My wife and I saw an ad in the local paper about Everest on the day we happened to be driving through Panama City, and then we noticed it occupying a small space on a corner lot. Humble on the outside and diner-like on the inside, it seemed to fit my idea of a quick lunch place. We were greeted by a couple of friendly staff members and, being that it was still early, no one else. We sat right down and got our drink order in - I had to try the Indian beers, and both were pretty good lagers. A light appetizer arrived quickly and had the most wonderful fresh nan with some mildly spicy fixings. Very tasty. And the soup (khopa) was perfect - creamy coconut and tomato blend - which does not actually sound that great but had a wonderful flavor. We both had entrees that included some curry flavors with chicken and rice, and both had just the right amount of everything. Perfect lunch portions matched with good solid flavor and none of the over-the-top spiciness I've experienced in other places. My wife loved her dish. We always discuss if this could be recreated at home, and this is one of those styles of cooking that tends to make us think we are better off going out to find. After a nice little dessert, we received a nice little bill that reminded us that the lunch special was all-inclusive (except for the beers). Bottom line is that the food was very good, service very nice, price low, and value is top notch. If we find ourselves cruising through the city again around lunch time and feeling hungry, we will definitely consider stopping in and trying a couple of new dishes.
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