GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Today's Behind the Mitten joins you from Pit Stop Catering to talk about Gonzo's search for the best mac and cheese in the state.

Plus, you can get ready to celebrate Traverse City Beer Week, Nov. 13 through Nov. 20.

Local restaurants and breweries will have special events, tastings and other activities throughout the week. Find out why Draft magazine named it one of America's "Three Emerging Beer Towns" and The Travel Channel listed it among the "Top Seven Beer Destinations in North America!"

A full list of events at

Festival of Praise, Nov. 14, Detroit; Nov. 15, Grand Rapids

Christian and gospel music takes center stage for The Festival of Praise Tour, which features some of the biggest names -- Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Kim Burrell and many more.

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GR's Big Talent competition

Musicians, comedians, dancers and more will compete at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Peter Wege Theatre at the Grand Rapids Ballet Co., 341 Ellsworth Ave. SW.

The event will showcase 16 finalists performing for a live audience and celebrity judges including "Gravy" from 105.3 HOT-FM, Steve Zaagman from WZZM-TV and others. Todd Chance of MLive is the emcee. The grand prize is $1,000.

One finalist also will be chosen to perform at the 105.3 HOT-FM New Year's Eve party in downtown Grand Rapids.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at or $15 at the door.