- Neighborhood: Avenue of the Arts
- 777 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-687-2170
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- Cuisine: Indian
- Price: $$$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Everyone needs a project to distract them from the slings and arrows of daily life. Some people (shoutout to my dad) collect stamps. Others (also, shoutout to my dad) build model trains. And some people, the best people, open taco shops.
Tashan is hosting a Diwali Dance Party on Friday, October 17th from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Beyond the music by DJ VK, beyond the dancing (because oh yes, there will be dancing), the Bollywood-style New Year’s party will include an extensive dinner buffet with a variety of delicious Indian dishes.
Indian food has been a part of Philadelphia’s culinary landscape for a long time — so long that there’s no specific neighborhood devoted to it, but rather a spray of outposts scattered around: biryani on Ridge Pike in Eagleville, goat curry in Northeast Philly, Punjabi cuisine in Chester County, dosa just over the bridge in Cherry Hill. The Indian canon is broad and fractious in its variety of regional specialties, so here’s a must-hit list for those looking to expand their tastes beyond tandoori chicken.