Gorgeous dinner at AMERICAN MASALA

You know how it goes, a fridge full of the usual and not in the mood to cook it — so Denise and I scrambled over to 51 W. Hancock Street (it’s in that big parking lot behind the Detroit Artist’s Market) and into the welcoming and warm embrace of the American Masala restaurant [they also have a location in Rochester Hills (961 W. Auburn Road)].

This was the first time I’ve tried it (usually I schlepped out to Ann Arbor for my Indian food) – but now we’re new converts. The Chicken Tandoori was excellent, as well as the Aloo Gobi – and together with tummy warming bowls of lentil soup (slightly spicy but yum yum) and the garlic Nan bread – and we were ready to stay forever. The manager, Tom, was very helpful with our selections, and he told us about some really cool things going on with the restaurant:

They’re launching a MEAL PLAN for Wayne State students/employees which (find out the details off their website) works out to an entire month’s worth of 2-meals a day for just a few bucks. Incredible! and Delicious!

AND– they’ll be holding twice-monthly cooking classes. I’m signing up for those. I think Tom said they were FREE! (don’t quote me… but I think that’s the case)… so in a few months I may be baking up my OWN nan bread… Yum.

And there’s an 18 item buffet on… Tuesdays…

I know, I know, you’re HUNGRY now… well… get on over there…

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3 Comments so far

  1. baliad (unregistered) on December 17th, 2005 @ 9:36 pm

    that place is delish…

  2. Bobby (aka UrbanTiki) (unregistered) on December 18th, 2005 @ 12:03 am

    You know, I used to own a small company named Eat Detroit, and American Masala was one of my first “finds” (just weeks after they opened); that certain restaurant that can combine authenticity, sincerity and affordability. The people at AM shine like the sun, and the food is just top notch (90% of the time). They became some of out best partners, and even did TV appearances with us when we promoted Eat Detroit.

    I’m proud to have them as part of the community, and so happy to have them as one of my favorite Detroit places!

  3. Mollika* (unregistered) on December 20th, 2005 @ 2:28 pm

    I’m excited about the cooking classes. Nothing beats learning from your Indian mother, but in her absence this sounds really good.

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