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Reds is Moving to New Space

RedWater Restaurant Group Announces “Reds” Moving to the Newly Renovated Building (formerly the Acorn Grille) at Thousand Oaks Golf Club

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 3, 2016)RedWater Restaurant Group announced today that the Reds On the River (Reds), on the Rogue River in the City of Rockford, will be moving into the former Acorn Grille at Thousand Oaks Golf Club. The lease in the Promenade Building in Rockford expires June 30th, 2016; Reds is preparing for a transition into a new space at Thousand Oaks Golf Club in Grand Rapids, off of 5 Mile Road and the East Beltline. The restaurant at Thousand Oaks is currently closed while it is being remodeled. The new construction should be completed by the end of March, and the restaurant will reopen in April rebranded as Reds at Thousand Oaks.

After months of negotiations, Reds was unable to come to a financial agreement on the upcoming lease renewal in the Promenade Building. It became apparent through these efforts that Reds would need to move from the Rockford location they have occupied for almost 10 years. Craig Smith, Chief Operating Officer of Redwater Restaurant Group, states “Although we love being located in downtown Rockford, we were met with a difficult decision, either grow and evolve in a new space, or be limited by the current lease, parking area, and the constraints of the building”.

During negotiations, RedWater Restaurant Group, Reds on the River’s parent company, decided to partner with Watermark Properties and Thousand Oaks Golf Club. This partnership offered another option.

The new space under construction at Thousand Oaks has double the kitchen space, allowing Reds to expand the menu, along with a new bar and restaurant interior and patio seating.   The new building will feature a contemporary design and welcoming environment. Smith states, “All are welcome in the newly renovated space, golfers and foodies alike will enjoy the view and recently-updated casual environment”.   The patio will feature two tiers of seating, fire pits, and a covered deck with the view of the award-winning, Thousand Oaks Golf course.

The menu will include the best of Reds and Thousand Oaks’ entrees, sandwiches, and salads, but will expand to include artisan pizzas, offering something for everyone. Along with the revamped food menu, Reds will continue to feature an extended wine list of over 160 bottle options and 40 glass pours. The new facility will feature a 16 tap system of craft brews and a full liquor selection.

As a thank you to the community for their support and business, Reds will be offering 20% off all food and beverage purchases from March 7th until closing.

Reds is a part of RedWater Restaurant Group which includes Gravity Taphouse Grille, Rush Creek Bistro, FireRock Grille, Cork Wine & Grille, and Vintage Prime & Seafood. All Redwater Restaurants are located in the Greater Grand Rapids area.

RedWater Restaurant Group’s mission is to exceed customer expectations by providing memorable dining experiences and consistently creating quality meals using the freshest ingredients at a great value and with exceptional service. Each restaurant is open to the public and includes bar, lunch and dinner service throughout the week. Daily happy hours and special features provide a wide variety of food and drink options.

RedWater Restaurant Group delivers fresh, high-quality, creative menus at competitive prices in a relaxed and casual environment at each of its restaurants.

Thousand Oaks Golf Club recently became part of Watermark Properties, boasting one country club membership with access to four, private golf courses. Other properties include Sunnybrook Country Club, Watermark Country Club, and StoneWater Country Club.

Thanksgiving Drinks!

What to drink on Thanksgiving…

 

Everyone always talks about what to eat on Thanksgiving, but more importantly what are you drinking? Of course you want drinks to complement your Thanksgiving feast, but how do you please everyone’s palates? Below are a list of cocktails, wines and beers to make your Thanksgiving happy for everyone.

 

Beers

For beer drinkers serve beers that can cut through the flavorful, rich foods that your Thanksgiving feast offers. Saisons might be the best beer for Thanksgiving. It’s highly carbonated to cut through the richness of mashed potatoes and gravy or sweet potato pie. It also is high in yeast and has herbal notes that pairs well with stuffing, breads and roasted vegetables. However, if your beer drinker’s palate is less sophisticated a good Oktoberfest will please the masses. These beers are made for fall drinking. There are many Oktoberfest choices from locally brewed such as, Shorts Nobel Chaos or national brands such as, Sam Adams.

 

Wines

White wines should have balanced acidity and red wines should be lighter and low in tannins. Sparkling wines are great for Thanksgiving because they pair with many flavors. I recommend Prosecco or another bubbly wine that is crisp and dry, nothing overly sweet. If bubbles are not your thing a different wine to go with is Gewurztraminer. This slightly dry, with a hint of sweetness white wine pairs great with all things savory. Pinot Noir is the most obvious choice for red wines. It’s earthy flavors and soft fruit overtones pairs great with vegetable dishes, turkey and ham. If you want to step out of the box a bit, lighter red blends can be a perfect complement to your Thanksgiving meal. When looking for a red blend stick to varietals such as, Grenache or Syrah the light tannins and high spice will satisfy your bold red drinkers.

 

Cocktails

Fall brings tons of great flavors that can be incorporated into some awesome cocktails. Below are a couple of recipes for cocktails that you can make ahead of time and keep in pitchers, keeping things easy so you can concentrate on making the best turkey ever!

 

Blackberry Ginger Beer Sipper

(makes 6 drinks)

4 Bottles of Ginger Beer

1/2 Cup of blackberries

2/3 Cup of fresh mint leaves

8 oz. of Vodka or Whiskey (your choice!)

  • In a pitcher muddle (smash) the blackberries and mint leaves together
  • Add the vodka or whiskey and ginger beer. Stir.
  • Add ice and stir again when ready to serve.
  • Pour into champagne glasses and garnish with a fresh mint leaf.

 

Fall Sangria

(makes 6-8 drinks)

1 large apple, cored and diced (sweeter the better)

1 Cup of fresh cranberries

1 large orange, juiced squeezed out and sliced into small pieces

½ cup of raw honey

½ cup of unsweetened 100% cranberry juice

½ cup of brandy

2 750ml bottles of dry Riesling

12 oz of sparkling water

  • In a pitcher add the diced apple, orange juice and orange segments. Wash and dry the fresh cranberries and add them to the fruit mixture.
  • Add the ¼ cup of wine and ½ cup of honey, stir until the honey is dissolved (it helps if the wine is room temperature). Lightly muddle the fruit into the bottom of the pitcher.
  • Add brandy, cranberry juice and the rest of the wine, stir.
  • When ready to serve pour over ice and add sparkling water