Posts Tagged ‘Indian cuisine’

Rasika West End Opens Mar. 30 [UPDATED]

A rep for Rasika West End, the much anticipated spin-off of prolific restaurateur Ashok Bajaj's popular Indian eatery in Penn Quarter, tells Y&H that the new restaurant will open to the public on Mar. 30. A splashy grand opening cocktail reception for invited guests is scheduled for the night before. The West End spot is [...]

D.C. Liquor Officials Investigating Heritage India Incident

It was only a matter of time. WTOP is reporting that the District's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) has ordered its own inquiry into the deadly violence at Heritage India restaurant in Dupont Circle over the weekend. The ABC Board will be discussing the matter in private during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday.

One Reason to Stray from Your Usual Order: The Dum Ka Murgh at Saveur India

The bhel puri appetizer at Saveur India We've all been there: You're trying out a new restaurant — an act of willfulness in itself given the human condition tends to seek safety and comfort — and once inside the door, all you want to do is order something familiar. I was so in that mood [...]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Rasika

Would somebody please give Vikram Sunderam a James Beard Award already? The Rasika chef has figured out a way to weave street food into an upscale Indian menu, introduced Subcontinental tasting menus with wine pairings, and generally created a whole culture around the once humble home cooking of India. How much more does the guy [...]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Masala Art

Atul Bhola of Masala Art It happens to rock bands all the time: They start rolling in dough and having to push through a barricade of groupies on the way from the green room, and suddenly their music turns to crap. It can happen to restaurants, too. But while there are signs that Masala Art, [...]

How to Make the World’s Best Butter Chicken

Perhaps that's an exaggeration, but it's one born from childhood memories, which are prone to romantic visions of the past, particularly with memories tied to formative eating experiences. Writer and cookbook author Monica Bhide takes over the Young & Hungry column this week with a story about the butter chicken her father used to make. [...]

Cafe of India’s ‘Crackling Spinach’: Can It Compare to Rasika’s Palak Chaat?

It seemed a hope beyond comprehension for D.C. to spawn two quality Indian outlets on the same street within a matter of months. I mean, we already had the instant-hit Masala Art in Tenleytown. Could Washingtonians find another one just a few blocks north on Wisconsin at Cafe of India? Alas, Cafe of India, despite its elegant [...]

Vox Populi: Restaurant Rater Gerholdt on Bombay Indian Restaurant

A certain "glossy local magazine" isn't the only publication/Web site that has praised Bombay Indian Restaurant in Silver Spring. Y&H has had many nice things to say about the strip-mall restaurant; so has Tyler Cowen (aka Mr. Ethnic Dining Guide) and even WaPo's Eve Zibart (a personal fave to read, though now sadly retired from [...]

Masala Art Is of Two Culinary Minds

Atul Bhola spent the past 10 years as a manager at Heritage India, dutifully fulfilling his front-of-the-house duties while others, notably head chef Surinder Kumar, produced the curries that earned this small, two-restaurant chain all the praise. Bhola still walks the floor at his new restaurant, Masala Art in Tenleytown, but the man formally trained [...]

The Origins of Chicken 65

Chef Sanjay Thumma is delightfully unself-conscious. His shtick is equal parts hucksterism, infomercial (late-night cable variety), and home cooking show, the sloppy mise en place notwithstanding. (Seriously, chef, you need to measure out those half-teaspoons a little more carefully.) Still, despite Thumma's used-car salesman persona, he seems to be on the mark about the origins [...]

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