GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The five finalists in the first "5x5" night in Grand Rapids had such good ideas, each one is getting some grant money.
"Each did such a great job presenting their ideas," says 5x5 founder Rick DeVos.
DeVos and friends put up $5,000 and invited people to present ideas that could benefit from all or some of the grant money.
"It's about sharing, getting excited about and supporting ideas," says DeVos.
Tuesday night, the five finalists pitched their plans to five judges at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The awards were announced later at Reserve Wine Bar.
The largest grant, $2,000, will support "Fire and Knife," a traveling underground supper club.
"It's to put adventurous food lovers together with adventurous chefs to share an evening of good food and conversations about that food," says creator and chef Brian Gerrity.