Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Fire & Spice
Tonight I'm feasting on leftovers from Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant which I also enjoyed for lunch today. The restaurant is primarily for takeout, a tiny little space on Sisson Avenue in Hartford formerly occupied by the short-lived and long-loved Kebra Negast. Essentially, it's the same location, same decor, same owners, and nearly the same West Indian menu (but with less faux meats and more raw foods. . . and just as delicious).
Vegans on a budget should definitely make a point of dining here. For a measley $7.95, you get a HUGE pile of as many of the offerings you can cram into one medium sized container. I ordered two and chose the I-tal Stew (West Indian for "vital" and traditionally made with yams, cassava, okra, beans and spices), Red Beans and Rice (which had a nice coconutty undertone), Chana (curried chickpeas), Barbeque Tempeh (generally, I'm not a tempeh fan, but I always seem to love it when somebody else makes it, as was the case with theirs), Spiced Potatoes (again, a nice mellow coconut undertone), and Sauteed Kale and Greens. This was more food than three of us could handle for lunch.
If you're planning a visit, let me know. I definitely want to check it out again!