Filipino Food

A friend and I have been planning a Filipino cookout for this August. I started making the Facebook invite and posting some information about the cuisine, as most people I know are not very familiar with it. It then occurred

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Pho Soc Trang

If you’re looking for some comfort food, pho is the way to go. One of my personal favorite places to go is Pho Soc Trang down Division near 44th Street. It’s a Vietnamese restaurant located in the same building as

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Local Mocha

Local Mocha is a small cafe on Monroe Center near the Grand Rapids Art Museum. I remember getting coffee there early in the morning on my way to class at Pew Campus or catching the 50. It has a warm

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Happy 2015!

Hope everyone had a great holiday season. It’s been a while since the last post. Things have been busy leading up to the new year. Now that it’s 2015, I’m going to make sure that there are plenty of posts

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Rico’s Deli

The deli is hidden away on the main floor of an office building on Front. It’s a perfect location for office employees to pickup a quick bite and power snacks for the day.

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Westsider Cafe

Westsider Cafe is a breakfast and lunch restaurant. This cafe features American and Polish food! Prices are affordable, and meals are filling. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the Pierogi platter with Kapusta. Delicious! There usually is a

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German Grocery Store.. and it’s not Aldi

Ever got frustrated when shopping and you only need 6oz not 10 pounds of something? Or you want to buy an in-between amount or serving? Check out what’s happening in Germany. There’s also a similar store in Texas.. unfortunately, not

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Choco-Nut Bars

Quick, easy, and healthy.. depending on how much sugar you add 🙂 I typically try not to add more sugar to my recipes and use either naturally sweet ingredients, or things that have low sugar. Remember that you can replace

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Story Cafe

This past Thursday was my first visit to the Story Cafe on Leonard Street. I came to meet up with some folks for conversation. My first impression was that it felt enchanting. There is a sofa and a couple chairs

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Hong Kong Express

An Unexpected And Eventful Visit: That Reinforces Why I Want To Blog About Small Businesses, And Share The Experience Not Just The Food. 10/14/14 I mistakenly thought I had an event to go to downtown after work, so I decided

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