Friday, May 09, 2008

New places

Skeeter and I tried a relatively new Indian restaurant tonight.

Good stuff, people. Good stuff.

We were one of only two couples in the restaurant though, and that made me rather sad.

The place has been open for about five months. I didn't realize it had been that long. We pass by it about twice a week, but it's never at the right time for us to eat. And usually we're passing by because we're on the way to some activity.

The owner came to talk to us several times, asking if we were familiar with Indian food and how we liked everything. (Not in the creepy, hovering way, but in the friendly I-really-want-you-to-like-it way. There's a huge difference.) We talked for quite a while, eventually moving on to the topic of running the business when (obviously) it wasn't exactly a hoppin' place.

He told us that he doesn't have a lot of customers, but the ones he does have are all regulars. Overall he's found that most of the people in our area aren't interested in trying new things. It's just too different from what is considered "normal" here.

Skeeter and I love to try new places, off-the-beaten path places. It's just part of what we do, and normally I don't even talk about it to others. I think I'll change that though.



Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

We are ALL ABOUT trying new places and definitely off-the-beaten-path joints. We try to eat at chain restaurants as little as possible. Good for you guys for trying something new. Maybe you can spread the word around and send a little more business their way!

PEZmama said...

That was a lovely post.


(But I bet I could have done better.)


C'mon. C'mon. Give me my big break! [fingers crossed]

smalltownmom said...

Word of mouth is good publicity.

Renna said...

Your post made me think of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry convinced a local restaurant owner, Babu, to convert his restaurant to a Pakistani one, as Babu was Pakistanian, and he wasn't getting much business. It was funny. ;-Þ

My hubby and I like trying new stuff, too, but we live in a small town where there is nothing new, and if someone comes along who is brave enough to open something new, the townspeople won't support it and it goes down the tube within six months. Sad.

Anne Bradshaw said...

Indian food is so delicious. I like it mild rather than too hot, but the curry flavor is good, good, good--and also healthy.

By the way, I'm so excited about Monday, I'm posting a blog about a superb photographer who is giving away THE best Salt Lake Temple screen saver set of 220photos free! So spread the word--and come and partake.

Vanessa said...

Sounds like a gem!