South Goa has plenty of budget food and scenic views. South Goa’s charm lies in its quieter, pristine beaches. So on a weekend, there’s no better place to be at. Travelling, especially by cab can cost a bomb, so why not save on food? We give you a list of budget eateries to satisfy your hunger. AJ’s, Benaulim Goan Sausage Chilly Fry at Live Lounge, Colva One of the most famous eateries in South Goa, Aj’s has become a landmark. Go here for their Hot-n-Spicy Chicken Wings and wash them down with a refreshing Lemon Ice Tea. And, end your meal on a sweet note with their Banoffee Pie. AJ’s home delivers around the south for free. Live Lounge, Colva Live Lounge is a good option for those who want to spend a Saturday night unwinding over good food, a few drinks, and some indie music. The dining area isn’t much of a lounge, but it has dark wooden furniture and dim lights that set the mood. The concerts are open to all and to compliment the music, we recommend Goan Sausage Chilly Fry and Jalapeno Balls. Fishland, Margao When you see a restaurant full of locals, you know you have made the right choice. The no-frills restaurant wears bare walls, has a few tables and waiters serving hot food quickly. The place is packed during lunch with people ordering their Fish Thali; that with a chilled beer and you got yourself the perfect meal. Their Batter Fried Calamari too is worth a try. Raj’s Pentagon Restaurant, Majorda The owner, Raj, swears that this is the apt haunt for a backpacker. The restaurant is shack-styled on the outside but is cozy on the inside with soft lighting and comfortable seating. The food is cheap, the alcohol cheaper and the memories are priceless. Drop by for an authentic Goan seafood or pork meal served under the shade of coconut trees. Tavir, Margao Crispy Chicken at Sharda Classic, Margao Photo Credits: citywifecountrylife.com Authentic North Indian food can come cheap in Goa and it does, at Tavir. Located in the heart of Margao, at one glance it may come across as a fine-dine restaurant with classy interiors, decorative wooden panels and soft lighting but don’t let the looks fool you. The Shammi Kebabs and Paneer Makhanwalla come highly recommended. Sharda Classic, Margao If you don’t want to get out of the house, order in from Sharda Classic. The restaurant looks simple with a few tables and has cream-coloured walls. The restaurant serves Goan, Indian and Chinese, and we recommend the Crispy Chicken and Triple Chicken Fried Rice. They also deliver soft drinks to give you a complete meal without having to leave the comfort of your home. Cherry Tomato, Colva Your search for the biggest and meanest burgers ends here. Cherry Tomato’s burgers are massive and are a challenge to finish. The Double Crab Burger and their Zombie Burger have earned the reputation of being impossible to finish, so much so that the owner made them a smaller to avoid wastage, but they are still pretty huge. The funky chequered flooring and pink lights add to the fun of dining here.
SaturdayBar Night @ The House, Versova This Saturday, 27th May the music is going to be loud, the drinks are going to be at the bar awaiting you and it would be a perfect night to sway and get into the dancing mood.So you better get all your friends along and drink till you drop at The House, Versova. The Bohri Thal @ Zoobar, Vile Parle Spend a leisurely Saturday lunch huddled around a thal catching up with ones you love. Binge on delicacies such as Sodannu, Keema Samosa, Mutton Biryani, Raan Masala, Paneer Koftas with khamiri roti and more. Loose Toons @ Raasta Bombay, Khar Raasta Bombay along with Nightvibe brings to you Loose Toons & Akhil spinning the best of Techno and house music this Saturday, 27th May. Jazz By The Bay @ Estella, Juhu On Saturday, May 27, savour an evening by the sea listening to jazz at Estella. The night will be a convergence of bass by D Wood, Drums by Aron Nyiro and Karim Ellaboudi on the keys. Sip on handcrafted sparkling Chandon cocktails and relish some toothsome eats while celebrating the weekend in the city, truly like no other!
