Stone Town is the old part of the capital, Zanzibar City, and is a very small town that basically consists of beach front hotels and restaurants and an intricate network of alleyways within the interior. One of Stone Town's major attractions are its street markets. When the sun sets, fishermen and other vendors set up tables in a large courtyard lit with gas lamps. Most of the tables are filled with the catch-of-the-day ranging from octopus to barracuda to shark. There also also chicken and beef skewers, chips, and other small odds and ends.
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A few decades ago, Zanzibar, the tiny island just off the coast of Tanzania in east Africa, supplied almost 80% of the world's clove spice. While that number is down to 7% these days, due to government involvement and stiff competition from Indonesia, the island still produces many of the world's most widely consumed spices. Rooted in almost 100 years of history, the island and its food reflect this love affair with spice.
Zanzibar is one of my favorite local spots for coffee, pastries, and sandwiches, but their burger could use a little bit more love (and a lot less lettuce). The elements of a good burger are there, but the execution isn't quite right.