ABOVE: Chili Chicken. Watch out for the peppers, they are no joke.
CHILI CHICKEN: 19 HIGH RIDGE ROAD, STAMFORD
Basically, I’m too lazy to keep maintain a schedule of frequent postings. And then there’s the self-diagnosed seasonal affective disorder. And, you know, I’m broke and haven’t been eating out much lately.
But mostly, I’m lazy.
So, while photographing Chili Chicken for an Advocate food review, one of the partners asked me why I haven’t blogged about his new restaurant yet.
He has a point.
I met him a while back another restaurant review photo shoot– at Tawa, an upscale Indian restaurant in downtown Stamford – and I had briefly blogged about Chinese Mirch, which like Chili Chicken is an Indian/Chinese fusion establishment, but isn’t even open yet.
Long story short, the Advocate did review Chili Chicken and their eight dollar buffet in last week’s Go section and based on what I tasted there, I concur with the favorable review.
We had an interesting conversation at Chili Chicken regarding the state of restaurants in Stamford, particularly the recent mini-explosion of Indian restaurants in Stamford.
Are we over-saturated?
In downtown alone Coromandel and Tawa are soon to be joined by the aforementioned Chinese Mirch and a vegetarian Indian restaurant slated to fill the vacant Mona Lisa spot on Atlantic. This echoed a similar discussion I had with an Indian-American family while working on our Kitchen Culture series.
What do you think?