It's here, and it's happening.  "Cool Brews. Hot Eats" is called the winter version of Restaurant Week, but it has more of a focus on West Michigan craft beers.

Last week I wrote about 'Cool Brews, Hot Eats' and now, it's happening.  It's a celebration of food and West Michigan craft breweries.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13 reports that local chefs from 57 different restaurants and breweries, have created beer infused dishes and menus including beer pairings.

This weekend, the first weekend of 'Cool Brews, Hot Eats,' February 23 and 24, is also the weekend of the Winter Beer Festival and there will probably be a lot of crossover.

Janet Korn of Experience Grand Rapids said that if you didn't get a ticket for Winter Beer Festival, which is sold out, by the way, and you still want to come to Beer City USA, and still have the experience, you can visit craft breweries, and the restaurants for the fabulous food and brew.

To learn more about the event and which restaurants are participating, click here. To see a local chef put together one of the dishes for 'Cool Brews, Hot Eats' just click HERE!