Going to Angon

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!

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  1. J Kusske says:

    Behold the power of WDTPRS: after this post now among the top 10 hits on Google for “Angon Manhattan” is this very thread. I think you ought to get your next meal there free, Father!

  2. ivan_the_mad says:

    The story of the family owning and running it warms my heart! Here in Galveston, TX, there is an excellent pho restaurant where the owner waits on you personally. On my second visit, my fiancée pointed out that there is a statue of Madonna and Child on a wall, flanked by candles and flowers. Needless to say, we patronize the place frequently.

  3. Steve T. says:

    ARRRRGHHHH! If I had known there was to be a Solemn TLM at HI, I would have been there!!!!

    Father, what is the contact info, or at least the council number, of the local council of the Knights of Columbus? I am a Knight, but in PA. I’d like to meet the NYC Knights!

  4. Animadversor says:

    This is very good to know, Father. I might point out that Angon participates in restaurant.com’s program, which offers $25 gift certificates for $10. Here are the restrictions:

    Minimum purchase of $40. 18% Gratuity added prior to discount. Valid for Dinner, Dine In ONLY. Excludes: Other Offers/Promotions. Not valid for specials at the restaurant.

    However, restaurant.com is currently running a promotion offering these certificates for $2, if you enter the code TREATS I think that the codes PUMPKIN and AUTUMN will also work—in any case, if you sign up, restaurant.com will frequently send you these codes in any case. Do you happen to know if the owners are from Kerala? Thanks again for the tip!

  5. They are from Bangladesh.

  6. Animadversor says:

    Thanks, Father.

  7. Woodlawn says:

    They are not he only Knights of Columbus council interested in the TLM. Woodlawn Council 2161 in Aliquippa, PA, has been hosting TLM’s at St. Titus Church since Columbus Day 2007. We just had our Third Annual Battle of Lepanto Dinner after a High Mass last week on 7 Oct, the Feast of the Holy Rosary.

    See: http://KnightsOfColumbusLatinMass.blogspot.com/ for more info.

  8. ckcrow says:

    Steve —

    Agnus Dei Council, #12361, Knights of Columbus. http://www.traditionalknight.com. We meet at both OLMC, Bronx, and at the Archdiocesan Chancery on 1st avenue. See the website for more info.

    In nomine Eduardi Confessoris,
    Vivat Jesus!

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