Iechyd Da Food Fight Fall Harvest wins my foodie heart

Eatin’ with Sasquash (right) was the clear winner for us with its sage chicken sausage, spinach, mozzarella and all the right sweet and spice.

Eatin’ with Sasquash (right) was the clear winner for us with its sage chicken sausage, spinach, mozzarella and all the right sweet and spice.

Dan and I are celebrating our 4-year wedding anniversary with a long weekend in Grand Rapids, MI, where will explore Art Prize, eat lots of tasty food and discover its wonderland of breweries. We loved Brewery Vivant and are looking forward to trying Grand Rapids Brewing Company and others.

Wednesday after work Dan proclaimed it was now vacation and he wanted to go out. There really aren’t many better ways to begin vacation than with our favorite local brew pub — Iechyd Da. We also much enjoyed stumbling upon a few friends from my work there. I was happy Dan could finally meet a coworker I lovingly call Beer Jim.

Iechyd Da is in week three of a wonderful seasonal food venture: Food Fight Fall Harvest: Battle Butternut!Iechyd Da is in week three of a wonderful seasonal food venture: Food Fight Fall Harvest: Battle Butternut! I’m sad to tell you I missed beets, one of my favorite veggies — so vibrant and versatile! Both pizzas featuring butternut squash were beautiful and scrumptious, but Eatin’ with Sasquash was the clear winner for us with its sage chicken sausage, spinach, mozzarella and all the right sweet and spice.

Next week they’ll be featuring cauliflower and the following will be cabbage, so don’t miss it. I love that Iechyd Da always has special seasonal dishes and I consider their pizza my favorite in the area. Venturi is a close second and is a totally different style and fanciness level.

Wednesday I had the smooth and nutty-tasting Truth Serum nut brown ale in honor of my former employer, The Elkhart Truth, and Dan enjoyed the 1635 English mild and said it had just the right amount of bitterness.I almost forgot to mention the beer. We love Iechyd Da beer. We believe it’s the best for miles. Wednesday I had the smooth and nutty-tasting Truth Serum nut brown ale in honor of my former employer, The Elkhart Truth, and Dan enjoyed the 1635 English mild and said it had just the right amount of bitterness.

I want to comment on the atmosphere briefly. They don’t do service in the traditional way, but it works. And Dan pointed out last night that you’d never know who was managing (if anyone) on any given night. The staff all appear to manage their duties with finesse and focus. On a Wednesday, it was quite impressively busy. They must be doing something right.

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