Field trip!! Out to Harlem to check out the new Costco. I wasn’t successful in purchasing a printer, but hit the jackpot for lunch! But, it took some searching. After seeing fast food after fast food, we approached a very small restaurant with a group of African-Americans hanging out and chatting in front of the entry. I asked their opinion and got an overwhelming, “yes, please go inside…” so we ventured in. Here’s the scene: a tiny room with about eight tables. Now picture two white girls in the midst of the Ivory Coast of Africa. There was no menu, or perhaps we weren’t given one because they knew we couldn’t read it. We glanced around in hopes of recognizing what was being served. After some conversing, we ordered. We weren’t totally clear what we ordered, but we ordered. What appeared was a plaintain mash that looked like a ball of dough accompanied with a stewed meat with a spicy sauce in addition to some on the house extras for us to try. Fun experience!
Next up, 24 hours later we were in Thailand. Fabulous little restaurant on Orchard Street in the lower east side called Sticky Rice. The hippie chic atmosphere was so up my alley. I could just visualize a loft apartment…funky chandeliers…but I digress…generous portions and lots of flavors. Loved the spring roll filled with cilantro. Oh, and great lunch prices! Plus I understand it’s a BYOB. Can’t beat that!
Thanks Suzan for such great treats on our adventures!