‘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…

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 – 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…