I'm really lucky that you guys are on top of things. While I was sidetracked with uncontrollable shivering and body aches that made my clothes hurt, you all were letting me know that a new sign went up at the old 21 Central location. I dreamed of leaving my house to check it out.... of having the energy to push the gas pedal on my car and sit upright without coughing uncontrollably. And finally...despite my Stevie Nicks voice, I escaped the clutches of my house and there it was..."Ariana," which will be opening soon and serving us some authentic Afghan cuisine. (photo)
By the time they open I am sure I will have my appetite back so I wanted to figure out "what is Afghanistan food?" It looks like lots of rice and lamb and has similar flavors as Chinese and Central Asian cuisines. Nobody was there for me to talk to but I'll keep an eye on it. I did read that the meat is supposed to be halal, which means that is is prepared as prescribed by Muslim law.
As for my flu-like week-wrecker illness- well, I'm almost all better. This one was a doozy and I rarely get sick. My friend is an Epidemiologist at Evergreen Hospital and mentioned there were eight previously healthy people in the ICU with the flu recently and three of them have died. None were vaccinated. So don't mess around this year, go get your flu shot. We'll get some Afghan food together later. ~j