The 8 Best Indoor Playgrounds in Grand Rapids (Ranked by a Local Parent)

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It’s happened. Michigan’s notoriously fickle weather has frowned upon you, and you’ve been trapped indoors for the last several days. As you descend the staircase into your living room (after stepping on a lego – ow!), you survey the chaos before you. Dirty dishes are stacked precariously in the sink, half-clothed children are barreling through … Read more

The 10 Best Spots for a Boody Mary in Grand Rapids

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Bloody Marys are of those drinks that have no business being so delicious. It’s like something a hungover frat guy threw together because his pantry was depleted. Tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery, some olives, and vodka? Recite this list of ingredients to a child, each ingredient more offensive than the last. Watch their … Read more

ALL the Trampoline Parks in Grand Rapids (Local’s Guide)

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I would be the best trampoline park DJ in the world. “I believe I can fly” by R. Kelly? Oh yeah, it’s on my playlist. “Jump” by Kriss Kross? You know it (backward clothing optional). “Jump” by Van Halen, “Levitating” by Dua Lipa, “Fly” by Sugar Ray, and “Jumpin’ Jumpin’” by Destiny’s Child? Check, check, … Read more

The 9 Best Italian Restaurants in Grand Rapids

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If I were to create my personal Mt. Rushmore of my favorite cuisines, Italian food would be on there. Right next to Abraham Lincoln. There’s just something about how Italian food combines meat, carbs, and cheese that’s so… bella!  You’ve come to the right place. I am a Grand Rapids native and have been eating … Read more

The 9 Best Sushi Restaurants in Grand Rapids

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There was a time in my life when I didn’t like sushi. I know. Sacrilege. Eventually, I discovered it wasn’t that I didn’t like sushi. I just didn’t like bad sushi. You know, the stuff at the supermarket that’s been sitting out for who knows how long. The uninspired roll from the strip mall sushi … Read more