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Location: Washington, DC Ambience: Casual, Bolllywood, Cafe Price Range: Inexpensive Seat Availability: Weeknights are better, early or late dinner. No reservations accepted. Parking: Street parking Metro accessible: Yes, Columbia Heights (Green & Yellow lines) is the nearest Website: Worth it? YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR   OVERALL: Opened in 2019, Bombay Street Food caters of street foods of Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The cafe-like ambiance and small (relatively) plates of casual Indian street food at an inexpensive price is what you can expect from this restaurant. The food and the portion size is decent, somewhat spicy, 2 street dishes per person shall suffice. Overall, for the most part, it is authentic, but some dishes lack identity and are not what we get back...

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Bombay CafeFairfax, VA11213 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030(703) 352-8282www.aaoji.comJuly 12th, 2014 was the South Asian queer group's (KhushDC) 20th anniversary Gala event in Washington, DC. I was participating in this event selling my books and the food at this even was catered by Bombay Cafe, Fairfax, VA.For appetizers we had green cilantro chutney and tamarind chutney, both of them were good. We had tandoori chicken tikkas, skewered chicken kebabs, fish fry, and chaat. I liked the chutneys, they were fresh and not spicy. The appetizers were all amazing, loved the smokiness in chicken tikkas and the saltiness in skewered chicken kebabs. The fish fry was perhaps the best dish of the night, perfectly seasoned, the fish pieces were melting in...

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Pittsburgh, PA - ALL INDIA

Recently, I was in Pittsburgh, PA for a friend's wedding. We after the festivities, we decided to order in some Indian food from All India Restaurant.We ordered a vegetarian meal (usually in Hindu weddings, meal is entirely vegetarian) consisting of samosas and chutneys for appetizers. The Samosas were good, flakey and not very greasy. The potato stuffing inside was flavorful and not too spicy, which was good. The tamarind chutney was just average; however, their green chutney was fresh, and I really liked it. It had cilantro and mango, as well, for a bit of flavor. The mango flavor was quite unique.For the main course, we ordered Chickpeas curry, Okra with onions and bell peppers, Matar Paneer (Green Peas and...

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TRADER JOES - Less is More

A couple of months back, a new Trader Joes opened on U street in Washington, DC. As an ardent fan of Whole Foods, when I saw the sign that TraderJoes has on that store 'Your neighborhood grocery store', I smirked. I thought it would be a good place to shop every once in a while, but Whole Foods will always be my go-to store.   Then I got a new assignment near Union Station, and I started working on my next book, and on my YouTube videos, trying out recipes almost every single day. I started frequenting Trader Joes to do my groceries, about a couple of times each week, after work.    I could buy just enough that I could carry home that day (since I mostly...

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