Eastown eatery features food from local, ethically raised and sustainable sourcing. Specialty cocktails, Michigan craft beers, wines from small wineries. Open daily. 1429 Lake Dr SE, 301-0998. terragr.com. Brunch (Sat-Sun), L (Mon-Fri), D $-$$ Wealthy Street Bakery — Breakfast pastries; sandwiches, salads and soup; pizza available after 4 pm. Beer and wine. Kids menu. Closed Sun. 610 Wealthy St SE, 301-2950. wealthystreetbakery.com. B, L, D ¢-$ Wikiwiki Poke Shop — Fast-casual sea-

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able to go. Delivery and catering. Open daily. 654 Stocking Ave NW, 454-4280. salvatores gr.com. L (Mon-Fri), D ¢-$

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Osta’s Lebanese Cuisine — Large selection of Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine. Serves beer and wine. Takeout and catering available. Closed Sun-Mon. 2228 Wealthy St SE, 456-8999. ostaslebanese.com. L (TueFri), D ¢-$ Rose’s — Dockside dining on EGR’s Reeds Lake with varied menu, including pastas and wood-fired pizzas. Three-season porch. Serves beer and wine. Open daily. 550 Lakeside Dr SE, 458-1122. thegilmorecollection. $ com/roses. L, D

SOUTHEAST GRAND RAPIDS/ KENTWOOD The Winchester

food restaurant featuring customizable poke bowls, plus oyster bar and rotating specials. Carry-out available. Closed Sun. 1146 Wealthy St SE, 288-5646. wikiwikipoke shop.com. L, D ¢-$

The Winchester — Locally sourced menu includes sharable plates in century-old space. Craft brews on draft. Full bar. Open daily. 648 Wealthy St SE, 451-4969. winchestergr.com. B (Sat-Sun), L, D ¢-$ Yesterdog — Specializes in the “good oldfashioned hot dog.” Cash or check only. Catering available. Open daily. 1505 Wealthy St SE, 336-0746. yesterdog.com. L, D ¢

EAST GRAND RAPIDS Big Bob’s Pizza — Neighborhood pizza parlor in EGR’s Gaslight Village also offers appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, subs. Full bar. Open daily. 661 Croswell Ave SE, 233-0123. bigbobspizza.com. L (Tue-Sun), D ¢-$ Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen — Coastal South Carolina-inspired fare, including seafood, chicken, pork, beef and greens. Full bar. Open daily. 2213 Wealthy St SE, 805-5231. carolinalck.com. D $ Derby Station — Sophisticated pub grub with full bar featuring an array of specialty beers. Open daily. 2237 Wealthy St SE, 3013236. derbystation.com. L, D $ José Babushka’s — Starters, salads, burritos, chimichangas, flaming fajitas, tacos and special plates. Full bar. Open daily. 2232 Wealthy St SE, 272-4472. josebabushkas. com. L, D $

7 Mares — Authentic Mexican dishes including breakfast. No alcohol. Closed Mon. 1403 Kalamazoo Ave SE, 301-8555. Facebook. B, L, D ¢-$$ Al-Bos Eurocafe-Bakery — Authentic south­ eastern European cuisine. Menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, entrées and kids options. Daily specials. Open daily. 2930 Shaffer Ave SE, 325-2800. ¢-$ al-bos.com. L, D Asian Palace — Chinese and Vietnamese fare with extensive menus for each. No alcohol. Closed Mon. 141 28th St SE, 534-7770. Facebook. L, D ¢-$ Big E’s Sports Grill — Sports lounge serving pizza, classic American appetizers and other entrées. Full bar includes a variety of Michigan-made beer and cider. Happy hour specials available Mon-Fri. Open daily. 2321 East Beltline Ave SE, 608-8825. bigessports grill.com. L, D ¢-$ El Arriero Mexican Grill — Extensive menu offers specialty dishes, à la carte selections. Mexican and domestic beers, margaritas. Open daily. 2948 28th St SE, 977-2674. elarri eromexicangrill.com. L, D ¢-$ El Globo Restaurant — Authentic Mexican fare; weekly specials. No alcohol. Closed Mon. 2019 S Division Ave, 734-6869. Facebook. L, D ¢-$

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Cabana Tres Amigos — Authentic Mexican fare including vegetarian selections. Full bar. Takeout available. Open daily. 1409 60th St SE, 281-6891. cabanatresamigos. com. L, D ¢-$ Cantina Mexican Grill — Menu offers extensive Mexican specialties. Full bar. Drivethru window. Outdoor patio. Open daily. 2770 East Paris Ave SE, 949-9120. cantina mexicangrill.biz. L (Sun-Thu), D $ Daddy Pete’s BBQ — Slow-smoked ribs, pulled pork, brisket and other meats. No alcohol. Catering available. Closed Sun and Mon. 2921 Eastern Ave SE, 818-5522. daddy ¢-$ petesbbq.com. L, D East Garden Buffet — Cantonese, Hunan, Szechuan cuisine. Daily buffet. No alcohol. Open daily. 6038 Kalamazoo Ave SE, 6988933. L, D ¢-$ Florentine Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Lounge — Italian fare with American and Mexican choices and thin-crust pizzas. Full bar. Open daily. Towne & Country Shopping Center, 4261 Kalamazoo Ave SE, 455-2230. florentinespizza.com. L, D ¢-$ Ganders — Features American cuisine with a twist and Michigan products, including craft brews. Open daily. 4747 28th St SE (Hilton GR Airport), 957-0100. doubletreegrandrapids. com/ganders-restaurant. B, L, D ¢-$$ Golden Gate — Chinese fare with all-inclusive lunch combination plates, some hot and spicy choices. No alcohol. Open daily. 4023 S Division Ave, 534-7087. Facebook. L, D ¢ Gursha Ethiopian Restaurant — Authentic Ethiopian dishes, traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Buffet lunch and dinner on Sat. No alcohol. Open daily. 4301 Kalamazoo Ave SE, 350-0009. Facebook. L, D $ Hall Street Bakery — Breakfast pastries; sandwiches, salads and soup served for lunch and dinner. Beer and wine. Kids menu. Closed Sun. 1200 Hall St SE, 214-7604. hall streetbakery.com. B, L, D ¢-$ India Town — Indian fare including vegetarian and vegan. Lunch buffet Mon-Sat. No alcohol. Open daily. 3760 S Division Ave, 2431219. indiatowngrr.com. L, D ¢-$

Beltline Bar — Americanized Tex-Mex menu, including wet burritos. Full bar. Curbside service. Open daily. 16 28th St SE, 245$ 0494. beltlinebar.com. L, D

Last Chance Tavern and Grill — Appetizers, soups, burgers and sandwiches and a huge selection of Michigan craft beers. Open daily. 1132 Burton St SE, 719-4270. thelast chancetavern.com. L, D ¢

Brass Ring Brewing — Small-batch, stylespecific brewery in the Alger Heights neighborhood. 2404 Eastern Ave SE, 460-1587.

Le Kabob — Soups, salads, sandwiches, large choice of entrées and combos. Kids menu. Carry-out available. No alcohol. Open

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Olive’s — Seasonally inspired menu of creative fare and comfort foods featuring local produce and meats. Full bar. Alfresco balcony. Closed Sun. 2162 Wealthy St SE, 451-8611. ¢-$ eatatolives.com. L, D

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Mikado Sushi — Sushi and sashimi à la carte. Dinners offer full range of Japanese cuisine. Lunch specials. Serves alcohol. Closed Sun. 3971 28th St SE, 285-7666. mik ¢-$ adogr.com/main. L (Mon-Fri), D Mi Tierra — Traditional Mexican, eat in or drive-thru. No alcohol. Open daily. 2300 S Division Ave, 245-7533. Facebook. L, D ¢ Nu-Thai Bistro — Appetizers, soups, Thai salads, fried rice, seafood, duck, curries. No alcohol. Open daily. 2055 28th St SE, 452¢-$ 0065. nuthaibistro.com. L, D The Old Goat — Creative cuisine from Electric Cheetah owner Cory DeMint includes appetizers, entrées, sandwiches and salads. Kids menu. Full bar. Open daily. 2434 Eastern Ave SE, 288-6976. baaaaaaaa.com. B (Mon-Fri), L, D ¢-$ Pal’s Indian Cuisine — Authentic Indian food, including lunch buffet 11-3. No alcohol. Open daily. 2915 28th St SE, 957-2271. palsin diancuisine.com. L, D $ Pho Anh Trang — Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai cuisine. Daily specials. Catering. Open daily. No alcohol. 3633 Eastern Ave SE, 2469966. L, D ¢-$ Pho Soc Trang — Wide selection of Vietnamese offerings. No alcohol. Open daily. 4242 S Division Ave, 531-0755. L, D ¢-$ Pietro’s Italian Restaurant — Regional and contemporary Italian cuisine. Tuscan wines, desserts and cappuccinos. Kids menu. Takeout available. Open daily. 2780 Birchcrest Dr SE, 452-3228. pietrosgr.com. L, D $ Shanghai Ichiban — Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Food prepared tableside by hibachi chefs in Japanese area. Serves alcohol. Open daily. 3005 Broadmoor Ave SE, 942-5120. shanghaiichiban.com. L, D $-$$ Shiraz Grille — Authentic Persian cuisine: fire-grilled kabobs, vegetarian options. Full bar. Closed Mon. 2739 Breton Rd SE, 9497447. shirazgrille.com. L (Fri-Sun), D $-$$ Sushi Kuni — Japanese and Korean cuisine, Asian fusion fare. Traditional Japanese tatami room for groups. Serves alcohol. Closed Mon. 2901 Breton Rd SE, 241-4141. sushikuni. net. L, D ¢-$$ La Taqueria San Jose — Authentic Mexican fare in a casual, takeout setting. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 1338 S Division Ave, 284-2297. Facebook. L, D ¢ Taquería El Rincón Mexicano — Wide variety of Mexican breakfast, small plates, dinner dishes and soups, including several

vegetarian options. No alcohol. Closed Mon. 2055 28th St, 246-7000. Facebook. B, L, D ¢

Thai Express — Thai specialties, spiced to customer specification. No alcohol. Closed Sun. Towne & Country Shopping Center, 4317 Kalamazoo Ave SE, 827-9955. thaiex pressgr.com. L (Mon-Fri), D ¢ Thai Fusion — Thai cuisine and fusion specials with good selection of starters and salads. Kids menu. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 3097 Broadmoor Ave SE, 301-8883. L, D ¢-$ Tokyo Grill & Sushi — Tatami rooms, sushi bars. Hibachi, teriyaki, Udon, tempura. Sake, Japanese and American beer and wine. Open daily. 4478 Breton Rd SE, 455-3433. tokyo grillsushi.com. L, D ¢-$ Village Inn Pizza & Sports Grille — Longtime favorite for pizza, pasta, burgers, chicken, Mexican. Daily specials. Mon-Fri pizza lunch buffet. Full bar. Open daily. 2215 44th ¢-$ St SE, 281-1444. vipizza.net. L, D Wei Wei Palace — Chinese seafood restaurant features Cantonese cuisine, dim sum and barbecue. No alcohol. Open daily. 4242 S Division Ave, 724-1818. weiweipalace.com. L, D $ Yummy Wok — Cantonese, Hunan and Szechuan dishes. No alcohol. Open daily. 4325 Breton Rd SE, 827-2068. Facebook. L, D ¢-$

SOUTHWEST GRAND RAPIDS 84th Street Pub & Grille — American fare from pizzas to steaks. Full-service bar. Kids menu. Daily specials. Open daily. 8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr SW, 583-1650. 84thstpub.com. L, D ¢-$ Blue Ginger Asian Kitchen — Noodle-based Thai dishes, chicken, seafood, beef and pork entrées, curries. Vegetarian options. No alcohol. Open daily. 5751 Byron Center Ave SW (Bayberry Market), 261-8186. blueginger kitchen.com. L, D ¢-$ Far-East Chinese Restaurant — Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean dishes. Carry-out and catering available. No alcohol. Open daily. 3639 Clyde Park Ave SW, 531-7176. Facebook. L, D ¢-$ Frankie V’s Pizzeria & Sports Bar — Appetizers, subs, stromboli, pizza, pasta, burgers and Mexican. Outdoor patio. Full bar. Open daily. 1420 28th St SW, 532-8998. frankievs. com. L, D ¢-$ Golden 28 — Szechuan, Hunan, Mandarin, Vietnamese cuisine. No alcohol. Open daily. 627 28th St SW, 531-2800. L, D $ Kitzingen Brewery — German-style appe-

tizers and entrées, plus kids menu and some American classics. Selection of wine and locally made German craft beer. Closed SunMon. 1760 44th St SW, 805-5077. kitzingen¢-$ brewery.com. L, D

Lindo Mexico Restaurante Mexicano — Fresh food with “real Mexican flavor.” Kids menu. Serves alcohol. Open daily. 1742 28th St SW, 261-2280. lindomexicogr.com. L, D ¢-$ Little Bangkok — Extensive Thai standbys plus some unique items. Kids meals available. Serves beer and wine. Closed Sun. 2359 Health Dr SW, Suite 140, 929-2306. L (Mon-Fri), D ¢-$ Main Street Pub — Varied appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches and entrées. Full bar. Open daily. 1730 28th St SW, 532-2510. mainstpub.com. L, D ¢-$ Mi Casa Restaurante — Fresh, authentic Dominican appetizers, dishes and seafood, plus weekly specials, in Dominicanthemed, family-friendly atmosphere. No alcohol. Closed Mon-Tues. 334 Burton St SW, ¢-$ 350-9123. micasagr.com. L, D Monelli’s Italian Grill & Sports Bar — Southern Italian cuisine. Sports bar plus family-friendly dining room with fireplace. Open daily. 5675 Byron Center Ave SW, 5309700. monellis.com. L, D ¢-$ Tamales Mary — Tamale-centered Mexican restaurant featuring 15 types of tamales, plus other Mexican dishes and daily buffet specials. No alcohol. Open daily. 1253 Burton St ¢ SW, 288-5007. tamalesmarygr.com. L, D Woody’s Press Box — Complex includes two bars, patio and bowling. Sandwiches, pizza, Mexican and more. Full bar. Open daily. 5656 Clyde Park Ave SW, 530-2400. spec trumlanes.com. B (Mon-Sat), L, D $

NORTHEAST GRAND RAPIDS 7 Monks Taphouse — Beer bar with more than 50 taps and gastropub food, including pretzel bites, burgers, salads. Open daily. 740 Michigan St NE, 265-5417. 7monkstap.com/ grand-rapids. L, D ¢-$ Birch Lodge — Menu includes wet burritos, sandwiches, burgers, gyros, fish baskets. Daily specials. Full bar. Open daily. 732 Michigan St NE, 458-1918. Facebook. L, D ¢ Blue Water Grill — Entrées include steaks and fish, wood-fired pizzas. Nice wine selection. Lakeside views, outdoor patio. Beer, wine and cocktails. Open daily. 5180 Northland Dr NE, 363-5900. thegilmorecollection. com/bluewater. L, D $-$$ Continued on page 54

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t French-trained pastry chef Susan VandenBerg’s kitchen table, she might present you with a petite dessert plate of raspberry pistachio tartlet, brownedbutter almond cake crowned with Michigan blueberries and sliced almonds, and two delectable versions of buttery shortbread cookies — one lemon-pistachio-sesame, the other rosemary-pecan. The exquisite quartet captivates the senses at once. Through The French Tarte, frenchtarte.com, her small artisanal pastry business, VandenBerg beautifully creates Frenchstyle pastries, tarts and more that make you feel as though you’ve just stepped out of a Parisian pâtisserie. Known for her croissants, shortbread and tarts, VandenBerg’s baking exhibits an exhilarating terroir, bringing in the plentiful bounty grown along Lake Michigan’s fruit belt. In her small yet efficient workspace, she produces an array of delights — tart cherry turnovers glistening ruby-red; pecan sugar and spice buns of spiraling croissant dough; apricot-raspberry financier cakes with pistachio crumble; and Breton blueberry jam tarts, just to name a few. Through the colder months, she continues to bake with Michigan fruit turning to apples, pears and dried berries. “I’ve found that these simply make everything taste that much better,” said VandenBerg, who eschews artificial flavoring, preferring the natural route. VandenBerg shares her passion and expertise through her blog “Baking with the French Tarte,” accepts orders for her French-style baked goods, offers small group hands-on classes at Nonna’s Pantry in Ada and is available to come to your home for private or small group sessions.

starting her medical career with a residency in general surgery at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. She went on to work as an emergency medicine physician in Virginia, Michigan and Vermont for 21 years, “before I decided I’d had enough,” she said. Taking advice from her husband, she enrolled and earned her Diplôme de Pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris in 2005. She didn’t speak French at first, but lucky for VandenBerg, her partner in the practical kitchen was a Parisian woman who had lived in Las Vegas and helped her connect the vernacular dots. The language slowly came, followed by two stints as a stagiaire at Paris’ Pâtisserie Pascal Pinaud. “It was wonderful, frustrating, draining and emotional, and it was the best thing I could have done,” VandenBerg said. In 2007, VandenBerg returned to the States and spent a summer baking at J.M. Gerrish Café in Winter Harbor, Maine, then moved onto Gracie’s, an upmarket restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2012, she launched The French Tarte in an old mill building in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and gave free rein to her hands-on edible poetry. “I wanted to do everything myself,” VandenBerg said. Three years ago, VandenBerg returned to her native Michigan, where she now lives right across the street from her 91-year-old mother. She introduced West Michigan to her beloved baby, The French Tarte, and immediately found herself baking almond croissants, Italian cookies, shortbread and tarts for Nonna’s Pantry, as well as Patricia’s Chocolate and Aldea Coffee in Grand Haven. — JAYE BEELER

“Baking has an energy all its own — the feel of the dough, the aromas wafting from the kitchen, creating and sharing delicious baked goods,” she said. VandenBerg’s passion for baking really took off during a West Coast trip. “The mango tart at Stars restaurant in San Francisco was heavenly, presented in such wonderful simplicity,” she recalled. At the time, VandenBerg, who has earned degrees from Calvin College and Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, was an emergency room doctor

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“Baking has an energy all its own — the feel of the dough, the aromas wafting from the kitchen, creating and sharing delicious baked goods.” — Susan VandenBerg

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Susan VandenBerg’s Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chocolate Teacakes (Makes ~40 small cakes when baked in standard mini-muffin tins) Note: Multiwell silicone molds also can be used — yield varies depending on size of molds. 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

1 cup cane sugar

7 ounces (14 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cubed

4 large eggs

Heat oven to 350° F (325° F convection). Butter and flour muffin tins (not necessary with silicone molds). Melt the chocolate and butter gently in a medium heatproof bowl over a bain-marie, or water bath, on low heat, stirring every few minutes with a heatproof spatula until smooth and shiny. Remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a separate medi-

½ cup all-purpose flour um mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar until slightly thickened and beginning to pale, 2-3 minutes. Blend the melted chocolate/butter into the egg/sugar mix. Sift in the flour and fold in gently with a spatula. Let the batter sit for 15-20 minutes to allow it to thicken up a bit before portioning. Scoop or pipe the batter into prepared molds, filling them about

three-quarters full.

keep very well refrigerated or frozen.

Bake about 15 minutes until the tops appear to be slightly dry and cracked. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks about 15 minutes before gently turning out of the pans or molds.

Create your own holiday teacake treats with different garnishes: a simple whipped ganache topped with a fresh raspberry; whipped mascarpone cream with lightly toasted chopped pistachios and pomegranate arils; dip tops in caramel sauce and sprinkle with chocolate cookie crumbs. Use your imagination!

Serve slightly warm when the cakes will be gooey in the center or cool completely to enjoy later as a more dense and fudgy version. These

Crunchy chocolate fruit/nut clusters

(Makes ~40 small cakes when baked in standard mini-muffin tins) Note: Multiwell silicone molds also can be used — yield varies depending on size of molds. 9 ounces chocolate, chopped (white, milk or dark) Scant ½ cup dried fruit of choice, chopped as needed (substitute in coconut here, if desired) Generous ½ cup toasted

chopped nut of choice 2 cups puffed grain of choice or cereal such as Rice Chex, Corn Chex or cornflakes Large pinch sea salt

Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a bain-marie on low heat. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Scoop out small mounds onto parchment or silicone lined sheet pans or into mini-muffin papers or holiday-themed foil candy cups. Place into fridge to set, about 30 minutes. Store refrigerated in a closed container. Some favorite combos: cranberry/ almond/dark or white chocolate; cherry/hazelnut/dark chocolate; apricot/pistachio/ white chocolate; toasted unsweetened coconut/macadamia/white chocolate; fig/ crystallized ginger/any chocolate; banana/walnut/milk chocolate. You decide!

Espresso cocoa nib shortbread cookies

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(Makes ~5- to 6-dozen petite cookies; will vary depending on what size cutter you choose) This base recipe can be made without the espresso powder or chocolate/nut additions, so you can create your own version of shortbread. Citrus zest, chopped toasted nut of choice, different spices, chopped dried fruit, toasted coconut — there are all sorts of options! Packed ¼ cup dark brown sugar 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature ½ cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour (optional: substitute ½ cup of all-purpose flour with whole wheat pastry flour for a slightly more tender texture)

½ teaspoon salt 2-4 teaspoons espresso powder Optional: Scant ½ cup crushed cocoa nibs, finely chopped milk or dark chocolate or finely chopped

toasted hazelnuts Raw sugar for sprinkling

Place sugars, soft butter and vanilla in a medium/large bowl. Blend with a spatula (or in a mixer with the paddle) until creamy, 2-3 minutes. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour(s), salt and espresso powder, and add into the sugar/butter mixture, blending just until the dough comes together. Blend in nibs, chocolate or nuts, if using. Divide dough in half, flatten into discs, wrap each piece in plastic

wrap and chill 1 hour before rolling/ cutting. Alternatively, shape each half into a log about 1½ inches in diameter, wrap and chill. You can keep any unused dough well wrapped in the fridge for several days or freezer for several months. When ready to bake, heat oven to 350° F (325° F convection). Line two ½ sheet pans with parchment paper (if using all the dough). Remove dough from fridge about

10 minutes ahead; roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to a ¼ inch thick, cut shapes of choice and place on papered sheet pans about ½ inch apart (or slice logs into ¼-inch slices). Sprinkle tops with raw sugar if desired. Reroll scraps and continue until you’ve used the desired amount of dough. Bake about 12-15 minutes until they appear dry and set. Even though the dough is brown, you should be

able to appreciate some browning on the bottoms, and you should smell a lovely aroma of espresso. Cool and enjoy. If desired, drizzle some melted white chocolate on tops and chill for 30 minutes to set. These keep well in a closed container in the fridge for 3-4 weeks or freezer for 5-6 weeks.

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Continued from page 50 Bud & Stanley’s — Extensive menu includes Mexican specialties, pasta, burgers and more. Daily specials. Takeout available. Serves alcohol. Open daily. 1701 Four Mile Rd NE, 361-9782. budandstanleys.com. L, D ¢-$ Charlie’s Bar & Grille — Well-rounded menu features dinners from ribs, steaks and seafood to kielbasa and kraut. Also, Mexican fare and sandwiches. Full bar. Closed Sun. 3519 Plainfield Ave NE, 364-0567. charlies barandgrille.com. L, D ¢-$ Cheer’s Good Time Saloon — Menu offers something for everyone in a log-cabin environment. Takeout available. Full bar. Open daily. 3994 Plainfield Ave NE, 363-1188. ¢ cheersgrandrapids.com. B, L, D Cheshire Grill — Sandwiches, soups, salads, creative burgers. Open daily for breakfast (served all day) and lunch. No alcohol. 2162 Plainfield Ave NE, 635-2713. cheshiregrill. com. B, L, D (Tue-Sat) ¢-$ Citizen Tiki Bar & Restaurant — Menu highlights the Pacific Rim, blending Asian influences with local cuisine. Full bar. Open daily. 2115 Plainfield Ave NE, 288-7888. citiz $-$$ engr.com. Brunch (Fri-Sun), L, D Creston Brewery — More than a dozen house-brewed beers on tap at all times; plus, seasonal menu, featuring chicken, pork and beef entrées; tacos, burritos and quesadillas; soups and salads. 1504 Plainfield Ave NE, 805-4523. crestonbrewery.com. L, D ¢-$ Erb Thai Xpress — Thai fare for takeout only. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 820 Michigan St NE, 454-0444. erbthaigr.com/erbthai_ xpress.html. L (Mon-Fri), D ¢

NE (Knapp’s Corner), 363-8880. goldenwok ¢-$ grandrapids.com. L, D

Gravity Taphouse Grille — Menu items pair with craft beer suggestions. 64 craft beers on tap. Open daily. 3210 Deposit Dr NE (East Beltline at I-96), 719-4944. gravitytaphouse. com. L, D ¢-$ Graydon’s Crossing — Global pub serves traditional English pub food and world-inspired dishes. Full bar with large selection of microbrews and imported beers. Open daily. 1223 Plainfield Ave NE, 726-8260. graydonscross ing.com. L, D $ Gus’s Original — Appetizers, salads and soups, stone-oven pizzas, gourmet sandwiches; coffees and ice cream bar. Outdoor seating. No alcohol. Open daily. 3123 Leonard St NE, 805-5599. gussoriginal.com. B, L, D ¢ Jaku Sushi — Japanese and Korean fare, including a large selection of sushi; plus, bento, bibimbap, hibachi, katsu, udon and more. Open daily. 2289 East Beltline Ave NE, 6490407. jakusushi.com. L, D $

Kitchen 67 — Large menu uses Michigan ingredients and includes Brann’s sizzling steaks, sandwiches, salads, small plates, pasta and more. Full bar with craft beers. Open daily. 1977 East Beltline Ave NE, 2723778. kitchen67.com. L, D ¢-$ La Huasteca — Homemade recipes, vegetarian options. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 1811 Plainfield Ave NE, 447-7733. Facebook. L, D ¢ Lai Thai Kitchen — Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese fare. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 1621 Leonard St NE, 456-5730. laithaikitchen.net. L, D ¢-$

Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar — Pizzas, sandwiches, salads, Italian and Mexican entrées, full bar. Big screen TVs; takeout available. Open daily. 1259 Post Dr NE, Belmont, 785-1001. flossportsbar.com. L, D ¢-$

Licari’s Sicilian Pizza Kitchen — Specialties include thick-crust Sicilian pizza and stuffed pizza with a crispy crust. Also pasta, entrées, calzones and desserts. Full bar. Open daily. 2869 Knapp St NE, 608-6912. licarispizzakitchen.com. L, D $

Fred’s Italian Restaurant — Longtime favorite offers Italian fare, including fresh pasta and gourmet pizza. Full-service bar. Closed Sun. 3619 Plainfield Ave NE, 361-8994. freds italian.net. L, D ¢-$

Lucy’s Café — Family café offers breakfast, lunch and baked goods. Crepes, omelets, deli sandwiches and build-your-own breakfast plates. Open daily. 1747 Plainfield Ave NE, 591-3149. lucyscafegr.com. B, L $-$$

Fuji Yama Asian Bistro — Hibachi grill tables or eat in dining room with Chinese, Japanese and Thai selections. Full bar. Open daily. 1501 East Beltline Ave NE, 719-1859. fujiyamabis ¢-$ tro.com. L, D

Mill Creek Tavern — Comstock Park eatery offers appetizers, soups, sandwiches, full dinner options. Full bar with separate dining room. Closed Sun. 3874 West River Dr NE, Comstock Park, 784-3806. millcreektavern gr.com. L, D ¢-$

Golden Wok — Chinese cuisine with some Hunan-spiced dishes. Sunday specials. Full bar. Open daily. 1971 East Beltline Ave

Ming Ten — All-you-can-eat Japanese/ Chinese buffet, sushi bar, hibachi grill and

American selections. No alcohol. Open daily. 2090 Celebration Dr NE (2nd floor), 365¢-$ 3989. mingtenrestaurant.com. L, D

Nick Fink’s — Mexican fare and burgers in historic tavern. Draft beer, wine, sangria and cocktails. Closed Sun and Mon. 3965 West River Dr NE, 784-9886. thegilmorecollec tion.com/nickfinks. D $ Palio — Ann Arbor-based eatery with an expansive menu of Italian fare. Full bar and happy hour. Open daily. 545 Michigan St NE, 719-0660. paliograndrapids.com. L, D $-$$ Reds At Thousand Oaks — Large menu features sandwiches, salads, artisan pizza and entrées. Extensive wine list, craft beers, full bar. Patio with fire pits and covered deck. Open daily. 4100 Thousand Oaks Dr NE, 447$-$$ 7750. eatatreds.com. L, D Rezervoir Lounge — Full menu of appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches and entrées, some with Cajun flavor. Serves alcohol. Open daily. 1418 Plainfield Ave NE, 451-0010. rezlounge. com. L (Tue-Sun), D ¢-$ Rio Grand Steak House & Saloon — Texasstyle barbecue ribs, steaks and more. Full bar. Open daily. 5501 Northland Dr NE, 3646266. riograndsteakhouse.com. L, D $-$$ The Score — Restaurant and sports bar with large menu, more than 100 beers on tap. Open daily. 5301 Northland Dr NE, 301-0600. the score-restaurant.com. L, D ¢-$ Sheshco Grill — Mediterranean cuisine, including surf, turf and vegetarian options. No alcohol. Open daily. 2121 Celebration Dr NE (Knapp’s Corner), 364-0600. sheshcogrill. net. L, D $ Thai Chef — Knapp’s Corner restaurant has large menu, including duck, seafood and vegetarian options. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 1971 East Beltline Ave NE, 570-0032. Facebook. L, D $ Twisted Rooster — Classic dishes with unexpected twists. Full bar features local beers/wines. Open daily. 1600 East Beltline Ave NE, 301-8171. twisted-rooster.com. L, D ¢-$$ Vander Mill — Seasonal menu with many locally sourced ingredients. Starters, salads, entrées and large plates served family style. Hard ciders on tap. Open daily. 505 Ball Ave NE, 259-8828. vandermill.com. L, D (MonSat) $-$$

NORTHWEST GRAND RAPIDS Amore Trattoria Italiana — Regional Italian dishes using local products and Italian imports. Italian wines and liqueurs. House-

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made desserts. Banquet facility. Closed Mon. 5080 Alpine Ave NW, 785-5344. amoretrat toriaitaliana.com. D (Tue-Sat) $

Balinski’s — Polish-American soups, appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and entrées, including pierogis, golabki and kielbasa; plus, traditional American options and Polish desserts. Closed Mon. 4255 Alpine Ave NW, 288-5440. balinskis.com. L, D ¢-$ China Chef — Family-style restaurant with Szechuan-style entrées and Hunan choices. No alcohol. Open daily. 4335 Lake Michigan Dr NW, 791-4488. chinachef49534.com. L, D ¢-$ China City — Chinese cuisine; lunch prices all day. No alcohol. Open daily. 1140 Monroe Ave NW, 451-3688. L, D ¢-$

