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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!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Foodies on Vacay: Skillet, Columbus, Ohio

Kate: Turkey and Green Chile Hash and Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
It was the day after my "bachelorette" party (quotation marks because it was more of just a fun night out with good food and good wine), and my friends and I wanted a good brunch before we made the trek back to Kalamazoo. Brandlyn suggested this newer spot in German Village. Being a fellow Foodie, I knew we should heed her advice.
This place totally has the "dive" atmosphere. First of all, it is tiny. I think maybe only 30 or so people could be seated at once in this place. And, its got a rustic feel. Exposed brick walls. A big window/counter that lets you see back into the kitchen that is two times the size of the seating area. You have to go through the kitchen to get to the bathroom. There is cool art on the walls. The "rustic" and the "urban" in their tag line definitely fit.
One of the reasons this place doesn't get the fifth fork is because of the lack of seating. We were told we would wait 20 minutes. 45 minutes later, we were still standing out in the cold (since the place is too small to wait inside). There was also a very obnoxious group with kids there that greatly affected my experience. Seriously, who brings kids to this place? Check out the menu and tell me if this seems like a kid friendly place
Anyway, I ordered the fresh-squeezed orange juice, or course. And, as fresh squeezed orange juice goes, it was delicious. Tasted just like an orange, just like I like it!
I did order one of the day's specials, rather than from their regular menu. Turkey and green chile hash sounded super appealing and like it would totally hit the spot. It had a good bit of heat to it. Well seasoned. Hearty. A perfect brunch item. I was pleased with my choice, though everyone else's plates looked pretty good too.
Brandlyn ordered a cinnamon roll to share. Now, I am typically a fan. But, at that time, they had some citrus-y frosting on it. Not my thing. So, I took a bite, and will attest to the greatness of the roll, but could do without the icing. It looks like they have a caramel icing now, which I would be much more interested in.
I would definitely want to check out this place again. Though, there is A LOT of meat on their menu. But, they know what they are doing with food, and I want to try more.


four golden forks out of five.

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