SundaySip Dip and Paint Party @ British Brewing Company, Lower Parel Bored on a scorching Sunday afternoon? Walk in with your friends to British Brewing Company and revive the inner artist in you. Take a canvas and sketch your creativity while you sip on some refreshing brews and indulge in our delicious brunch menu. This Sunday, British Brewing Company along with Sip, Dip n Paint brings you a unique sensory painting experience paired with beers and great food from 12:30 pm to 4 pm. Italian Sunday Brunch @ Seven Kitchens – St Regis, Lower Parel Seven Kitchens at St Regis is an award winning restaurant especially known for their elaborate brunches. This Sunday, they’re taking you on a culinary journey at to an Italian Mediterranean coast. Sample some authentic and delicious eats while you catch up with your friends. Bolly Zone @ Matahaari, Worli Got some Smonday stress setting in? Head to Matahaari this Sunday and leave all of it behind! Gear up for a night with DJ Akhtar and let your shenanigans begin. Writing Workshop @ Papacream, Churchgate Papacream is bringing to you a workshop designed to inspire you and help you spin together wonderful stories! This story workshop will include a delicious scoop of ice cream or a milkshake or a sorbet – anything of your choice to go with the dreams stirred up in your mind. Please find below a brief on the same request you to try and feature the same. Poolside Brunch @ Jeon – Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu Make the most of your Sundays at the with a poolside brunch at Jeon. This brunch includes an elaborate spread of varied options, what’s more? Along with a swim in our seaside pool. The menu comprising below also comes with an option of fresh juice, mocktail, beer, wine with the brunch. There isn’t any better way to soak up the Sun! Bar Nights @ Bombay Cocktail Bar, Andheri Who says you can’t party on a Sunday night? Bombay Cocktail Bar gets you an amazing night with pulsating music and While you let your hair down and lose yourself to the zealous vibes, Bombay Cocktail Bar will be whipping up some tantalizing bites. Ranging from the city’s specials like Papdi Chaat, Aloo Tikki Chaat, and Thanda Bhel also some yummy non-veg specials like Ghotala Bhurji, Kheema Pav and Bread Omelette to satiate those cravings. To wash them down choose from a range of Bombay inspired signature cocktails like Ganna Mule, Mumbai Smash, Verano and a lot more.
As the sun sets on a Friday, all you want to do is leave your workspace for a lovely weekend that beckons, the one that we yearn for all week long. Often we’re unable to choose what to do, so here are a few amazing things happening this weekend.
FridayDance All Night @ A Bar Called Life, Juhu Bringing listeners a uniquely abstract exploration of electronic music, DJ Ankytrixx is ready to take on the console at A Bar Called Life on Friday, May 26, 10 pm onwards. So put on your dancing shoes because he’s ready to turn the dance floor into a raving hotbox that you just won’t be able to resist! Short Film Night @ The Pantry, Kala Ghoda If you’re a movie buff, you need to be at The Pantry, Kala Ghoda, this Friday night. They’re putting on three short films that will keep your weekend in high spirits from 8 pm onwards. Watch Sigilo, To The Bone and Extinction while you bring in the weekend. Bar Night @ The Boston Butt, Kala Ghoda If you’re in town, there’s no better way to make the most of this Friday than being at the Bar Night at The Boston Butt. Nurture and Nourish with Aditi Gaur @ Flavour Diaries, Khar Make healthy food a staple in your way of life instead of a forced diet in a one-off special. Conducted by health food specialist Aditi Gaur, you’ll know how to make healthy eating exciting and easy. Learn how to create five super healthy yet delicious dishes that are a must-add to your daily diet. Uncaged Vol 8 @ Razzberry Rhinoceros, Juhu Gear up and get ready to roll some of the best hip hop & bass talent in the city this Friday, 26 May. The evening will also witness the legendary MAJOR C who will be playing some killer upbeat tunes for an enigmatic unforgettable musical journey.
