I had been to B. First Restaurant at the corner of 13th Street and Payne Ave a few times before. A sign denoting specialties covering the cuisines of seemingly half the population of the world – India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh – beckoned. On previous visits, I ate mutton biriyani, shrimp fried rice, butter chicken, paleek paneer, and other standard Indian fare. The portion sizes shamed Mama Susu, and everything tasted pretty good.
I had heard good things about the spot from the only two people I’ve known who had been there, one of whom was Chinese. While the restaurant didn’t exactly disappoint, I think my visit was a classic case of unduly raised expectations.
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