Dhabedaar Fridays at Vivanta by Taj, Begumpet

After hectic work weeks come Friday evenings when professionals look for some distinctive places to relax.  While some prefer the new microbreweries in town, for some others trying out good food in a family environment is a priority. To cater to this clientele, Vivanta by Taj has introduced Dhabedaar Fridays, an evening promotion where you can enjoy a good quality Punjabi buffet.

Dhabedaar Fridays

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The Thai Food Festival at Amara, Trident Hyderabad

The popularity of Thai cuisine in Hyderabad is growing by leaps and bounds. A couple of months back, Bidri at The Marriott organized a Thai Festival by my favourite Chef Ninja (Read here). Mamagoto, the buzzing Asian restaurant also introduced a few Thai delicacies in their Hawker’s Hall menu. Against this backdrop, came the news that The Trident was organizing ‘Sawadika’ a Thai food festival at their all day dining restaurant Amara.

Thai seafood Amara
The Seafood Live Counter

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A Traveller’s Food Diary: Eating Out around Goa’s Calangute Beach

It was a hastily planned holiday. Another trip got cancelled and the days had to be utilized. Goa seemed the perfect destination in the monsoons. Since last time we stayed at Agonda at South Goa (Read Here: Our trip to Agonda beach, Goa) we chose Calangute as a destination this year. This was the beach where I stayed on my first visit in the 1980s with my college friends, so nostalgia also played a part in the selection.

Infantaria Butter Garlic Prawn
Butter Garlic Prawns at Infantaria

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The New Hawker’s Hall Menu at Mamagoto

Mamagoto, with its two branches in Banjara Hills and Kondapur, always has something interesting to offer based on their concept of fun Asian food. A few months back they introduced a weekday lunch called “Anti-Buffet” which has quite a following in the Twin cities. Now, the restaurant has introduced “Hawker’s Hall” – a new supplementary menu comprising of street food items from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and even Japan.

Thai Puchka
Thai Puchka

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Chama Gaucha & Horn OK Please: The New Food Options at Radisson Hitech City

The popular perception about the food scene at Radisson Hyderabad Hitech City has so far been focused on The Oriental Blossom, their Pan-Asian restaurant. Often recognized as one of the top places for oriental cuisine in Cyberabad, the restaurant has a steady footfall from loyal customers. In the recent times, to provide some more top notch gastronomical experiences to its clientele, the hotel has launched two more interesting restaurants, offering cuisines as diverse as Brazilian, Punjabi and Lebanese.

Brazilian Chicken
Coxa De Frango from the Churrascaria

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All about Kababs at Kabab Stories, Hyderabad

Kababs are possibly among the most favourite dishes of any non-vegetarian food lover in India. The origin of the word is from ‘Kebob’ in Arabic which means charred. Folklore says that kebabs were the fast cooked food of hunters, where chunks of hunted meat and fat were skewered on a sword and rubbed with rock salt and then charred over firewood. This group of dishes, which often has marinated and skewered meat grilled, roasted or even pan-fried are enjoyed all over the Mediterranean countries, Middle-East as well as South and South-East Asia.  The meat, spices, marinades as well as the methods of preparation differ based on local tastes.

Raan-E-Zaika
Raan-E-Zaika

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Treats from Mumbai Streets at Courtyard by Marriott

Mumbai is one of the best places for street food in India. The chaats at Chowpatty beach, the meat delicacies at Mohammed Ali Road are some of the well-known street food, but there are many other non-descript locations in every nook and corner of the metro which serve some delightful local food. “Treats from Mumbai”, a promotion of street food at Momo CafĂ©, the all-day dining restaurant at Courtyard by Marriott plays a tribute to this.

The Street Food Carts at Courtyard by Marriott

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Three New Microbreweries in Hyderabad

A microbrewery is usually a pub which brews its own beer, often only a few varieties and in limited quantities. Often such places are known for their few boutique varieties of beer. The concept started from London in the 1970s and it has taken its time to travel to other countries.

The Hoppery


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