Indigo is Synonymous to epicurean delights and this year, on May 25th, it turns 18. As an ode to nearly two decades of serving delectable gourmet food, they’re making an offer we can’t possibly refuse. What: Dishes priced as per the year 1999 Guests can enjoy a hearty meal with friends and family at the city’s oldest standing fine dining restaurant nestled in the historic bylanes of Colaba Causeway. With old school prices from the year 1999 when Indigo first opened doors in Mumbai, you can relish some of the finest signature dishes such as Lobster Bisque, Camembert Cheese Souffle and much more. Where: Indigo, 4 Mandlik Road, Colaba Head to Indigo, Colaba and embark on a decadent culinary journey spanning almost two decades. When: Thursday, May 25th, 2017 For a night that encases such beautiful food, don’t forget to make your reservations here: +91 (22) 6636 8999
Midweek blues? Got no clue! We look forward to the weekend but what when the Monday gets mundane and Tuesdays are a turmoil? We’ve lined up a few cool things to do this Wednesday and rid yourself of those midweek blues. Sass & The City @ The Sassy Spoon, Bandra Round up your girlies, it’s time to be out on the town! Walk in between 7-9 pm on Wednesday and enjoy complimentary flavored beers in fresh flavours of Mango, Coffee & Lemongrass. They’re also offering a great deal on shots and cocktails like Paan Shooter, Caribbean Sunrise, Skinny Colada, Fresh Berry Sangria, Cosmopolitan and more, at irresistible prices starting Rs 99 only! Atul Khatri Live @ Razzberry Rhinoceros, Juhu Laughter is the best medicine, even for your Wednesday blues. Head to the iconic Razzberry Rhinoceros in Juhu and watch the talented comedian, Atul Khatri perform life! Acoustic Night @ Mumbai Vibe, Khar From the evergreen classics by Kishore Kumar to the soulful ballads of Lucky Ali, the hip-shaking hits by Elvis to chart-busting club singles; Shanay Shah is here to soothe those mid-week blues. Catch him perform at Mumbai Vibe, this Wednesday, 24th May, 8 pm onwards. Wasted Wednesdays @ True Tramm Trunk, Juhu Wondered what’s the life hack for being happy through the week? Head to True Tramm Trunk and get wasted this Wednesday! It’s time you let the shenanigans begin, drink it up (don’t miss their signature cocktails such as Tharra) and live a little bit of the weekend, already! Origami Workshop @ Grandmama’s Café, Lower Parel Leave your woes behind and invest some time with the apple of your eye, learning Origami. This Wednesday at Grandmama’s café, Lower Parel. Girls Night Out @ District Lounge, Kemps Corner Round up your girl squad and have a fun night at District Lounge, Kemps Corner. Enjoy the night away while indulging in free cocktails like Gossip, Stupid Cupid, Boobie Trap and French Kiss. Feel like this isn’t enough? Enjoy a free drink on every drink you order from 9:00 pm till the place shuts. You can thank us later!
Vada Pav @ A Bar Called Life, Juhu Wait, is that a cocktail? Yes! It’s A Mumbaikar’s true love made in an alcoholic form with curry leaf syrup, tomato juice, and whiskey. Cold Brew Old Fashioned @ Razzberry Rhinoceros, Juhu A twist to a classic old fashioned with coffee. Bourbon whiskey infused with coffee beans, Himalayan honey water, Angostura bitters garnished with Orange zest and chocolate cookie. Four Horsemen @ Woodside Inn, Lower Parel In the era of the long island iced tea, this strong yet flavorsome drink is for the men who need really potent cocktails. A new twist to whiskey cocktails. Janta Bar @ Bombay Brasserie, Worli Bombay Brasserie, that opened in the city last week and they have aptly named Pauwa Cocktails. Janta Bar is one such cocktail an ode to the shenanigans to the at the Bandra bar, a desi twist to the classic Whiskey, cola, chaat masala and slit green chilli. Masala Tea-Cheers @ The Bombay Canteen, Lower Parel For those who like their tea and want to have a little fun with it, Masala Tea-Cheers is an amazingly refreshing and zesty drink!
Cupcakes, unique frozen yogurts, popsicles and more Cake Pops @ Cake Pop Rush, Tardeo They went viral on the internet a couple of years ago and haven’t stopped pleasing sweet tooths ever since. Fondly known as cake on a stick, this lovely dessert is a tiny globe of joy, so make sure you get your fill from Cake Pop Rush! Nutella Cupcake @ The Cupcake Factory, Bandra West Skip all your traditional desserts for a delicious Nutella Cupcake at The Cupcake Factory but this has cream cheese too. There’s never a wrong time for a great cupcake. Fruitilicious @ Frugurpop If you haven’t tried Frugurpop’s popsicles yet, it is time you drop by Dessert Garden 5.0 for your share of Fruitilicious. The popsicles cicles are a visual treat frozen with exotic fruit slices of many varieties in a transparent paleta. These popsicles will definitely remind you of your childhood. Nutella Red Velvet Masterpiece Cupcake @ Ice Cream Factory Need your Nutella fix? The Ice Cream factory has a Nutella Red Velvet Sundae for you. Don’t scrounge for Nutella because this sundae has fresh N2 ice cream, Nutella hazelnut with an overload of chocolate along with red velvet crumble. The sundae also had Philly cream cheese and a big waffle drizzled with loads of chocolate sauce. Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge @ Oh! Fudge Hazelnut and Chocolate are basically a match made in paradise, you can’t turn out badly with this flavor. Get your hands on this amazing concoction, we’re sure you won’t get enough of it. If you are really eager to try all these desserts, head over to Dessert Garden 5.0 happening at High Street Phoenix in Lower Parel on the 20th and 22nd May. The dessert garden will have a variety of desserts from over 60 dessert brands all at one place.
