The tag line of Morrisville’s Paradise India Cuisine is, “The way Biryani is meant to be!” Hell, I wouldn’t know biryani if I buried my face in it, as Indian food just might be the cuisine where I am the most ignorant. Moreover, I don’t squat about this restaurant. But first, a warning: The website has music, so beware (although it can be turned off). The menu is extensive. They specialize in Hyderabadi cuisine.
Oh, this is the restaurant that Greg Cox is reviewing this Friday (at least that’s what Greg Cox told me, as the N&O failed to include its typical teaser in today’s paper). Maybe because this review wasn’t worth forecasting. Or maybe because — well, that’s really the only reason not to mention it.
Anyhow, the Urbanspoon page on Paradise IC is one big “meh,” with too many uses of the word, “suck.” That’s not a good sign. Yelp is not much better. And after looking at those two, I just didn’t have the energy to try and find out what Chowhound had to say. I’m ready to stick out my neck with this week’s odds and declare that Greg Cox will give P.I.C. two and one-half stars. There you go.
But the big question I have is how in the world did they manage to get the domain name, “paradisenc.com?” And do they greet people with a, “Welcome to paradise?” Green Day would be so proud. Those characteristics alone should give it an extra star (and that’s why I’m still saying 2.5). Anyhow, here are this week’s odds:
5 stars — 500 to 1
4.5 stars – 450 to 2
4 stars — 40 to 3
3.5 stars — 3.5 to 1
3 stars — 3 to 2
2.5 stars — 2.5 to 2.5
2 stars — 2 to 1
1.5 stars — 15 to 4
1 star — 10 to 1
So, am I missing something with this little slice of Paradise? How many stars will it get?
Edit — October 15, 2010 — It’s a 3 star review for Paradise, with Greg Cox calling it a “colorful culinary adventure.”