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Monday, February 4, 2013

Cheap Eats: Himalayan Spice

SPICE ROUTE: Himalayan Spices goat curry thali plate
  • James Camp
  • SPICE ROUTE: Himalayan Spice's goat curry thali plate

I was talking with an employee at Himalayan Spice, a new outpost of Nepali cuisine off Clairmont Road, when the conversation turned to the beauty of the Himalayas. When I asked if he missed those mountain vistas, he replied that there were places near Atlanta almost as good. I asked him where. "Oh, what is that place," he replied, "... Dollywood!" I smiled, took a few seconds to consider his response, then asked if maybe he was referring to the Great Smoky Mountains near Dollywood? "Yes," he replied, "the roads are winding and misty, just like Nepal."

I've actually been to Nepal once, well over a decade ago, but remember little of eating there other than a wonderful, warm plate of paratha on a frigid Kathmandu night. I do remember the sights, though, and Himalayan Spice sets the mood well. As you enter, strings of colorful prayer flags greet you overhead while paintings and photos of the mountains and people of Nepal draw you further in.

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