I’m seriously getting island fever. I haven’t left this rock for exactly one year. I was reminded of this by the kind people at the Seattle Rock n’ Roll marathon asking me to commemorate my anniversary of running the half by buying $40 horrific sweaty painful-looking pics. Thanks but no thanks!
What’s a girl to do when there’s still almost a whole month wait until my next trip? I guess there’s no better substitue for actually traveling than eating food from faraway lands right? Right?! Just go with it people….
2469 S. King Street
This past spring i went all veg for lent (no, i’m not catholic or religious, see “giving up” for more details…) because of this, the days I did not plan ahead and bring my lunch with me to work I had to be a little creative if I wanted to satiate my voracious appetite without relying solely on my co-workers’ stashes of cookies and candy to carry me through the day. This is how I initially discovered Da Spot.
They have a lunch cart in the sustainability courtyard on the UH campus – the cart offers all vegetarian plates (and are apparently required to do so because of their location in the sustainability courtyard). The first time I bought a plate I thought, oh great, $4.50 for rice, a main dish and a salad. I’ll be hungry by 2.
While walking back to my office with a foil-covered paper plate I ran into my cousin, after talking story for a bit she says, is that curry running down your arm? I look down and indeed, there is a tasty brown sauce dripping from my elbow. That plate was loaded to da max! From that day I was hooked.
Imagine my excitement when I spotted the old golf store on King (across from the new Longs location) being renovated and a shiny new sign above proclaiming it Da Spot ! Their plates are filled just as plentiful as they do at the lunch cart – but at their new location, they can serve MEAT!
Just like at their cart, they also serve smoothies – the list is simply staggering. If you’re like me and when presented with too many delicious sounding options get flustered, trust me and just go with the coco butta = LOVE!!
I had my girlfriend meet me here for lunch (practically kicking and screaming – she’s totally against anything resembling healthy or vegetarian) and it got her stamp of approval. She said, “Are you sure this is healthy? ‘Cause it tastes pretty good.” I can’t attest to the health benefits of being served enough food to last a normal person days and trying to eat it all like you’re some small Japanese man named Kobayashi but hey, be my guest and pretend away.
All I know is everytime I go and order Egyptian stew, Persian chicken, Thai curry or baklava, I feel a little more traveled and cultured than I did before lunch – it helps me get past those days where all I can do is think about jetttting off into the sunset!