Have a recommendation? We'd LOVE to hear it!
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, July 18, 2008

The Union

Kristin: Tuscan Pork Chop
Pretty loud atmosphere with the live music, but good music, and very knowledgeable staff. The portions were larger than they probably needed to be, because it was too good to leave anything on my plate - so I left feeling a little fuller than necessary.

four golden forks out of five

Kate: Lemon Chili BBQ Chicken and SIX Dippers
This was definitely a fun place to celebrate whatever we were that Friday night. Oh, I believe it was Kristin's first week of work. The decor is beautiful with lots of contemporary art and cool mosaics. Plus, there is live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, if I heard correctly. I ordered one of the "light" options and was pretty pleased. A good portion size and very fresh tasting. I was disappointed, though, because they also have creme brulee on their menu, but the flavor changes daily. That day, they had pineapple flavored creme brulee, which sounded gross to me, so I went with the SIX Dippers. It was, in essence, chocolate fondue with six different things to dip into it, including strawberries, pineapple, marshmallows, and some others. It was alright. Nothing to write home about.
So, the food was pretty good. The atmosphere was cool, and will ultimately be what brings me back!

four golden forks out of five

No comments: