Indian Food For the Masses

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It's somewhat surprising that we don't really have a large Indian restaurant chain a la P.F. Chang's in America, but that's about to change: Tamarind plans to launch in Southern California this fall, with the first location planned for Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Beach. The restaurant is based on the Michelin-starred London original, but don't get too excited yet: "Because of its coastal location, the U.S. restaurant likely will lean toward seafood dishes, as well as spices and flavors that might better suit an American audience," reports Nation's Restaurant News. In short, dumbing down the menu for American palates. Thankfully, there's still Artesia. [NRN]