Palace International is an African restaurant (and catering) on Broad Street; apparently it was hot in the ’90s when it was downtown, and I hope it becomes hot again in its new location. The exterior is not exciting, but the interior is lovely (if you ever went to Randy’s Pizza, which is what used to be in this space, you will be totally impressed by what they’ve done to it–and this crappy photo doesn’t do it justice).
Oh yeah, but the food is really good too. I’ve had a few things, and the only thing I would avoid is the sandwiches, which are not exciting. The Nairobian Beef was perfectly spiced, the Chicken Curry was really tender, and the vegetarian dish I had a while ago (don’t remember which one) was great, possibly the best thing I had there. Despite having no meat in it! The vegetables (spinach, cabbage) that came with the dishes were boring, but made up for by other stuff. The meat samosa was good too…I prefer samosas with more to them than pure ground meat, but the spices, again, were great.
Go! Make it hot again!
*UPDATE: As much as I wanted to love this place, I cannot share the enthusiasm of my co-blogger. I thought the samosas were decent. The chicken curry was spiced nicely, but was missing something. The chicken karanga was just bland. I will give it another shot though — they seemed like they might have some interesting specials that are not on the menu. Here is the current menu: Palace International Menu.