Brick Lane Curry House – Sati Sharma’s NYC Shithole

The last few times we spoke to NYC Indian restaurateur Satinder Sharma, a.k.a. Sati the man seemed to delight in badmouthing his rival desi restaurateur, the Bollywood star Shiva Natarajan (crocodile in the pond, very insecure, bad execution of Dhaba, anger management issues, a whiner et al were some of the juicy epithets Sati hurled […]

Copper Chimney NYC – An Ash for the Price of a Shriya

Like all cheapo desis, we’ve always craved an Aishwarya Rai for the price of a Shriya Saran. Class for the price of crass has unfailingly been our mantra and guiding light. Oh, come on, you jerks. Don’t tell us you unwashed, cheapo desis are any different. And boy, an Aishwarya Rai is what we landed […]

Biryani Cart NYC – Lovely Biryani, Lousy Kati Roll

(Recommended by SI reader Satya) After watching Akshay Kumar’s latest nightmare a.k.a De Dana Dan the other day, we were in desperate need of some cheering and comforting. So after the crappy movie ended, we walked up a few blocks from AMC Empire 25 on 42nd St to the latest New York City landmark – […]

Aaheli NYC Review – Enemy of the Palate

Most NYC Indian restaurants are bad but some like Aaheli are more bad than the others: First, they said it was ‘South Indian Coffee.’ Then, after we discovered several cardamom pods along with dark coffee powder floating on the surface the yuck ‘South Indian Coffee’ became Nescafe. Next, the flustered waiter waved his hand and […]

Madras Woodlands NYC Review – God, We Just Came!

Oh boy, this is a first for us. A 45-minute orga*m in public. No kidding. Folks, the food at Madras Woodlands (Hillside Ave, New Hyde Park) vegetarian restaurant is so good we just came. And kept coming and coming! 😉 God, if we were to die tonight we’d have no regrets (except, maybe for watching […]

Southern Spice NYC Review – Lousy Food

Southern Spice is now closed (via iPhone) Lunching at Southern Spice in Flushing (near the Ganesh Temple). Lousy. Lousy. Lousy. Comprende? Lousy food. Lousy desserts. Lousy service. Full review coming later. Update After reading a report in the New York Times that Sridhar Rathnam, the owner of Madras Cafe, a NYC vegetarian restaurant we liked, […]