$29 for an Indian dinner for two ($50 value)
- One entree per person (up to $16.50 value each)
- One dessert (up to $4 value each)
- One glass of wine or beer per person (up to $6.50 value each)
Wild Cook's Indian Grill
Having worked in kitchens in Spain and Greece, Nasir Khan realized his dream in 2014 when he opened Wild Cook's Indian Grill along Raleigh's Hillsborough Street. Here, Nasir and his team fuse Indian, Pakistani, and Mediterranean flavors while utilizing premium ingredients, including fresh-cut vegetables that are delivered daily. What's more, Wild Cook's grows some of its own herbs and even grounds and mixes its own spices, which is more efficient than waiting for the next spice storm to blow in off the Atlantic.
The resulting menu features lamb and goat dishes, biryani, kebabs, and tandoori specialties, including chicken that's marinated in yogurt and served on a sizzler. But there are plenty of vegetable plates, too, such as aloo gobi masala, which consists of cauliflower and potatoes cooked in fresh onions, tomatoes, and spices. Wild Cook's punctuates its spread with a lunch buffet six days per week, as well as a small selection of wines and imported teas.