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This Week In Reviews

Wow! I can't believe how long it's been since I did a "This Week In Reviews". I was reading around the different newspapers and DC Food Blogs so I figured I would write a quick recap of what I'd read.

Gabriella Boston of The Washington Times reviewed my favorite Indian restaurant -- Passage to India. I think she agrees with me that the new menu is a welcomed change to the DC area Indian food scene.

Chef and owner Sudhir Seth, who opened the restaurant a little more than a year ago, thought it time to go beyond the usual tandoori and tikka masalas and decided to include such exotic, tasty treats as salli boti jardaloo, a lamb stew with apricots and straw potatoes. It's a dish that mixes the flavors of the Middle East with those of India.

It looks like Indian food was a theme this week among the newspapers. Bruce Starr of the Washington Blade reviewed Curry Club in Georgetown (well actually Glover Park).  My own experience ordering delivery from Curry Club was less than eventful. I really should probably try actually eating at the restaurant itself. Bruce seemed to like his meal there:

For my entrée I chose the Curry Club’s signature Beef Vindaloo, tender simmered morsels in a Massala of chiles, mustard seed, and an array of other seasonings. The first bite was … let’s just say spicy hot would be an understatement. But with the help of some mild rice, I ventured forward and found layers of new flavors beneath the heat.

Continueing with the Indian theme, Tom Sietsema at the Post gives two stars to IndeBlue, the new French Indian fusion restaurant in Penn Quarter.

IndeBleu, which debuted in Penn Quarter in December, is many things, none of them ordinary.

I Hate Brocolli talks about digestive problems as well as his trip to Tia Queta in Bethesda, which has some of the best chicken wings I've ever had outside of Hooters and Hard Times Cafe. And YES. I did say that Hooters has good wings!

DCFud talks about York Castle Ice Cream in Silver Spring, which supposedly has a kick ass empenada. Ice cream and empenadas? What else can you ask for?


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