Mr. Gyros — Family-owned restaurant offers Mediterranean specialties. Drive-thru, takeout, delivery and catering available. Closed Sun. 2260 Alpine Ave NW, 791-6660. mrgyros ¢-$ drivethru.com. L, D Perrin Brewing Co. — Comstock Park craft

brewery/taproom menu includes tacos, salads, burgers, panini and more. Kids menu available. Open daily. 5910 Comstock Park Dr, 551-1957. perrinbrewing.com. L, D ¢

Stan Diego Baja Taco Kitchen — Baja California-inspired menu, featuring a-la-carte

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Empire Chinese Buffet II — All-you-can-eat buffet. Seafood buffet Sat-Sun. No alcohol. Open daily. 4255 Alpine Ave NW, 785-8880. empirechinesebuffet2.com. L, D ¢-$ Franco’s Pizza — Italian entrées, stromboli, pizza and subs. Takeout available. No alcohol. Open daily. 2103 Alpine Ave NW, 361-7307. D ¢-$ Fricano’s Pizza Restaurant — Famous for its thin-crust pizza. Pasta dinners with sauce that made its way to the retail market. Full bar. Closed Sun. 5808 Alpine Ave NW, 785-5800. fricanospizza.com. D ¢-$ Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet — PanAsian cuisine, including Chinese, Japanese, Mongolian and American. No alcohol. Open daily. 785 Center Dr NW (Green Orchard Shopping Center), 785-8200. hibachigrillsu premebuffet.letseat.at. L, D ¢

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Home Team Grill — Sports-themed eatery with a selection of local, domestic and international beers. Open daily. 4322 Remembrance Rd, 551-3457. hometeamgrill.word press.com. L, D ¢-$ Hunan Chinese Restaurant — Full menu of Chinese options. No alcohol. Open daily. 1263 Leonard St NE, 458-0977. hunangrc.com. L, D ¢-$ The Landing — Casual atmosphere with views of the Grand River. All-American favorites and monthly specials. Full bar. Open daily. 270 Ann St NW (Riverfront Hotel at U.S. 131), 363-9001. riverfronthotelgr.com/ dining/the-landing-restaurant. B, L, D $ Linear — Riverfront eatery featuring seasonal menu with fresh modern American fare and outdoor-seating options; plus, a display of rotating works by local artists. Full bar. Closed Mon. 1001 Monroe Ave NW, 2004343. linearrestaurant.com. L, D ¢-$

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taco menu, chorizos, tamales, handcrafted margaritas and kids menu. Full bar. Open daily. 355 Wilson Ave NW, 591-9806. standi egogr.com. L, D ¢-$

Swan Inn Restaurant — Home-cooked meals, huge breakfasts. Cygnet Lounge offers cocktails and nibbles. Open daily. 5182 Alpine Ave NW, 784-1245. swaninnmotel. com. B, L, D ¢-$ Tillman’s — Chicago-style chophouse in former warehouse district. Known for steaks but something for every taste. Full bar. Closed Sun. 1245 Monroe Ave NW, 451-9266. till mansrestaurant.com. L, D $-$$ Three Happiness Restaurant — Cantonese, Mandarin and Szechuan fare. Daily specials. No alcohol. Open daily. Green Ridge Square, 3330 Alpine Ave NW, 785-3888. threehappinessgr.com. L, D ¢-$

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Walker Roadhouse — Diverse menu with interesting twists on classic fare. Full bar. Closed Sun. 3272 Remembrance Rd NW, 7919922. thewalkerroadhouse.com. L (Mon-Fri), D $ Zoko 822 — Basque-inspired cuisine, featuring Northern Spanish and Southern French small plates, served family style; plus, “graband-go” lunch serviced through the Bodega 822. Full bar boasting over 45 selections of gin. Open daily. 822 Ottawa Ave NW, 8281118. zoko822.com. Brunch (Sun), L (Mon$-$$ Sat), D

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Ada Pour House — Fresh, locally sourced ingredients with a twist on comfort food. Salads, sandwiches and entrées, including fish and steak. Craft beers and wine. Closed Sun. 6749 E Fulton St, Ada, 920-7941. pourhouse usa.com. L, D $-$$ Aryana Restaurant & Bar — Comfortable dining room in Crowne Plaza Hotel offers breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner selections from a seasonal menu and a full bar. Open daily. 5700 28th St SE, 957-1775. hiaryana. com. B, L, D $-$$ Big Boiler Brewing — Brewpub features a wide selection of original beer and cider. Plus, new American cuisine, including burgers, fish, sandwiches and kids menu. Open daily. 318 E Main St, Lowell, 987-3155. bigboil erbrewing.com. D $

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The Blue Moose Sports Pub — Farm-totable sports bar features a food menu made with locally sourced ingredients. Open daily. 6240 28th St SE, 734-6333. Facebook. L, D ¢-$

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Cascade Roadhouse — Relaxed atmosphere with a diverse menu of traditional fare. Full bar. Closed Sun. 6817 Cascade Rd SE, 259-7439. cascaderoadhousemi.com. L, D ¢-$ Cork Wine & Grille — Contemporary dining with indoor and outdoor seating. Seafood, steaks, burgers, fish, sandwiches, salads. Extensive wine list, specialty cocktails. Open daily. 5500 Cascade Rd SE, 949-0570. cork wineandgrille.com. L, D $-$$ Dan’s Diner — Formerly Pal’s Diner. Retrostyle diner with both classic and upscale breakfast and lunch options; breakfast served all day. No alcohol. Closed Mon. 6503 28th St SE, 719-0304. dansdinergr.com. B, L ¢-$ ➧Emonae Korean BBQ — Korean delicacies and tabletop grills allow patrons to grill meats and veggies to their liking. Soups, chicken, beef, pork, vegetarian, seafood. No alcohol. Delivery available. Closed Mon. 6246 28th St SE, 649-3984. emonaekoreanbbq. com. L, D $-$$

The Euro Bistro — European bistro fare includes entrées, small plates, salads, woodfired pizzas. Takeout available. Full bar. Closed Sun. 6450 28th St SE, 719-2017. euro bistrogr.com. L (Mon-Fri), D $-$$ Flat River Grill — Casual atmosphere in turn-of-century building. Comfort food, wood-fired pizzas. Full bar plus The B.O.B.’s House of Brews beers. Alfresco dining on patio. Open daily. 201 E Main St, Lowell, 8978523. thegilmorecollection.com/flatriver. L, D $-$$ Holland & Fitz Delicatessen — Deli sandwiches with in-house baked bread featuring corned beef hash and pork shoulder. Breakfast and kids menu. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 7277 Thornapple River Dr SE, Suite B, 9207090. hollandandfitzdelicatessen.com. B, L, D $

FJu Sushi & Lounge — Sushi and sashimi, Japanese hibachi, tempura, soups, salads and entrées in elegant surroundings. Full bar, huge sake selection. Takeout, catering and banquets. Open daily. 1144 East Paris Ave SE, 575-5858. jusushi.com. L, D ¢-$$ La Laguna — Authentic Mexican dishes including shrimp, wraps, salads, kids menu. No alcohol. Open daily. 6250 28th St SE, 805-8821. Facebook. L, D ¢-$ Little Bangkok — Extensive Thai standbys, plus some unique items. Kids meals available. Serves beer and wine. Closed Sun. 850 Forest Hill Ave SE, 808-3153. littlebangkokgr. com. L (Mon-Fri), D ¢-$ NOVEMBER 2018 / GRMAG.COM 57

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Main Street BBQ — Wood fire used to smoke ribs, brisket, chicken, sausage and pork. Rubs and sauces are gluten-free. Also serves sandwiches, wings, salads and soups. Catering. Takeout/delivery at 1539 Plainfield Ave NE. Full bar. Open daily. 210 E Main St, Lowell, 987-3352. bbqlowell.com. L, D ¢-$ Marco New American Bistro — French country casual offers small, medium and large plates for dinner fare; salads, sandwiches and mains for lunch. Full bar. Takeout menu. Closed Sun. 884 Forest Hill Ave SE, 942-9100. marcobistro.com. L, D $-$$ Mynt Fusion Bistro — Thai, Korean and Chinese. Renowned for its curries. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 800 W Main St, Lowell, 9879307. myntfusion.com. L, D ¢-$ Ning Ye — Family-owned restaurant serves Chinese and Korean fare. No alcohol. Open daily. 6747 E Fulton St, Ada, 676-5888. ningye.info. L, D $ Noco Provisions — Laid-back, regionally inspired comfort cuisine. Outdoor seating on the patio. Full bar. Open daily. 4609 Cascade Rd SE, 747-0300. nocogr.com. L, D $ FNonna’s: The Trattoria — Fresh, Europeanstyle pastries, salads, soups and entrées made from scratch. Breakfast and lunch served seven days a week. Pizza available during lunch Tues-Sat. Brunch specials available Sat-Sun. 584 Ada Dr SE, Ada, 920-7028. eatwithnonna. com. B, L, D (Tue-Sat) ¢-$

tures a wide selection of original beer, cider, wine and spirits brewed in seven-barrel brewing system. Plus, artisan pizza, appetizers and dessert. Brunch on Sun. 6262 28th St SE, 288-6907. thornapplebrewing.com. L (Sat), D $

Rainbow Grill — Breakfast, soup and sandwiches, daily lunch specials, chicken, fish and other dinner staples. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 4225 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, 896-0033; 4158 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, 534-8645. rainbow ¢-$ grillmichigan.com. B, L, D

Trailhead Café — Family-owned and -operated café with specialty breakfast items, plus gourmet burgers, wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups and more. 1200 East Paris Ave SE, 2843664. trailheadcafegr.com. B, L ¢

Rush Creek Bistro — Diverse menu in clublike surroundings. Weeknight and happy hour specials at full-service bar. Open daily. Sunnybrook Country Club, 624 Port Sheldon Rd, Grandville, 457-1100. rushcreekbistro. com. L, D $

Vintage Prime & Seafood — Intimate setting with upscale menu that includes prime steaks and fresh seafood. International wine list. 5500 Cascade Rd SE, 949-0570. vintage $$ atcork.com. D Zeytin — Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. Full bar, beer and wine lists. Takeout. Open daily. 7437 River St, Ada, 682-2222. zeytin $ turkishrestaurant.com. L, D

GRANDVILLE/HUDSONVILLE/ GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP Bangkok Taste — Thai fare. No alcohol. Closed Sun. 674 Baldwin St, 667-8901. bangkok ¢-$ taste.com. L, D

White Flame Brewing Co. — Small production brewery with taproom. Sandwiches, wraps, appetizers and a couple twists on the classic macaroni and cheese. Open daily. 5234 36th Ave, Hudsonville, 209-5098. ¢-$ whiteflamebrewing.com. L, D

ROCKFORD AREA Bostwick Lake Inn — Menu includes steaks, pork, fish, chicken, mac and cheese, pizzas, sandwiches, soups and salads. Large deck. Full bar. Open daily. 8521 Belding Rd, 874-7290. thegilmorecollection.com/bost wick. L (Sat-Sun), D $-$$

The Dungeon — Mexican food and American favorites. Specialty burgers. Full bar with Michigan craft beers. Kids menu. Open daily. 3594 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, 538-1360. villadungeon.com. L (Fri-Sun), D ¢-$

Boulder Creek Restaurant — Golf Club restaurant has varied menu. Golf course views from inside or deck. Serves alcohol. See website for seasonal hours. 5750 Brewer Ave NE, Belmont, 363-1330, ext 2. bouldercreekgolf club.com/restaurant. L, D ¢-$

El Burrito Loco — More than 70 Mexican selections, plus a few American options. Daily food and drink specials. Full bar. Open daily. 4499 Ivanrest Ave SW, Grandville, 530-9470. elburritoloco4.com. L, D ¢-$

Cedar Springs Brewing Co. — German-style brewery features American pub and traditional Bavarian menu. Open daily. 95 N Main St, Cedar Springs, 696-2337. csbrew.com. L, D $

Osaka Steakhouse & Japanese Restaurant — Asian fare, including sushi, hibachi, shabushabu and more. Full bar. Open daily. 4977 28th St SE, 419-4628. Facebook. L, D $

GrandVilla — Steaks, all-you-can-eat fish, specialty burgers, daily specials, salad bar. Kids menu. Full bar. Open daily. 3594 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, 538-1360. villadun ¢-$ geon.com. L, D

Grill One Eleven — American-with-a-twist menu, full-service bar and lounge. Open daily. 111 Courtland St, 863-3111. grilloneeleven. com. L, D $-$$

Sapporo Ramen & Noodle Bar — Fresh, traditional Japanese “soul food” with an innovative twist. GF options available. No alcohol. Takeout available. Closed Mon. 5570 28th St SE, Cascade, 608-6657. sappororam ¢-$ enbar.com. L, D

Hudsonville Grille — Varied menu includes Mexican favorites and breakfast. Full bar, catering and banquet services. Closed Sun. 4676 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, 662-9670. hud ¢-$ sonvillegrille.com. B, L, D

Schnitz Ada Grill — Schnitz Deli by day, casual fine dining by night. Full bar, happy hour 3-6. Closed Sun. 597 Ada Dr SE, Ada, 6824660. schnitzadagrill.com. L, D ¢-$$

Osgood Brewing Co. — Craft brewery serves shareables, specialty pizzas, sandwiches, pasta and salads. Kids menu. Open daily. 4051 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, 432-3881. osgoodbrewing.com. L, D ¢-$

FNoto’s Old World Italian Dining — Elegant décor, extensive classic Italian menu. Special wine cellar dinners. Lounge menu features lighter fare. Closed Sun. 6600 28th St SE, $-$$ 493-6686. notosoldworld.com. D

Shepards Grill & Tavern — Bar food with flair, from appetizers to sirloin. Open daily. 6246 28th St SE, 350-9604. Facebook. L, D ¢-$ Thornapple Brewing Co. — Brewpub fea-

Pike 51 Brewing Co./Hudsonville Winery — Craft brewery and winery under one roof. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrées. Open daily. 3768 Chicago Dr, Hudsonville, 662-4589. hudsonvillewinery.com. L, D ¢-$

Honey Creek Inn — Pub setting offers beyond pub fare and daily specials. Closed Sun. 8025 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Cannonsburg, 874-7849. cannonsburgvillage.com. L, D ¢-$ Marinades Pizza Bistro — Wood-fired pizzas, salads, pastas, sandwiches. Michigan craft beer. Catering. Open daily. 109 Courtland St, 863-3300. marinadespizzabistro. com. L, D ¢ Ramona’s Table — Gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups, burgers, small plates, homemade desserts. Farm-to-table specials. Michigan beers, wine. Kids menu. Open daily. 17 Squires St Square NE, 951-7100. ramonas table.com. L, D ¢-$

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Rockford Brewing Co. — Located alongside Rogue River. Menu features wings, salads, gyros, burgers, as well as gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. Handcrafted brews on tap. Open daily. 12 E Bridge St, 951-4677. rockfordbrewing.com. Brunch (Sun), L, D ¢-$ Timbers Inn — Appetizers to meat ’n’ potatoes fare in lodge-like surroundings. Full bar. Open daily. 6555 Belding Rd NE, 874-5553. ¢-$ timbersinn.net. L (Wed-Sun), D

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Anna’s House — Breakfast, sandwiches, baked goods and exceptional desserts; dinner menu, too. No alcohol. Open daily. 3766 Potomac Circle, Grandville; 3874 Plainfield Ave NE; 2409 East Beltline Ave SE, (866) $ 672-6627. annashouseus.com. B, L

and vegetarian options. No alcohol. Open daily. 722 Leonard St NW, 454-3098; 2650 East Beltline Ave SE (Centerpointe Mall), 956-7901; 777 54th St SW, 532-5662; 34 Squires St, Rockford, 866-4306. arniesres $ taurant.com. B, L, D

Brann’s Steakhouse & Sports Grille — Famous sizzler steaks, small plates, sandwiches, salads, gluten-free and vegetarian choices, bar munchies. Full bar. 401 Leonard St NW, 454-9368; 3475 Fairlanes Ave SW, Grandville, 531-6210; 4157 S Division Ave, 534-5421; 5510 $ 28th St SE, 285-7800. branns.com. L, D First Wok — Mandarin, Hunan, Szechuan cuisine. Full bar. Open daily. 2301 44th St SE, 281-0681; 6740 Old 28th St SE, 575-9088; 3509 Alpine Ave NW, 784-1616. firstwokgr. com. L, D $

Herb & Fire Pizzeria — Fast-casual atmosphere with Italian accent. Signature and Arnie’s Bakery & Restaurant — Breakfast, GR MAG OCTOBER_Layout 1 8/18/14 10:29 AM Page 1 create-your-own pizza options, flatbread sandwiches, burgers and sandwiches. Menu sandwiches and salads. 3180 44th St SW, includes extensive gluten-free, dairy-free

Grandville, 773-1443; 2121 Celebration Dr NE, Suite 250, 773-1895. herbandfirepizzeria. com. L, D $

HopCat — Crafted brews with some 50 beers on tap and 150 bottled. Full bar and creative fare, including sharables, signature crack fries, burgers, wraps and more. Open daily. 25 Ionia Ave SW, 451-4677; 2183 East Beltline Ave NE. hopcatgr.com. L, D ¢-$ Peppino’s Pizzeria and Sports Grille — Italian/American menu. Full bar. Open daily. 130 Ionia Ave SW, 456-8444; 1515 Eastport Dr SE, Kentwood, 554-8880. peppinospizza. com. L, D ¢-$$ Pita House — Sami’s gyros, Middle East specialties. No alcohol. Open daily. 1510 Wealthy St SE, 454-1171; 3730 28th St SE, 940-3029. thepitahouse.net. L, D ¢ Real Food Café — Fresh, locally sourced traditional favorites, scrambles and madefrom-scratch baked goods; plus, soups, sandwiches and salads for lunch. Cash only.

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pints of interest BY PAT EVANS

Seasonal sipping WITH THE BIGGEST MEAL of the year on the calendar this month, West Michigan brewers are ready to feast. The past few years have seen a great increase in awareness of pairing beers with food, with some experts suggesting it might even be a better meal beverage than wine. With that in mind, I set out to find out what a few of the region’s best brewers will be munching on and drinking with their meals. For Cedar Springs Brewing Co.’s David Ringler, a complete Thanksgiving meal is turkey, homemade noodles, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, paired with Cedar Springs’ Küsterer Dunkelweizen, as the dark German-style lager’s roasty yet fruity notes pair perfectly with all the savory food on the plate. For dessert, Ringler will go with a classic pumpkin pie — hold the whipped cream — with a Cedar Red Ale. The complexity of Jolly Pumpkin’s beers make many of them perfect for a big meal, and founders Ron and Laurie Jefferies especially like the super light farmhouse ale Bam

Bière with just about any meal. Jolly Pumpkin’s sour amber ale La Roja is a great companion for chocolaty desserts. At the still massively buzzworthy Speciation Artisan Ales, Mitch Ermatinger will be celebrating full holiday flavor in two items: roasted Brussels sprouts and Gene Flow, a slightly tart, gose-style ale with cranberries, orange zest, hibiscus and cinnamon. “Between the dish and the beer, you basically have the essence of the holidays in a single meal,” Ermatinger said. On the south side of town, Railtown Brewing Co.’s Justin Buiter also will be chowing down on some vegetables, a green bean casserole to be exact. With it, he’ll be sipping on the superb Good Mooed Milk Stout. “The earthy hops, roasty malts and light sweetness result in a perfect complement to the rich, savory notes of the mushrooms and onions in the casserole,” Buiter said. Seth Rivard, co-founder of Rockford Brewing Co., which won last year’s Great American Beer Festival’s Small Brewpub of the Year, will chow down on his mom’s turkey liver stuffing, washing it down with Rogue River Brown, a Great American Beer Festival medal winner. With his turkey, Muskegon’s Pigeon Hill Brewing co-founder Michael Brower will serve up Walter Blonde Ale, a light, bready ale. To cap it off the meal, he’ll turn to pecan pie and a nightcap of Cinna-Mom on French Toast, a big stout full of maple, cinnamon and vanilla. Pairing food and beverages can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. For starters, stick to what tastes good to you. Second, go for complementing flavors. If you’re still struggling, grab an easily accessible and nonaggressive Belgian-style beer, like Brewery Vivant’s Farmhand, and enjoy! — Pat Evans wrote the book “Grand Rapids Beer.” He also writes nationally on beer and spirits.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHNNY QUIRIN

The past few years have seen a great increase in awareness of pairing beers with food, with some experts suggesting it might even be a better meal beverage than wine.

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Closed Mon. 2419 Eastern Ave SE, 241-4080; 3514 Plainfield Ave NE, 361-1808. Facebook. B, L ¢

Sundance Bar & Grill — Southwestern-infused cuisine, margarita bar. Open daily. Waters Building, 151 Ottawa Ave NW, 776-1616; 5755 28th St SE, Cascade, 956-5644. sun $ dancegrill.com. B, L, D (Mon-Sat) Tacos El Caporal — Mexican fare, with menudo Sat and Sun. No alcohol. Open daily. 1260 Burton St SW, 246-6180; 1717 28th St SW, 261-2711. B, L, D ¢ Tacos El Cuñado — Fajitas, tacos, burritos and other Mexican fare. No alcohol. Open daily. 455 Burton St SW, 248-9099; 1024 Bridge St NW, 475-8000; Downtown Market, ¢-$ 435 Ionia Ave SW. tacosgr.com. L, D Uccello’s Ristorante, Pizzeria & Sports Lounge — Italian specialties, including pizza, entrées, burgers, sandwiches. Full bar. Open daily. 122 Monroe Center NW, 773-1687; 2630 East Beltline Ave SE, 954-2002; 3940 Rivertown Pkwy SW, Grandville, 249-9344; 4787 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Standale, 7355520; 8256 Broadmoor Ave SE, Caledonia, 891-1100; 19 N Main St, Rockford, 866-0666. ¢-$ uccellos.com. L, D Vitale’s Pizzeria — Multiple locations serving pizza, pasta and more from family recipes. Full bar. 6650 E Fulton St, 676-5401, vitales ada.com; 5779 Balsam Dr, Hudsonville, 6622244, vitaleshudsonville.com; 834 Leonard St NE, 458-8368, theoriginalvitales.com; 3868 West River Dr NE, Comstock Park, 7845011. vitalessportsbar.com. L, D ¢-$

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cocktail hour BY TORRENCE R. O’HAIRE

Setting the holiday bar

The Lady MacBeth (left) and Crimson Collins

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR again to share some holiday warmth with loved ones, so I’ve got some seasonal inspiration for cocktails that will impress your guests. Skip the pumpkin spice, these four drinks will pair wonderfully with your holiday cooking, plus give your cocktail party some more interesting, modern flavors to break up what can sometimes be an expectedly traditional palate! Most importantly, these cocktails are all on the dry side, lighter in alcohol and have an extra twist of acidity — all components that will really help facilitate better enjoyment of the rich dinner that’s to come.

The Lady Macbeth Here’s a modified classic that is a fabulous aperitif and a handy way to use that bottle of port wine that’s been sitting on your bar for the last three months. Serve with salty cheeses and pickles when your guests first arrive.

Pour the port and bitters into a Champagne flute, and top with the chilled Champagne. Garnish and serve, repeatedly.

The Carrot-and-Stick Approach Thanksgiving as a Tiki cocktail: fun, fresh, vaguely tropical, yet still very balanced and enjoyable alongside or after the meal, with the flavors of the best carrot cake ever. 1¼ ounces gold rum ¾ ounce ginger liqueur ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice 1 ounce fresh carrot juice ¼ ounce pineapple syrup 2 ounces sparkling water 2 dashes Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters Fresh nutmeg to grate over top Combine first five ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain over fresh ice in a tumbler and top with soda. Dash bitters over the surface and garnish with a cube of pineapple, a carrot ribbon and some freshly grated nutmeg.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL BUCK (LEFT); COURTESY THINKSTOCK (BOTTOM)

1 ounce ruby port 3 ounces Champagne 1 dash Angostura bitters 1 dash orange bitters Sprig of rosemary and/or twist of orange to garnish

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The Lido Spritz Savory, light and fresh, this is a great way to pique your palate and get your guests ready to dine. Think martini-meets-Champagne. 2 ounces fino sherry 2 ounces Champagne ½ ounce Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao 2 dashes celery bitters Pinch of salt Green olives and sage leaves to garnish Combine all ingredients on ice in a large wine glass and stir gently while keeping an eye on the mashed potatoes. Garnish and enjoy.

Crimson Collins Here’s a fun spin on the ever-present cranberry, giving it some savory spice and a touch of heat in a bright, refreshing cocktail. I’d drink this during dinner with pleasure. 1½ ounces Aquavit (I love Long Road Distillers’) 1 ounce roasted cranberry-jalapeño syrup (see recipe below) ½ ounce fresh lemon juice 3 ounces sparkling water Combine first three ingredients over ice in a tall glass. Top with soda, garnish with a skewer of cranberries and reach for seconds.

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Lending a

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At MomsBloom, volunteers put in the hours to help moms navigate the difficulties of early motherhood — together.

MomsBloom mentor Donna Bacarella (right) with Marta Stern and her daughter Rosie.

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sking for help is an act of courage, and no one knows that better than MomsBloom. This group of volunteers supports new moms who need a little extra help in the weeks and months following the birth of a baby. “We want to dispel the myth that as a mom, you have to do everything yourself and everything perfectly to be a good mom,” said Carrie Kolehouse, MomsBloom board president. “There are many good ways to raise a child; you have to find out what’s right for you.”

“We want to dispel the myth that as a mom, you have to do everything yourself and everything perfectly to be a good mom. There are many good ways to raise a child; you have to find out what’s right for you.” — Carrie Kolehouse Angie Walters and Sara Binkley-Tow started MomsBloom a decade ago. BinkleyTow, who experienced postpartum depression, was struck by how isolating it is when you first have a baby, especially if you don’t have family around. She began talking about what could be done for moms, about how to build a community that supports women better. They came up with the idea of pairing new mothers and volunteers who can help moms navigate the often-difficult time after giving birth. Now, MomsBloom has a pool of 50 active volunteers, training close to 200 overall. The nonprofit services 20 to 30 families at a time, helping about 150 families a year.

Volunteers commit to eight to 10 weeks of once-weekly visits but can add more time if desired. MomsBloom receives referrals from OBGYNs, pediatricians, Pine Rest’s Mother and Baby Program, as well as calls or emails from a mom herself. Once that contact is made, a home visit liaison meets the mom to find out her needs and then matches her with a volunteer. Some volunteers specialize in helping moms with postpartum depression or anxiety, or with a child with special needs. Moms’ needs can range from information about resources for families, help with older children, a listening ear, taking care of the baby so mom can make dinner, doing dishes or light housework. With so many young families living far from relatives who could offer such help, MomsBloom helps fill that void. Marta Stern, whose daughter Rosie was born in March, struggled with postpartum depression and contacted MomsBloom after hearing about it at her OB office. Volunteer Donna Bacarella stepped right in to help. “My role as a volunteer is to do whatever the mom needs, and Marta needed sleep. I came early in the morning, and she’d go back to bed. I played with Rosie and fed her. Then Marta and I would chat for a while,” said Bacarella, who has been with MomsBloom for seven years and has mentored a number of moms, including two with twins. “These young moms don’t have their moms or grandmas or sisters around to help,” Bacarella said. “We step in to fill that role.” Stern used medication, therapy and MomsBloom to help with her postpartum depression. “I wouldn’t have been able to get over the hump without Donna,” said Stern, who worked full time at Kent ISD before Rosie was born. “Her smiling face and supportiveness gave me something to look forward to. That two hours a week was a huge deal for me; it was vital. I feel like Donna was a very important part of me getting back on my feet.”

Carrie Kolehouse, MomsBloom board president

MomsBloom is looking for: > Financial support for administrative costs (it has no office) related to insurance, database work and program expansion. > Volunteers. “None of this happens without volunteers,” said Carrie Kolehouse, MomsBloom board president. > Host an informational meeting about MomsBloom and/or spread the word. MomsBloom is looking for more volunteers now. For more information, visit momsbloom. org, call (616) 828-1021 or email bloom@ momsbloom.org. NOVEMBER 2018 / GRMAG.COM 65

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cause & effect PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE IN WEST MICHIGAN

Christi Gilbert with her kids, Lucas, Jack and Maddy.

Bacarella has worked with a Vietnamese mother who didn’t have any family support and didn’t know what to do with her baby; Bacarella taught her she could play with her son. The mom of twins handed off the babies while she showered and Bacarella dressed them. The first mom she helped years ago simply needed her to hold her constantly crying infant. Mother Christi Gilbert took advantage of MomsBloom services with her last two children. When her son was born, her volunteer, Katie, read books with her older daughter and they talked about pregnancy losses both had experienced several years before. “Katie would fold laundry, make a birthday cake, talk to me. I felt really supported,” Gilbert said. “She came on Wednesday; by Tuesday afternoon I would wonder if I could do it and then she came and buoyed me back up so I could carry on.” Another MomsBloom volunteer came after the birth of Gilbert’s third child and “gave extra attention to the other kids,” she said. “She played outside or in the basement with them, read tons of books. Nothing huge if you look at it piece by piece.” Yet, this simple support is just what moms across all socioeconomic and other boundaries need. MomsBloom helps any mom, even if it’s simply pointing them to other resources. It’s important, said volunteer trainer Stefani Boutelier, to have that 66 GRMAG.COM \ NOVEMBER 2018

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“Katie would fold laundry, make a birthday cake, talk to me. I felt really supported. She came on Wednesday; by Tuesday afternoon I would wonder if I could do it and then she came and buoyed me back up so I could carry on.” — Christi Gilbert

empathy and connection in what can be a vulnerable time. “It’s important to that child’s future, too,” she said. “Helping the mom helps the child, and any little piece we can to do help others is important.” The volunteers, she said, genuinely love to hold babies and most have been mothers themselves so they “empathize and feel compassion for where that new mom is.” Volunteers aren’t housekeepers or nannies; they are there to help mom by lending an ear and doing whatever small tasks she might need. Each goes through MomsBloom training before being paired with a mom. “I’m struck by how many women are drawn to the opportunity to volunteer for MomsBloom,” Kolehouse said. “It seems that they are eager to use what they’ve learned from their own experiences as mothers and pass that along to the next generation.” She credits the popularity of volunteering to the relatively short time commitment — six to eight weeks — and flexibility for those who travel. Volunteers can take on a new mom based on what their schedules allow and on what the mom needs. MomsBloom meets with each new mom and takes care in matching volunteers with each one. “We often save medical providers time because we can answer a lot of the questions first-time moms might have such as how to clip toenails and what to do about cradle cap,” Kolehouse said. “We hope to save the moms a phone call or visit to the doctor.” Gilbert advised new moms considering asking for help to “just do it.” “If you don’t call and realize you need it, it’s hard to backtrack,” she said. “But if you GR do, you can say, ‘I’m going to be OK.’”

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out & about

november events

SPORTS Nov. 3, 16, 17, 21, 24, 28 & 30 GRAND RAPIDS DRIVE: National Basketball Association G League team is the primary affiliate of the Detroit Pistons. Home games: Nov. 3 and 16 vs. Windy City Bulls. Nov. 17 vs. Canton Charge. Nov. 21 vs. Wisconsin Herd. Nov. 24 vs. Long Island Nets. Nov. 28 and 30 vs. Lakeland Magic. 7 p.m. DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW. $5-$30. grandrapids.gleague.nba.com.

