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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, March 9, 2009

Just Good Food

Kristin: You Gotta Have It Sandwich
Here's how I got the skinny on this place: Just Good Food sells organic chips, and for a little while, Harding's grocery up on West Main sold said chips. I became ridiculously addicted to both the Sweet Potato chips and the Flax Seed chips, and then... Harding's stopped carrying the chips.
In a fit of grief and uncontrollable rage (yes rage - they were really good chips) I googled the company name on the back of my last bag of sweet potato chips and came across the restaurant addy. The rest, as we say here in the blogging biz, is history. (And holy God is there an over use of the word "chips" in the paragraphs above. Sheesh. My bad.)
Anyway, my sandwich was pretty decent. It had chicken and pesto and cheese and tomato and a whole lot of other stuff that's super good for you all piled on sour dough bread. I throughly enjoyed the taste, but the memory that sticks with me was how messy it was to eat. The bottom of the sandwich was soggy before I even got the chance to pick it up, which resulted in me trying to eat most of my sandwich with a fork. All in all it tasted spiffy, but for messy factor alone I'll order something different next time.
I also have to say to whomever makes the signage for Just Good Food: I LOVE YOU. The signs labeling the food and outlining your order options were all hand-drawn with markers and love. So fun! If you ever need help I would make signs like that for free. THAT IS HOW MUCH I LOVE THEM. (Rwar, fear me, I am the caps lock monster of doom.)

four golden forks out of five.

Kate: Blue Moon sandwich and Edamame Bean Salad
Kristin caught wind of this place located in the Rose St. Market downtown. I can't even remember how she heard of it, but we wanted a lunch spot that was off-campus and they were the winners today! The deli is filled with yummy sounding (and looking) things. So, I opted to be a little adventurous and went with the Blue Moon sandwich. This sandwich is loaded with a juicy chicken breast, leaf lettuce, (really spicy) Dijon mustard, and Wisconsin blue cheese. Sounds great, right. Well, it was, but be prepared... the blue cheese was REALLY blue. The tangiest blue cheese I think I have ever had. It was balanced really well with the Dijon mustard, but the mustard wasn't spread throughout the whole sandwich, so there were times when it was almost too much. So, good idea, great ingredients, just a little bit beyond my taste.
Now, the Edamame Bean Salad...YUM. So simple, edamame, cilantro, onion, olive oil, but SO tasty. And, the other assorted salads and sides all look great.
A charming little place with a very diverse and fresh menu. I will go back. I will order something else, I think, but I will go back.
four golden forks out of five.


Anonymous said...

i love this place! I wish i could remember what I always get ...

Kate L said...

Wish we could help you... sadly, I don't think we can. But, we loved this place too!