Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Food fit for an "Indian" King

On Sunday, January 16, at lunch time, I went to Palace of India with my family. This restaurant is on Diamond and Fulton. It serves Northern Indian cuisine. It is a buffet at lunch and a la carte at dinner. I don't like Indian too much but I went because mom and dad say, "you don't have to like it, but you do have to try it." Mom and dad also want to expand my tastes. There is lots of food on the buffet like fresh garden salad, vegetable curry, chicken curry, fried vegetables and chicken, spinach stuff, and tiki masala-which is a spicy mixture of tomatoes and chicken. They bring fresh naan to your table. I also had mango lassi-a drink that's made of mangos, milk, sugar, yogurt and cardamon. I also tried the tiki masala, salad, spicy spinach stuff, rice and chicken curry. My favorite was the naan and mango lassi. The restaurant is small with about 10 tables. It has a gold ceiling of carved plaster typical of old Eastown buildings. There were paintings of Indian girls doing the spinning wheel, getting water from a well, and swinging, and a painting a a lake by itself. I will maybe go again because it was good, though spicy and expensive. I give 4 stars for Palace of India because mom and dad liked it, but its rather too spicy for kids.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Howling for Wolfgang's

Wolfgang's is a restaurant near Yolanda's office in Eastown. I went with my family. I went because I had to do a blog, and because mom had to visit Yolanda. I went on Monday, 1-10-11, at lunch time. Wolfgang's is a local mom and pop restaurant that serves only breakfast and lunch. They have interesting decor. There were abstract paintings from local artists lining the walls. It is very busy on Saturdays, but it isn't bad on Mondays. We didn't have to wait. I ordered a chocolate chip pancake, 2 sausage patties, and a banana. The kid's menu had photos of animals on the back. You can pick 3 things out of 10 for $3.30. That's a good deal! The food was very, very delicious! They serve basics like eggs and bacon. But they also serve different kinds of things like mom's breakfast burrito and dad's english muffin with turkey, swiss cheese, corned beef and eggs benedict. Some of the adult entrees are named after local people. The cover of the menu has titles like, "The Grinch who cooked breakfast," and "Merry Breakfast," and so on. It took a while for our food to come, but I didn't mind. I thought the service was pretty good. I will go again. Probably soon, while mom is visiting Yolanda regularly. I give 5 stars for Wolfgangs.