The shop on Johns Hopkins Road near Rte 29 sells coffee, salads and sandwiches -- presumably to the APL crowd at lunch -- but it has pushed its own fusion taste into the chicken wings.
Garam masala chicken wings come six or eight to an order. They're meaty with a mild spice and a real flavor of lemon. Last Friday was "Girls Night Out" around here, so I ended up a friend's house where three of watched their kids and held a "Boys Wing Contest."
The Tandoor Grill wings held their own with my local favorite Kloby's Smokehouse. They're equally delicious and interesting with the Indian spices standing up to Kloby's smoke and sauces. It's definitely worth a head-to-head if you're buying some wings to take back to the office or home. I suggest "gram masala" versus "dirty and old." You'll have to have Kloby's explain that to you.
The Indian food at Tandoor Grill has actually been quite good. I need to go again to get myself an inspired post.
7500 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723
Near: Tandoor Grill is in the shopping center with Kloby's Smokehouse, La Palapa Too, Facci and a bunch of other restaurants. It is on Johns Hopkins Road just west of Rte 29. The post office calls that area Laurel. In the only political statement on the HowChow blog, we keep pointing out that's not Laurel.