Month end woes are real! As they gradually set in, we wonder where do we continue the party or how to we seek respite in that chilled pint of beer when the budget seems low. Worry not! We’ve got you covered, read the city’s best Happy Hour pricing True Tramm Trunk, Juhu Crave creative cocktails but don’t think you have the budget? Head to True Tramm Trunk. If you ask us what’ll you find there, apart from the usual suspects, they have a bunch of Tharra cocktails such as Laila, Gulabo, Santra and much more! They offer two drinks for the price for one! Summer House Cafe, Lower Parel Sometimes, all you need is a bunch of your friends and drinks that come for free with the ones you’ve ordered. At Summer House Cafe, you buy one and get another drink of your choice free at the Happy Hours every day between 12:00 to 21:00 hours! Woodside Inn, Colaba, Lower Parel & Andheri Folks in Colaba, Lower Parel, and Andheri, grab a drink and get one more on the house at Woodside between 16:00 hours to 20:00 hours. Fish N Bait, BKC What’s one offer Happy Hour when you get multiple? Fish n Bait has the longest Happy Hours in town, from 11:00 to midnight where you get one when you buy two from select domestic spirits. On weekends too, you can avail the same offer on the domestic spirits between 11:00 to 19:00 hours and for Thursday Ladies Night the same for Sangria, Mojitos and more! Raasta Bombay, Khar Why worry about the end of month woes when Raasta has you covered, jah! Drink it up at Raasta Bombay from Monday to Thursday between 17:00 to 21:00 hours and Friday to Sunday between 17:00 to 20:00 hours with irresistible offers such as unlimited Sangria at Rs 899 plus taxes. The Daily Bar & Kitchen, Bandra The Daily Bar & Kitchen may not have a usual Happy Hour deal but they do have bottomless cocktails for offers such as Beers at Rs 1000, Sangria at Rs. 1200, Cocktails or Domestic spirits at Rs. 1400 and much more! Door No. 1- The Retro Bar, Bandra Happy Hours may be happy but at Door on 1, they’ve got an offer with drinks such as Inner Peace, Spiked Chocolate Milkshake and much more starting from Rs 121 every day between 14:00 to 20:00 hours.
As the first shower of the season hits the ground, as it leaves a trail on the window, the earth cools and petrichor takes over, it’s a lovely weather to gorge on piping hot food. Doesn’t the idea sound lovely? We’ve made a list season specials across the city so you can make the most of this monsoon. Garde Manger Cafe, Vile Parle Your monsoon blues will vanish once you savour some new delights at Garde Manger Cafe. It consists of some lovely soups, appetisers, and desserts. If you just want a quick bite, we’d suggest you grab the Corn on the Cob in various delicious butters such as peri peri and lime or an Exotic Veggie Satay. Blanco, Lokhandwala As the rains enrich the soil and bless us with an all new cool, let’s bring in the season with hearty eats at Blanco. They have a range of Gyros, fritters, and much more! Mirchi & Mime, Powai Soups keep you warm and cozy and in this season what more could one wish for other than a bowl of delicious soup? Mirchi and Mime has a great new menu for the season that offers Kaffir Rasam, Kashmiri Nall Shorba and much more! The Fatty Bao, Lower Parel If summers are synonymous with popsicles, monsoons are with soups and ramen bowls. Slurp up a big bowl of noodles dunked in a rich, delicious broth generously garnished with meats, spring onions and a plethora of toppings, spiked with a dash of chilly oil. Turban Tales, Powai Pakoras and chai, while it pours, is passe, try the new menu at Turban Tales that celebrates the season. It’s replete with eats such as piping hot Angrezan Da Pakodas, Rassa Aaloo Khasta Kachori, Gajar Dhaniya Shorba and much more! Shiro, Worli With the rains fogging up the windows, all we need is a plateful of comforting dim sums, don’t we? You’re in for a feast at Shiro at their Dim Sum Festival. Spicy Broccoli and Waterchestnut Dumplings, Hoisin Duck Dumplings, Edamame and Truffle Dumpling amongst others on offer! Razzberry Rhinoceros, Juhu Monsoon has already set in. It’s time to step out and make the most of the weather with some comforting eats and if you ask us what makes it better, we’d say views of the beach which adds to a perfect setting. In their special monsoon menu, Razzberry Rhinoceros offers a with some delicious appetizers such as Corn Fried OMG Mushrooms Curried lamb meat balls and Baked Nachos Mexicana and limited edition cocktails. Hakkasan, Bandra The rains have finally arrived and Hakkasan’s monsoon specials are a perfect antidote to the gloomy, dull days. The delicious food on offer is an array of hard to resist dishes such as Braised Pork Belly, Edamame Egg Fried Rice and a lot more! Wrapped – Four Pints by Sheraton, Navi Mumbai When a cluster of dark clouds covers the sky, lightening flaunts its electric silver hue and thunder grumbles at its best, we know what’s coming next – pouring rains. A hot cup of tea or coffee and comforting food is exactly what everyone craves with these monsoon showers as there’s nothing better to get you all warmed up.
