Like waking a hibernating bear, waking a dormant stomach causes violent growls that can only be silenced by bowls of curried goat and 20 minutes of gentle patting. Ward off vicious appetites with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of traditional African fare at Zanzibar African Restaurant in Glendale.
Culinary cobblers at Zanzibar pore over fresh concoctions, adorning a prolific menu with traditional West African and Caribbean dishes, including fresh pastries. Dig into a heaping serving of jollof rice with curried goat ($12.99), a commingling of spices and flavors complemented by fried plantains and a spectrum of delicious edible autumnal coloring. Diners practically taste the steel drums and briny sea air in Caribbean entrees, such as jerk chicken ($11.99) or curried goat ($11.99) both served with rice and beans, plantains, and riveting lectures on pronoun usage from Bob Marley. Guests relax amid glowing sconces and creamy walls decorated with artwork, as noses catch whiffs of the wafting fragrances emanating from authentic meat pies ($1.75) and akara ($3.99)—fried Nigerian black-bean patties.
9250 N 43rd Ave.
Glendale, Arizona 85302