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TGIF in Cinepolis [Bannerghatta], Bangalore

Couple of weeks back we ventured into Meenaxi Mall in Bannerghatta to watch Kungfu Panda 2 in Cinepolis. After the movie got over, we ambled into TGIF. The ambience was beautifully vibrant. At the entrance was a model of Harley-Davidson, the American synbol of a good life. The walls of the restaurant was covered with posters of Marilyn Monroe, Beatles, Elvis and other hollywood figures. Then there were some sporting paraphernalia, out on display.  

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Location : On Bannerghatta Road, a little ahead of IIM – Bangalore.

Ambience: Most tables were 2 or 4 seaters, just as they are in the US. And just a few tables of 6/8 that are dedicated to friends and family. All seating in red, typical TGIF.

Cuisine : American/Mexican

Menu : While I cannot list the entire menu, all I can say is that the menu is very identical to the one in US. They have the same potato skins, chicken ranchero, chicken fajita, quesedilia, chicken wings, etc. The drinks are different, where we have good options of wine, scotch, rum, gin etc. Any imported beer costs Rs.350+

Cost : A meal for two will cost about Rs.900/- [minus drinks].

We ordered fish and chips, chicken fajita and baked beans and a chicken ranchero. The grilled fish was mouth-watering and the fajita was very tasty. Adding coke to the food is always a good idea, helps digest faster.

Waiting time is a little high as the staff is inexperienced. Also, you cannot have such unhealthy food frequently; just binge once in a while.

The multiplex has a lot of options like Oye Amritsar and the huge food court which houses cuisines of all sorts. TGIF will have to work on their price if they wish to make a dent in the sales of othet eat-outs. All said and done, I will definitely visit them every now and then.

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Posted by on June 17, 2011 in lifestyle


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Copper Chimney in Indiranagar, Bangalore

On Sunday, 8th May, we dined out in Copper Chimney, that was inaugrated the same day, in Indiranagar. It was a good dinner and lived upto my expectations. We were on the lookout for a classy family place which serves


 drinks, good non-veg and has a nice ambience. And we found CC. Here are more details:

Location : On 100 Ft Road in Indiranagar, almost at the foot of the flyover which leads to Koramangala.

Ambience: The seating arrangement was good, nice chairs and tables. The tables close to the walls had a sofa attached. All tables had a small candle holder of copper and lighting the candle gave it a nice touch. Good quiet place, and I don’t think they played music of any sort.

Cuisine : North-Indian/Punjabi food [veg and non-veg], drinks are served too.

Menu : While I cannot list the entire menu, all I can say is that it has the regular regular chicken items like Chicken Rarha, Chicken Kadhai, Murg Mussallam and starters like Chakori Kabab, Reshmi Kabab, Chicken Tikka etc. Desserts were also good, say Rabri, Gulab Jamun, Phirni, Kulfi, Halwa etc

Cost : A meal for two will cost about Rs.900/- [minus drinks].

We started out with the regular non-veg starters like kababs and tikka. The preparation was really good, enjoyed it. We then moved onto the main course of chicken kadhai and tandoori roti. We usually avoid rice at dinner, but they did have Pulao & Biriyani. We initially ordered Murg Mussallam, but the waiter was kind enough to inform us that the chicken morsels would be placed on puff of rice. So, we cancelled that.

The only problem was waiting time, it took a little long. The reason could be that since it was inaugrated the same day, things weren’t in place etc. Anyways, after the excellent meal we decided to go for Rabri. Now, sometimes the over-sweetness can kill the dessert and I was hoping that this doesn’t happen. And thankfully it didn’t. The rabri was awesome.

Indiranagar has a lot of eat-outs, but this will surely give a competition to all of them. Although its priced a little high, its worth it. I am sure I will visit this more often.
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Posted by on May 26, 2011 in lifestyle


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swine flu awareness : h1n1 helplines in bangalore

Latest update: Bangalore death toll becomes 5 and all-India death toll figure is at 27

Here’s a list of hospitals who treats H1N1 flu in Bangalore; Make it handy to help others.

Mallya 080 22277979

Manipal 080 25023512

St.Martha’s 080 22275081

Malliage Medical Centre 080 22203333

St.John’s 080 22065000

Amedkar Hospital 080 25476496

Vydehi Hospital 080 28413385

M.S.Ramaiah 080 23608888

City Hospital, Rajajinagar 080 23131777

Pristine Hospital 080 41354444

Mahabhodi Malligae Hospital 080 26565678

Victoria Hospital, Kalasipalayam, KR Market, Phone : 26703294

Lakeside Hospital, Meanee Avenue, Near Ulsoor lake, Phone 25366725

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Near Kidwai Cancer Hospital. Phone : 26632634

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Posted by on August 16, 2009 in general, lifestyle


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looking out for a treadmill, any suggestions ???

i was just out, looking for a treadmill in the streets of bangalore. never knew that there were so many models with so many considerations to make.

initially, i had made up my mind to buy a manual one. but the instructor [not the sales woman] informed us that the manual is not good in the long run. it causes back-ache because the entire impetus is on us to get the belts running. so, a lot of stress falls on the back in doing this. hence manual is not suggested. of course, the price difference is the issue here. while the manual ones come for less than 10k, the automatic ones are above 20k range. so, more than double.

the next consideration was foldable or non-foldable. the foldable one gives us more room and the floor beneath it can be cleaned too. this liberty is lost in the non-foldable one. but non-foldable has stability. since its always grounded, it gives a permanent stability. the foldable ones have to be adjusted everytime we unfold it.

finally, the brand…which ones are better? afton, stayfit, weslo caddence, toppro etc.

so, if you have any previous experience with it or you have any advices/considerations that i must make, then please do let me know. thanx in advance…

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Posted by on July 19, 2009 in lifestyle, personal


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