Have a recommendation? We'd LOVE to hear it!
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 12, 2013

East Egg (Richland)

That One Breakfast with Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, House Potatoes with Cheese and Onions, and a Pancake (First and Second Visit), and Crepes with Strawberry Compote and Yogurt with Granola (Third Visit)

This post is long overdue,I realize. As are a few others (can we say "anniversary dinner in December!?!"),  but better late then never, right?

I had been to East Egg once before. The one in Portage. For lunch. And, was unimpressed. Nothing too fancy. The food was ok. I wasn't planning on going back.
During our first visit after a lovely hike with our friends!
Then our friends who also have a little one suggested a morning of fun including a family hike and breakfast at East Egg in Richland. Sounds fun, right? So, off we went on our adventure. And, an adventure it was. We got really turned around on our hike and ended up having to walk a large section on a busy road. Oh well, as ended with no incidents. Next, it was off to breakfast.

East Egg was highly recommended by them. And, we love breakfast, truly we do. I was not surprised by the bright and cheery decor. It was much like the location in Portage. Bright colors. Lots of sun. A nice spot to wake you up! They also recommended several items from the menu including corned beef hash. Mr. Foodie jumped on that option, while I declined and ordered a large breakfast for my hungry self.

The food was delivered to our table, and it didn't look unlike other breakfasts I had. And, in many ways, it is a common breakfast-type joint. But, the difference is the care that goes into crafting these plates and the fresh ingredients they are using.

Visit #2! Eating pears with Grandma Marme.
The house potatoes with cheese and onions (there is an upcharge for that) were OUTSTANDING! So good. My mouth is watering now thinking about them. And, holy pancake, Batman! I love pancakes, and this one is up near the top of my list. Fluffy. Flavorful. A perfect sponge for the maple syrup. YUM!

I was so blown away with East Egg for breakfast (did I mention that all their breakfasts are under $7???) that we went back the following weekend when my parents came for a visit. And, I ordered the exact same thing. (And, note the picture, Lil' Foodie was in on the fun this time!)

I was there again this past weekend with a group of other mom friends and their babies and branched out to try the crepes with strawberry compote and the yogurt with granola. Another home run. The crepes were thicker than I am used to with crepes, but they were soft and the strawberries were the perfect compliment.

 All that said, I would go back to the one in Portage to try breakfast, though the Richland location is more conveniently located to our home.

Do not overlook East Egg. There are several locations in the area. The breakfast is outstanding!

four golden forks out of five

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