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Spuntino Owners Heading to Zeppelin Station With Indian Street Food

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Namkeen will be the husband-and-wife team’s second Denver restaurant

Spuntino owners Elliot Strathmann and Cindhura Reddy will open an Indian street food stand in Zeppelin Station

Samosas, chana masala, and mango lassi are a few of the final treats headed to Zeppelin Station next year. The husband-and-wife duo behind Spuntino in the Highlands will open their Indian street food concept Namkeen (pronounced num-kin) in early 2018 at the new food hall, alongside a handful of other, previously announced food and beverage vendors.

Namkeen combines executive chef Cindhura Reddy’s family recipes with food finds from her world travels with husband and business partner Elliot Strathmann. The new restaurant’s name translates to “savory” in Hindi and refers to a range of Indian street snacks. Reddy will serve slow-cooked curries from methi chicken to lamb keema, served over rice or wrapped in flatbread. Aloo tikki and a deep-fried chicken 65 will be on the menu, as will more drinks, like masala chai.

“I was raised on these Southern Indian dishes,” Reddy, whose family is from Hyderabad, says. Prior to moving to Colorado and taking over at Spuntino, she cooked at Zahav in Philadelphia; she and Strathmann bought Spuntino after moving to Colorado in 2013.

“Elliot and I are thrilled to be a part of the Zeppelin Station project and for the opportunity to bring something entirely new and meaningful to us personally and to our Colorado community,” Reddy adds.

A crispy, deep-fried murukku snack
Will Strathmann

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