Your Vintage Shopping Guide: 5 Essential Tips

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Downtown Market

Whether you have a specific item in mind or just want to browse, vintage shopping is an exciting way to find items that are new to you.  Vintage shopping is the perfect way to freshen up your wardrobe with unique threads and accessories or…

Meet the Market: Love’s Ice Cream

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Downtown Market

If you’ve had Love’s Ice Cream, you know that not all ice cream is created equal.  What makes Love’s so delicious? They feature handcrafted ice cream, vegan gelato, sorbet, and baked goods that are made from scratch using organic…

12 Reasons You Need to Try Social Kitchen

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Downtown Market

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Social Kitchen at the Downtown Market, we want to highlight twelve reasons why we love this Grand Rapids hot spot! 1. Fries The fries at Social Kitchen are legendary not only for taste but size as…

A beginner’s guide to sushi

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Downtown Market

Are you new to sushi? Have you tried sushi before and can’t understand what all of the fuss is all about? Regardless of what your opinion is, the sushi craze isn’t going anywhere soon. If you’re ready to try sushi for the first time or give…

How to Make Sure Thanksgiving Dinner Goes Smoothly

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Downtown Market

Every year we offer to have Thanksgiving Dinner at our house and every year we find ourselves stressed, panicked, and overwhelmed as Thanksgiving Day draws closer and closer.  There never seems to be enough time or energy to create the…

How To Plan For Leftovers

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Downtown Market

One of the biggest issues that comes with learning to cook is the issue of planning meals.  There are hundreds of recipes on how to buy and prepare meals in bulk for families, but far fewer recipes on how to repurpose leftovers.  We get it;…

5 Tips For Setting Up Your Own Home Bar

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Downtown Market

Nothing can cure the blues of the end of the summer like learning a new skill. And I would argue that no skill is quite as useful as learning how to make yourself a cocktail. Chasing the fall chill away with a perfectly balanced Manhattan or…

How To Begin Sharpening Your Knife Skills

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Downtown Market

One of the most frequent questions we hear is “What can I do to become a better cook?” One of the simplest answers is to master basic knife skills.  As we head towards the holiday season, there is no better time than right now for us to work…

The Two Things You Need To Master In Order To Make Awesome Poutine

Posted on September 1, 2016 by Downtown Market

We are getting excited for our “Poutine and Beer” class that is coming up in the not so far future.  While Poutine is one of our favorite snacks, we often get asked “What is Poutine? How do you pronounce it? How can I make this at home?”  If…

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