Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and Neighborhood Ventures have announced the top 10 finalists who will compete to win the title of Grandwich 2014.

The competition began July 8, with over 30 restaurants entering their sandwich creations into a competition to determine the best Grand Rapids sandwich of 2014. Since then, the public has been encouraged to visit participating restaurants in Grand Rapids, try the sandwiches entries, and vote for their favorites. Public vote determined the top 10 sandwiches.

 The top ten creations come from the following restaurants:

  • The Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott
  • The B.O.B.
  • The Cheshire Grill
  • Flat Lander's
  • Grand Rapids Brewing Company
  • HopCat
  • San Chez
  • Skywalk Deli
  • Stella's Lounge
  • Sweet Mellisa's

The winner of the Grandwich competition will be determined August 1 at Rosa Parks Circle. From 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Grand Rapidians will be encouraged to stop by the park and try samples of the top 10 sandwiches after making a $5 donation to Kids' Food Basket.

At the event, three local celebrity judges will taste all 10 sandwiches award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners at 1 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for the People's Choice winner. There will also be music for guests and activities for kids which will include face painting and the opportunity to decorate lunch bags for Kids' Food Basket.