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Sunday, Feb 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
12:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
5:00 PM Concert: The Music Of William Grant Still
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM  The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
Monday, Feb 24
All Day  Indigenous Writers and Their Critics: International Symposium
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Art Talk: Daniel Guzmán
7:00 PM Talk: Michele Norris
Tuesday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day  Indigenous Writers and Their Critics: International Symposium
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: The Farewell
6:00 PM African-American Women in Film
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop
7:00 PM Victoria Martino: Carnival in Venice
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Music: The Chieftains
Wednesday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM  Writer's Symposium with Pico Ayer
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
Thursday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM Book Talk: Baja California Land of Missions
1:00 PM Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
3:20 PM Talk: Urban Redevelopment Projects in South Africa
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
3:30 PM Talk: The Racial Imaginary at Work Poetry and the Visual Arts
7:00 PM Música En La Plaza: Los Montaño
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Feb 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
2:00 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
3:00 PM Stage: Little Rock
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Music: Los Pericos, Los Estrambóticos & Ecno
9:00 PM Spanglish At Finest City Improv
Sunday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
12:00 PM 7th Annual Mariachi Festival
1:00 PM  Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
3:00 PM Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Music: Miguel Zenón Quartet
Monday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Music: iLe
Tuesday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM  Talk About Series: Venezuela - What Does It Mean To Live in a Failed State?
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Wednesday, Mar 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Thursday, Mar 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Mar 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Mar 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Punjabi Tandoor
Good Indian Food in San Diego? Yes!
by Tom Johnston-O'Neill

When we lived in West Sumatra, every once an a while we had to escape to Singapore (an inconvenient journey of several hours) and head out to Race Course Drive to feast on Indian food. One specialty was "Fish Head Curry" infinitely more delicious than the dish's name suggests (you don't actually eat the head itself). It was served on banana leaves and accompanied by large glasses of fresh lime juice.

Finding great Indian food in San Diego is only a little less difficult. If you ask around, local South Asians will often direct you to "Little India" in Artisia where you will find quite a few delightful restaurants. But just last week Lakshmi Appachar told me about a little place near Black Mountain Road called "Punjabi Tandoor." What a find!

If you are looking for decor, look elsewhere. Punjabi Tandoor is basically a take-out restaurant that happens to have some tables and chairs (inside and out). But if palate-pleasing exquisite taste is what you are searching for, look no further. The Tandoori chicken is delicious. They have a real tandoor oven that was shipped from India. Ask them how it's used and they will give you a demonstration. Both the Chicken Palak and Tikka-Masala are marvelous. The breads (nan, paratha) are made just before they are served. As dishes are prepared on the spot, you can request them to be mild, medium, or hot. The basmati rice is nicely spiced. The vegetarian samosa are quite tasty and served with both mint and tamarind sauces. They have several combination plates that are quite reasonable. After we feasted on our first meal there, my teenage daughter asked, "Can't we eat here every night?" For more information, their menu, a map and directions, visit their website at: www.punjabitandoor.com

Review by T. Johnston-O'Neill

Been to a great ethnic or international restaurant lately? Send us your review!
Elsewhere in the Participant Observer, see Lakshmi's review of other good Indian restaurants and eateries in the Miramar area.

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