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Entertainment Editor — Grand Rapids Press, MLive

John Gonzalez is a Journalist, MLive Michigan's Best, baseball coach, Believer, husband,Dancing with the Stars fan, American Idol, pop culture guy.

Michigan Fall Color Tour: Photos from Upper Peninsula waterfalls, lighthouses and sights — SAULT STE. MARIE, MI -- After completing my search for Michigan's Best Steakhouse, I decided I needed to take a break from all the eating and escape to the Upper Peninsula for a little hiking, and R&R.

23 things to do this weekend in Michigan (Oct. 7-11) — Every week John Gonzalez of MLive compiles a list of things to do. Here is his Top 5 list, as well as other events taking place throughout Michigan. These events are from Oct. 7-11, 2015.

Nate Ruess: 'I love Michigan...It's such a friendly place' — Nate Ruess, the two time Grammy winning artist, best known as the frontman of the band fun., is on the road as a solo artist. His poetic lyrics, distinctive voice and signature sound have scored him major hits, including the band's breakthrough single "We Are Young" (from the "Some Nights" CD), as well as Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason" and his first single ("Nothing Without Love") off his solo debut.

Gonzo's Top 5: Things to do this weekend (Oct. 7-11) — It's the final weekend for ArtPrize 2015, so I expect to see you all in downtown Grand Rapids this week. If you want to follow our complete coverage, and get more details regarding daily activities, check our online site at The winners will be announced at 8 p.m. Oct.

Michigan's Best Steakhouse: Our Top 10 list, plus One to Watch and some great bars — The search is over for Michigan's Best Steakhouse. Somehow, I managed to travel to 25 steakhouses - as nominated and voted on by many of you - and lived to tell about it. I only gained three pounds on the 11-day trip, but I have yet to check my cholesterol.

Michigan's Best Steakhouse: Our Top 10 list, plus one to watch and best of the rest — Here is our Top 10 List: Michigan's Best Steakhouse! We've also included our One to Watch, as well as three great bars that offer great steak. Overall, John Gonzalez of MLive traveled to 25 restaurants from Sept. 18-27, 2015.
Oct 01, 2015

Where you can find the best steak in the state. Michigan's Best Steakhouse results are in... Congrats to Bowdies...

Oct 01, 2015

Michigan's Best Steakhouse: Our Top 10 list, plus one to watch and best of the rest. See how Muskegon did:

Michigan's Best Steakhouse: See 55 great steaks, plus links to all of our coverage — LANSING, MI -- Well, tomorrow is the BIG day as we reveal our Top 10 for Michigan's Best Steakhouse. Over the last two days I have been going over all of my notes, as well as photos and videos from each day of our trip to come up with a Top 10 List I think I have it nailed down.

Grand Traverse Pie: New pasties, plus great pies - Video — Mike Busley of the Grand Traverse Pie Company stopped by to see John Gonzalez of on a recent trip to Grand Rapids (Sept. 30, 2015). Mike brought along some great pies, including the new bourbon pecan flavor, as well as authentic beef pasties. More info at

Michigan's Best Steakhouse: 25 great side dishes, appetizers and desserts — John Gonzalez runs down 25 great side dishes, appetizers and desserts he sampled from Sept. 18-27, 2015 on his search for Michigan's Best Steakhouse. He visited 25 restaurants.

Michigan's Best Steakhouse: Check out 47 photos from the Upper Peninsula — Michigan's Best Steakhouse: On Sunday, Sept. 27, John Gonzalez of MLive traveled to the Upper Peninsula to visit his last two stops on the search for the best steakhouse. His first stop was at Hereford & Hops Steakhouse and Brewpub in Escanaba. It is owned by Becky and Don Moody.
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Oct 07, 2015

RT @molly_knight: Not to take anything away from Arrieta, who is #shoving. But two Pirates struck out looking last inning on obvious balls.

Oct 06, 2015

Just heard from Jeff Lobdell of @BeltlineBar They are 20 burritos shy of 5 million. It's going to happen soon.

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