Family Night of Internationalisticness

27 09 2010

Last night we were in the mood to get out of the house (okay, fine, I was in the mood) and we decided to visit a relatively new restaurant that we’ve never been to.  It’s called Solay Bistro and we read a tantalizing review about it that sold us both on having to try it.  Thanks to this website we got a $25 coupon for only $2!  We did have to spend $35 total to use it, but still, $12 for $35 of food?  Good.  We loooooved the food!  If you didn’t look at the link, they serve American, Mediterranean, and African food.  We were there for African food, because we love it.  I got a stew called Suqaar with a thin, fried bread, and Kirk got the Mixed Platter, which was lentils, cabbage, spinach, goat and salad on injeera (Ethiopian bread).  We actually shared it all, and it was all really, really good.  It was the best goat I’ve ever had.  Strangely enough, Mayah, the Bread Queen, was into salad last night!  She normally does not know what to do with lettuce, but she ate salad like a champ for some reason.  It was spring mix with spinach.  I need to remember that.  We also tried their mango lassi and their banana nut lassi, and the sambusa appetizer.  Just for the record.

After that, we went and experienced the Somali Mall, which we’ve been curious about for awhile now but never went.  It’s a part of a strip mall that has been made into a separate mall area with all African stores and restaurants.  It was cool to see!  We were the only non-Africans in there. 🙂

Then we headed over to La Michoacana (Mexican grocery) to get a bottle of our beloved Salsa Lizano.  We just recently learned that it is one (or maybe the only) place in Columbus you can still find it.  Yum.  So, it turned into international family night, I guess.  Which was really fun, by the way.

I didn’t take any pictures.  Sorry.

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27 09 2010
Kris

We thought La Bodega was the only store in Columbus that had Lizano. It’s in a really bad part of town, so you’ll have to let me know where your store is, so we can go there instead. 🙂

28 09 2010
Robyn

I want some Lizano. I want Lizano NOW, Daddy!
You guys are so international. I want to be just like you when I grow up.

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