Friends from the Dells were in town this weekend and wanted to go out for Indian food at Swagat. They were here to attend a couple of sporting events -- he is a former college football coach -- and to visit their daughter and her husband and their brand new grandson. We have come to Madison for the lunch buffet at Swagat. It won best Indian restaurant in Madison again this year, and each trip shows us why.
There is no buffet in the evening, and I took a safe choice with chicken biriyani. Not only was it delicious, but the portion was so large that I took half of it home. Tom had a Tandoori mix grill and also had plenty for another meal. We have both been eating carefully to shed some winter weight, which probably added to the tastiness of the meal.
All four of us were pleased with the food and we had a great visit. Tom and Debbie worked closely together on a number of political and conservation projects during our time in the Dells. When she was alder on the Wisconsin Dells city council, the library was one of her areas of responsibility, which gives the two of us something in common -- plus she reads my books! She showed us a reasonable number of photographs of the new baby and his proud parents. Tom presented her with a copy of Goodnight Moon to pass along and we parted laughing.
Nothing in particular on the books today. It drizzled and rained for a while this morning while I was on the treadmill at the fitness center. The sun has been playing hide-and-seek since then, and it is pleasantly warm. I may go for a short walk while Tom watches NASCAR. Or pack the laptop up, grab a cup of coffee and go to the library to write.
Hope your own weekend has been equally pleasant.