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You don't get to eat a giant snail every day. Or, for that matter, yam porridge or fried plantains or palm juice. Unless, that is, you visit African Palace, one of the few local African restaurants that offers an alternative to Ethiopian cuisine. A thick sauce made from red bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, olive oil and lots of atarodo peppers is liberally employed in many of the dishes, from soups to gizzards to wings (and that giant snail). For an entrée, try the meat-and-rice-based jollof (prepared, like most of the main courses, with your choice of beef, chicken or fish), or the Daily Special (which is the same every day): a brightly flavored stew that unites dried cod, chicken and tripe with greens and that rich pepper sauce. Bonus: On weekends, African Palace becomes a nightclub, featuring reggae and world-beat music.
OMG! Music is FLY! Stayed on the dance floor all night. Fine Afican men inside and out. The African ladies can dance they butts off.
I have found me a new spot.
Oh but there are only two stalls and the dance floor is small, but over all I LOVED IT!
So Mr. and Mrs. John Q. South-City-Hipster, with your ironic bad-beer drinking and your Hee-Haw-meets-Ramones music collection, what do you think passes for culture in north county? Camaros and KSHE classics? Au contraire. Step into African Palace, Kike and Koffo Osun's little restaurant/bar near where West Florissant Avenue meets New Halls Ferry. You're greeted by artwork of Marcus Garvey, Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To your left is a room with the bar, the kitchen and... More »
It's not every day that one gets to eat a giant snail.Ditto yam porridge or fried plantains or palm juice. Not around these parts, anyway. But all that changed about a year ago, when husband-and-wife team Koffo and Kike Osun opened African Palace... More »
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