Borrowing inspiration from the Central-Asian City of Khiva that's at the epicentre of what used to be called the Silk Route during the Persian ages, Khiva - the Fine Dine resto at Phoenix MarketCity, Viman Nagar, is a bold attempt at trying to recreate that very spirit. Persian/Mughlai themed preparations dominate both, the menu and the… Continue reading Viva Khiva!
This festive season is all about chilly winter mornings spent beside the fire, feet up, hot cocoa in one hand and comic book in another, as the cat quietly contemplates destroying the Christmas tree in the most brutal manner possible. If that's not your version of Christmas, the next best thing that comes pretty darn… Continue reading Snug down at IGNITE, Courtyard by Marriott’s Winter Brunch
Orion is the kind of place you take your wife to when you've forgotten your anniversary, but you're too broke for diamonds. Or if you're on that one particularly special date. Or if you're a greedy little shit like me and are simply looking for some serious gourmet debauchery. If you're about Baner road (or… Continue reading Not so secret, this SuperStar – Orion Molecular Kitchen and Bar
Miss getting Sunburn’ed right now !
In the recently concluded Sunburn 2016, that also happened to be the 10th edition of sunburn, it was a great experience not only because of it is one of the best music festivals in the country but also because Pune was the chosen destination. This definitely gave a reason for Punekars like me to revel in this 4 day musical extravaganza.
We tumbled into the back of the car and made our way up, through the knotted hill, turn after turn, trepidation in our hearts, waiting to witness the grandiose.
It was my favourite DJ Axwell’s performance that day and I couldnt wait to see him perform. The bands were to be collected from the box office that was stationed downhill. But thanks to Smirnoff, they ensured we got the bands which saved us a good 1 hour of sweating it out in the queue. A big thank…
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What do you get when you put rock music, retro themed décor and a Pune-inspired North-Indian/Oriental menu in a mixing bowl and dress it with a good helping of Bira and other great beverages? You get a classic afterhours haunt is what. Two carefully curated storeys worth of Vinyls, wooden furniture and cushions are what… Continue reading Eats & drinks at Wynkk Inc.
Barflies rejoice, 'coz binge drinking just got frugal ! Here with a tangibly evident model based on economies of scale is Bar Bar, a neat ol' evening-only joint in the heart of Viman Nagar that has all the options you'll want on that night out with your bevda buddies. Then there's the deafening speakers and the long-enough list of bar-bites as well,… Continue reading Raising the bar for partying hard @Bar Bar, Viman Nagar
Here to bring new meaning to the word, 'Fast Food', is the brand spanking new Breaking Bread Food Truck, licensed to park and serve on ITI Road, Aundh. If you're in the area and looking to indulge in greasy debauchery on a budget, start looking for a parking spot ASAP, 'coz this son-of-a-bun serves some… Continue reading A Truckload of Awesomeness – @The Breaking Bread Food Truck, Aundh
The brand that has been making boys out of men for 60-odd years now, has oh-so-recently tapped into the beer market starting with their first-ever Biergarten venture right here in little'ol Pune. With Octoberfest-style benches, a pretty face greeting you at the entrance, a DJ who knows his progressive house and a host of fancy-sounding… Continue reading How to Party 101 – @Playboy Beer Garden, Balewadi
For all its stunning panoramas and rich culture, the land of the rising sun is known also for its awe inspiring food. The Japanese are sticklers for presentation and detail and it shows, especially when you visit an authentic japanese restaurant that draws Japanese regulars from across Pune by the half-dozens. Why 'half-dozens', you ask?… Continue reading What’s more Japanese than a Honda? – Miyuki @ DoubleTree by Hilton, Chinchwad #FTW
Few things come close to the awesomeness of winning a Burgerthon at the home of The Legendary Burger on a World Hamburger Day. Like more burgers, for example. Or Beer. Definitely beer. And some more burgers. As the home of the Legendary and the Local Legendary Burgers, there couldn't be a more apt place than HRC to… Continue reading World Burger Day @ The Hard Rock Cafe – A Burgertastic World Tour !