first off, although this may seem like a joke, i assure you it's not. a friend of mine, an expatriate from the uk, with a deep hunger for indian food, just sent me this alert:
..it might not look like much, but i've just been told by JS that the dude that runs this place has finally wavered and decided to serve home cooked indian food... I'm off on curryconnaissance asap --- if what I've heard of the standard is true, Pintu's monopolizing stronghold might finally be over..
the place in question, weirdly enough, is dino's pizza restaurant, 615 homestead ave, holyoke ma. i'll be trying to get there in the next week or so, but thought i would pass the word around as soon as i heard it. a good new indian place is always an excellent addition to the valley scene. my family and i are still mourning the loss of dhaba up in brattleboro. and while we quite like sitar (in springfield) and pintu's (in west springfield), more choices are always good. especially if they have reasonably prompt service (something that pintu's routinely lacks, despite the tastiness of their dishes).
if anyone makes it there before i do, please share details.