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…

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…

Getting drunk on popsicles at The White Owl

So you probably know of The White Owl because you’re into Craft Beer. Or maybe you know about it because of its popular Sunday Brunches. You probably know about it cause you’ve seen its name pop up with the very famous Diablo and Halcyon at other bars. Or well, maybe you know about it since…

Collecting cozy memories at Chez Moi

Ever get a strong urge to fly to Paris? Walk down cobbled streets shimmering in the mid-day sunlight? And finally retire at a cosy little restaurant hidden away in one of the city’s many nooks and crannies? Well, sometimes our hearts agree but our pockets.. Um, not so much. Chez Moi is that restaurant but…

Going the Oriental Way at Asian Street Kitchen

Women’s Day 2016 brought along with it a special invite to Asian Street Kitchen. Having always wanted to try the place out whenever I passed along this very restaurant-heavy stretch of Chowpatty, I jumped at the opportunity. Not one to get deterred by a vegetarian place serving Asian food, I knew I was in for…

Health Food Soiree at Kaboom

Kaboom, with its bright, fun decor, sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the stiff Ballard Estate. You could very well spot it from 2 kilometres away and wonder what exactly it is. And if that doesn’t make Kaboom sound intriguing enough to you, read on. Originally a food truck, Kaboom, is a blessing in…

Sweetness : Fully Loaded at Loaded, Khar

Loaded is one of those places you’ll often spot while scrolling down your Instagram feed. Be it their Waffle Sandwiches or Stuffed Cheesecake crepes, it’s hard to scroll past these pictures without a double tap. A Grabstr invite led me to Loaded and boy, was I in for a treat! The Yellow walls with their…

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice at The Masala Library

Its tough to actually talk about Masala Library without sounding lavish and flamboyant. What’s so special about this particular restaurant that its almost always full? That you hear stories of people making reservations months well in advance? That visiting it for a meal is a matter of prestige? Well that’s what the Kalras’ Masala Library…