13 Reasons why West Michigan is a food lover’s dream come true

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Grand Rapids, Michigan. Photo: Michigan Municipal League/Flickr

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — West Michigan is home to Grand Rapids, a place referred to as Beer City, USA, and a for home beer lovers .  However, West Michigan is so much more than just a place for beer lovers; West Michigan is also a great place for foodies. Don’t believe us? Check out this list of 13 accolades that might change your mind.

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  1. Railtown Brewing won the #1 spot on WOTV 4 Women’s Best Breweries in West Michigan List. 
  2. Grand Rapids Magazine named Grove, “Restaurant of the Year” in 2015
  3. In 2014, Thrillist named Grove, The Green Well and Marie Catrib’s in their list of 15 best restaurants outside of the city of Detroit. 
  4. WOTV 4 Women readers and viewers chose Jam N’Bean as the best coffee shop in West Michigan. 
  5. Grand Rapids was honored with being called the “Best Beer Scene’ in 2016 by USA Today Reader’s Choice.
  6. Fantasy Twirl Ice Cream Parlor was #1 on WOTV 4 Women’s “Best Ice Cream Shops in West Michigan” list. 
  7. Grand Rapids was mentioned in Wallet Hub’s list of Best Foodie Cities for Your Wallet 
  8. Noto’s Old World Italian Dining and The Chop House were named recipients of Wine Spectator’s 2015 Restaurant Awards. 
  9. Hog Wild was named on A Healthier Michigan’s list of 15 Must-Try BBQ Joints
  10. Spanky’s Pizza was named “Best Pizza Place in West Michigan” by WOTV 4 Women viewers and readers
  11. Founders Brewing Co. was listed as #4 and Bell’s Brewery as #8 on USA’s Today’s list of the top 15 craft breweries in the U.S. 
  12. Bagel Beanery is a 13-time winner of Grand Rapids Best Bagel Award 
  13. Drinkingmadeeasy.com named Grand Rapids on their 2012 list of 25 Best Beer Cities in the World

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