Mysore Woodlands is the latest addition to Patel Plaza in Decatur. The restaurant offers south Indian vegetarian cuisine. It offers table service; it also has a lunch buffet. Here is my chat selection, a cold potato and pea salad served with wispy little puffs. I'm not sure of the official way to eat this, so I dipped the top of the puff into the sauce to soften it, bit off the top, then filled it with potatoes and peas. My main course was a vegetable uppadum. This is, I believe, a lentil pancake, filled with a variety of colorful vegetables. It was tasty and very filling.
Trev, Jan, and Karem took me to a wonderful evening at West End Grill located, appropriately enough, in the West End. The restaurant still has its old tin ceiling festooned with stained glass chandeliers. I was too hungry to take a picture of our appetizers: crab cakes and bleu cheese tarts. The crab cakes had just a bit of heat to them, something you don't always find in a crab cake but which worked very well. The bleu cheese tarts lived up to their intriguing premise, rich and tangy. This is my caprese salad. The mozzarella, tomato, and basil were all outstanding. The balsamic vinegar had been very well aged, giving it a thick consistency. My main course was tuna, perfectly prepared to a medium well. The tuna left just enough room for a chocolate lava cake paired with decaf coffee. The cake was rich and moist. I kept scraping my plate to be sure I retrieved all of the chocolate.