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Turbans are religious attire, not exotic restaurant uniforms 

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You guys can do better than this: “Bombay House’s waitstaff are in uniform attire, and many of the men wear dark turbans, adding to the exotic experience that keeps Bombay House on top.” (“Best Indian Restaurant,” Best of Utah, April 8, City Weekly). Did it not occur to anyone that turbans could be part of the staff members’ religion and culture, and not a tool used to satisfy the exoticism of the patrons? Disappointing.

Christine Yee
Salt Lake City

Editor’s note: According to Bombay House’s Salt Lake City manager, Harjeet Singh, many of the restaurant’s waitstaff are Northern Indian Sikhs who wear the head coverings as an article of faith. Obviously, they are not worn to impress diners at the restaurant. No offense was intended, and we apologize if any was taken.

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