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The 411 in the 616: End of Summer Vibes

Hey Grand Rapids! I hope you had a wonderful weekend enjoying the fabulous weather and these end of summer vibes. If you haven’t checked out Restaurant Week yet make sure you make your reservations ASAP! If you need more ideas of things to do this week scroll down for some fun events, local links and of course my latest obsessions. Have a great week and don’t forget to us the hashtag #thegrguide on Instagram.

brown butter crepesEvents:


Head to Riverside Lounge with Hearts for the Arts on Monday, August 14 for Brushes & Brews and try some painting and drinks.


See the Team USA tryouts for the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education on Tuesday, August 15 from 10 AM – 6 PM.

Make your way to the GRAM for a Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, August 15 from 12-1 PM featuring tattoo artist Leo Zulueta.

Meet the board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids at Divani on Tuesday, August 15 from 4:30-7 PM to learn more about about the organization.

Enjoy some puzzles & pints at The Grand Rapids Public Museum on Tuesday, August 15 from 5-8 PM at the Mindbender Mansion.


Enjoy some yoga with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga at Richard App Gallery on Wednesday, August 16 from 6-7 PM.

If you love live music head to the Downtown Market for Music at the Market and enjoy food and drinks while listening to music on Wednesday, August 16 from 7-9 PM.

Ando Asian KitchenThursday:

Relax at Rosa with Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc and try food from local food trucks while enjoying music from May Erlewine ft. Max Lockwood & Michael Shimmin.

Grab your friends and check out Taste of East Grand Rapids on Thursday, August 17 from 5-8:30 PM. You can enjoy food from some of your favorite restaurants while walking around East Grand Rapids.

If you miss being a kid again head to Mangiamo! on Thursday, August 17 from 6-9 PM for the Big Kid Lawn Party. You can try beer, wine and hard cider while listening to live music and playing yard games like badminton, bags and a giant Jenga.

Cheers to sparkling wine with Peter Marantette at Reserve on Thursday, August 17 from 6:30-9:30 PM to try some different types of sparkling wine.


Join Perrin Brewing Co. for a Sour Soiree on Friday, August 18 from 4-8 PM featuring sour beer tastings.

Grab your friends and head to FireRock Grille on Friday, August 18 from 5-10 PM for the 4th Annual Beerfest featuring Michigan Craft Breweries.

Don’t miss Beers at the Bridge in Ada this Friday, August 18 from 6-9 PM for live music, beer, hard cider and tasty food.

Make the most of these summer nights with Movies in the Park featuring Remember the Titans and Pitch Perfect on Friday, August 18 from 6 PM – 12 AM.


Cheers to Creston Brewery celebrating one year from August 19-20! Join them for a street party featuring live music, a dunk tank, specials on food and drink and more.

Make your way to Urban Exchange from August 19-21 for their Epic Sale where everything is $5!

If you haven’t been to Schmohz Brewing Co. before stop by for their open house on Saturday, August 19 from 12-7 PM for music, beer tours and new beer releases.

Don’t miss Tribute on the Grand with Founders Brewing Co. this Saturday, August 19 from 2-10 PM for some yoga, food trucks, beer tent, and live music! Proceeds from the event will benefit Grand Rapids Whitewater.


Looking to try something new for brunch? Try the Food Truck Brunch at the Fulton Street Artisans Market with GR Loves Food Trucks on Sunday, August 20 from 11 AM – 3 PM.

Congrats to Evereve celebrating their 10th anniversary on Sunday, August 20 from 11 AM – 6 PM. Stop by to shop while enjoying sips and snacks.

Try some yoga with cats at Happy Cat Cafe on Sunday, August 20 from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Osteria RossaLocal Links:

I’m loving Liz Marie’s new office!

17 signs you grew up in West Michigan from GR Kids.

I can’t wait for the downtown movie theatre featured on the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

The Restaurant Week menu at Osteria Rossa

The shrimp pad thai at Ando Asian Kitchen & Bar

The cinnamon pecan waffle at Brown Butter Creperie & Cafe

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