What do you get when you cross a mechanical engineer from Chicago and a businessman from Jackson, Mississippi? An Indopak restaurant steeped in the aroma of piquant spices. The Grill gathers its recipes from every region inside the Indian and Pakistani borders, filling out a menu of curries, tandoori, and rice dishes. More than 18 vegetarian items offer a meat-free alternative to chicken cooked in butter sauce or tandoori dishes, including rashmi kebab—white meat flavored with cardamom and cinnamon. A lunch buffet on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays stuffs guests with as much as their stomach and papier-mâché dates can hold.
Each steaming plate at Maharaja Fine Indian Cuisine entices diners with savory aromas and spices imported from regions throughout the subcontinent. Appetizers lay the foundation for feasts and sabotaged handbags with choices such as pepper chicken and gobi manchuria, which animates fried cauliflower with a lightning strike as well as a blend of Indian and Chinese spices. Main courses include a range of meat and vegetarian flavor posses, such as palak paneer, in which pieces of Indian cottage cheese play hide and seek among a savory spinach curry. Palates can refresh themselves with the assistance of Maharaja's desserts, which enable ample tongue-juggling with gulab jamun's lightly fried, syrup-drenched dough balls ($2.99).
Bombay Chaat Corner stands as a culinary crossroads that connects the myriad roads of India. Here, chefs prepare dishes called chaat that are typically found at street-side stands and eaten as snacks. The menu is an amalgam of chaat from different regions, often garnished with an array of chutneys. Some items may be familiar to westerners, such as the ubiquitous samosa, stuffed with spiced potatoes and veggies. Then again, there's also the samosa chat, which is served in pieces, and the ragda samosa, which is accompanied by a hearty lentil soup. Sample the rice cakes in the idli sambhar's fiery stew for a taste of Southern India, or try a Mumbai staple, sev puri—crispy wafers topped with diced potatoes, onions, and crunchy noodles. If inspired to create their own chaat at home, guests can browse the shelves of the surrounding Indian supermarket for spices, produce, and guidebooks on how to hatch chickpeas.
Flavors Indian Cuisine's menu paints palates with the vibrant colors, rich aromas, and tantalizing tastes of dishes from across the subcontinent. Vegetarian treats, such as the chickpea and tomato channa masala, rest peacefully alongside meaty tandoori treats such as the boneless chicken tikka or rice-filled biryani dishes. In addition to piling plates with savory meals, Flavors Indian Cuisine often dishes out dulcet treats, such as honeyed spheres of gulab jamoon, to keep sweet teeth and sugar-craving taste buds from seceding from the mouth.
Flavors Indian Cuisine's charming décor peppers eyeballs with sparkling chandeliers, vine-covered wood screens, and vibrant colors. Amid displays of Indian statues and artwork, rich robes of mauve tastefully clothe tabletops, and saffron-hued walls coordinate their outfits with spiced rice plates.
Great food, drinks, and sports?plenty of sports?is what Aji Sports Bar & Grill is all about. With 15 HDTVs, there's a screen for whatever team you cheer for, and pool tables, dartboards, and video games help guests create their own competitions. In addition to entertainment, this family-friendly eatery features a menu packed with all-American favorites including chili-cheese dogs, Angus burgers, and pepperoni pizzas. Plus, there's a full bar stocked with beer, wine, and spirits to complement those crowd-pleasing meals.
Showcasing the spicy, aromatic cuisine of both Northern and Southern India, the chefs at Saigruha curate a menu of classics served alongside a handful of lesser-known dishes. More than a dozen veggie curries fill the menu alongside dosas—an Indian-style filled crepe—and spicy lamb and goat kebabs. In addition to Indian cuisine, servers carry out Pan-Asian dishes, such Szechwan noodles, fried rice, and the the Great Wall of Naan.