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/// GIFT GUIDE FOODIE


Some foodies are aficionados of the entire dining experience, while others are pure addicts. Eating for them is not only a meal but an all-encompassing experience rooted in scents and tastes. BY MAT T S IMPSON S I EG E L


DO


Stop and shop at The Butler Pantry in Saugatuck for the latest kitchen gadgets, top-of-the-line pots and pans, tools, tableware, gourmet food


and more. “[Cooking] ties into the whole art of entertaining,” said Co-Owner John Jerome. “What better way to entertain friends and family than with great food, wine and appetizers.” A one-stop shop for Foodies for more than 30 years, The Butler Pantry has everything one could possibly want in a kitchen.


The Butler Pantry 119 Butler St., Saugatuck thebutlerpantry.com, (269) 857-4875


DRINK


Grove now has its liquor l icense so you can eat and drink in high style. This sister to the highly esteemed Green Well Gastro Pub is able to pair fine domestic wines with its earth-to-plate entrees. “Our chef team is putting out beautiful, magnificent plates and our goal is to match that and reflect the amount of detail they’re putting into the food with cocktails of the same caliber,” said Bar Manager Tyler Kershek. Signature cocktails include the Michigander: Patron XO, Vodka and Mooville Milk, as well as the Grove Margarita: Suaza Tequila, Licor 43, citrus juice and syrup.


Grove 919 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids groverestaruant.com, (616)454-1000


LISTEN


The Strutt in Kalamazoo not only is a great place to dine on signature drinks and meals, but it also boasts a diverse lineup of live music each


month. Take in a show by Nathan K. and Small Houses on Dec. 8 or Chris Bathgate and the Go Rounds on Dec. 11.


Shows at The Strutt 773 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo thestrutt.com, (269) 492-7200


30 | REVUEWM.COM | DECEMBER 2011 EAT Everyday People Café in Douglas is consis-


tently one of the highest-rated restaurants in West Michigan. From the Local Meat &


Organic Cheese Plate hors d’oeuvre to Gorgonzola Pork Chops, this café is a gourmet meal haven for foodies on this side of the globe.


Everyday People Cafe


11 Center St., Douglas everydaypeoplecafe.com, (269) 857-4240


WATCH


Every foodie knows the names Bour-


dain and Ripert. In certain circles these names elicit Pavlovian drooling, glazed eyes and slightly audible high-pitched panting. On Feb. 19, one of Travel Channel’s top stars and


“bad boy of cuisine” Anthony Bourdain of “No Reservations” and Eric Ripert, celebrity judge of


Bravo’s “Top Chef,” are pairing up to share their stories, insights, and experiences in the food industry. These are the rock stars of today’s contemporary kitchens and can easily change a foodie to a groupie.


Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert


DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids Feb. 19, 7 p.m.


$35-$127.50


devosperformancehall.com, (616) 742-6500


SCHEDULE | DINING | SIGHTS | SOUNDS SCENE


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