Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Indian Cuisine Comes to the Sloop

So none of these restaurants are brand spanking new, but within the past year some new Indian restaurants have opened in our neighborhood. The Chicago Sun-Times talks about some of these spots:

India Grill (1112 S. Wabash)
The vibe: Elegant with gold-rimmed columns and chandeliers, but not fussy
What you'll pay: Entrees $7.99-$19.99
Ways to save: $11.99 lunch buffet; student carry-out deal for $5.99
Signature items: Tandoori mixed grill, spicy vindaloo dishes, mango lassi
Coolest feature: BYOB (there's a Sam’s Wines & Spirits across Wabash)
Chicago Curry House (899 S. Plymouth Ct.)
The vibe: Classy, white-tablecloth interior with fabric booths, carved wood chairs
What you'll pay: Entrees $9.95-$21.95
Ways to save: $10.95 lunch buffet. Student specials change monthly.
Signature items: Chicken MoMo (Nepali-style dumpling), clay oven-roasted chicken and Lamb Choela
Coolest feature: Nepalese cuisine and full bar with Indian beer and wine
Chutney Joe's (511 S. State).
The vibe: Casual, soft-loft feel with spice-colored walls
What you'll pay: $5.99 for bowls, salads and wraps, $7.99 "Create a Meal" options
Ways to save: Students with ID save 10 percent after 2 p.m. Weekly specials every Monday
Signature items: Lamb Rogan Josh, spinach paneer, baked (not fried) samosas
Coolest feature: You can see and sample dishes before ordering


Scrumpy said...

I like curry as much as the next guy, but I cannot believe how the smell from the Curry House carries! When I'm at Dearborn walking my dogs it can really be over-powering.

Anonymous said...

i can't agree more with scrumpy