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Grandwiches with a Local Bent

Grandwiches locavores can feel good about--there are AT LEAST TWO local ingredients listed by source. Note that this is based on the website description - if you are an entrant who can tell us what local sources you used for your Grandwich, let me know and I can add it! Vote on your favorites below (this is just for fun, you have to register for the vote to count for the actual competition). Visit downtowngr.org/grandwich for the official site. And for more locavore news, visit eatlocalwestmichigan.com.

Birch Lodge Tex-Mex Philly

Tex-Mex Philly: a juicy grilled Philly steak with Birckman's melted chipotle monterey jack cheese, red peppers, green peppers, white onions, black beans, & chipotle ranch on a Schnitz Bakery French sub. Served with Brickman's salt & pepper kettle crunch chips. Pair this with any one of our ice cold Michigan craft beers.

CitySen BrewHouse

Smoked and braised Little Town brisket; piled high on a fresh baked Nantucket bun. Irish porter cheese, Imperial horsey sauce, pink pickled beer onions, and zesty argula. Served with Cajun fries.

Grand Rapids Brewing Company Colt

Heffron Farms short rib, house smoked bacon, cha cha sauce, sunny egg, crunchy slaw, served on a Nantucket Baking Co. brewers grain bun.

Grand Woods Lounge Cherry Apple Chicken Club

Shredded Chicken Salad full of Michigan Cherries and Apples. Topped with Thick Bacon and Candied Pecans and served on Fresh Ciabatta Bread with Spring Greens and Tomato. Choice of Krinkle Cut Fries or Fiesta Corn Salad.

HopCat Beer Ice Cream Sandwich

Nantucket Baking Company's brewers grain strawberry cookie, R.F Johnson and sons local strawberries, palazzolo's gelato infused with Hopcat's strawberry-rhubarb Zugspitze hefewizen.

J. Gardellas Son of a Brisket

Ace Bakery Cornbread with Little Town Jerky Brisket with fresh corn and zucchini salad and drizzled with an in house sauce.

McFaddens Shephard's Smash

Nantucket Baking Company crusty potato and rosemary bread, creamy horseradish whipped potatoes, ground S&S lamb, spiced carrot slaw, spring peas, smoked Great Lakes cheddar, Jameson caramelized onions, Perrin's Kona brown gravy.

McKay's Downtown Royale with Blue Cheese

G&A Detroit Baking Co. brioche bun, S&S Lamb Ham-burger (grass-fed beef cut with ground ham), S&S Lamb candied bacon, house-made bleu cheese ice cream coin, Old World Olive Press chocolate balsamic reduction, spicy micro greens, topped with shaved pickled beet relish. All Michigan products.

Reserve BLT

BLT - vanilla bacon, heirloom lettuce, beefsteak tomato, garlic mayo, on toasted Dutch white bread. Bacon, cured by Reserve - belly (Jake's Country Meats) from Cassopolis, vanilla (Beanilla) from Uganda, lettuce (Vertical Paradise Farm) and tomatoes (Real Food Farms) from Caledonia, mayo by Reserve with garlic, eggs (Visser Farms), and oil (Zoye) from Zeeland, bread (Kismet Bakery) from Fennville. Served with soup, salad or pork fat fries.

San Chez "Beer Can" Monte Cristo

Oberon jerk braised chicken (Bell's brewery), French Texas toast from Van's Bakery, Evergreen Lane Creamery Chevre, Victory Farms Grilled Beets, Pineapple, Mango and Michigan Bee Honey Co. Jalapeno Chutney.

Sundance Grill 151 Ottawa

All of your favorite ingredients that you love from Sundance; Old Smokehouse bacon, fresh avocado, spicy chorizo frittata, jalapenos, generous amount of Colby and Jack cheeses, magic sauce (seasoned crème fresh) on grilled Van’s English muffin bread! No Wimps, No Whiners!

Terra GR Grilled Cheese Tomato Dip

Local & artisinal cheeses, pickled kale and charred stem relish, bitter greens on a house-made baguette served with a herbed tomato broth.

The B.O.B. Grand BLT

Nantucket Baking Co. Craqueline Brioche, crispy heirloom green tomato, Jacob Acres bibb lettuce, sugar spiced bacon, raspberry honeycomb mustard and fried farm egg. Served with spicy house pork rinds and compressed watermelon skewer.

The Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott

House-made pastrami sandwich. Sobie Meats brined brisket that has been pepper crusted, smoked and roasted in house. Pastrami is topped with slightly sweet pickled red cabbage, spicy pickle relish, and mustard using Shorts Brewing "Nicie Spicie" beer all piled onto a Nantucket Baking Company pretzel. Sandwich is accompanied with homemade Michigan beer battered onion rings. Try one of our six local micro-brews on tap to complete the experience!

Two Beards Deli Mantlers

A true Michigan creation, featuring Michigan Venison sage apple sausage, house-made bacon and sauekraut, our horseradish mustard, white cheddar, roasted apples and spring mix on dark rye and grilled.

Winchester Dom

Two house ground, flat top cooked all natural beef patties, Hudson Valley foie gras, Michigan white cheddar cheese, house made dijonnaise on Nantucket Bakery brioche bun. Served with a side of hand cut French fries, mornay sauce and River Valley Poultry Farms organic egg.

Z's Bar and Restaurant Banh MI Sandwich

Caramel braised Ebels Meats pork belly on locally baked French bread with Kingma's liver pate, pickled MI carrots and radishes, cilantro, cucumber and Sriachi mayo. Accompanied by our house-made kettle chips dusted with smoked sea salt.