Brass balls. The first time I heard restaurateur Mark Brezinski, a founding partner of Tin Star and Pei Wei Asian Diner chains, was banking on the mainstreaming of Indian cuisine, I thought he must possess brass muskets. Attempting to Pei Wei Indian food is risky. Dallas, and most cities for that matter, was well trampled with noodle houses and other Asian culinary aggregates before Pei Wei broke ground with its noodled corporate consistency. Roughly six months and $1 million of his own money later, I think it's time to toss out the brass and bring in the... More >>>
Bengal Coast may be mainstreaming Indian food, but it still roasts its own spices.