Young entrepreneur an old timer in pizza biz

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.

Belmont B.C. Pizza under new ownership by BETH ALTENA 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 Griffin, who has a degree in culinary management from the program at Grand Rapids Community College—the third-ranked program […]

Lake effect doesn’t always mean snow

Six wine glasses radiating  spoke-like from the table’s center await each guest prior to seating.

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 […]

Caterer back in the kitchen with new ‘twist’

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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 Ice Cream Shoppe at Rosies opens

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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 […]

Marinara winner has background in food, plans to publish

Debbie Postma holds her winning certificate for her marinara sauce. The contest was part of Reds on the River’s Heirloom Tomato Festival held this summer.

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 […]