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The Find(s): Red Chili and Red Chili Express in Northridge

September 29, 2010 | 10:13 am


How many restaurants can boast an alter ego? Red Chili can. The Pakistani restaurant in a strip mall in Northridge serves dishes such as chicken tikka and saag paneer, but with a Pakistani twists.

At the opposite end of the same mini-mall, there's Red Chili Express. In place of curries and kebabs at this stylishly converted doughnut shop are sandwiches that almost seem lifted from menus of the hippest of gastropubs: a chicken tikka burger -- above -- topped with pepper jack cheese or mango barbecue sauce; a wasabi steak melt; a veggie melt with chipotle coleslaw. There are buffalo wings and a couple of teriyaki bowls too.

Read on for our find(s) of the week:

Photo credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times