Reading The Signs At Lower Parel’s Newest Eatery – Ishaara!

Before you read further, I think you should just go ahead and make a reservation for two at Ishaara. Why, you ask? Because by the time you’re done reading, I’m sure you’ll be convinced anyway! Ishaara is the newest spot from the same team behind Mirchi and Mime and the good folks at Impresario who…

Live Healthy With 24 Mantra Organic Jaggery Powder

Picture this. You finally manage to get out of bed in the morning and after you’re ready, what’s the first thing you need to actually ‘wake up’? A steaming hot cup of tea! And well, for most of us, including me, the first cup needs a spoonful or two of sugar, just to give us…

Giving Thai Cuisine a Try at Izaya, Nariman Point

Housed in NCPA, Nariman Point, Farrokh Khambata’s latest offering Izaya is the first in Mumbai to introduce a Robata Thai Dining experience.   With a menu that goes beyond the usual Thai curries and coconut based desserts, Izaya’s Robatayaki grill takes centre stage while allowing you to watch your food getting prepared right before your…

Making It Brew at Gateway Taproom, Bandra Kurla Complex.

Gateway Taproom, the newest offering by Gateway Brewery is the newest bar to open at BKC and like most craft-beer bars these days, it’s pretty laid back. Not a place where you’d come to dance, its a well-lit spacious affair where you’d discuss the latest IPA in town. If that sounds like something you see…

Call me Chef Saylee with Burgundy Box

Laziness is my middle name. Hell, it could also replace my first name. But Procrastination Padwal suits me really well, so I’ll let it stick. This laziness of mine comes into play during a lot of instances. Most of all when I’m home alone on a weekend, lustfully eyeing that meal which Bon Appetit has…

Celebrating the magic of Chipotle at THC, Oshiwara

You know what we suddenly have a LOT in Mumbai? Mexican restaurants. Every corner has one to the point that one might replace the humble Mumbai wada pav with a Taco. But what the city lacks is a good Mexican restaurant. One that doesn’t add Guacamole and Sour Cream to every dish to make it…

Saying Hello to Homely Food with Hola Chef

Nothing brings us joy like the meal we have after a long day at work. One which tastes just like maa-ke-haath-ka-khana at a home away from home. Or one where you don’t spend hours making preps and end up with a half-baked attempt. Hola Chef has been an answer to all of these dilemmas for…

Sunday brunching at Long & Short – InterContinental

Picture this – A Sunday brunch. Let’s make it better? With live acoustic music. Doesn’t quite cut it? How about one at Marine Drive? Need something more? The first #MumbaiRains (yeah I use hashtags on Zomato) Sounds dreamy enough? That’s Long and Short at Intercontinental for you. Located at the picturesque Marine Drive, it’s nothing…

Making Timeless Memories with Daniel Wellington #DWinMumbai

Now, I know you’ll agree to this.   Open Instagram, scroll through your home-feed and you are sure to spot a picture with a Daniel Wellington in it. Be it a #HandsInFrame feature or an attempt at a ‘I really didn’t spend an hour arranging this’ #Flatlay, a DW watch makes you stop, stare and double…

Sippin’ a soulful brew with Vero Coffee

Remember the first time you visited that fancy new coffee shop down the street? When after being hella confused over the fancier names they had for small, medium and large, you somehow managed to get a grip of an order? When the barista ended up butchering the (what you thought was) unique name your parents…

Street Food Smartened Up at One Street Over, Bandra

So, I’ve reached a conclusion recently. I love good cocktails. I’m a bar food fanatic. I thrive in places which play nostalgia-inducing music from the late 90s and 00s which make you wish you had not deleted Shazam to make space for Tinder. Luckily for me, One Street Over has it all. Does that make…

Konichiwa Japan at Kanpai Lounge Bar, Bandra

There are plenty of Japanese restaurants in the city these days with no shortage of options on where to go. Kofuku with its great detail to authenticity sits somewhere on the top of that list. Having recently asked a Japanese friend about their favourite restaurant in Mumbai, pat came the reply and it turned out…