In a city full of food aficionados who crave for newer culinary joys and every new culinary trend has lost its shimmer over a period. While diners hungrily await something new all the time, Woodside Inn’s Beer and Burger Festival has just gotten better with age. What? It’s that time of the year again when we flock to the closest Woodside Inn for the beautiful pairing of burgers and beers. Now, in their 10th year, they’ve only improved and innovated every year, especially this one. Burgers here are pretty versatile and their array too is pretty diverse ranging from vegetarian to seafood to pork. Super Sunday Roast Burger, Black Rice Edamame Bean Burger, Parmesan Crusted Portobello Mushroom Burger are amongst others on offer during this festival. For the beer part, apart from the usual craft beers, they’ve collaborated with Gateway Brewing Company for two new beer – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as the beers are called have been brewed exclusively for the festival. “This year is a special year for our beer and burger festival. We celebrate a decade of decadence! For us, this is a milestone and with some elevated classic favourite burgers, some innovative new burgers, and two new beers in collaboration with Gateway Brewing Company make this a must do festival.” says Pankil Shah. Where? Woodside Inn – Colaba, Lower Parel and Andheri When? 20th July to 27th August 2017
Midweek blues? We’ve got your back, here’s a list of things you could do with your squad today! GOT Trivia Night @ The Irish House, Bandra As the seventh season of your favourite television show is about to begin, sip on the seven Game of Thrones inspired cocktails while you find out who will rule the seven kingdoms. Bollywood Karaoke @ Copa, Juhu Express yourself and entertain an audience with the hidden singer in your Bollywood style! Head to Copa with your squad and sing your heart out as you sip on their cocktails and shoo away the midweek blues. Make Your Own Cocktails @ Hoppipola, Lower Parel Flaunt your bartending skills to your friends while you make a delicious cocktail for yourself at Hoppipola, we think that’s a great way of getting rid of your midweek blues. The Great Indian Pub Crawl @ Raasta Bombay, Khar Social & Hoppipola, Khar Rid your midweek blues with an awesome pub crawl in the city. Grab your friends and head on an adventure with the Great Indian Pub Crawl at Khar. Chug down your favourite drinks, eat some delicious food and play while you’re at it. It starts at 21:00 hours today, so book your tickets soon!
