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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!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Crow's Nest

Kristin: Beer battered mushrooms and... shoot! I can't remember what it's called, but it was a wrap with mushroom, fresh veggies, pesto, and cheese. AND a side of sweet potato fries
When my staff heard about the blog (Do y'all read this? You should comment. That would crack me up.), they immediately told me we HAD to check out the Crow's Nest. HAD to. They also mentioned that they're known for their wicked breakfast food, but I have a poor memory, so I got an actual entree instead.
This was a pretty great vegetarian option. The wrap was fresh, the beer battered mushrooms were good. But the real award winner here for me was the sweet potato fries. So delicious. So delicious, in fact, that I can't even think of words to describe them. Which of course is super helpful in this role as a foodie blogger.
In any case, it was good, but we're going to have to go back soon to try the breakfast like we were originally told.
four golden forks out of five.

Kate: Crap! I can't remember what mine was called either! It was a black bean burger with goat cheese and something else. Boo! Oh, and the shrooms and the sweet potato chips.
It has also been suggested to me that I needed to check this place out. I don't recall the breakfast part, but that's fine. We figured that since so many college students enjoy this place, we could afford it, right? So, off to the Crow's Nest we went.
I was reluctant to go with the fried shrooms. I knew I would like them, but thought that the grease factor might be a little high. They weren't too terribly greasy, nothing beyond normal, but coupled with my meal, it was a little beyond what my tummy could handle. The burger was tasty, but it was a little beyond my preferred greasiness. The sweet potato chips, however, were amazing. And, unlike other places that serve sweet potato chips with a special dipping sauce, these ones didn't need it. They were perfect as is!
Kristin's plate looked a little more appealing to me when it came out. A lighter option, which she clearly enjoyed. I will probably steer clear of the burgers from here on out. And, yes, I would like to experience their breakfast sometime soon.
Service was pretty good, the atmosphere is delightfully dive-ish, and the food was tasty.

three golden forks out of five.

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