A Taste of the City

Treebeard and I made a quick overnight trip to Raleigh to celebrate Flamebrain's birthday.  Can't believe that child is 26 - the same age I was when he was born.  It may be cliche, but time does fly.

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Treebeard gets some wiggly affection from our granddog, Grace.  She is a bundle of energy packed into 30 pounds of solid muscle.  Being blind and deaf doesn't slow her down at all.
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Since we were in the city celebrating, we went out to eat several times.  If you like Middle Eastern food and you find yourself in the Raleigh area, give Neomonde Bakery and Deli a try.  The food is authentic, fresh and tasty.  The staff is nice and they don't mind helping you out if you don't know what to order.

Another good place to eat, provided you like Indian cuisine, is Kadhai The Indian Wok.  The food is very good and the staff is very helpful.  They even make the distinction between "American" hot and "Indian" hot when you are ordering -- an important distinction if you aren't used to spicy food.  I love hot food but I know that "Indian" medium is right for me and I never order hot ;)

Need some Asian staples in your kitchen?  Might I recommend a trip to Grand Asia Market.  But be aware that it's the real deal -- very little English on any of the labels!  We love to go there and pick up a few odds and ends.  Of course we have to do some internet research when we get home to find out what we bought and how to prepare it!

Our trip was quick but fun - it was good to see our "baby" and the granddog.   Now you must excuse me, I have some internet research to do before suppertime...


KaHolly said...

How wonderful to spend time with your son. 26. Wow! Time sure goes by fast, doesn't it? I was so glad to see a picture of Treebeard. It's nice to have a face to go along with names. Glad you had a good time. ~karen

swamp4me said...

Thanks. Treebeard has appeared in a post or two in the past -- but you can't really see his face in any of the pictures. One of these days I will post a picture of the two of us together.