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[4 Oct 2010 | 7 Comments | 3,985 views]
More Goodness from NYC Food Trucks

While my previous post focused on food trucks that were parked on weekdays during lunchtime on Park between 26 and 27, I’ll cover some other food trucks around the great metropolis known as New York in this one.
The day I met Perry of New York Street Food at Wafel & Dinges (see previous post if you missed it), Adam and our friend Josh met us, and Perry recommended that we walk over to the Desi Truck parked at 27th and 5th Avenue since they were in the mood for Indian …

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Restaurants »

[3 Feb 2010 | 14 Comments | 2,059 views]
Tarka brings the heat to the South Austin Restaurant Scene

Tarka Indian Kitchen felt like a fast casual chain which surprised me when I checked it out because there is only one location. It’s owned by the Clay Pit people and is a fast-casual version of that restaurant with cozy chairs and an appealing atmosphere but without the special dining experience feel.
After enjoying a fantastic tasting meal in a comfortable and relaxed environment, I found myself not minding the idea at all of finding a Tarka in mini-malls across the land.
My friend Addie and I wanted to try everything on …

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KGSR, Media »

[29 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 3,909 views]
Indian Food Expert and “Vegicurean” Chaya Rao on KGSR

We loved having Chaya Rao as our guest on the KGSR show today. She brought a traditional South Indian upscale breakfast including:
Idlys – Steamed while dumplings made out of rice and black lentil
Vadas – Deep fried black lentil batter seasoned with pepper, cumin, curry leaves, ginger & serrano chilies
Khati Rolls – Flat bread rolls stuffed with Paneer cheese & Red peppers (like an Indian breakfast taco!)
Dipping Sauces

Coconut chutney
Ginger pickle in a spicy tamarind sauce
Makhni sauce – Cashew nut, cream & tomato based sauce

Chai tea
Cardamom & Cinnamon rolls with toasted coconuts …

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Restaurants »

[17 Nov 2008 | 5 Comments | 1,227 views]
Western Indian with a South Austin Twist

Whip In is the quintessential “Keep Austin Weird” establishment. Located on the access road to I-35 just south of Oltorf, I always figured it was just a place to make a beer run on the way to a house party. But Whip In is so much more than that! Family-owned since 1986, it sells beer, wine, and local products. In August, they began selling eat-in, homestyle recipes from the Gujarat region of western India — with South Austin flair. Meals are served from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., seven days …

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Recipes »

[15 Oct 2008 | 6 Comments | 3,103 views]
Lunch Express – An Hour in India

Today Megan and I stole away from work for an hour to participate in a “lunch express” class at Whole Foods Culinary Center. We won the time entry drawing at the last staff meeting so our company actually paid for the class — only $18/person.

Our teacher, Shefaly Ravula, has roots in multiple parts of India and has been cooking and teaching regional Indian cuisine for several years.
We filed into the classroom and sat in rows where we enjoyed a full meal while learning how to prepare a menu of mostly …

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