On October 18, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host Flight Friday, a food and drink sampling event, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
What is a flight, you ask? In a nutshell, a flight is a number of small samples of food or drink, for the purpose of trying multiple styles or flavors in moderate quantities, in one sitting. Most people are familiar by now with flights of beer or spirits, but did you know that food can be served in flights too?
Next Friday, Market guests can sample unique and tasty flight-sized specials throughout the Market Hall. From flights of spirits and bubble tea to mini scones, ice cream and wings, the Downtown Market is celebrating the adventurous eater, with opportunities to try new flavors and different types of food and drinks in small tastes.
Some examples of merchant flight offerings include:
- SLOWS BAR-B-Q: Colonel Taylor Flight: Colonel Taylor Whiskey flight including Single Barrel, Barrel Proof, and Small Batch varieties
- SWEETIE-LICOUS: Classic Cookie Trio: 3 of our Class (smaller) size cookies tied in a decorative bag
- MADCAP: Tasters Flight: Three courses will include a Featured Coffee, One and One, and Barista’s Choice
- FIELD & FIRE: Scone Flight: miniature scones in 3 flavors – chocolate chip, sweet cream, and cranberry orange
- LOVE’S ICE CREAM: Ice Cream Flight: Our classic flight featuring 5 flavors of your choosing
- RAK THAI: Bubble Tea Flight: Thai Tea, Coconut, Strawberry, and Peach Bubble Tea tasters with Tapioca Pearls or substitute
- SOCIAL KITCHEN: Hummus Trio: Traditional Chick Pea, Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Hummus served with fresh baked pita bread.
- JUJU BIRD: Flight of Wings: Choice of boneless or classic wings with 5 of our signature sauces: Honey BBQ, Garlic Parmesan, Buffalo, Teriyaki Fire, & Nashville Hot
- SPICE & TEA MERCHANTS: Fall-tastic Flight: Warm your inside with our autumnal teas. Drink warm or hot to wrap a hug around you on a cold day. Apple Spice, Pumpkin Spice Chai, & Turmeric Cider.
- BLISS & VINEGAR: Signature Flight: Hearty Southwest Chicken bowl, delicious Vegan Bliss salad and Tommy Smokes wrap.