Executive chef Rick Bower first encountered the principles of sustainable fine dining at the age of 15, through a high school program. His passion for acting locally to protect delicate ecosystems globally is directly reflected in his menu at Coast 236 Restaurant and Bar in the Lake Michigan town of Saugatuck.
Coast 236 honored by James Beard Foundation as Smart Catch Leader
The Saugatuck restaurant has been recognized for its commitment to sustainable seafood sourcing. Saugatuck’s Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as a Smart Catch Leader.
Coast 236 featured on Grand Rapids Magazine
Saugatuck restaurant launches dinner series with food, wine pairings
The Saugatuck restaurant Coast 236 is launching a dinner series that will feature visiting chefs and food and wine pairings made specially for the events.
Coast 236, at 236 Culver St. in Saugatuck, said it will host the first event in “The Coast 236 Chef Series” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, with six courses made by Chef Reinhard Barthel Jr. and Coast 236’s Executive Chef Rick Bower, alongside six wine selections from Sommelier Mindy Trafman.
Exploring excellent eateries in Saugatuck and Douglas
They love the Saugatuck-Douglas area on eightWest. There are so many different fun places to explore, especially places that serve food! Coast 236 and Isabel’s Market & Eatery are just two of the amazing restaurants located in the Saugatuck-Douglas area. Mary Fechtig, co-owner of both businesses, joins WoodTV eight West to talk about what they offer!
West Michigan restaurants honored in wine publication
Several West Michigan wine bars and restaurants won a 2021 Restaurant Award by Wine Spectator
Coast 236 featured on Thrillist
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