Food

Young entrepreneur an old timer in pizza biz

May 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Belmont B.C. Pizza under new ownership by BETH ALTENA Tony Griffin knows his pizza. Griffin is the new owner of B.C. Pizza in Belmont, his second restaurant. He has been working in pizza since he was 14 and took a job at a B.C. Pizza. The good news, bad news about being very good at something is that you are likely to be doing a lot of it. That’s all good to Tony [...]

Lake effect doesn’t always mean snow

April 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The dreaded “lake effect” that results oftentimes in heavy snows and brings dismay to most people, at the same time, is embraced by the Lake Michigan lakeshore vineyards and wine makers of Michigan. Their proximity to Lake Michigan and its prevailing westerly winds across 50 miles of open water, even in winter, provides temperature modification [...]

Caterer back in the kitchen with new ‘twist’

September 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Twisted Vine open for meals, American Spoon sales, catering by BETH ALTENA Laura (formerly Laura DeWilde) Cummings and Dawn Nelson cooked together for over a decade as the team that brought you DeWilde Catering. After a six-year hiatus the two are back in the kitchen together, this time in downtown Rockford at 51 Bridge Street, the location of Twisted Vine. In addition to [...]

The Ice Cream Shoppe at Rosies opens

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Original Rosie’s Diner located on 14 Mile Rd. (M57) in Rockford is getting a new neighbor. The Ice Cream Shoppe at Rosie’s Diner is having its grand opening this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19. What began life as Uncle Bob’s Diner in Flint, Mich., is the original 1947-built Jerry O’Mahony dining car. The diner car was moved to Rockford in 1987 and was [...]

Marinara winner has background in food, plans to publish

September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

Debbie Postma, winner of this year’s Heirloom Tomato Festival Marinara Sauce contest, said she is in the process of publishing her first cook book to share her culinary skills with others. Postma was the first prize winner in the contest which had over a dozen delicious entries. Chef Glen Forge of Red’s said Postma’s sauce came in an amazing 40 points overall in the [...]
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