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Local First challenges community to eat local | The Rapidian

Local First challenges community to eat local | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Local First, Grand Rapids area business advocate is challenging individuals to eat and spend local.
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New Hampshire bar owners lobby against ban on Founders Breakfast Stout

New Hampshire bar owners lobby against ban on Founders Breakfast Stout | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Bar owners are petitioning the New England state to reverse its ban on a popular Grand Rapids beer.
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What's On Tap: September 26-October 2 | The Rapidian

What's On Tap: September 26-October 2 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Check out this week's edition of What's On Tap to determine where to go to try some new fall brews and support local breweries.
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Rowster gets makeover | The Rapidian

Rowster gets makeover | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Rowster New American Coffee has a new look. The unveiling took place on Saturday with an open house.
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What's On Tap: September 25 | The Rapidian

What's On Tap: September 25 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
To help you decide where you'd like to support your local breweries this week, check out this full list of what's on tap around town and what events will be happening.
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Founders Brewing Co. reveals expanded taproom | The Rapidian

Founders Brewing Co. reveals expanded taproom | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Founders completes another phase of its $26 million expansion. This Monday, they unveil a larger taproom, kitchen, front porch, beer garden and company store.
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In Season: September 14, 2013 | The Rapidian

In Season: September 14, 2013 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Be sure to check out Fulton Street Market while the last of summer's bounty remains as fall goods take over!
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Discussion to continue on food trucks downtown | The Rapidian

Discussion to continue on food trucks downtown | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The Planning Commission will be considering a proposal in their public hearing on September 12 that will bring up the debate of food trucks again, this time in the area in front of the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
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Michigan's Best Brewery: Last call to vote for your favorite Grand Rapids breweries

Michigan's Best Brewery: Last call to vote for your favorite Grand Rapids breweries | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Polls close at 9 p.m. tonight.
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Tree Huggers grocery to close doors this Sunday | The Rapidian

Tree Huggers grocery to close doors this Sunday | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Package-free grocery and eco-friendly retail shop Tree Huggers will be closing its doors, going out with a farewell party on Sunday.
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sad to hear that Tree Huggers is going out of business. Those looking for another bulk place should try Nourish. Not sure about recycling though. And a coworker of mine loves his worm setup. Where else can you get those kinds of services?

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In Season: September 7, 2013 | The Rapidian

In Season: September 7, 2013 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
September has arrived and so have fall favorites! Come see what bounty fall has to offer at Fulton Street!
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In Season: August 31, 2013 | The Rapidian

In Season: August 31, 2013 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Stock your fridge for the last weekend of the summer! Stop by Fulton Street for the seasons freshest varieties.
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Brewery Vivant to introduce rare, limited brews at 3rd annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival | The Rapidian

Brewery Vivant to introduce rare, limited brews at 3rd annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Sample from a wide selection of Brewery Vivant barrel-aged beers at this year's Wood-Aged Beer Festival. While you drink your beer, tell The Rapidian your story at the story fort.
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In Season: September 28, 2013 | The Rapidian

In Season: September 28, 2013 | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The last weekend of September is upon us! Stop by Fulton Street this Saturday for the best selection of autumn goods.
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Gravel Bottom Brewery opens in Ada with five craft brews on tap, brewing supply store next door

Gravel Bottom Brewery opens in Ada with five craft brews on tap, brewing supply store next door | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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Michigan's Best Brewery: Our Top 10 list, plus the best newcomers, and more

Michigan's Best Brewery: Our Top 10 list, plus the best newcomers, and more | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
We visited 38 breweries over the course of 9 days to determine Michigan's Best Brewery. Now, here is our Top 10 list!
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Fresh, seasonal cuisine brings the best of Italia to Eastown's new Trattoria di' Stagione

Fresh, seasonal cuisine brings the best of Italia to Eastown's new Trattoria di' Stagione | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
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Harvest Party at Well House | The Rapidian

Harvest Party at Well House | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Well House is hosting a block party to celebrate the fall harvest.
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The Local Feed talks to Michael Crittenden about Reel Food | The Rapidian

The Local Feed talks to Michael Crittenden about Reel Food | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
WYCE’s The Local Feed talks to Michael Crittenden about local fish
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Planning Commission approves request to allow food trucks downtown | The Rapidian

Planning Commission approves request to allow food trucks downtown | The Rapidian | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
At the public hearing on September 12, the Planning Commission decided to allow food trucks near the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
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Michigan's Best Brewery: Founders takes top spot in Grand Rapids-area poll; see Top 10

Michigan's Best Brewery: Founders takes top spot in Grand Rapids-area poll; see Top 10 | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The Top 10 vote getters revealed.
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Southwest Michigan Harvest Fest

Southwest Michigan Harvest Fest | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
Wendy Leep Hammond's insight:

I went to this a few years ago. I'll be out of town this Sept 14, bummer! It's a lot of fun.

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Market Hall vendors selling out all week | WOOD TV8

Market Hall vendors selling out all week | WOOD TV8 | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
In just the first week, shops at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market Hall are selling out of products and already need to hire more help.
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Open this week: Osgood Brewing in Grandville and Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply in Ada

Open this week: Osgood Brewing in Grandville and Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply in Ada | Eat Local West Michigan | Scoop.it
The breweries announced their respective opening dates on social media: Thursday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. for Osgood and Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. for Gravel Bottom.
Wendy Leep Hammond's insight:

can't wait to go to Osgood, it's on my side of town!

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