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Restaurant Week Grand Cocktail Winners Announced

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Restaurant Week was another huge success in Grand Rapids, wrapping up Sunday, with thousand enjoying some fabulous food at over 60 restaurants. I tried several, and I certainly can vouch for some wonderful food.

However, food wasn’t the only thing happening. There was the Grand Cocktail Competition, judged by a panel of judges, me included, and a public voting part of the contest as well. Here are the winners:

Tara VanderMolen
Licari’s Sicilian Pizza Kitchen
3rd Place Judged Competition for “Old Fashioned Infusion”
“Best Woodford Old Fashioned”
Grand Cocktail 2014
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

Daniel Lovig
Bar Divani
3rd Place Judged Competition for “Bourbon Bunny”
“Best Woodford Summer Cocktail”
Grand Cocktail 2014
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

Melissa Dembny’
FireRock Grille
2nd Place Judged Competition for “Woodford Cherry Old Fashioned”
““Best Woodford Old Fashioned”
Grand Cocktail 2014
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

Jeff Dabkowski
Terra GR
2nd Place Judged Competition for “Summer Bourbon Brew”
“Best Woodford Summer Cocktail”
Grand Cocktail 2014
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

Joshua Hallwachs
The Pearl Street Grill
Grand Prize Winner Judged Competition for “The Woodsman”
“Best Woodford Old Fashioned”
Grand Cocktail 2014
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

Garry Boyd
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon
Grand Prize Winner Judged Competition for “Blambic Shrub Punch”
“Best Woodford Summer Cocktail”
Grand Cocktail 2014
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

People’s Choice Award
Melissa Dembny
FireRock Grille for “Old Fashioned Infusion”
“Best Woodford Old Fashioned”
Grand Cocktail 2014
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

People’s Choice Award
Melissa Dembny
FireRock Grille for “Cherry Ginger Fizz”
“Best Woodford Summer Cocktail”
Grand Cocktail 2014
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

Congrats to all the winners.  Hope you all had a chance to try some of the super concoctions.

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