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…

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…

Review – Flying Duck (Pune)

Very few places in Pune serve pork and even fewer serve the kind of pork preparations I like. So when I heard about Flying Duck and their famous Pork Chops, I was quick to add the restaurant to my wishlist. To be honest, my wishlist is quite long so Flying Duck actually went unnoticed until fate had…

10 Pro-Tips for Food Instagrammers!

I feel Instagram has revolutionized the food industry more than the mobile photography industry. Taking pictures of food for memories was considered ‘overdoing it’ at one point but now, people go to specific restaurants only to click pictures and share them on Instagram. Instagramming food is pretty normal these days, however even with better cameras on phones,…

Review – Le Plaisir Patisserie & Bistro (Pune)

Most restaurants only satisfy your hunger while a very few satisfy your hunger along with your soul. I will start by saying Le Plaisir falls in the latter category and the only regret I have is not visiting the place earlier. Le Plaisir originally started as a small patisserie on Bhandarkar road. I had seen it several…

Review – Agent Jack’s Bar (Pune)

I would never write an entire blog post for a restaurant/bar I’ve walked out of but Agent Jack’s Bar, unfortunately, deserves it. It’s very rare to see that a new bar that launches with 2 outlets has absolutely no focus on the customers. Here’s a summary of what’s wrong with this place – I visited the…

Review – Where Else Cafe (Pune)

I always like to review a restaurant few months after it opens as a full paying customer rather than reviewing it when it opens or when I’m invited for a food tasting. I’ve always found that the true quality of a restaurant can be best judged once it is in a business as usual mode….

Meat Lovers – Keep calm, EasyMeat is in town!

Gone are the days when parents put children to sleep saying ”So jaa baccha, warna Gabbar Singh aa jayega”. Today, they probably say “So jaa baccha, warna tera favourite meat BAN ho jayega”. Sounds funny, but the meat lovers in the country are getting restless with news about certain meats being banned, meat shops being…

Top 5 Beef (now Buff) Kheemas in Pune!

Kheema is a quintessential part of an Indian meat lover’s palate. Although Kheema, or mincemeat, is typically a lamb/mutton based dish, hard core meat lovers will agree that Beef Kheema is the best variant! Pune has a lot of restaurants that offer street style Beef Kheema so here’s the lowdown for the Kheema-loving Punekars… Diamond…