Northern Indian restaurant Tamira has opened at 1027 State Street in the former home of Spice Avenue. General Manager Remmie Menezes tells me that the staff and menu are unchanged from Spice Avenue but prices have been reduced significantly. “The lunch buffet price is really low now, $9.95 all you can eat,” says Menezes. “Dinner menu prices are way down now. Entrées start from $8 – $9. Before entrées were around $15.95 and we are half of that. The restaurant has the same food, same concept, and same food quality as Spice Avenue. The staff is the same and there is a new owner.” Menezes says that the Chef’s Specials, including Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Pepper Masala, are some of the most popular items on the menu. Tamira is open for lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and dinner 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. For more information call 805-965-7555.