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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!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

B'Witched Deli

Kate: White Russian Sandwich with Homemade Potato Chips
YAY! Another new post. I know, what is going on? I don't know the answer, but let's not question and just go with it.
So, yes, Paul and I visited B'Witched Deli in the Blockbuster plaza on Drake Road. We had been curious about this place for a while, and were running errands, so we thought 'what the heck'. As we walked in, we saw the certificates on the wall stating that they were Kalamazoo Gazette Reader's Choice winners in both 2008 and 2009 as the Best Sandwiches in Town and the Best Place to Eat Lunch. Well, surely, that has to mean something. And, it totally did.
We perused the menu, and there were a lot of tempting options. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Paul asked for a recommendation and the young guy was able to really articulately tell us about his favorites and why they were his favorites. I was quite impressed.
I was really intrigued with the White Russian. Rye bread with smoked turkey, sauteed onions, baby Swiss cheese, and coleslaw. Surely, this sandwich is not going to be good for me, but, we had spent a few hours cleaning our house and had worked up quite an appetite, so I thought I would go for it. And, I am glad I did.
It is hard to describe just how good this sandwich was. There was a lot of sharpness with it that was really well balanced by the creaminess of the coleslaw. I am not convinced that baby Swiss is the best way to go. I think maybe regular Swiss would make it even better. I felt like I tasted the baby Swiss A LOT in some bites, but overall, this sandwich was pretty incredible. Paul said that I, again, had a better menu pick than he did. Not that he didn't like his Tom's Turkey sandwich. In fact, he REALLY liked it. But, mine was a little more adventurous and tastier.
The potato chips deserve a special note here too. Wow! They are those thick, homemade chips that are just so perfectly fried and perfectly salted. I am aware that this was a total calorie fest, but every bite made it so worth it!
We will for sure be visiting B'Witched again, and if you like sandwiches (who doesn't?) then I recommend that you stop by too.

Value note... they are not the most inexpensive sandwiches you can find in Kzoo (A full runs on average $7.25, which includes a pickle and a side!)... they are also not the most expensive. For the same money you would spend at Panera on their You Pick Two deal, you could enjoy a locally owned and operated eatery with really fresh tasting ingredients, more ingenuity on the menu, and really awesome potato chips. For dinner, it was a perfect choice. Under $20 for us both to leave with full bellies!

five golden forks out of five.


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