A FEW GREAT THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH!

SPECIAL EVENTS Nov. 17 GRAND RAPIDS SANTA PARADE: Annual Christmas parade through downtown Grand Rapids with theme “Sounds of the Season,” presented by Grand Rapids Jaycees. 9 a.m. Monroe Ave. NW from Michigan to Fulton. santaparadegr.com. STAGE & FILM Nov. 6 “ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY”: Meijer Gardens screens film about artists in the San Francisco Bay area in conjunction with “Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture” exhibit. 7 p.m. 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE. Free with admission. meijergardens.org.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar!

NOV. 10 - VETERANS DAY PARADE:

NOV. 14 - 16 OVER 60 AWARDS GALA:

Annual parade in downtown Grand Rapids begins at 11 a.m. on Lyon Street between Division and Monroe avenues, ending at Veterans Memorial Park. See Special Events

Senior Neighbors annual fundraiser includes cocktail reception and dinner. 6 p.m. Meijer Gardens, 1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE. $125. seniorneighbors.org. See Special Events

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NOV. 17 - “THE SNOWMAN”: Based on the children’s book, GR Symphony presents a storytelling family performance about a magical night for a boy and his snowman friend. grsym phony.org. See Music

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Calendar Editor, 549 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 201, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, email caleditor@ geminipub.com, fax (616) 459-4800. High-resolution photos welcomed. To meet publishing deadlines, information must be received two months prior to monthly magazine issue by the 10th of the month.

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SPECIAL EVENTS Thru Nov. 3 - The Haunt: Haunted attraction with themed areas, plus 100 actors and 62 animatronics. 7-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 7-10 p.m. Sun.-Thu. 1256 28th St. SW, Wyoming. $30. the-haunt.com. Thru Nov. 3 - New Salem Corn Maze and Haunted Woods: Daytime family events and activities include corn maze, hayrides, petting zoo, pumpkin launcher (11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.). Nighttime activities include Witches Woods, Haunted Corn Maze and Zombie Attack (dusk-11 p.m. Sat.-Sun.). 4516 24th St., Dorr. newsalemcornmaze.com.

Nov. 2 - Ferris Foundation Benefit: Ferris State University’s 20th annual benefit includes cocktails, reception and dinner, plus keynote speaker Tim Murphy. 5:30 p.m. DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $250. fer ris.edu/giving/foundation-benefit.htm.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL BUCK (TOP LEFT); COURTESY GRAND RAPIDS DRIVE/ RICH PREPETIT (RIGHT); FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS & SCULPTURE PARK (BOTTOM)

Nov. 1-5 - Grand Rapids Improv Festival: Comedy shows, workshops, networking. Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave. SE. grandrapids improvfestival.com.

Nov. 2 - First Friday Gallery Hop: Participating galleries, shops and eateries stay open 6-9 p.m., presented by Avenue for the Arts. South Division between Fulton and Cherry streets. avenueforthearts.com/first-fridaygallery-hops. Nov. 3 - Fall Arts & Crafts Fest: More than 100 vendors sell handmade crafts and baked goods. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jenison Christian School, 7726 Graceland Drive, Jenison. jenisonchris tian.org. Nov. 3 - Fall Community Expo: Grandville/ Jenison hosts family-friendly activities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jenison High School, 2140 Bauer Road. Free. grandjen.com. Nov. 3 - Handworks: Arts and crafts show

presented by Betsy Ratzsch. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 7495 Cascade Road SE. Free. handworksada.com.

Nov. 3 - Mary Free Bed Foundation Gala: “Thrive” with Johnny Manuel from “America’s Got Talent.” 6 p.m. DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $200. maryfreebed.com/gala. Nov. 3 - Meijer Gardens Holiday Gift Show: More than 30 artists and vendors offer oneof-a-kind gifts from around the world. 9 a.m.5 p.m. 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE. Free. mei jergardens.org. Nov. 6-Dec. 23 - LowellArts! Holiday Market: Arts and gifts by more than 50 artists including pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry, glass, candles, ornaments and woodwork. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. 223 W. Main St., Lowell. lowellartsmi.org. Nov. 7 - FHPS Foundation Gala: Forest Hills Public Schools fundraiser with cocktails, dinner and program. 6 p.m. Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE. fhpsf.org. Nov. 7 - YNPN.GR Leadership Awards: Tenth annual Young Nonprofit Professionals Network awards with dinner and entertainment. 6 p.m. Goei Center, 818 Butterworth St. SW. $40, $30 members. ynpngr.org. Nov. 7-18 - Cocktail Week: Fourth annual celebration of local bartenders’ and mixologists’ creations. experiencegr.com/cocktailweek.

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Nov. 8 - Van Andel Legacy Awards Gala: Public Museum’s 10th annual fundraiser recognizes leaders who have inspired others. 5:30 p.m. 227 Pearl St. NW. $150. grpm. org/10thlegacyawards. Nov. 8-10 - Beneath the Wreath: Handcrafted, gourmet and boutique holiday shop-

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1/ RIVER CITY IMPROV: Celebrating its 25th anniversary season, the unscripted comedy improv team performs at 7:33 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 students and kids. Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, 752-8570, rivercityimprov.com. 2/ THE INTERSECTION: Four-bar concert venue hosts nationally known bands. Danish rock band New Politics performs at 7 p.m. Nov. 5. All ages. Tickets are $25. 133 Grandville Ave. SW, 451-8232, sectionlive.com. 3/ 20 MONROE LIVE: 2,500-seat venue hosts live music, entertainment and special events. On Nov. 2, Gov’t Mule performs a concert merging rock, blues, jazz and funk. The 20th anniversary tour concert starts at 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Tickets are $24-$59. 11 Ottawa Ave. NW, (844) 678-5483, 20monroelive.com.

Billy’s Lounge: Eastown bar and music venue hosts live music with emphasis on blues. 1437 Wealthy St. SE, 459-5757, billyslounge.com. The B.O.B.: The Big Old Building houses multiple entertainment options: live music Fri. and Sat. at Bobarino’s; DJs and dance floor at Eve on Fri. and Sat.; live music at House of Music and Entertainment (H.O.M.E.); stand-up comedy at Dr. Grins. 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000, thebob. com. Dr. Grins Comedy Club: Nationally acclaimed comedians perform Thu.Sat. Nov. 1-3, Sam Morril. Nov. 8-10, Kevin Bozeman. Nov. 15-17, Dan Cum-

2/ Danish rock band New Politics performs at The Intersection.

mins. Nov. 23-24, Dave Dyer. Shows are 8 p.m. Thu.; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.; and 5:30, 8 and 10:30 p.m Sat. Tickets are $5-$20. B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000, thebob.com/drgrinsco medy. Flanagan’s: Irish pub with live music from local bands on Fri. and Sat.; also live Irish music on Thu. and Sun. 139 Pearl St. NW, 980-0705, flanaga nsgr.com. Founders Brewing Co.: Large taproom features live music Thu. and Sat., plus Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra on the first Sunday of each month. 235 Grandville Ave. SW, 776-2182, foundersbrewing.com. Grand Rapids Brewing Co.: Restaurant/taproom features live music Fri.-Sun. 1 Ionia Ave. SW, 458-7000, grbrewingcompany.com.

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Grand Woods Lounge: Restaurant/bar with dance floor hosts DJs and live music Fri. and Sat. 77 Grandville Ave. SW, 451-4300, grandwoodslounge.com. J. Gardellas Tavern: Dance club Fri. and Sat. nights on third floor with DJs. 11 Ionia Ave. SW, 459-8824, jgardel lastavern.com. Mixology: Lobby lounge overlooking downtown GR and Grand River has live music Fri. and

Sat. nights and live jazz brunch on Sun. JW Marriott, 235 Louis St. NW, 242-1500, ilovethejw.com/dining/mixol ogy. Mojo’s: DJs and dance floor on second level Wed., Fri. and Sat., with dueling pianos show on main floor Wed.-Sat. nights. 180 Monroe Ave. NW, 776-9000, mojospianobar.com. Mulligan’s Pub: Bar and music venue in Eastown. 1518 Wealthy St. SE, 451-0775, facebook.com/mulliga nspubgr. One Trick Pony: Grill and taproom hosts live music 8-11 p.m. Thu. and Sat. Reservations accepted. 136 E. Fulton St., 235-7669, onetrick.biz. The Orbit Room: Regional and national music acts, occasional standup comedy. Open floor, seated balcony. 2525 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE, 942-1328, orbitroom.com. Pop Scholars: Four-person comedy team performs improv show at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and Nov. 30. $12. Wealthy

Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, pop scholars.com. The Pyramid Scheme: Heartside pub and live music venue. 68 Commerce Ave. SW, pyramidschemebar. com. River Rock at The Grand River Hotel: Live music Fri. and Sat. and jazz brunch Sun. 270 Ann St. NW, 363-9001, thegrandriverhotel.com. Rocky’s Bar & Grill: Dancing every Fri., featuring DJs and live acts. 633 Ottawa Ave. NW, 356-2346, face book.com/rockysbarandgrill. Rumors Nightclub: Gay bar and dance club. 69 S. Division Ave., 4548720, rumorsnightclub.net. Stella’s Lounge: Drink features and live DJs every Fri. and Sat. 53 Commerce Ave. SW, 742-4444, stellas gr.com. Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill: Live music acts and DJs, plus Comedy Tuesdays. 760 Butterworth St. SW, 272-3910, Facebook.

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Back Forty Saloon: Line dancing and live country bands Fri. and Sat., DJs Thu. 48 W. Fulton St., 742-4040, thebackfortysaloon.com.

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ping event sponsored by Junior League of Grand Rapids. 6-9 p.m. Thu., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Cultural Center at St. Nicholas, 2250 East Paris Ave. SE. $35 Thu. includes hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, entertainment. juniorleaguegr.com.

Nov. 9 - Shop ‘Til You Drop: Stores along Eighth Street in downtown Holland stay open late for holiday shopping with discounts on merchandise. 7-10 p.m. holland.org. Nov. 9-11 - Grand Rapids Comic-Con: Multigenre entertainment and comic convention. 2-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. Adults: $20 Fri., $30 Sat., $25 Sun., $55/3day pass. Kids 5-12: $7/day, $15/3-day pass. grcomiccon.com. Nov. 10 - Fall Bridal Show: West Michigan Wedding Association show with vendors, fashion show and door prizes. Noon-5 p.m. DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW. grbride. com. Nov. 10 - Fall Farm Fling: Kentwood Parks & Rec and Great Lakes Disc Golf host disc golf tournament; benefits Kentwood’s Youth Scholarship Fund. Also food drive for Little Free Pantry. 9 a.m. Old Farm Park, 2350 Embro St. SE, Kentwood. $40 plus canned food donation. kentwood.us/parks. Nov. 10 - Veterans Day Parade: Annual parade in downtown Grand Rapids begins at 11 a.m. on Lyon Street between Division and Monroe avenues, traveling along Monroe Center and ending at Veterans Memorial Park for ceremony.

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Nov. 13 - Let Their Voice Be Heard: Girls Choral Academy annual benefit and dinner. 5:30-8 p.m. Goei Center, 818 Butterworth St. SW. $100. girlschoralacademy.org. Nov. 14 - 16 Over 60 Awards Gala: Senior Neighbors annual fundraiser includes cocktail reception and dinner. 6 p.m. Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE. $125. seniorneighbors.org/get-involved/events/16over-60. Nov. 15-17 - GR International Wine, Beer & Food Festival: Eleventh annual show with wine, beer and spirits, plus food from local restaurants. Also, seminars, food stage, vendors, music. Age 21 and up. 6-9 p.m. Thu., 4-10 p.m. Fri., 2-10 p.m. Sat. DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $15 Thu., $20 Fri. and Sat., $40 3-day pass; sampling tickets sold at door. showspan.com/grw. Nov. 16 - A.I.M. High Endurance Awards: Alternatives in Motion recognizes efforts and contributions of endurance athletes and sup-

porters. 5:30 p.m. University Club of Grand Rapids, 111 Lyon St. NW, Suite 1025. $125. aimhigh.aimgr.org.

Nov. 16 - Grand Haven Light Night: Stores on Washington Avenue hold open houses as holiday lights turn on for the season, plus carolers, hot chocolate and roasted nuts. 6-10 p.m. visitgrandhaven.com. Nov. 16-17 - Rockford Holiday Open Houses: Downtown Rockford merchants host holiday open houses with shopping specials, carolers and treats. 5-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. Free. rockfordmichamber.com. Nov. 16-17 - West Michigan Potters Guild Fall Show: Ceramics by West Michigan artists. Noon-9 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Cultural Center at St. Nicholas, 2250 East Paris Ave. SE. Free. westmichiganpotters guild.com. Nov. 16-17 - White Lake Area Holiday Walk: Open houses, holiday music, Santa, special offers at businesses, refreshments. 2-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Also, tree lighting 7 p.m. Fri. on North Mears in Whitehall. whitelake.org. Nov. 16-18 - Christmas Through Lowell: Twenty-seventh annual celebration with 45 homes and businesses featuring 300 artists’ wares, including jewelry, holiday décor, folk and fine art, antiques, rugs, quilts. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. christmasthroughlowell.org. Nov. 16, 18 - Tanglefoot Artists’ Open Studio: Eleven artists in multiple studios host open houses with work for sale. 5-9 p.m. Fri., noon-5 p.m Sun. Tanglefoot Building, 314 Straight St. SW. Free. facebook.com/tangle foot.artists. Nov. 17 - Grand Haven Holiday Kickoff: Events Plus hosts vendor and craft show; plus raffle, prizes, kids crafts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave. $5. farmgirlflea.com. Nov. 17 - Grand Rapids Santa Parade: Annual Christmas parade through downtown Grand Rapids with theme “Sounds of the Season,” presented by Grand Rapids Jaycees. 9 a.m. Monroe Ave. NW from Michigan to Fulton streets. santaparadegr.com. Nov. 17 - Holland Holiday Open House: Stroll the streets of downtown Holland that are filled with carolers, roasted chestnuts and Santa. 5-8 p.m. Also, tree lighting and sing-along at 8 p.m. at corner of Eighth Street and Central Avenue. downtownholland.com. Nov. 17 - Hudsonville Holiday Parade: Begins at 10 a.m. at Pinnacle Center Drive,

traveling north on 32nd Street, ending at School Avenue off Central Boulevard. Activities, hot chocolate, cookies and Santa at fire station after parade. hudsonvilleevents. com/hudsonville-parade.

Nov. 17 - A Very Merry Market Day: Downtown Market’s holiday artisan market with more than 45 vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 435 Ionia Ave. SW. Free. downtownmarketgr.com. Nov. 17 - The Wedding Market: Curated wedding showcase of vendors for couples. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Spring Lake Country Club, 17496 N. Fruitport Road. Free. theweddingmarket event.com. Nov. 17-Dec. 8 - Holiday Kerstmarkt: Openair European Christmas Market with Dutch gifts, handmade crafts and food. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 24, 3-8 p.m. Nov. 27 and Nov. 30. 150 W. Eighth St., Holland. kerstmarkt.word press.com. Nov. 21-Dec. 31 - Christmas Lites Show: Driving route with two miles of seasonal lights and 50 animated displays. 5:30-9:30 p.m. every night. Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W. River Drive NE, Comstock Park. $22/car. christmasliteshow.com. Nov. 23 - East Grand Rapids Tree Lighting: Pictures with Santa, reindeer, bonfire and s’mores, carriage and trolley rides. 5 p.m. activities, 6:30 p.m. lighting. Regatta Plaza at Wealthy Street and Bagley Avenue. Free. eastgr.org. Nov. 23-24 - Christmas at Countryside: Farmgirl Flea market with vintage and handmade goods. 3-8 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 9050 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale. Nov. 23-Feb. 24 - Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle: Outdoor ice skating in downtown Grand Rapids. Open daily, weather permitting; see website for times. 135 Monroe Center NW. $3 adults, $1 age 17 and younger; skate rental free. facebook.com/rosaparksskating. Nov. 26 - Zeeland Tree Lighting/Christmas Parade: Tree lighting at 6:15 p.m. at Splash Pad Park on E. Main Street. Parade begins 6:30 p.m. at 237 E. Main St., south on Elm Street to Central Avenue, then east on Central Avenue to Centennial Street. zeelandfestivals. com. Nov. 27 - Parade of Lights: Santa arrives in downtown Holland escorted by bands, floats and people decked in holiday lights. 6:30 p.m. Begins at Eighth Street and Columbia Avenue and ends at Holiday Kerstmarkt, 150 W. Eighth St. downtownholland.com. Nov. 28 - Raising Hope Dinner: Catholic NOVEMBER 2018 / GRMAG.COM 71

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Nov. - Grand Rapids Drive: National Basketball Association G League team is the primary affiliate of the Detroit Pistons. Home games: Nov. 3 and 16 vs. Windy City Bulls. Nov. 17 vs. Canton Charge. Nov. 21 vs. Wisconsin Herd. Nov. 24 vs. Long Island Nets. Nov. 28 and 30 vs. Lakeland Magic. 7 p.m. DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW. $5-$30. grandrapids. gleague.nba.com. Nov. - Grand Rapids Griffins: Grand Rapids’ American Hockey League team, primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. Nov. 2 vs. Iowa Wild. Nov. 3 vs. Milwaukee Admirals. Nov. 14 vs. Rockford IceHogs. Nov. 16 vs. Ontario Reign. Nov. 17 vs. Manitoba Moose. Nov. 23 vs. Milwaukee Admirals. Nov. 28 vs. Chicago Wolves. Nov. 30 vs. San Antonio Rampage. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $19-$40. griffinshockey.com. Nov. 3 - Iceman Cometh Challenge: Twenty-ninth annual 29-mile mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City. 9 a.m. iceman.com. Nov. 10 - Dirty Duel Trail Race: 5K and

6K races on Robinette’s, Provin and Kuyper College trails. 9 a.m. Robinette’s Apple Haus, 3142 Four Mile Road. $35. dirtyduel.com.

Nov. 10 - Hot Cider Hustle: 5K walk/run benefiting Humane Society of West Michigan. 9 a.m. Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW, Walker. $60. michiganruns.com/grandrapids hotciderhustle. Nov. 10 - Long John Run: 5K run/walk benefiting Mel Trotter Ministries. 8 a.m. Christ Church PCA, 2500 Breton Road SE. $15. face book.com/longjohnrun. Nov. 17 - Ugly Sweater 5K: Fun run benefits Kentwood’s Youth Scholarship Fund. Noon. East Paris Nature Park. 5995 East Paris Ave. SE, Kentwood. $30. kentwood.us/parks. Nov. 22 - Gobble Wobble: Eleventh annual 4.3-mile fun run supports Kids Food Basket. 8 a.m. East Grand Rapids Middle School, 2425 Lake Drive SE. $25-$30. gobblewobble gr.com. Nov. 22 - Grand Rapids Turkey Trot: Twenty-sixth annual 5K run/walk with MiniTrot for kids 12 and younger. 8 a.m. 130 W. Fulton St. $35 adults, kids free. grps.org/ athletics-turkeytrot. Nov. 22 - Zeeland Turkey Trot: Fifth annual 8K Before You Eat; benefits City on a Hill. 8 a.m. 146 E. Main Ave. zeelandturkeytrot.com. Nov. 30-Dec. 2 - Gymnastics on the Grand: More than 2,400 gymnasts compete; hosted by Grand Rapids Gymnastics. DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. gymnasticsonthegrand. com.

STAGE & FILM Nov. 2-10 - “Precious Bane”: Calvin College Theatre presents the story of a young girl with a harelip whose brother convinces her she is a social outcast. 5 p.m., 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7. Gezon Auditorium, Calvin College, 3201 Burton St. SE. $15 adults, $5 students. calvin. edu. Nov. 6 - “Art in the Twenty-First Century”: Meijer Gardens screens film about artists in the San Francisco Bay area in conjunction with “Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture” exhibit. 7 p.m. 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE. Free with admission. meijer gardens.org. Nov. 6 - “Black Panther”: 2018 American superhero film based on Marvel Comics character. 7:15 p.m. Wealthy Theatre, 1110 Wealthy St. SE. $6. grcmc.org. Nov. 7 - “Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour”: Live concert with characters from preschool TV shows, such as Mickey and Minnie

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Nov. 8-17 - “At the Table”: Actors’ Theatre presents the story of six friends on an annual weekend retreat. 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE. $28 adults, $24 seniors and students. actorsthea tregrandrapids.org. Nov. 9-18 - “As You Like It”: Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents a tragic romance about love and war. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave. NE. $14 adults, $8 seniors and students. dog storytheater.com. Nov. 12 - Kariamu and Company: Traditions: A Celebration of African Dance: GVSU Fall Arts Celebration performance. 7:30 p.m. Performing Arts Center, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale. Free. gvsu.edu/fallarts/dance-5. htm. Nov. 14 - Open Projector Night: UICA hosts short film screenings followed by Q&A with filmmakers. Audience can vote for favorite. 8 p.m. 2 W. Fulton St. $8, $4 members. uica.org.

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Nov. 18 - “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical”: Classic story about a reindeer who helps Santa save Christmas. 7 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $29-$55. devosperformancehall. com. Nov. 23 - Nephew Tommy: The D Pact Comedy Tour: Comedian from “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”; also Howie Bell, Mike Bonner, Coco, Karen Addison and Bill Hill. 8 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $49.50. devosperformancehall. com. Nov. 23-25 - “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”: CARE Ballet presents a onehour performance for kids. 7 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. East Grand Rapids PAC, 2211 Lake Drive SE. $15 adults, $10 students. careballet.org. Nov. 23-Dec. 8 - “A Christmas Story”: Holland Civic Theatre presents the story of a young boy in the 1940s who wants a BB gun for Christmas. 7 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. 50 W. Ninth St., Holland. $10. hollandcivictheatre.org.

MUSIC Nov. 1 - SCMC Jazz Series: St. Cecilia Music Center hosts the Kenny Barron Quintet. 7:30 p.m. 24 Ransom Ave. NE. $40-$45. scmconline.org. Nov. 2 - Scheherazade Showcase: West Michigan Symphony highlights the marimba and the tuba. 7:30 p.m. Frauenthal Theater, 425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon. $24-$60. westmichigansymphony.com. Nov. 2-3 - “Bernstein’s 100th”: Grand Rapids Symphony performs music by the Leonard Bernstein. 8 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $18-$90. grsymphony.org.

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Nov. 9 - Lynyrd Skynyrd: Rock band performs Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. 7 p.m. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $29-$350. vanandelarena.com.

Nov. 20 - Brian Wilson: Singer/songwriter and member of The Beach Boys performs Greatest Hits Live! tour. 8 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $39$150. devosperformancehall.com.

Nov. 9-11 - “Sinatra and Beyond”: GR Symphony performs with singer and pianist Tony DeSare. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $18-$90. grsymphony.org.

Nov. 24-25 - Sounds of Christmas: Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids holiday concert. 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Basilica of St. Adalbert, 654 Davis Ave. NW. chamberchoir gr.org.

Nov. 10, 17 - GRFA Acoustic Saturday Night Concerts: Grand River Folk Arts concerts. Nov. 10, Heather Bartman & Luke Lenhardt. Nov. 17, Blue Water Ramblers. 7 p.m. Wealthy Theatre Annex, 1110 Wealthy St. SE. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $10 members, $5 kids under 12. sites.google.com/site/ grfolkarts.

Nov. 26 - Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch: Co-headlining rock concert. 6 p.m. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $37-$87. vanandelarena.com.

Nov. 15 - GRCC International Guitar Series: Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Albert P. Smith Music Center, 142 Ransom Ave. NE. $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. grcc. edu/music/internationalguitarseries. Nov. 15 - “The Trout Quintet”: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center concert series. 7:30 p.m. St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave. NE. $40-$45. scmc-online.org. Nov. 16 - Tallest Man on Earth: Hope College Concert Series. 8 p.m. Dimnent Chapel, 277 College Ave., Holland. $30. hope.edu. Nov. 16-17 - Mighty Wurlitzer Concerts: GR Public Museum’s theater organ concert features Brett Valliant playing classic “pizza parlor” music. 7 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. Sat. 272 Pearl St. NW. $10 adults, $5 kids, $8/$4 members. grpm.org. Nov. 16-17 - “Mozart Mass in C Minor”: GR Symphony performs music by Ives, Schubert and Mozart. 8 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $18-$90. grsymphony. org.

Nov. 29 - “Home Alone in Concert”: GR Symphony performs John Williams’ score to accompany the classic holiday movie. 7:30 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $32-$90. grsymphony.org. Nov. 29 - Piano Men: The Tribute to Sir Elton John and Billy Joel: Hit songs by tribute artists. 7:30 p.m. Van Singel FAC, 8500 Burlingame Ave. SW, Byron Center. $37 adults, $22 students. vsfac.com. Nov. 29 - SCMC Folk Series: St. Cecilia Music Center hosts Brooklyn-based band The Lone Bellow. 7:30 p.m. 24 Ransom Ave. NE. $30-$35. scmc-online.org.

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Nov. - Balletmore Workshops: Six-week Saturday workshops begin Nov. 3 for adults (Intermediate Ballet, Adult Jazz) and kids 3-7+ (Intro to Dance, Jazz Funk). Six-week Wednesday workshops begin Nov. 7 for adults (Adult Ballet, Strength & Stretch). 2335 Burton St. SE. $85 adults, $65 kids. ballet more.com.

Nov. 4 - Sacred Sounds of St. Mark’s: The Choral Scholars. 5 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal, 134 N. Division Ave. Free. stmarksgr.org.

Nov. 17 - “The Snowman”: Based on the children’s book, GR Symphony presents a storytelling family performance about a magical night for a boy and his snowman friend. 3 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $5-$15. grsymphony.org.

Nov. - Downtown Market Cooking Classes: Nov. 2 and 16, Buon Appetito: An Evening in Italy. Nov. 3, Knife Skills 101: Veggie Essentials and Asian-Inspired Apps. Nov. 9, Tapas de Barcelona. Nov. 10, Slow Your Roll: Beginner Sushi. Nov. 13, Cooking with Craft Beer. Nov. 19-20, Pie Crust to be Thankful For. Nov. 24, Holly Jolly Cookie Bash. Nov. 25, Kids Cookie Workshop. Nov. 20, DIY Thai. 435 Ionia Ave. SW. downtownmarketgr.com.

Nov. 4 - VOCES8: British vocal ensemble. 7:30 p.m. First Park Congregational Church, 10 E. Park Place NE. $5-$25. parkchurchgr. org.

Nov. 19 - Goblin: Italian rock band performs the live score to the 1977 classic horror film “Suspiria.” 8 p.m. Wealthy Theatre, 1110 Wealthy St. SE. $30. pyramidschemebar.com.

Nov. - FLPC Art Workshops: Nov. 12, “Great Finishes and Acrylics” by Kathleen Mooney. Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell. lifeprocesscenter.org.

Nov. 9 - Hope College’s Great Performance Series: Turtle Island Quartet with jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut. 7:30 p.m. Jack H. Miller

Nov. 19 - Monday Night Jazz: Monthly West Michigan Jazz Society concert with Elgin Vines & Company. 6:30-8:30 p.m. New

Nov. - Grand Rapids Public Libraries: Adults: Life in Native America 400 Years Ago, I’m Dying to Talk to You, Recipe Scrapbooking,

Nov. 3, 17 - The Block Concerts: Nov. 3, Jonathan Holden, woodwinds. Nov. 17, Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque, guitar duo. 7:30 p.m. The Block, 360 W. Western Ave., Muskegon. $25 and up, $10 students. the blockwestmichigan.org.

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Whoa Baby!, Music in the Stacks, book clubs, computer/technology instruction. Kids: Santa’s Workshop, Block Party, CHAOS Lab, Evening Explorers, Mindstorm Saturdays, Pajama Time, story times. grpl.org.

Nov. - Kent District Libraries: Adults: Watercolor Illustration: House Plants, Chocolatey Treats Made Easy, Flix @ the Library, Let’s Go Flying, KDL Uncorked: Ladies Night, book sales, book discussions, computer/technology instruction. Kids: Don’t Let the Pigeon Attend This Program!, Gingerbread Lane, KDL Lab Experience, story times. kdl.org. Nov. - LowellArts! Classes: Nov. 7, Fun Felt Pins. Nov. 13, Collage Holiday Cards and IceDyed Scarves. Nov. 16-17, Wreath It Up. Nov. 27, Copper Viking Knit Bracelet. 223 W. Main St., Lowell. lowellartsmi.org. Nov. 2 - Creativity Uncorked: Grand Rapids Art Museum hosts social evening and art workshop “Exploring Collage & Photographic Transfer.” Ages 21 and up. Registration required. 6:45-9 p.m. 101 Monroe Center NW. $40. artmuseumgr.org/learn/creativityun corked.

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Nov. 2 - First Friday Contra Dance: Grand River Folk Arts Society hosts instruction and dancing. 7 p.m. 701 Fifth St. NW. $10 adults, $8 members, $5 students and seniors. sites. google.com/site/grfolkarts. Nov. 4 - Meijer Gardens Curator’s Lecture: Dr. Lisa VanArragon highlights and interprets art in the “Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture” exhibit. 2-3 p.m. 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE. Free with admission. meijergardens.org. Nov. 6 - “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome”: Dr. Joy DeGruy examines the conditions that led to the Atlantic slave trade and allowed racism and efforts at repression to continue through the present day. 7 p.m. Frauenthal Theater, 425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon. Free. muskegonfoundation.org. Nov. 8 - Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series: Desiree Cooper. 7:30 p.m. Wege Ballroom, Aquinas College, 1700 Fulton St. SE. aquinas.edu/contemporary-writersseries. Nov. 15 - Dyslexia Seminar: Information from New Chapter Learning. 6:30 p.m. 4120 Chicago Drive SW, Suite 4, Grandville. Free; register at 534-1385. newchapterlearning.net. Nov. 26 - GR Audubon Club: “Just Dune It” by Shawn Howard. 7:30 p.m. Aquinas College Donnelly Center, 1607 Robinson Road SE. Public welcome. Free. graud.org. NOVEMBER 2018 / GRMAG.COM 75

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Blandford Nature Center: Special events: Nov. 1, Kombucha Workshop. Nov. 3, Native American Life. Nov. 9, Tellabration: A Night of Storytelling. Nov. 10, All About Owls. Nov. 17, Pioneer Thanksgiving. Permanent attractions: 143 acres of trails, heritage buildings, farm. Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center open Mon.-Sat. Trails open daily dawn to dusk. $3. 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, 735-6240, bland fordnaturecenter.org.

