Monday, June 8, 2009

Gettin' Zyggyz With It

Sorry, I just couldn't resist with the title. The name of a newish restaurant in town is Zyggyz and every time I hear the name, I think of "Gettin' Jiggy with it". It is an inside joke between Rob and a dear veg*n friend, Sean, in Maryland who coincidentally gave me the name "Vegan Linda" years ago while we all worked at Nextel together. I can't help but smile and remember some good times, a great concert (not Will Smith!), and yummy scrummy eats at Food for Thought, Sunflower Cafe, and so many other great restaurants in the DC area. Sigh.

Back to current reality. We stopped by on the bike ride home to get a bite at Zyggyz Grill on campus the last two Saturdays after the Market at the Square. I noticed Zyggys a couple months ago, but didn't think about eating there until I read Champaign Taste's review. We finally checked it out and it is greasy Indian fusion fast food. Not health food, but fun, inexpensive, and yum. A nice treat once in a while. Rob, Parker, and I favor the Veggie Sloppy Joes. This dish reminds me of Channa Massala/Chole at another DC area restaurant we used to eat at with Sean, Amma's Vegetarian Kitchen in Vienna, VA. It takes me back. The Indian "burritos" are also good. We had a hummus plate and falafel sandwich (without the yogurt sauce) too which were good, but the Veggie Sloppy Joes is what makes me smile. They staff is very sweet and helpful with ingredients, but double check if you have allergies or are vegan because new restaurants tend to change thing up when they are getting into their groove. Saturday early afternoons in the summer (with most of the students gone) make it a great place for the family to relax, have a quick bite outside (the kids have room to run when they are done eating) on the way home from farmer's market. Go ahead, get Zyggyz with it!

4 comments:

Jason said...

Great idea for a weekend lunch! I go past (usually around) campus going from here to there, but never stop. My kids would love their food. Thanks for the reminder/suggestion!

Jumbleberry Jam said...

Sounds excellent! And what a great name :-)

Hayley said...

I just came across your blog and it is great to see some other vegan parents out there! I have 5 vegan homeschooled kids!

VeganLinda said...

Hayley, Welcome! Five kids must be a lot of fun and it is always nice to "meet" another vegan homeschooling family.