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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
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, September 25, 2008

Olde Peninsula

Kristin: Spinach Fettucini
Kate and I just had what I would like to refer to as a Zombie Meal (c). I would make a fun graphic for that, and I'm sure I actually will later, but the point of it being called a Zombie meal is that we were both totally bushed. We hit up Olde Peninsula specifically because we had walked a few blocks with nothing popping out at us and finally just went with the first place that we saw.
We started off with an appetizer of Pretzerella Sticks (mozzarella sticks that are breaded with pretzel crumbs instead of bread crumbs). They were quite tasty, but not entirely the most structured food- they more or less fell apart as we tried to eat them.
I really liked the spinach fettucini! Spinach pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes. Not much more to say about it than I totally cleaned my plate. It was just what I wanted without even knowing it.
Past that, our server was super good to us, especially because we were so out of it with exhaustion. And she told us this wicked awesome story about about a truck backing into a car while trying to park across the street. I liked her. Go her. So... yeah. Olde Peninsula. Woo.
four golden forks out of five.

Kate: Pretzella Stix and Turkey Peninsula Burger
I think the Zombie Meal is right on! Wow! We were wiped out. So, yes, mad props to the server who didn't laugh at our exhaustion too much. And, I think I may have ordered a raspberry beer, that would be like me, but I can't recall if I actually did or didn't. Sad!
The dining experience was good. The Pretzella Stix are a novel idea and good in theory. They were tasty, but a challenge to eat. And, when you are that zombie-esque, it was doubly challenging. But, yummy nonetheless.
And, on to the turkey burger. I am a sucker for a turkey burger, and this one was good. Peninsula style is pretty much your basic burger. Lettuce, tomato, onion, and mustard. Perfect. This was a good turkey burger. Cooked just right. I will remember as the place in town for a good turkey burger. And, I also had a side salad instead of fries, as I am sure you could have guessed, and it was also worth returning for. I had a beer vinaigrette dressing that was really yummy. All in all, Olde Pennisula was great and will be visited again!

four golden forks out of five.

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