Imagine you are a hungry and weary merchant of a spice caravan that is trekking across Persia into Afghanistan with a pack train of camels.
You arrive at the oasis and enter a long canvas hut where the walls are covered in lush persian rugs, low tables and comfy piles of cushions line the walls, several musicians play a tabla and sitar in the corner and in the dim light a dancer moving to the rythyms of the music.
As you settle among the pillows and take it all in, the hostess brings you a warm cup of complimentary chai and a glass of water.
She offers you a selection of roti - chicken, lamb, eggplant and more, all cooked in exotic spice blends that set your taste buds tingling when you bite into them.
This is East is East on Main St.
Delicious roti for $10 comes with lentil soup and a mixed herb salad. If you are really hungry dinner plates come with rice, 2 choices of meat/veggie dishes, salad and lentils and are bottomless.
The milkshakes, especially Turkish Chill and Nutty Gypsy are nothing short of heavenly.
Unforgettable atmosphere for a dine-in experience and tasty 'fast food' for a takeout option.