A new restaurant called York Garden has opened where Pacific Rim used to be in Cockeysville. I bring this up not as a bit of restaurant news (for that, see tomorrow's Table Talk column in the Taste section), but to point out that it serves Indian and Mexican food.
No, it's not a fusion restaurant. You just have to say, Huh? And scratch your head.
It reminds me of Nasu Blanca in Locust Point, which serves Japanese and Spanish dishes. Again, not fusion. At least there the owner/chef does it simply because those are the two cuisines he likes best. I gathered with York Garden it was more of an economic decision.
If I can only come up with one more example, I'll have -- ta-da -- a trend. The two-cuisine restaurant trend.
(Photo of Nasu Blanca by Karl Merton Ferron/Sun photographer)