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Curryish in a hurryish on Queen West!

Now, we’re no strangers to Indian food on Triple B. Curry, biryani, samosas… I could eat that any day of the week! And there are plenty of great Indian joints all over this city — but this new place on Queen St, just a couple blocks west of Bathurst, is really funking it up a notch. This is Curryish Tavern:

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We’re starting off with some cheese curd samosa turnovers. You KNOW they had me at cheese curds, bro! And these definitely ain’t your average samosas — the pastry is more like an apple pie, and the filling reminds me of empanadas. The only thing is, I didn’t really taste the cheese curds, bro…

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Now, I gotta say, octopus curry is definitely not something you see every day! But the sea monster is nice ‘n tender, with a bit of tangy tamarind in the sauce. And you KNOW we gotta eat it Indian style with some garlic butter roti, bro!!!!

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Not only is the food super-funky, but their craft beer selection is pretty legit, too. They might only have two beers on tap, but one of them happens to be Les quatre surfeurs de l’Apocalypso, a hoppy wheat-beer-meets-IPA from Quebec’s Le Trou du Diable brewery. Dude, can I get like four more of these to go????

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Instead, we’re switching it up with a Burdock Lime Gose. This honestly feels like I’m drinking lemonade, bro…

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And for dessert, we’ve got this Afterglow Singapore Sling from Rorschach’s Tiki Sour series. Despite all the different fruits they pack in here, it’s still got the maltiness of a beer.

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Speaking of dessert, we pretty much had to go with the Screech Rum Soaked Stuffed Gulab Jamun. Now, I was expecting gulab jamun to look a little more like this — what we got instead was kinda like a booze-soaked tres leches cake. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!!!!!

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Whole Lotta Curry @ Taste of India Food Festival

Now, I don’t know about you, but my favourite Indian food is the all-you-can-eat buffet. There’s this little place on Yonge St, right next to the Zanzibar, which is too legit to quit, son! So when I heard they were having this funky Indian food fest yesterday in Nathan Phillips Square, with a whole lotta dishes for some low, low prices, I was all over that like yellow on basmati, bro!!!

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So, the first place we hit up had this super-sweet special of two tandoori chicken legs on a whole pile of rice for just five bucks. The chicken was cooked perfectly, not too dry and nicely seasoned, with just a bit of heat. After polishing off a couple of these, I almost didn’t need to eat anything else…but one does not simply go to a food festival and spend just five bucks, Fro-Bro Baggins!!!!

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No, it’s pretty much guaranteed that anything you put in a taco is gonna be tasty–unless we’re talking deep-fried seitan with daiyo cheese or something. But this butter chicken taco was definitely no exception. Pretty sure I couldda slammed 3-4 of these, but then I wouldn’t have room for samosas, son!

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Dude, this Indian trio of deep-fried dough is like a Bollywood blockbuster in Flavourtown! Even without meat, stuffed with peas and potatoes, they’re still pretty taste-tastic. And I don’t even know what that green sauce is, but it’s magically delicious, mighty mighty brosephs!!!

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