If you are from Kalamazoo, Michigan, you are probably familiar with the above question. The city whose name is often used to refer to a middle-of-nowhere place, or somewhere far away, is situated equidistantly between Detroit and Chicago. What more, it is not as desolate as you would expect, being the original home of Gibson Guitar Corporation and a mecca of American craft beer. Not to mention, it is on the Mr. Delivery map as yet another one of our markets!
So what is there to do in Kalamazoo? The city is home to unique displays of art and culture. On the first Friday of every month, the area is host to Art Hop, a free event where businesses and galleries display local art, and visitors "hop" from venue to venue. It is also the home of the Kalamazoo Animation Festival International, a top-20 animation festival in the world according to filmfestivals.com. What more, in 2014 Kalamazoo was ranked one of the country's best cities for work-life balance.
Still incredulous about the existence of Kalamazoo? If you happen to live in one of the 22 states that Bell's beer is distributed to, next time you are drinking a bottle be sure to look for where it is brewed. Bell's Brewery, Inc. calls Kalamazoo home, as do 13 more breweries.
According to a 2013 Business Insider article, Kalamazoo is ranked America's 3rd best city for beer drinkers. Nothing goes better with beer than food, so while you are sitting on your couch in Kalamazoo, drinking as much Oberon as you can before Labor Day, you might as well order from Mr. Delivery! Between 2 and 5pm you can get half priced wings with any pizza from Old Chicago, both of which are fabulous complements to your adult beverage. If you would like to keep it simple, a burger is always good with a beer, and you can order just that from Niskers. The choice is yours, and as always, enjoy!