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Why: bpb and Smoke House Grill team up to host a meat class that you can buy a steak in. At individual work stations, Chef Shamsul Wahid will teach you the best ways to cut and cook steak and chicken, plus how to make two marinades and two sides. On the menu: three peppercorn crusted fillet steak with roast potatoes and a side salad; and bacon wrapped chicken with sausage stuffing and a side of mashed potatoes and green beans. At the end of class, you can scarf down all that you've cooked.
When: Buffalo soldiers assemble on June 16, 1 pm to 3 pm.
What: Jew’s harps plus tutorial at Amarrass Records, 301 Skipper Corner, 88 Nehru Place, call 46661200 or visit the website here, start at Rs 600 for an iron Jew’s harp.
Why: Ankur Malhotra of indie music label Amarrass Records wants to make this little known percussion instrument into a star, so he’s sourcing five from Jaisalmer (more to come based on demand) into the big bad city and also offering tutorials. Also coming up are workshops with morchang genius Rais Khan and other Amarass artists.
When: You want to chew on Jew-cy Fruit.
What: The Maids’ Company, customised domestic housekeeping services at 2002, DLF Phase IV, Near Galleria Market, Gurgaon, call 0124-4242000 or visit their Facebook page here.
Why: If home is where the heart is, let these chamber maids in! Founded by Gauri Singh, alumni of Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), The Maids’ Company can send over well trained housekeepers on full time or part time basis, as well as substitutes for when your maid is out sick.
When: You want the Power of Good Bai.
What: Burmese grocery store Kiran Kollections, G 44, G Block, Som Bazar Road, Shiv Nagar, call 9810845927.
Why: It maybe owned by a friendly sardarji, but at this little grocery store you’ll find authentic Burmese treats like pickled tea that you can either eat or drink, Moe Sabei sunflower seeds, Mohinga rice noodles and fried garlic and beans. Regulars include migrants who live in the area, and starting this week, team bpb!
When: You want a visit from the Rangoon squad.
What: Smart talk speech bubbles from Random in Tandem, call Naqiya Yusuf at 9820901910 or visit the Facebook group here, Rs 1,599 plus shipping.
Why: Because if walls could talk, they’d tell you to put the milk back in the fridge, or remind you to get that cavity filled. Alternatively, they could belt out your favorite lyrics (“Here is the church and here is the steeple/ We sure are cute for two ugly people”) or give you a pat on the back. Listen to what they have to say with these cute mountable blackboard speech bubbles that you can write on, erase and reuse, conceptualised by month-old design label Random in Tandem.
When: Now, because it’s not too slate!