Bandra To Get A New Korean Joint

OPENINGS

• Singapore’s Harry’s Bar and Cafe, which has an outpost in Powai, has launched its second branch in Juhu. The new outlet, which has replaced Penne the Italian restaurant, has a larger menu than the Powai flagship. Additions to the food menu include cheese fondue with mushrooms; citrus and soya glazed jumbo prawns; and grilled chicken breast. Their cocktail list has been expanded to include espresso martini; guava Mary; and Singapore Sling. Daily, from noon to 1.30am. Harry’s Bar and Cafe, Silver Beach Estate, A.B. Nair Road, near Juhu Post office, Juhu.

• Nordic Kandie Magic, a confectionery that specialises in marzipan and Belgian chocolate-based treats, has opened on Pedder Road. The candy is available in flavours such as rose cardamom, raspberry lemon, and peanut butter and nutmeg. Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 9pm; Monday closed. Nordic Kandie Magic, Vasant Villa, Pedder Road. Tel: 96996 41112.

• Bandra is slated to get a new Korean joint called Heng Bok on Saturday, November 8. The folks behind popular Korean restaurant Kofuku are launching this casual dining restaurant, which will serve “traditional Korean” food. Heng Bok, Kalpak Corner, near Notan Heights, Bandra (West). Tel: 022 2651 0066.

• Bulldog’s Bar and Grill has opened in Andheri West. The British-style pub serves grub like chicken satay; beef sliders; onion rings; and chicken wings. Their cocktail selection includes classics like the Moscow Mule; Sex On The Beach; Bloody Mary; and pina colada. Open daily, from 5pm to 1.30am. Bulldog’s Bar and Grill, Bharat Ark, Veera Desai Road, next to Cafe Coffee Day, Andheri (West). Tel: 91676 09473.

• Bandra Kurla Complex has a new all-day restaurant called Grillies. They offer rolls, shawarmas, parathas, and combination meals. You can choose from egg masala roll; butter chicken roll; egg bhurji; paneer tikka masala; masala rice; paneer cheese paratha; palak paratha; paratha with chole; and jeera rice with dal and raita. Open daily, from 11am to 11pm. Grillies, Shop No.30, opposite RNA Corporate Bank, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East). Tel: 80979 97680.

CLOSINGS

• The Apollo Bunder outlet of Cafe Moshe’s has shuttered.

Bonobo, Paul Potts, Snarky Puppy To Play Mumbai In December

 

 

ROCK FESTIVALS

If November is the month of indie rock festivals (read about them here and here), December is clearly the month of electronic dance music extravaganzas. Apart from Sunburn and Vh1 Supersonic, which will be held in Goa, there’s Magnetic Fields, which will take place in the Rajasthani town of Alsisar from Friday, December 12 to Sunday, December 14. Tickets for the fest, priced at Rs5,000 for three days, are now sale, over at Magneticfields.in. The line-up features Dream Koala aka Paris-based Brazilian electronica composer-producer Yndi Ferreira DaSilva, and his Spanish counterpart BeGun aka Gunsal H. Moreno whose alias is not to be confused with Begum, the experimental pop band from New Delhi, who are playing the fest as well. The Indian contingent also includes Kolkata-based experimental rock band PINKNOISE and Mumbai-based singer-songwriter Nicholson. In case you can’t afford the money or time to travel to Rajasthan or Goa for that matter, don’t feel too bad – December is a pretty good month for EDM fans here too.

We already told you about Major Lazer performing in our city on Friday, December 12 and now comes news that Bonobo aka British electronica star Simon Green will play Mehboob Studios on Saturday, December 13 as part of The Journey, the annual series of shows bankrolled by Johnnie Walker and put together by Oranjuice Entertainment. Also on the bill are Australian acrobatic, aerial and physical theatre company Dislocate who will present their new production If These Walls Could Talk, American jazz-fusion collective Snarky Puppy, and British opera singer and Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts, the 2013 feature film about whom, One Chance will be screened at the event. Tickets will be available on Bookmyshow.com.

A Chalk Board In Bandra Offers Friendly Neighbourhood Advice

If you’re strolling down Bandra’s bustling Bazaar Road, you may come across a chalk board proffering some tongue-in-cheek advice (see image). The board was put up by the husband and wife pair of Clarence and Gloria Gomes outside their home-office four years ago, when they started their community paper Bandra Times. Ever since, the messages on the board have been the subject of several Facebook and Instagram posts.

“There’s so much negativity and criticism everywhere you go today,” says Gloria Gomes, editor of the bi-monthly paper that carries local news that is positive and uplifting. For instance, the publication has carried articles on Bandra school teachers who are local legends and heroes from the Bandra Police. “We wanted the hundreds of people who pass by our door to pause, laugh and leave with something to think about. It has also generated some interest in the paper. We now have a readership of 3,000, but that’s not why we do it. Whatever Bandra has given us, we wanted to give back.”

There’s a new thought on the board every Monday and Clarence Gomes, who usually writes the notes and was partly inspired by similar signs put up by churches across the city, keeps the messages in tune with changing festivals and seasons. Previous posts have included nuggets of wisdom that range from the quirky – “Scotch is a brilliant invention. One double peg and you start feeling single again” – to the more serious – “Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you”.