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Michigan Irish Music Festival Sept. 13-15 to feature Perrin tasting

Michigan Irish Music Festival Sept. 13-15 to feature Perrin tasting

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- Have you heard this year’s Michigan Irish Music Festival at Muskegon’s Heritage Landing will be featuring Perrin on tap?

Near the County Kerry stage is where these can be found. Perrin’s Gold and The Black will be featured throughout the festival. Saturday and Sunday will feature special tastings with Perrin’s Head Brewmaster at 1:00 p.m.   IPA and Razz will be included in the tastings, along with the debut of the Malted Milk Ball Baltic Porter, a barrel-aged ale with chocolate and vanilla overtones which clocks in at a hefty 10.5% ABV.

Professional chefs needed for benefit in honor of late chef

Professional chefs needed for benefit in honor of late chef

Four more chefs are needed to help with a scholarship fundraiser in honor of the late Chef Mark Noseda .

Noseda passed away August 16, a day before the soft opening of Freighters in Port Huron.  Noseda was an executive chef for Meritage Hospitality Group, which includes Twisted Rooster in My Town Ada/Cascade and Crooked Goose in My Town Walker. He was 35 years old.

A scholarship fund in Noseda’s name is being established to support culinary students attending Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.  A fundraiser brunch will take place September 22, from noon to 3 p.m.  at Amore Trattoria Italiana Restaurant, located at 5080 Alpine Ave. NW in Comstock Park.  The brunch and auction will be hosted by local chefs Jenna Arcidiacono, Randy Finch and Tommy FitzGerald.  Additional chefs are needed; if you would like to help, email info@flavor616.com.  

Young chef passes away while preparing to open new restaurant

Young chef passes away while preparing to open new restaurant

A scholarship fund is being set up in memory of a local executive chef who died while preparing to open a new restaurant.

Chef Mark Noseda passed away August 16, a day before the soft opening of Freighters in Port Huron.  Noseda was an executive chef for Meritage Hospitality Group, which includes Twisted Rooster in My Town Ada/Cascade and Crooked Goose in My Town Walker. He was 35 years old.

A scholarship fund in Noseda’s name is being established to support culinary students attending Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.  A fundraiser will take place September 22, from noon to 3 p.m.  at Amore Trattoria Italiana Restaurant, located at 5080 Alpine Ave.

The dog days of Fifth Third Ballpark

The dog days of Fifth Third Ballpark

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.— Tuesday is the final day to enjoy a Whitecaps season favorite.

The last Dime Dog Night at Fifth Third Ballpark is August 6.  Gates open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m.

The dog days of summer aren’t completely over at the ballpark.  Dog Day, presented by Ferris State University, is Sunday, August 11.  Before the game, baseball fans can get their pup cleaned at the World’s Biggest Dog Wash, which benefits Gilda’s Club.

Breweries create new beer to support trees

Breweries create new beer to support trees

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Seventeen area breweries are showing their support for trees by creating a new brew.

Each brewery will have its own version of craft tree beer on tap from Sunday, August 4 to Saturday, August 10.  The brewers used ingredients such as maple, oak and cherry to make their tree-inspired beer.  For each pint of craft tree beer sold, select breweries will donate $1 to the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ Urban Forest Project.  The remaining breweries are organizing other events and promotions to benefit the Urban Forest Project. The money will be used to create an official Brewers Grove within the city.

Participating breweries include:

Get a 'Taste of Grand Rapids' at Fifth Third Ballpark this weekend

Get a 'Taste of Grand Rapids' at Fifth Third Ballpark this weekend

COMSTOCK Park, Mich.—Get a “Taste of Grand Rapids" this weekend, as the food festival moves back to Fifth Third Ballpark.

Facility events manager Craig Yust says Taste of Grand Rapids’ organizers likely moved the event back to the ballpark because it was starting to outgrow its most recent location at John Ball Park.  

Taste of Grand Rapids runs Friday, July 19, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free, but parking at the ballpark is $6.  For a small additional fee, visitors can sample foods from more than 20 Grand Rapids area restaurants that have set up shop in the ballpark’s concourse.  Clear Channel is also lining up musical acts to perform on the ball field.

Brewers Grove to take shape October 17

Brewers Grove to take shape October 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—  "Friends of Grand Rapids Parks" is getting reading to plant a new green space for Grand Rapids, made possible by 17 area breweries.

The ceremonial planting of Brewers Grove will take place October 17 at Riverside Park.  The event will also include a beer-inspired movie showing inside the park at dusk.  Visitors will be allowed to bring growlers.

Brewers Grove is being funded by tree beer sales.  Each participating brewery created their own version of tree beer.  The fundraiser began August 5, with many breweries donating $1 from each pint sold to the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks' Urban Forest Project.  Other participating breweries created events and promotions for the fundraising campaign.

Participating breweries include: