Bean Flickers

Having worked in the ITES/IT sector for 13.5 years now – I realize most of us attached with this industry have a different passion to pursue. However, once we are caught in the vicious cycle of credit cards, EMIs, etc. – you cannot pursue your dreams. Sreekanth Radhakrishnan, the entrepreneur behind this tiny, cozy, café…

Three Dots & A Dash – The tiki experience

This was my first experience at a Tiki Bar. Now did the name “Tiki Bar” tickle your senses? At least it did to me 😊 Now what’s a “Tiki Bar” – it’s that hub which invokes the romanticism of tropical culture. So, to retain that romance – Three Dots and a Dash has its unique style…

Flechazo – Love at First Sight

When you visit a restaurant multiple times over a year or little and it still wows you – you feel like writing about it, isn’t it? Yup, that’s exactly how Flechazo has been to me always. My first visit was along with my office colleagues, followed by personal visit to mark important days. These days…

Kebabs, Kebabs & Kebabs @Paradise

Hailing from Kolkata & Hyderabad being my second home – Biriyani is Bae & Paradise is so synonymous to Biriyani – I just could not help saying “Yeah” instantly – when I was contacted. Paradise is an age old (almost 64 years old) – Legacy brand now known to every one for their Hyderabadi biriyani….

The Earthquake Challenge @ Swensens

Bengalis are known for their “sweet-tooth” & we are no exceptions. We regularly contribute by posting in the group “Bengaluru Desserts club” – started by Vinay Nagaraju and have been waiting for something special arranged by him, which we have already witnessed before in the 3 events by him for “Bengaluru Biriyani Club” In association with…

Spectacular Bengaluru Biriyani Club – S01E03

It all started with a new place to try – Biriyani for Breakfast   , since then there has been no looking back for Bengaluru Biriyani Club. A young foodie Renukesh created a group for the love of one food “Biriyani”, soon he was joined by 2 more friends Vinay – Navneeth & then these…

A month long food journey – Ramadan in Namma Bengaluru

My friends and kins know, how much I love the month of Ramadan. I have many friends from my teenage days, who follow Islam, therefore on one side while I understand the meaning of this month, my interest lies in the different delicacies I can try during this season. Ever since we discovered the pleasure…

Barebones – The balcony bar with a view

Before starting this article – I want to start by saying , if you are used to a certain eatery and then another new place comes up beside it , it’s our natural tendency to go for the “tried & tasted” but once break the rule & do try the new one. You never know,…

Moby Dick – in Bangalore, in a new avatar

As a teenager I read the book where Ishmael talks about ‘Moby Dick’ a huge white whale & the constant chase by Ahab … Here in this post Avril talks about another ‘Moby Dick’ completely different from the first. It’s a bright new café which opened up their doors and welcomed us to have limited…

Chefactory – the new quick bites

I believe that there are some quaint and small outlets which actually cater real good food and we need to be on the lookout. I crossed this place for the past few weeks and felt the queer instinct of visiting this place, probably the first reason being the name “Chefactory”. I wondered if it has…

DineFest Bangalore @ RedFork

DineFest is back. Its a 10-day culinary event showcasing over 30 restaurants across 3 cities (Bangalore, Delhi & Mumbai) from 26th May to 4th June, 2017. The menus are priced at INR 500++ in Bangalore, and INR 600++ in Delhi & Mumbai. As part of this event I accompanied my friend Arijit Choudhury of AriGami to one of…