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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, October 23, 2008


Kristin: Cashew Chicken (with tofu substituted in for the chicken part), & Raw Honey/Toasted Sesame Gelato
Every have one of those days when you just need to go somewhere that is comfortable and you know what you eat will be good? This was one of those days.
I had, for some unknown reason, a hankering for tofu. And since Sprout is the first place I've ever had tofu and enjoyed it... well that just seemed like a logical marriage. The cashew chicken/tofu was great, as predicted. Just tastes fresh and light.
And of course, even though I was stuffed after cleaning my plate, our waitstaff was again totally marvelous. She convinced us to split a "small serving" of the gelato. Don't get me wrong, it was a wonderful treat, but there was nothing small about it. In any case, the food was great, the place is fun, and we'll be back again soon I'm sure!
five golden forks out of five!

Kate: Penny's Spicy Basil with Tofu, & Raw Honey/Toasted Sesame Gelato
Um, YUM again! For the economically challenged (are we seeing the trend here? Someone is struggling at the end of each month because they go a little overboard at the beginning!), Sprout is a great treat. It feels (and tastes) like it should cost a whole lot more. YUM! This particular day, I needed rescued from my office as if someone didn't get me out of there, I would have stayed all night! AAHH! When I shot a text to Kristin and said "Rescue me please" the logical choice was to grab a bite. And, Sprout is close, cheap, and delish! So, Sprout it was.
As tempted as I was to get the Pad Thai again (YUM), I branched out and went for the Penny's Spicy Basil. It was very good, a different collection of flavors than I am used to, but I liked it. It was a challenge to eat as it was a cross between a noodle dish and a soup, but I managed. And, it was a good bit of eatin'. I couldn't finish. Then, this one over here (pointing at Kristin of course) decides to order some gelato. Which, again, was also a new flavor combo, and this one also grew on me as I progressed through the massive bowl the server brought us.
Sprout has wowed us twice now, and I suspect it will continue to.

five golden forks out of five!

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