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Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
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A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pasta Pasta

Kristin: Shrimp Scampi
I'll admit, when it came out I realized I hadn't ordered what I thought I had (I'm a budding food lover, the lingo gets a little jumbled), but it was good all the same. Still I believe the best part about this meal was the bottle of wine (I don't remember what it was called, maybe Kate does, but it was a very pretty bottle), and the crazy character of our server (I believe she may have been an owner?) All in all I'd go back, but more for the wine special than anything else.

two golden forks out of five

Kate: Wait a minute! I thought I got the Shrimp Scampi! Is it possible that we got the same thing?
This was not my first Pasta Pasta (or Comensoli's) experience as my mother and father ate here when they moved me into my place. And, both experiences have been pretty good. Though, clearly, I am struggling to remember what I had when. So, I will speak in generalities... The food here is very fresh and well prepared. One of the house salad dressings, I believe it is a Sun-dried Tomato Vinaigrette, is yummy and to top it off, there is feta cheese on their house salads. I am sold! I love me some feta! I like how their menu varies in heaviness. Both times, I was able to order a light pasta dish that was void of heavy sauces. Perfect for my diet. And, Kristin is not kidding when she says that the wine was good. Both times, I have ordered the Piccini "Wicker" Chianti from Tuscany, and it is a nice, hearty red, great for a pasta meal. They also have a 1/2 off wine bottles special on Tuesday nights. A nice way to treat yourself to a nice meal.
Kristin failed to mention that we shared a creme brulee here. I find their creme brulee to be mediocre. Now that I know I can get it several places in town, I probably won't order it from here again. It is served warm, which is not how I prefer it, and the caramelized sugar was not evenly heated and not that great.
But, for another place that is within walking distance of my place. I am in. Good Italian food that I don't have to prepare myself is always nice.

three golden forks out of five

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