I need to tell you about R&R’s Curry Express. It’s an Indian joint in Fort Smith. It has one of the coolest features I have ever seen in a restaurant, but you’re going to think I’m a real food nerd when I mention it to you. Seriously.
- KAT ROBINSON
- BIG FAT SAMOSAS: Filled with chicken and spices at R&R's
Now initially I was confused by the place — because it’s not just advertised as a curry house but as a barbecue joint. What I figured out was that it’s Indian barbecue — ie, cooked in a tandoor. I’m not confused any more.
We ordered appetizer and entrees and sat back to relax while Bollywood hits were played on a monitor in the corner. Others came and went while we were there, finding seats at the stainless-steel topped tables and quietly conversing between courses.
There was this other monitor in black and white, though, that was behind my head. It just showed a stainless steel cap. I had no clue what it was for.
We didn’t have room for dessert — a shame, since I had been in the mood for kheer when we had arrived. But we left with two completely full clamshell boxes of food to take home. In fact, neither of us had made it halfway through our plates before calling for the boxes. It was a lot of food.
You’ll find R&R’s Curry Express just southeast of downtown Fort Smith on Rogers Avenue. It’s open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, an hour later on Friday and noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Lunch specials run until 3 p.m. For more information call (479) 494-5520 or check out the restaurant’s website.