Its been open since 1999 , but the Madiba Restaurant in NYC has been making waves.
They serve mielie pap and boerewors.
To New Yorkers.
Can you handle that.
“The borough of Brooklyn in New York City is not the place one would expect to find a decent plate of “mielie pap en sous”. But at 195 Dekalb Avenue, in the suburb of Fort Green, a Johannesburger and his wife have found unlikely success – running their very own New York City-style shebeen.In 1999, Mark Henegan and his wife Jenny started Madiba Restaurant, named in honour of former President Nelson Mandela.
Since then, it has grown into one of the top listed restaurants in New York City.
The influential Gourmet Magazine listed Madiba as one of the ten most interesting places in the United States.” [More at sagoodnews]
Hey..how awesome is that. Next time you happen to be in NYC be sure to pop in. They also have a spaza shop that stocks Rooibos tea, Mrs Balls Chutney, Marmite, Ouma Rusks etc…just in case you miss home or wanna show an american lady your biltong (sies Savage).