MICHIGAN BRIEFS: Spartan Stores ready to swallow a major deal meal
July 28, 2013; Crain’s Detroit Business
… The Chronicle of Higher Education says the following higher education institutions in Michigan are among the 97 nationwide that are great places to work: Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids-based Davenport University, Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Siena Heights University in Adrian and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Fruit and flames: Grilling brings out smoky sweetness in seasonal bounty
July 28, 2013; pressofatlanticcity.com
Hunks of juicy meat aren’t the only things you can throw on the barbecue this time of year, think about putting some grill marks on peaches, cantaloupe, nectarines and even grapes.
… Jonathon Perkins, executive chef for Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst, Calif., says the hot coals or gas grill caramelize the sugars in the fruit, creating a smoky sweetness.
(Article doesn’t mention it, but Jonathon Perkins is a GRCC alumnus.)
July 29, 2013; CBS 47
Erna’s Elderberry House Restaurant in Oakhurst is known worldwide by people visiting Yosemite, but they want to invite locals to try their amazing food, too. The new bar bites menu & locals menu are more casual, and for $44 on Tuesdays, you can get a 3-course dinner.
Finalists compete in Grand Cocktail 2013
July 29, 2013; WZZM
COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM)- Local mixologists and bartenders will compete in a live presentation and judging to win the distinction of the Grand Cocktail.
The competition is part of the upcoming Restaurant Week GR which runs August 14th-24th. Monday’s judging will happen at the Heritage Restaurant at GRCC in Grand Rapids.
Area roundup: District 9 Big League softball team sweeps two Central Region games
July 27, 2013; MLive
After a last-second comeback bid Friday night fell short, the District 9 Big League softball team took out its frustrations on two opponents Saturday.
(Article doesn’t mention it, but the team includes GRCC students Megan Lee and Chelsea Zylstra.)
District 9 Big League softball team sees World Series streak come to end
July 28, 2013; MLive
The Big League Softball World Series has a new location this year, and for the first time since 2000 the Central Region will have a new representative.