“Indian street food. Without the diarrhea!”
My family and I spent the night in Ashville on the way back to Columbus from Jacksonville. On past such trips, we've stopped in either Charlotte or Chattanooga. We may be making Ashville our half-way point from here on out, and Chai Pani is definitely a big factor.
Wow. Ashville is such a beautiful little town with such an amazing selection of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. So many of the little places looked amazing. I'm glad, however, that we chose Chai Pani for our one dinner on this trip.
I'm so tired of the same fare at Indian restaurants. I can't bear another tepid, boring buffet. And as much as I love a good chicken tikka masala, sometimes I want to eat Indian street food, something that scares me a little when I'm traveling in the sub-continent.
Chai Pani serves up a delightful selection of reasonably authentic chaats, including a tangy bhelpuri that days later I can't stop thinking about. Think of this as a casual Indian tapas restaurant. Order a little bit of everything and wash it down with a local IPA.
The five of us ate and drank our fill for less than $70, and none of us had the squirts that usually follow this kind of indulgence.
We will definitely be back.
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