Chaat Café is billed as a fresh and casual Indian fast food restaurant, but there is absolutely no resemblance to what you might consider fast food. The food is served in the same relative time as any other restaurant, and is hand-made to order with precision and care. The concept is a national chain, but each location has a local flair. Since Irving has a tremendous Indian population, it is very popular with the locals.
The menu at Chaat is fairly extensive with a full line of chaat, or Indian nibbles such as Pani Puri (crisp shells stuffed with potatoes and garbanzo beans) or a variety of Pakora and Samosas.
I am a sucker for an Indian restaurant, and love trying new ones that I spot along my merry way. Often times I have dinner remorse, or worse, dinner regret. Last night while zooming through Addison I spotted for the fifth time an Indian restaurant that has actually been in business since November, but it blended into the landscape a bit next to the Chili’s with its outlandish new makeover and glowingly bright paint job.
Barwachi Signature Indian Cuisine is part of a local family of restaurants that spread out as far as Denton, with an outpost in Plano and Carrollton. This also happens to be the very beautiful former Clay Pit location in Addison on Beltline. I was never a fan of the Indian fusion that was going on at Clay Pit, and avoided it other than a few sporadic family summits that were hosted at the now closed restaurant. I walked into Barwachi with much trepidation. Continue reading →
There’s a new food truck in town and it is owned by the people who brought the first Indo-Chinese food truck to the DFW area, Bombay Street Food, and we have an exclusive first look at the menu. The truck will be serving 100% vegan dosas and is hitting the streets starting Thursday evening at the Sprouts on Henderson near Ross Ave. You may also find the truck Friday at the Toys for Tots food truck rally in Deep Ellum which you can find at Gaston and Elm streets.
A dosa is a versatile Southern Indian street food that is prepared with a crepe-like shell made of rice and lentils, and filled with ingredients that can be served with varying spice levels. This makes for an interesting and practical offering for a food truck, and one that fills a niche the Dallas area desperately needed. Continue reading →
The team behind the two restaurants called Bombay Chopsticks in the Dallas area, including one off MacArthur Blvd and the other on Coit Road, will be running his new food truck very soon. The cuisine, as the name suggests, is an Indian/ Chinese fusion.
“We are Indian Chinese Cuisine and we bring a different cuisine to the Food Truck concept here in Dallas. Our goal it to bring Bombay to the streets of Dallas.” Continue reading →
I have checked Wild Chutney out a few times, and one the first visits was fairly disappointing. The service and flavors were not exactly spot on. However, that was when the restaurant first opened. On subsequent visits, I have been nothing less than thrilled — although the service could still use a spike of energy .
The flavors at Wild Chutney’s are fresh and strong. There are plenty of choices for those not wishing to carry around that curry permeation all evening, and there are a few new takes on dishes by way of the appetizers. Continue reading →