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Friday, April 14, 2006

Chili Pepper Lights Meet Christmas Lights


There are two Indian restaurants, Milon Bangladesh, and Panna II on 1st Avenue in the East Village, around the corner from the Sixth Street Indian row of restaurants. They share the same address and are virtual mirrors of each other. They have very aggressive tactics to get you inside and are intensely rivalrous with two guys vying with each other in front, shouting deals to the passersby (which are not always to be taken too seriously). Usually we just keep our heads down and hurry by, but decided to go upstairs to look inside this evening and found a festival of lights in the shape of chili peppers and Christmas lights and a packed house full of birthday parties - an incredibly festive atmosphere. See here for more photos...

12 comments:

Sam said...

That is a gorgeous picture!!
And the other pics were cool too - what a place, lol!!

Rob said...

Nice shot. Can you see the colour of the food with so much red light?

Anne said...

Beautiful photo! I don't really like Indian food but with all these lights I may try it again =0

Grant F said...

yikes! what a riot of colour. cool shot

Brian said...

Color of food? - I doubt it. These places are so crowded, boisterous and wild, I'm not sure anyone notices much about the food. And "riot of color" is a good way of putting it. I wouldn't necessarily recommend eating there, but if you're in NYC, check them out (93 First Ave. between 5th and 6th St). They will let you walk in and check them out - they love it, but be prepared to be hustled.
Brian

Karine said...

Cool posting. I like Indian food a lot. This is an interesting festival of lights. Really funny place it looks like.

Marieta said...

looks like a great place to me!

Cynthia! said...

this is sooo insane!! so many lights really look like party to me!! great place to celebrate!!

Kris said...

yes, i can feel the mood from here

RAINY CONVERSATION said...

Kaleidoscope view.

Ken said...

Buy your chili pepper lights at iShopSouthwest.com.

Miguel Freitas said...

Wow, I really love those red chili pepper lights. I really wish I can have that soon. It has a great impact when you are taking a picture on it.