Food & Drink

Popcorn Trail Mix Bars with Grand Rapids Popcorn

Did you know today is National Popcorn Day? To celebrate I’m featuring an easy recipe for popcorn trail mix bars with Grand Rapids Popcorn. Trust me you are going to love these bars that are quick to make and customizable to your favorite ingredients. I included some of my favorites into these bars including dried cherries, sunflower seeds and peanuts but you can edit this to what you prefer. I also really love the white salted popcorn from GR Popcorn,…

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Grand Rapids Butchers Union
Food & Drink

Best of 2017

Let’s recap some of the amazing places that opened in 2017. Looking back on last year we had some great additions to the restaurant scene and shopping. Here are a few of my favorite openings from 2017 and cheers…

The Southerner in Saugatuck Michigan
Events, Food & Drink

The 411 in the 616: Happy New Year

I’m back! I took a much needed break to reflect on some new intentions and goals for this new year, and I’m excited to show you what’s in store for The GR Guide. Thank you for your continued support…

Bagel Beanery Grand Rapids

The 411 in the 616: Winter Wonderland

After a week spent in Vero Beach, Florida it’s been a rough adjustment to all this snow and chilly weather (take me back to the beach). But, I can’t wait for a white Christmas and excited to spend time…

Ando Happy Hour
Food & Drink

Top 10 Happy Hours in Grand Rapids

Cheap drinks and delicious food? Um yes please! If you’re looking for some of the best happy hour spots in Grand Rapids I’ve got you covered. 1. Palio I can’t get enough of the Italian food (specifically the fresh…

Grand Rapids Downtown
Events, Shopping

The 411 in the 616: Merry & Bright

It’s truly starting to feel like winter with our first snowfall last week in Grand Rapids. And even though I’m not a huge fan of snow I’m taking it all in this season and enjoying the snow covered trees,…

Gift Guide for Girls

2017 Gift Guide: For Her

The last gift guide is for the ladies! If you still need gifts for your mom, grandma, sister, or best friend these are some of my top picks from local Michigan boutiques. Leland Gal ditty bag /6.25 Paper print…


2017 Gift Guide: For Him

Let’s be honest – shopping for guys is tough. Trying to guess what they want or what size they wear isn’t easy. Thankfully I’ve got some great ideas (approved by Cory) for the men in your life. The best…

sunset winter michigan
Events, Shopping

The 411 in the 616: Hello December

Better late than never right? The 411 in the 616 took a back seat this past weekend after a getaway to Chicago – my other favorite city. It was great to enjoy the mild December weather to get some…

Kids Gift Guide

2017 Gift Guide: For Kids

Need a gift for your kids, nieces or nephews? I’ve got you covered today with the kids gift guide featuring items from local Michigan boutiques. This gift guide has everything from clothes to toys to books that kids will…