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The Node has good music and pizza

The Node was formerly Pizza Garden, which was a place where people who still use CDs would frequent.

A cosy circle round table next to fireplace at The Node, Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | JOHN FOX

Something embarrassing happened to me a few days ago. I was at a bar, The Node, seated at the counter with someone I was interviewing. Seated with us was a lady who was about 24 years old, one of those millennials who look at the world with a bit of scorn, because they know better. There was a Dj called Jay C, which is perhaps what Jesus Christ would have shortened his name had he been living in these interesting and confusing times. Well, Dj Jay C was playing some really good music and at some point I waved at him to come over and he walked to us with that swagger of a hitmaker. “Good music, I love it,” I told him. “Do you have a CD of your music I can buy?”

The millennial chuckled loudly and looked at me like I was joking.

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“Are you serious?” she asked me. “Nobody sells or even uses CDs anymore!” But my car only plays CDs, I protested but it was too late. I had lost all my street credibility. Apparent now you get music from something called a mixcloud.

I’m sure a good number of you didn’t know that. You are welcome. The Node was formerly Pizza Garden, which was a place where people who still use CDs would frequent. Now it’s under Jacaranda Hotel and has a grill and pizzeria. There is a garden bar and a fireplace area with cushions, popular with girl’s night out or chamas.The vibe in the main bar is relaxed, the music might be a bit loud for a conversation. For that, you can sit at the garden.It’s a place you can still go for good pizza and polite drinks. It’s also a place you learn a new thing, as I did.

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