Binda and Keir Singh nostalgically recall their childhood raised on a farm in eastern Punjab, India, at the foothills of the Himalayas.
Entrée prices: $15-$25
You’ll find familiar North Indian staples like samosa and chicken tikka masala at Maple Lawn’s Ananda. But this $3 million stand-alone restaurant isn’t your average strip-mall curry house. The 200-seat restaurant serves dishes that change seasonally and might include braised short ribs, a squash-and-carrot soup with mango chutney, or roasted duck with a pomegranate reduction.
Entrée prices: $7-$32
Gino Palma may have grown up in Naples, Italy, but the cuisine of his wife Pilar’s native Peru inspired his latest endeavor, Pisco.
Entrée prices: $15-$21
You won’t find a single deep fryer in the 9,000-square-foot Seasons 52 at The Mall in Columbia, says Managing Partner Marshall Lowe. After all, it has to keep its flatbreads, salads, fish tacos, cedar-plank salmon, duck banh mi and the rest of its menu under 476 calories.
MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY
Entrées prices: $13-$46