We have torrential rain in NYC tonight. That usually makes figuring out where to eat a little easier (read: don’t go too far). But tonight we dashed down to the East Village and had a great surprise.
At Holy Innocents tonight we had a Solemn TLM for the Motherhood of Mary. The Sisters of Life were there. Afterward they received an award from the local council of the Knights of Columbus, a council whose members all want the traditional liturgy.
Then it was time to find some supper. Since we had been discussing Indian food for a few days, we figured that tonight was the night.
One of our group suggested going to 6th St. between 1st and 2nd where there are many restaurants. Happily, he had a car.
Searching on my mobile phone I found that the name of Angon on the Sixth kept coming up as a great place to eat.
We drove downtown in torrential rain and hail. As providence had it, someone pulled out of a parking spot in front of the restaurant.
We had wonderful food, including vegetable and meat Samosa, Lamb Rezala, Lamb Vindaloo Chicken Tikka Massala, and regular and garlic Nan. At the end there was a little sweet rice pudding.
The service was cheerful and attentive. Good food and good service at good prices. What’s wrong with that?
But the real surprise came when the owner came and spoke to us for a while. It turns out that the family are all practicing Catholics. They even had a little wooden bust of the Lord with the Crown of Thorns and a rosary in view on a small table.
They said they were working very hard to keep the restaurant going.
I think we will be going back there again, as a group. This was a wonderful evening and great food. The place gets great reviews, too. If you are in Manhattan and want some Indian food, try Angon!