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JungMann | | Oct 25, 2007 12:12 PM

I grew up watching my father mix masalas for our dinner and still remember the charred smell of his roti puffing on the stove. Since leaving home, getting good South Asian food at a price not much higher than my father's (i.e. free) has been somewhat difficult unless I make it myself. There was a certain inviting mystique around places like Devi, but I couldn't afford them...

Until now. If I were responsible, I probably wouldn't be going; but who knows when Devi might close again? Since it is such a huge chunk of change for me, I need to know before I go: is it going to be worth the hundred dollars for me to keep my reservation at Devi? I've got a serious appetite so I've shied away from tasting menus in the past, but I've heard such good things about Devi's that I wanted to try it while the prices are low. Is the food going to be Desi-good or will it be bland and Americanized? After spending a day's wages will I come out feeling pampered or paupered?

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