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The 411 in the 616: Let’s Give Thanks

I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving this week! I wanted to take a moment to thank you for supporting The GR Guide this year by following on Instagram, the website or by leaving a kind comment. I really appreciate each one of you and this incredible city that continues to grow and inspire me each day. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family and take some time to rest and relax. With Black Friday and Small Business Saturday this week there are a ton of shopping events around Grand Rapids. Scroll down for this week’s 411 in the 616 and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Lunch New Hotel Mertens Grand RapidsEvents:


Don’t miss out on the Herman Miller holiday sale at A.K. RIKK’S from November 20-December 11 to save on some awesome furniture pieces.

Cheers to the release of Long Road Straight Rye Whisky and Long Road Nocino on Monday, November 20 from 4-11:59 PM at Long Road Distillers.

Learn hand lettering/calligraphy  at Light Gallery + Studio on Monday, November 20 from 6:30-9 PM.


It’s wine & design night with Posh Petals on Tuesday, November 21 from 6-8 PM where you can make beautiful centerpieces for your Thanksgiving Table!

Join Lets Play Grand Rapids at Cherie Inn for adult board game night on Tuesday, November 21 from 7-10 PM.

Grab your friends for movie night at Wealthy Theatre for E.T. as part of The Meanwhile film series on Tuesday, November 21 from 8-11 PM.


Head to The Sovengard for Big Beers in the biergarten from November 22-26.

Make your way to Gray Skies Distillery for their Wednesday Spirit Series on Wednesday, November 22 from 4-11 PM for some great specials.

Join A/B at The Winchester on Wednesday, November 22 from 9 PM – 2 AM for a DJ set and Thanksgiving Eve party.

Terra GR Happy Hour PizzaThursday:

Happy Thanksgiving!


Take advantage of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday by shopping at Fido & Stitch for your pet on November 24 and 25.

Start your Black Friday with brunch at Terra GR including a bloody mary, breakfast pizza, pork belly hash and more on Friday, November 24 from 10 AM – 2 PM.


Shop Small today for Small Business Saturday!

Did you hear Athleta is now open in Grand Rapids? Join Yoga Fever for some yoga to celebrate the Grand Opening on Saturday, November 25 from 8:30-9:15 AM.

Head to Everlasting Blooms for a holiday pop-up market on Saturday, November 25 from 9 AM – 4 PM for some holiday shopping.

Get your holiday shopping started at LAMB BRIDE on Saturday, November 25 from 12-7 PM with Fox Naturals, A/B and Iconclasp.


Need a Christmas Tree? Make your way to the Downtown Market now – December 10 to find the perfect tree or wreath for your home.

Donkey Menu Grand RapidsLocal Links:

I loved learning some MailChimp tips from The Bloom Workshop.

Six underrated chefs in greater Grand Rapids from EatGR.

I really want to make this roasted root vegetable salad with burrata from The Lemon Bowl for Thanksgiving.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

Seeing Wonder at Celebration! Cinema

Lunch at New Hotel Mertens

Guacamole from Donkey

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    November 20, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Donkey guac is the BEST!

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