Presumably in paradise, a realm of ultimate happiness, there exists menu items for each and every one of us, rather like a continuously replenished smorgasbord of pure gluttony.
And no Lite beer at all.
For me, any mention of the word “paradise” in a culinary context prompts immediate thoughts of loaded hot dogs, with concurrent flashbacks to the riotous comic novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, in which protagonist Ignatius J. Reilly lands a job at a firm called Paradise Vendors, pushing a weenie cart through New Orleans and gleefully consuming the profits.
We exist in the real world, so our attention turns to the recently opened Paradise American-Indian Cuisine in Middletown (12951 Shelbyville Road), where an expansive menu includes Indian dishes (tikka masala, pakora), American offerings (wings and nachos), along with chicken chow mein, salmon and red velvet cake for good measure.
There’s a full bar, too.
Yet again, Michael L. Jones has a detailed scoop at Louisville Business First.
Neither (of the owners) were available when Business First visited the restaurant on Tuesday. However, we did talk to a manager, who declined to disclose his name. He said the idea of combining American and Indian cuisine grew out of the owners’ other business ventures.
“They [have] got the gas stations and liquor stores and other places as well,” he explained. “On the gas stations, they sell American food — the [chicken] breast, the tenders, and every single thing. So, they have this thing in their minds that whenever they open the restaurant they will go for Indian and American as well at the same time.
“Customers won’t have to go anywhere else. They just can have the liquor, the American food and the Indian food under the same roof.”
Paradise American Indian Cuisine’s hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Today’s cover photo credit: City Dining Club/Louisville’s page at Facebook, where a contributor reminds us that Paradise (the one in Middletown) runs a daily lunch buffet.