This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
THRIFTY


A thrifty person is not a cheap person; they likely prefer the terms “responsible” or “frugal.” As super-savers they enjoy the search as much as the score. So if you’re look- ing to diddle the bones of a certain coupon cutter, you have to do your homework. BY E L I JAH B RUMBAC K


DO


Like the DIY savvy, the thrifty can be particularly fond of one-of-a-kind


custom goods. Having obscure and ironic t-shirts can be one of these pleasures. Set them up with the chance to personalize their own set of t-shirts from Underground Printing in Kalamazoo. “It’s definitely not that iron-on cheap stuff,” said Store Manager Nick Clark. “It’s an inexpensive gift that is definitely custom to the indi- vidual.” The digital printing process runs about $25.


Underground Printing 2626 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo undergroundshirts.com, (269) 492-0033


DRINK


Henry David Thoreau said water is the only drink for a wise man, but ev-


eryone knows Henry was a soft-body bitch who spent too much time in the woods. You won’t have to dig too deep into those lint- filled pockets to scrounge up enough booze money for drinks at Mulligan’s Pub. Where else can you get a pitcher of PBR for $4?


Mulligan’s Pub


1518 Wealthy St. SE mulligans-pub.com, (616) 451-0775


LISTEN


In the event your thrifty giftee turns out to be an Irish Catholic, corn beef


and cabbage muncher, they might love a spell at Quinn and Tuite’s Irish Pub for Friday night open mics. “Even when people get a pretty good buzz going, they always seem to perform just fine,” said Bartender Tiffany Anderson. Almost as inspiring as midday mass, the sound of local talent will have you and your pal making red faced mouth-music for the gods in no time.


Quinn and Tuite’s Irish Pub 1535 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids quinnandtuites.com, (616) 363-8380


EAT


Designer pastries are all the rage these days, but the thrifty don’t indulge


such vain expenditures, in fact they scoff at this kind of foolishness. Do right by your penny pinching pal and treat them to breakfast of righteous modesty at Van’s Pasty Shoppe, where you can spend as


little as three bucks on half a dozen, made- in-house treats of all varieties. “We’ve got really good friend help,” Employee Andrea Miller said. “We try to keep our prices low so people will keep coming back — and they do.”


Van’s Pastry Shoppe 955 Fulton St. East, Grand Rapids (616) 458-1637


WATCH


Movies are expensive. The thrifty thinks this is bull**** because they


know the good detergent costs about the same price as a movie ticket. Still, the thrifty is a nostalgic creature. It’s time to let them know you’ve got a sentimental side too and with tickets just four bucks a pop, the Cult Classics & Popular Picks Holiday Series at Celebration! Cinema is just the place to do it. Decembers films are Elf on Dec. 2-4, A Christmas Story on Dec. 9-11 and Christmas Vacation on Dec. 16-18.


Celebration! Cinema celebrationcinema.com Visit website for locations and times


REVUEWM.COM | DECEMBER 2011 | 37


SCENE SOUNDS | SIGHTS | DINING | SCHEDULE


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76