Beer Geeks say “Aye!” What? Kaitlyn’s Beer Festival Ditch your pint and chug down many others such as German Witbier, Hefeweizen, Lagers, and Pilsners at Kaitlyn’s Beer Garden only at Rs 75. They’ve also paired their beers with some exquisite food, plus they have something special every night! 17th July, Monday: Game of Thrones Season 7 Screening (21:00 hours) 18th July, Tuesday: Trivia Night (19:00 hours) 19th July, Wednesday: Unplugged Nights with Vedant Joshi (19:00 hours) 20th July, Thursday: MRP & Karaoke Night 21st July, Friday: Fashion Popup by Nupur Harwani (17:00 hours) 22nd July, Saturday: Beer Pong Tournament (18:00 hours) 23rd July, Sunday: Pizza Eating Competition (12:00 hours) Where? Kaitlyn’s Beer Garden, Bandra
Foodies in the city rejoice! Do you already have plans for your weekend? Drop all of them and head to Bandra, we’re about to give you a whole new reason for your to find yourself here. Why? Because Mumbai gets its first ever food truck park on the 14th of July *drum roll* The city follows Ahmedabad and Surat, to a designated place where you can grab a (delicious) bite, from noon until later night and chill with your squad! What should you expect? Your favourite food trucks (duh!) such Bombay Food Truck Company, Pettoos, Hungry Jd’s, The Fruit Cafe and much more! They also have food stalls and pop-ups with ample choices of delicious food and beverages along with WiFi for those who wish to make this cool place their workspace! They even have a launch party! Yep, you read that right. Through out the weekend, you can enter for free and they have a dedicated kids area and a lot more to explore! Where in Bandra? Behind Candies, Pali Hill, Bandra
Its’ World Chocolate Day on July 7th! We went across Mumbai hunting down some of the best delicious chocolate treats in town, so you can celebrate a day meant for the food of gods: Chocolate (duh!) Spiked Chocolate Milkshake @ Door No 1, Bandra Remember childhood when chocolate milkshake was the best part of summers? It’s time for it but with a slight twist, this potent drink is spiked with rum, just in case you need to cope with adulting! Chocolate Fondant @ AKA Bistro, Fort Dig into this sinfully indulgent dessert because the world can wait while you get your sweet tooth satiated. Chocolate Bars @ La Folie Lab, Lower Parel Have you ever eaten something and went back for more? Exactly what we feel about these chocolate bars. Stock up yours already! Ferrero Cheesecake @ Bastian, Bandra Chocolate and cheese two things that make you wish that your cheat day was almost every day. Mega Chocolate Balloon @ Patch of Sky, Andheri well, unlike other balloons when this one bursts candies, nuts, marshmallows, wafers and more treats cascade onto your plate! Chocolate Chip Buckwheat Waffle @ Woodside Inn, Lower Parel Who says eating too much chocolate isn’t healthy? Dig into these at Woodside Inn. Jenga Tower @ MRP – The Modern Asian Bistro, Dadar Brownie strips arranged in a way to look like Jenga blocks piled on top of each other. To play with it first or to eat it right away is your decision to make! Free Almond Rocks with Chocolates by Nordic Kandie, Peddar Road On World Chocolate Day, Nordic Kandie makes you an offer you can’t refuse: With every purchase get free almond rocks! Now with that bunch of reasons you’re all set to have a great World Chocolate Day!
It’s the time of the year when the voluptuous rain drops hit the earth. Let’s admit savoring a meal while it pours outside is something we all dream of. So, this weekend head to these places and relish some amazing sizzlers across the city Fountain Sizzlers, Fort Just after the iconic Flora Fountain is Fountain Sizzlers, named aptly after the location. Here’s you’ll find sizzling platefuls being served to diners anxiously awaiting their share of the delicious dish. What’s more? They have a sizzler for everyone! We love the Cottage Cheese Shashlik and Barbeque Chicken and Spaghetti Sizzler. Gaylord, Churchgate We’ve all seen this bakery and restaurant whilst passing from Churchgate station. This iconic eatery has more than just a half a decade legacy, their delicious sizzlers such as Grilled Chicken Supreme, Chicken Steak Virginia and many more! Kobe Sizzlers, Chowpatty You can’t possibly talk sizzlers and leave Kobe out of the conversation, it’s the first name that pops up in your mind when you think sizzlers. We love their twist on the traditional Nasi Goreng with their Nasi Goreng Sizzler Cafe Royal, Colaba Located bang opposite Regal Cinema, this cafe is, apparently, Bill Clinton’s favourite restaurant in the city. What we like here is the portion size of their delicious sizzlers, Fillet Mignon is our favourite here. Gondola, Bandra What do you do when you’re caught in Bandra rains? Make your way to Gondola and relish some of the best sizzlers in town. Our favourites here are Hamburger Steak Sizzler, it has the best the both worlds – a burger and a sizzler!
