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Odd Side Ale enthusiasts get up early on Black Friday for release of Morning Wood

Odd Side Ale enthusiasts get up early on Black Friday for release of Morning Wood

Odd Side Ales encouraged patrons to “bring pancakes and wear your pajamas” or in other words BYOB (Bring your own breakfast,) with them supplying plenty of beer for the 9:00 AM Black Friday release of their Morning Wood Bourbon Barrel Age Coffee Stout. This year’s release was more limited with only 400 bottles (down from 600 last year,) however the ABV was increased slightly from 7% to 9%. Several bottles of last year’s were circulating for comparison. Them Two Guys provided entertainment throughout the morning.

Grand Pizza Fest - A Delicious Time For All

Grand Pizza Fest - A Delicious Time For All

The first Grand Pizza Fest was held this past Saturday, March 24th at the Grand Haven Community Center.  10 of our area’s local pizzerias participated in the event for the title of 2012 Grandest Pizza Champ.

The Grand Pizza Fest started at 1pm, with music from local band Barefoot Sunday.  Attendees paid an admission, receiving samples from each pizzeria and a commemorative apron.  “I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the event,” Jennifer Beukema, one of the 200 attendees stated, “It was a good way for the community to get together and sample pizza from places they may not have tried before.”

At 3:30pm, nine attendees participated in the first Pizza Pie Eating Contest.  The objective was to see who could consume one Fricano’s Pizza Pie the quickest.  The winner, Zachary Richards of Grand Haven downed his pizza in 3 minutes 38 seconds, receiving a Fricano’s T-shirt, $25 Dune Dollars, and bragging rights as the Pizza Pie Champ for 2012.

Grand Pizza Fest

Grand Pizza Fest

It is no secret that Northwest Ottawa County has many delicious pizzerias throughout our communities.   The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven Spring Lake Ferrysburg thought this trait should be celebrated and is presenting the first Grand Pizza Fest.

On Saturday, March 24th, the Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to the first Grand Pizza Fest at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Avenue, from 1-4pm.  Grand Pizza Fest is an opportunity to taste local participating pizzerias’ pizza and vote for the favorite, naming that pizzeria the Grand Pizza Fest Grandest Pizza of 2012. 

A $15 entry fee includes one sample from each participating pizzeria and a voting ballot; additionally the first 250 attendees will receive a commemorative Grand Pizza Fest apron. 

Bloody Mary Mix Off Old Boy's Brew House

Bloody Mary Mix Off Old Boy's Brew House

Saturday, January 21, 2012 · 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Who has the best bloody in town? Come to Old Boy's on Saturday Noon - 5pm and vote for the best bloody, Jack's, Turks Inn, Old Boys', GH Eagles, 22 Below, Theatre Bar and B&B. There will be a pajama and slipper contest, plus 50/50 raffle, silent auction items. Music by Lew Russ & Co. NEW THIS YEAR - HEATED TENT. All proceeds from this event go back into the community - Spring Lake Heritage Festival.

Hanging Out In Grand Haven

Hanging Out In Grand Haven

Written by Steven G. de Polo

Grand Haven has been defined by its lighthouse for more than 170 years. The current bright red lighthouse and pierhead are charming in the summer, but they speak to the merciless fury of Lake Michigan that has consumed grizzled mariners and foolhardy frat boys alike. Respect the riptides, my pets.

Which restaurant has the best pizza in the Grand Haven/Spring Lake area?

Which restaurant has the best pizza in the Grand Haven/Spring Lake area?

Now that our hamburger poll is done, we would like to find out what restaurant has the best pizza in the Grand Haven/Spring Lake area. Login below and post a comment with your opinion. In a couple weeks, we'll launch our official poll which will include your suggestions. Thank you!

What restaurant serves the best hamburger in Grand Haven / Spring Lake?

What restaurant serves the best hamburger in Grand Haven / Spring Lake?

Hey Grand Haven / Spring Lake!

WZZM13 wants to know what restaurant serves the best hamburger in your community. Please voice your opinion by completing the poll below. If your favorite isn’t on the list, choose other and enter it into the comment section below.

Then, the week of July 5th, we’ll have a poll on our WZZM13 Facebook page that consists of the top hamburger places from each of our 21 My Town communities.

Throughout the week of July 11th, our very own Lee Van Ameyde will visit each of the top five restaurants to sample their hamburgers for a segment that will air on WZZM13.

Finally, on Friday, July 15, we’ll reveal the restaurant that serves the best hamburger among our My Town communities.

Support your community by placing your vote below!