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Ever been to "The Bitter End" Coffee Shop

Ever been to "The Bitter End" Coffee Shop

I love my coffee. 

I love supporting local establishments even more. 

There's a place that I've only been to a couple of times and after reading more about its history on Facebook,  I need to go in more. (Apparently this place is located in a 100 year old bank)

It's called "The Bitter End" and it's one of those 24 hour coffee shops featuring Fair Trade/Organic coffees, 100 flavors of creative smoothies & sodas, as well as delicious sweets. 

It's close GVSU downtown and you can learn more about "The Bitter End Coffeehouse" here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/the-bitter-end-coffeehouse/138037362061



No more "finger lickin' good" on Fulton

No more "finger lickin' good" on Fulton

I was really really craving some extra crispy KFC before our station hosts its internal "Biggest Loser Challenge" in ten days. 

But it wasn't meant to be. 

I pulled up to what USED to house the KFC on Fulton Avenue and the signs are gone!

The entire store is empty and now my stomach is too. 

So, if you're like me and craving some KFC & the cute and yummy parfaits they serve for dessert, you're gonna have to find somewhere to else to get your fill on the Westside. 

By the way, there's no signage either detailing what plans on taking up this space. 

A surprisingly yummy treat

A surprisingly yummy treat

When I like to partake in some beverages, I head to Putt's.

It's one of my favorite Westside bars.

The service is THE BEST w/Susie, Aron, Skinny & all.

PLUS, they recently got a fryer.

(I like to eat ... a lot.)

So the other night, I ordered something that looked like chicken nuggets.

But guess what?

Didn't taste like chicken at all...

The wonderful surprisingly yummy treat? Fried mac and cheese.

Heaven in my mouth.

So next time you're there, tell 'em I raved about it.



Sandy’s Doughnuts…You’ve been warned.

Sandy’s Doughnuts…You’ve been warned.

All right Grand Rapids, consider yourself warned for not telling me about Sandy’s Donuts, thats one. Don’t let it happen again.

Sandy’s Donuts
2040 Leonard Street Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-3828
(616) 453-4259

How did I seriously not know about this place. Old School Donut at its best. I am a frequent visitor to some of the other area shops, but the Sandy’s Donuts experience it completely new to me, and I loved it. It had a kind of Stan Mikita’s thing going on minis Ed O’Neill as Glen, and the giant hockey player on the roof and the crazy drive thru..okay so it is nothing like Stan Mikita’s but wouldn’t that be sweet.

Hanging out on … the West Side

Hanging out on … the West Side

Written by Steven G. de Polo

Look west across the Grand River. That blasted patch of crumbling asphalt, broken promises and yellowish haze supports a primitive culture that worships the twin gods of Jager and Rumple Minze. This ain't your grandpa's post-apocalyptic nightmare. It's the Beirut of West Michigan. I began my visit by putting on a leather thong, leather pants, leather shirt and leather do-rag, stuck a Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife between my teeth, taped an Adderall to my forehead, jumped in my 84 Monte Carlo SS and headed to the Westside. Welcome to the thunderdome, my pets.

Big Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

Big  Top Juice Ball 2011 is January 8 in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- Juice Ball returns to West Michigan on Saturday, January 8th.  The proceeds from the fundraising event go to the Juice Ball fund at Kids' Food Basket which provides meals for needy children.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. The first Juice Ball was held last year at the same location with a school lunch lady theme.  This year the International Ballroom will be transformed into a big top circus. 

Guests are encouraged to dress up in circus themed costumes.  They will find carnival games, food booths, a cash bar, face painting, as well as music and entertainment. 

Admission is charged.  Click here to get more information from the event website.

Local restaurant opens new location downtown

Local restaurant opens new location downtown

Taco Boy is a locally owned restaurant in the Grand Rapids area since 1967. Tuesday, December 13, 2010 was the first day for business at their new location at 180 Monroe NW. This new location is number six for the restaurant owners.

Taco Boy is known for their authentic family recipies with everything being made fresh onsite. The restaurant is open 10:30am to 9:00pm, Sunday through Thursday but will remain open until 2:30am on Frday & Saturday so they can accomodate the crowds leaving the downtown bars and entertainment.