The Best of Delaware 2009
From crab cakes and cheesesteaks to prime rib and clam bakes, little Delaware is packed with great places to eat and terrific places to shop. Here’s the cream of the crop.
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Best Indian Restaurant
Readers, upstate: Star of India (1710 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, 999-1802)
Readers, downstate: Flavor of India (348 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 677-0121)
Critics, upstate: “Among my friends and business colleagues in the Indian-American community, Palace of Asia is held in the highest regard,” says Poppiti. He loves the outstanding buffet, which “provides the neophyte on Indian fare, like myself, a chance to sample and discover the full spectrum of specialties.” The ornate dining rooms are inspired by the royal courts of India. Lunch and dinner combinations offer various appetizers and entrées, all served with naan and paratha, mint and tamarind chutneys, raita, sliced salad, achar (an Indian pickle), papadum and dessert. Lamb kabobs and beef curry are popular, and the menu abounds with vegetarian dishes such as mircha bhagara (jalapeño peppers with coconut and peanut sauce) and paneer Masala. Don’t skimp on the breads, especially the garlic naan and paneer kulcha. (3421 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 994-9200)