Beer Geeks say Aye! By this time of the week, we’ve probably made all our plans, but we’d ask you to DROP them and make time for Beer Olympics! Prove your love for a humble pint of beer. How? you’d ask, here’s some more dope on it: What: Doolally Beer Olympics Here’s your opportunity to get in on the activity and take an interest in this unique occasion called Doolally Beer Olympics. Seared rice and Manchurian may very well give it a keep running for its cash, however, nothing truly beats the time-tried combo of brew and games. Where: Doolally Taproom (duh!), Pune When: Saturday, May 20 (11 am to 6 pm) Arrangements have been made for the beer geeks from Mumbai too! A Doolally wagon (AC bus) will take you from Doolally Taproom, Bandra to Corinthians, Pune and back. Awards: The Winners The winners get up to Rs 50,000 worth of beer! Games You’ll Play:
- Beer pong
Do you ever get bored waiting at a café for friends or food? Try these board game cafes for your next visit, we guarantee lots of fun! D:OH!, Lower Parel With an easy going vibe, pop colours, great food, and board games makes this all day dining café into a perfect place to spend hours being competitive and winning your round at Monopoly, Scrabble, and many other board games. Pair-A-Dice, Andheri The name says it all, doesn’t it? At this café, your tabletop is a board and apart from this, you have around 125 different board games! Creeda Board Game Café, Fort Let’s admit it, south Bombay really needed a café like this and very aptly named Creeda Boardgame Café bridges this gap. Located near Excelsior cinema, this café is one place you’ll be glad you visited. This one of a kind café, actually emphasizes more on the games than the food. Door No 1, Bandra With a committed Gaming Den, Door No. 1 is one of the not very many places in the city that offers a plenty of table games, for example, Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly, Brainvita, Pictionary, Uno, and Sequence. What’s more? They have a PlayStation too! Doolally Taproom, Bandra Beer & games go hand in hand, regardless of whether it’s a board game, card game or even sports. Doolally is one such place to savour one too many pints of their delicious beers on tap while you compete in your favourite games. Hoppipola, Lower Parel Now, all of us have been to Hoppipola and absolutely loved scribbling on the black table tops with chalks, they also have board games to play. Our favourite is Jenga Above & Beyond, Andheri This lovely café at Mahakali Caves in Andheri is great place for a board game or two while you wait for your food or chill with your friends. Make this your new hangout, they’ve got games and comics both! Reise – All Day Bar & Kitchen, Chakala Reise, is a travel inspired bar has things takes the games a notch higher, they have card games too! Along with this, they organize tournaments for games such as Jenga too!
Summer is almost over (phew!) and while only a couple of weeks are left, we’re listing out some more trendy drinks that you can sip on while you’re chilling (or at least trying to)? Read on to know more: Nitro Coffee @ Blue Tokai, Mahalaxmi We’ve seen the effects of nitrogen in various food, especially ice creams, coffee is a lesser known thing just yet. Nitro coffee is a nitrogen infused coffee and it’s very different than the usual cuppa Joe in more ways than one. For once, it’s poured out of keg and quite satisfying to watch the coffee settle in just like a pint of Guinness does Kombucha by Bombucha If you’re a hipster, you need Kombucha in your IV but if you’re not, Kombucha is a nothing but fermented green tea. It’s known as ‘Immortal Health Elixir’ this drink is healthy, to say the least! This naturally carbonated, smooth and refreshing drink is all you need not only this summer but throughout the year. Cold Brew Coffee @ Koinonia Coffee Roasters, Khar Save your cappuccinos are for rains and winter, for the season, sip on some cold brewed coffee from Koinonia. Spronic @ D:Oh!, Lower Parel Caffeine junkies, say aye! This perfect thirst quencher also doubles up as your dose of caffeine. It’s a blend of cold brew made of espresso and tonic water. Morning Glory @ Henpecked, KalaGhoda Ever woken up late and had to miss breakfast? Morning Glory at henpecked is a lovely drink is more like a breakfast is a delicious amalgamation of oats, yogurt, milk, black honey, cinnamon and cereal flakes with a choice between banana and sapodilla