Winter is back, and with it come the wishes for warmer days and sunny skies. But a new restaurant is bringing the warm vibes to West Michigan.
"Almost think stay-cation or a sanctuary to escape these winter months," said Tyler Kershek, general manager of Citizen.
Skies are always sunny inside the restaurant. With palm fronds and pineapples throughout the place, guests feel like they've escaped the cold. At least, temporarily.
"It's beautiful in here," said one diner. "It makes me feel warm. It makes me feel like I'm in the tropics."
We serve brunch all weekend from 10am-3pm. Come vibe with us... it’s warm, bright & tropical in here. Featuring our Okonamiyaki: Green Onion Pancake, Pork Belly, Sunny Side Up Eggs & Smoked Hollandaise. Our Zen Mary with our House infused Thai Chili Vodka & Citizen Bloody Mary mix. Topped with pickled egg, poached shrimp, and Kimchi! #citizenvibes #citizengr #crestongr
"The movement of farm to table has been and used quite a bit in the city in this area," said Kershek. "We like to have that same philosophy but present different flavors from around the globe."
Another proud feature is the rum Tiki cocktail bar.
Tiki cat, whale or parrot? What’s your fancy for your tiki cocktail? Come elevate with us and brighten up your winter with our tropical island vibes. #citizenvibes #citizengr #crestongrPosted by Citizen on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
"A lot of craft cocktails have lots of rules and lots of boundaries so basically with the Tiki aspect, we get to push those boundaries and put our own spin or twist on Tiki while still maintaining that craft dynamic," said Kershek.
Citizen is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. They also serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
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