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Where to eat in kalamazoo and Three Rivers, Michigan?

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  • Elfin Feb 9, 2012 10:56 AM
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We are a family of 4 and love to eat at local places-we are very adventuresome and have been exposed to all types of cuisines as we live in the Chicagoland area. Any 'not to be missed' places for lunch and dinner?

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  1. There's a Malay restaurant in Kazoo—maybe there isn't even one in Chicago. It's called Rasa Ria, on W. Main. Simple hole in the wall, but quite good.

    1. Food Dance Cafe - Always creative and healthy. Kid-Adult friendly, too. Try them for breakfast!

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      1. re: Oakland Gal

        Second Food Dance for sure!!! Breakfast especially. I keep meaning to try rasa ria but haven't yet.

      2. The Crow's Nest on Westnedge is has a great menu. It's on the second floor of a building and is family friendly. It's also in Kalamazoo.

        1. As someone who moved out of state, I can tell you the two places I miss most in Kalamazoo are Rasa Ria and Martini's! Martini's has good homemade italian fare, totally kid-friendly as well. Just know that it gets a little insane on weekends. Oh, for a Martini's pizza, and a takeaway of Gaddo gaddo from Rasa Ria! Also: Shwarma King on Drake Road for middle eastern or try the fancier version at Zooroona. In my experience, Michigan is the best place outside of the middle east for middle eastern food, particularly Lebanese and Syrian!

          1. I third Food Dance.

            1. Food Dance is, to my taste, one of the best all-around restaurants in the state. (I live in Ann Arbor & I'm picky.) Had a memorable breakfast and a great dinner at Food Dance this week. Where else can one find a smoked whitefish scramble?

              At Water Street Coffee Joint I had a tasty slice of Spanish tortilla--they had a lot of enticing snacks and mini meals in their case.

              1. The Kzoo recommendations are good. I get to Three Rivers a few times a year for the wonderful GilChrist retreat center but am not sure there is a great restaurant there - there is a nice Meijer for cooking with fresh produce at home...

                1. You might also check the recommendations in these previous topics; they're not that recent but most of the places mentioned there are still around:

                  www.chow.com/topics/372222
                  www.chow.com/topics/510379
                  www.chow.com/topics/541273