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    Post #1 - July 11th, 2019, 4:17 pm
    Post #1 - July 11th, 2019, 4:17 pm Post #1 - July 11th, 2019, 4:17 pm
    Superkhana International is the soon-to-open (today, maybe?) joint venture in Logan Square from Yoshi Yamada and Zeeshan Shah who had a run of successful pop-ups with Bombay Breakdown, and multiple James Beard-award finalist -- and Jean Banchet-Award winner -- chef Jason Hammel of Lula Cafe, Marisol, etc. I'd describe its focus as contemporary takes on well-known and iconic Indian dishes but in a lot of ways, the place defies any sort of succinct labeling.

    I was fortunate enough to be invited to one of their Friends & Family services earlier this week. In the interest of full disclosure, I didn't know -- until the bill was brought to our table at the end of the meal -- that our entire meal would be comped but it was. With that out of the way, here's what we ate . . .

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    Chana Chaat | chickpeas, tamarind, yogurt, sev, fresh herbs

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    Broccoli | coconut almond vinaigrette, curd chiles, sev

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    The Bombay Sandwich | cheese, amul, roasted veggies, etc.
    Described on the menu (shown below) as a 'mumbai psychedelic grilled cheese with...many, many things.

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    French Fry Manchurian | sesame, scallions & aioli

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    Chapli Kebab Salad | lamb & beef kebab, asian greens, yogurt dressing

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    Vindaloo | pork belly, guajillo chiles, champagne vinegar

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    Butter Chicken Supreme | served in a calzone
    We wanted to try the naan because they are being baked to order a la Shaya and Galit. So, at the end of our meal, we ordered one to help us mop up our plates. However, we ended up with this gigantic calzone instead. It looked too big to be a naan but in this newfangled configuration, we weren't entirely sure it wasn't a naan until we tore into it . . . . and butter chicken started pouring out of it. On the one hand, I was glad because we really wanted to try it. On the other hand, we were pretty darned full, so it was only a couple of bites each before we had it wrapped up.

    We each had a cocktail, too. I had a refreshing, food-friendly spritzer of Cappelletti, soda and sparkling. My son had the Old Fashioned, which featured some ghee-infused bourbon that he enjoyed but that I did not care for.

    I'm presume these menus are posted somewhere online but because there's no website yet, I thought I'd post them here . . .

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    Food Menu

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    Drink Menu

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    Drink Menu (continued)

    It's F&F and experience tells me that in a few weeks (or maybe even sooner), at least some of this is likely to have changed. That's the reason I didn't spend any time above describing the details about the individual dishes. That said, we really enjoyed the meal. My two favorites were The Bombay Sandwich and the French Fry Manchurian. And, for those who are curious, had we not been comped, our bill would have come in at $114 with tax. But comp aside, I'm excited that Superkhana International is just blocks from home and I foresee eating there on a regular basis.

    =R=

    3059 W Diversey Ave
    Chicago, IL 60647
    (773) 661-9028
    (no website yet)
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  • Post #2 - July 11th, 2019, 4:28 pm
    Post #2 - July 11th, 2019, 4:28 pm Post #2 - July 11th, 2019, 4:28 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Superkhana International is the soon-to-open (today, maybe?)
    Per Eater, they "officially" open on Tuesday. Whether that means a grand opening and they're actually in a soft open this weekend is not articulated.
    https://chicago.eater.com/platform/amp/2019/7/11/20690642/superkhana-international-reservations-butter-chicken-calzone-indian-logan-square

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