jhain wrote:I ate there last night. It was probably the worst meal I've ever paid for at a restaurant. The fries I had at Mickey's later were far superior to anything that I or my dining companions ordered. We are all vegetarians so perhaps meat eaters will have a better experience.
Well, I think you have to keep in mind that sometimes when an ethnic restaurant strives for authenticity, they are sort of beholden to their source material, yeah ? I've only been had a little African exposure (in Los Angeles, I've not yet tried Africana), but from my experience, and things I've read online, I think African is one of those ethnocuisines that is maybe more lacking in strong savoury flavors than more robust types. That's sort of the answer to why some world cuisines are more prevalent than others (British restaurants, perfect example), right?
Anyway, I'm happy that Africana is here in Madison, and look forward to sampling authentic Senegalese/Ivorian for the first time soon.
I also like that I've heard they have music nights 3 of 7. That's awesome.
An Isthmus piece on Africana: http://www.thedailypage.com/eats/articl ... icle=23299