Grand Opening – Spicy Affair Indian Kitchen

Please join us in welcoming Spicy Affair Indian Kitchen to Swedesboro at their Grand Opening on Saturday April 29th at 1pm.

Swedesboro is Thrilled to Welcome It’s Newest Restaurant – Spicy Affair

Spicy Affair is a brand new restaurant that just opened in the Swedesboro/Woolwich area. Spicy Affair serves authentic Indian food and was launched by the husband and wife team of Nik and Cindy Minhas. Cindy is a home maker with a background in the retail industry having managed a number of name brand retail stores in the past. Nik has a diverse background in business, most recently as a banker with Capital One Bank and currently owns a couple of other small businesses. Cindy and Nik are long time area resident and have resided in Swedesboro-Woolwich since 2005.

Describing the vision behind Spicy Affair Cindy said, “We have lived through the explosive growth in new homes and residents in the area. But this growth has not resulted in interesting and new dining options in the area. Nik and I are hoping to change this by launching Spicy Affair. It is our vision to introduce our community to the authentic flavors of Indian food. We think that Spicy Affair will be a great addition to dining options in the area and bring much needed diversity in food options to area residents.”

The menu includes a large selection of vegetarian dishes, meat and seafood entrees as well as specialty drinks and desserts. For those with picky eaters, a children’s menu is available.

The feedback online is overwhelmingly positive and each post recommends a different dish. Luckily for the customer, Spicy Affair offers a lunch time brunch so that you can sample many different dishes. During the week, you can sample the daily lunch buffet Mon – Fri. A ‘Sunday Brunch’ buffet from is offered from 12PM to 3PM. The dishes on the Sunday brunch will be rotating with emphasis on fresh and light fare.

So far, every review has been rated at a 5 Star.

Tiffany M. said “ I’ve eaten at Spicy Affair twice and all I think about is how I cannot wait to go back. I am really going to look forward to the lunch buffet so that I can try some different things that I may be hesitant to order off the menu. We also loved the chai tea and the mango smoothie drink and the rice pudding is out of this world. The owners are wonderful. Cindy makes her way to every table to greet her customers so that we can provide feedback and make this wonderful restaurant a huge success!”

Joe V. said “ Superb! Just what we needed in the area. I meet up with friends about once a month for Indian and have to drive an hour to find a good spot. Not anymore! Just picked up my first meal and we are impressed! Will be a regular!”

Casey K. stated “Fantastic food!!!! Outstanding service and a great atmosphere! We will definitely be regulars at Spicy Affair!! So nice to have a new option in our little town!! Loved it!!! “

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