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Aug 15, 2007 04:02 PM

Festival of South Asia

Does anyone know if the Festival of South Asia is worth going to? Looking at the list of vendors it seems like they have some amazing Indian food. Check out the list:

I don't live near there but I like Indian food a lot (especially samosas!) so I'm wondering if it's worth going.


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  1. I live in the area and have gone a few times. I like it- it is way smaller, and calmer than Taste of the is more like a small community fair, with entertainment and small kid rides. It looks like they are planning more outdoor food than usual, which would be great...I can't get enough of the local food. I would recomend giving it a try, seeing you like Indian anyway, chances are you will find some new favorite.

    1. I went last year and really enjoyed it. Make sure to pick up a mango kulfi - perfect treat for the summer!

      1. I also live in the area and have gone a few times and enjoyed it. Because I live so close, I have never spent more than a couple hours there at a time, as it is very small, but I definitely think it's worth your trip. It gets busier in the evening, and there is always entertainment like dancing, music, etc.
        As for the food, I have to say it's usually pretty good for an event like this. There is usually an area where you can get beer and sit down, too, if you are into that.
        Have fun!

        1. I'm in agreement with the above posters.

          It's a worthwhile festival, and is particularly nice because it is a little more laid-back than the Danforth equivalent. I went last year on the final evening, and was relaxed and fun. The food is great as well.

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          1. re: xtal

            I also concur. I MUCH prefer this over TOTD. The food is actually really good as is the entertainment; there's enough people to make it interesting, but not so much that your crushed. Worth a meal and a wander for maybe 1-2 hours.

            As for best place, I think most of the restaurnats in the area are pretty similar quality. Just eat what looks good.

          2. Thanks for all the replies. I'll definitely check it out this weekend. Any suggestions on the best places to try?