Udipi to Amma's Kitchen
Last night, after a late interview out in Springdale, I decided to be lazy and not cook. As I was driving down 75, I realized I was near Udipi Cafe, my favorite Indian place. My mouth started watering as I thought of the spicy chana batura (puffy bread with spicy chickpeas), dosai (chickpea flour crepes with vegetables) and vada (lentil donuts). It's my "date" place, according to my friends. It's the place I seemed to take guys on second dates, and where I made a point to take friends. I haven't been there, embarrassingly, since summer. Life has gotten in the way, and it's off Exit 9, so it's not exactly close to either Covington or Walnut Hills.
Imagine my disappointment to see that Udipi has closed. But: It's only changing owners. It will reopen this month as Amma's Kitchen, with that same vegetarian southern Indian food.
The decor, which was pretty sparse, is being updated, and some new dishes will be added, said Shiva Ream, the employee I talked to this morning.
more details to come. I'm very excited that this place will reopen, though I hope the food is as good as Udipi's. In the mean time, where do I get good (and yes, vegetarian, if possible) Indian food? Aside from Udipi, much of what I've had is mediocre.