T’pot Cafe, Malviya Nagar looks like a set from a KJo film – florescent color walls, guitars for decor etc. Thronged by college kids mostly, its a very noisy place almost like a college canteen. We ordered basic stuff like Masala ginger tea and muffin and liked it.
The Kolkata Biryani House in Gurgaon served us an almost perfect Biryani in the Calcutta style. This Biryani emanated from the Awadhi style brought to Kolkata by Wajed Ali Shah. It always comes with a huge boiled potato and is subtly flavored with saffron, rose water and other fragrant spices.
Rang De Basanti (a dhaba themed restaurant) has moved to a mall in the Sarojini Nagar market. We had liked the experience at their erstwhile outlet at South Ex. The tractor looked stylish there, here it looked redundant. Its an OK place if you want typical north Indian food. Nothing much to write home about.
The concept of tea lounges is uncommon in north/west Delhi and we were pleasantly surprised to discover Waagh Bakri Tea Lounge – the place is aesthetic but unassuming. The tables had many board games such as Chess, Scrabble etc. Our tea that evening was sweeter because of the longish hand that we had on Scrabble.
Venue: Delhi Haat, Pitam Pura Date: 14 June, 2014 Since the last two days, the Delhi weather has gone all bonkers. Within minutes a scorching sunny sky starts roaring with thunder. In such an unusual weather, Delhi Haat Pitam Pura hosted an unusual festival – Sharbat Mela.
Fork you is a widely discussed American food joint in the hep Hauz Khas Village. The “Build your own burger” is one of their most popular items. The best place to sit is the balcony, specially if you like to smoke.
Baisakhi Mela 2014 was an extension of Punjabi ethos. Punjab Academy tried to bring together the colorful Punjabi culture along with their food, music and dances in a village fair like setup at IGNCA.