Thru April 28

1/ Explore the world of dinosaurs at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Coopersville & Marne Railway: Restored 1920s-era railway hosts Santa Train excursions on Sat. and Sun. from Nov. 24-Dec. 23. $21.25 adults, $20.25 seniors, $19.25 kids 2-12. 311 Danforth St., Coopersville, 997-7000, coopersvilleandmarne.org. Coopersville Farm Museum: Special exhibition: Thru March 30, Handmade Wooden Tractors. Special events: Nov. 6 and 20, Acoustic Jam Night. Nov. 13, 15 and 17, Decorate Christmas Trees. Nov. 24, Kids, Crafts & Critters; Make “Gingerbread Soap” with Happy Goat. Permanent attractions: Tractors and other farming equipment; also Eclipse windmill. Open Tue., Thu., Sat. $4 adults, $2 kids 4-12, kids 3 and under free. 375 Main St., Coopersville, 997-8555, coopersvillefarmmuseum.org.

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1/ GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC MUSEUM: Special exhibitions: Thru April 28, “Expedition: Dinosaur” features life-size animatronic dinosaurs themed around the hunt for dinosaur fossils. Tickets to the exhibit are $12 for adults, $7 for kids and $2 for members of all ages. Thru Jan. 27, “Ralph W. Hauenstein: A Life of Leadership.” Permanent exhibitions: Streets of Old Grand Rapids; Newcomers: The People of This Place; West Michigan Habitats; Grand Fish, Grand River; and Be Curious. Also, restored 1928 Spillman carousel. Open daily. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $3 kids 3-17. 272 Pearl St. NW, 456-3977, grpm.org. 2/ KALAMAZOO INSTITUTE OF ARTS: Special exhibitions: Thru Jan. 6, “Inka Essenhigh: A Fine Line.” Thru Dec. 2, “The Way Forward: New Acquisitions at the KIA.” Thru March 3, “do it.” Closed Mon. $5 adults, $2 students with ID; members and kids 12 and under free. 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, (269) 349-7775, kiarts.org. 3/ GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM: Special exhibitions: West Michigan’s natural environment and history is the focus of “Dylan Miner: Water Is Sacred // Trees Are Relative.” The exhibit will run thru March 3. Special events: Nov. 1, Capturing the Winning Moment Tour. Nov. 3, Scout Day. Nov. 4, Adult Workshop: Introduction to Cyanotype. Nov. 10, Story Time Program: Game Time. Nov. 15, Date Night Tour: Understanding Abstract Art. Nov. 29, Who Shot Sports: Ping Pong Party. Sunday Classical Concert Series: Live performances 2-3 p.m. every Sun. thru Dec. 16. Free with admission. Drop-in Family Saturdays: Art activities, kid-friendly tours, 1-4 p.m. Closed Mon. $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $6 kids 6-17, kids 5 and under free; free admission 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue. and 5-9 p.m. Thu. 101 Monroe Center NW, 831-1000, artmuseumgr.org. 2/ “Monsters of Manhattan” by Inka Essenhigh at KIA.

DeGraaf Nature Center: Special events: Nov. 3, Survival 101. Nov. 10, Nature Prepares for Winter. Nov. 17, Build a Birdfeeder. Permanent attractions: Eighteen-acre preserve with Interpretive Center, indoor pond, animals, SkyWatch. KneeHigh Naturalist classes for kids 3-5. Center open Tue.-Sat. Trails open daily dawn to dusk. Free. 600 Graafschap Road, Holland, 355-1057, cityofholland. com/degraafnaturecenter. Downtown Market: Market hall, open daily year-round, features culinary-related products at more than 20 local businesses, plus several restaurants, cooking classes (see Lectures & Workshops) and private rentals. Special events: Nov. 9, Comfort Food Friday. See A Very Merry Market Day in Special Events. 435 Ionia Ave. SW, 805-5308, downtownmarketgr.com. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: Special exhibitions: Thru Jan. 6, “Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture.” Nov. 20-Jan. 6, Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World includes more than 40 internationally decorated trees and displays, plus a railway garden. Special events: Nov. 20 and 27, Santa Visits and Original Dickens Carolers. Nov. 24, Rooftop Reindeer. Nov. 20-Jan. 5, Winter-Time Walks. Permanent attractions: Modern and contemporary 30-acre sculpture collection, Japanese garden, tropical conservatory, children’s garden, nature trails and boardwalk, café, gift shop. Open daily. $14.50 adults, $11 seniors and students, $7 kids 5-13, $4 kids 3-4. 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE, 9571580, meijergardens.org. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum: Special exhibitions: Thru Jan. 6, “In Step with Betty Ford: A Celebration of Her Centennial.” Special events: Nov. 1, “Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans” by Brian Kilmeade. Nov. 13, “Building Integrity, Building Ford: A Documentary.” Nov. 15, “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC MUSEUM (TOP); CHRISTOPHER BURKE STUDIOS (BOTTOM)

Museums & attractions

Deer Tracks Junction: One-hundred-acre farm with elk, whitetail deer, Tibetan yaks and reindeer. Special events: Nov. 23-Dec. 17, Christmas Experience includes wildlife safari tour with reindeer, Santa visits, Grinch and other characters. Check website for tour dates and times. $17, kids 2 and under free. 7850 14 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, 8633337, deertracksjunction.com.

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3/ Work by Dylan Miner is on display at the GRAM.

to Win the Vote” with Elaine Weiss. Permanent exhibitions: Highlights from Mr. and Mrs. Ford’s lives, plus featured online exhibits. Also, DeVos Learning Center. Open daily. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 college students, $4 ages 6-18, kids 5 and under free. 303 Pearl St. NW, 254-0400, fordlibrarymuseum.gov. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum: Handson permanent and traveling exhibits for kids 2-10. Permanent activities: Diagnosis: FUN!, Little GR, Bubbles!, Wee Discover, musical instruments and more. Toddler Time 10 a.m.-noon Tue. Family Night 5-8 p.m. Thu. ($1.75). Closed Mon. $8.50, $7.50 seniors, kids under 1 free. 11 Sheldon Ave. NE, 2354726, grcm.org.

A CLASSIC THAT DEFIES PREDICTABLE. Alpenrose Prime Rib has developed a reputation throughout the region. Succulent and savory, the experience of this dish remains unparalleled—drawing farm-to-table vegetables together with a roast that’s been slow cooked to perfection. We could go on with descriptions, or you could see for yourself. Experience this and a few more of our favorite things.

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Meyer May House: Restored Frank Lloyd Wright 1909 prairie-style house includes original furnishings. Open for guided tours 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tue. and Thu.; 1-4 p.m. Sun. (last tour one hour before close). Free. 450 Madison Ave. SE, 246-4821, meyermay house.steelcase.com. Nelis’ Dutch Village: Special events: Sat. Nov. 17-Dec. 1, Storytime with Sinterklaas. Park closed for season, shops open Mon.-Sat. $12 adults, $11 seniors, $10 kids 3-15. 12350 James St., Holland, 396-1475, dutchvillage.com. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY DYLAN MINER

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC MUSEUM (TOP); CHRISTOPHER BURKE STUDIOS (BOTTOM)

Holland Museum: Special exhibitions: Thru Dec. 29, “Mars: Astronomy and Culture.” Special events: Nov. 1, “Roger That!”: The Life of Roger B. Chaffee, Michigan’s First Astronaut. Nov. 17, Build a Board Game. Nov. 26, Mars “Insight” Landing Party. Permanent exhibitions: Local history and Dutch galleries, with artwork from the Netherlands from the 1600s-1900s. Also, Spark!Lab. Open Wed.-Sun. and Oct. 8. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students, kids 5 and under free. 31 W. 10th St., 796-3329, holland museum.org. Also, Cappon House: 228 W. Ninth St. Settlers House: 190 W. Ninth St.

Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium: Shows use Digistar production and surround sound. Thru Nov. 21: “Little Star That Could,” “Subatomic,” “Dynamic Earth,” “Under Starlit Skies,” “Violent Universe” and “The Queen Light Show.” Also, “The Queen Light Show: From Mercury with Love.” $5, $4 with admission to the museum, members free. Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, 456-3977, grpm. org/planetarium. TreeRunner Adventure Park: Self-guided highwire forest adventure with ziplines, Tarzan swings, rope bridges and swinging logs; training included with admission. Open Fri.-Sun. thru Nov. 20. $39 adults, $35 kids 13 and under. 2121 Celebration Drive NE, 226-3993, treerunnergrandrapids.com. NOVEMBER 2018 / GRMAG.COM 77

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out & about SOCIETY / FACES / PLACES

Reggie Turner and Michele McIsaac

Dale Kelly, Madison Kowalski and Retha Cioppa

Carlos Trujillo, Habba Robinson and Jovonne Taylor

Andrea Riley-Mukavetz and Lin Bardwell

Matthew Holmes and William Williams

Leslie Caliguri, Caiti Hill and Helen Hicks

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CAPTURING THE ACTION

AROUND TOWN:

WMEAC HOSTED THE 15th annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup on Sept. 8 at the Sixth Street Bridge Park. Volunteers enjoyed an after-party with Founders Brewing Co. The fifth annual Pure Barre on the Blue Bridge was held Sept. 13 to support the Van Andel Institute. Partners included Lolë Grand Rapids, Purple Community and Lake Michigan Credit Union. An Anthony Bourdain-inspired dinner to benefit the local nonprofit, i understand, was held Aug. 26 at Osteria Rossa. The organization provides support for those affected by suicide and mental illness. Diana Sieger, Jeanne Englehart and Graci Harkema

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Susie Liskey, Linda Cox and Nicole and Robert Blake

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Eliza Groll, Angie Conflitti and Melissa Williams

Stephanie Pridgeon and Steven Scherer

Katie and Fletcher Groll

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Alyssa Schutt demonstrates Pure Barre to participants. Bryon Gray and Daylyn Huff

Janet Kim and Marissa Zinn Cindy Andreason and Alicia O’Connell

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ince the age of 9, RC Caylan has had a passion for fashion and design. Born and raised in the Philippines, his inspiration came from his grandmother, a schoolteacher and uniform seamstress. While in the Philippines, Caylan worked as a cosmetologist in order to finance his dream of becoming a fashion designer — a dream that is now being realized. Caylan immigrated to Grand Rapids in 2012 and opened up his own studio, RC Caylan Atelier, downtown four years later, where he makes custom gowns. Creating intricate and sophisticated designs, Caylan is focused on execution and producing the utmost quality for his clients. Caylan is making strides in the fashion

world, having showcased his collections in San Francisco and at 2018 New York Fashion Week, in addition to being awarded Best Fashion Designer at the 2018 Global Beauty Awards. FAVORITE THING ABOUT GR? My favorite thing about GR is the city itself. It is small, but it’s just right. WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Designwise, I have always loved the vintage Hollywood glitz and glamour. Most especially, I get inspiration from nature, the water movements and colors, and the transitions of weather as it also represents our emotions and feelings in life. STYLE ICON? Before I opened Atelier, I always loved how Nicole Kidman car-

ried herself on the red carpet. Also, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lopez and Charlize Theron. BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? The best part of my job is getting to know and meet amazing people in the fashion industry and beyond. FAVORITE FAMILY TRADITION? Since I am an immigrant and my immediate family is not here in GR, my favorite time with my husband here in Michigan is when we go cruising in the Caribbean region. IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE? I like water, but this is a hard question because I have so many places that are on my bucket list. One of them is Switzerland.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHNNY QUIRIN

Philippine-born fashion designer RC Caylan opens GR store, epitomizes the American Dream.

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ine & Food Festival, LLC and the Convention and Arena Authority have once again paired up to produce the largest event of its kind in the Midwest. We welcome the thousands of people who have travelled to experience our 2018 production. We invite you to sample from more than 1,500 wines, beers, ciders and spirits from around the world along with mouth-watering offerings from the city’s finest restaurants.

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The Festival in a Nutshell You will find five focus areas at the Festival: THE VINEYARD houses over 1,200 wines from around the world. Right in the center of the Vineyard you’ll find the “Elite Collection” offering the finest wines at the Festival, along with expert assistance from the directors of Tasters Guild International. BEER CITY STATION contains hundreds of craft, domestic and imported beers, ales, porters and pilsners alongside hundreds of ciders and specialty beverages for your tasting enjoyment. HEMINGWAY HALL welcomes expert mixologists and distillers who share their spirits and craft cocktails along with garnishes and mixers. You will also find cooking demonstrations on the Meijer Food Stage where experts present recipes and pairings to get you ready for the holiday season.

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RENDEZBREW CAFÉ is full of coffee, desserts and cordials. This is a great place to start or finish your Festival experience. AREA RESTAURANTS will be offering specially prepared dishes as small plate samples or chef moderated multi-course pairings.

Details at a glance ADMISSION TO THE FESTIVAL Attendees must be at least 21 years of age to enter. Thursday: $15 Friday/Saturday: $20 3-Day Pass: $40 (sale of 3-Day Pass ends Thursday, November 15) Tasting Tickets: $0.50 per ticket

ADVANCE ONLINE ADMISSION TICKETS for the Festival may be purchased for $15 (single day) or $40 (3-Day Pass) at GRWineFestival.com or at any Ticketmaster outlet until November 15. After Thursday single day online tickets change to $20. ADMISSION INCLUDES: • A sampling glass and official festival program containing a detailed list of wines, beers, ciders, spirits and food available for your tasting pleasure. • Wine & beer tasting sessions in the Grand Gallery rooms and Welsh Lobby. • Seminars at the Meijer Food Stage.

TASTING TICKETS are available for purchase in $0.50 denominations at the Festival. We suggest you start with at least $20 worth as all restaurant and drink samples are “purchased” with these tickets at various prices. Unlike an all-inclusive fee, this ticket system encourages vintners, brewers and distillers to offer their best and most exclusive beverages for you to taste. THE BOX OFFICE will offer you the option to purchase a package containing admission and tasting tickets in a one-stopshop. We also offer tasting ticket selling stations throughout the Festival.

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ENJOY 1200+ WINES from around the world, six continents to be exact, in the Vineyard. It’s the largest tasting room experience you’ll ever find, with every variety under the sun. As you travel throughout the Vineyard, you can sample sweet reds, dry whites, colorful rosés and bubbling sparkling wines and champagnes without ever leaving Grand Rapids. Over 200 Michigan wines are sure to impress and prompt future travels around the state. In the middle of the Vineyard you’ll find the Elite Collection where you can enhance your sampling experience and impress your family and friends. Here, savor the finest premium wines such as Opus 1 or Dom Perignon. Selections are made based on 90-point wine ratings, price point and sommelier recommendations. Tasting fees begin at a minimum of 10 tickets for these distinctive world-class wines at the Elite Collection, which are normally only available by the bottle.

BEER CITY STATION EVERYONE IS GETTING on board with the craft beverage scene, especially here in Michigan and more specifically Grand Rapids. Located inside Exhibit Hall C off the Grand Gallery, Beer City Station is home to hundreds of beers, ciders, meads and flavored malt beverages from around the world. Meet the talented artists who craft these beverages and discover unique ways to pair them with your favorite snacks, meals and desserts.

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CIDER ROW HARD CIDER (or simply cider, as producers call it) dates back to the 17th and 18th century emigrants to America from the British Isles. Fermented apples (cider) were safer to drink than water at that time. Little did they know then that cider would become such a growing segment of the craft beverage market in the United States three centuries later. Michigan has a long-standing history in the apple industry and craft producers are serving up impressive award-winning ciders with vast flavor profiles. Sample from local, regional Sponsored by and national brands in Cider Row, located in Hall C along with the Beer City Station.

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED author Ernest Hemingway’s love of Michigan and cocktails is legendary. Hemingway Hall pays tribute to his passion for craft — whether that was drinking, eating, writing or living life. Located outside the Vineyard along the Grand River concourse, craft producers and mixologists showcase their finest spirits, mixers, garnishes and cocktails. Hands-on workshops will be available featuring creative ingredients and tricks of the trade, and then sample the creations with tasting tickets. You’ll also be able to grab some fresh air on the Tito’s Outdoor Patio.

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TRAVERSE COAST WINE TRAIL DISCOVER THE Traverse Wine Coast, where almost 40 unique wine destinations are closely located along the breathtaking shoreline of this coastal region. Two wine-friendly peninsulas, Leelanau and Old Mission, extend out into the waters of the Grand Traverse Bay and provide a fantastic backdrop of hills covered in vines. Sample from almost 20 of the Traverse Wine Coast Trail Wineries while you’re at the Festival!

GOLD MEDALWINNING WINES GOLD MEDAL-WINNERS FROM THE 2018 TASTERS GUILD International Wine Judging are featured. Look for the Gold Medal bottles in the individual displays (and identified in the program listings) to taste these International award-winning wines. For the past 40 years, the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council — operating under the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development — has hosted the state’s ultimate wine competition. The results are presented at the end of each summer and many of the award winning wines (including several Gold Medal and Best of Class) from Michigan’s five federally-recognized viticultural regions are available for sampling in The Vineyard.

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EXPERIENCE BEER SPECIAL TAPS & RELEASES

101.3 THE BREW AND ROCK 101.7 will be giving away Fast Passes to some lucky attendees to “skip the line” at the Experience Beer Special Taps & Releases area in Beer City Station. Listen to the stations for details on how to win.

BEN DARCIE, a beer enthusiast and educator, will be offering timed taps of some hard to find beer as well as some must-have releases. Located in Beer City Station, these tastings will only be available in limited supply until they are gone. An hourly schedule will be posted at the Festival as many of these releases will be brewed just weeks or days prior to the Festival.

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Music at the festival

LIVE MUSIC WILL BE PLAYED throughout the Festival from talented local musicians in the Vineyard, the Grand Gallery, and the Beer City Station!

MELOPHOBIX

JAKE & JIMMY BAND

The members of Melophobix are no strangers to the stage, which includes a seven-piece Funk/Rock/Reggae/Fusion band. Within the group, they have accumulated decades’ worth of experience playing and performing across various cities, states, and countries. Their influences stem from a plethora of genres and artists, which contributes to the band’s portfolio of original music. They are considered primarily an original band, but one can still enjoy their covers, which honor some of their favorites on music both past and present.

The Jake & Jimmy Band has been a part of Beer City Station for several years now. The quartet’s eclectic and fun mix of blues and R&B standards, sprinkled with some new takes on classic and alt-country tunes, provides an entertaining backdrop for your beverage sampling.

THE VINEYARD MUSIC STAGE SCHEDULE Thursday: MELOPHOBIX 6:00pm – 9:00pm Friday: MELOPHOBIX 5:30pm – 9:30pm Saturday: MELOPHOBIX 2:00pm – 5:00pm & 5:30pm – 9:30pm GRAND GALLERY MUSIC STAGE SCHEDULE Thursday: Mark Sala 6:00pm – 9:00pm Friday: Cody Bouchard 6:00pm – 9:30pm Saturday: Alistair Beerens 2:00pm – 5:30pm Saturday: Chris Laskos 6:00pm – 10:00pm

VALENTIGER Grand Rapids rock/pop band Valentiger has ascended the ranks to become one of the area’s most popular live acts, exuding a collective confidence meshed with on-stage wit and humor, something that’s also reflected in the trio’s studio recordings. SPONSORED BY

BEER CITY STATION MUSIC STAGE SCHEDULE Thursday: Jake & Jimmy Band 6:00pm – 9:00pm Friday: VALENTIGER 5:30pm – 9:30pm Saturday: Jake & Jimmy Band 2:00pm – 5:00pm Saturday: VALENTIGER 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Better Drinking Culture STARTED BY A GROUP OF FRIENDS sharing their stories about alcohol, Better Drinking Culture has grown into a grassroots movement that is shifting our culture’s relationship with alcohol in a healthier and more positive direction — a lifestyle free from pain, harm, and regret. BDC is a call to action to drinkers and non-drinkers alike to challenge cultural norms and empower change. Drink better. Live healthier. #BecauseHangoversSuck. You can find additional information available just inside the doors of Beer City Station at the Festival. Thank you Better Drinking Culture for partnering with the Festival with training for Volunteer Pourers.


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Black Star Farms

2018 Pairings Menus ONE OF THE UNIQUE EXPERIENCES OFFERED at the Festival each year, are one hour seated multi-course meals that are paired with wine, beer, and even cocktails. Chefs and sommeliers, brewers, and mixologists work together as they prepare, present and serve, offering guests a special opportunity to communicate with the chefs about their choices for pairings. Tickets for pairings may be purchased in advance online at GRWineFestival.com or onsite at the festival, on a first-come, firstserved basis. Each pairing is limited to 20 seats. Check back on the Festival Website or Festival App for upcoming details on more pairing offerings. Sponsored by

Menu AMUSE

Black Star Farms lamb bacon, caramelized apple, fennel pollen Bedazzled Sparkling

NEXT

Riesling poached salmon, parsnip purĂŠe, micro wasabi 2016 Arcturos Dry Riesling

FOLLOWED BY

Lightly smoked beef tri tip, golden beet hash, Sirius Cherry demi-glace 2016 Arcturos Cabernet Franc

Reds At Thousand Oaks

Menu

SWEET POTATO BISQUE

Asparagus coulis, spiced puffed chickpeas Fleur de Prairie Rose (Provence, France)

BACON POACHED SHRIMP

Arugula, tangerine vin, coconut & almond crumb, sundried tomato whipped goat cheese with hot paprika Crossings Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zeeland)

PORCINI CRUSTED BEEF TENDERLOIN

FINALLY

White truffle potato terrine, heirloom green beans, maple cherry demi-glace Josh Pinot Noir (California)

SEATING TIMES Thursday: 6pm, 8pm Friday: 5:30pm, 7:30pm Saturday: 3pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm

Ganache, berry compote, peanut meringue, peanut butter mouse Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast, California)

PRICE: $70 per person

SEATING TIMES Thursday: 6pm, 8pm Friday: 5pm, 7pm, 9pm Saturday: 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

White chocolate bread pudding, Black Star Farms Apple Brandy anglaise Sirius Maple Dessert Wine

DARK CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

PRICE: $60 per person


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six.one.six

Menu

ÉCOLE DE FRANÇAIS| “FRENCH SCHOOL”

Experience a delicious, five-course meal paired with wine from different regions of France. During dinner, explore France as you dive into trivia about the country, cuisine, wine, and more! Show off your trivia skills and win prizes such as a free night stay at the JW Marriott!

AMUSE BUCHE

Petite vol-au-vent of smoked salmon herbed crème fraiche and caviar Chateau de Saint Amour | St. Amour | 2015

LE SOUPE

Vichyssoise Jean Paul Dubost | Potet | Regnie | 2015

LE SALADE

Endive au roquefort walnut & balsamic dressing Domaine Du Riaz | Cote de Brouilly | 2015

LE PLAT PRINCIPAUX

Lamb navarin classical french lamb stew Domaine Pral | Les Charmes | Morgon | 2016

DESSERT

Vanilla crème brulee and mignardises Maison L’Envoye | Moulin-À-Vent | 2014 SEATING TIMES Thursday: 6pm Friday: 6pm, 8:30pm Saturday: 4pm, 8pm PRICE: $75 per person

The Kitchen

Menu

Featuring the Wines of Champagne Soutiran

OXTAIL POUTINE

Blue Cheese tots, Braised Oxtail, Rosemary Demi, Pickled Red Onion, Micro Arugula Champagne: Cuvee Signature, Grand Cru Brut

SUNCHOKE PUREE SOUP

Smoked Sunchoke, Kale, Farro Champagne: Cuvee Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru Brut

PORK APPLE SALAD

Braised Pork Belly, Frisee, Apple Cider Dressing, Candied Walnuts, Sunny Side Up Quail Egg Champagne: Cuvee Collection Privee, Grand Cru Brut

DUCK

Confit, Roasted Pumpkin Puree, Bruleed Blood Orange, Brussels Sprout Leaves Champagne: Cuvee Perle Noir, Grand Cru Brut

DESSERT

Vanilla Bean Chiboust, Lemon Cremeux, Citrus Pound Cake, Strawberry Sangria Caviar Champagne: Cuvee Rose de Saignee, Brut SEATING TIMES Thursday: 6pm, 8pm Friday: 6:30pm, 8:30pm Saturday: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm PRICE: $60 per person

Vintage

Menu

MOREL CHOWDER

Creamy soup with morel mushrooms, applewood smoked bacon, finished with chive Josh Craftsman Chardonnay (California)

ROASTED BEET SALAD

Red & golden beets, Artisan Capriole goat cheese, arugula, spiced walnut, solera sherry vinaigrette Barone Fini Pinot Grigio (Valdadige, Italy)

SMOKED PRIME BEEF TENDERLOIN

Carved & served with horseradish potato purée, asparagus, espresso demi glacé Ramon Bilboa Temprinillo (Rioja, Spain)

CHOCOLATE PANNA COTTA

Pistachios, blood & Valencia orange sauces, chocolate cookie crumb Villa Pozzi Moscato (Italy) SEATING TIMES Thursday: 6pm, 8pm Friday: 5pm, 7pm, 9pm Saturday: 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm PRICE: $65 per person


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The Ultimate Dining Experience BRING YOUR APPETITE TO THE FESTIVAL, because we’ve got you covered no matter what you’re craving. With several of Grand Rapids’ favorite restaurants all under one roof, you’re sure to satisfy your hunger. Spread out throughout the Vineyard, Beer City Station, the RendezBREW Café, and the Hemingway Hall Outdoor Patio, these local eateries offer up an unparalleled progressive dining experience. Restaurants are designated throughout the Festival by the knife and fork icon on the program map. Tasting tickets are required. Featured Chef Creations below are 10 tickets or $5 | Most participating restaurants have additional offerings at the Festival

5 LAKES BREWING BOOTH #590/BEER CITY STATION

LINDO MEXICO BOOTH #540/BEER CITY STATION

1/2 MI Love Wrap with Sassy Slaw Roasted turkey, apple wood bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and cheddar with a house made cranberry mayo served with a side of house made sassy slaw

Mexican Tacos Choice of Meat: Cilantro Lime Chicken, Al Pastor (Marinated Pork), Carne Asada Taco Meal: 2 Tacos & chips

White Cheddar Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork & fried Jalapenos Creamy white cheddar mac, topped with beer braised BBQ pulled pork, and kicked up with crispy fried breaded jalapeno slices

LONG ROAD DISTILLERS BOOTH #530/BEER CITY STATION

CURRY KITCHEN BOOTH #180/THE VINEYARD

MEXO BOOTH #50/THE VINEYARD

Chana Masala with Rice

Barbecued Vegetable Bowl Served Over Crispy Wheat

Suadero tacos Pork belly pastor tacos Two varieties of empanadas: Chorizo Empanadas Oaxaca Cheese Empanadas.

DON’S PLACE BOOTH #344/HEMINGWAY HALL OUTDOOR PATIO BBQ Baby Back Ribs (3 bones)

RENDEZVOUS BOOTH #146/THE VINEYARD Charcuterie Board

GRAVITY BOOTH #550/BEER CITY STATION Soft Pretzels with Gravity Beer Cheese BBQ Pork Sliders Mini Chicken Pot Pies

ROCKFORD BREWING COMPANY BOOTH #549/BEER CITY STATION Assorted Temari Style Sushi House made Soy Sauce, Wasabi, RBC Pickled Ginger


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ROCKWELL REPUBLIC BOOTH #76/THE VINEYARD Smoked Duck Roll Sushi 4 Piece Roll: Smoked Duck Breast, Bulgogi Duck Salad, Pickled Daikon, Pineapple, Poblano Pepper, Orange Plum Gastrique, Micro Greens

Smithfield is a proud sponsor of the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival. SLOWS BAR-B-Q BOOTH #580/BEER CITY STATION

For more information, visit smithfield.com

Pulled Pork Smoked Pulled Pork with your choice of Barbecue Sauce

SUNDANCE GRILL & BAR BOOTH #77/THE VINEYARD Barbacoa Taco Beef Cheek Barbacoa, Fried Oaxaca Cheese, Blended Tortilla, Chili Roasted Shishito Pepper, Avocado Mousse, Smoked Tomato, Micro Cilantro

TACOS EL CUÑADO BOOTH #343/HEMINGWAY HALL OUTDOOR PATIO Tacos El Cuñado Choice of tacos: Steak, Chicken, Pork 1 taco + rice & beans

Grand Haven Spring Lake Waterfront Holiday Inn

TAMALES MARY BOOTH #581/BEER CITY STATION

BRIDAL SHOWERS | REHEARSAL DINNERS CEREMONIES | RECEPTIONS HOTEL GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS

Tamales Mary Choice of: Spicy Chicken, Vegetarian (Green Peppers & Cheese), Shredded Beef 1 Tamale & beans & rice **all tamales are gluten-free

VOYAGE JUICE CO. #424/RENDEZBREW CAFE Acai Bowls Nomad: Pineapple, Kiwi, Banana, Bee Pollen, Coconut Flakes, Chia Seeds Bucket List: Strawberry, Banana, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Coconut Flakes, Cacao Nibs Above The Mitten: Strawberry, Blueberry, Granola, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Bee Pollen

616.846.1000 • 940 W. Savidge Street, Spring Lake, MI • higrandhaven.com


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Wine & Beer Tasting Sessions Schedule APPROXIMATELY 30-40 MINUTES. Sampled wines and beers are complimentary. Room D is hosted by Henry A. Fox Sales Co. The Welsh Lobby is hosted by Traverse City Tourism.

