This blog will prove that, when in Texas, man (and woman) does not live on barbecue and Mexican (or Tex-Mex) alone. So we are off to sample two of Georgetown’s most popular ethnic restaurants. And perhaps I should note that Mexican food does not seem to be considered ethnic food in these parts.
We start with my craving for falafel that has gone unsatisfied for many a month, which led us to Plaka Café, a restaurant that has been voted Best Ethnic Food in Georgetown four years in a row (2010 – 2013).
As the writer above noted, Plaka is set up cafeteria style with the menu posted above the line.
Chuck chose the beef and lamb gyro and seemed happier with his selection although he did say that it was somewhat light on the tzatiki.
And we decided to share an order of hummus—the most tasteless hummus ever served in a Greek restaurant. No lemon. No garlic. No flavor. And we had to make a special request for the single pita that we shared with the order.
A Few Days Later,
and still practicing barbeque and Tex-Mex avoidance, we again ventured forth for ethnic eats at Wasabi—an Asian fusion restaurant.
“When Jamie Johnson and Danny Zheng decided to open a restaurant, the lack of sushi in Georgetown got their attention. ‘We saw Georgetown didn’t have any competition,’ Johnson said. ‘Originally we were going to do Japanese, then we realized that it might be smarter to have more of a cooked-food menu. That’s why we brought in Chinese, also.’
The sushi bar is just inside the front doors and given the very extensive sushi menu, Wasabi seems to have found a niche in the Georgetown food scene.
Now the whole point of eating at a Chinese restaurant is ordering food to share—and the more diners the better. But this was just Chuck and I, so we were limited in our sampling. One of our two entrée choices was the chicken in black bean sauce with snow peas, water chestnuts, green peppers, onions, and carrots in dark black bean sauce.
And when we saw Szechuan String Beans on the menu we knew that this would be one of our choices.
I may have to unpack the wok I bought in San Francisco and get to work.
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.