Chai Shai, what took us so long?

Adam and I erred when we moved to 59th street and didn't immediately go to Chai Shai, our neighborhood Indian and Pakistani restaurant. It's blocks away from our little rental house and makes for an easy walk.

So naturally, we didn't go there for dinner until tonight, in the midst of our packing to move away on Saturday. We have heard from many fellow Brookside neighbors that this place is great and we believed them, but I guess we didn't really hear what they were saying.

Because it's ridiculously great. We've never had pakoras with such light, fluffy outsides and perfectly spiced insides. Our whole meal (all vegetarian) was quite a treat. And then we got an iced chai to go. Another great call.

We were so excited to be there that we took pics. I am mid-fist pump in my pic down below.

The good news is that we're not moving all that far away (mere blocks, really) so we can still come to Chai Shai. In the future, though, it will probably be more of a bike ride distance than a walking distance.

But we will be back. I see a new Thursday night tradition in our future.

Back to packing!