Vantage point

Saturday, February 08, 2003

A restaurant review of mine that appeared in JAM two years ago.


This restaurant(!!) is a strictly 'rat ko bara baje din nikalta hai' types, a type which may be abundant in Mumbai but is quite
scarce in Pune. Located on Paud Road, it is open well into the wee hours, something taken full advantage of by the Kothrud
crowd and the MIT Engg College students, especially during the PL's.

The menu isnt very lavish. 11 bucks for an anda-burjee, 13 for a misal-pav etc etc. Pav Bhaji and Pulav also available at
similar rates. Wash it off with a 6-rupee coffee (certified by many as the best in the peninsula) or a 10 rupee cold coffee.

Stroll in at about 1 a.m. and you might find yourself sharing a table with the local 'havaldar' whose job is to make sure the
joint closes by 11. You might also bump into the people who have been mugging up on their SOM-TOM-fluid mechanics etc and are
there for a nice fag-on-the-rocks. Not a bad place to visit in the presence of Sol either, but the crowd shall be sparse. Entirely Paisa vasool.