Ever eaten Senegalese food?  In the greater Boston area, such an opportunity is as likely as getting to work early during a snowstorm.

Brochettes de Poulet: grilled skewered chicken breast, alocco (fried sweet plantains), onion & mustard-spiced sauce.

However, if you do make it to work early, coming in from the blizzard gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling, similar to that of Senegalese cuisine.

Teranga Restaurant, located in Boston’s South End, is just the spot to experience such warmth.

Marie-Claude Mendy has accumulated a throng of regulars who come in for the French, Portuguese and African-influenced lunches and dinners, and such recent good press in the New York Times and the Boston Globe keeps the restaurant bustling on weeknights.

PS. Don’t miss the ginger root juice, mixed with pineapple juice and flavored with orange flower water & vanilla sugar. It’s guaranteed to warm your fingertips.

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