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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!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mi Pueblo

Kate: Enchiladas Poblanas
were hungry. Had little to eat in the house, and didn't really have the energy to prepare dinner, so we decided to venture out for a cheap dinner. I consulted our Super Book and found a coupon for Mi Pueblo which is right down the street from where we live. We'd been before, and liked what we had, so we thought, 'what the heck' and headed out.

As far as Mexican cuisine goes, Mi Pueblo strikes me as pretty authentic. They don't have the standard menu that almost all Mexican restaurants do, which was the first indicator that they might do things a little differently. The complimentary chips and salsa are good. The chips are a little thicker, heartier, than you typically see in the basket, and they are well seasoned. Not over-salty which I think happens often at these places.

The menu is not huge. There are plenty of options, but it is not overwhelming like they can be at Mexican places. And, they offer a lot more choices for what the filling/topping is in their dishes. It is not restricted to beef or steak, almost every dish says "your choice..." which I like. So, I ordered the Enchiladas Poblanas (red sauce) with two chicken and two cheese. Paul enjoys the Enchiladas Suizas (green sauce) so I thought I would change it up a bit.

The portions are moderate, which I appreciate. My plate included my four small enchiladas (in corn tortillas) some lettuce with tomatoes on top (which didn't look incredibly appetizing, I'll be honest) and Mexican rice and beans with a sprinkling of cheese. I started with the chicken enchiladas. Pretty good. I liked the red sauce. It wasn't overly hot, but had good flavor and when you combine it with the cheese on top, yum! Now, I moved on to a cheese enchilada next, and man was that good!

I love Mexican cheese. I think it melts perfectly every time. It is creamy. It has great flavor. It is delicious. And, I was now regretting not getting four cheese enchiladas. The chicken ones weren't bad, but the cheese ones were great. The bottom was even a little burned, making the cheese crispy, which is something I love. The beans and rice were good too. Again, nothing spectacular, but good. But, those cheese enchiladas were something else.

I like supporting this place. It seems to be family owned. Every time we have been in, the same server has been working the whole place on her own. She is very friendly, and makes great recommendations. And, everything seems fresh here. It never feels greasy. We will go back to Mi Pueblo. And, if you are looking for good, authentic Mexican food, you should too!

four golden forks out of five.


Anonymous said...

this is by far the best mexican in town with freshest ingredients, friendly service and good presentation - stick with tacos,tostadas,quesadillas, chorizo, steak, guacamole, salsa,chips are all good and try the homemade green and red sauces to heat things up

Kate Y said...

Thank you for your comment. We will be sure to try the red and green sauces on our next trip.