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Small Bites: Komodo Truck and the burgerrito; Bombay Palace, 25 years and still going; more eats at USC

January 9, 2010 |  6:00 am

Komodo

Burgerrito? The food truck Komodo (named for the largest living species of lizard) is expected to roll out next week, Thrillist reports, helmed by a former grill chef from the Hotel Bel-Air. On the menu are fusion burritos such as Asian marinated chicken, Cobb salad and fish and grapes. The burgerrito is self-explanatory: burger as burrito. Twitter: @komodofood

Bombay-rific: Deep Sethi opened Bombay Palace in Beverly Hills the year that Madonna started the Virgin Tour and "We Are the World" hit No. 1. It was 1985, and the Indian restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard, in all its Indo-Saracenic splendor, now is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Co-chefs and brothers Harnam Singh and Surjit Singh (there's also Jassi Singh, the tandoor chef) have been there since the beginning, cooking house specialties such as chicken tikka masala, aloo gobi masala and lamb bhuna punjabi. 8690 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 659-9944, www.bombaypalace.com.

Not dorm food: Students at USC come back from winter break to the opening of Daphne's Greek Cafe and Wasabi Sushi next week at the on-campus food court called Cafe 84, which already houses Wahoo's Fish Taco, Jamba Juice, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and more. USC Hospitality also operates off-campus restaurants The Lab and McKay's and recently debuted Urbnmrkt. King Olympic Hall, 1025 West 34th St.,
(213) 740-9579. 

-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Komodo signature burrito. Credit: Komodo Truck

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