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Grand Rapids’ Brewery Vivant Make Thrillists’ ‘Best Nachos in America’ List

Nachos might be one of my all time favorite foods. But they have to be done right. None of that sick, fake, liquid cheese and all of the guac, onions, jalapeños, spicy chicken, and sour cream. Yum.

Now you might read that description and think, "No no. Good nachos must have beef!" Or "Um, fake liquid cheese is delicious..."

Listen, we all might have different opinions on what "good nachos" are. Well you're sure to find something meeting your standards on Thrillists' "The 21 Best Nachos in America"-- and Grand Rapids' Brewery Vivant made the list!

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Griffins Get Back On Track With OT Win [Video]

The Grand Rapids Griffins evened up their best-of-7 AHL Western Conference final with the Utica Comets with a 3-2 thriller at the Van Friday night.

But many people, including Griffs coach Jeff Blashill, didn't see the game winning goal. 

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5 Ties That’ll Make Your Neck the Best-Looking Neck in the Room

A well-dressed man is a man with a well-chosen neck tie.

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Courtesy Kent County Animal Shelter
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Stuffed Tiger in Grand Rapids’ Yard Prompts Call to Animal Control

If I saw a tiger in someone's backyard I'd probably squeal with joy and then try to make it my best friend.

I'm not saying it's a good idea--  I just love kitties! And I'd probably make a bad decision regarding a big, wild cat because I'd just want to snuggle with it.

Anyway. Animal control got called to a yard in Grand Rapids because this very thing happened. Except the tiger was actually a stuffed animal.

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It’s Coming to Grand Rapids August 15 & 16!

The 97.9 WGRD staff has been bouncing off the walls with excitement over the craziness that is coming to Grand Rapids. Now, we are thrilled to invite you to come bounce with us at the Insane Inflatable 5K!

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‘Jaws’ Is Coming Back to Theaters For Its 40th Anniversary

On June 20, 1975 a movie about an angry fish opened in about 500 theaters around the country. It was called Jaws, it was directed a guy named Steven Spielberg, it was scary as hell, and it changed the world forever. Its unique release strategy (wide instead of limited), intense television marketing campaign, and record-breaking box office essentially created the summer movie season (and made Spielberg a household name). 40 years later, regardless of its impact, Jaws remains a masterpiece, and a much better and more interesting movie than the vast majority of so-called summer blockbusters that it birthed.

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Ministry Set to Bring the Metal to the Intersection This Sunday!

Ministry to making their way to the Intersection this coming Sunday!

Al Jourgensen and his crazy amount of piercings in his face are looking to rock the Intersection, and you need to check out the show!

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New Pop Evil Song to Premiere on WGRD This Monday!

It's been mentioned, talked about, etc.

The time has finally come for Pop Evil to premiere a brand new song this coming Monday exclusively on 97.9 WGRD!

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Photo Courtesy of Sam Iannamico
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Griffins to Host Playoff Party at Rosa Parks Circle Thursday

The Grand Rapids Griffins, in partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., will host a rally at Rosa Parks Circle on Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to pump up fans and welcome home the Griffins in their playoff quest to “Bring It Back”. 

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Asking Alexandria Announces New Singer and Release New Music [Video]

Several months back, Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria left the band to focus on his new project, We Are Harlot. Asking Alexandria have been scheduling shows, but not talking about their new singer, so that's been the biggest question in all the AA fans' minds. Who is the new voice?

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Watch ‘The End of the Tour’ Trailer for the Movie Shot in Grand Rapids [Video]

Last year, our city got invaded by movie makers, in a really good way. Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg shot a lot of scenes for the new movie 'The End of the Tour' here in Grand Rapids, and they even took over our studios for a couple days, to film scenes.

You can see some great GR shots in the trailer, of 28th, downtown on the Interstate, there's even a brief shot of Jason in front of one of our microphones in there!

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Putt-Putt’s Bar on Grand Rapids’ West Side Under Investigation for Alleged Illegal Gambling

Putt-Putt's, a popular bar on Grand Rapids' West Side is being investigated for alleged illegal gambling.

WZZM-13 reports that on May 19th police executed a search warrant at the bar on West Fulton Street.

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