A local Indian restaurant, Basmati, has closed its doors. I have mixed feelings. Over the years, we have gotten to know the owner, Vincent, and the staff. When Parker was little they had a sweet woman who would bring out plain saag (spinach or greens) without any ghee/dairy for him to eat while the guys who worked there would try to buy his smiles with lollipops. Back then, the spinach won out. As Dema came along, they learned he really liked papadums so we always had a basket waiting for us as we sat down. They always seemed amazed when our little ones would eat spicy foods and were always happy to accommodate our vegan way of eating (bringing out alternative dishes for the ones with dairy on the buffet). Yet, with all this thoughtfulness, we haven't been going there as often as we once did. The food was not as reliable in recent visits and one night it was almost inedible. I am sad to see Basmati go and wish Vincent good luck!
According to the sign on the door, it will stay an Indian restaurant and maybe be another location for Bombay Indian Grill.