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The Art of Polishing Off: Birthday at Social GR

Today, I have another "The art of Polishing Off". Monday was my 23rd birthday and my friends took me out to Social Kitchen in Grand Rapids. With getting together over dinner was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday. Just a simple dinner, nothing to crazy. And It was a new experience for me too. I had never been to Social but I'll tell ya, it was delicious. We all ordered a drink, socialized, then ordered fries. Without thinking, I thought it was going to be a basket of fries. But...It was a behemoth mountain of fried spuds. It came with a garlic aioli and some ketchup. We all dug in and demolished the tray. 

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The Art of Polishing Off: Harless + Hugh

First of all, I'd love to thank you guys for all of the love and support with the passing of Grandma. And the amazing birthday wishes. You guys are truly amazing and I can't help to feel grateful for you all. Today, I want to feature a segment on the blog. I'm calling this "The Art of Polishing it Off". It's going to be a series in where I'm visit restaurants and simple get dinner with the people that I love. A simple concept but something that takes me to my childhood having dinners with Grandma Boyd. 

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Drinks at Gray Skies Distillery

With loving the entirety of craft, I've always been a fan of grabbing a  drink with a few friends. Last Saturday when the weather was warm, Kristin Jones, her husband Matt, and a new friend Joanna all met at Gray Skies. Gray Skies is a distillery in downtown Grand Rapids and it brings this Scandinavian aesthetic to the city. Along with Sovengard, there isn't much of a Scandinavian styled facility around. Thanks to my boss at work, I wouldn't have known about this quaint distillery.

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Ferris Barista Throw down - The Trust Building

When school is finished for the week, homework is not a necessity, and you have a free night, you head out on the town. A couple friends and I headed to Ferris Coffee Co.  for their Barista throw down. Blake and I arrived early, grabbed some food, and waited for the throw down to start. As the baristas arrived, I saw a few that I knew and I even saw Bisera of Lush Gourmet. With uniting with some old friends, it was a beautiful night. 

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