1. Saffron Indian We really like indian food- chicken korma might be one of my all time favorite meals, and add some freshly baked Naan- yum! So when the Saffrom groupon came up i nabbed it not only because it was an indian restaurant but it's less than a few miles from our house. We frequent Swagat which is in zona rosa, and its good, but i was willing to give another local indian place a shot. Well last night when i got home from TOFW i was really not in the mood to cook so i called them to see if i could use my groupon on a to go order and they said yes. I placed my order and drove over to pick it up after stopping at a red box. Dinner and a movie at home for us! Now i'm not gonna like i was actually nervous to eat my order because when i picked it up there was only 2 people dining in at 7:45 on a Saturday night. only 2 people?! it's a small restaurant in kind of an awkward location and it is new, so i was thinking that either they are serving some form of food poisoning and i would be up all night puking my guts out or they just were struggling to get their footing as a new place. Hoping with all that i might that it was the latter i gave a decent tip because in all honestly i felt really bad they didn't have more patrons and went home to eat. Well i am very very happy to report that their food is SO good. Matt and i both felt that it was as good if not better than swagat and we would happily eat there again. The inside of the restaurant definitely leaves a lot to be desired, but the prices are less than swagat and lets be honest, they need your business, so give um a try! We ordered Chicken Korma & Chicken Tikka Masala and an order of Naan, loved it all.
2. Nica's 320. I have to say i probably never would have gone here without the groupon, when you look at the menu it looks like a creole/cajun style restaurant, which it is in a sense, and that's one cuisine that i'm not too fond of- i don't love spicy food. However i was pleasantly surprised. Nica's is in the cross-roads right across the street from LuLu's noodles, and it's more of an "international" menu than just creole or cajun- there are mexican, thai and caribbean influences in the very creative menu. We started with the 'I am Smokey' Tamale which came with a thai flavored slaw and cinnamon black beans- it was a good start and then our entree's came- Matt ordered the 'Dr.John' risotto, which in our opinion really should be called a jambalaya not a risotto, but either way it was good. I ordered the BBQ sesame salmon salad which was delicious. Whenever we have a groupon we tend to spend just as much money as if we didn't have the groupon because we order apps and dessert, which is exactly why lost of money-savers dont fool with groupons, alas i am not the best saver. Anyhow we ordered dessert and i am SOOOO glad we did. Seriously i think we might just go back for dessert- we got the bourbon bread pudding and it was ahhhhhh-mazing. I didn't snap a photo, but just take my word for it, you need to go try it. they also had beignets which i would love to try as well, with an order of the bread pudding of course :)
my salmon salad