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Courtesy Ron Vance
Courtesy Ron Vance
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Enjoy A Grand Rapids Blast From the Past at the Pantlind Hotel

Here is a good look back in time to a big hotel in Grand Rapids. It was THE hotel, too, a show piece and very fancy for it's time. It was the Pantlind, known today as.....The Amway Grand Plaza.

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How About Some Fun for New Year’s Eve in West Michigan?

Christmas is almost hear and there is still so much to do. But, let's not forget the New Year follows close behind. Whether you chose to quietly ring in the new year, or blow it out, here are some ideas for you that the West Michigan Tourist Association has put together.

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Salted Chocolate Cherry Caramel Opera [Sean Newhouse/Amway]
Salted Chocolate Cherry Caramel Opera [Sean Newhouse/Amway]
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Dessert Wars Features: Amway Catering [Photos]

Dessert Wars is Monday at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel so obviously we had Amway Catering come in to talk about their dessert for the event.

Lisa, whom is the lead baker, and Sean, the assistant pastry chef, came in to talk about what they do at the Amway...

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Celebrity Chefs Light Up The Strip At Vegas Uncork'd By Bon Appetit's Grand Tasting At Caesars Palace
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Eat Dinner with Wolfgang Puck in Grand Rapids

Are you a big fan of celebrity chef Wolfang Puck? Well, he's coming to Grand Rapids and you can eat dinner with him Thursday, November 5 at The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck inside the Amway Grand Plaza!

Come meet the world’s first celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, synonymous with the best in hospitality and the culinary arts. He brought his newest restaurants and signature cuisine to Grand Rapids, and is hosting an exclusive event at The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck on Thursday, November 5th. 

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Photo Courtesy of Cygnus27
Photo Courtesy of Cygnus27
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Cygnus27 Unveils New Menu to Create A Latin-Inspired Dining Experience in Grand Rapids

Cygnus27, Grand Rapids’ AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, has introduced a new Latin American-inspired menu offering an approachable dining experience for locals and visitors alike.

Rising culinary star Chef de Cuisine Tim Moreno took inspiration from his heritage to create the new menu which highlights a wide variety of Latin flavors and dishes from Spain, Mexico, and South America.

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Matt Milhouse/100.5 The River
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Cream Puffs and Donuts Win As Sweetest at Dessert Wars 2015 [Video/Photos]

They came. They saw. They ate.

And it was sweetness they found to sate their sweet appetites and put on their plates -- and cupcake tins, cake boxes and Tupperware containers -- for the third annual Dessert Wars, presented by Channel 95.7 and Hobart Corp. at the Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday night .

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Serhiy Zavalnyuk/ThinkStock
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Dishing Out All of Dessert Wars’ Goodness

Dessert Wars is tonight!

It runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday night at the Amway Grand Plaza's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Get your tickets at the door!

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Town to Town Gourmet Pastries
Town to Town Gourmet Pastries
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Town to Town Gourmet Pastries Serving Up Its Famous Cream Horns for Dessert Wars

We've been featuring a lot of desserts leading up to Dessert Wars 2015, but today's dessert actually brought back great memories from my childhood. Turns out, I had these cream horns from this particular bakery all of the time at my aunt's house when I was a kid.

I sat down with Joe and Susan Oginsky, owners of Town to Town Gourmet Pastries today to talk about their famous cream horns, which you'll be able to taste tonight at Dessert Wars!

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New Holland Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing Co.
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New Holland Brewing Co. Pours It On for Dessert Wars [Audio]

New Holland Brewing Co. is pouring it on for Dessert Wars.

The Holland-based craft brewer, distiller and restaurant is pouring up a sweet alcohol-infused mix for Dessert Wars 2015 on Thursday night at the Amway Grand's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Fred Bueltmann, New Holland Brewing's beervangelist and vice president of brand and lifestyle and a co-owner, tipped back on some desserty gin and beer topics Thursday morning with Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis."

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Furniture City Creamery Ups Deliciousness for Dessert Wars

We've been featuring a lot of baked goods leading up to Dessert Wars 2015, but we can't forget about everyone's favorite cold treat - ice cream.

I sat down with Rachel Franko from Furniture City Creamery today to talk about her shop and what they'll be offering up for us to taste test Thursday night. 

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Angela Paasche/Channel 95.7
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Cygnus 27 Frushis Up for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Cygnus 27 is coming down again for Dessert Wars, literally.

The Latin influenced-cuisine restaurant, located on the glass-towered 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza hotel, returns for Dessert Wars 2015 on Thursday night at the Amway Grand's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Chef Doug and Lead Baker Lisa brought in some Cyngus 27-prepared frushi (fruit sushi) samples and dished on Dessert Wars with Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis."

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Grand Cakes
Grand Cakes
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Grand Cakes Gears Up For Dessert Wars with Lots of Sweet Treats [Audio]

Grand Cakes is gearing up for Dessert Wars, and today owner Tracey stopped in and brought me a plethora of tasty treats.

Her visit was tied to Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel’s Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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