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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!

Friday, August 29, 2008


Kristin: PB Jammin' & an Arnold Palmer
I just realized as I typed "PB Jammin" that it's a total play on "We Be Jammin," And that makes it all the better.
We had two servers today, and I have to take a moment to note that while the dude that usually helps us was awesome as he's ever been (Kate got her soda on the house, but she can tell that story), the lady that actually took our order was more the strong, silent, let me toss your plate in front of you and walk away without any attempt at eye contact type. Saddening, but not a big deal in the long run I guess. Everybody has bad days, and with Dino's being so spiffy, I'm willing to go back and see if she's happier on a different day.
My sandwich, while really simple (it's literally a grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich) was really good just because it evoked such a homey feeling. I totally had a moment like that scene in Ratatouille when the food critic flashes back to his mum making him ratatouille as a kid - my mum raised me on PBJs.
I listed what I had to drink specifically because they are so good at Dino's about getting just the right combo of lemonade and tea. Never too sweet or too watered down. Lovely.
Once again, Dino's is pretty much the perfect place for a quick gourmet lunch. Check it out!

four golden forks out of five

Kate: Jesse Turkey Sandwich and Italian Soda
As Kristin mentioned above, the service is not always the greatest at Dino's but that doesn't take away from how great the food it. This sandwich is a grilled wonder of turkey, feta, pesto and tomato. YUM! A little warm at first but worth the wait. A really great blend of flavors and a very satisfying warm lunch.
My beverage experience was a little sad. I ordered an Italian Soda with sugar-free Black Cherry flavor. Took one drink and realized it was full of bugs. Ewh! Took is back to the counter and the gentleman who was working very quickly gave me a replacement and refunded my money. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! Which total made up for the less than friendly and attentive waitress.
Definitely a great place to grab a good lunch and a coffee drink. If I still needed a cool place to go an study or write papers, this would definitely be it! And, I am anxious to see what happens when their new music room (I can't remember what they are going to call it) opens up.

four golden forks out of five

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