Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Cuisine of K-zoo

Every year, usually on December 26th, I travel to my old stomping grounds in Kalamazoo. My primary objective on this trip is twofold: 1.) Spend the day with Kayleigh, who also visits our old home town this time of year, and 2.) Eat. This year was no exception. The following are a few photos of the foods we ate.

Bilbo's Pizza in a Pan is easily the best pizza I've ever had (in Michigan). It's almost the best pizza I've had period, but there's a close contender in Pizza Luce in Minneapolis, and then, of course, there's Chicago style Chicago pizza. Kayleigh and I always eat there when I come out to visit. The following is the remnants of some cheesy garlic bread.

Then we move on to the main course: stuffed spinach and mushroom pizza in a whole wheat crust. My god is it delectable.

The past couple of years we've ended up at a little place called The Corner Bar in downtown Kalamazoo. We often meet up with a few friends there, play cards, reminisce about our high school adventures, and eat fried foods. Here are some friend zucchini, a new one we tried this year. Delicious.

Of course there's always the beer. Even though Kalamazoo has some great brew pubs, like the renowned Bell's Brewery, the Corner has the widest selection of beers we've seen in the town. In the foreground is my Bell's Amber Ale, and in focus is Kayleigh's Great Lakes Porter.

Fried Pickles are probably Kayleigh's favorite. I don't think I actually ate any this year, though . . .
Oh, and everything comes with ranch, seen here refracted through a beer glass. Kinda cheesy, I know, but I need to experiment with these sorts of things.


Kayleigh ShoenTell at December 30, 2008 at 10:27 AM said...

welcome to blogger! I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do with the new camera.

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