There are a lot of great places to eat in both Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, and surrounding communities. We all have our favorites. And, in most cases, when we have a favorite place to eat, we have a favorite item on the menu.

I'm hoping to share some of mine with you. And for the most part, they are not expensive. (As my dad used to say when I was growing up, "What do I look like, a millionaire?")

So we're starting out with probably the least expensive thing I like to order out. A group of friends, we play trivia on Tuesdays at Brann's by the Crossroads.

Because I truly do believe "Life is Short, Eat Dessert First", I almost aways order the gelato in a martini glass. Gelato is like a slightly richer version of ice cream, and here's the best part. It's only $1.99. That's the cheapest dessert item I think of most anywhere..