After work Emily and I biked to North Oakland for dinner. Emily had a Groupon for Tandoor Indian Grill on Centre Avenue, but we arrived to find the door padlocked (turns out they’ve closed up). Drat.
Luckily right around the corner was another Indian place we’ve been meaning to try. Tamarind Flavor of India is the first floor of an old house which has been converted into a restaurant. The place was clean and well-decorated and the staff was very friendly. We split some garlic naan and chicken tikka masala, both of which were excellent. The tikka masala was spicy but not too hot, and it went well with my mango lassi. We finished off the meal with some gulab jamun which is one of my favorite desserts.
The bike ride home was slightly more challenging both in that it was mostly uphill and that we were full of Indian food. Really needed a shower when we got home. Totally worth it though.
Up early; turned 28 today. Running out of 20s. Somewhat disconcerting.
More audio driver work. Chip vendor has informed me that they are setting up a parallel system in-house so that they may try settings tweaks at a faster rate than the usual email ping-pong allows.
Lunch at India Palace. They must have known it was my birthday, since they put out gulab jamun (my favorite Indian dessert).
Home to find several birthday cards, all of which were much appreciated. Emily presented me with a copy of Mass Effect 2 for the PS3, which I’d had my eye on since it was announced. Played through the introductory levels after my guitar lesson. Looks every bit as fun as advertised.