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Apr 06, 2008

Sunday Brunch and Mimosas at Dale's Indian Cuisine


To imagine a spiritual connection between India and the Traditional South, consider bhindi masala -- okra with fried onions and tomatoes, served with rice.  And to put some on your plate, try the weekend brunch at Dale's Indian Cuisine on Ninth St. north in Durham.* 

It's only $12.85 for the ~12-entree buffet including the make-your-own mimosa cart pictured below (don't worry about the empty bucket -- more sparkling wine is coming).

My goodness, such a treat.  Especially when they stack the cart with pint glasses because they've run out of clean champagne flutes, so they stack the cart with pint glasses.  Also note the tray of pappadam on the bottom shelf.



*Dale's Indian Cuisine has three locations -- Durham, RTP, and Greenville.  Pics above from:

811 Ninth St. (corner of Ninth and Green)
Durham NC 27704
phone: (919) 286-1760
Open 7 days -- weekend brunches start at noon.

BTW: fellow diners mentioned great Indian places in Cary, including Shree Udupi Cafe, a Southern Indian restaurant that specializes in vegetarian food.  I haven't been but would appreciate links to any independent reviews.  Good vegetarian food is a gift.

Shout out to M and her son who sweetly treated me to a Dale's dinner just before I left town in January.  And shout out to J whose Full Frame visit to Durham prompted today's brunch.

06:32 PM in Food, Reviews | Permalink


you know, that brunch is the ONLY reason I go to Dales. The look on the faces of visiting friends and family when we tell them we're having "Indiam Brunch" is priceless...

other wise they're kinda mediocre and overpriced.

did you know that you can literally take one of those champagne bottles straight to your table? that, is beautiful.

Posted by: TSQ75 | Apr 10, 2008 10:38:22 AM

I know, dag, I missed this 'cause I was feverish and shivering. And achy. Then I worked for two days and kind of moved the pain around some, like the invasion of Iraq. Now I mostly just hurt on the top of my head and the back of my eyeballs. Thanks for listening.

Posted by: Elrond Hubbard | Apr 11, 2008 4:17:35 PM

My friend Barry just wrote this:

"Had a wonderful Indian dinner earlier this week at a newish Indian restaurant called Tamarind in Apex, North Carolina - easily the equal of meals I've had at some of the better Indian restaurants in New York City."

He also added more interesting stories in a longer blog entry:


Posted by: Phil | Apr 18, 2008 11:45:01 PM