Thursday

Saturday

7:00 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM D: Developing Your Tastebuds — Presented by David Stanley, Meijer Wine Steward 7:00 PM WELSH LOBBY: Not Your Grandma’s Rosé: A Tasting of Rosés — Presented by Paul Hamelin, Verterra Winery, Leelanau Peninsula 7:30 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM E: Wine, It’s Good for YOU: The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine — Presented by Dr. Steven Lasater and Bradford Hammerschmidt, Hosted by Imperial Beverage 8:00 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM F: Why Cider Loves Cheese: Cider Styles and Pairings — Presented by Corrie Wolosin, Virtue Cider, Hosted by Anheuser-Busch

2:30 PM WELSH LOBBY: Sparkling Wines: A Tasting of Bubbles from the Traverse Wine Coast — Presented by Paul Hamelin, Verterra Winery 3:00 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM D: The Power of Sour: Who Can Wield It? — Presented by Steve Smith, Henry A. Fox Sales Co. 3:30 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM E: Amazing Argentina — Presented by Michael Schafer, The Wine Counselor, Hosted by Moet Hennessy 4:00 PM WELSH LOBBY: Rieslings: A Tasting of Traverse Wine Coast Rieslings from Sweet to Dry — Presented by Robert Brengman, Brengman Brothers, Leelanau Peninsula 4:30 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM F: Wine Cocktails: See how we MIX them up! — Presented by Dirk Sorrells, Tabor Hill Mixologist, Hosted by Henry A. Fox Sales Co. 5:00 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM D: Beached Whales: The Death of Craft Beer — Presented by Steve Smith, Henry A. Fox Sales Co. 5:30 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM E: Wine 101: The 5 S’s of Wine — Presented by Michael Schafer, The Wine Counselor, Hosted by Moet Hennessy 5:30 PM WELSH LOBBY: Getting Naked with Chardonnay: Unoaked vs. Oaked — Presented by Todd Oosterhouse, Bonobo Winery, Old Mission Peninsula 6:00 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM F: Why Cider Loves Cheese: Cider Styles and Pairings — Presented by Corrie Wolosin, Virtue Cider, Hosted by Anheuser-Busch 7:00 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM D: Guinness is Good for Food: Cheese and Chocolate Pairing — Presented by Annie Redmond, Guinness Brewery Ambassador 7:00 PM WELSH LOBBY: Pinot Noir: A Tasting of Pinot Noirs — Presented by Charlie Edson, Bel Lago Vineyard, Leelanau Peninsula 7:30 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM E: Super Sparklers — Presented by Michael Schafer, The Wine Counselor, Hosted by Moet Hennessy 8:00 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM F: Wine Cocktails: See how we MIX them up! — Presented by Dirk Sorrells, Tabor Hill Mixologist, Hosted by Henry A. Fox Sales Co. 8:30 PM WELSH LOBBY: A Tasting of Cool-Climate Reds from the Traverse Wine Coast — Presented by Blake Lougheed, Bel Lago Vineyards

NOVEMBER 15

Friday

NOVEMBER 16 5:00 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM D: Guinness is Good for Food: Cheese and Chocolate Pairing — Presented by Annie Redmond, Guinness Brewery Ambassador 5:30 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM E: Wine 101: The 5 S’s of Wine — Presented by Michael Schafer, The Wine Counselor, Hosted by Moet Hennessy 6:00 PM WELSH LOBBY: Alsatian Pinot Blancs: The Other Great White Wine of Eastern France — Presented by Paul Hamelin, Verterra Winery, Leelanau Peninsula 6:30 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM F: Focus on Michigan Reds — Presented by Nancie Oxley, Wine Maker, St. Julian Winery 7:00 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM D: When and Why to Splurge — Presented by David Stanley, Meijer Wine Steward 7:30 PM TASTING SESSION ROOM E: Super Sparklers — Presented by Michael Schafer, The Wine Counselor, Hosted by Moet Hennessy 8:00 PM WELSH LOBBY: Grüner Veltliner and Blaufränkisch: An Austrian Twist — Presented by Robert Brengman, Brengman Brothers, Leelanau Peninsula

Tasting Sessions Sponsor

NOVEMBER 17

Meijer Food Stage Seminar Schedule Thursday

NOVEMBER 15 7:00 PM Food and Flames — Presented by Chef Angus Campbell, Culinary Consultant 8:00 PM Acorns and Other Wild Edibles: Fall Foraging Across the Great Lakes — Presented by Lisa M. Rose, Author

Friday

NOVEMBER 16 5:00 PM Maple, Bourbon and Bacon: A Great Seasonal Twist — Presented by David Olson, Chef, Television Personality, Brand Ambassador, Culinary Entrepreneur 6:00 PM Food and Flames — Presented by Chef Angus Campbell, Culinary Consultant 7:00 PM Acorns and Other Wild Edibles: Fall Foraging Across the Great Lakes — Presented by Lisa M. Rose, Author 8:00 PM Cooking with Michigan Wine, Beer & Spirits — Presented by Jenn Fillenworth, Jenny with the Good Eats

Saturday

NOVEMBER 17 3:00 PM New Southern Cuisine and Wine; Hand in Hand — Presented by Chef Damon Covington, Chef Owner G-55 Catering LLC, Chef Instructor 4:00 PM Food and Flames — Presented by Chef Angus Campbell, Culinary Consultant 5:00 PM Maple, Bourbon and Bacon: A Great Seasonal Twist — Presented by David Olson, Chef, Television Personality, Brand Ambassador, Culinary Entrepreneur 6:00 PM Acorns and Other Wild Edibles: Fall Foraging Across the Great Lakes — Presented by Lisa M. Rose, Author 7:00 PM Food and Flames — Presented by Chef Angus Campbell, Culinary Consultant 8:00 PM Cooking with Michigan Wine, Beer & Spirits — Presented by Jenn Fillenworth, Jenny with the Good Eats Food Stage Sponsor


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Tasting Sessions/Culinary Presenters See GRWineFestival.com for additional speakers

Chef Angus Campbell Culinary Consultant

Annie Redmond Guinness Ambassador and Cicerone

Chef Damon K. Covington Culinary Institute of Michigan Instructor

Chef David Olson Live Fire Republic

David Stanley Wine & Beverage Steward, Meijer

Jenn Fillenworth, MS, RD Food Blogger

Lisa M. Rose Wild Foods Chef and Author

Michael Schafer The Wine Counselor

Nancie Oxley St. Julian Wine Company

Steve Smith Beer Enthusiast, Henry A. Fox Sales


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BLENDING TOGETHER award-winning spirits and mixers into craft artisan cocktails, the region’s noted mixologists and distillers will serve up hands-on workshops guaranteed to educate and entertain. These 15-minute workshops will amp up your bartending skills, just in time for holiday entertaining. Held in Hemingway Hall along the river, each workshop is limited to the first 12 people who step up to the bar at the scheduled times.

New Holland Artisan Spirits Workshops Thursday

Friday

Saturday

6:00pm Simple & Sour: The power of citrus in cocktails 7:00pm Bubble & Squeak: Beertails & Mules 8:00pm The French 75 Connection: Mawby and New Holland Artisan Spirits

5:00pm Old Fashioned: The original cocktail 6:00pm Simple & Sour: The power of citrus in cocktails 7:00pm Bubble & Squeak: Beertails & Mules 8:00pm The French 75 Connection: Mawby and New Holland Artisan Spirits

3:00pm Old Fashioned: The original cocktail 4:00pm Simple & Sour: The power of citrus in cocktails 5:00pm Bubble & Squeak: Beertails & Mules 6:00pm The French 75 Connection: Mawby and New Holland Artisan Spirits 7:00pm Old Fashioned: The original cocktail 8:00pm Simple & Sour: The power of citrus in cocktails

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Festival Office CONCIERGE

RendezBREW at the COFFEE, CORDIALS & DESSERTS CAFÉ THE POPULAR GATHERING SPOT for the beginning, middle, or finale of your experience at the Festival. Guests indulge their sweet cravings and discover new pairings; at the RendezBREW Coffee, Cordials & Dessert Café. Coffees, teas and lattes are brewed on-site. Sip on cordials, savor chocolates, surrender SPONSORED BY to decadent offerings, and relax with soft musical sounds in the Grand Gallery.


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2018 Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival

Alphabetical Exhibitor Listing

1865 # Michigan Beer 12 Corners Vineyard 13 Celsius Vineyards 14 Hands Winery 19 Crimes 5 Lakes Brewing Co. 60 Souls 7 Moons Wines 9 Iron Wines

162 515 23 75 88 102 590R 137 107 58

A

Acrobat Wines 34 Action Water Sports Beer City Station Alaskan Brewing Co. 562 Allegrini Wines 119 Alliance Beverage Distributing 36-39, 46-49, 56-59, 552, 555-558, 560-569, 570-579, 636-638, Elite Collection Allomi Vineyard 132 Allure Winery 38 All-Weather Seal 529 Alta Vista Wines 101 Altus Wines 34 American Fifth Spirits 335 American Vintners 64 Amway Grand Plaza 120R, 146R Antinori Wine Co. 87, Elite Collection Aqua Perfection Water Systems 525 Arbor Brewing Co. 571 Arcadia Brewing 684 Argento 161 Argiano Wines 119 Argyle Winery 141 Arrowood Vineyards 103 Astoria Wines 91 Atwater Brewery 566 Aurora Cellars 193 Austin Brothers Beer Co. 587 Ava Grace Vineyards 74 Ayinger Brewery 513

B

B. Nektar Meadery 548 Babich Wines 36 Bacon Central Coast 183 Ballist Point Brewing Co. 578 Balletto Vineyards 44 Bandit Wines 79 Banfi Products Co. 63 Banshee Wines 173 Barefoot Bubbly 128 Barefoot Cellars 129 Barista Wine 31 Baroda Founder’s Wine Cellar 23 Baron De Ley Wine Cellar 164 Barossa Valley Estate 163 Beachhouse Wines 137 Beards Brewery 534 Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery 200 Belaire 65 Bella Furs 436 Bells Brewery 564 Benji Wines 149 Benziger Family Winery 59 Better Drinking Culture 630 Bier Distillery 526 Big Guy Wine Cellars 44 Big House Wines 148 Bivio Italia Wine 38 Black Stallion Winery 159 Black Star Farms 160R, 210 Blake’s Hard Ciderhouse & Winery 643 Blanc de Bleu 44 Blatz 512 Blue Moon Brewing Co. 557 Bodega Garzon 161 Bogeda Norton Winery 183 Bogle Vineyards 72

Bollinger Champagne Elite Collection Bonobo Winery 198 Bonterra Vineyards 69 Bootleg Cellars 103 Boston Beer Co. 586 Bota Box Winery 99 Bouvet Ladubay Cellars 101 Bowers Harbor Vineyards 197 Brady Vineyards 38 Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda 569 Brengman Brothers 198 Brewery Vivant 572 Brewt’s 323 Bridge Street Market 30R Buckeye Chocolate Co. 422 Butternut Winery 169

C

C. Mondavi & Family 131 Calera Wine 113 Callaway Vineyard & Winery 139 Cambria Winery 39 Cameron’s Brewing 520 Canada Dry 308 Canella Wine 33 Canvasback Wine 113 Cardinale Winery Elite Collection Caricature Wine 66 Carmel Road Winery 103 Carmenet Reserve 165 Casillero del Diablo 47 Castello d’ Albola Winery 154 Castello del Poggio Winery 154 Caymus Vineyards 144 Chalk Hill Vineyard 34 Champale Malt Liquor 512 Champs de Provence 91 Chandon Winery & Vineyard 97 Chang Beer 524 Charles & Charles 133 Charles Krug Winery 131 Charles Smith Wines 93 Chateau Bligny 162 Chateau Carbonnieux 162 Chateau Chantal Winery & Inn 225 Chateau Grand Traverse 196 Chateau Souverain 117 Chateau Ste Michelle 89 Chateau Suau 161 Cheboygan Brewing Co. 522 Cheers and Happiness 440 Chloe Wines 74 Chocolates by Grimaldi 145 Ciccone Vineyard & Winery 199 Clifford Bay Estate 34 Cline Cellars 71 Clos de Nouys Winery 44 Clos du Bois Wines 107 Cloud Chaser Wine 65 Clown Shoes Beer 532 Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery 23 Cogdal Vineyards 23 Columbia Crest Grand Estates 89 Concannon Vineyard 148 Conn Creek Winery Elite Collection Constellation Beer Brands 578 Conundrum Wines 144 Coppercraft Distillery 327 Copper Cane Wines 143 Corte Giocobbe 33 Cosmic Candy Co. 570 Crane Lake Cellars 38 Crane’s Winery 632 Cranker’s Brewery 546 Cupcake Vineyards 74 Curry Kitchen 90R Cutco Cutlery 321 Cutwater Spirits 330

D

Dablon Vineyards 14 Daddy’s Dough 410 Dalmore Distillery 309 Dan the SWAG Man 600 Danzante Wines 162 Dark Horse Brewing 117 Day Owl Winery 156 De Bocq Beer 513 Decoy Wines 113 Deor Wine 183 Deschutes Brewery 589 Deutsch Family Wine 82 Diamond Creek Winery Elite Collection Distinguished Vineyards 141 District 7 Wines 138 Dogfish Head Brewing Co. 547 Dom Perignon Elite Collection Domaine Berrien Wine Cellars 23 Domaine Serene Elite Collection Don’s Place/Grill Master BBQ 344 D’Orsay Wine Collection 74 Dos Almas Winery 154 Double Canyon Winery 166 Dragonmead Microbrewery 561 Dreaming Tree Wines 49 Dubliner Whiskey 313 Duckhorn Wine Co. 113

E

E & J Gallo Winery Edmeades Estate Winery Ellison Brewery emBrazen Wine Emilio Moro Wine Emmolo Wines Eroica Wine Etienne Guigal Exitus Winery Experience Beer

308 39 563 102 Elite Collection 144 89 Elite Collection 156 593

F

Fantini Vini Wines 33 Farm Napa Valley Wine 167 Farmhaus Cider Co. 636 Fat Gaucho Wines 58 Federalist Wines 73 Fenn Valley Vineyards & Wine Cellar 24 Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery 157 Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. 426 Fetzer Vineyards 69 38 Filus Winery Finca El Origen Vineyards 164 Finca Las Moras 91 Fleur De Mer 127 Florida Distillers 54 Flying Horse Beer 524 Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery 520 Foley Family Wines 173 Folie a Deux 133 Forbidden Fruit Cider 639 Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery 209 Founders Brewing 575 Franciscan Estate Winery 93 Franklin Tate Estates 31 Fre Wines 19, 537 Freemark Abbey Winery Elite Collection, 103 Frei Brothers Winery 127 French Bar Wines 175 French Valley Vineyards 201 Frescobaldi 162 Frontera Wine 47

G

Genesee Brewing Co. Giesen Wines Glen Moray Spirits Gnarly Head Wines

535 161 313 159

Golden Eagle Vineyard 524 Golden Pheasant Beer 524 Good Harbor Vineyards 641 Goose Island Beer Co. 596 Grand Armory Brewing 567 Grand Rapids Cheesecake Co. 430 Grand Traverse Distillery 305 Gravel Bottom Brewery 601 Gravity Wine 23 Gray Skies Distillery 322 Great Lakes Brewing Co. 545 Great Lakes Wine & Spirits 51-55, 61-65, 71-75, 81-83, 91-93, 101-103, 111-113, 121-123, 131-133, 141-144, 312-313, Elite Collection Greyling Gin 308 Griffin Claw Brewing Co. 569 Guinness 510

H

H3 Wines 88 Hahn Family Wines 142 Haraszthy Family Cellars 165 Harken Winery 156 Harp Brewery 510 Harvey Automotive 100-101 Hartford Family Winery 39 Hawthorne Vineyards 225 Hayes Ranch Wines 43 Heaven Hill Brands 312 Henry A. Fox Sales Co. 19, 66-69, 78-79, 87-89, 97-99, 107-109, 117-119, 127-129, 137-139, 148-149, 308-309, 510-514, 520-524, 532-537, 630-631, Elite Collection Hess Family Wine Estates 132 Hickory Creek Winery 23 Hirsch Vineyards Elite Collection Hoegaarden Brewery 590 Honey Brown Ale 535 Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery 326

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Il Poggione Winery Elite Collection IL Tramonto Spirits 313 Il Viziato Winery 33 Imagery Estate Winery 75 Imperial Beverage 14, 31-35, 42-45, 197, 326, 330-331, 541549, 633-634, Elite Collection In Love Gourmet 528 Infamous Goose 101 Infinie 149 Inkberry Mountain Estate Winery 141 Inniskillin Winery 155 Iron Fish Distillery 320 Irony Wines 99

J

J Vineyard Jack Daniels Jackson Family Fine Wines JaM Cellars Jamieson Ranch Vineyards Jargon Wine Jermann Wines Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix Joel Gott Wines John Anthony Vineyards John Barr Spirits Joia Spirit Sparkling Justin Vineyards & Winery

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Kaleamazoo Chips Karlovacko Beer Karma Vista Vineyards & Winery Kendall Jackson Wine Estate Kentwood Vineyards Six Ridges

118 536 103 167 59 79 119 337 133 167 309 91 182 21 524 22 39 171


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Kenwood Vineyards 171 Killer Drop Wine 175 Kim Crawford Wines 155 KlinkerBrick Winery 158 Kobalt Wines Elite Collection Korbel Champagne Cellars 98 Krone Wines 31 Kuleto Estate Winery 34

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La Crema Winery 39 La Fiera Winery 183 La Maldita Wines 59 La Marca Wines 127 Lagunitas Brewing Co. 542 Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail 22-23 Lakegirl Wine 57 Landmark Vineyards 182 LangeTwins Estate Winery & Vineyards 66 Latitude 42 Brewing 560 Latitude Wines 152 Lawton Ridge Winery 22 Layer Cake Wines 82 Lazy Ballerina Winery 22 Le Grand Courtage Winery 174 LeClerc Briant Champagne Elite Collection Leelanau Wine Cellars 195 Leffe 590 Left Foot Charley 197 Leinenkugel 557 Lemon Creek Winery 22 Lincourt Vineyards 34 Lindemans Brewery 513 Lindo Mexico Restaurante Mexicano 540R Lola Wines 182 Lolea Winery 109 Lomza Beer 524 Long Road Distillers 530R Louis M Martini Winery 127 Love Wines 75 Love Wines Winery of Ludington 17 Luccio Winery 67 Ludington Bay Brewing Co. 574 Luke Wines 175 Lush Gourmet Foods 303

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M. Chapoutier Winery 73 Mackinaw Trail Brewing Co. 188 Mackinaw Trail Winery 188 MackJac Cider 637 MacRostie Winery & Vineyards 141 Maddalena Vineyard 168 Maison Foucher 182 Maison Saleya Wine 101 Mark West Wines 49 Marquis De Riscal Winery 139 Martin & Weyrich Winery 156 Mason Cellars 133 Masut Vineyard & Winery 162 Matchbook Wine 111 Mc Manis Family Vineyards 148 Meckley’s Cidery 630 Medici Ermete & Figli Srl Winery 101 Meijer IM-10M, 420, 500, Meijer Food Stage Meiomi Wines 93 Menage a Trois Wines 133 Mer Soleil Vineyard 144 MeXo 50R Michigan Awesome 28-29 Mike’s Hard Lemonade 579 Mindo Chocolate Makers 306 Miner Family Winery Elite Collection Mirabeau Pure Wine 137 Miss Mary’s Mix 331 Mitten Brewing 576 Moet Elite Collection Monaco 184 Moniker Wine Estates 46 Monte Antico Wines 33 Montevertine Wine Elite Collection Mount Peak Winery 127 Mount Veeder Winery 92

Murrita’s Well Winery Myx Fusions

43 51

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Napa Cellars 133 Natura Wines 63 Nebraska Brewing Co. 534 Nestle Waters North America 15, 311, 520 Neuar Vodka 331 New Age Wine 44 New Amsterdam Spirits 309 New Holland Artisan Spirits 314 New Holland Brewing Co. 579 Newman’s Own Wines 79 Neyers Vineyards 133 Nickel Brook Brewing Co. 521 Nielson Wines 103 Nine Hats Wines 62 Niner Wine Estates 38 Nobilo Wines 93 Noble Vines 159 Northstar Winery Elite Collection Nothing Bundt Cakes 408

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Oakville East Wine 57 Oberon Wines 172 Old Nation Brewing 543 Old Style 512 Oliver Winery 53 One Hope Wine 81 O’Neill Vintners & Distillers 156 Opus One Winery Elite Collection Orval Brewery 513 Oyster Bay Wines 163

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Pabst Pacific Coast Vineyards Pacific Rim Winemakers Paraduxx Winery Parducci Wine Cellars Pasqua Wine Cellars Paul Dolan Vineyards Paul Hobbs Winery Pazo Cilleiro Perrin Brewing Co. Petoskey Brewing Co. Piattelli Vineyards Picket Fence Vineyards Picpoul Piedra Negra Pieropan Pikorua Pine Ridge Vineyards Pleasantview Winery Poema Point North Wines Prestige Beverage Group Prophecy Wines Prospectors Cold Brew Coffee PRP Wines International

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512 631 63 113 46 164 46 83 44 583 523 154 38 59 182 119 137 166 189 101 32 313 117 304 18

Rabble Wine 149 Raeburn Winery 59 Rancho La Gloria 165 Ravage Wines 49 Red Cedar Spirits 336 Redd’s Apple Ale 555 Reds at Thousand Oaks 60R Red Water Restaurant 550R Reed’s 537 Reel Deals 553 Reichgraf Von Kesselstatt Vineyard 32 Rekorderlig Cider 630 Rendezvous/Amway Grand Plaza 146 Renewal By Andersen of Greater Michigan 442 Renwood Winery 161 Republic National Distributing Co. 151-159, 161-169, 171-175, 181-185, Elite Collection Revival Vineyards 59 Revolution Brewing 577

Rib Shack Wine 137 Rickshaw Wines 173 Ricura Liquor 313 Ridge Cider Co. 644 Riondo 73 Risata Wine 91 River Pass Vineyard 141 Robert Hall Winery 156 Robert Mondavi Private Selection 108 Robert Mondavi Winery 92 Robert Oatley Vineyards 161 Robertson Winery 31 Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery 642 Rockford Brewing Co. 549R Rockwell Repubic 76 ROKU Wines 138 Ron Diaz Rum 313 Root: 1 Wines 52 Rosatello Wines 49 Rove Estate Vineyard 199 Royal Bee 179 Royal City Wine Elite Collection Ruffino Italian Wines 93 Rum Haven 309 Rustenberg Wines 31

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Sable d’Azur 44 Saint Clair Vineyard & Winery 127 Saint Hillaire Vineyard 59 Samuel Smith Brewery 513 San Antonio Winery 168 Sand Point Wine 66 Santa Carolina Winery 164 Santa Christina Winery 87 Santa Julia 183 Santa Margherita Wines 112 Sartori Di Verona 63 Saugatuck Brewing Co. 573 Sauza Spirits 185 Schaefer Cider Co. 645 Scheid Vineyards 153 533 Schmohz Brewing Co. Schoenheitz Wines 149 Scotto Cellars 151 Sean Minor Winery 32 Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery 34 Seghesio Family Vineyards 166 Senegence/Lipsense 407 Seven Daughters Wine 73 Seven Hills Winery 166 Shackleton Whiskey 309 Shady Lane Cellars 191 Short’s Brewing Co. 544 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 558 Silk Wine 328 Silver Palm Winery 103 Simi Winery 93 Simply Water II 41 Six.One.Six 200R Skeleton Wine 65 Skigirl Wine Collection 57 Slows Bar BQ 580R Smirnoff 511 Smith & Hook Winery 142 Smithfield Foods 610 Smithwick’s & Sons Beer 510 Social Sparkling Wine 55 Soleil Wine 61 Soul Squeeze Cellars 635 Speri Wines 33 Spiked Seltzer 599 Spoken Barrel Wines 155 Spring Valley Vineyard Elite Collection St. Julian Winery & Distillery 26, 639, 325 St. Killian’s 568 Starcut Cider 544 Starling Castle Wine 91 Stave & Steel Winery 75 Ste. Michelle Wine Estates 122-123 Stella Artois 590 Stella Rosa Wines 168 Sterling Vitners 68 Stone Brewing Co. 565 Stormcloud Brewing Co. 588

Sundance Grill Sur Valles Wine Group Sutter Home Winery

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Tabor Hill Winery Tacos El Cunado Taj Mahal Wines Talbott Vineyards Tamales Mary Tanglewood Winery Temperance Distilling Co. Tenet Wines Tequila Paloma Terra d’Oro Winery Terrabianca Winery Terrapin Beer Co. The Glove Apparel The Gluten Free Bar The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck The Nut Shell The Prisoner Wine Co. The Rule Wine The Seeker Wines The Show The Walking Dead Wines Thornapple Brewing Co. Three Thieves Wine Tito’s Handmade Vodka Toasted Head Winery Tom Gore Vineyards Torchbearer Vineyards Torres Pazo das Bruxas Tosti Wines Trail Point Brewing Co. Trapiche Wines Traverse City Tourism Tri City Brewing Co. Trinchero Family Estates True Grit Wines Trump Winery Two Angels Wines

77 56 78 25, 340 343 524 118 590R 27 328 122 184 133 33 556 560 301 120R 580 92 169 101 79 102 582 78 340 108 108 57 122 67 538 75 205 514 133 46 121 44

U

Ugly Sweater 58 Uncle John’s Fruit House Winery 638 Union Wine Co. 181 Uniquely Michigan, Under The Vines 440

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Valentine Bianchi Wines 44 Verterra Winery 194 Veuve Clicquot Cellars Elite Collection Vigneti di Voltare Winery 33 Vigneto 57 Vilmart et Cie Champage Elite Collection Vineyard 2121 22 Vintage Point 62 Vintage Restaurant 100R Virgil’s Vineyard 19, 537 Virtue Cider 646 Volunteer Wine 169 Voyage Juice Co. 424

W

Wagner Family of Wine 144 Waterloo Brewing 520 Waugh Cellars Elite Collection Wente Family Estates 43 West Side Beer Distributing 307, 590, 596-599, 646 Whispering Angel 162 White Pine Winery & Vineyards 22 Willakenzie Estate 39 Willamette Valley Vineyards 36 William Hill Estate Winery 118 Wither Hills Winery 141 Wyncroft Marland Wine 14

Z

Zabu Winery Zac Brown Wine Zundert

33 159 513


OFFICIAL WINE, BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL PROGRAM

2018 Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival

Product Listing by Varietal

Product List is as of October 1. Many beverages will be added. Visit GRWineFestival.com for updates.

DRY WHITE Albarino, Pazo Cilleiro, Rias Baixes Campo Orvieto, Santa Christina, Italy Chardonnay, 19 Crimes Hard, 2017, Australia Chardonnay, 45 North Vineyard & Winery, 2017, Unwooded, Leelanau Peninsula Chardonnay, American Vintners, 2016, The Oak, CA Chardonnay, Babich Winery, 2017, Classic, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand Chardonnay, Bandit, CA Chardonnay, Beach House Chardonnay, Bel Lago, 2016, Leelanau Peninsula Chardonnay, Black Stallion, 2016, Napa, CA Chardonnay, Bogle Vineyards, 2016, Phantom, Clarksburg, CA Chardonnay, Bogle Vineyards, 2017, Lodi/ Monterey/Clarksburg, CA Chardonnay, Bonterra, CA Chardonnay, Butternut, CA Chardonnay, Callaway, CA Chardonnay, Cambria, 2016, Katherine’s, Santa Maria Valley, CA Chardonnay, Carmenet Reserve, CA Chardonnay, Chalk Hill, Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Chateau Chantal, 2017, Old Mission Peninsula Chardonnay, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, 2016, Leelanau Peninsula Chardonnay, Cline Cellars, 2016, Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Clos du Bois, CA Chardonnay, Clos du Bois, Russian River, CA Chardonnay, Columbia Crest, Un Oaked, WA Chardonnay, Columbia Crest, WA Chardonnay, Concannon, CA Chardonnay, Concannon, Founders, CA Chardonnay, Cupcake, 2016, Butterkissed, CA Chardonnay, Dablon, Unoaked Chardonnay, Lake MI Shore

Booth 44 Booth 87 Booth 102 Booth 209

Booth 64 Booth 36

Booth 79 Booth 137 Booth 200 Booth 159 Booth 72 Booth 72 Booth 69 Booth 169 Booth 139 Booth 39 Booth 165 Booth 34 Booth 225 Booth 199 Booth 71 Booth 107 Booth 107 Booth 89 Booth 89 Booth 148 Booth 148 Booth 74 Booth 14

Tasters Guild Gold Medal Meijer carries this beverage

Chardonnay, District 7, Monterey, CA Chardonnay, Dreaming Tree, CA Chardonnay, Duckhorn Wine Co., 2015, Decoy, Sonoma, CA Chardonnay, Duckhorn Wine Co., Calera Central Coast Chardonnay, emBrazen, 2016, CA Chardonnay, Fat Gaucho, 2017, Argentina Chardonnay, Federalist, 2016, Sonoma Chardonnay, Ferrari-Carano, 2017, Sonoma, CA Chardonnay, Fetzer, CA Chardonnay, Foley Family, Banshee, Sonoma Chardonnay, Foley Family, Rickshaw, CA Chardonnay, Franciscan, 2016, Monterey/Napa County, CA Chardonnay, Franklin Tate, Margret River Chardonnay, Giesen, 2016, New Zealand Chardonnay, H3, WA Chardonnay, Hahn Family Wines, 2014, Monterey County, CA Chardonnay, Hahn Family Wines, 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA Chardonnay, Harken Winery, 2016, CA Chardonnay, Hawthorne Vineyards, 2016, Old Mission Peninsula Chardonnay, Hess Family Wine Estates, 2015, Napa, CA Chardonnay, Hess Family Wine Estates, 2015, Select, Monterey, CA Chardonnay, Imagery, 2016, CA Chardonnay, J Vineyard, Russian River/Sonoma County, CA Chardonnay, Jackson Family Fine Wines, 2014, Nielson, Santa Barbara Chardonnay, Jam Cellars, Butter, CA Chardonnay, Kendall Jackson, 2016, Vintner’s Reserve, CA Chardonnay, Kenwood, Six Ridges, Sonoma Chardonnay, Kenwood, Sonoma

Booth 138 Booth 49 Booth 113 Booth 113 Booth 102 Booth 58 Booth 73 Booth 157 Booth 69 Booth 173 Booth 173 Booth 93 Booth 31 Booth 161 Booth 88 Booth 142 Booth 142 Booth 156 Booth 225 Booth 132 Booth 132 Booth 75 Booth 118 Booth 103 Booth 167 Booth 39 Booth 171 Booth 171

Chardonnay, Kim Crawford, 2016, Un Oaked, Marlborough, New Zealand Chardonnay, La Crema, 2016, Sonoma Coast, CA Chardonnay, Lakegirl, 2015, Monterey, CA Chardonnay, Landmark, 2015, Overlook, Sonoma County, CA Chardonnay, LangeTwins Estate, Clarksburg Chardonnay, Macrostie, 2016, Sonoma Coast, CA Chardonnay, Maddalena, Monterey Chardonnay, Matchbook Wines, 2016, CA Chardonnay, Mc Manis, CA Chardonnay, Mer Soleil, 2016, Silver ‘Screw Cap,’ Monterey, CA Chardonnay, Mer Soleil, 2017, Reserve, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA Chardonnay, Moniker Wine Estates, 2016, LaRibera, Mendocino County, CA Chardonnay, Newman’s Own, CA Chardonnay, Neyers, 2015, Carneros Chardonnay, Oberon, Napa Chardonnay, One Hope Wine, 2017, CA Chardonnay, Paul Hobbs, 2015, Felino, Mendoza, Argentina Chardonnay, Paul Hobbs, 2016, CrossBarn, Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Picket Fence, Russian River Valley, CA Chardonnay, Rabble, Paso Robles, CA Chardonnay, Robert Mondavi, Bourbon Barrel, Monterey, CA Chardonnay, Rustenberg, Stellenbosch Chardonnay, Scheid, Ranch 32, CA Chardonnay, Scheid, Ryder, CA Chardonnay, Scotto Cellars, Anthony & Dominic, CA Chardonnay, Scotto Cellars, Rich & Creamy, CA Chardonnay, Sean Minor Winery, Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2016, Merf, Columbia Valley, WA Chardonnay, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2016, Patz & Hall, Sonoma Coast

Booth 155

Booth 39 Booth 57 Booth 182 Booth 66 Booth 141 Booth 168 Booth 111 Booth 148 Booth 144 Booth 144 Booth 46 Booth 79 Booth 133 Booth 172 Booth 81 Booth 83 Booth 83 Booth 38 Booth 149 Booth 108 Booth 31 Booth 153 Booth 153 Booth 151 Booth 151 Booth 32 Booth 123 Booth 123

