Monthly archives of “August 2014

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A Night on the Town in Bombay: BusaGO, Cafe Zoe, PDT

Last week I headed back to the first City I was lucky enough to call home – Bombay. I know the new and approved name is now ‘Mumbai’, but to me it will always be Bombay. As much as I deny it, this City holds a piece of me in its clutches. A fact I was duly reminded of after I spent a full two weeks there (something I hadn’t done in about 3 years), running around trying to get a taste of how much it has changed.

On one of these crazy/fun escapades, my friend and Bombay local herself – Roxanne Bamboat aka ‘The Tiny Taster’ planned a night out that took us hopping from one place to the next.

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Appetising Aqaba

About two weeks ago, I tagged along with my friend The Tiny Taster to a the launch of a new Restaurant in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Aqaba‘s (pronounced A-ka-bah) fare is more on the Mediterranean-Greek-Lebanese side, but their Menu during the day seems to be on the more Italian-American side (apparently they haven’t launched their day Menu yet, but this is what we were told).

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This Is Not A Food Blog

Over the past several weeks there have been quite a few arguments/ fights about the role and purpose of ‘Food Bloggers’. Personally, I cringe every time I hear those two words together – mostly because of the negative stereotype that goes along with it (I’ll come to that). I even read someone’s claim that ‘Food Bloggers do not need to know anything about food or how to write’ and as sick as that makes me, they are right, because anyone with half-a-brain and access to the internet can call themselves a ‘Food Blogger’ – the sad part is, you don’t even have to look hard to find them, they are EVERYWHERE. Zomato, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress – they’re all a PR Representative’s worst nightmare and dream wrapped in one…but what about the rest of us? Contrary to popular opinion, there are some of us who actually put a lot of thought and care into what we’re writing. For those of us who take our food seriously, let me break a few stereotypes:

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A Mexcellent BBQ at Olive Bistro

Olive Bistro has been hosting Wednesday night ‘Blues, Brews and BBQs’ since the beginning of this year. Recently, they’ve refreshed this weekly event with a Mexican wave. Unlike their ‘Bottomless Brunch’ scheme, the BBQ nights are more of a casual, à la carte affair – you pay solely for what you eat. Pick from a list of available Protein (Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Seafood) or Vegetables, combine it with your preferred Sides and Sauces to create your choicest dish!

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