Sunday, February 17, 2013

Night Out

Isn't he cute?
For breakfast, I made another version of a tofu scramble.  This one was more vegetable oriented.  I sauteed onions, carrots, celery, bell pepper, garlic and kale in some vegetable stock. Then I added extra firm tofu, chili powder, turmeric and basil to the mix.  I had half of a sprouted wheat english muffin on the side.
For lunch I made a different salad with a new vinaigrette.  The salad was the classic spinach, strawberry and pecan.  The dressing was on the sweet side. It was a mix of cocoa powder, balsamic vinegar, sherry vinegar, garlic, shallot, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  The mix of cocoa powder and olive oil gave it the appearance of a chocolate sauce.

For dinner, we went to Alladin Kabob in Mt. Vernon with friends.  It is in the same space that Abercrombie once was across from the Meyerhoff.  The restaurant was not crowded even though there were two shows at the Meyerhoff.  But, the shows were stand up performances by Larry the Cable Guy.  I guess his crowd is   not the Indian/Pakistani food crowd.  I did see a lot of locals walking in for carry out.  We started out with some plain and garlic Naan.  I forgot to take pictures when the food was brought out, so my shots are of leftovers or from the website.  The Naan and fresh and light.  There was a little bit of an oil on it. I am not sure if it was ghee or olive oil.
Garlic Naan

For an appetizer I had the vegetable samosas.  They were a crispy, deep fried triangle. All of their food is spicy, including these.  I had a sweet and sour sauce for dipping and passed on the spicy cilantro sauce in the  picture.  They also had a chickpea appetizer and Aloo Tikki that I did not try.  It is nice to have options, which is becoming rare when eating out.
Samosas are in the upper right hand shot
My entree was a Vegetable Biryani.  The rice was mixed with potatoes, corn, peas, carrots, and onions.  It was definitely on the spicy side and I ordered the medium spice which was the lowest heat level. The dish was large and picture is of the take home container with the leftovers.  The dish was good, but there was nothing special about it.


D.J. Free! said...

What happened to Abercrombie??

Brokenweed said...

It has been gone for a while. Not sure of the reason for the demise. Alladin Kabbob has been there for a year.