Share this article

print logo
Buffalo

A colleague came to see me, looking stricken: “What happened to Star of India?” Beats me, I said. Hadn’t been to the Kenmore restaurant in years and an owner ago. “The chicken palak,” she said plaintively, her eyes searching mine for a sign I understood. Nope, I said, but I’ll see what I can find out. After several hungry people made similar inquiries, I started wondering …

Amherst

For a guy who loves vegetables, I’m oddly ambivalent about vegetarian cuisine. To me, the word carries undertones of abstemiousness, of lack, of a missing ingredient. I want to blame early childhood exposure to tofu, but it’s more likely a deeper, genuinely American shame. Decades of pervasive advertising has successfully embedded the notion. Meat: it’s what’s for dinner. …

Buffalo

The Taj Mahal is delicious eye candy, architecturally speaking. Bollywood dance numbers are toe-tapping visual feasts. But Indian cuisine, as expressed in Western New York restaurants, isn’t much to look at. The dosa changes all that. It’s a pizza-sized, crispy-edged crepe, rolled into a bazooka-caliber tube that hides a payload of spiced potato. It demands action as you t…

Featured

On Thanksgiving Day, downtown Buffalo finally got an Indian restaurant. Chennai Express is located at 452 Pearl St., across the street from the rear of Shea’s Performing Arts Center.  The 40-seat restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. It also offers delivery to downtown Buffalo addresses. Unlike most of the Indian restaurants in Western New York, Chen…