Four days. That’s all it took for Gomez to rebound after locking the door to Cardamom Hill, which attracted national attention but not enough local allegiance. She immediately took the cooking of India’s Kerala to her casual Spice to Table, where you’ll find tender mounds of curried goat wrapped in griddled kati rolls, punchy spice cakes, and samosas in flaky sheets of puff pastry. 659 Auburn Avenue, spicetotable.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.