A Satisfying, Frustrating Day

I met my friend Jane at the Shiraz Mediterranean Grill for lunch. #4 Daughter joined us, which was extra nice. This was the one on Frankfort Avenue, at the Clifton Apartments or whatever they are. Near Sister Dragonfly.

–Oh, this is in Louisville, Kentucky, in case you don’t know.

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#4 Daughter got one falafel and the Shiraz salad and was surprised by this treat, the scraping from the bottom of the rice pot. Listen, I’m not being sarcastic: that stuff is HEAVEN! She was very kind and shared it with us. It made me glad I raised her to be generous.

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Jane and I ordered steak kabobs (Yes, I know, but who can be vegetarian when the beef at Shiraz melts in your mouth? Not I, that’s who.) and sides. Hers were, um, tabbouleh salad and quinoa salad, both of which are very nice however I got some other kind of salad and eggplant. The orange bit is the eggplant. The guy said it was his grandmother’s recipe, and that she made it for him for breakfast in Iran. It has eggplant and egg and spices and who knows what all and it is delicious!

We also had basmati rice, which I suspect was chello. If you want to know what that is and how it’s cooked, say so in the comments and I’ll post my recipe.

So that’s my review of the Shiraz Mediterranean Grill. I think I’ve reviewed it before. If so, I loved it, and I loved it again today. Here’s a link to the address and stuff, but don’t expect to find a web site for it. That web site link is bogus. I don’t know if they lost track of it or it got hijacked or what. 🙁

We had a great day, as we always do. The frustration came from my having such difficulty doing the welcome tab for my Facebook Author page. I think I may have gotten it down, but then I decided I didn’t want to just do a tab, I wanted to do an image map, so that’s a whole raft of other nested projects. Not a big deal for people who know how to do it (of which I hope to soon be one), but a real head-scratcher for me.

I love a challenge, don’t you? Yeah, me neither.

WRITING PROMPT: Give a character a challenge which he or she would rather not be given.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “A Satisfying, Frustrating Day

  1. Jane

    July 9, 2011 at 4:57pm

    Hi. Shiraz is the best! So is the intriguing owner who was so nice to us! His pretty eyes cannot be beat! Well … maybe by the food.

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      Marian Allen

      July 9, 2011 at 6:09pm

      Louisville is about an hour-ish away from where I live. When I was little, I remember going to the first “pizza pie” restaurant there. Now, Louisville is packed with all kinds of great restaurants. NOM!!

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