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Restaurateur Kicks It Up a Notch

Morton Grove's Mahesh Sharma opened a family-inspired Indian restaurant in September.

This week's Patch Portraits series also features a in Wilmette and a in Des Plaines.

"I lived in Morton Grove for a long period of time and I couldn't find any nicer restaurants in the neighborhood," said Mahesh Sharma as he sat at a table in his new restaurant, .

The Indian restaurant, at 7172 Dempster St., opened in September. He said that a lack of finer dining options in Morton Grove was a major reason Sharma chose to open the type of restaurant he did.

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According to Sharma, the Indian cuisine is inspired by Sharma's home country. He also drew inspiration from the years he spent as a kid working in his family's restaurant in New Delhi. This was where Sharma developed his love of cooking.

"I don't know why. It's just something I enjoy," said Sharma. Since he developed the menu himself, the restauranteur will often jump in the kitchen, throw on his apron and start cooking something good to eat.

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