photo credit: Pijja Palace
What is that saying? "When god closes a Happy Foot/Sad Foot clinic, they open a Pijja Palace?" The new Indian sports bar in Silver Lake, is, in the best way possible, Stimulation with a capital S. There are three giant flatscreen TVs on every wall, forcing you to stare directly into LeBron James' eyes until you merge souls. The dining room, which is divided into two separate areas, has a slick mid-century modern look that actually looks cool. And like one of our other favorite restaurants at the moment, Tokki, the food is fun. Thin-crust pizzas come topped with kadai paneer, saag gravy, stinger chiles, or baingan jawa fry, a deep-fried eggplant dish made with mustard oil. Sliders contain lamb kebab; people are drinking spicy tamarind sodas. And our favorite section, the pasta section, includes a wonderful cheese and shell dish loaded with saffron, parmesan, and Indian long pepper. It's our new go-to comfort dish. Have you ever eaten food like this? Probably not. Order the malted chai soft serve.