Category Archives: Eat Outs & Pubs

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Average Bengaluru family spends Rs.5,550/- eating out

If you are someone who spends a lot on eating out, then you aren’t alone. As per the latest study of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), released on Wednesday, an average Bengaluru family spends Rs 5,500 to Rs 5,750 eating out every month. Also, such households dine at least 7-8 times a month. According […]

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Check out these popular messes in Bengaluru

“Full rush!” says a woman who makes her way through a line of waiting customers at the Iyer Mess in Malleswaram. The place is packed with office workers, collegians, couples and families, taking a lunch break. Banana leaves are slapped onto granite tables, waiters move swiftly from one table to the next serving large helpings […]

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Beyond dosas and idlis: Bengaluru’s food secrets

Hip restaurants increasingly dot the city’s upscale landscape, but the charm and popularity of its old town’s rustic culinary heritage remains unabated In a narrow street, diverging from the canopied lanes of the staunchly Old Bengaluru neighbourhood of Basavanagudi—lined with row houses, as opposed to gleaming apartments—a long queue is snaking up to the counter […]

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Military Hotels from an Era When Bengaluru was Still Bangalore

Gentrification; this term usually resonates with anybody who has lived in Bangalore (it wasn’t Bengaluru then) longer than 20 years. Most neighbourhoods have been altered and new residential neighbourhoods have sprung up out of nowhere. So where does the soul of Bangalore exist? Some would argue that it is among the countless startups that typify […]

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Bengaluru women are increasingly high-priority consumers of alcoholic beverages at pubs

Gone are the days when vodka was a girl’s best friend Women in the city haven’t just emerged as high-priority consumers of alcoholic beverages at pubs and night clubs, they are also making a statement with their liquors of choice. And watering holes are busy upping their game to indulge them. “In five years, vodka […]

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On-line order of 7000 kg Christmas plum cakes for a Bengaluru based start-up

It could well turn out to be the question of the day: who ordered the cakes? It was no small order though 7,000 traditional Christmas plum cakes weighing 7,000 kg to be delivered pronto…well within five days…that’s almost “pronto!” It was an order that could have had any start-up’s knees knocking in fellowship. This mammoth […]

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Maiyas fast food’s, Sadananda Maiya is now looking to scale up into e-commerce foray

After selling MTR Foods in 2007, ready-to-eat food pioneer Sadananda Maiya is now looking to scale up his Maiyas Beverages and Foods with concepts like bhel bars and an ecommerce foray.  Food entrepreneur Sadananda Maiya, 66, still swears by the lessons he learnt over four decades ago in the kitchen of Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR), […]

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Wake Up India! You will see 5,000 cafés in 5 years

Coffee Day Enterprises expects the number of coffee shops in India to more than double to 5,000 across brands over the next five years, fuelled by rising income levels of and aspirations among the youth. About 1,000 of these cafes will come up along highways alone to serve people looking for a decent place to […]

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HEALTHY SNACKS ARE BACK – Tiffin Returns to Evening Menus

The humble `tiffin’ is back, glorified in the evening menus of premium restaurants. The simple tea, coffee and idli has made way for eclectic selections of gourmet and health foods as well as comfort street savories. For Aditi Belani, a marketer of luxury products, the new additions to the 4pm-to-6pm menu are a muchneeded welcome […]

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Antonio Tardi, the Shangri-La’s Italain Chef, says food is all about innovation & creation

Antonio Tardi, is an Italian, who loves India, cooks any “kind of food” and says he’s from Vasanth Nagar. His job as Executive Chef with a new hotel – Shangri-La (which opens on September 24, 2015), right next to Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru, is what brought him here. The man, who “knows nothing but cooking” […]

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Bengaluru’s Top-10 Best Buffet Restaurants

We just love all-you-can-eat-buffets, don’t we? Perfect for a team lunch with colleagues or a feast with family – you get a taste of everything without burning a hole in your pocket. Because, let’s face it, value for money is paramount when it comes to buffets. Since finding the perfect buffet can be a task, […]

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Cafés in Koramangala and Indiranagar are the office space choice of Wannabe Startup Kids

NOT JUST A HANGOUT Coffee houses offer cheap but comfortable options for a workspace to young entrepreneurs. With startup fever gripping the city , young entrepreneurs are looking at cheap but comfortable options for a workspace. And coffee shops have become crèches for startups in India’s IT capital.Open air seating, no loud music or distractions […]

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Indiranagar, Lavelle-Vittal Mallya Road emerge as premium food streets of Bengaluru

Food streets are dime a dozen in Bengaluru, dishing out dosa, idli and vada pav, but for the more discerning the city now has its own fine-dining versions. The junction of 100 Feet Road-12th Main in Indiranagar and Lavelle Road-Vittal Mallya Road have emerged as prominent premium eat streets, dotted by high-end restaurants and bars […]

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Luxury Beer Gives Bengaluru Hip Crowd a New High

IT’S SUPER-PREMIUM Kingfisher joins club of brands like Carlsberg, Corona, Peroni and Heineken offering premium beer. There is always something happening around beer in the city. If the beverage has been reinvented from time to time, from draught to craft, luxury is the latest beer buzzword. Bengaluru-born Kingfisher, India’s largest beer brand, recently launched its […]

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Ex-MTR, Maiyas Joins E-way with Idli & Dosa Mixes

Ready-to-eat food pioneer Sadananda Maiya is preparing to launch an ecommerce website to sell his dosa and idli mixes, pitting his three-year-old packaged food brand, Maiyas, directly against his former company MTR Foods online as well. Emboldened by the success of domestic online marketplaces such as Flipkart, Maiyas Beverages and Foods will launch a national […]

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How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? A New Study Has Answers

Alcohol, at least in moderation, can help the heart, but too much can be toxic. The latest study tells you where to draw the line For decades, there’s been a steady line of literature welcomed by anyone who enjoys a regular drink or two: that moderate drinking can actually protect you from having a heart […]

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Bengalureans love wine to whisky – its sophisticated!

WHISKY NO LONGER HOT.   Bengaluru wine consumption up 20-25% a year compared to 15% growth in other cities. Wine has become the `it’ drink of the city’s youngsters. The 20-somethings are fancying what is being termed the lifestyle beverage of the year.The trend is there for all to see at the city’s nightspots.“This trend […]

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Bengaluru’s Most Memorable Biryani Joints

If there is one thing that can get me to go silent for a long stretch at a time, it is a biryani. Here is a dish I can have, morning, noon and night, if given a chance. The varieties of biryani in India are an assurance that you can spend a good part of […]

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Discovering Bengaluru, through food

The Oota Walks combines heritage, culture and food on the many curated trails it offers.. When Simi Mathew says she loves food, there is an extra emphasis on the word “love”. You can see it in capital letters, underlined several times. But then you would expect nothing less from the co-founder of The Oota Walks, […]

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Hotels in Bangalore now selling quirky merchandise to customers

Gone are the days when the only takeaway after a meal at a restaurant is a parcel of the leftovers. Many popular restaurants in the city are now getting customers interested in quirky merchandise, the practice once initiated by marquee chains like Cafe Coffee Day and Barista selling branded mugs on a small-scale. Consumers, on […]

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