Chardonnay, Sterling Vitners, CA Chardonnay, Sterling, CA Chardonnay, Sur Valles, Toro De Piedra, Chile Chardonnay, Talbott Kali, Monterey, CA Chardonnay, The Arsonist, 2014, CA Chardonnay, Three Thieves, CA Chardonnay, Toasted Head, CA Chardonnay, Tom Gore, CA Chardonnay, Trump Winery, 2016, USA Chardonnay, Vintage Point, Cascadian Outfitters Rose, Columbia Valley Chardonnay, Wente, Morning Fog, Livermore Valley Chardonnay, Wente, Riva Ranch Vineyard, Arroyosecco, Monterey Chardonnay, White Pine Winery, 2017, Lake MI Shore AVA Chenin Blanc, Clos de Nouys, Vouvray Demi-Sec, Loire Valley Chenin Blanc, Robertson Winery, Robertson, South Africa Edelweiss, Love Wines Winery of Ludington, MI’s Edelweiss, MI Fume Blanc, Robert Mondavi, 2015, Oakville, CA Garganega, Corte Giocobbe, Soave, Veneto Gruner Veltliner, Skeleton, 2016, Burgenland, Austria Palomino, Muscat, Cline Cellars, 2017, Farmhouse White, CA Pinot Blanc, Schoenheitz, Alsace, France Pinot Grigio & Chardonnay, Bel Lago, Blend, Leelanau Peninsula Pinot Grigio, 13 Celsius, 2017, Veneto, Italy Pinot Grigio, 14 Hands, WA Pinot Grigio, American Vintners, 2016, The Falls, CA Pinot Grigio, Bandit, CA Pinot Grigio, Barefoot Cellars, CA Pinot Grigio, Bota Box, CA

Booth 68 Booth 68 Booth 56 Booth 118 Booth 111 Booth 78 Booth 108 Booth 108 Booth 121 Booth 62 Booth 43 Booth 43 Booth 22 Booth 44 Booth 31 Booth 17 Booth 92 Booth 33 Booth 65 Booth 71 Booth 149 Booth 200 Booth 75 Booth 88 Booth 64 Booth 79 Booth 129 Booth 99


OFFICIAL WINE, BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL PROGRAM Pinot Grigio, C. Mondavi & Family, 2016, CA Pinot Grigio, Chateau Grand Traverse, 2017, Old Mission Peninsula Pinot Grigio, Chloe, 2017, Valdadige, Italy Pinot Grigio, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, 2016, Leelanau Peninsula Pinot Grigio, Crane Lake, CA Pinot Grigio, Crane’s Winery, 2017, MI Pinot Grigio, Danzante, 2016, Fruilli, Italy Pinot Grigio, Dark Horse Can, CA Pinot Grigio, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Lake MI Shore Pinot Grigio, Ferrari-Carano, 2017, Sonoma, CA Pinot Grigio, Hawthorne Vineyards, 2015, MI Pinot Grigio, Hayes Ranch, CA Pinot Grigio, Jermann, Italy Pinot Grigio, Latitude, Lila, CA Pinot Grigio, Mc Manis, CA Pinot Grigio, Noble Vines, 2017, CS Pinot Grigio, Robert Mondavi Private Selection, CA Pinot Grigio, Santa Christina, Italy Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita USA, 2017, Torresella, Veneto, IT Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita USA, 2017, Valdadige, IT Pinot Grigio, Scheid, Gifft, CA Pinot Grigio, St. Julian Winery, Reserve, Lake MI Shore Pinot Grigio, Sterling Vitners, CA Pinot Grigio, Three Thieves, CA Pinot Gris, Acrobat, OR Pinot Gris, Folie a Deux, 2016, Sonoma Coast, CA Pinot Gris, Oyster Bay, Marlborough Pinot Gris, Parducci Wine Cellars, 2017, Small Lot, Mendocino County, CA Pinot Gris, Rabble, Paso Robles, CA Pinot Gris, Schoenheitz, Alsace, France Pinot Gris, Union, 2015, Kings Ridge, OR Pinot Gris, Union, 2016, Underwood, OR Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley Vineyards, 2017, Willamette Valley, OR Riesling, 45 North Vineyard & Winery, 2016, Leelanau Peninsula Riesling, Charles Smith, 2016, Kung Fu Girl, WA

Booth 131 Booth 196 Booth 74 Booth 199 Booth 38 Booth 632 Booth 162 Booth 117 Booth 24 Booth 157 Booth 225 Booth 43 Booth 119 Booth 152 Booth 148 Booth 159 Booth 108 Booth 87 Booth 112 Booth 112 Booth 153 Booth 26 Booth 68 Booth 78 Booth 34 Booth 133 Booth 163 Booth 46 Booth 149 Booth 149 Booth 181 Booth 181 Booth 36 Booth 209 Booth 93

Riesling, Chateau Grand Traverse, 2017, Whole Cluster, Old Mission Peninsula Riesling, Chateau Ste. Michelle, WA Riesling, Soul Squeeze Cellars, 2016, Rapt, Old Mission, MI Sauvignon Blanc, 14 Hands, WA Sauvignon Blanc, Babich Winery, 2017, Classic, Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Babich Winery, 2017, Headwaters Organic, Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Beach House, Western Cape, SA Sauvignon Blanc, C. Mondavi & Family, 2016, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Callaway, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Charles Krug, 2016, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Chateau Souverain, North Coast, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Clifford Bay, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Decoy, 2015, Sonoma County, CA Sauvignon Blanc, District 7, Monterey, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Dreaming Tree, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Duckhorn Wine Co., 2015, Napa Valley, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Emmolo, 2016, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Lake MI Shore Sauvignon Blanc, Ferrari-Carano, 2017, Fume Blanc, Sonoma, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Franciscan, 2015, Napa County/Monterey County, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Frei Brothers, Russian River Valley/Sonoma, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Giesen, 2017, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Gnarly Head, 2017, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Imagery, 2017, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Infamous Goose, 2016, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, John Anthony, Estate, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Kenwood, Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc, Kim Crawford, 2017, Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Kim Crawford, 2017, Signature Reserve, Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Latitude, Lila, New Zeeland

Booth 196

Booth 89 Booth 635 Booth 88 Booth 36

Booth 36

Booth 137 Booth 131 Booth 139 Booth 131 Booth 117 Booth 34 Booth 113 Booth 138 Booth 49 Booth 113 Booth 144 Booth 24 Booth 157 Booth 93

Booth 127 Booth 161 Booth 159 Booth 75 Booth 101 Booth 167 Booth 171 Booth 155

Booth 155

Booth 152

Sauvignon Blanc, Layer Cake, 2017, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Maison Foucher, 2016, Les Glories Sancerre, Loire Valley, France Sauvignon Blanc, Mason Cellars, 2016, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Nobilo Icon, 2017, Awatare Valley Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Oberon, Napa Sauvignon Blanc, One Hope Wine, 2017, CA Sauvignon Blanc, O’Neill Vintners, 2017, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Oyster Bay, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Paul Dolan Vineyards, 2016, Potter Valley/ Mendocino County, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Pikorua, Marlborough, NZ Sauvignon Blanc, Prophecy, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Rickshaw, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Robertson Sauvignon Blanc, Root 1, 2016, Chile Sauvignon Blanc, Saint Clair, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Sand Point, Clarksburg Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Carolina, Reserva, Valle del Leyda Sauvignon Blanc, Sean Minor Winery, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2017, Villa Maria Private Bin, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Sterling Vitners, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Sterling, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Tom Gore, CA Sauvignon Blanc, William Hill Napa, Napa, CA Sauvignon Blanc, Wither Hills, 2017, Marlborough, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Zac Brown, 2017, UnCaged, North Coast Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc, 2015, White Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France Soave, Pieropan, Italy Spanish White, Torres Pazo das Bruxas Albarino, 2016, Rias Baixas, Spain Verdejo, Tinto Rey, 2017, CA Viognier, Hickory Creek Winery, 2017, Lake MI Shore AVA White Blend, Ava Grace, 2017, CA White Blend, Big House, CA White Blend, Chateau Grand Traverse, 2015, Mich Mash White, USA

Booth 82

Booth 117

White Blend, Cody Kresta Vineyard & Winery, 2017, White Cab Franc, Lake MI Shore AVA White Blend, Cogdal Vineyard Home of Littleman Winey, Charlie’s Choice, Lake MI Shore AVA White Blend, Conundrum, 2016, 25th Anniversary, CA White Blend, Murrita’s Well, The Whip White Blend, Livermore Valley White Blend, New Age, Argentina White Blend, Nine Iron, CA White Blend, Picpoul, 2017, France White Blend, Scotto Cellars, Rare Wines, CA White Blend, Ugly Sweater, CA White Blend, Vigneti di Voltare, Greco Fiano, Basilicata

Booth 173

SWEET WHITE

Booth 182

Booth 133 Booth 93 Booth 172 Booth 81 Booth 156 Booth 163 Booth 46

Booth 137

Booth 31 Booth 52 Booth 127 Booth 66 Booth 164 Booth 32 Booth 122

Booth 68 Booth 68 Booth 108 Booth 118 Booth 141 Booth 159 Booth 162

Booth 119 Booth 122 Booth 111 Booth 23 Booth 74 Booth 148 Booth 196

Chardonnay/Moscato, Sutter Home, CA Chenin Blanc, LangeTwins Estate, Clarksburg Classic Demi Sec, Tabor Hill, Lake MI Shore Gewurztraminer, Baroda Founders Wine Cellar, 2017, Lake MI Shore AVA Gewurztraminer, Fetzer, CA Gewurztraminer, Sutter Home, CA Moscato di Asti, Vigneto, Piedmont, Italy Moscato, 14 Hands, WA Moscato, Frontera, Moonlight, Chile Moscato, La Fiera, 2017, Italy Moscato, Luccio, Italy Moscato, Martin & Weyrich, 2016, Allegro, CA Moscato, Myx Fusions, USA Moscato, Oliver Winery, 2016, Vine Series, IN Moscato, Oliver Winery, Vine Series Cherry, IN Moscato, Peach, Myx Fusions, USA Moscato, Rosatello, Italy Moscato, Seven Daughters, 2015, Piedmont, Italy Moscato, Stella Rosa, Asti Moscato, Tabor Hill, Lake MI Shore Moscato/Sangria, Sutter Home, CA Pink Moscato, Barefoot Cellars, CA Pinot Blanc, Left Foot Charley, Old Mission Peninsula Pinot Grigio, Marland, Lake MI Shore Reisling, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Lake MI Shore

Booth 23

Booth 23

Booth 144 Booth 43 Booth 44 Booth 58 Booth 59 Booth 151 Booth 58 Booth 33

Booth 78 Booth 66 Booth 25 Booth 23 Booth 69 Booth 78 Booth 57 Booth 88 Booth 47 Booth 183 Booth 67 Booth 156 Booth 51 Booth 53 Booth 53 Booth 51 Booth 49 Booth 73 Booth 168 Booth 25 Booth 78 Booth 129 Booth 197 Booth 14 Booth 24


OFFICIAL WINE, BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Riesling, Barefoot Cellars, CA Riesling, Bel Lago, 2016, Select Harvest, Leelanau Peninsula Riesling, Bowers Harbor, Block II, Old Mission Peninsula Riesling, Chateau Chantal, 2017, Late Harvest, Old Mission Peninsula Riesling, Chateau Grand Traverse, 2016, Mich Mash, USA Riesling, Chateau Grand Traverse, 2017, Late Harvest, MI Riesling, Chateau Grand Traverse, NV, Outdoor Series — Waters, USA Riesling, Crane’s Winery, 2017, Late Harvest, MI Riesling, Dablon, Sweet Riesling, Lake MI Shore Riesling, Eroica, WA Riesling, Leelanau Cellars, 2016, Late Harvest, Leelanau Peninsula Riesling, Left Foot Charley, OMP “La Cabon” Medium Sweet, Old Mission Peninsula Riesling, Marland, Late Harvest, Lake MI Shore Riesling, Pacific Rim, 2015, WA Riesling, Reichgraf Von Kesselstatt, RK, Mosel Riesling, ROKU, Monterey, CA Riesling, St. Julian Winery, Reserve Late Harvest, Lake MI Shore Riesling, Starling Castle, 2016, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Riesling, Vineyard 2121, 2017, Lake MI Shore AVA Riesling, Willamette Valley Vineyards, 2017, Willamette Valley, OR Riesling/Moscato, Sutter Home, CA Semillon, Ferrari-Carano, 2013, Eldorado Gold, Dry Creek Valley, CA Traminette, Tanglewood Winery, MI Vidal Blanc, Fenn Valley Vineyards, 42 Ice Wine, Lake MI Shore White Blend, 45 North Vineyard & Winery, 2017, 45 White, Leelanau Peninsula White Blend, Bel Lago, NV, Leelanau Primavera, Leelanau Peninsula White Blend, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, 2016, Pacentro Leelanau Peninsula White Blend, Gravity, Traminette, Lake MI Shore AVA White Blend, Hawthorne Vineyards, Delish, MI White Blend, Leelanau Cellars, White Sangria, MI

Booth 129 Booth 200 Booth 197 Booth 225 Booth 196 Booth 196 Booth 196 Booth 632 Booth 14 Booth 89 Booth 195 Booth 197

Booth 14 Booth 63 Booth 32 Booth 138 Booth 26 Booth 91 Booth 22 Booth 36 Booth 78 Booth 157 Booth 27 Booth 24 Booth 209

Booth 200 Booth 199

Booth 23 Booth 225 Booth 195

White Blend, Left Foot Charley, Murmur, Old Mission Peninsula White Blend, Pine Ridge, Chenin Blanc-Viognier, CA White Blend, St. Julian Winery, Michcato, Lake MI Shore White Blend, St. Julian Winery, On the Town, Lake MI Shore White Sangria, Lolea, N1, CA

Booth 197 Booth 166 Booth 26 Booth 26 Booth 109

ROSE’ Barbera Rose, Day Owl Winery, 2017, CA Barbera, Leelanau Cellars, Tall Ship, MI Blend, Butternut, Central Coast Blend, JaM Cellars, Candy, CA Blend, Le Grand Courtage, Tres Chic, France Blend, Pasqua, 11 Minutes, Veneto Blush, Centine Rose’, 2014, Italian Blush, Germany Blush/Rose, Natura, 2014, Chile Dry Rose, Ferrari-Carano, 2017, Sonoma, CA Dry Rose, Nine Iron, CA Dry Rose, Zinfandel, Primitivo, Cline Cellars, 2017, Cline Cashmere, CA Grenache/Rolle, The Palm “by Whispering Angel,” 2017, Provence, France Malbec, Santa Julia, 2017, Oraganic, Mendoza, Argentina Petite Verdot, Rustenberg, Stellenbosch Red Blend, Hawthorne Vineyards, 2016, Old Mission Peninsula Rose, 12 Corners Winery, Blue Creek, Lake MI Shore AVA Rose, Ava Grace, CA Rose, Bandit, CA Rose, Benji, Provence, France Rose, Bota Box, CA Rose, Castello del Poggio, NV, Piedmonte, Italy Rose, Champs de Provence, 2016, Cotes de Provence, France Rose, Clos du Bois, CA Rose, Cloud Chaser, 2017, Cotes de Provence, France Rose, Copper Cane, 2017, Elouan, OR Rose, Cupcake, Sparkling, CA Rose, Dark Horse, CA Rose, District 7, Monterey, CA Rose, Dorsay, 2017, Cotes De Provence, France Rose, Duckhorn Wine Co., Decoy Rose, CA Rose, Fleur De Mer, Provence, France

Booth 156 Booth 195 Booth 169 Booth 167 Booth 174 Booth 164 Booth 63 Booth 63 Booth 157 Booth 58 Booth 71 Booth 162 Booth 183 Booth 31 Booth 225 Booth 23 Booth 74 Booth 79 Booth 149 Booth 99 Booth 154 Booth 91 Booth 107 Booth 65 Booth 143 Booth 74 Booth 117 Booth 138 Booth 74 Booth 113 Booth 127

Rose, Infinie, Provence, France Rose, KlinkerBrick, 2017, Lodi, CA Rose, Lattitude, Lila, France Rose, Lolea Rose, M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone, 2016, ‘Cuvee Belleruche,’ Rhone, France Rose, Maison Saleya, 2016, Cotes du Provence, France Rose, Malbec, Fat Gaucho, 2017, Argentina Rose, Merlot, Kim Crawford, 2017, Hawks Bay, New Zealand Rose, Mirabeau, Providence, Provence, France Rose, Mirabeau, Pure, Provence, France Rose, Noble Vines, 2017, 515 Rose, CA Rose, One Hope Wine, 2017, CA Rose, Pinot Noir, Acrobat, OR Rose, Pinot Noir, Babich Winery, 2017, Classic, Marlborough, New Zealand Rose, Pinot Noir, Bowers Harbor, Sparkling Brut, Old Mission Peninsula Rose, Pinot Noir, Chateau Grand Traverse, 2017, Old Mission Peninsula Rose, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards, 2017, Whole Cluster Rose, Willamette Valley, OR Rose, Prophecy, France Rose, Rosatello, Italy Rose, Sable d’Azur, Provence Rose, Seven Daughters, CA Rose, St. Julian Winery, Social Butterfly, Lake MI Shore Rose, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2017, Erath, OR Rose, Sutter Home, CA Rose, The Seeker, 2016, Provence, France Rose, Trump Winery, 2017, USA Rose, Union, 2016, Underwood, OR Rose, Vintage Point, Cascadian Outfitters Chardonnay, Columbia Valley Sangiovese Rose, LangeTwins Estate, Lodi Scalabrone Rosato, Antinori, Italy Soft Rose, Oliver Winery, IN

Booth 149 Booth 158 Booth 152 Booth 109 Booth 73

Booth 101 Booth 58 Booth 155 Booth 137 Booth 137 Booth 159 Booth 81 Booth 34 Booth 36 Booth 197 Booth 196 Booth 36

Booth 117 Booth 49 Booth 44 Booth 73 Booth 26 Booth 123 Booth 78 Booth 101 Booth 121 Booth 181 Booth 62

Booth 66 Booth 87 Booth 53

DRY RED Blaufrankisch, Left Foot Charley, Benzie & Grand Traverse County Bordeaux Blend, LangeTwins, Midnight Reserve, Lodi

Booth 197 Booth 66

Brunello, Il Poggione, 2012, Brunello di Montalcino, Italy Cabernet Franc, Bouvet, Loire Valley, France Cabernet Sauvignon, 1865, 2016, Chile Cabernet Sauvignon, Allomi Vineyard, 2014, Napa, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Alta Vista Classic, 2015, Argentina Cabernet Sauvignon, Altus, Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, American Vintners, 2016, The Rock, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, American Vintners, Cask & Barrel Bourbon, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, American Vintners, The Rock Reserve, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Arrowood Knights Valley, 2014, Sonoma, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Bandit, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley Estate, Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Benziger, 2015, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Beringer, 2016, Bourbon Barrel, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Stallion, 2015, Napa, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Bogle Vineyards, 2016, Lodi/ Monterey/Clarksburg, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonterra, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Brady, Paso Robles, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Butternut, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, C. Mondavi & Family, 2016, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Callaway, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Canvasback, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Cardinale, 2014, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Casillero del Diablo, Chile Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus, 2014, Special Selection, Napa Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus, 2016, Napa Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Charles Krug, 2015, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau St Jean, 2014, Cinq Cepages, Sonoma, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Cold Creek, WA Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Indian Wells, WA Cabernet Sauvignon, Chloe, 2015, CA

Elite Collection Booth 101 Booth 162 Booth 132 Booth 101 Booth 34 Booth 64 Booth 64 Booth 64 Booth 103 Booth 79 Booth 163 Booth 59 Booth 59 Booth 159 Booth 72 Booth 69 Booth 38 Booth 169 Booth 131 Booth 139 Booth 113 Elite Collection Booth 47 Booth 144

Booth 144 Booth 131 Elite Collection Booth 89 Booth 89 Booth 74


OFFICIAL WINE, BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos du Bois, Alexander Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos du Bois, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Crest, WA Cabernet Sauvignon, Concannon, Founders, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Concha Y Toro, 2015, Don Melchor, Chile Cabernet Sauvignon, Copper Cane, 2016, Napa Quilt, Napa Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Cuttings, 2016, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Dablon, Lake MI Shore Cabernet Sauvignon, Decoy, 2014, Sonoma Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Creek, Gravelly Meadow, Napa, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Cuttings, 2016, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, District 7, Monterey, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Double Canyon, Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Dreaming Tree, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, emBrazen, 2016, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Farm Napa Valley, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Fat Gaucho, 2016, Argentina Cabernet Sauvignon, Federalist, 2015, Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon, Finca Las Moras, 2016, Bourbon Barrel Aged, Argentina Cabernet Sauvignon, Franciscan, 2016, Napa Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Franklin Tate, Merlot Estate, Margret River Cabernet Sauvignon, Freemark Abbey, 2013, Rutherford, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Freemark Abbey, 2014, Napa Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Gnarly Head, 2016, 1924 Double Black, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, H3, WA Cabernet Sauvignon, Hahn Family Wines, 2014, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Hess Family Wine Estates, 2014, North Coast, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Imagery, 2016, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Irony, Napa, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Jackson Estate, 2012, Hawkeye Estate, Sonoma, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Jam Cellars, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Jamieson Ranch, 2015, Double Lariet, Napa, CA

Booth 107 Booth 107 Booth 89 Booth 148 Elite Collection Booth 143 Booth 92 Booth 14 Booth 113 Elite Collection Booth 92 Booth 138 Booth 166 Booth 49 Booth 102 Booth 167 Booth 58 Booth 73 Booth 91 Booth 93 Booth 31 Elite Collection Booth 103 Booth 159 Booth 88 Booth 142 Booth 132 Booth 75 Booth 99 Elite Collection Booth 167 Booth 59

Cabernet Sauvignon, Justin, 2015, Paso Robles, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Kendall Jackson, 2014, Grand Reserve, Sonoma, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, KlinkerBrick, 2015, Lodi, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Kobalt Wines, 2014, Napa Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, LangeTwins Estate, Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon, Layer Cake, 2016, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Maddalena, Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, Matchbook Wines, 2016, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Moniker Wine Estates, 2016, Mendocino County, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder, 2015, Napa Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Natura, 2014, Chile Cabernet Sauvignon, Newman’s Own, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Nine Hats, 2016, Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Niner, Paso Robles, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Noble Vines, 2015, 337, Lodi, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville East, 2014, East Exposure, Oakville, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville East, 2015, East Core, Oakville, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, One Hope Wine, 2016, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Parducci Wine Cellars, 2015, Small Lot, Mendocino County, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Paul Hobbs, 2014, Crossbarn, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Paul Hobbs, 2015, Bramare, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina Cabernet Sauvignon, Paul Hobbs, 2015, Felino, Mendoza, Argentina Cabernet Sauvignon, Pine Ridge, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Quilceda Creek, 2012, CRV, Columbia Valley, WA Cabernet Sauvignon, Rabble, Paso Robles, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Ravage, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, River Pass Vineyard, 2016, The Counselor, Alexander Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Mondavi, 2015, Napa Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Mondavi, Bourbon Barrel, Monterey, CA

Booth 182 Booth 39

Booth 158 Elite Collection Booth 66 Booth 82 Booth 168 Booth 111 Booth 46

Booth 92 Booth 63 Booth 79 Booth 62 Booth 38 Booth 159 Booth 57 Booth 57 Booth 81 Booth 46

Booth 83 Booth 83

Booth 83 Booth 166 Elite Collection Booth 149 Booth 49 Booth 141

Booth 92 Booth 108

Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Mondavi, Private Selection, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Oatley, 2014, Margaret River, Australia Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson Winery, Robertson, South Africa Cabernet Sauvignon, Root 1, 2015, Chile Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Carolina, “Reserva,” Valle de Cachapoal Cabernet Sauvignon, Scheid, Ryder, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Scotto Cellars, Rich & Spicy, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Sean Minor Winery, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sean Minor Winery, Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, Sebastiani, Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Palm, 2014, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Simi, 2015, Landslide Vineyard, Sonoma, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Smith & Hook, 2014, Central Coast, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Stave & Steel, 2014, Bourbon Barrel Aged, Paso Robles, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2016, Borne of Fire “The Burn” C, Columbia Valley, WA Cabernet Sauvignon, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2016, Intrinsic, Columbia Valley, WA Cabernet Sauvignon, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2016, MERF, Columbia Valley, WA Cabernet Sauvignon, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2016, Seven Falls Cellars, Wahluke Slope, WA Cabernet Sauvignon, Sterling Vitners, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Sur Valles, Puerto Viejo, Chile Cabernet Sauvignon, Sur Valles, Toro De Piedra, Chile Cabernet Sauvignon, The Luke, 2015, Wahluke Slope, WA Cabernet Sauvignon, The Rule, North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, The Seeker, 2015, Chile Cabernet Sauvignon, The Show, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, The Walking, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Three Thieves, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Toasted Head, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Tom Gore, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Torchbearer, 2016, Napa, CA

Booth 108 Booth 161 Booth 31 Booth 52 Booth 164 Booth 153 Booth 151 Booth 32 Booth 32 Booth 34 Booth 103 Booth 93 Booth 142 Booth 75

Booth 123

Booth 123

Booth 123

Booth 122

Booth 68 Booth 56 Booth 56 Booth 175 Booth 169 Booth 101 Booth 79 Booth 102 Booth 78 Booth 108 Booth 108 Booth 57

Cabernet Sauvignon, Trinchero Family Estates, 2013, Mario’s, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, True Grit Wines, 2016, Reserve, Mendocino County, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Trump Winery, 2015, USA Cabernet Sauvignon, Volunteer, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Waugh Cellars, Napa Valley, CA Cabernet Sauvignon, Wente, Charles Wetmore Vineyard, Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Wente, Southern Hills, Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon/ Cabernet Franc, Sur Valles, Potro De Piedra, Chile Cabernet Sauvignon/ Sangiovese, Frescobaldi, 2016, Blend, Tuscany, Italy Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah, Sur Valles, Toro De Piedra, Chile Cabernet, Banshee, Paso Robles Cabernet, Chateau Souverain, North Coast, CA Cabernet, Dos Almas, 2015, Maipo Cabernet, Ferrari-Carano, 2014, Alexander Valley, CA Cabernet, Kenwood, Cabernet Sonoma, Sonoma Cabernet, Kenwood, Six Ridges, Sonoma Cabernet, Louis M Martini, Napa, CA Cabernet, Mount Peak Sentinel, Sonoma/Napa, CA Cabernet, Oberon, Napa Cabernet, Rickshaw, CA Cabernet, Robert Hall, 2015, Paso Robles, CA Cabernet, Santa Julia, 2017, Oraganic, Mendoza, Argentina Cabernet, Spoken Barrel, 2015, #42, Columbia Valley, WA Cabernet, William Hill Napa, Napa, CA Carmenere, Casillero del Diablo, Chile Carmenere, Root 1, 2015, Chile Carmenere, Sur Valles, Puerto Viejo, Chile Carmenere, Sur Valles, Toro De Piedra, Chile Chianti, Antinori, Classico Reserva, Italy Chianti, Antinori, Marchese, Tuscany, Italy Chianti, Antinori, Tignanello, Tuscany, Italy Chianti, Santa Christina, Italy Chianti, Santa Margherita USA, 2015, Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy

Booth 133 Booth 46

Booth 121 Booth 169 Elite Collection Booth 43 Booth 43 Booth 56 Booth 162 Booth 56 Booth 173 Booth 117 Booth 154 Booth 157 Booth 171 Booth 171 Booth 127 Booth 127 Booth 172 Booth 173 Booth 156 Booth 183 Booth 155 Booth 118 Booth 47 Booth 52 Booth 56 Booth 56 Booth 87 Elite Collection Elite Collection Booth 87 Booth 112


OFFICIAL WINE, BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL PROGRAM Gamay Noir, Chateau Grand Traverse, 2016, Old Mission Peninsula Gamay, Hawthorne Vineyards, 2016, Old Mission Peninsula Garnacha, La Maldita, 2016, Spain Malbec, Alta Vista Classic, 2015, Argentina Malbec, Argento, 2016, Argentina Malbec, Barefoot Cellars, CA Malbec, Deutsch Family, 2016, Layer Cake, Argentina Malbec, Fat Gaucho, 2016, Argentina Malbec, Filus, Argentina Malbec, Finca El Origen, Reserva, Valle de Uco, Mendoza Malbec, Paul Hobbs, 2013, Bramare Malbec Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina Malbec, Paul Hobbs, 2014, Crocus L’Atelier, Cahors, France Malbec, Paul Hobbs, 2015, Felino, Mendoza, Argentina Malbec, Piattelli, 2016, Premium Reserve, Argentina Malbec, Piedra Negra, 2014, Argentina Malbec, Santa Julia, 2016, Reserve, Argentina Malbec, Skeleton, 2017, Mendoza, Argentina Malbec, The Show, Argentina Malbec, Trapiche, 2016, Medalla, Mendoza, Argentina Malbec, Valentine Bianchi, Mendoza Valley Malbec, Vintage Point, 2016, Mendoza, Argentina Marchese, Antinori, Marchese, Tuscany, Italy Meritage, Rodney Strong, 2014, Symmetry, Sonoma, CA Meritage, Spoken Barrel, 2014, #42, Columbia Valley, WA Meritage, Trump Winery, 2015, USA Merlot, American Vintners, 2012, The Hidden Cove, CA Merlot, Bogle Vineyards, 2016, Lodi/Monterey/ Clarksburg, CA Merlot, Callaway, CA Merlot, Charles Krug, 2014, CA Merlot, Charles Smith, 2016, The Velvet Devil, WA Merlot, Clos du Bois, Alexander Valley, CA Merlot, Columbia Crest, WA Merlot, Emmolo, 2016, Napa Valley, CA Merlot, H3, WA Merlot, Mc Manis, CA

Booth 196 Booth 225 Booth 59 Booth 101 Booth 161 Booth 129 Booth 82 Booth 58 Booth 38 Booth 164 Booth 83 Booth 83 Booth 83 Booth 154 Booth 182 Booth 183 Booth 65 Booth 79 Booth 75 Booth 44 Booth 62 Booth 87 Elite Collection Booth 155 Booth 121 Booth 64 Booth 72 Booth 139 Booth 131 Booth 93 Booth 107 Booth 89 Booth 144 Booth 88 Booth 148

