I know one person that anytime he goes to Wasabi, he'll always order a spicy salmon roll. Or that same person will always order the Outback Special at Outback Steakhouse. Or when he goes to Oeno, he'll always order a grape vodka press. Or when he goes to McDonald's, he'll only order the McRib (and if it's not in, he'll leave). Oh wait....... that entire paragraph is me.
For Letter P, I wanted to try something different. Go to a place I've never been before. Go to a place, I'm not sure if 90% of my friends have been to. Try some food that I'm not really familiar with. So that brings us to our choice for Letter P:
Passage to India
6100 E. 21st St
the hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the buffet Tuesdays through Sundays, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays.
My guest diner for this go around was Jenny. She's a first time guest diner and also new to Indian food.
Passage to India recently moved to its new location which is in the same little area as Spangles, Subway and some little club that has 3 for 1's on Tuesday. Never been to or heard of the club before but 3 for 1's??? That brings me back to the Kelly's Irish Pub on Wednesday nights in college!
The moment you walk in, the place is very well maintained. The decor was what I expected to be inside an Indian restaurant. They had one TV on with what looked like India's version of MTV. Based on the music selection that was playing, there was no Beiber Fever going on!
When stepping inside, I had no idea what Indian food really is. Admittedly, Jenny was pretty scared as her original impression of Indian food wasn't good. I know they have lots of dishes that have the word "curry" in it. I don't know what it is. Jenny googled it and we still couldn't figure out what it was.
Our server came up, greeted us, brought us out some waters and presented the menus. He was very friendly and would remain that way throughout the night. Always making sure everything was ok, our drinks were refilled, etc. He answered any question we had and never looked annoyed by the insanely amount of questions we had.
|You can't get these at Wendy's!|
|What's with the inky, dinky silverware heads?|
|This isn't Chunky Soup.....|
Our entrees came on in a timely manner. Jenny's dinner was something she had never seen before (I was the same way with mine). We both had no idea what to expect and the meals weren't what we envisioned them being. The serving styles are those like P.F. Changs. It comes out in a separate bowls and people can share meals together. Jenny's meal looked like tomato soup with chunks of chicken in it. Her first bite she mentioned was scary but after a few bites later and combining it with rice; it wasn't so bad. She was pretty full after eating half of her meal.
|When I make my first Science Fiction Alien movie|
this will be used as a prop
|Rice, Rice, Baby|
Jenny thought about her review overnight. She told me the next day she ended up giving Passage to India a 3. I eventually went with a 3.5. I went back and forth on 3 and 3.5 but settled on the 3.5. My deciding factors went to I'm not sure if the meal was worth the price paid. The service was great and the food quality unfortunately wasn't my thing; nor was it Jenny's. So the final score for Passage to India. 3.25
I'll be taking the week off again as I'll be heading down to Puerto Rico to see the Shockers play in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament. For those wanting to watch, it's on ESPNU this Thursday at 6:30 pm CST. After that, it all depends on whether we win or lose.
Up next on the Alphabet is Letter Q. I'm sure there will be an abundance of suggestions for when I return.
Happy Dining All!