Thursday, January 25, 2007
Adventures in Food
I'm leaving in 4 days and I decided in might be a good time to figure out a budget for how much I can spend while I'm there. I stumbled upon www.cairotourist.com awhile ago--it has pages full of pictures and articles about different parts of the city. It also has a list of restaurants--so far, I noticed (and will be avoiding) Arby's, Chili's, Domino's Pizza, Hardee's, "Hot" Rock Cafe (it's British?!), KFC (as well as Kenny Roger's Roasters?!), Little Caesars, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Subway and T.G.I. Fridays. Amazingly, I did not see Starbucks listed. And I have to admit, I'm curious about the House of Donuts (will there be a HOT sign?), La Fonda (will it be just like the one on P'tree?!), and the B.B.Q. Terrace (will they serve hush puppies too?). It seems safest to stick to tikka, humus, and kebabs at first. I'm not paid to be as adventurous as Anthony Bourdain, but I am looking forward to some delicious, unique meals!