Have fun with flavor during Restaurant Week

Local chefs are having fun with flavor for Battle Creek’s Restaurant Week, Oct. 10-14. Whether it’s the smokey-sweet combo of goat cheese and fig jam or a creamy chocolate and cinnamon dessert, you’re going to find new reasons to eat out in Battle Creek. Here’s the rundown: There are currently…

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Take a taco tour in Calhoun County

Calhoun County has some of the best Mexican food in West Michigan. If you don’t believe us, check out these spots that are the talk of (or “taco”) the town. Start in Battle Creek, where you’ll find authentic flavors. Some restaurants are so popular, they’ve opened two locations. You can find La…

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6 restaurants worth the drive

Some food is worth a special occasion, even if the occasion is only that you’re in the mood for really good food. Here are six restaurants in Calhoun County that are worth the drive for a meal: Albion Malleable Brewing Company Vibe: A pub with the warmth of the city’s industrial past…

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You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream!

Marshall has an abundance of ice cream parlors for any sweet-treat lover. Whether you prefer a traditional ice cream joint, out-of-the-box flavors and ideas, or something new like alcohol-infused ice cream, there is plenty of variety. Here are four places in the Marshall area that you and your…

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Field of Flight 101: Everything you need to have fun

Battle Creek’s biggest festival celebrates flight – whether it’s hot air balloons, jet planes, Ferris wheels or fireworks. New to the event? Then here are some tips. The schedule Field of Flight lasts from June 30 to July 4 and each day has different flavors. If you want the air show and…

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Calhoun County's featured vegetarian eateries

Whether you are a resident of Calhoun County or just passing through, there are a plethora of restaurant choices for all kinds of diets. Check out these featured eateries below: Barista Blues 91 Michigan Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49017 (269) 968-8430 Cafe Rica 62 Michigan Ave E, Battle…

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Flavor Profile: Find a symphony of flavor at Handmap

Chris McCleary plays with flavor the way a concert pianist plays piano. At Handmap Brewing Co., you’ll find a wide range of flavors in the beers, seltzers and ciders –- everything from a light golden ale to a barrel-aged imperial stout with cherries, toasted coconut and cinnamon. Flavors can…

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Flavor profile: Clara’s menu has something for everyone

Ross Simpson has been in the restaurant business since he was 15. The shy teen earned $1.50 an hour as a dishwasher and learned how to get out of his shell. Now Simpson does a little more than wash dishes. The owner of Clara’s on the River runs a fun dining establishment located in what was once…

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Flavor Profile: Find comfort at Lucky Rooster

Life has come full circle for Executive Chef Trent Mead. His love of cooking started with helping his mother in the kitchen. Now she visits his kitchen to pick up meals that have been inspired by recipes from her own family. Lucky Rooster is a scratch-made Italian kitchen. In an age of…

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Flavor profile: Travel the world with Umami Ramen

Peecoon Allen started selling noodles at the farmers market and her business has thrived since then. Now located in a newly renovated building with chic decor, Umami Ramen is as stylish as it is tasty. Make your own noodle bowl by picking what elements go into it, like rich tonkatsu broth…

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