Ekta, the Indian BYOB storefront on Girard Avenue in Fishtown, will open a second location at 1003 Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr, which until last week was Cafe Fresko.
This was a presto-change-o. It will open Thursday (2/18), only 10 days after settlement.
Same menu. Lunch and dinner every day.
This move will add a new front to a simmering Indian rivalry.
Ekta was founded in summer 2008 by a chef and several former employees of Tiffin, Munish Narula's flagship Desi-stination a mile or so west on Girard Avenue on the fringe of Northern Liberties.
Tiffin, which has other spots in Mount Airy, Elkins Park, and one on the way in Wynnewood, is planning a spring opening at 847 Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr -- just two blocks from the new Ekta.