Palio in Grand Rapids is Booming!

Since opening earlier this summer, Palio has built some wonderful community relationships with local businesses like Experience Grand Rapids, the Hampton Inn (with many thanks to its incredible staff), the hospital, and many other local businesses that have welcomed them into the community. Palio Grand Rapids General Manager Bill Koelsch had this to say, “Grand […]

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Real Seafood Co. Toledo & Zia’s Donates to Bikes for Kids

Real Seafood Company Toledo and Zia’s are happy to announce their participation in a great program this summer! Charles E. Boyk Law Office is partnering with Wersell’s Bike Shop to hold its annual Bikes for Kids project where one deserving child is gifted a free bike, helmet and lock each week of the summer. Both restaurants are working with Charles […]

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The Chop House Ann Arbor’s Chef Adam VanBerkum Volunteers at Food Gatherers

Food Gatherers, an Ann Arbor, Michigan based non-profit organization, developed the Community Kitchen Job Training Program to promote a culinary connection to at-risk teens helping to give them new skills and focus. The program is part of Food Gatherers’ mission not merely to alleviate hunger, but also address its root causes. The program has successfully […]

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Ciao! Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Ciao! has reached a great milestone in celebrating the restaurant’s 25th anniversary on July 26, 2017 at Ciao! in Sylvania, Ohio. The evening was a celebration filled with live music from Candace Coleman and Chris Brown, great food and service provided by Ciao!’s loyal staff, and of course their wonderful guests that filled the dining […]

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Ciao! Exceeds Inspection Expectations

Running a restaurant day-to-day is a difficult task, operating a restaurant that exceeds county health inspection standards seems merely impossible. District Manager Terry Kretz proves that it can be done, not once but twice. Ciao! Ristorante in Sylvania, Ohio has earned perfect scores with zero violations during two Toledo – Locus County health inspections.  Inspections […]

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Making mouthwatering meatballs – it’s all gravy

On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, well… you know the rest. Make sure you hang on to those meatballs because March 9 is National Meatball Day, and meatball lovers have some celebrating to do! Because of their versatility, meatballs are found in almost every culture. From Italian-style meatballs […]

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New Opening Gratzi Midland

Midland Daily News | Gratzi has been announced as downtown Midland’s newest restaurant, located in The H Residence on the corner of Ashman and Main Streets.  Full article at: http://www.ourmidland.com/news  

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Palio Grand Rapids Grand Opening Coming Soon!

grbj.com | Italian restaurant on Medical Mile coming this spring! Full article at: http://www.grbj.com/articles

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Palio Grand Rapids To Open!

MLIVE | Longtime Ann Arbor restaurant expanding to Grand Rapids. Full Article at: http://www.mlive.com/news

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Palio Grand Rapids Repalces El Barrio

WOODTV | A new Italian restaurant called Palio will be moving into the former El Barrio Mexican Grill on Michigan Street NE. Full article at:  http://woodtv.com/2017

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The Chop House Toledo Grand Opening

The Blade (front page) http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2017/01/26/Upscale-Chop-House-set-to-open-in-downtown-Toledo.html WTOL Play / Download Play / Download Play / Download 13abc: Play / Download Play / Download NBC24: Play / Download  

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THE CHOP HOUSE CHARLESTON

Great job Larry Riddle, general manager at The Chop House in West Virginia for his TV debut with Road Trippin’s Terry Burhans introducing The Chop House’s participation in this year’s restaurant week. Video at: RoadTrippin’

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2017 MSV TOP KNIFE

Congratulations go to George Sztroin, from Stillwater Grill in Okemos, Mich. for winning the 2017 MSV Top Knife! “Winning Mainstreet Ventures’ annual MSV Top Knife competition is like being named top chef of the restaurant group.” See article by Mary Bilyeu at ToledoBlade.com/food. Also visit MainstreetVenturesInc.com/TopKnife for the online photo album.

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CHERRY STREET MISSION THANKSGIVING IN TOLEDO, 2016

Real Seafood Co Toledo’s Facebook Photo Album: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RealSeafoodCoToledo/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154672649898211   Cherry Street Mission finishes holiday feast season By: The Blade http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2016/11/28/Cherry-Street-Mission-finishes-holiday-feast-season.html   Staff and volunteers at Real Seafood help serve Thanksgiving dinner to those in need By: Vanessa Fayz, Reporter, WTOL 11 http://www.wtol.com/story/30612659/staff-and-volunteers-at-real-seafood-help-serve-thanksgiving-dinner-to-those-in-need   Volunteers deliver free Thanksgiving meals By: KAYLA STRAYER http://nbc24.com/news/local/volunteers-deliver-free-thanksgiving-meals   Volunteers help […]

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STILLWATER GRILL

Brighton’s Stillwater Grill under new ownership. Michigan’s Best Steakhouse: 49 must-see photos from Stillwater Grill and The Knight Cap

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Mike Gibbons Wins Silver Plate Award at IFMA

We are happy to announcement that Mike Gibbons is the 2015 recipient of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) Silver Plate Award in the Independent Restaurant / Multi-Concept Operator category, and is a nominee for the Gold Plate award! Annually, IFMA grants Silver Plate Awards in nine operator categories and honors one winner with the […]

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Restaurant staffers vie for bragging rights in Top Knife competition

Restaurant staffers vie for bragging rights in Top Knife competition BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR Anyone can cook. That’s the motto of famed chef Auguste Gusteau in the 2007 animated film Ratatouille. Donnie Reddick, a father of six boys, is a case in point. But more about him later. The Ann Arbor-based Mainstreet Ventures […]

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MSV Top Knife 2015

MAINSTREET VENTURES’ TOP KNIFE WINNER DONNIE REDDICK Congratulations to this year’s Mainstreet Ventures (MSV) Top Knife winner Donnie Reddick from Zia’s Italian restaurant in Toledo, Ohio! Click here for the full story.

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Cherry Street Mission Ministries Thanksgiving Dinner

  “A Thanksgiving to Remember”  for Guests of Cherry Street Mission Ministries ~by Mainstreet Ventures Inc.   Toledo, OH –   We have an amazing community!  With more people reaching out for help, we are blessed with more people reaching out to serve those in need. Cherry Street Mission Ministries, the largest shelter for homeless in NW […]

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2014 Deals of the Year: Mezzevino

Mainstreet Ventures reinvested in downtown Ann Arbor this year with the opening of a new concept for the 33-year-old company: a Mediterranean restaurant named Mezzevino that draws on inspiration from Italy, France, Greece, Spain and Morocco. The restaurant opened at 120 E. Liberty St., in the former Kuroshio space. Mainstreet Ventures exposed brick walls in the building […]

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