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What to eat with cottage cheese?

I recently picked up Daisy brand, and the only "other" ingredient is Vitamin A Palmitate. Their 4% small curd is ridiculously thick - it was almost like yogurt!

Mar 26, 2013
annarhoswen in General Topics

Vegetarian Take Out

We're planning a wedding and reception at the Valley of Fire and have gone from a traditional steak/chicken/vegetarian set up to a full pig roast with a baked potato bar. However, I would still like to offer a full vegetarian option that isn't, "suck it up and have another baked potato". I would like some recommendations for places with good vegetarian options that also do take out and are on the way from the main Strip (or even on the Strip) to the VoF and preferably isn't Chinese (unless it's really, really good Chinese). Price isn't really a hold back either. I love my vegetarians and want them to feel welcome at my dead-pig reception. ;)

Sep 05, 2012
annarhoswen in Las Vegas

The Vegas hidden gem of a restaurant

Thanks for the tip! I was looking around for some place that might make a good post ceremony reception site and this place looks great!

Apr 19, 2012
annarhoswen in Las Vegas

Largest and/or Best Pizza in Las Vegas (Preferably both!)


I'm planning an LV wedding from the comfort of nice and chilly Michigan and have found the forums to be a lot of help in researching food options. My parents want to do a buffet but, after a recent experience here in Grand Rapids, my fiancee has decided that he wants pizza. Specifically, the largest pizza LV has to offer. Now, I'm a bit more pragmatic (and I know how picky he is), so I'm looking for the cross section of both largest and tastiest. We're looking at a guest list of 30-50 people, so some place that can accommodate everyone would be great as well - but don't let that stop you from suggesting the great hole-in-the-wall places too! We're trying to find a site that will let us do the ceremony and reception at the same place, so, theoretically, we could have it delivered/picked up as well.

Thanks in advance for your help.

(I know there are a lot of threads about pizza in LV, but as far as I could tell, no one was talking about size. If I missed it, please let me know!)

Apr 19, 2012
annarhoswen in Las Vegas

Michigan: In search of the best Coney

A little disappointed in their choices, as I'm sure most are. Grand Rapids also sports:
The Coney Dog (Fulton)(a local couple from Detroit (they have Vernor's in the fountain!)
JB's on Wealthy (a newish place, but the buns are AMAZING and they're super friendly)
Yesterdog (also Wealthy) (no idea if this counts as a coney place and I'm only posting this on heresay - it's on the list of places to visit, but we never make it past JB's!

Apr 18, 2012
annarhoswen in Great Lakes

Shopping in Grand Rapids

I just wanted to thank you for this mention. I've driven passed Frank's I-don't-know-how-many-times but never stopped. Your post was well timed with my boyfriend mentioning he wanted to find a good butcher near our place, so we stopped last night after work. The steaks we brought home were *amazing* and we have bacon and hamburger in the fridge of bacon burgers later tonight. I'm really excited!

Feb 14, 2012
annarhoswen in Great Lakes

Shopping in Grand Rapids

I really have yet to find something there that I don't like. If you're in town after 4pm, definitely grab a pizza. They do a very tasty, very light sauce on a nice chewy crust and have a ton of toppings to choose from. If you're not a marinara person, their chicken Alfredo pizza is similarly fantastic. They also have a great selection of deli sandwiches and salads and every soup I've tried there (especially the loaded baked potato) has been great.

We like to pop in and grab some breakfast occasionally (I'm a huge fan of their cinnamon rolls and my boyfriend drools after their Danish) or grab a loaf of bread to take home for lunch. The French bread is my boyfriend's favorite while I really enjoy their sourdough.

Overall, it's hard to pick just one favorite thing there! They also have great coffee and tea selections, as well as juice and "specialty" sodas (like Izze).

Feb 14, 2012
annarhoswen in Great Lakes

Shopping in Grand Rapids

I second the mention of Wealthy Street Bakery and Nantucket Bakery. Wealthy Street is closer to our apartment, so we're there all the time. The fantastic Art of the Table is right next door, which carries lots of foodie odds and ends (jams, wines, beer, cheeses, etc). Just up the street from there is Nourish Organic Market. They just opened in the fall/late summer but they had a pretty good selection the last time I was there and do have some coops available.

Feb 13, 2012
annarhoswen in Great Lakes

pizza in Grand Rapids

We've recently gone on a pizza tasting binge and I can definitely vouch for Brick Road and GRPD, as well a s Big O. We have had both regular and 'Chicago Style' crusts at Brick Road, as well as cheesebread. Their Chicago style was really just a super deep dish New York style, but it was still fantastic. GRPD has really awesome regular crust.

Fricano's is a family favorite and it's actually a really easy drive from downtown - just hop on 131 North and take the Alpine North exit. It's a few miles up, past most of the shops (including WalMart) and across from a car dealership. You can't miss the sign, it's huge!

We also really enjoy Wealthy St Bakery's pizzas, as well as pretty much everything else they have there. Their soups and salads are always fresh and awesome, their bread is amazing, and their pastries are to die for. They're straight east on Wealthy, next to lovely shop called 'Art of the Table'. Take Division south from downtown, Left on Wealthy and off you go!

Good luck! I'd love to see your feelings about any other places you try, as well. We're always looking for great pizza in the area. :D

7454 N 6th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Big O' Cafe
80 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Nov 03, 2010
annarhoswen in Great Lakes