Key Features of the new site include:
When typing something like ‘tacos’, ‘sushi’, or ‘gluten-free’, results appear from both the restaurant directory and the event calendar. When you view a restaurant listing like ‘Uccello’s – Rockford‘, you’ll see it has listing tags. Simply click on ‘gluten-free’ from there and the directory will show you every location that has gluten-free options or a menu. The same is true for tacos, sushi, steaks, outdoor seating, pizza and dozens of other keywords.
You can access the site from your phone, iPad or tablet. You can search the site and browse restaurants and events while on the go!
If you’re looking to advertise your event, restaurant or business, we will now have a new advertising system that allows you to pay online, upload your ad and receive automatic reports that let you know how your campaign is going.
The site will be the biggest change we’ve ever made, but we’re trying to keep the essence as close to the old site as possible. You’ll still find the event calendar grid on the top right of every page and you can still submit events for free. The Weekly Preview is still in the same spot and article posts are underneath, plus the Weekend Guides and specialty event guides for Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s and Halloween will continue!
We are looking forward to providing a better experience for our friends in the Grand Rapids & surrounding West Michigan area.