A tandoor oven is a charcoal-heated clay cooking device used throughout the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and especially India to prepare delicious meals consisting of dishes such as rice, naan, and scrumptious meats.
A knight, meanwhile, is an elite warrior (clad in iron, armed with a sword, and harboring a burning hatred for dragons) who belongs to that chivalrous class charged with defending the eternal ideals of faith, loyalty, courage, and honor.
So presumably, the Tandoori Knights must be a stoic yet secretive legion of noble guardsmen whose only mission in life is the protection and preservation of the most essential instrument of traditional Indian cuisine, right?
Totally wrong. Despite the motto, "Cookin' from the same clay oven since 2009!," the TKs don't spend their every waking hour keeping watch and making sure that no one steals the chicken tikka.
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Actually, these spicy and knightly dudes -- Shrines leader King Khan and his buddy Bloodshot Bill -- are just a couple pieces of self-described "brown trash" who dress in turbans, tame cobras, and enjoy "eating, sweating, swearing, kissing (girls, not each other), cooking," and playing "Bollybilly rock" all fucking night long.
Now get set 'cause the Tandoori Knights are here to make you sweat.
Tandoori Knights. Saturday, November 19. The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. The sweating starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $10 plus fees via wantickets.com. Call 305-379-0508 or visit thevagabondmiami.com.