Food Network Show Stops By Tandoori Nights

by ARLnow.com January 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm 5,843 30 Comments

The Food Network show “Heat Seekers” is stopping by Tandoori Nights restaurant (2800 Clarendon Blvd) this afternoon.

The Indian eatery, located on the second floor of the Market Common Clarendon shopping center, is inviting interested foodies to stop by and sample some of their spiciest dishes — for free — while a camera crew tapes a segment for the show. You have to hurry, though — it’s happening from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. today.

“You may even have the chance to be interviewed!” noted Tandoori Nights’ PR rep.

Heat Seekers, hosted by Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking, tries to find the hottest dishes from around the country.

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  • CourthouseChris

    They are going to Tandoori Nights for a story on spiciest dishes? I love the place, but it’s really not super spicy…

    • Richard Cranium

      Nor particularly good. But at least it’s ridiculously expensive!

      • CourthouseChris

        Well, standard Arlington pricing I’d say. Not sure what your criteria for “particularly good” would be, but I’ve eaten there and gotten take-out maybe 10 times and never been disappointed.

      • Tre

        Tandoori Nights has great food

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        • James

          Delhi Dhaba is better then Tandoori Nights…TN is overpriced for average food at best.

          • Deepak

            Delhi Dhaba is awful. They’re overpriced, it smells in there and food is rotten. I would rather eat left overs from your small intestine or participate in 2 girls one cup before I’d ever think about stepping foot in Delhi Dhaba again.

  • OX4

    You may even have the chance to be interviewed!

    “How’s it taste?”

    Okay, CUT!

  • Norm

    The spiciest food I’ve had in Arl is at Thai Square. Get any dish and ask for super extra spicy, if you dare.

    TV shows never seem to pick the right places. Triple-D went to 29 Diner, which is quite blah and expensive.

    • Dum Dum Guy at the Gates of Dawn

      Yeah. Guy should have gone to Linda’s up the street instead.

      • TGEoA

        Steak and egg was better

    • Clarendude

      I love Thai Square and usually ask for it extra spicy. However, its not always consistent with the same amount of hotness. Maybe it depnds on the day of week or time of day (assuming they have different cooks). Sometimes its a killer and sometimes just right (to my taste).


    They film a bland chain restaurant instead of a local authentic institution? Unreal. FREDTERP

    • Tre

      2 locations makes it a chain….A CHAIN!!!! *jumps out of window*

      • Swag

        If it’s in Arlington, it’s automatically a chain.

      • CourthouseChris

        Everyone knows that flavor is inversely proportional to number of locations.

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      • Clarendude

        They have 2 Tandoori Nights and a couple other (Malaysian?) restaurants in the group. I’ve never eaten there but heard people that did say the food is good.

        I would probably like it OK, but I also like Deli Dhaba and Deli Club so I tend to eat at those places.

  • Locala

    The Heat Seekers were at Cava Mezze on Monday night. The only spicy thing I had there were the spicy lamb meatballs. They were not my favorite dish of the evening.

  • drax

    Did you burp? Oh, no you said FREDTERP.

  • heat eater

    They are seeking heat…not necessarily finding it….or eating it…

  • CW

    I second the vote for Delhi Club. Their tandoori wings are one of my absolute favorites. And pretty spicy too. I bet for the purposes of a little T.V. hype they could dial it up a few more notches.

    • ClarendonObserver

      The Vindaloo at Delhi Club is HOT!!!

  • Virginia^2

    Anyone been to Deshi Spice at Lee Hwy and George Mason Dr (occupying the Yorktown Bistro space)? It was fantastic the one time I had it.

    • Arlingtoon

      Good to know — I pass it all the time and have always wondered if it was any good. I’d better put it on the rotation.


  • Pedro

    Spiciest food in Arlington is Kaprow chicken, Jon Hot, at Burapa Thai. Muy muy picante ay chihuahua!

    • Lee-n-Glebe

      I’ve had their thai hot there be so hot (at times – they’re very inconsistent) that I’ve never been able to muster the courage to try their Jon Hot.

  • Just Me

    I love Tandoori Nights!

  • Ashley

    Heat Seekers was also at Cava on Monday night – they were obnoxiously filming right over my table. No joke, the camera guy sat next to my husband for like 5 minutes during my birthday dinner. Annoying, but it was fun to watch them film!

    I was chatting with our waiter about what dishes they were featuring on the show and get this – on film they were talking about two dishes they don’t even have on the menu! But the waiter says that they will probably add them to the menu after the show airs because of the press…lame.


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