Restaurant Week Kicks Off in Grand Rapids

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- West Michigan can taste some creative cuisine without breaking the bank, as the fourth annual Grand Rapids Restaurant Week gets under way from August 14-24. More than 70 restaurants will be working locally grown, fresh-from-the-farm items into a three-course meal that will either cost $25 or 2-for-$25. This year, there are 15, first time restaurants participating and more ethnic restaurants than ever before!

Not only do you get a tasty meal, but $1 of every Restaurant Week sold will be donated to a student scholarship at Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. The goal this year is to raise $20,000, which will help students decide to stay in the community and grow into wonderful chefs.

Along with Restaurant Week, there is a Grand Cocktail 2013 contest which runs until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 22. The two categories include: Best Creative Cocktail and Best Manhattan. To find a list of cocktails and participating restaurants, click here.

Please keep in mind, that you are encouraged to make reservations.

If you love Instagram, there is a contest out there for you during Restaurant Week called #MyRWGR. Take pictures of yourself and friends enjoying some of the wonderful, featured meals for a chance to win gift cards. The winners for this contest will be announced on Aug. 29.

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