‘Good News’ for Pune

Pune’s restaurant scene picks up a few notches in the last 2-3 months each year with new restaurants, bars opening their doors to the hungry souls of this beautiful city. ‘Good News Dhaba’ is one of the newbies in town! Good News Dhaba is located at Ishanya Mall in Yerwada. Ishanya Mall, which was once…

The Dream Kitchen – Punjabi cuisine done right!

Authenticity of any regional cuisine is always debatable, especially in India, given the size of the country and movement of people over hundreds of years. Punjabi is probably the most popular regional cuisine in India and many restaurants claim theirs to be the most ‘authentic’. I am not qualified to judge the authenticity of any…

Cafe (Not So) Good Times

I am a street food guy. I’d prefer a small restaurant/cafe over a fine dine restaurant any day. So when I receive invites to review a humble place, I cannot let it pass. Cafe Good Times is a brand new cafe/restaurant that opened it’s doors a day after our Independence Day. It’s located in Aundh,…

La Gustosa – a great new addition to Kothrud

Kothrud was once known as the fastest developing residential area in Asia. Unfortunately, this tag stuck with it for many years to come and even today, it continues to be a purely residential part of Pune. While it’s a great locality to live in, it cannot boast of many good restaurants. Many restaurateurs have tried…

When civic bodies fail, citizens step up!

Note – This is a developing story. Updates (with pictures) will be added every 1-2 days. This is a story you’ve heard before – a common citizen struggling to get basic work done by the government/civic bodies. The hope is that it will have an happy ending. Like the note above says, this is still…

Review – Cafe 1730 (Pune)

Cafe 1730 has been around in Pune for a few years now however somehow I never ended up there for a meal. So when I received an invite from The Punekar team for a foodie meet up, I wasted no time in grabbing the opportunity to finally try out the food at this restaurant. Traffic…

MetroZip – Best thing to have happened to Hinjawadi!

The Hinjawadi IT Park has been around for close to 13 years now and has scaled up to 3 phases over these years. It not only houses some of the world’s largest IT companies but has a large number of manufacturing units, massive residential townships, premier colleges and schools. With over 4-5 lakh people travelling…

Review – Syrakko (Pune)

When I was invited by Syrakko to try out their food and drinks, I really didn’t know what to expect. The name is quite unique and doesn’t really give away anything about the fine dine. Syrakko is located a floor below Sin Envy Pride and in the same building as Krustys and The Beer Cafe….

Review – Smiley House (Pune)

International cuisine in a non-fine dine setup is always special, even more so when a migrant sets up a kitchen to dish out the most authentic food of that region. Smiley House earned its stripes as the only authentic Vietnamese restaurant in Pune, run by a Vietnamese lady from Saigon. Smiley House is a very small…