UB's campus cuisine took a massive step forward this semester when we finally got an on-campus Indian restaurant (more than a decade after the great influx of Indian grad students would have made it an obvious trend). It's classic UB to finally allow a restaurant that caters to vegetarians only when I'm finishing, never to be a student here again.
But it's the name that really caught my eye: Bollywood Bistro. It's a great multi-cultural blend of the classic French bistro, paragon of 20th century Euro-cuisine (where bland is a compliment), refashioned by the post-colonial vibrance of the 21st century's most diverse culture/s. The term "Bollywood" itself screams to be unpacked (a blend of "Bombay" and "Hollywood"). How could I not make this a regular lunch spot, even as the University's lungs spew its breathy deadline down my neck.