Merlot, Menage a Trois, 2016, Lavish, CA Merlot, Northstar, Columbia Valley, WA Merlot, Oberon, Napa Merlot, One Hope Wine, 2015, CA Merlot, Robert Mondavi, Rum Barrel, Monterey, CA Merlot, Scheid, Ryder, CA Merlot, Seven Hills, Walla Walla Merlot, Sterling Vitners, CA Merlot, Sterling, CA Merlot, Sur Valles, Toro De Piedra, Chile Merlot, Wente, Sandstone, Livermore Valley Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Sterling, Napa, CA OV Zinfandel, Caricature, Lodi Pallazzo Della Torre, Allegrini, Italy Peppoli Chianti, Antinori, Italy Petite Sirah, Haraszthy, Bearitage, Lodi Petite Sirah, Matchbook Wines, CA Petite Sirah, The French Bar, 2015, CA Petite Sirah, True Grit Wines, 2015, True Grit Reserve, Mendocino County, CA Petite Sirah, Two Angels, Lake County Pinot Noir, 19 Crimes, 2017, The Punishment, S.E. Australia Pinot Noir, 60 Souls, Willamette, OR Pinot Noir, American Vintners, 2016, The Fog, CA Pinot Noir, Argyle, 2016, Willamette Valley, OR Pinot Noir, Babich Winery, 2016, Classic, Marlborough, New Zealand Pinot Noir, Balletto, CA Pinot Noir, Banshee, Sonoma Pinot Noir, Bel Lago, 2015, Leelanau County Pinot Noir, Bogle Vineyards, 2016, Russian River/ Monterey/Clarksburg, CA Pinot Noir, Bowers Harbor, Old Mission Peninsula Pinot Noir, Butternut, CA Pinot Noir, Calera, De Villiers CCOF, Mt. Harlan, CA Pinot Noir, Cambria, 2015, Julia’s, Santa Maria Valley, CA Pinot Noir, Carmel Road, 2016, Monterey, CA Pinot Noir, Chateau Chantal, 2017, Old Mission Peninsula Pinot Noir, Cline Cellars, 2017, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Concannon, CA

Booth 133 Elite Collection Booth 172 Booth 81 Booth 108 Booth 153 Booth 166 Booth 68 Booth 68 Booth 56 Booth 43 Booth 68 Booth 66 Booth 119 Booth 87 Booth 165 Booth 111 Booth 175 Booth 46

Booth 44 Booth 102 Booth 137 Booth 64 Booth 141 Booth 36 Booth 44 Booth 173 Booth 200 Booth 72 Booth 197 Booth 169 Booth 113 Booth 39 Booth 103 Booth 225 Booth 71 Booth 148

Pinot Noir, Copper Cane, 2016, Belle Glos ‘Clark & Telephone,’ Santa Maria Valley, CA Pinot Noir, Copper Cane, 2016, Belle Glos ‘Las Alturas,’ Santa Lucia Highlands, CA Pinot Noir, Copper Cane, 2016, Boen, Russian River Valley, CA Pinot Noir, Copper Cane, 2016, Elouan, OR Pinot Noir, Decoy, 2014, Sonoma County, CA Pinot Noir, District 7, Monterey, CA Pinot Noir, Domaine Berrien Cellars, 2016, Lake MI Shore AVA Pinot Noir, Domaine Serene, Evanstat Reserve, Willamette Valley, OR Pinot Noir, Dos Almas, 2015, Casablanca Pinot Noir, Ferrari-Carano, 2015, Sonoma, CA Pinot Noir, Giesen, 2016, New Zealand Pinot Noir, Hahn Family Wines, 2014, Monterey County, CA Pinot Noir, Hahn Family Wines, 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA Pinot Noir, Hartford Court, 2015, Russian River, CA Pinot Noir, Hess Family Wine Estates, 2016, Select, CA Pinot Noir, Hirsch, Raschen Ridge, Sonoma Coast, CA Pinot Noir, Imagery, 2016, Pinot Noir, CA Pinot Noir, Irony, Monterey, CA Pinot Noir, J Vineyard Black, Multi App Pinot Noir, Jargon, CA Pinot Noir, Kim Crawford, 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand Pinot Noir, La Crema, 2016, Monterey, CA Pinot Noir, Landmark, 2015, Overlook, Santa Barbara/Sonoma County, CA Pinot Noir, Layer Cake, 2016, CA Pinot Noir, Lincourt, Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir, Love, 2016, CA Pinot Noir, Mark West, Black, CA Pinot Noir, Mark West, Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir, Marland, Lake MI Shore Pinot Noir, Masut, 2015, Mendocino, CA Pinot Noir, Meiomi, 2016, CA Pinot Noir, Menage a Trois, 2016, Luscious,’ CA Pinot Noir, Napa Cellars, 2016, Napa Valley Pinot Noir, Nielson, 2014, Santa Barbara, CA

Booth 143

Booth 143

Booth 143 Booth 143 Booth 113 Booth 138 Booth 23 Elite Collection Booth 154 Booth 157 Booth 161 Booth 142 Booth 142 Booth 39 Booth 132 Elite Collection Booth 75 Booth 99 Booth 118 Booth 79 Booth 155 Booth 39 Booth 182

Booth 82 Booth 34 Booth 75 Booth 49 Booth 49 Booth 14 Booth 162 Booth 93 Booth 133 Booth 133 Booth 103

Pinot Noir, One Hope Wine, 2016, Pinot for Paws, CA Pinot Noir, O’Neill Vintners, 2016, CA Pinot Noir, Oyster Bay, Marlborough Pinot Noir, Parducci Wine Cellars, 2016, Small Lot, Mendocino County, CA Pinot Noir, Paul Hobbs, 2014, Alto Limay, Patagonia, Argentina Pinot Noir, Paul Hobbs, 2014, CrossBarn, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Picket Fence, Russian River Valley, CA Pinot Noir, Point North, OR Pinot Noir, Raeburn, 2016, Sonoma Pinot Noir, Rickshaw, CA Pinot Noir, Robertson, Fresh Burst Pinot Noir, Root 1, 2014, Chile Pinot Noir, Sand Point, Sand Point, CA Pinot Noir, Scheid, Ranch 33, CA Pinot Noir, Scotto Cellars, Anthony & Dominic, CA Pinot Noir, Sean Minor Winery, Central Coast Pinot Noir, Sean Minor Winery, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Six Ridges, Sonoma Pinot Noir, St. Julian Winery, Braganini Reserve, Lake MI Shore Pinot Noir, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2015, Erath, OR Pinot Noir, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2015, Patz & Hall, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2015, Villa Maria Private Bin, New Zealand Pinot Noir, Sterling Vitners, CA Pinot Noir, Sur Valles, Puerto Viejo, Chile Pinot Noir, Talbott Kali, Monterey, CA Pinot Noir, The Seeker, 2015, France Pinot Noir, Three Thieves, CA Pinot Noir, Union, 2015, Kings Ridge, OR Pinot Noir, Union, 2015, Underwood, OR Pinot Noir, Wente, Riva Ranch Vineyard, Arroyosecco, Monterey Pinot Noir, Willakenzie, 2015, Gisele, Willamette Valley, OR Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards, 2016, Estate, Willamette Valley, OR Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards, 2017, Whole Cluster, Willamette Valley, OR Pinotage, Barista, Coffee, Robertson

Booth 81 Booth 156 Booth 163 Booth 46 Booth 83 Booth 83 Booth 38 Booth 32 Booth 59 Booth 173 Booth 31 Booth 52 Booth 66 Booth 153 Booth 151 Booth 32 Booth 32 Booth 171 Booth 26 Booth 123 Booth 123 Booth 122

Booth 68 Booth 56 Booth 118 Booth 101 Booth 78 Booth 181 Booth 181 Booth 43 Booth 39 Booth 36

Booth 36

Booth 31


OFFICIAL WINE, BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL PROGRAM Proximo, Marquis Riscal, Spain Red Blend, 19 Crimes, 2015, The Warden’, S.E. Australia Red Blend, 19 Crimes, 2016, Uprising Red — Rum Barrel Aged, Australia Red Blend, 45 North Vineyard & Winery, 2017, 45 Red, MI Red Blend, 7 Moons, CA Red Blend, American Vintners, 2013, The Mission Cabernet/Merlot, CA Red Blend, American Vintners, 2015, The Bridge Syrah/Cabernet, CA Red Blend, American Vintners, Cask & Barrel, CA Red Blend, Anthology, Conn Creek, Napa Valley, CA Red Blend, Babich Winery, 2013, The Patriarch, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand Red Blend, Bacon, 2016, Syrah, Grenache, Mouvedre, Merlot, Petite Syrah, Central Coast, CA Red Blend, Barossa Valley Estate, GSM Blend, Barossa Valley Red Blend, Bel Lago, NV, MI Red Blend, Big Guy, CA Red Blend, Big House, CA Red Blend, Bogle Vineyards, 2014, Phantom, Lodi/ Amador/Clarksburg, CA Red Blend, Bogle Vineyards, 2016, Essential Red, Clarksburg, CA Red Blend, Bootleg, 2014, CA Red Blend, Bowers Harbor, 2896 Meritage, Old Mission Peninsula Red Blend, C. Mondavi & Family, 2015, Purple Heart Red, CA Red Blend, Caricature, Caricature, CA Red Blend, Carmenet Reserve, CA Red Blend, Chalk Hill, Estate Red, Chalk Hill Red Blend, Charles & Charles, 2015, Cabernet/Syrah, WA Red Blend, Chateau Chantal, NV, Naughty Red, Old Mission Peninsula Red Blend, Chateau Grand Traverse, 2015, Mich Mash Red, USA Red Blend, Chateau Suau, 2015, Bordeaux, France Red Blend, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, 2016, Cassie Red Batch #1, Leelanau Peninsula Red Blend, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, 2016, Dolcetto, Leelanau Peninsula

Booth 139 Booth 102 Booth 102 Booth 209 Booth 107 Booth 64 Booth 64 Booth 64 Elite Collection Booth 36

Booth 183

Booth 163 Booth 200 Booth 44 Booth 148 Booth 72 Booth 72 Booth 103 Booth 197 Booth 131 Booth 66 Booth 165 Booth 34 Booth 133 Booth 225 Booth 196 Booth 161 Booth 199

Booth 199

Red Blend, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery, 2016, Lee La Tage, Leelanau Peninsula Red Blend, Cline Cellars, 2016, Cline Cashmere, CA Red Blend, Conn Creek, Anthology, Napa Valley, CA Red Blend, Crane’s Winery, Montage, MI Red Blend, Dreaming Tree, CA Red Blend, Exitus Winery, 2016, Bourbon Barrel Aged, Santa Lucia, CA Red Blend, Fantini, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo Red Blend, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Capriccio, Lake MI Shore Red Blend, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Meritage, Lake MI Shore Red Blend, Ferrari-Carano, 2015, Sonoma, CA Red Blend, Foley Family, Banshee Red Mordicai, Sonoma Red Blend, H3, WA Red Blend, Hahn Family Wines, 2014, GSM, Central Coast, CA Red Blend, Hayes Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon, CA Red Blend, Hess Family Wine Estates, 2014, Hess Collection ‘Lion Tamer,’ Napa, CA Red Blend, Hess Family Wine Estates, 2014, Select Treo, CA Red Blend, Il Viziato, Rosso, Italy Red Blend, Joel Gott, 2015, Palisades, CA Red Blend, Kendall Jackson, 2015, Vintner’s Reserve, CA Red Blend, Killer Drop, 2015, CA Red Blend, Kuleto Estate, Frog Prince, Napa Red Blend, Lakegirl, 2014, Pontoon Red, CA Red Blend, Lawton Ridge Winery, AZO Red, Lake MI Shore AVA Red Blend, Layer Cake, 2016, Sea of Stones, Mendoza, Argentina Red Blend, Leelanau Cellars, Tall Ship, MI Red Blend, Leelanau Cellars, Witches Brew, MI Red Blend, Lemon Creek Winery, 2016, Meritage, Lake MI Shore AVA Red Blend, Marland, Cabernet Sauvignon-Franc & Merlot, Lake MI Shore Red Blend, Miner, Oracle Red, Napa, CA Red Blend, Monte Antico, Rosso, Tuscany Red Blend, Mount Peak Gravity, Mount Peak Gravity, CA

Booth 199

Booth 71 Elite Collection Booth 632 Booth 49 Booth 156 Booth 33 Booth 24 Booth 24 Booth 157 Booth 173 Booth 88 Booth 142 Booth 43 Booth 132

Booth 132 Booth 33 Booth 133 Booth 39 Booth 175 Booth 34 Booth 57 Booth 22 Booth 82 Booth 195 Booth 195 Booth 22 Booth 14 Elite Collection Booth 33 Booth 127

Red Blend, Murrita’s Well, The Spur, Livermore Valley Red Blend, Nine Iron, CA Red Blend, Niner, Paso Robles, CA Red Blend, O’Neill Vintners, 2016, Excursion, CA Red Blend, Opus 1, 2015, Napa, CA Red Blend, Paraduxx, 2013, Proprietary Red, Napa Valley, CA Red Blend, Pasqua, Passimento Rosso “Romeo & Juliet,” Veneto Red Blend, Piattelli, 2014, Grand Reserve, Argentina Red Blend, Ravage, CA Red Blend, Revival, 2014, #44, CA Red Blend, Ribshack, Ribshack Red, Western Cape, SA Red Blend, Robert Mondavi, 2014, ‘Maestro’ Red, Napa Valley, CA Red Blend, Root 1, 2015, Heritage, Chile Red Blend, Rustenberg, John X Merriman, Stellenbosch Red Blend, Sartori L’Appassione Ripasso, 2014, Italy Red Blend, Scheid, Stokes Ghost, CA Red Blend, Scheid, VDR, CA Red Blend, Scotto Cellars, Rare Wines, CA Red Blend, Sean Minor Winery, Nicole Marie Red Blend, Sebastiani, Gravel Bed Red, Sonoma Red Blend, Seghesio, Defiant, Sonoma County Red Blend, Skigirl, 2016, Wild Run Red, CA Red Blend, Smith & Hook, 2014, Proprietary Red, CA Red Blend, Speri, Ripasso, Valpolicella, Veneto Red Blend, Spring Valley, Uriah, Walla Walla, WA Red Blend, St. Julian Winery, Cock of the Walk, Lake MI Shore Red Blend, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2015, Seven Falls Cellars ‘Rapids,’ Wahluke Slope, WA Red Blend, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2016, Intrinsic, Columbia Valley, WA Red Blend, Sur Valles, Dissident, Chile Red Blend, Terrabianca, Campaccio Rosso, Tuscany Red Blend, The Arsonist, 2015, CA Red Blend, The Walking Dead, Blood Red, CA Red Blend, Tinto Rey Super Tinto Red, 2015, CA Red Blend, Ugly Sweater, CA Red Blend, Uriah, Walla Walla, WA

Booth 43 Booth 58 Booth 38 Booth 156 Elite Collection Booth 113 Booth 164 Booth 154 Booth 49 Booth 59 Booth 137 Booth 92 Booth 52 Booth 31 Booth 63 Booth 153 Booth 153 Booth 151 Booth 32 Booth 34 Booth 166 Booth 57 Booth 142 Booth 33 Elite Collection Booth 26 Booth 122

Booth 123

Booth 56 Booth 33 Booth 111 Booth 102 Booth 111 Booth 58 Elite Collection

Red Blend, Vintage Point, 2015, Nine Hats, Columbia Valley Red Blend, Vintage Point, 2016, Coup de Grace, Lodi Red Blend, Vintage Point, 2016, Educated Guess, North Coast Red Blend, Wagner Family of Wine, 2016, Conundrum, CA Red Blend, Zabu, Il Passo, Sicily Red Blend, Zac Brown, 2016, UnCaged, North Coast Red Blend-Dark, 7 Moons, CA Rioja Spanish Red, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 2015, Torres Altos Ibericos Crianza Rioja, Spain Roso Toscanna, Argiano, Italy Sangiovese, Banfi Cellars, 2013, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy Sangiovese, Castell d’ Albola, 2013, Chianti Riserva, Tuscany, Italy Sangiovese, Castello d’ Albola, 2014, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy Sangiovese, Frescobaldi, 2014, Tuscan Red, Tuscany, Italy Sangiovese, Montevertine, Le Pergole Torte, Tuscany Sangiovese, Santa Margherita USA, 2015, Sassoregale Sangiovese, Maremma, Italy Shiraz, Barossa Valley Estate, Barossa Valley Shiraz, Layer Cake, 2017, Barossa Valley, S. Australia Shiraz/Cabernet, Inkberry, 2016, Shiraz/Cabernet, Central Ranges, Australia Sirah, Bogle Vineyards, 2015, Clarksburg/Lodi, CA Syrah, Dablon, Lake MI Shore Syrah, Etienne Guigal, Chateau d’Ampuis, Cote Rotie, Rhone Valley, France Syrah, Karma Vista Vineyards & Winery, 2014, Lake MI Shore AVA Syrah, KlinkerBrick, 2015, Farrah, Lodi, CA Syrah, Matchbook Wines, 2014, CA Syrah, Royal City, Columbia Valley, WA Syrah, Tenet, 2014, Le Fervent’, Costieres de Nimes, France Syrah, Tenet, 2015, The Pundit,’ Coumbia Valley, WA Tannat, Bodega Garzon, 2016, Uruguay Tempranillo, Baron De Ley, Rioja Tempranillo, Bel Lago, 2015, American Tempranillo, Rabble, Paso Robles, CA

Booth 62 Booth 62 Booth 62 Booth 144 Booth 33 Booth 159 Booth 107 Booth 122

Booth 119 Elite Collection Booth 154 Booth 154 Booth 162 Elite Collection Booth 112

Booth 163 Booth 82 Booth 141 Booth 72 Booth 14 Elite Collection Booth 22 Booth 158 Booth 111 Elite Collection Booth 122 Booth 122 Booth 161 Booth 164 Booth 200 Booth 149


OFFICIAL WINE, BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Tinto Fino, Emilio Moro, Malleolus Sanchomartin, Ribera del Duero, Spain Tinto Fino, Emilio Moro, Malleolus Valderimero, Ribera del Duero, Spain Toscana Rosso, Antinori, Italy Toscanna Rosso, Santa Christina, Italy Valpolicella, Allegrini, Italy Zinfandel, American Vintners, 2015, The Pier, CA Zinfandel, Big House, CA Zinfandel, Bogle Vineyards, 2016, Old Vine, Lodi/ Amador County/Clarksburg, CA Zinfandel, Cline Cellars, 2016, Ancient Vines, Contra Costa Zinfandel, Cline Cellars, 2016, Old Vine, Lodi Zinfandel, Copper Cane, 2013, Beran, Sonoma, CA Zinfandel, Edmeades, 2014, Mendocino, CA Zinfandel, Federalist, 2014, Bourbon Barrel, Mendocino, CA Zinfandel, Frei Brothers, Dry Creek Valley/Sonoma, CA Zinfandel, Hahn Family Wines, 2014, Boneshaker, Lodi, CA Zinfandel, Haraszthy, Old Vine, Lodi Zinfandel, KlinkerBrick, 2015, Old Vines, Lodi, CA Zinfandel, LangeTwins, Centennial, Lodi Zinfandel, Layer Cake, 2015, Primitivo, Puglia, Italy Zinfandel, Merlot, Cline Cellars, 2016, Farmhouse Red, CA Zinfandel, Rabble, Paso Robles, CA Zinfandel, Renwood, 2015, Old Vines, Amador County, CA Zinfandel, Saldo, 2016, CA Zinfandel, Sean Minor Winery, Amador/Lodi Zinfandel, Seghesio, Sonoma County Zinfandel, Terra d’Oro, 2015, Deaver 100 Year Old Vines’, Amador Zinfandel, Torchbearer, 2016, Lodi, CA

Elite Collection Elite Collection Booth 87 Booth 87 Booth 119 Booth 64 Booth 148 Booth 72

Booth 71 Booth 71 Booth 143 Booth 39 Booth 73 Booth 127 Booth 142 Booth 165 Booth 158 Booth 66 Booth 82 Booth 71 Booth 149 Booth 161 Booth 92 Booth 32 Booth 166 Booth 133 Booth 57

SWEET RED Cabernet Franc, Inniskillin, 2015, ICEWINE, Ontario, Canada Classic Demi Red, Tabor Hill, Lake MI Shore Dessert Blend, Love Wines Winery of Ludington, Pumpkin Pie Spice, USA Dolce, Vigneto, Piedmont, Italy Frontenac, Tanglewood Winery, Frontenac, MI

Booth 155 Booth 25 Booth 17 Booth 57 Booth 27

Lambrusco, Medici Ermete I Quercioli ‘Dolce’ Lambrusco Reggiano, 2015, Emila Romagna, Italy Red Blend, 14 Hands, Hot To Trot Red Blend, WA Red Blend, 14 Hands, Stampede Red Blend, WA Red Blend, Bota Box, Nighthawk Black, CA Red Blend, Crane’s Winery, The Homestead, MI Red Blend, Frontera, Mid-Night, Chile Red Blend, Grand Traverse Select, NV, USA Red Blend, Love Wines Winery of Ludington, Chocolate Raspberry Cordial, USA Red Blend, Love Wines Winery of Ludington, Red in the Morning, MI Red Blend, Myx Fusions, Semi-Sweet, USA Red Blend, San Antonio, Cardinale, CA Red Blend, St. Julian Winery, Late Nights, Lake MI Shore Red Blend, St. Julian Winery, Sweet Revenge, Lake MI Shore Red Blend, Stella Rosa, Stella Black, Piedmonte Red Moscato, Barefoot Cellars, CA Red Sangria, Lolea, Sangria Lolea N2 Rich Red Blend, Barefoot Cellars, CA Sangria, Latitude, Mija, CA Sangria, Myx Fusions, Classico, USA Sangria, Myx Fusions, Tropical Sangria, USA Sangria, Oliver Winery, Classic, IN Sangria, Sutter Home, CA Soft Red, Oliver Winery, Lime, IN Soft Red, Oliver Winery, Porch Swing, IN Sweet Red, Barefoot Cellars, CA

Booth 101

Booth 88 Booth 88 Booth 99 Booth 632 Booth 47 Booth 196 Booth 17

Booth 17 Booth 51 Booth 168 Booth 26 Booth 26 Booth 168 Booth 129 Booth 109 Booth 129 Booth 152 Booth 51 Booth 51 Booth 53 Booth 78 Booth 53 Booth 53 Booth 129

SPARKLING Auxerrois, Bel Lago, 2017, Leelanau Peninsula Berry, Barefoot Bubbly, CA Blanc de Blanc, Belaire Luxe, Burgundy, France Blanc de Blanc, Trump Winery, 2015, USA Blanc de Blanc, Wagner Family of Wine, 2016, Conundrum Sparkling, CA Blanc de Noir, Chandon, CA Blanc, Moet, Dom Perignon, Champagne, France Brut Dundee, Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners, 2014, Argyle, Willamette Valley, OR

Booth 200 Booth 128 Booth 65 Booth 121 Booth 144 Booth 97 Elite Collection Booth 141

Brut Rose, Barefoot Bubbly, CA Brut Rose, Dark Horse Sparkling, CA Brut Rose, J Vineyard, CA Brut Rose, Korbel, CA Brut Rose, Krone, Tuldagh Brut, Barefoot Bubbly, CA Brut, Belaire Gold, Burgundy, France Brut, Blanc de Bleu, CA Brut, Chandon, CA Brut, Korbel, CA Brut, Krone, Borealis, Tuldagh Bubbled Chardonnay, Clos du Bois, CA Bubbled Rose, Clos du Bois, CA Champagne, Bollinger, Grande Annee Brut Rose, Vallee de la Marne, Champagne Champagne, LeClerc Briant, La Croisette Blanc de Blanc, Cote de Blanc, Champagne Champagne, Moet, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Gift Box, France Champagne, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve, France Champagne, Vilmart et Cie, Grand Cellier Brut NV, Montagne de Reims, Champagne Chardonnay, JaM Cellars, Toast Brut Sparkling (Methode Champenoise), CA Chardonnay, Le Grand Courtage, Le Grand Courtage Blanc De Bl, France Chardonnay, Malbec, Glera, Santa Margherita USA, Tuscany, Italy Concord, Leelanau Cellars, Great Lakes Red, MI Crisp Red, Barefoot Refresh, CA Crisp White, Barefoot Refresh, CA Cuvee, Dark Horse Sparkling, CA Cuvee, J Vineyard, CA Extra Dry, Barefoot Bubbly, CA Extra Dry, Korbel, CA Garganega, Moscato, Deor, 2016, Gold, Italy Glera, Castello del Poggio, Piedmonte, Italy Glera, Loal, NV, Italy Grand Mark, Tabor Hill, MI GrünerVeltliner, Bogeda Norton, NV, 101 Bubbles, Mendoza, Argentina Ice, Moet, Champagne, France Imperial/Brut, Moet, Champagne, France Merlot, Tai Rosso, Raboso, Deor, 2016, Pink, Italy Moscato Spumante, Barefoot Bubbly, CA

Booth 128 Booth 117 Booth 118 Booth 98 Booth 31 Booth 128 Booth 65 Booth 44 Booth 97 Booth 98 Booth 31 Booth 107 Booth 107 Elite Collection Elite Collection Elite Collection Booth 122

Elite Collection Booth 167

Booth 174

Booth 112 Booth 195 Booth 129 Booth 129 Booth 117 Booth 118 Booth 128 Booth 98 Booth 183 Booth 154 Booth 182 Booth 340 Booth 183 Elite Collection Elite Collection Booth 183 Booth 128

Moscato, Allure, CA Moscato, Lola, Italy Moscato, Risata, Sweet Red, Italy Moscato, Tosti, Italy Natural, Korbel, CA Nectar Imperial/Blanc, Moet, Champagne, France Nectar Rose, Moet, Champagne, France Peach, Barefoot Bubbly, CA Pink Moscato, Barefoot Bubbly, CA Pink Moscato, Risata, Italy Pinot Grigio, Barefoot Bubbly, CA Pinot, Chateau Bligny, Growers Champagne, Champagne, France Prosecco Slim, Bivio, Italy Prosecco, Astoria, Italy Prosecco, Banfi Products Co., 2015, Bolla, Italy Prosecco, Barefoot Bubbly, CA Prosecco, Canella, Veneto Prosecco, Chloe, Italy Prosecco, LaMarca, DOC Italy Prosecco, Riondo, Spago Nero, Veneto (Stelvin), Italy Prosecco, Santa Margherita USA, Torresella, Italy Prosecco, Santa Margherita USA, Valdobbiadene, IT Red Moscato, Barefoot Bubbly, CA Rose, Belaire, Provence, France Rose, Chandon, CA Rose, Le Grand Courtage, Le Grand Courtage Rose, France Rose, Moet, Dom Perignon, Champagne, France Rose, Ruffino, Italy Sangria, Florida Distillers, Capriccio Bubbly, New York Sangria, Florida Distillers, Capriccio White, USA Sangria, Florida Distillers, Capriccio, USA Semi-Dry Bubbly, Chateau Chantal, NV, Celebrate, Old Mission Peninsula Soft Red, Oliver Winery, IN Sparkling Blend, Poema, Brut Sommelier Reserve, Spain Sparkling Brut, Florinda, Cava Brut, Cava Spain Sparkling Brut, One Hope Wine, CA Sparkling Demi Red, Tabor Hill, Lake MI Shore Sparkling Demi Sec, Tabor Hill, Lake MI Shore Sparkling Fruit, St. Julian Winery, Sweet Nancie Peach, Lake MI Shore Sparkling Moscato, Risata, D’Asti, Italy

Booth 38 Booth 182 Booth 91 Booth 67 Booth 98 Elite Collection Elite Collection Booth 128 Booth 128 Booth 91 Booth 128 Booth 162 Booth 38 Booth 91 Booth 63 Booth 128 Booth 33 Booth 74 Booth 127 Booth 73 Booth 112 Booth 112 Booth 128 Booth 65 Booth 97 Booth 174 Elite Collection Booth 93 Booth 54 Booth 54 Booth 54 Booth 225 Booth 53 Booth 101 Booth 44 Booth 81 Booth 25 Booth 25 Booth 26 Booth 91


OFFICIAL WINE, BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL PROGRAM Sparkling Wine, Meiomi, North Coast, CA Sparkling, Saint Hillaire, France Summer Red, Barefoot Refresh, CA Sweet Bubbly, Chateau Chantal, NV, Bubbly Cherry, Old Mission Peninsula Sweet Rose, Korbel, CA White Blend, Leelanau Cellars, Winter White, MI

Booth 93 Booth 59 Booth 129 Booth 225 Booth 98 Booth 195

FRUIT WINE Apple Cider, Love Wines Winery of Ludington, Warm & Mulled MI Apple Cider Wine, MI Blueberry, Tanglewood Winery, Blue Blood, MI Blueberry, Tanglewood Winery, Blue Silk, MI Cherry Fortified Wine, Soul Squeeze Cellars, Crazy Carroll, MI Cherry Moscato, Tabor Hill, Lake MI Shore Cherry, Leelanau Cellars, Fruit Port, MI Coconut Pineapple, Luccio, Italy Coffee Bean, Love Wines Winery of Ludington, Carmel Coffee, USA Cranberry, Leelanau Cellars, MI

Booth 17

Booth 27 Booth 27 Booth 635 Booth 25 Booth 195 Booth 67 Booth 17 Booth 195

Elderberry, Love Wines Winery of Ludington, Midsummer Night’s Dream, USA Fruit Blend, Love Wines Winery of Ludington, Orchard Blush, MI Fruit Blend, Stella Rosa, Tropical Mango, Piedmonte Fruit, Lazy Ballerina Winery, 2017, Cranberry, Lake MI Shore AVA Lemon, Luccio, Italy Mango Mimosa, Soleil, USA Margarita RTD, Rancho Gloria, NA Orange Mimosa, Soleil, USA Peach, Luccio, Italy Pineapple Mimosa, Soleil, USA Prosecco, Canella, Bellini, Veneto Strawberry Margarita RTD, Rancho Gloria, NA Strawberry, Luccio, Italy White Blend, 45 North Vineyard & Winery, Sparkling Peach, NV, MI

Booth 17

Booth 17 Booth 168 Booth 22 Booth 67 Booth 61 Booth 165 Booth 61 Booth 67 Booth 61 Booth 33 Booth 165 Booth 67 Booth 209

SPECIALTY BEVERAGE Can Wine, Joia Spirit Sparkling, Cosmopolitan, USA Can Wine, Joia Spirit Sparkling, Greyhound, USA

Booth 91

Can Wine, Joia Spirit Sparkling, Moscow Mule, USA Can Wine, Social Sparkling Wine, Elderflower Apple, USA Can Wine, Social Sparkling Wine, Hibiscus Cucumber, USA Can Wine, Social Sparkling Wine, Pink Grapefruit Ginger, USA Can Wine, Social Sparkling Wine, Strawberry Rose, USA Can Wine, Social Sparkling Wine, Toasted Coconut Almond, USA Cherry, Silk Wine, MI Chocolate, Silk Wine, MI Country Cocktails, Jack Daniel’s, Berry Punch, USA Country Cocktails, Jack Daniel’s, Black Jack Cola, USA Country Cocktails, Jack Daniel’s, Cherry Limeade, USA Country Cocktails, Jack Daniel’s, Downhome Punch Can, USA Country Cocktails, Jack Daniel’s, Jack Apple, USA Country Cocktails, Jack Daniel’s, Lynchburg Lemonade, USA

Booth 91 Booth 55 Booth 55 Booth 55 Booth 55 Booth 55 Booth 328 Booth 328 Booth 536 Booth 536 Booth 536 Booth 536 Booth 536 Booth 536

