There is another cool event coming to Grand Rapids beginning Monday, February 18.

It's Cool Brews. Hot Eats.with 57 restaurants featuring beer dishes celebrating Beer City USA, which, of course, is Grand Rapids.

This is the inaugural event and runs through March 2 and restaurants and breweries in the Greater Grand Rapids area.  Local chefs have created beer-infused dishes, using beer as an ingredient, or offering menus that include meals with complementary beer parings.

The event is being centered around the sold out, 8th Annual Winter Beer Festival on February 23, andblends two things that make Grand Rapids a great destination, craft beer and fantastic food.

For a list of all the participating restaurants, just click HERE for the Experience Grand Rapids web site.

Chef Elijah Lopez from City Flats Hotel was my guest this morning on "Andy in the Morning."  He talked all about the event and what he is offering at City Flats.