Sunday, June 6, 2010

Urban Curry

The Retronyms office is located in San Francisco very near to North Beach. One of the big benefits of this arrangement is that there are several delicious eating spots within walking distance. One of our favorites is Urban Curry (yelp).

Dan has a system for describing Indian restaurants based on the price of their naan. It seems pretty universal that one dollar naan restaurants are located in places like the Tenderloin. They'll usually have a selection of fairly tasty (but greasy) curries, and they'll often tell you that they are out of things that are on the menu (e.g., samosas). At the other end of the scale, three dollar naan restaurants are found in upscale neighborhoods, like the Mariana or the Financial District. These places serve "Indian Fusion", with tiny portions of (usually) delicious food. Right in the middle are the two dollar naan places like Urban Curry, and as we all know from the Goldilocks children's story, the one in the middle is "juust right".

Urban Curry has a number of great items on the menu. I personally recommend the Chicken (or Lamb) Seekh Kabob. It consists of a delicious meat log with onions and peppers served on one of those really hot fajita plate things. Of course Urban Curry has a large selection of delicious Curries, and they've also got some really good Karahies and Biryanies.

They don't serve alcohol, but you can bring in your own, and the wine bar next door (which you can enter via the shared bathroom) has a large selection of wines along with a few high-end beers (belgium, etc). If that isn't your style, there's a liquor store across the street.

Next time you're in the neighborhood, drop by Urban Curry and have a tasty meal!

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