From Our Editors
Want to order the phaal at India Tavern? Consider yourself warned: "For our customers who do this on a dare, we will require you to state a verbal disclaimer not holding us liable for any physical or emotional damage after eating this curry." Yes, you read that right. Physical or emotional damage.
This curry has earned quite the reputation—5280 Magazine called it "the Mile High City's hottest," pointing to it as one of the reasons for naming India Tavern Denver's best Indian restaurant in 2012.
If you're not that daring, no worries, there's plenty else to order. Specialties include tandoori butter chicken, as well as garlic shrimp cooked with fresh ginger and tomatoes. Vegetarian entrees abound, such as dal tarka, a slow-simmered blend of black lentils, herbs, spices, and cream. And if you're still thinking about that phaal, you might as well give it a shot. You win a free beer and a photo opportunity with a local dragon if you can finish it.