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The 411 in the 616: There’s Snow Place Like Home

There’s just snow place like home am I right? I can’t believe how much snow we got over the weekend and apparently more is on the way. Don’t let the snow and cold stop you from doing some fun things around Grand Rapids because there are some great events happening this week. Check out this week’s 411 in the 616 for a list of awesome events, local links and my latest obsessions. I hope you have a wonderful week and…

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The 411 in the 616: Finally February

I can’t believe it’s finally February this week! Where did January go? I don’t know about you, but waking up to this snow on a Monday morning really has me dreaming of spring and warmer weather. As you start…

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
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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…

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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
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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…

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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…

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2017 Gift Guide: For The Hostess

I’m sure you have quite a few holiday parties right around the corner so this gift guide for the hostess has you covered. These local gifts are great for the friend that loves to entertain, and a perfect way…