To harvest a coconut’s milk, one must saw through its husk or trick it open by asking to see its clam impersonation. Exploit a stupid coconut with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of lunch or dinner buffet and drinks at Indian Palace.
The creative chefs at Indian Palace ferry flavors into mouth harbors aboard more than 50 traditional dishes. Careen through the sweeping buffet ($10.95 during lunch, $12.95 during dinner), which arrays out the à la carte menu so diners can hop from dish to dish like garden gnomes playing hopscotch on lily pads. A cornucopia of naan breads cushion plates against flying forks and provide a pillowy field for the spicy notes of such dishes as lamb biryani and chicken tikka masala to caper across. The dulcet mango lassi ($2.99) applies a poultice of cool fruit and yogurt to singed tongues against a vibrant backdrop of murals, golden elephant statuettes, and stuffed trophy curries. Cut out food-chain middlemen with an extensive selection of vegetarian options, including saag allo, which dispatches an unlikely duo of cheese and potato to thwart dastardly hunger pangs.
A marigold façade with window cutouts that mirror the Taj Mahal's distinguished silhouette welcomes guests to Indian Palace, whose interior is equally lavish and vibrant. Golden elephant statuettes, paintings of traditional Indian scenes, and deep red tapestries enliven the decor, and aromas of sweet curries and meats roasting in the clay oven add excitement to the air. Inside the kitchen, chefs channel the culture of northern India into traditional meals, then deliver the cuisine à la carte to tables or arrange it at the self-serve buffet. The sweeping buffet enables diners to hop from dish to dish like garden gnomes playing hopscotch on lily pads. A cornucopia of naan breads cushions plates against flying forks and provides a pillowy field for the spicy notes of such dishes as lamb biryani and chicken tikka masala to caper across. The spread always contains an extensive selection of vegetarian options, such as saag aloo, which dispatches a duo of cheese and potato to thwart dastardly hunger pangs.