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Chola Nad Chapel Hill

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It's moving in to the space where Cypress was, I saw the makeshift sign from the bus. Anyone know about this place? Chola definitely sounds Indian to me; hope so:)

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  1. Interesting. I saw a group entering the building last Thursday while I was waiting for the bus across the street, and was wondering what was going on...

    And chance the sign said Nadu instead of Nad? Chola Nadu would definitely be Indian.

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    1. re: mpjmph

      I thought I saw something (also from a moving bus) with that name but with a sub-title that included "...Italian concept". I got hung up on the use of "concept" and could be butchering the rest of it.

    2. I've seen the sign too, but only while driving by...not enough to see the specifics. My first thought was Indian, followed by a thought we might be getting saturated with Indian. (side note - Rory, we always hit the same spots on the same nights. I was at Kitchen on Saturday)

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      1. re: wintersummer

        Italian that could be good, right now I go to International Pizza for my red sauce fix. Wintersummer that is too much, fyi I'm going to Elaines for thanksgiving;-)

        1. re: Rory

          I've never heard of International Pizza....where is it? I know Thanksgiving at Elaines is going to be great. It's one of my favorite places.

          1. re: wintersummer

            bother, meant Italian Pizzeria III on Franklin St, the family is from Naples and they make their own sauce, I've had the marsala and cacciotore & recommend it. The pasta won't be al dente.....super about Elaine's, never been.

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            Italian Pizzeria III
            508 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

            1. re: Rory

              Elaine's is pretty wonderful, most of the time. I hope you have a wonderful T-giving. Won't soon forget how happy Lulu and I were to run into you last year at Carolina Inn. Will be interested to hear how Elaine's t-giving is.

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        1. Geez, that's 4 Indian joints within a couple of hundred feet of each other!

          I've never heard of dosas with fish or chicken gravy...and I'm Indian.

          1. re: bbqme

            bbqme; It's the new fusion dosa & I've never had one. You can get dosas lunchtime at Vimala's but not for dinner. I would love dosas for dinner. Hope so

            LM: thanks for the kind wishes, it was fun bumping into you & Lulu too. Have a lovely TG yourself. Though I wish I were at the vegetarian one at Spice Street. Arg....

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            Spice Street
            201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

            1. re: burgeoningfoodie

              Tower has dosas but as it is a veg restaurant I doubt they will have fish or chicken gravy.

              1. re: bbqme

                right I was just going on the dosa part.. based on your reply of never having heard of the combo that Andrew mentioned.

                1. re: burgeoningfoodie

                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/prabhaka... Dosa with Chicken gravy, looks good, hope they make that!
                  cooking eggplant theeyal now:)

                  1. re: Rory

                    I got another Indian cookbook recently, India: The Cookbook, by Pushpesh Pant (yes, that's really his name!). It's quite the anthology on Indian cookery in case you're interested.

                    1. re: bbqme

                      Yes Pushpesh and Madhur are well known Indian cookbook authors as you may already know.

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            1. I saw people working inside as I drove by today so I stopped and asked them when they were opening and the owner said Monday. They had a copy of their menu posted and it indeed looks great, decidedly South Indian (Tamil, Andhra, Kerela). Several intriguing sounding dishes besides the typical offerings. Their table sized dosas for 4 people must be quite the spectacle.

              1. re: bbqme

                Now I'm in heaven:) If they'd been open yesterday I'd have had a great Thanksgiving & my family agreed - the big dosa trumps turkey any day. Thanks for the rec for Pant's book, pumpkin erriseri turned out a treat tonight!

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