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What: Nando’s, 315 DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj, Rs 475 for flame-grilled chicken.
Why: bpb (s)coop! Portugese chicken chain Nando’s finally crosses the road into the Capital next month, replacing Taman Gang at DLF Promanade. We’re looking forward to chicken marinated in signature extra-hot sauce, served in a black bottle of death, and juicy peri peri. For those of you wondering, they’ll have a vegetarian menu too.
When: We’re in cluck this July.
What: Cameras, telescopes and more at Mahatta Online, visit the website at shop.mahattaonline.com or call 41517220, free shipping in Delhi NCR, Rs 12,600 for an Olympus SP 600UZ, cash on delivery available.
Why: Every photographer in Delhi has visited here at some point in their career, this camera store that opened in Connaught Place in 1947 and has been going strong ever since. Like their stock, they’ve finally decided to go digital as well, with an easy-to-navigate e-store that offers an extensive collection of cameras, scopes, lenses and accessories, along with some nice discounts. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for online, give them a call and they’re source it out for you. Flash sale!
When: You want to point and loot.
What: Take out and catering by Burmese Kitchen, out of an apartment near Bristol Hotel, Phase IV, Gurgaon, call (0124) 4045377 or visit www.burmesekitchen.in, Rs 150 for vegetarian khao suey, minimum order of Rs 3,000 for delivery in South Delhi.
Why: Khao sway your way to this delish home kitchen, which doles out bowls of Mohinga (fish noodle soup), red gold pork and vegetarian Nanji to Capital folk, catering large parties, small lunches and even an instant take-away counter, open until 10:30 pm every night. Chef and ex-corporate honcho Viveka Dass may not have Burmese roots (her dad is a Bengali-Punjabi mix, her mum Sikkimese) but you wouldn’t know that from her khao suey, authentic and delish enough to heat up the dullest Dilli kitty party.
When: You want to burm, baby, burm.
What: Cool clothes for men by Rroboska, call Brijesh at 9891039373 or view the Facebook group here, Rs 1,000 for a bow tie, free shipping in Delhi NCR.
Why: After propagating Cheap Sex, Delhi-based designer Brijesh Dahia unveils the Russian goods. Under his label Rroboska (Russian for shirt), he retails bright red pants and pop coloured berets, but also practical, wearable separates. Check out his new collection of micro-tribal prints and summer denim, set to launch next week or better yet, visit his studio in Green Fields, Faridabad (by appointment only) and ask him to make you an olive-green bow tie.
When: You’re looking for Garb-achev.
What: Delhi Aeromodeling Club, Delhi Technological University, Rohini Sector 15, call 07503344921 or view their Facebook page here, 3 day workshops start at Rs 4,000 per person, including all materials.
Why: One swallow might not a summer make, but this bird can definitely make your weekend: register for a DAC workshop and you’ll learn how to fashion aircrafts from scratch and actually fly them. There are separate and on-going classes every Sunday in remote controlled aircraft, hovercraft and rotorcraft (which is just a fancy word for helicopter) design, each of which includes lectures, introduction to the basics of aerodynamics and tutorials in working with design and software so that even those who've only ever flown paper planes before are comfortable. You also work in teams of four, so email them in advance if you plan to go alone - they’re happy to be your wingman!
When: Aviator sun classes every Sunday.