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Salutations Readers!

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
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

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!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Charlie Foster's

Kate: Bruschetta, Pecan Salmon Salad and Creme Brulee
I went this one alone, so Kristin will have to report on it when she gets a chance to go as well. This place is really neat. Great decor! Cool atmosphere. Small seating area outdoors (which I always prefer is the weather permits). Fun place. The service was GREAT. Our server was really friendly, chatty, and knew a lot about the menu items to where she could confidently recommend items.
A big fan of Bruschetta, this DID NOT DISAPPOINT. Great blend of tomatoes, basil, garlic. YUM! The salad was delicious, though it had zucchini on it, which I thought did not compliment the flavor as well as other vegetables might have. But, the salmon was cooked perfectly and the dressing, which is a little over-abundant, was great!
Must note the incredible bread and dipping sauce. WOW! The bread itself is very hearty and they give you an olive oil blend with a special mixture of herbs that is too die for! I can't say enough what a delicious addition the to the meal this was.
As we know, I am a creme brulee girl, so I was psyched to see it on the menu. But, like most of my other creme brulee run-ins in Kzoo, this one was a disappointment. I don't know if it wasn't cooked enough, or what, but it had a strange texture. And, it was actually a little bland. SAD! So, I am still on a quest for the perfect creme brulee, though, Food Dance's is definitely in the running!
Overall, a really nice, casual place with a fancy feel. Will definitely return!

four golden forks out of five

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We started a Kalamazoo food blog recently as well, although we felt a bit differently about Charlie Foster's. Check it out:

Charlie Fosters review at Kalamafood

Anyway, Good eating!