Situated at the northern end of the Ave and semidisguised as a convenience store, Chili's Deli & Mart is one of the few places in Seattle to get southern Indian cuisine—crepelike dosas and doughnutty vada, all served up in a clean, simple dining area reminiscent of a factory break room. If you've never tried southern Indian food, you must, and you should probably start with the masala dosa, a friendly blend of north and south that's essentially the Big Mac of southern India. (Chili's Deli & Mart, 5002 University Way NE, 526-9392. 10 am–9:30 pm.)

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