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Get Indian Cuisine To Go at This Punjabi-Owned Gas Station in Virginia

On a recent lunchtime visit to a nondescript ExxonMobil gas station in Vienna, Virginia, a handful of curious onlookers were drawn to a line attached to a little kiosk inside. Alongside soda and the usual lineup of packaged snacks, grab-and-go mango lassis were lined up in a refrigerated case. When people forked over their money, they left with boxes of chicken biryani, assemble-yourself pani puri, and burritos stuffed with fried vegetable samosas.

Raja and Bindu Puri opened Chit Chaat cafe inside the gas station at 200 Maple Avenue E a few months ago. The husband and wife do all the

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Smoked Barn of Peru opens in Huntington Station

For his second act, Renzo Vargas is leaning a little more heavily on Peru. At the original Smoked Barn in Levittown, smoked meats take center stage, with a few dishes from the Peruvian repertoire rounding out the menu. The second location reverses the equation. At Smoked Barn of Peru, which opened Tuesday in Huntington Station, you’ll also find Peruvian specialties such as ceviche, tiradito and leche de tigre (all of them, spicy concoctions of marinated raw fish), jalea (the great Peruvian fritto misto), chupe de camarones (suave shrimp chowder), anticuchos (grilled beef heart) as well as the Chinese-influenced arroz chaufa

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