Booth 91

Country Cocktails, Jack Daniel’s, Southern Peach Can, USA Country Cocktails, Jack Daniel’s, Watermelon Punch, USA Fruit Wine, Myx Fusions, Myx X Concord Wine, USA Hard Italian Soda, Bravazzi Hard Lemonade, Mark Anthony Brewing, Mike’s Mint, Silk Wine, MI Orange, Robinette’s, 2018, Chocolate Wine, MI Premium Malt Beverage, Smirnoff Smash, Cherry Lime, USA Premium Malt Beverage, Smirnoff Smash, Lemon Lime, USA Premium Malt Beverage, Smirnoff Smash, Peach Mango, USA Premium Malt Beverage, Smirnoff Smash, Screwdriver, USA Premium Malt Beverage, Smirnoff Smash, Strawberry Lemon, USA RTD, New Holland Spirits, Blueberry Lemonade, MI RTD, New Holland Spirits, Bourbon & Cola, MI RTD, New Holland Spirits, Holland Mule, MI Spice Nog, Silk Wine, MI

Booth 536 Booth 536 Booth 51 Booth 569 Booth 579 Booth 328 Booth 642 Booth 511 Booth 511 Booth 511 Booth 511 Booth 511 Booth 314 Booth 314 Booth 314 Booth 328

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OFFICIAL WINE, BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL PROGRAM Spiked Seltzer, Indian River Grapefruit Spiked Seltzer, Smirnoff Seltzer, Berry Lemonade, USA Spiked Seltzer, Smirnoff Seltzer, Cranberry Lime, USA Spiked Sparkling Seltzer, Smirnoff Seltzer, Raspberry Rose, USA Spiked Sparkling Seltzer, Smirnoff Seltzer, Watermelon, USA Spiked Seltzer, West Indies Lime Spiked Seltzer, Valencia Orange Spiked Seltzer, Ventura Lemon Vanilla Temperance Distilling, Vanilla, MI

Booth 599 Booth 511 Booth 511 Booth 511 Booth 511 Booth 599 Booth 599 Booth 599 Booth 328

CIDER OR PERRY 3rd Coast Peach, Meckley’s, MI Apple Cider, Forbidden Fruit Cider, Lake MI Shore Apple, Robinette’s, 2018, Heirloom Cider, MI Apple, Robinette’s, 2018, Hopped Cider, MI Apple, Robinette’s, 2018, MI Apple, Robinette’s, 2018, Orange Ginger Cider, MI Blueberry Vanilla, Blake’s Hard Cider, 2018, Night King, MI Blueberry Zinfandel Cider, Pacific Coast, CA Bone Dry Cider, Pacific Coast, CA Bourbon Barrel, Soul Squeeze Cellars, Prairie Poet, MI Bushwacker, Meckley’s, MI Caramel-Dry, Ridge Cider Co., Caramel Apple, MI Cherry Bomb, Meckley’s, MI Cherry Cider, Forbidden Fruit Cider, Lake MI Shore Cherry, Soul Squeeze Cellars, Boo, MI Cider, Crane’s Winery, Blueberry Hard Cider, MI Cider, Crane’s Winery, Cherry Hard Cider, MI Cider, Crane’s Winery, Semi-Sweet Apple Hard Cider, MI Cider, Crane’s Winery, The Nepotist Barrel Aged Dry Hard Cider, MI Cider, Farmhaus Cider Cider, MackJac Cider Cider, Starcut Cider, Mosa, Bellaire, MI Cider, Uncle Johns Cinnamon Spiced Apple Cider, Left Foot Charley, Cinnamon Girl Hard Cider, Northern MI Citrus & Hops-Dry, Ridge Cider Co., Squeeze, MI

Booth 630 Booth 639 Booth 642 Booth 642 Booth 642 Booth 642 Booth 643 Booth 631 Booth 631 Booth 635 Booth 630 Booth 644 Booth 630 Booth 639

Ghost Pepper/Blackberry, Soul Squeeze Cellars, Captain Hotpants, MI Habanero Mango, Blake’s Hard Cider, 2018, El Chavo, MI Hop, Soul Squeeze Cellars, Bot, MI Hopped Cider, 45 North Vineyard & Winery, Singletrack, Leelanau Peninsula Juniper, Soul Squeeze Cellars, Bip, MI Kombucha Cider, Thornapple Brewing, Broken English, MI Mango Muscat Cider, Pacific Coast, CA Mango Raspberry, Rekorderling, Sweden Pear & Elderflower, Blake’s Hard Cider, 2018, Grizzly Pear, MI Pear, Rekorderling, Sweden Pinot Grigio Cider, Pacific Coast, CA Raspberry/Grapefruit Hop, Blake’s Hard Cider, 2018, Fido, MI Raspberry-Dry, Ridge Cider Co., Raspberry, MI Semi Dry Cider, Starcut Cider, Pulsar Apple, Bellaire, MI Semi Sweet Cider, Starcut Cider, Octorock Apple, Bellaire, MI Semi-Sweet Cider, 45 North Vineyard & Winery, 45 RPM, Leelanau Peninsula Semi-Sweet, Blake’s Hard Cider, 2018, Flannel Mouth, MI Strawberries & Rose Hips, Blake’s Hard Cider, 2018, Rose, MI Strawberry Cider, Pacific Coast, CA Strawberry Lime, Rekorderling, Sweden Vanilla & Cinnamon-Dry, Ridge Cider Co., Porch Sittin’, MI

Booth 635

BEER

Booth 632

Alaskan Brewing Co. Arbor Brewing Co. Atwater Brewery Ayinger Brewery, Bavarian Pils, Germany Ayinger Brewery, Celebrator Doppelbock, Germany Beards Brewery, Cintranity, MI Beards Brewery, Luna Saison, MI Beards Brewery, Owlmadillo, MI Beards Brewery, Serendipity Porter, MI Bells Brewery Blatz, Lager, USA Brewery Vivant Cameron’s Brewing, Barley Wine, Early Bird Breakfast, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Booth 632 Booth 632 Booth 632 Booth 636 Booth 637 Booth 544 Booth 638 Booth 197

Booth 644

Booth 635 Booth 645 Booth 635 Booth 209

Booth 635 Booth 582 Booth 631 Booth 630 Booth 643 Booth 630 Booth 631 Booth 643 Booth 644 Booth 544 Booth 544 Booth 209

Booth 643 Booth 643 Booth 631 Booth 630 Booth 644

Booth 562 Booth 571 Booth 566 Booth 513 Booth 513 Booth 534 Booth 534 Booth 534 Booth 534 Booth 564 Booth 512 Booth 572 Booth 520

Cameron’s Brewing, Barley Wine, Where The Buffalo Roam, Oakville, Ontario, Canada Cameron’s Brewing, 2012 Vintage Barrel-Aged Deviator DoppleBock, Oakville, Ontario, Canada Cameron’s Brewing, The Obsidian Rum-Barrel Aged Imperial Porter, Oakville, Ontario, Canada Cameron’s Brewing, New Wood Brett Saison, Oakville, Ontario, Canada Carlsberg, Danish Pilsner Champale Malt Liquor, American Malt Liquor, USA Chang Beer, Pale Lager Cheboygan Brewing Co., Blood Orange Honey, MI Cheboygan Brewing Co., Blueberry Cream, MI Cheboygan Brewing Co., IPA #11, MI Cheboygan Brewing Co., Lighthouse, MI Clown Shoes Beer, Blaecorn Unidragon, MA Clown Shoes Beer, Clementine, MA Clown Shoes Beer, Galactica, MA Clown Shoes Beer, Mango Kolsch, MA Clown Shoes Beer, Space Cake, MA Constellation Beer Brands Ballast Point & Mexican Portfolios Crabbies, Ginger Beer Cranker’s Brewery, IPA, Ambrosia Honey Kolsch, Big Rapids, MI Cranker’s Brewery, Blood of Crank Blood Orange IPA, Big Rapids, MI Cranker’s Brewery, 131 New England IPA, Big Rapids, MI Cranker’s Brewery, Professor I.P.A., Big Rapids, MI Cranker’s Brewery, Dark Space Chocolate Porter, Big Rapids, MI Cranker’s Brewery, Fifth Voyage Coconut Porter, Big Rapids, MI Cranker’s Brewery, Red Ale, Bulldog, Big Rapids, MI Cranker’s Brewery, Red Ale, Not Your Kids Trixx TRIPA, Big Rapids, MI De Bocq Beer, Blanche, Belgium Deschutes Brewery, Imperial Porter, Black Butte XXX Reserve, Bend, OR Deschutes Brewery, Fresh Squeezed IPA, Bend, OR Deschutes Brewery, New England IPA, Fresh Haze, Bend, OR Deschutes Brewery, Black Butte Porter, Bend, OR Deschutes Brewery, Winter Ale, Jubelale, Bend, OR

Booth 520

Booth 520

Booth 520

Booth 520 Booth 568 Booth 512 Booth 524 Booth 522 Booth 522 Booth 522 Booth 522 Booth 532 Booth 532 Booth 532 Booth 532 Booth 532 Booth 578 Booth 568 Booth 546 Booth 546 Booth 546 Booth 546 Booth 546 Booth 546 Booth 546 Booth 546 Booth 513 Booth 589 Booth 589 Booth 589 Booth 589 Booth 589

Dogfish Head Brewing Co., Booth 547 Fruit IPA, Flesh & Blood, Milton, DE Dogfish Head Brewing Co., Booth 547 Imperial IPA, 120 Minute, Milton, DE Dogfish Head Brewing Co., Booth 547 Imperial IPA, 90 Minute, Milton, DE Dogfish Head Brewing Co., Booth 547 IPA, 60 Minute, Milton, DE Dogfish Head Brewing Co., Booth 547 IPA, Liquid Truth Syrum, Milton, DE Dogfish Head Brewing Co., Booth 547 Session Sour, SeaQuench Ale, Milton, DE Dogfish Head Brewing Booth 547 Co., White Ale, Namaste, Milton, DE Booth 563 Ellison Brewing Flying Horse Beer, Booth 524 American Lager Flying Monkeys Craft Booth 520 Brewery, Juicy Ass IPA, Barrie, Ontario, Canada Flying Monkeys Craft Booth 520 Brewery, Live Transmission Milkshake IPA, Barrie, Ontario, Canada Flying Monkeys Craft Booth 520 Brewery, SmashBomb Atomic IPA, Barrie, Ontario, Canada Flying Monkeys Craft Booth 520 Brewery, WonderStar Juniper Botanical Lager, Barrie, Ontario, Canada Flying Monkeys Craft Booth 520 Brewery, Manifesto Chocolate Milk Stout, Barrie, Ontario, Canada Booth 575 Founders Brewing Genesee Brewing Co., Booth 535 Cream Ale, NY Genesee Brewing Co., Booth 535 Ice, NY Genesee Brewing Co., Booth 535 Red Eye, NY Golden Eagle, Lager Booth 524 Golden Pheasant Beer, Booth 524 Bohemian Pilsner Booth 567 Grand Armory Brewing Great Lakes Brewing Co., Booth 545 Elliott Ness Amber Lager, Cleveland, OH Great Lakes Brewing Co., Booth 545 Belgian Wit, Holy Moses, Cleveland, OH Great Lakes Brewing Co., Booth 545 Dortmander Gold Lager, Cleveland, OH Great Lakes Brewing Co., Booth 545 Burning River Pale Ale, Cleveland, OH Great Lakes Brewing Co., Booth 545 Edmund Fitzergerald Porter, Cleveland, OH Great Lakes Brewing Co., Booth 545 Christmas Ale, Cleveland, OH Booth 569 Griffin Claw Brewing Co. Guinness, 200th Variety, Booth 510 Ireland Guinness, Blonde Lager, Booth 510 Ireland Guinness, Draught, Booth 510 Ireland


OFFICIAL WINE, BEER & FOOD FESTIVAL PROGRAM Guinness, Extra Stout, Ireland Harp Brewery, Lager, Ireland Honey Brown Ale Co., Honey Brown Ale, NY Karlovacko Beer, Bohemian Pilsner Kronenbourg Brewery Lagunitas Brewing Co., Double IPA, Super Cluster (Cans), Petaluma, CA Lagunitas Brewing Co., Imperial IPA, Hop Stoopid, Petaluma, CA Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, CA Lagunitas Brewing Co., Pale Ale, 12th of Never, Petaluma, CA Lagunitas Brewing Co., Pale Wheat Ale, Sumpin Easy (Cans), Petaluma, CA Lagunitas Brewing Co., Pilsner, Petaluma, CA Lagunitas Brewing Co., Strong Ale, Brown Shugga, Petaluma, CA Lagunitas Brewing Co., Wheat IPA, Little Sumpin Sumpin, Petaluma, CA Latitude 42 Brewing Leinenkugel-Blue Moon Lindemans Brewery, Framboise, Belgium Lindemans Brewery, Strawberry, Belgium Lomza Beer, Export Lomza Beer, Wyborowy Ludington Bay Brewing Co. Mitten Brewing Nebraska Brewing Co., Heffeweizen, NE Nebraska Brewing Co., IPA, NE Nebraska Brewing Co., Little Betty Imperial Stout, NE Nebraska Brewing Co., Pilsner, NE New Holland Brewing Co. New Holland Brewing, Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout, Dragon’s Milk, MI New Holland Brewing, Double IPA, Hoptronix, MI New Holland Brewing, New England Style IPA, Tangerine Space Machine, MI New Holland Brewing, Sour Ale, Sour Inc: Sour Stout with Cherries, MI New Holland Brewing, Brown Ale, Cabin Fever, MI New Holland Brewing, Oatmeal Stout, The Poet, MI Nickel Brook Brewing Co., The Cuvee Bourbon Barrel-Aged Reserve Ale, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Bolshevik Bastard Russian Imperial Stout, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Booth 510 Booth 510 Booth 535 Booth 524 Booth 568 Booth 542 Booth 542 Booth 542 Booth 542 Booth 542 Booth 542 Booth 542 Booth 542 Booth 560 Booth 557 Booth 513 Booth 513 Booth 524 Booth 524 Booth 574 Booth 576 Booth 534 Booth 534 Booth 534 Booth 534 Booth 579s Booth 579s Booth 579s Booth 579s

Booth 579s Booth 579s Booth 579s Booth 521

Booth 521

Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Café del Bastardo BBA Coffee Russian Imp. Stout, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Kentucky Bastard BarrelAged Russian Imp. Stout, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Winey Bastard Pinot Noir Wine BA Russian Imp. Stout, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Cucumber-Lime Gose, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Wicked Awesome New England Style IPA, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Nickel Brook Brewing Co., UnCommon Element Brett Pale Ale, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Nickel Brook Brewing Co., PineApple OR Peach Uber Berliner-Style Sour Weisse, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Sourere l Weisse, RaspBerry Uber BerlinerStyle Sour Weisse, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Old Nation Brewing, Sander’s Bumpy Cake Stout, Williamston, MI Old Nation Brewing, Double Espresso Brown, Electron Brown, Williamston, MI Old Nation Brewing, NE Double IPA, Boss Tweed, Williamston, MI Old Nation Brewing, NE Hazy IPA, M43, Williamston, MI Old Style, Lager, USA Orval, Trappist Ale, Belgium Pabst, American Adjunct Lager, Pabst Easy, USA Pabst, American Pale Ale, USA Pabst, Lager, USA Pabst, Pale Lager, USA Perla, Chimiellowa Perla, Mocne/Malt Perrin Brewing Co, Black Ale, MI Perrin Brewing Co, Draft, No Rules, MI Perrin Brewing Co, Draft, Roeselare, MI Perrin Brewing Co, IPA, 98 Problems, MI Perrin Brewing Co, Blackberry IPA, MI Perrin Brewing Co, Sessions Sour, MI Petoskey Brewing Co., Horny Monk, MI Petoskey Brewing Co., Minds Eye, MI Petoskey Brewing Co., Sparkle, MI Petoskey Brewing Co., Suicy IPA, MI Redd’s Apple Ale, Redd’s Wicked

Booth 521

Booth 521

Booth 521

Booth 521 Booth 521

Booth 521

Booth 521

Booth 521

Booth 543 Booth 543 Booth 543 Booth 543 Booth 512 Booth 513 Booth 512 Booth 512 Booth 512 Booth 512 Booth 524 Booth 524 Booth 583 Booth 583 Booth 583 Booth 583 Booth 583 Booth 583 Booth 523 Booth 523 Booth 523 Booth 523 Booth 555

Revolution Brewing Rockford Brewing Co, Ale, Rogue River Brown, Rockford, MI Rockford Brewing Co, Hot Chuck Ghost Pepper DIPA, Rockford, MI Rockford Brewing Co, Fruit Wheat, Pomegranate Weiss, Rockford, MI Rockford Brewing Co, Hoplust IPA, Rockford, MI Rockford Brewing Co, Lager, Malphs Premium Beer, Rockford, MI Rockford Brewing Co, NE IPA, Dogma Style, Rockford, MI Rockford Brewing Co, Butternut Spiced Ale, Rockford, MI Rockford Brewing Co, Sheehans Stout, Rockford, MI Samuel Smith Brewery, Nut Brown, England Samuel Smith Brewery, Organic Lager, England Samuel Smith Brewery, Winter Warmer, England Saugatuck Brewing Co. Schmohz Brewing Co., Amber Tease, MI Schmohz Brewing Co., Bonecrusher Stout, MI Schmohz Brewing Co., Hopknocker IPA, MI Schmohz Brewing Co., Tink, MI Short’s Brewing Co., Blonde Ale, Mule Beer, Bellaire, MI Short’s Brewing Co., Humalupaliscious IPA, Bellaire, MI Short’s Brewing Co., Lager, Locals Light, Bellaire, MI Short’s Brewing Co., Rye Fruit Beer, Soft Parade, Bellaire, MI Smithwick’s & Sons Beer, Ale, Ireland Stone Brewing Co. Taj Mahal, American Adjunct Lager Terrapin Thornapple Brewing, Belgian Dubbel, 2-Way, MI Thornapple Brewing, Many IPA, MI Thornapple Brewing, Pumpkin Spice Stout, Pumpkin Delight, MI Trail Point Brewing Co., Amber Ale, Michigamber, Allendale, MI Trail Point Brewing Co., Blood Orange Wheat, Doctor Peelgood, Allendale, MI Trail Point Brewing Co., Coffee Blonde Cream Ale, Perk Ya Later, Allendale, MI Trail Point Brewing Co., India Pale Ale, CIPApotamus, Allendale, MI Trail Point Brewing Co., Pale Ale, Hippies & Cowboys, Allendale, MI

Booth 577 Booth 549 Booth 549 Booth 549 Booth 549 Booth 549 Booth 549 Booth 549 Booth 549 Booth 513 Booth 513 Booth 513 Booth 573 Booth 533 Booth 533 Booth 533 Booth 533 Booth 544 Booth 544 Booth 544 Booth 544 Booth 510 Booth 565 Booth 524 Booth 556 Booth 582 Booth 582 Booth 582 Booth 538 Booth 538

Booth 538 Booth 538 Booth 538

Trail Point Brewing Co., Strong Ale, Henry Lee, Allendale, MI Trail Point Brewing Co., Toasted Coconut Brown, Toasted Brunette, Allendale, MI Trail Point Brewing Co., Wee Heavy, Kilt Klutcher, Allendale, MI Tri City Brewing Co., Cherry Torchon, MI Tri City Brewing Co., Giant Slayer, MI Tri City Brewing Co., Hell’s Half Mile, MI Waterloo Brewing, Lager, Grapefruit Radler, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Zundert, Belgian Tripel, Netherlands

Booth 538 Booth 538

Booth 538 Booth 514 Booth 514 Booth 514 Booth 520 Booth 513

MEAD Cider, B. Nektar, Raspberry Lemonade, Ferndale, MI Cyser, B. Nektar, Believe, Ferndale, MI Dragonmead Microbrewery Honey Mead, Oliver Winery, Oliver Camelot Mead Honey Wine, IN Mead, B. Nektar, Black Fang, Ferndale, MI Mead, B. Nektar, Zombie Killer, Ferndale, MI

Booth 548 Booth 548 Booth 561 Booth 53 Booth 548 Booth 548

SPIRIT OR LIQUEUR American Blended Whiskey, Temperance Brands, Davenport’s, MI Apple Brandy, St. Julian, Lake MI Shore Apple Vodka, Temperance Brands, 6th Element, MI Aquavit, Long Road Distillers, MI Aquavit, Long Road Distillers, MI Barrel Aged Gin, New Holland Spirits, Knickerbocker Barrel Age, MI Blueberry Liqueur, Long Road Distillers, MI Bourbon, American Fifth Spirits, MI Bourbon, Hotel Tango, Bravo Bourbon, Indianapolis, IN Bourbon, New Holland Spirits, Beer Barrel, MI Bourbon, Temperance Brands, Davenport’s, MI Brandy, St. Julian, Lake MI Shore Candy Cane, Temperance Brands, Liquor Whipped, MI Canned Cocktails, Cutwater, Cucumber Vodka Soda, San Diego, CA Canned Cocktails, Cutwater, Gin & Tonic, San Diego, CA Canned Cocktails, Cutwater, Lime Vodka Soda, San Diego, CA

Booth 328 Booth 325 Booth 328 Booth 530 Booth 530 Booth 314

Booth 530 Booth 335 Booth 326 Booth 314 Booth 328 Booth 325 Booth 328 Booth 330 Booth 330 Booth 330


Rockford Visit downtown Rockford for shopping, dining, and holiday festivities. HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17

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Saturday, December 1

SANTA AT THE PAVILION Weds., December 5 & 12

LIVE REINDEER AT THE PAVILION Wed. December 12

HOLIDAY CARRIAGE RIDES December 6, 7, 13, 14

Award winning olive oils and the finest balsamic vinegars. Specialty and Corporate Gifts available.

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VISIT ROCKFORDMICHAMBER.COM FOR EVENT DETAILS

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Canned Cocktails, Cutwater, Rum & Cola, San Diego, CA Canned Cocktails, Cutwater, Rum & Ginger, San Diego, CA Canned Cocktails, Cutwater, Spicy Bloody Mary, San Diego, CA Canned Cocktails, Cutwater, Tequila Paloma, San Diego, CA Canned Cocktails, Cutwater, Vodka Mule, San Diego, CA Canned Cocktails, Cutwater, Whiskey Lemon Tea, San Diego, CA Canned Cocktails, Miss Mary’s, Original Bloody Mary Canned Cocktails, Miss Mary’s, Spicy Bloody Mary Canned Cocktails, Monaco, Black Raspberry Canned Cocktails, Monaco, Blue Crush Canned Cocktails, Monaco, Citrus Rush Canned Cocktails, Monaco, Mango Peach Canned Cocktails, Monaco, Tequila Lime Crush Canned Cocktails, Monaco, Tropic Rush Canned Cocktails, Neuar, Premium Vodka Canned Cocktails, New Holland, BBN & Cola Canned Cocktails, New Holland, Blueberry Gin Lemonade Canned Cocktails, New Holland, Holland Mule Canned Cocktails, Sauza, Grapefruit Spiked Sparkling Tequila Canned Cocktails, Sauza, Lime Spiked Sparkling Tequila Canned Cocktails, Sauza, Mango Spiked Sparking Tequila Caramel, Temperance Brands, Liquor Whipped, MI Cherry Brandy, St. Julian, Lake MI Shore Cherry Liqueur, Long Road Distillers, MI Chocolate, Temperance Brands, Liquor Whipped, MI Citrus Vodka, Temperance Brands, 6th Element, MI Cocktail, Long Road Distillers, Aquavit Gimlet, MI Cocktail, Long Road Distillers, Jean Genie, MI Cocktail, Long Road Distillers, Last King Kong, MI Cocktail, Long Road Distillers, Polish Falcon, MI Cocktail, Long Road Distillers, Swipe Left, MI Coconut Liqueur, Rum Haven

Booth 330 Booth 330 Booth 330 Booth 330 Booth 330 Booth 330 Booth 331 Booth 331 Booth 184 Booth 184 Booth 184 Booth 184 Booth 184 Booth 184 Booth 331 Booth 185 Booth 185 Booth 185 Booth 185 Booth 185 Booth 185 Booth 328 Booth 325 Booth 530 Booth 328 Booth 328 Booth 530 Booth 530 Booth 530 Booth 530 Booth 530 Booth 309

Cordial, Hotel Tango, Lima Charlie Limoncello, Indianapolis, IN Cordial, Hotel Tango, Oscar Charlie Orangecello, Indianapolis, IN Cream, Heaven Hill, Carolans Irish Cream Liqueur Cream, Ricura, Horchata Domestic Cordials, Kinky, Aloha Dry Vermouth, Gallo, USA Flavored Gin, New Holland Spirits, Knickerbocker Blueberry Gin, MI Flavored Gin, New Holland Spirits, Knickerbocker Grapefruit Gin, MI Gin, American Fifth Spirits, MI Gin, Greyling Gin, Hotel Tango, Golf Gin, Indianapolis, IN Gin, Long Road Distillers, MI Gin, Long Road Distillers, Michigan Gin Gin, New Amsterdam Gin Gin, New Holland Spirits, Knickerbocker, MI Gin, St. Julian, Lake MI Shore Grapefruit Vodka, New Amsterdam Grapefruit Vodka Imported Cordials, IL Tramonto, Limoncello Liqueur, Heaven Hill, O’Mara’s Irish Crème Caramel Liqueur, Heaven Hill, O’Mara’s Irish Crème Mint Chocolate Liqueur, Heaven Hill, O’Mara’s Irish Crème Liqueur, Temperance Brands, Blue MF, MI Malt Whiskey, American Fifth Spirits, Signature, MI Nocino Liqueur, Long Road Distillers, MI Orange Liqueur, New Holland Spirits, Clockwork Orange, MI Peach Vodka, New Amsterdam Peach Vodka Peanut Butter Cup, Temperance Brands, Tolly’s, MI Peanut Butter Vodka, Temperance Brands, 6th Element, MI Raspberry Liqueur, Long Road Distillers, MI Rum, Hotel Tango, Romeo Rum, Indianapolis, IN Rum, New Holland Spirits, Freshwater MI Rum, MI Rum, Ron Diaz, Coconut Rum Rum, Ron Diaz, Spiced Apple Rum Rum, Ron Diaz, Spiced Black Cherry Rum Rum, St. Julian, Lake MI Shore Rye Whiskey, New Holland Spirits, Beer Barrel Rye, MI

Booth 326 Booth 326 Booth 312 Booth 313 Booth 313 Booth 308 Booth 314 Booth 314 Booth 335 Booth 308 Booth 326 Booth 530 Booth 530 Booth 309 Booth 314 Booth 325 Booth 309 Booth 313 Booth 312 Booth 312 Booth 312 Booth 328 Booth 335 Booth 530 Booth 314 Booth 309 Booth 328 Booth 328 Booth 530 Booth 326 Booth 314 Booth 313 Booth 313 Booth 313 Booth 325 Booth 314

Scotch, Dalmore, 12 yr. Scotch, Glen Moray, 12 year old Scotch, Glen Moray, Port Cask Finish Scotch Scotch, Glen Moray, Sherry Cask Finish Scotch, John Barr Scotch, Shackleton Single Malt Whiskey, New Holland Spirits, Zeppelin Bend Reserve, MI Single Malt Whiskey, New Holland Spirits, Zeppelin Bend, MI Straight Bourbons, Heaven Hill, Elijah Craig Small Batch Straight Bourbons, Heaven Hill, Larceny Bourbon Straight Corn Whisky, Long Road Distillers, MI Strawberry, Temperance Brands, Liquor Whipped, MI Sweet Vermouth, Gallo Tequila, Tequila Paloma Vanilla Spice, Temperance Brands, Tolly’s, MI Vanilla, Temperance Brands, Liquor Whipped, MI Vodka, American Fifth Spirits, MI Vodka, Heaven Hill, Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka Vodka, Heaven Hill, Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka, Heaven Hill, Deep Eddy Vodka Vodka, Hotel Tango, Victor Vodka, Indianapolis, IN Vodka, Long Road Distillers, MI Vodka, New Amsterdam, 80P Vodka, New Holland Spirits, MI Awesome, MI Vodka, St. Julian, Lake MI Shore Vodka, Temperance Brands, 6th Element, MI Wheat Whisky, Long Road Distillers, MI Whiskey, Hotel Tango, Indianapolis, IN Whiskey, The Dubliner, Irish Whiskey Wildfire, Temperance Brands, Davenport’s, MI

Booth 309 Booth 313 Booth 313 Booth 313 Booth 309 Booth 309 Booth 314 Booth 314 Booth 312 Booth 312 Booth 530 Booth 328 Booth 308 Booth 184 Booth 328 Booth 328 Booth 335 Booth 312 Booth 312 Booth 312 Booth 326 Booth 530 Booth 309 Booth 314 Booth 325 Booth 328 Booth 530 Booth 326 Booth 313

Booth 15, 311, 520 Booth 15, 311, 520 Booth 15, 311, 520 Booth 15, 311, 520 Booth 15, 311, 520 Booth 304 Booth 304 Booth 304 Booth 304 Booth 304 Booth 304 Booth 304 Booth 537 Booth 537 Booth 304 Booth 304 Booth 304 Booth 304 Booth 304 Booth 304 Booth 19 Booth 19 Booth 537 Booth 537 Booth 19 Booth 533 Booth 537 Booth 308 Booth 19 Booth 308 Booth 19

Booth 328

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES 120 N/A, Schmohz, MI Bloody Mary Mix, Brewt’s, Bloody Mary, MI Bloody Mary Mix, Jimmy Luv’s, Caesar Premium Blend, Milwaukee, WI Bloody Mary Mix, Jimmy Luv’s, Original Premium Blend Bloody Mary Mix, Milwaukee, WI Bloody Mary Mix, Jimmy Luv’s, Sneaky Hot Premium Bloody Mary Mix, Milwaukee, WI

Clear, Nestle Waters, Acqua Panna Spring Water, Italy Clear, Nestle Waters, Perrier & Juice, France Clear, Nestle Waters, San Pell Essenza, Italy Clear, Nestle Waters, San Pell SFBs Momenties, Italy Clear, Nestle Waters, San Pell Sparkling Water, Italy Cold Brew Coffee, Prospectors, Café Miel, MI Cold Brew Coffee, Prospectors, Extra Strength, MI Cold Brew Coffee, Prospectors, Mocha Cashew, MI Cold Brew Coffee, Prospectors, Original, MI Cold Brew Coffee, Prospectors, Raspberry Hazelnut, MI Cold Brew Coffee, Prospectors, Toasted Coconut, MI Cold Brew Coffee, Prospectors, Vanilla, MI Cream Soda, Virgil’s Extra Ginger, Reed’s Kombucha, Bloom Ferments, All Hopped Up, MI Kombucha, Bloom Ferments, Cascara, MI Kombucha, Bloom Ferments, Chai, MI Kombucha, Bloom Ferments, Ginger, MI Kombucha, Bloom Ferments, Jasmine, MI Kombucha, Bloom Ferments, Lavender Hibiscus, MI Merlot, Fre, CA Moscato, Fre, CA Original, Reed’s Premium, Reed’s Red, Fre, CA Root Beer, Schmohz, MI Root Beer, Virgil’s Soda, Canada Dry, USA Sparkling Brut, Fre, CA Tonic, Canada Dry, USA White Zinfandel, Fre, CA

Booth 533 Booth 323324 Booth 337 Booth 337

Booth 337

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