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Yes, Rasika brings it with their truffle naan, lobster hot pot, and James Beard nods for their esteemed chef, but we’re looking for is everyday, authentic eats that don’t require a blazer, remember? For that, there’s Indigo’s enormous blackboard of home-style Indian cuisine ranging from mild to I-don’t-care-I’d-drink-the-Potomac-right-now heat. Adding to Indigo’s charm: The thali comes out on cafeteria trays; there are painted picnic tables resembling a beer garden; and a quaint outdoor bar. Don’t overlook the vegetarian options, especially the kadhu pumpkin -- a dish so spicy it’ll likely come with a warning.

Washington DC

Indigo

Indigo

Yes, Rasika brings it with their truffle naan, lobster hot pot, and James Beard nods for their esteemed chef, but we’re looking for is everyday, authentic eats that don’t require a blazer, remember? For that, there’s Indigo’s enormous blackboard of home-style Indian cuisine ranging from mild to I-don’t-care-I’d-drink-the-Potomac-right-now heat. Adding to Indigo’s charm: The thali comes out on cafeteria trays; there are painted picnic tables resembling a beer garden; and a quaint outdoor bar. Don’t overlook the vegetarian options, especially the kadhu pumpkin -- a dish so spicy it’ll likely come with a warning.