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Quik Stop offers multicultural menu

From left, Marysville City Council member Steve Muller, Rochelle Reed, Maninder Singh, Harnik Singh, Lally Singh, restaurant owner Paramjit Singh, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, Marysville City Council Member Kamille Nortorn and Vikram Singh take part in the June 4 ribbon-cutting for the Quik Stop Gyro Pita Pit Indian Cuisine. - Kirk Boxleitner
From left, Marysville City Council member Steve Muller, Rochelle Reed, Maninder Singh, Harnik Singh, Lally Singh, restaurant owner Paramjit Singh, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, Marysville City Council Member Kamille Nortorn and Vikram Singh take part in the June 4 ribbon-cutting for the Quik Stop Gyro Pita Pit Indian Cuisine.
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

MARYSVILLE — Not only has the gas station at 9515 State Ave. been reopened after an extended period of being vacant, but it’s gained an outlet for multicultural cuisine in the process.

Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring and City Council members Steve Muller and Kamille Norton joined Paramjit Singh, owner of the new Quik Stop Gyro Pita Pit Indian Cuisine restaurant and gas station, in cutting the ribbon to his establishment on Tuesday, June 4.

“It’s great what they’ve done to the inside of this place,” Nehring said. “It’s located conveniently right off State Avenue, and it’s got fantastic cuisine that our family enjoys, and I’m sure others will as well.”

Chicken masala seemed to be the favored choice among that day’s diners, as they partook of the restaurant’s $8.99 lunch buffet, that runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Singh’s 30-year career as a restauranteur began in New York City, and eventually led him to open a dining establishment in Oak Harbor in 2000, before his move from Mount Vernon to Everett two years ago left him looking for a less time-intensive commute to work. And yet, one of the most influential places he’s stayed was one of the most distant.

“For a while, I worked in Greece,” Singh said. “I liked Greece. I like Greek food, like the gyro sandwiches.”

At the same time, Singh’s menu certainly doesn’t skimp on delicacies from his own culture, with distinctly Indian selections that include buttered chicken, lamb vindaloo, chicken and lamb masala, and garlic naan bread. One of his employees worked as the chef for Mannat Indian Cuisine, on 136th Street and State Avenue.

“It’s all fresh food,” Singh said. “Our vegetables and meat are all fresh. We make it order by order. Indian food is very healthy food.”

For more information, call the Quik Stop Gyro Pita Pit Indian Cuisine restaurant at 360-659-3531.

 

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