Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Indian and Pakistani "Fast Food" Restaurant Coming to U. City

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

click to enlarge New life for Indian Food?
  • New life for Indian Food?
Signs in the windows of 6800F Olive Boulevard, the westernmost storefront of the small strip mall at the intersection of Olive and Ferguson Avenue in University City, tout the imminent arrival of an Indian and Pakistani "fast food" restaurant. There is no official signage outside the restaurant yet, but a laminated sign that I saw on a table inside the space reveals its name as Spice n Grill.

On another table sat a large laminated menu (the sort hung above a counter for customers to order from). This offers Indian and Pakistani fare, including tandoori chicken, saag paneer and a variety of biryani, with everything priced under $8.

Yet another laminated sign appears to be a blown-up version of my review of Indian Food, the excellent Indian and Pakistani restaurant that closed its doors in University City last year. That suggests some relationship between Indian Food, which was owned by Zahid Khan, and the new venture, though the exact nature of that connection remains unclear. More as I learn it.

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