We all love food, don’t we? It’s something satiates our hunger and keeps us, the human race together. It’s something we think of all the time, so we thought why not make a list of our favourite movies that revolve around food. Here are our all-time favourites 100 Foot Journey (2014) What happens when France meets India? This lovely movie shows how Hasan’s (the protagonist) journey from a chef in his father’s restaurant to a Michellin Star Chef. Chef (2014) A journey of Chef Carl who quits his job post a row on twitter with the city’s best food critic and takes a road trip through America in his new food truck. From eating Beignets from Cafe Du Monde to teaching his son about on the job at El Jefe, Chef Carl serves (not only food, but) a lesson to anybody to follow their hearts where it leads you, doesn’t it? Ratatoullie (2007) Anton Ego, does that name ring a bell? Yes, he was the most feared food critic in Paris. Remember how a simple peasant dish takes him back to his childhood? The Lunchbox (2013) Lunch, isn’t it the best part of your day? When you finally get to sit to eat and share food with your friends. The Lunchbox is a tale of a housewife and how she touches a person’s soul with her simple cooking, throughout this movie we looked forward to every letter Julie & Julia (2009) Didn’t we all enjoy this movie? 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, this story get together two true stories and makes for a movie that causes some serious hunger pangs. What do we love about this movie? Meryl Streep, of course! Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012) For centuries families around the world have passed on their heirloom to next generation. Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana is one such movie when Omi (Kunal Kapoor) is on the run from a London gangster and returns to Punjab only to revive Khurana Dhaba owned by his family with a secret recipe to Chicken Khurana! Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (2005) Let us take you back to your childhood when we wished everything would be made of candy. Charlie’s tryst, Willy Wonka’s eccentricity and the adorable oompa loompas, there’s nothing about this movie we don’t adore! Burnt (2015) How does one redeem themselves from a rough patch you just hit? In his stellar performance, Bradley Cooper shows grit and passion earns him his third Michelin star. It’s a remarkable story of Chef Adam Jones and his journey back to where his heart lies (in the kitchen of course) Woman On Top (2000) Don’t let the name mislead you. In this movie, Isabella (Penelope Cruz) stays home and learns cooking skills. She goes from a chef in her restaurant that she owns with her husband to have her own cook show. Her journey is as entertaining as the delicious food she cooks. Eat Pray Love (2010) Okay, maybe this movie is not all about food, but don’t you think all of us fell in love with Julia Roberts all over again? A woman’s journey around the globe seeking the truth, we think makes for a powerful and liberating story. Now that you know what to watch, gather your gang, huddle around the TV and let the movie marathon begin!
Eggs – they’re versatile and can be eaten any way you wish. We were curious what are some of the best dishes made with eggs. Here’s presenting to your the best of egg-licious dishes in the city. Huevos Rancheros @ AKA Bistro, Fort Originally from Mexican farms and traditionally for breakfast, this power packed dish is just as yummy and nutritious anytime of the day! Eggs Benedict @ Above & Beyond, Andheri It’s amazing how a simple hangover food for a Wallstreet broker in New York has become a classic brunch dish around the globe. Named after Lemuel Benedict, this dish has everything one should be eating for breakfast or brunch. Scrambled Eggs @ D:OH!, Lower Parel Who doesn’t like Scrambled Eggs? Deliciously made with some veggies they make for a great snack anytime! Eggs Kejriwal @ SodaBottle Openerwala, BKC Much like Eggs Benedict, Eggs Kejriwal has an interesting backstory to it. It was first crafted at Willingdon Club for a certain Devi Prasad Kejriwal on his visits to the club. Now that you know this little trivia, head to SodaBottle Openerwala and polish it off the plate. Devilled Eggs @ Summer House Cafe, Lower Parel Eggs encased in lamb mince and deep fried with a dollop of mayo on top. Need we say more? Egg Nadan Curry @ Thangabali, Mahim This Kerala style fiery curry will work wonders on your palate while it pours outside. Waffles Croque Madame @ The Pantry, Kala Ghoda While we debate what’s better Croque Monsieur or Croque Madame, let’s just bite into a Waffles Croque Madame at The Pantry.