I don't ever pay attention to press releases, but I'm a sucker for a personal email from a restaurateur who's doing something that sounds interesting (and doesn't try to con me by pretending to be a happy impartial patron).
i'm pasting this one in here because I get a good vibe. Take a look (and disregard the spinny hypey stuff):
Wanted to introduce our Restaurant D E C C A N I. We say it's -VERY INDIAN, YET VERY DIFFERENT.
We offer unique Hyderbadi (Indian Regional) cuisine. May be we are the only such restaurant offering this specialized regional fare, in all of tri-states. We have commenced operations only in August 2001, and this is our first venture and hence need your encouragement and support.
We have two restaurants adjacent to each other. While Deccani offers Hyderabadi Cuisine, Dakshin CafÈ caters to South Indian Tiffins.
A brief on our diversity from the routine ëIndianí cuisine. This is what we state on our Menu:
Hyderabad, Deccan in South India. A bridge between the North and South India. A crucible and melting pot of diverse cultures, apparel, languages and modes of living. Where each brick and stone of every monument radiated history, tradition and a leisurely lifestyle. A land of laid-back elegance and grace. Time seemed to stand still and was of no great consequence here. Not surprisingly, therefore, most of Hyderabad's Traditionally savoured dishes were cooked on slow fire over a length of time - a process that brought out the best of every single ingredient, spice and condiment. The unhurried ambience of Hyderabad was quite fully incorporated in the fabled kitchens of its Nawabs and Rajas, resulting in an appetizing mix of preferred Mughalai and customary South Indian recipes. The kitchen was not a mere necessity in the old Hyderabadi household; it was a place of experimentation where accomplished chefs were ever trying their innovative hand at some new and exotic culinary delicacy The tradition continues uninterrupted.
You are in the right place to savour the famed Hyderabadi fare.
Come, and pamper your palate with famed Hyderabadi fare.
Ashok Kumar Harkara
D & D Foods Inc Operating Dakshin Cafe - A South Indian Tiffin Home Deccani - An Exclusive Hyderabadi Cuisine 691, US Highway Route 1 South & wooding Ave E D I S O N - NJ 08817 Tel : 732 819 9110; 732 819 04040; Fax: 732 819 8885