When the owners of San Chez a Tapas Bistro were trying to choose a concept for their restaurant, they visited some of Chicago's premier eateries. They found themselves most taken with small-plate service and came back to Grand Rapids to execute the idea. More than 20 years later, San Chez has cemented itself as much more than an imitation of a big-city restaurant. The bistro has collected several commendations over the years, including awards from Grand Rapids magazine for Best Appetizers and Best Downtown Restaurant.
Part of its popularity is probably owed to the sheer extent of available dishes. There are the classic meat, seafood, and vegetarian tapas—including the popular fried plantains with avocado relish and jalapeno honey—plus multiple one-bite dishes, such as a single blue-cheese fritter with red-pepper aioli.
Breakfast is served daily, as is a children's menu perfect for kids tired of just eating glue. San Chez's chefs have even gone to the trouble of preparing separate menus for most major food allergies, including soy, lactose, gluten, nuts, and seafood.
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at The Bitter End Coffeehouse will do the trick.
The healthy menu items at The Bitter End Coffeehouse will leave you with a full stomach.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in The Bitter End Coffeehouse's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Get online for free courtesy of The Bitter End Coffeehouse's wifi.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back The Bitter End Coffeehouse is come-as-you-are.
Easy parking is accessible for The Bitter End Coffeehouse's diners.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of The Bitter End Coffeehouse.
At The Bitter End Coffeehouse, you can pay with any major credit card.
The Bitter End Coffeehouse has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
Night owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the coffee shop is open 24 hours a day.
When you need an energy boost, head on over to The Bitter End Coffeehouse and enjoy a delicious cup of Joe.
You'll love shopping at Martha's Vineyard's butcher shop and finding specially-prepared meats for you and your family in Grand Rapids.
Stock up on all of your deli favorites, such as salads, meats and cheese, at Martha's Vineyard and enjoy every bite.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Find quality, tasty, and affordable meats here and leave with enough meat for the whole week.
Choose from meaty and veggie favorites at Martha's Vineyard and munch your way through a tasty sandwich.
Whether you're a double shot of espresso or a jasmine tea, this place has you covered.
Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Martha's Vineyard is located near both options.
It's about time you treated yourself to a proper butcher when you visit Martha's Vineyard in Grand Rapids.
Get your coffee fix under control at The Sparrows in Baxter.
Families will feel right at home at this coffee shop with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
The Sparrows provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Getting online is easy with The Sparrows' free and convenient wifi.
Your group can sit comfortably at The Sparrows, a local restaurant.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this coffee shop.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the coffee shop.
With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a date at The Sparrows.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
The coffee at The Sparrows is fresh and flavorful, so head on over today and enjoy a taste of paradise.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We strive to source our ingredients locally and always provide fun and delicious flavor combinations for our cupcakes!
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
One of our most popular flavors is Almond Raspberry.
A tender Almond flavored white cake with sweet and tart Raspberry filling and light, fluffy Almond Buttercream.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
To provide our community with a place they can indulge in a Sweet treat while not worrying about what is in it or where it came from.
We use real, quality and whole ingredients and bake every single cupcake with care and love.
What do you love most about your job?
We love to see the joy in our customers faces when they taste our Scrumptious Treats!! It brings them back to a simpler time...I love being a part of that.
The candy kitchen's massive copper kettle predating World War II is certainly an eye catcher, but the nostalgic sights and smells of candy filling rows of white shelves is what overwhelms most people when they step inside Kilwins. For more than two generations, the original recipes of founders Don and Katy Kilwin have been used to handcraft more than 75 confections such as chocolates, caramels, and specialty fudge. Aside from some newer equipment, head candy cook Bill Hoffman and his team still abide by Don’s candy-making methods and use original equipment when possible. Inside the old-fashioned candy shop, a burnished copper-kettle-fire mixer fashions each piece of peanut brittle, a cold room solidifies almond-toffee crunch, and a manatee that swallowed a freezer still makes every sea-foam candy. In addition to candy, Kilwins has created more than 32 flavors of original-recipe ice cream since 1985 with farm-fresh rBHT-free milk and cream from Michigan farms.