Curry Up Now, debating whether or not I should order the Butter Chicken Burrito, which I always enjoy. However, a new special called the KKKRAZZY Rice Bowl caught my eye, and after a few seconds contemplation, I decided that despite the outlandish spelling it was worth a try.
I think the first really cold night of the season drove some people away from Off the Grid, because the lines were pretty short, and there were plenty of empty seats as late as 7 o'clock. A few people waited with me at Curry Up Now, however, and the girls behind me were quite vocal in trying to decide what to try. It's not like me to be quiet, so eventually I had to put in my two cents when the final two choices were between the Sexy Fries and the Tikka Masala Burrito, both of which I have had and liked. I told her the burrito was great if she liked spicy, and that seemed to seal the deal for her. So to the girl behind me in line—if you are reading this—I hope I didn't steer you wrong!
Four fried Tandoori chicken wings rounded out my rice bowl, served sitting atop my Tikka. What I loved about these was that the spiciness was so mild, it seemed the exact opposite of the Tikka. They were a great counter-balance to the intense heat, but they were still very aromatic. They were not greasy, as wings could be, and they had a certain crisp to them that was just delightful. Though tonight's dish was a special, I hope they consider adding the wings as a permanent menu item.
There is a definite reason that Curry Up Now has consistently some of the longest lines at wherever their truck is parked, and that is because of the quality and originality of their food. Plus, their menu never gets stale. They always offer the tried and true favorites, but continually change it up by creating new and exciting dishes. Thank you, Curry Up Now, for helping me stay warm in the chilly Autumn air, and I am definitely crazy for the KKKRAZZY Rice Bowl!
Rating: 4/5 (ratings guide)
Curry Up Now (@Curryupnow) $9.00 for one rice bowl
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