Category: Kzoo Kitchens

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.

Angie Jackson roasting barley with a torch

December 1, 2021

A local mixologist has a newly-released book of both cocktails and “don’t call them mocktails” – just in time for the holiday season.

Ralph Humes standing in front of trees

November 16, 2021

When he’s not cooking for pop artists on tour, R. Stanley’s restaurateur and local chef Ralph Humes’ kitchen plans are low key. But the pandemic has made it difficult to decide what’s next.

co-owners sipping drinks behind the bar

November 8, 2021

Downtown cocktail lounge Stamped Robin expands globally-inspired esthetic to next door coffee and food spot Café Robin, which officially landed last week.