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As a division of Bronson Healthcare Group, Bronson Athletic Club (BAC) strives to engage people in a healthier lifestyle. Top-of-the-line fitness and sports facilities—including 80 cardio stations with personal theater systems, an indoor track, and a full-size basketball and volleyball court—made BAC a first runner-up in the Best Health Club category of the Kalamazoo Gazette's 2011 Reader's Choice awards. Members participate in multilevel group fitness programs such as full-body boot-camp workouts, yoga, and Zumba classes. Studios feature maple floors that diminish shocks and a warm-water exercise pool for low-impact fitness or walleye diasporas. Among other amenities, the deli nourishes visitors with a menu of healthy sandwiches and smoothies, and the spa relaxes muscles in whirlpools and steam rooms. The nutrition-savvy staff, which includes personal trainers and a registered dietitian, helps people drop pounds with individualized weight-loss programs.
601 John Street
Kalamazoo,
MI
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Kalamazoo Salsa turns up the heat every weekend to marinate Kalamazoo’s Latin-loving community in energetic rhythms on the sizzling dance floor at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant. Miami Night Fridays transforms South Burdick Street into a sultry South Beach dance club with sexy salsa spectacles, a variety of groovy moves, Latin DJs spinning high-energy beats, and sunscreen-slathered tourists. VIP tickets seat onlookers in the exclusive balcony section overlooking the exquisite dance floor where a variety of moves and booty-shaking formations rule the night. Bar drinks and pizza served by wait staff are available to keep the joints loosened and well-fed until 1 a.m. Open dance ends at 2 a.m.
502 South Burdick Street
Kalamazoo,
MI
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Kalamazoo's Blue Dolphin's classic Greek dishes will take you back to the old world. Blue Dolphin is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Through their catering service, Blue Dolphin can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. null The food at Blue Dolphin is not just delicious, it's also affordable. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Blue Dolphin since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
502 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US
Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Papa Pete's Banquet Room in Kalamazoo. It s easy to find fare you love at Papa Pete's Banquet Room, though fat levels are anything but low. At Papa Pete's Banquet Room, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this pizzeria. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Papa Pete's Banquet Room is ultra casual. Call Papa Pete's Banquet Room for catering if you have a big event coming up. Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Papa Pete's Banquet Room is located near both options. Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at Papa Pete's Banquet Room for next to nothing. Papa Pete's Banquet Room accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
502 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US
Greek, Italian, Latin, and Chinese flavors occasionally work their way onto the menu at Cosmo's Cucina?but no one taste lingers too long. That's because the restaurant changes its menus like clockwork every three months, creating new dishes to best take advantage of seasonally available ingredients. Local Flavor When Cosmo's Cucina opened in 1992, choosing to buy as many ingredients as possible from local farmers wasn't meant to be a trendy decision: the chefs just wanted to make sure that they were getting exactly what they wanted. The decades haven't dampened that enthusiasm. In fact, the menu proudly touts the quality of the chefs' finds. Pizzas feature roasted vegetables straight from the farmers' markets Grilled cuts of all-natural, grassfed filet mignon are glazed with a Michigan cherry sauce Breakfast platters prepared using scrambled, farm-fresh eggs Homemade Ingredients What they can't buy from the markets, the chefs make from scratch themselves. Hand-made pastas and black-bean burger patties demonstrate their commitment to maintaining control over every ingredient that goes into diners' meals. A Historic Setting The building that houses Cosmo's Cucina has a history of its own: 110 years' worth. Situated on the second floor, the restaurant occupies a space that has been home to numerous restaurants over the decades. Now, its dining room swathes diners in warm exposed-brick walls, while colorful umbrellas keep things shady on a back patio.
804 W Vine St.
Kalamazoo,
MI
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Cheer on popular American sports such as shot put and alligator-wrestling while tippling frosty glasses of draft beer or selections from a menu of outrageous belly-fillers, including the pulled-pork quesadilla ($6.99), a heap of slow-roasted meat smothered in Sweet Baby Ray’s and a blend of melted cheeses. Half-pound burgers arrive with hand-cut home fries and torrential toppings, such as the Brunch burger's ($8.99) arsenal of fried egg, crispy bacon, and cheddar cheese, ensconced not in blithe buns but in two separate grilled-cheese sandwiches. The Tailgater ($8.49) solves the dilemma of choosing between a burger and a brat by enclosing both in a single bun. Brick-fired pizzas, strombolis, and subs round out the offerings. Vegetarian-friendly options are also available.
416 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo,
MI
US
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