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#DMUlocal joins community to find best curry houses in Leicester

#DMUlocal has teamed up with Pukaar News and the Leicester Mercury newspaper to find the tastiest curry in Leicester - but hurry, nominations close this week.

CURRY SPICE THUMB]

Know your spices? Then vote in the Leicester Curry Awards

The Leicester Curry Awards 2017 invites people across the city to nominate their best-loved curry houses across six categories and De Montfort University Leicester's (DMU) scheme to bring positive change across the city - #DMUlocal - is on board.

Amy White, Public Engagement Officer at DMU, said: “It is important for us to support events like this one as it helps to connect #DMUlocal to the community and build better relationships with people.

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“We have such great links to India because of DMU Square Mile India, so this is another way of getting more people involved.

“Plus, everyone loves a good curry.”

The #DMUlocal programme was created by DMU to make a significant contribution to the social and economic development of Leicester and bring positive change across the city.

Through #DMUlocal, some of the hardest-to-reach groups are engaged in projects that focus on the three core areas of education, health and regeneration.

Nominations can be made for the following categories: Best Fine Dining Restaurant, Best New Restaurant, Best Pub Restaurant, Best Takeaway, Best Vegetarian Restaurant and Restaurant of the Year.

Mark Charlton, Head of Public Engagement at DMU, said: “We like to be part of city life and culture and great food is right at the heart of what is best about Leicester.

“Leicester is the country’s unsung curry capital and the vibrancy of the culinary scene in Leicester is something to be celebrated.

“My favourite curry is vegetable madras and, living in Leicester, I’m not short of choices of good places to find it.”

The nominees for the event, which has been running since November, close on Friday 10 February and the winners will be announced at an award ceremony held at Athena on April 23.

Visit the website www.leicestercurryawards.com to nominate your favourite.

Posted on Wednesday 8th February 2017

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