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An African Valentine's Day, Book a Meal in an African Restaurant

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Thu, 2014-02-06 16:11
Ponty Bistro restaurant New York city

Just a quick reminder that the big Valentine's day and night is Friday 14th February 2014 and you need to make sure your date is in an African restaurant. If you've not already done so, please book your place today before it goes on to a waiting list. Umm.. No April fools joke, but I wonder how many African restaurants will really be booked out. Valentine's Day remains one of the most anticipated if occasionally anxiety inducing holidays of the year. Will going on a first date African style be a recipe for love? Well if you are in London, check out our yelp results London page.

New York restaurants

Whether you're a native New Yorker or a first-time visitor if you are in New York, check out yelp results New York and Top New York restaurants serving African food.

Reasons why you should visit an African restaurant

We face a crossroad in the West African diaspora. First generation descendants are not passing on the food, recipes and cooking skills to the next generation now between the ages of 21 and 35. This is the age of reproduction. So this generation is producing children whom do not have the skills or only eat the food of their grandparents very infrequently. With a whole generation of West African descendants who do not know this rich culture and who have not acquired these cooking skills the knowledge will be lost as our enslaved ancestors did when transported, unless a successful recovery operation is undertaken now. OK I maybe taking this is a bit over the top, but food cooked or made by African descendants is culture and history alive.

No African restaurants on the map, what can I do?

Whether you are in the America's or Europe. Take a look at the city guide book. There is every restaurant from American, to Chinese, Indian and Italian. Where are the quality African restaurants? They are out there, it is time they had more support.

Get yourself a yelp account and review these restaurants. This is the only way to improve them or send them packing. Reviews can make or break a business and only a small amount of people decide the fate. If a business has 30 reviews, I believe you can believe half of them so 15 are real ones. If a restaurant has a thousand customers per year that is calculated at 0.15% of customers making your mind up. Wow... Get reviewing and Happy Valentine's day. Please send in your comments.

See our restaurant page and book and cook African, soul food, Caribbean, creole and pass it on to the next generation.

West Africa Cooks
Editor

Also visit if you are in the Big apple
Ponty Bistro for a fusion of African and French.
218 3rd Ave · New York
(212) 777-1616
Above image of Ponty Bistro New York City.

Africa Kine Restaurant in Harlem serves Senegalese food
256 W 116th St
New York, NY 10026
Phone number +1-212-666-9400