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Places to go: Grandwich Edition

Grandwich sandwich competitionFoodies, you’ve got a full itinerary ahead of you!

Grandwich, the annual search for the best sandwich in Grand Rapids kicked off this week. This year restaurants were asked to be creative while featuring local products. With nearly two dozen entries, consider letting us do the driving to the many Grandwich destinations throughout the city so you can get your votes in.

┬áJuly 7 to July 14 — Participating restaurants will highlight their Grandwich feature entry on their menus. This means you can visit, try sandwiches and then vote online for your favorites.

Monday, July 27 — The Top 10 sandwiches will be announced.

Thursday, July 31 — A panel of give judges comprised of Grand Rapids celebrities and culinary professionals will announce the winner after visiting each of the top 10 restaurants to sample their entries.

1. Bagger Daves — Crispy Cheese Bacon Burger

Routes nearby: Silver Line, 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 50

2. Bar Divani — The Divani

Routes nearby: 1, 4, 6, 13, 14, 15, South DASH

3. Blue Dog Tavern — Westside Polish Pastrami Burger

Routes nearby: 9, 18

4. Bulls Head Tavern — Pulled Bacon Dutch Crunch

Routes nearby: Silver Line, 6, 9, 11, 19, 50,

5. CitySen Lounge — Ricky Ricardo

Routes nearby: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 19

6. Cottage Bar — Loaded Grill Cheese

Routes nearby: Silver Line, 4, 14, 15,

7. Fish Lads — Michigan Po’ Boy

Routes nearby: Silver Line 1, 2

8. Flanagan’s Irish Pub — Grilled Strawberry & Goat Cheese Sandwich

Routes nearby: 9, 11, 19, 50, 51

9. Founders Brewing Co. — Skirt Steak Sandwich

Routes nearby: Located directly across the street from Rapid Central Station; most routes reach Founders.

10. Garage Bar and Grill — Brisket Sandwich

Route nearby: 7

11. Grand Rapids Brewing Company — The Peach Pitt

Routes nearby: Silver Line, 1, 4, 13, 14, 15

12. Grand Woods Lounge — Grand Bison Burger

Located just two blocks from Rapid Central Station.

13. HopCat — Club Monte Frisco

Routes nearby: 1, 4, 6, 13, 14, 15

14. J. Gardella’s — The Edgar Pickled Po

Routes nearby: 1, 4, 6, 13, 14, 15

15.McFadden’s — The Nawlins Sandwich

Routes nearby: 1, 4, 6, 13, 14, 15

16. Peppino’s — Panino Estate

Routes nearby: 1, 2, 3

17. Raad’s Mediterranean Grill — Jambalaya Wrap

Routes nearby: 4, 6, 14

18. Rockwell Republic — Truffle Mushroom Burger

Routes nearby: 1, 3, 6, 13

19. San Chez Bistro — Cuban Pork Mojo

Routes nearby: 1, 4, 6, 13, 14, 15

20. Sip Organic Juice Bar — The Sipster

Route nearby: 6

21. Stella’s Lounge — What Happens At Stella’s Stays At Stella’s

Routes nearby: 1, 4, 6, 13, 14, 15,

22. Tavern on the Square — The Tavern Quack

Routes nearby: 1, 2, 3 — also just a short walk away from Rapid Central Station.

23. The BOB – Bobarino’s | The Gilmore Collection — Revolution Burger

Routes nearby: Silver Line, 1, 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 50,

24. The Cheshire Grill — Granny’s at The Grill

Route nearby: 11

25. Vault Express Cafe — Calder City Club

Routes nearby: Silver Line, 6, 11, 13, 19, 51

Learn more about Grandwich by visiting their website. Don’t forget to vote! http://www.grandwichgr.com/

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.