This is the food review of So Bar Away, a RestoBar located in Citadines, Shollinganallur, OMR. It is obvious it is a bar with a restaurant and here we are reviewing the vast options of vegetarian dishes we had, surprisingly quite a good menu to have a tummy fill with satisfaction. So friends accompanying in the “not so booze” mood can have a sumptuous food time here. A cozy friendly ambience coupled with abundant parking, a DJ playing peppy numbers and an easy access is a big plus. The menu we had covers starters, main course, desserts and mocktails.
BBQ is the in thing in today’s restaurant scene and few major players are Absolute Barbeques, Barbeque Nation, Coal Barbeques and it is a Buffet available with Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian menu items. The challenge in visiting this restaurant as a family is our inability to do justice to the large menu and a Rs.700 plus and minus per person price tag. This has prevented us from visiting this restaurant often much to the disappointment of the youth gang in our family. We got this issue addressed finally when we visited Axpress BBQ located in Karapakkam (Opposite to TCS) with its a la carte offering. Another plus is it is a Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) and has an interesting menu on cards. The ambience is vibrant and a flash mob now n then adds to the enthusiasm of the crowd. Contributing to the Go Green initiative, disposable paper containers and plates are used to serve food, we leave the restaurant with a gift box with seeds to make our home green. The moment we go in, we are greeted with a welcome drink, dhaniya Shorbet, light and an appetizer in soup form.
Chennai culinary scene has seen a rapid change and it is varieties galore in every section of a sumptuous feast. Desserts have found a prominent space and it will be no extravaganza if we say milkshakes have evolved vying for a solid percentage of beverages menu. So naturally dessert bars have found their way to bring those exclusive offerings. There is no way to say “enough” with this lovely sumptuous exotic collection at Temptey’s, a newly opened dessert bar exclusively for thick shakes, at navalur, strategically positioned opposite OMR food street and AGS Cinemas, Viviera mall. Temptey’s menu of milkshakes has more than 100+ varieties and trust us, each one boasts of its own signature stuff. Shhhh, ingredients are sourced from Italy and the trade mark in-house preparations combine in a way to make them filling and fulfilling and it sure is a big plus. Let’s Meet Over a MilkShake, tag line of this brand suits the concept and it sure has an ambience of a hangout.
Taste of Madras , an event by PS events with Krishna Sweets and Desi Arena is happening at YMCA grounds, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, (OMR) just opposite Maruti Suzuki Service Centre. Parking available in abundance. Here is our review of the event for those who wish to visit it tomorrow. The event is free but requires registration. We could see lot of chairs and tables to sit and eat and for those cricket lovers who do not want to miss the IPL action, there is a huge LED screen showing the match.
There are stalls for Chinese, Burmese and Thai food but we saw it was predominantly non-vegetarian but Wangs (Chinese) has both Veg and Non-veg options. We tested the Veg Momo and it was yummy at Rs. 20 each. We skipped the Burmese and Thai food stalls. Flubbers, the jelly pudding has come out with instant Oats, tea and coffee.
Slam Fitness and Lifestyle Studio came together with Toni & Guy – Essensuals to launch the latest lifestyle destination of its kind in the city. The launch took place between 6pm – 8pm on January 8th at the studio premises located on F1/F2, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Perungudi, Chennai -600096. The event was attended by all the fitness and beauty aficionados, both from the city and the IT corridor. It was inaugurated by ADGP Thiru S. Rajendran, MLA Thiru K.P.Kandan and Divya Vijay, of Vijay TV Super Singer fame.
Authentic food is a different game altogether. So when it comes to scouting for one, it became a tougher search as we went from one restaurant to another, went through so many sites, reviews, people and yet the search was ongoing. Foreign foods in India undergo a change to suit Indian palates. Try the original and it is probably not the one you had here. Having been a lover of authentic Punjabi food ( the not so masala gravy type side dishes you get here) I was looking out for one to satiate my taste buds. After quite a search, found a small joint (has about 4 to 5 tables) but neatly maintained and run by Sardarjis. I have a great respect for them and their work ethics. This place called Pait Pooja is in Thuraipakkam (closer to OMR) on the 200 feet road connecting Pallavaram to OMR. Though my family had apprehensions for going all out to this place which was quite a drive from our residence, I was insistent that this might be the authentic Punjabi food experience we are looking for and we were not disappointed. This post is without pictures of food because they are not presentation conscious and serve the food in disposables. The look might pull the air off the interest to visit the place, nevertheless the food was class and lip smacking to the core.
Japanese investments into Tamil Nadu are set to get a boost with the State Government entering into an agreement with the Singapore-based developer Ascendas and a Japanese consortium to promote a Rs 3,500 crore industrial township near Chennai.
A business support centre is also to be set up to facilitate Japanese investments into the State.