Monday, December 31, 2012

New Magazine – Flavor 616 – to Focus on West Michigan’s Hot Culinary Scene

Written by  Dianna Stampfler
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West Michigan has garnered national attention in recent years for its thriving culinary, beverage and agricultural offerings – offering a prime foodie destination centrally located between Chicago and Detroit. Flavor 616 magazine is being introduced in January to celebrate this culture and share the stories behind the area’s top eateries and producers.
“We are extremely fortunate to have the support of some of the region’s top writers, photographers and designers who believe in what we’re doing and want to be a part of something bigger,” says CEO/Publisher Rod Glupker – who honed his experience in the publishing and culinary worlds during 4 years as magazine manager at the now defunct Food For Thought magazine. “The energy that this group of individuals brings to the table is contagious and we are so excited to see what the coming issues may bring.”

Flavor 616 will be distributed for free and will launch with a circulation of 10,000 copies at locations throughout Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon and everywhere inbetween. It will also be available in PDF format online at Articles in the inaugural issue include a feature of Jarred Sper from Perrin Brewing in Walker by Tiffany Ewigleben, Mia & Grace in Muskegon by Marla Miller, Getting Lucky (Auspicious Foods for the New Year) by Michelle Swift, George Aquino’s “Foodienista” take on West Michigan food, Allie Merrick with My Wine Words, Spicing up those Tatas by Cindy Krzykwa, Just Can It by Missy Black, Beer and food with The Beervangelist by Fred Bueltmann  and So much more.

Dianna Stampfler

Dianna Stampfler

Dianna has been referred to as one of the most motivated, energetic and passionate leaders in the tourism industry, with more than 20 years of marketing, public relations and media relations experience.

She launched Promote Michigan in August, 2004 and has successfully established herself as an independent marketing representative for an impressive list of clients including Traverse Tall Ship Company, The Homestead Resort, ShowSpan Inc. (including Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival, Michigan International Auto Show and Grand Rapids Boat Show), Michigan Apple Committee, Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds – Michigan, Harbor Country CVB and Michigan Brewer’s Guild, among others.