Rapid Growth “Foodie” Writings
April 3rd, 2008
I’ve been meaning to write here for a few weeks as a follow up to my first Rapid Growth article entitled Map to the Mac.
Since my writing, I’ve received e-mails from several people encouraging me to include more places on my “map to the mac”. First of all, I’ve been back to the Green Well (not a surprise for the people who know me) and they changed their mac’n'cheese the week the article was photographed but I wasn’t made aware. To me it’s a huge bummer, it used to be made with orzo pasta and now it’s made with corkscrew pasta! But upon trying a bite from my sister’s plate and talking to the owners, I’ve heard that there’s great support for the new ‘format’. If you have tried it before and you don’t like it as much, tell them! That’s the only way those of us in the service world know how to fix things.
And with all the e-mails, I just had to try some more dishes…
I’ve since had the honor of trying the Mac’n'Cheese from Hopcat. Traditional straightforward mac for the most part but really really creamy and topped with the crunchiest of bread crumbs! I haven’t made it to some of the other suggested locales but I word has it that the Red Ball Jet Cafe has mac’n'cheese packed with blue cheese (on special, not always on the menu as I hear it).
Further, I was surprised (and encouraged) to find out that many locals have actually eaten at the new and improved Mariott Courtyard restaurant, The Blue Plate. They have a neat looking menu including a Lobster Morel Mac’n'Cheese. I’ll have to try it sometime!
Now I’m on to my second article with local GR pizza joints as my inspiration! Watch for it next week in Rapid Growth. And if you don’t have a subscription to Rapid Growth, you should, it’s free! And a great way to keep in touch with Grand Rapids happenings!
I’ll have an article in Rapid Growth on a monthly basis, so if you have any ideas for articles, let me know!