Like a tongue on a flagpole in February, fusion cuisine results from curiosity and a shortage of popsicles. Rein in restless taste buds with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican-Indian fusion fare and drinks at Cowboys & Turbans.
Dubbed "the spice master" by the Los Angeles Times, chef Baba Ji masterminds an unmatched menu, combining authentic Indian street food with the utilitarian brilliance of traditional tortillas in a relaxing, casual environs. Entrees such as the chicken saag ($13) and the veggie-laced saag tofu ($11) fall into deep sleep on gossamer beds of basmati rice ornamented with tomato and spinach pillows. The chefs at Cowboys & Turbans construct maharaja pizza boats, crafting vessels out of tandoori-baked naan planks, and stowing barbecue chicken breast, pineapple, and cashew nuts on board ($13). Bombay jumbo burritos such as the fish masala burrito ($12) meld fresh Indian veggies with subtle spice syntheses that finally dispel taste buds’ repressed memories of grade-school lunches made of crayons and paste.
Cowboys and Turbans
Baba Ji, the proprietor of Silverlake Juice and Tea, explores a new frontier in fusion with the food at Cowboys and Turbans—the tantalizing blend of South Asian, American, and Mexican cuisine. The menu unites antipodal parts of the globe with hearty samosas wrapped in flour tortillas instead of samosa dough, tacos filled with tandoori meats and chutneys, and pizzas made with a chewy tandoori naan crust. Towering doors of wood and iron lined with intricately carved columns reveal an open-air patio, which surrounds visitors with flickering torchlight and a canopy of multicolored cloth. Statues of animals and deities ring the courtyard, patiently waiting to ask if diners are going to finish their masala burgers, tandoori cornish hens, and aromatic vegetarian and seafood curries.
2813 Sunset Blvd.
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