Market DayEric | October 1st, 2005 | 2:02 am
Angela and I went for a stoll on Saturday to explore one of the local outdoor markets. It was one of the first really warm days we have had in the city. Just wish we had worn shorts, as the sun was intense. We decided that we were sufficiently familiar with the city to lose the map and went off in the general direction of the market place. It is held on the grounds for the Fox Studio complex, which has some restaurants, movie theaters, bars, and tourist stuff that is related to the studio. We had been there before when we went to view one of the local art fairs that David Rex-Livingston was part of.
We assumed (wrongly) that we could gain entrance at the top of the complex, which was closer to home. We ended up having to walk all the way around the stadium and then the Fox facility. It was pretty warm out, but it was a very enjoyable stroll. Along the way we stumbled across a house with the most unusual type of plant hanging from the window boxes. I have no idea what it is, but it was almos yarn-like.
About 20 minutes later we rounded the rest of the studio perimiter and found the entrance that we had used the first time we had come here. When we finally arrived at the market, it was a little disappointing. It wasn’t very big, but the products were nice. More in the area of breads, meats, deserts and some food stalls, than fruits and vegatables.
We bought some bread and vegatables and filled up our packs for the walk home. It was past lunch time and we were getting kinda hungry. I didn’t think anything at the market looked terribly appetizing and so we decided to take the long way home that would put us past the restaurant area along Crown St. And it was a good thing we did, as we stumbled upon a nice little restuarant that served southern Indian food. I’m used to ordering northern style where you get a Chicken Korma, or Tikka Masala. I didn’t really recognize what things were called on the menu board here. Luckily I have Angela who is a well learned as she is strikinly beautiful. So she order a vegatable dosa and a mixed thali. The dosa is like a wheat crepe that is filled with a spicy vegatable medly. And spicy it was. The thali is just a way of serving small bowls of beans or chutney along with rice and naan. You eat the rice with pieces of naan and dip into the bowls of sauce, or fill the naan with chutney. It was extremely tasty and fun.
After our filling lunch we headed back to home, sated and refreshed from a wonderful day out and about.