[Updated: 1:30 p.m., CST, 9/8/2008]
A link to the conference program is on the right, just below our list of USIH contributors. What follows is a list of useful links to be updated, on an ongoing basis, from now until the days just before we head to Grand Rapids.
– Days Inn (right next to the Eberhard Center—mention that you’re attending the Great Lakes History Conference and you’ll get a minor discount)
– Marriott Courtyard (across the river from the Center)
– Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (also right across the river)
– Radisson Hotel (a short drive from the Center)
– Brayton House Bed & Breakfast (1.4 miles from Center)
– Amtrak and Greyhound make stops in Grand Rapids.
– Gerald R. Ford International Airport
– Calder City Taxi, 616-454-8080.
– Metro Cars (car service), at [email protected] or 616-827-6700 or 616-827-6500.
Restaurants, Bars, BrewPubs, and Night Clubs
– B.O.B. (Big Old Building, varieties of cuisine)
– The Black Rose (Irish pub)
– Bistro Bella Vita (Mediterranean, martinis)
– Charley’s Crab (seafood)
– Cottage Bar (next door to One Trick Pony)
– Founders Brewing Company (only deli/sandwich food)
– Hopcat (48 taps, 150 bottles, Michigan brew specialties, single malt scotches, many wines)
– The Intersection (a night club)
– Leo’s (high quality variety)
– Louis Benton Steak House
– Maggie’s Kitchen (Mexican, “authentic TexMex,” so says Paul Murphy’s wife)
– One Trick Pony (variety of entrees)
– Restaurant Bloom (upscale)
– Rockwell’s Kitchen and Tap (classic American food, pub)
– San Chez (tapas bistro)
– Republic (California-influenced cuisine, artwork)
– XO (Asian fusion)
– Z’s Grille and Bar (American food, great ribs)
– USIH Team’s Google Map [courtesy of Jodi (my wife)- TL]