Category: Kzoo Kitchens

a plate of various vegan foods

September 22, 2022

Menu options are expanding, a new all-vegan restaurant is soon to open, and a day-long festival at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market are expanding the horizons for area foodies.

Jerrell McKinney stands next to a sign that reads "House of Soul and Sea Food LLC - black owned"

June 15, 2022

With inspired recipes and a rotating menu of meats and sides, the new House of Soul and Seafood by Chef Jarrell McKinney gets a crowd even before the doors formally open.

dani kitchen stands next to a prep table in her own kitchen

May 27, 2022

A Portage chef trained in both nutrition and culinary arts packs flavor for all sorts of dietary needs into a unique meal prep business.

cravings deli owners anson and xin liu

April 4, 2022

Cravings Deli, the aptly-named eatery inside pan-Asian specialty grocer Pacific Rim, still leans into its unique dishes made by mom to expand the community’s food culture.

DeMargeo White stands behind a table with several slices of his cheesecake arranged on top

March 10, 2022

Local cheesecake maker Huey D’s Goodies started cooking for mom and continues to be inspired by family.

Will Fraser, Dan Piotrowicz, Alec Durocher, and Andrew Carpenter posing in a kitchen

January 19, 2022

Brick and Brine brings a polished look to its opening, but the fine dining kitchen team remains sleeves-rolled-up grinding out another wave of the pandemic, luring chefs, and deciding what new dish to offer up next.

tyrone griffis and nikki mcknight pose inside ty's joint

January 7, 2022

The pandemic and massive construction disruptions were no match for the casual but sophisticated recipes at Ty’s Joint on Portage Street, which is nearing its one-year anniversary.

doreen gardner pouring peanut brittle into a pan

January 5, 2022

Doreen Gardner quit her job of 15 years at her church and is turning her family’s peanut brittle recipe into a family business.

anne bridentstine and melissa shufelt holding an ample pantry basket

December 22, 2021

The Ample Pantry’s new owners pledge to keep the same meals in an expanded menu and other upgrades to help the restaurant cater to market demands.

kathy beebe stands behind a counter at caffe casa

December 15, 2021

The pandemic is no match for Caffe Casa and the couple who have served customers in the same Kalamazoo Mall location for nearly three decades.