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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!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fandango Tapas Bistro

Kristin: Baked Brie, Portabella Cap and Cheese, Herb Crusted Artichokes Stuffed, Traditional Flan
Happy birthday to us! Whoo! Fandango has this really awesome setup that they have little bitty portions and you order two or three things then share with the rest of the table. So that's what I ordered up there, but I had some of Kate's food and vise-versa. This is easily my favorite place to eat in the entire metropolis of Kalamazoo. (Is Kalamazoo a metropolis? Hmm. Executive decision, it is in my book.) Not a single thing wasn't positively scrumptious.
Note to self: You may be from Wisconsin, but cut back on the amount of cheese you order next time.

five golden forks out of five!

Kate: Chicken Chilindron, Pepper-Crusted Goat Cheese Plate, Tomato, Mozzarella and Avocado Salad, and Mixed Berry Torte
Definitely, happy birthday to us! This was a splurge on both our wallets and our calorie count, but it was SO worth it. I felt like every bite that touched my lips was the best bite I had ever had! Wow! And, the concept is great. You could certainly make this a more affordable meal if you hold back a little more than we did. As you may have noticed, we each ordered three small plates AND a dessert, plus some yummy house-made sangria. Way more than we needed, but we didn't know that going in. So, we have learned our lesson and order more responsibly the next time.
The atmosphere here deserves a mention as well. Great decor. Lots of buzz. And, dress code ranged from quite dressy to jeans and t-shirts (though there were not as many of that combo). This is a great place to celebrate and to simply treat yourself to a fun night out. Just darn delicious!

five golden forks out of five!

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