Category: Kzoo Kitchens

doreen gardner pouring peanut brittle into a pan

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

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

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

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

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

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

chris oneill standing in front of pinball machines

The Milwood neighborhood’s fun-focused brews and food spot will swap kids’ stuff for an arcade in expanded location.

a bowl of tortilla chips next to a bowl of salsa

A departure from their traditional broad fare, the Housler team puts out a slim menu at the right time.

breakfast burritos being prepared

The lunch rush may be solid, but La Familia Café is one of only a few places to offer a full suite of morning dishes downtown.