When you open the door at 117 SE10th St. a distinctive, pleasant fragrance envelopes you. Fragrance from Dosa Uttapam, Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani and grilled Pomfret Fish (pictured); fantastic, flavorful and aromatic dishes available at Globe Indian Cuisine.
“Our one year anniversary is March 25th,” said Preethi, restaurant manager. “Our guests are so friendly and we treat them like family.” Purchased by Dr. Sunil Gotru last year, The Globe has upgraded the décor and enhanced the menu with Northern and Southern Indian dishes. The menu includes began and vegetarian dishes in addition to gluten free options. In addition to his “day job” as a pediatrician, Dr Gotru has chaired Topeka’s Indiafest on multiple occasions and often donates food to local charities. In fact, he would be embarrassed to share that he regularly donates food for over 300 people to The Topeka Rescue Mission. Recently, he donated food to those previously homeless via The Second Chance Street Coalition. The restaurant also offers discounts to students and the military. Sunil (because he won’t allow anyone to call him Dr. Gotru) is humble, generous and very, very busy.
Sunil wants to be more involved with downtown Topeka, support locals and let folks know what a wonderful restaurant he has. Taking steps towards those goals, Sunil has applied to join First Friday Artwalk via ARTSConnect and met with a few local artists. Along with Sunil, Kim Scott and I have started a musical series titled “Biryani + Blues.” The second edition features Cleveland Blue, a.k.a. Matthew Francis, who will perform Monday, March 2 from 5:30 – 7:30p while diners enjoy a buffet style dinner showcasing a wide variety of homemade Indian dishes. “Serving buffet style offers a chance for those unfamiliar with Indian cuisine to sample all, then hone in on a favorite!” Dinner is served from 4:30 – 9p and comes with unlimited soda, hot or iced tea. Adults are $20 and children 11 years of age or younger are $8. Adult drink specials will also be available.
Much like the music, the food offerings will be spicy, sweet, earthy, authentic and shared with love.