If you were wondering about the future of 1805 Church Street, the location that formerly housed Taste of India and the short-lived Madras Bhavan, wipe your mind clean of curries and naan. Starting Dec. 16, the building will raise an Italian flag when Fire-N-Ice Bar & Grill opens. A project of Madras Bhavan founder Naresh Kumar—who also owns Sitar—and his nephew Benny Kumar, Fire-N-Ice will serve a menu of American-Italian food, says Benny, who recently sold Brickstone Cafe in Nolensville.
With a fresh coat of sleek dark paint, new flooring and tall tables, Fire-N-Ice bears little resemblance to the tandoori-tinged days of Indian cuisine. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, Fire-N-Ice will feature Benny's recipes for marinated steak tips, homemade soups, chicken parm, pastas and pizzas, including a $5.99 lunch special. (Phone: 342-0028).