|The new dosa station at Mango Grove|
Great to taste the old friend too. That's the masala dosa. It's a star on the short "soft open" menu that they're serving as they get the kitchen up and running.
|Great place, not blog-friendly lighting|
You need to go for the food. Eventually, they'll serve food from both Mango Grove's vegetarian menu and Mirchi Wok's non-veg selections. For now, they have a short menu. It's more than enough to fill a table -- mixing some standard curries with some southern Indian items like dosas. Try a mango lassi.
We had a masala dosa. You get an enormous thin crepe filled with a vegetarian mixture of potato, vegetables and spices. Break off some of the crisp crepe and use it to scoop up the filling. We also had baighan bartha, an eggplant curry that seemed smokier, chunkier, even better than the old Mango Grove.
If liked the old Mango Grove, then you should definitely go visit the new one. You'll see many friendly faces from before. If it's new to you, I can't recommend it enough. Great food. An interesting variation from northern Indian cuisine. It's a fun restaurant, and it's great to have it back.
On a practical note, this is a great place for vegetarians. The food is delicious, and there is strict separation if you have ethical or religious reasons to avoid meat. They actually set up two kitchens -- one vegetarian and one for meat.
8865 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045
NEAR: This is the shopping center that faces Dobbin Road south of Rte 175. You enter by turning from Dobbin onto Standard Boulevard. This has Pub Dog, Hanamura, Riverside Coffee and Noodles Corner.