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North Decatur’s Newest Indian Restaurant Starts Slinging Tikka Masala Burritos This Month

Bay area-based Curry Up Now opens July 30 on Church Street for deconstructed samosas, “sexy fries”, and “naughty naan”

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Curry Up Now, a fast-casual Indian restaurant chain based in San Francisco, opens on Church Street in North Decatur Tuesday, July 30. It’s the first of four locations planned for Atlanta, which includes a restaurant in Reynoldstown at Madison Yards and at the Interlock complex on Howell Mill Road. The Howell Mill location also features a cocktail bar called Mortar & Pestle.

The Bay-area chain, serving tikka masala burritos and deconstructed samosas, is throwing a grand opening celebration at the North Decatur restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., complete with Punjabi Bhangra dancers and henna artists. The first 150 people in the door receive a complimentary bowl, samosa, or burrito. All other orders are 50 percent off the entire day.

Curry Up’s menu offers kathi rolls, biryani, and thali platters as well as tikka masala and “hella vegan” burritos, “naughty naan” covered in cheese, caramelized onions, jalapeños, and a choice of chicken or paneer, and a kind of poutine called “sexy fries” made with sweet potatoes and topped with cheese and chicken, lamb, or paneer.

Founded by Akash and Rana Kapoor and Amir Hosseini as a food truck in 2009, Curry Up now has six locations throughout northern California.

Open Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

1575 Church Street,

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