Reds celebrates third anniversary with big thank-you to West Michigan

When it comes to clichés, food is often a common subject matter. “The proof is in the pudding… the cream rises to the top… fine as wine… taken with a grain of salt… that’s icing on the cake…” Fortunately for West Michigan, and specifically Rockford residents, many of these sayings ring particularly true with respect to one of Rockford’s newer businesses, Reds on the River.

Reds is celebrating its third anniversary in August (having officially opened on August 11, 2006), and with each guest served, the restaurant has continued to excel in its efforts to create a warm, comfortable, fun venue with their food, beverages and service.

To thank the many guests who have supported Reds over the past three years, the restaurant is rolling out its new dessert menu in August and offering guests a complimentary dessert (with the purchase of an entrée) whenever they bring in this article. Reds will also award lucky winners gift cards each week throughout the month of August. To enter to win, sign up to receive Reds e-mails on special events, Wine and Cooking School, and happy hour offerings.

Reds’ Executive Chef and General Manager Glenn Forgie notes he and his culinary team “are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve Rockford and West Michigan.”

Much is in the works for the coming year. One new event will be Reds Heirloom Tomato Festival (co-sponsored with Ingraberg Farms and New Holland Brewing), August 22, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Promenade parking lot. Enjoy free tomato testing, a kids tent with several activities, three live bands, a salsa contest and Best of Show judging on the main stage, plus beverage specials on Reds’ deck.

Reds’ new small plates, lunch, dinner, dessert and happy hour menus can also be looked forward to in the coming year, along with the expansion of Reds’ cooking and wine schools. Reds on the River welcomes the community in celebrating the restaurant’s third anniversary throughout the month of August.

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