Restaurant Week kicks off with a special event
Aug. 7, 2014; WOTV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — Restaurant Week is right around the corner, and to heighten the excitement, Experience Grand Rapids will launch Restaurant Week Grand Rapids with a special kickoff event. Guess-the-Ingredients Contest will put taste buds of community leaders and local media personalities to the test.
Each contestant will receive a dish made by Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education and will need to identify as many ingredients as possible in the dish, within three minutes. The winner will claim the inaugural title: Restaurant Week Grand Rapids Taste Master. Restaurant Week will begin on August 13 and run through August 24. This year’s promotion will feature three-course meals for $28 or two for $28 at more than 60 area participating restaurants. Click here for Restaurant list and menus.
Aquinas men’s soccer looks to build on last season
Aug. 7, 2014; MLive
Grand Rapids, MI- The 2014 Aquinas College men’s soccer team will look to build upon the accomplishments of the 2013 squad while reloading with new talent. After a year of extreme changes in the starting line-up and roster, the team looks to be as competitive as ever.
… The Saints return all four starting defenders. Returning are central defenders Rico Padilla (Jr., Northview, 1 goal, 1 assist) and Matt Jackson (Jr., Kalamazoo Christian/Grand Rapids Community College, 3 goals). Returning at outside defender are Jon Malecke (Sr., Detroit Catholic Central, 2 assists) and Alex Detwiler (So., Grosse Point South). Michael Weber (Jr., Traverse City St. Francis, 1 goal, 1 assist) will also look to solidify the defense after playing multiple positions filling the role of super sub in 2013. Looking to add depth in the defense are Ty VandePoel, (So., Holland) and Charlie Wait, (Sr., Bryon Center).