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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, July 23, 2012

A lovely date night: Back to Chinn Chinn AND Zazios

Mr. Foodie and I are getting in as many date nights as possible before the baby arrives. So, we spontaneously decided that Saturday night would be one of those. We dressed up a bit and headed out the door on a culinary excursion.

First stop.... CHINN CHINN in Mattawan. That's right. Returning to an early Foodies blog spot (see the first blog here). Here is the thing, I DREAM of the Crispy Tofu from Chinn Chinn. I can't believe that I couldn't remember the name oh so long ago. How could you forget? And, those things I said about the complimentary "crunchies"... I take them back! We devoured ours on Saturday. Maybe they perfected their technique, I don't know. But, they are awesome. OH, and Foodie tip of the day, request their Thai Chili Paste to accompany your crunchies. And use it WITH the sauce they provide. Amazing! We also ordered steamed potstickers. Much like our first visit so long ago, the potstickers are good. Nothing amazing. But, tasty. The rest of the meal was outstanding though. This may require an upgrade to FIVE FORKS!

A note about Chinn Chinn... give yourself PLENTY of time for your experience there. Though they have expanded since our initial visit. The word has also gotten out about how amazing they are. There is VERY limited seating. And there are always a ton of people trying to get in. And they do not take reservations. So, you will likely wait, a long time. Especially if you go at regularly busy restaurant time like Saturday night around 7 pm. Just wanted to make sure you knew that. Be prepared.

Second stop... ZAZIOS for dessert. As you may recall, we had an amazing meal at Zazios not that long ago (you can read about it here). But sadly weren't able to enjoy dessert that night. It was high time to remedy that and we did just that on Saturday. Paul had the Semifreddo. I had the Blueberry Ricotta Cheesecake. I was in heaven. Paul was pretty happy too. Again, our server was fantastic (Alyssa?) and we even got to dine al fresco on what turned out to be a beautiful night. Really, the cheesecake was phenomenal. Not a typical cheesecake. Much thinner. Rich in flavor. Topped with pine nut gelatto (which really just seemed like whipped cream based on texture and flavor, but was still good!).So glad we finally got to enjoy a Zazios dessert.

All in all, it was a lovely evening. And, we are lucky we were able to treat ourselves to a night out and amazing food.

1 comment:

Kp said...

Hey Lady! glad to hear things got even better at chinn chinn - now that I read that I'm probably going to have to go get me some crispy tofu this week. ugh too good.

Did you ever hear back from Zazio's about that offer they made for you to taste test?