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Hungry? Eat Local

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Supporting local business is something all of us here at the Laurie Zokoe Team think is so important! Supporting local, whether it be shopping at the boutique down the street, buying from the farmers market or dining at a locally owned restaurant, it promotes innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as keeps our community strong & prosperous.

We’d like to share some of our favorite, locally owned restaurants in and around Grand Rapids!

The Walker Roadhouse

3272 Remembrance Road Northwest, Walker

The Walker Roadhouse is a hidden gem located in the heart of Walker. One of Laurie’s favorite, this restaurant is full of charm and character. The atmosphere is laid back, calm and welcomes you warmly. Service is always wonderful, menu is tasty & fresh. Menu favorite: pork chops or the smoked salmon. Try this restaurant on your next night out, you won’t be disappointed! Get a taste; appetizers are half off 8pm-close every Tuesday!

Menu & hours:

Xo Asian Cuisine

58 Monroe Center Street Northwest, Grand Rapids

Alyssa’s hot spot: XO Asian Cuisine. This restaurant offers a hip and upbeat vibe. Great sushi (which is half-off every Tuesday) and the egg drop soup is the best around!! They offer outdoor seating, making this a go-to in warmer weather. Give this place a try the next time you want authentic Thai, Japanese or Chinese cuisine, you’ll be happy you did!

Check it out:

Graydon’s Crossing

1223 Plainfield Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids

Alicia loves to dine at a cozy gastropub on the NE side. Graydon’s Crossing is warm, welcoming and absolutely delicious! It’s menu is unique and features fresh, locally-grown ingredients. Service is super friendly & always accommodating. With over 46 beers on tap and a great wine list (half-off wine by the glass every Wednesday!), they are sure to have something for everyone's palate! Favorite dish: Coffee Marinated Pork Loin Chops

See the menu here:

Electric Cheetah

1015 Wealthy Street Southeast, Grand Rapids

The Electric Cheetah has a fun and vibrant atmosphere, which makes this one of Allison’s favorite places to dine. The food is prepared from scratch with high quality, locally sourced natural ingredients. The chefs keep the menu inventive & exciting. This local gem has a vast selection of craft root beer, and their sweet potato fries are the best ever!

Check it out here:

Rockwells / Republic

45 S. Division Avenue, Grand Rapids

One of Molly’s favorites; Rockwell Republic. And for good reason! The interior is beautiful; exposed brick, warm lighting. Its lively, yet relaxing atmosphere makes this gastropub a great spot to meet with friends for dinner or drinks! Friendly & knowledgable staff. They have the best cocktails and specials in town (including half off martinis everyThursday evening)! Experience it for yourself; you will be so happy you did!

Menu & Specials:

Two Beards Deli

38 Commerce Avenue Southwest, Grand Rapids

Craving a good sandwich or salad? Scott recommends that you try Two Beards Deli. Located in Downtown Grand Rapids, this sandwich shop has over 90 different sandwiches and salads on their extensive & artistic menu. You’ll enjoy the enormous portions and excellent, friendly & fast service! Great, upbeat environment with sidewalk seating, making it a summertime go-to for Scott!

Check out the menu:

We hope this article inspires you to try something different, and hopefully somewhere local. Please comment to share any place that you love and would recommend, as we are always looking for a new place to check out!

Thank you for stopping in, have a blessed week!


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