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Monday, August 10, 2009

Sneakonomics 101 - Sneakonomies of Scale

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click to enlarge DARA STRICKLAND
  • Dara Strickland
Gokul is a tiny restaurant, somehow larger on the inside than the outside, that shares a building on Page with a check cashing place and has absolutely the best cheap dinner going. Tiffin, or boxed dinner, costs the same as a regular movie ticket and includes: dal lentil soup; two kinds of rich, buttery curries which almost always includes navratan korma, my favorite; more basmati rice than you will probably be able to eat; an enormous quantity of freshly baked chapati; dessert, which has been different every time I've gone and this time was the sweet raisin-studded semolina pudding, halwa.

Gokul is entirely vegetarian, so it's a great place to try new things without going too far out on the I-think-that-might-be-tongue limb, but if you're craving chicken tikka masala, you're going to be sorely disappointed. I have never finished everything in a tiffin for home box in a 12 hour period. Some of it always ends up as breakfast the next morning, the golden sauce soaked into the remnant rice and bread. Excellent for eating at home and enjoying dinner and a movie for the same cost as a movie alone.

My heart can no longer contain the pain of disco because my belly is full of chapati.

Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.

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