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BT

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Chaat Wed, 04/19/06 1:07 PM (permalink)
I admit it. I haven't tried this place. Being away half the year, lots of places come and go without my having the time to check them out. But this article makes my mouth water and I think it will yours too. I'm looking forward to trying it. Anybody here already familiar with chaat (the food, not the place)?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/04/19/FDGGDI871Q1.DTL

and be sure to check out the pics (click on them) such as (notice the jalapeno slices lurking there-yum!):

 
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    jinjo76

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    • Location: Oakland Park, FL
    RE: Chaat Wed, 04/19/06 3:17 PM (permalink)
    I had it when they used to have it on the lunch buffet. They told me they took it off because it didn't move fast enough. They were my favorite dishes, and they had all of them, not just one or two.

    http://www.restaurantrow.com/ShowPics.cfm?Type=Menu&nCode=854758&code=854758&Byte=u&Number=1&Ext=gif&Name=Mehfil%20Restaurant&Word=menu&Count=5&state=FL
     
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      Bushie

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      • Location: Round Rock, TX
      RE: Chaat Wed, 04/19/06 4:47 PM (permalink)
      Saw this earlier today, also referencing the SF article.

      http://www.americanthinker.com/comments.php?comments_id=4936
       
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        Sundancer7

        RE: Chaat Wed, 04/19/06 4:51 PM (permalink)
        Being from East Tennessee, we are culinary deprived with the exception of just a very few neat ethnic places.

        I have never had chaat but from reading your attachment, I guess it is like a appetizer?

        It sounded good and apparently appears in different variations?

        Thanks for the pic.

        Paul E. Smith
        knoxville, TN
         
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          jinjo76

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            BuddyRoadhouse

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            • Location: Des Plaines, IL
            RE: Chaat Mon, 04/24/06 4:06 PM (permalink)
            BT,

            I haven't been to the spot you mention, but I have had chaat at another chaat house in Berkeley (really, are three "e"s absolutely necessary in the word "Berkeley"? One seems like the mandatory minimum. I could accept two; leaving their placement up to the citizens of that fair city. But three just seems pompous and grandiose. I understand that Berkeley is a university town and, as such needs to establish itself above the common rabble, but come on; at least two of those "e"s serve no pronounceable purpose whatsoever. I smell a "Lose the 'E's" movement in the offing), Chaat Cafe at 1902 University Avenue. It was very good food, and because of the smaller portions, gave our group an opportunity to try more dishes.

            For those of you not familiar with chaat, think Indian tapas or dim sum; small sharable portions of many different dishes with prices reflecting their reduced size.

            As with so many West Coast trends in general, and food ideas in particular, I predict chaat will be working its way east at a steady pace over the next few years.

            But I think they could stand to lose one of their "a"s.

            Buddy
             
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              BT

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              RE: Chaat Tue, 04/25/06 12:07 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by BuddyRoadhouse

              BT,

              really, are three "e"s absolutely necessary in the word "Berkeley"? One seems like the mandatory minimum. I could accept two; leaving their placement up to the citizens of that fair city. But three just seems pompous and grandiose. I understand that Berkeley is a university town and, as such needs to establish itself above the common rabble, but come on; at least two of those "e"s serve no pronounceable purpose whatsoever. I smell a "Lose the 'E's" movement in the offing



              Most people of my aquaintance simply refer to it as "the PRB" (no "E's" required).
               
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                BuddyRoadhouse

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                RE: Chaat Tue, 04/25/06 1:20 PM (permalink)
                BT,

                I know you're baiting me to ask, "What's the PRB?" Unfortunately for you, I have friends in Overland Park, Kansas who refer to Lawrence, Kanasas, home of Kansas University, as "The PRL!" So you're going to need to find some other sucker to set up your punchline, buckaroo!

                Buddy
                 
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                  BT

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                  RE: Chaat Tue, 04/25/06 1:22 PM (permalink)
                  No punchline. That's just what they call it and since you may have spent more time in the place than I have, I figured you'd understand.
                   
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