Plans for Suvir Saran's restaurant in the base of the NEMA building are continuing apace, and now he's revealed the name of the project to Inside Scoop: it'll be called American Masala, which is meant to refer not only to the Indian spice blend but to "the magic of masala: the spice you add to life." Saran, the former NYC chef whose Devi was the first Indian restaurant to earn a Michelin star, told Bay Area Bites earlier this year that the menu would have Indian influences but not be strictly Indian: fried chicken, biscuits, and cornbread are among the planned menu items. Expect the Top Chef Masters alum's new project to arrive sometime this fall.
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