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Review: 145

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Open “noon to moon”145 (the street address of this brand new Kalaghoda restaurant, which replaces Cheval) is a  response to  the diners’ appetites for comforting, affordable food.

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Review: One Street Over

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Attention and affection. This brand new Bandra “One street over” merits both from us. And rightfully too.  It marks the return of Chef Kelvin Cheung who had worked his culinary charms in Colaba’s Ellipsis. Read the rest of this entry »

Review – Miami

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Forever grateful. That’s what I am to all of you who keep me informed about all the holes in the wall eateries (love them). Also all the new ones. Like this one today. Im thankful to Jimmy Thakkar who I met just by chance when I was buying undhiyo, steamed muthiya and Rajkot pedas from his fabulous 18 year old shop in Grant Road.  This is the second new eatery he has pointed me to, so I invited him and Nikunj Patel, his diamond merchant friend to lunch with me. They’re both pure vegetarians.

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Review: Radio Bar

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I love Bandra bar bar (sorry for that cheap pun). And, happily leading this recent new spate of bar openings is Radio bar. I had been wanting to go there ever since it opened but then one night

( clearly my lucky night, not only did I meet Shahrukh Khan at Rana kapoor’s dinner) but also Manasi Scott (who was anchoring that event). This gorgeous hippie-heart diva, singer, songwriter, actor with  music in her veins and an international hit on the world charts accepted my impromptu invite. She  made for the perfect guest to check out Radio Bar.

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Review: AKA

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AKA, this brand new Worli restaurant (has changed owners and spiffied up decor) but it serves up the same menu as it’s predecessor “Two one Two”. Alas!

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Review: Fatty Bao

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Perfect marriages. Here goes… I dedicate the review of Bandra’s brand new “Fatty bao” to perfect marriages. Reasons? Fatty Bao  performs the perfect marriage between serious, sometimes challenging food   to  an ultra-casual, spontaneous dining ethos, as it also weds quality to fun.

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Review: The House, Versova

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What do I do when I hear of this new, casual, relaxed, fun restaurant that has set up in Versova? Meet up with relaxed, fun girlfriends for a casual drink and bite ofcourse.
The house takes its name very seriously. And so you do feel you are in someones very casually done up intersting bungalow.

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Review: Harry’s Bar

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Kudos to Harrys bar of Singapore origin, for not resting on it’s international laurels and getting Chef Vicky Ratnani and mixologist Shatbi basu to infuse newness into the food and drink.

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Review: Joss

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We’re rejoicing. Or should I say “re-Joss-ing”?  Here’s a Mumbai restaurant which redefines “standing the test of time”. Having magnetised foodies in Kala Ghoda for eleven years, Joss shut down only to be reincarnated as the modern “Joss by Farokh Khambatta” in Santa Cruz.

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