Chicago Curry House
The off-the-beaten-path neighborhood location keeps things a bit lower-key here, but the consistently fresh ingredients, inventive preparations, and impeccable service are helping to get the word out on this hidden gem in Chicago’s South Loop. Curry House is getting in on the Holi Days festivities by offering guests a special 3-course lunch ($22) and dinner ($33) menu offering a mouth-watering selection of Tandoori Prawns, Chef Special Lobster Curry, Chicken Tikka Masala and more. 899 S. Plymouth Ct; 312/362-9999.
Tandoori favorites and a handful of lamb and vegetarian specialties highlight the wide-ranging menu, while the lunch buffet remains a huge draw. On Saturday, March 10th, dress in your most vibrant and colorful frocks and head to Indian Garden to celebrate the arrival of spring and harvests to come. The day’s festivities will include stop a grand buffet, wine & beer, Indian DJ, Bhangra and Bollywood Dancing from 11:30am-3pm for $40pp. 247 E. Ontario; 312/280-4910.
If you can find a moment to look away from the 150+ item menu, you’ll be able to watch the chefs pull some delectable possibilities from the traditional tandoor oven in the glass-enclosed kitchen. Take advantage of the exceptional lunch buffet offered Mon-Wed for $14.99 and Thu-Sun for $15.99. Because a good Indian menu tends to be wide-ranging to the point of daunting, the buffet set-up is a natural, giving veterans and newcomers alike a chance to sample many of the great lamb, chicken, seafood and vegetarian selections for one low price. 59 W. Grand; 312/645-9500.