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Old 08-17-2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Great Day For Indian Food

Today I tried a new Indian restaurant that just recently opened not far from my house. The name of the place had me a little leery at first because it seemed kind of silly and cheesy. It is called Bollywood Grill and it has a movie theater theme. There is a sign outside that says something like "Now Playing...great Indian food" or something to that affect. Well I am glad I went inside anyway. I had the lunch buffet and it was quite good. The highlight for me was the goat curry. It was a little too heavy on the cilantro, but I love cilantro so that was not a problem. The decor was very nice inside. The walls are covered in pictures of Indian movies and movie stars. Most of them looks like they were from the Gone With The Wind era. The woman were beautiful so I was happy to have something to look at

On the way home I saw a sign on the other side of the road for an Indian market that I had never noticed before. I had some time left before I had to get back to work so I stopped in. What a goldmine! This place was great. They had a lot of veggies that I was unfamiliar with and tons of packaged items that I am sure I will be buying. I purchased a bottle of coriander chutney and a bottle of mint chutney. Their prices were great. They had so many types of dal (more than I ever knew existed). The bags were very large and they only charges $2 or less. The owner came up to me to ask if I was finding everything I needed so we got to talking. I asked if they had just opened because I had never noticed the store before. He said they have actually been there for 19 year, but they just put a new larger sign outside. I told him that the sign was working cause that is how I found them. We talked for a while and I told him I have been wanting to try my hand at Indian cooking for a while so I will be coming back to his store to stock up. He even offered his mothers assistance with recipe help if I ever need it. She was running the cash register and was very nice. I can't wait to go back there when I can spend some more $$$

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Old 08-17-2005, 02:35 PM   #2
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Sounds like two great places GB and I am Glad you had a great time !
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Old 08-17-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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See what happens when you are unfailingly nice (as usual), geebs?
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:09 PM   #4
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That's great, I love finding new spots for great food and groceries!
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:12 PM   #5
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Cool find! And I have to feel bad about those people and the sign ... they could have been doing such a business!


"Bollywood" cheesy but growing very popular here in the US
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bollywood
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:27 PM   #6
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For those interested, here is the menu of the restaurant.
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:54 PM   #7
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I love reading menus (I call it food porn!) My family loves discussing what we ate if any of us go to a restaurant, DH isn't as keen but my dad and I love it (mum used to as well)
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:25 PM   #8
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That menu looks fantastic!!!!!


I love goat but you almost never see it. USed to be on the skewers at the Brazilian BBQ places but not any more. Guess most people dont care for it.
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Yeah I was very surprised to see goat. I made sure to eat a lot of it so they see that it sells and hopefully they will continue to serve it
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Two great finds in one day. I love roaming around various ethnic markets in my area. I live next door to Lowell MA so there is a great variety of various Asian and Indian markets. The aromas are fantastic!
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