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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, April 9, 2011

Kalamazoo Beer Exchange

Ok... so I didn't really eat much at the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange on this occasion. We ate before we went to save a little money. And, then ended up destroying an order of nachos at Shakespeare's afterwards. But, I can talk about HOW COOL this place is. And, what I tasted was delicious.

So, I don't want to go into a lengthy explanation of how the beer exchange works, but it is like the stock market. The have a menu of beers (a big one, with really good beers) and the prices depend on how well the beer is selling that day, sort of. I mean, PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon for those that like to see it spelled out) stays pretty low, as does Miller/Coors Light, despite the fact that I would guess people are drinking them, but what do I know. I went for a new favorite, the Atwater Vanilla Java Porter and watched the price go up as we ordered more. BUT, every hour or so, THE MARKET CRASHES! And, when that happens, for five minutes, all, the beers are about half the price that they were before the crash. And, the servers are good about getting to your table and getting your order in while the market is down. It is a super cool concept. And, we were able to enjoy an evening out for a lot less than we would somewhere else drinking beer as good as we were drinking.

So, like I mentioned, all I ate there were the beer battered fried pickles. They were great. Well battered (with a light crispy batter), good juicy pickles. What more can you ask for in a fried pickle? There was a delicious, creamy and cool dipping sauce as well. I honestly only ate like 2. But, we will go back, and I will blog fully on my food experience.

In the meantime, the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange is DEFINITELY worth checking out. A great space. A cool concept. And great beer!


four golden forks out of five.

1 comment:

Hillary said...

That Atwater Block porter is darned tasty!! It's great with dessert :)