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Mina's back -- with her A game

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Mina's back -- with her A game

Jack Barber | Jan 19, 2008 03:04 AM

At least last night she was.

Between Mina being away and a couple middling meals (there and takeout), I hadn't been to Spicy Mina in months. Last night though had a craving for Indian food, called to verify she was cooking, and put in a big takeout order.

Everything was *fantastic*, as good or better than ever. (We order pretty basic stuff -- a couple chk dishes, palak paneer, chana masala, raita, garlic nan, etc.)

Also at 9p the place had two tables of 4+, and apparently had been very busy earlier, w/ 2 tables of at least 10/12. Which I was glad to see.

This is just one data point, of course, but thought I'd throw it out there since there's been some recent talk about inconsistency etc. Based on last night's performance I'd encourage any doubters or fence-sitters to give Mina another try.

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