FINE FOOD, FUN FOOD
Indian food has finally returned to Oneonta for the first time in nearly 20 years and I cannot be more excited.
The thing I love about Indian food is that when you smell it, it’s like a warm hug. When I walk past Noor Indian Restaurant in Oneonta, you can smell the curry in the air wafting out from the kitchen, beckoning you to come in. Recently opened, Noor is the first Indian eatery in nearly 20 years, and it is a most welcome addition to Oneonta’s expanding Main St.
Reasonably priced, it offers lamb, goat, shrimp, chicken and vegetarian offerings, piping hot, or cold the next morning. And don’t worry, they have a food license. This is one of the first things I look for when I visit new restaurants. New to Indian cuisine and a little intimidated by all the fancy names? Stop in for the lunch buffet for a fine sampling of their offerings sure to fill you up!
At dinner, beginners can try the butter chicken; it’s creamy tomato based sauce it a great entry point for beginners. Veterans can opt for more spicy options: chicken vindaloo with as hot at you like it. And don’t forget the butter or garlic naan, a perfect complement to any dinner to make sure no sauce is wasted. (Noor Indian Restaurant, 281 Main St. Oneonta)
Imagine tacos so good you’d drive over an hour for them. That was always the case with Albany’s
legendary Bomber’s Burrito Bar – but now, all I have to do is walk down Main Street! The menu is simple – tacos, burritos, bowls and quesadillas – but that doesn’t mean the food isn’t delicious and plentiful.
You won’t be hungry for days if you try one of their loaded burritos, and a plate of tacos allows you to try a few different fillings – I always get the Tex Mex beef and the BBQ pulled pork.
And bring friends – the booths are wide enough to seat plenty, so no sense keeping it all to yourself! (Bomber’s Burrito Bar, 221 Main St, Oneonta)