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What: Masha, 9A Hauz Khas Village, call 26521401, approximately Rs 1,600 for a meal for two without alcohol, liquor license pending.
Why: Your quest for a good Mediterranean meal can finally Beirut: the guys who run Out Of The Box have opened a new restaurant, bringing over exposed wood pillars and walls from OTB and adding muted blue tiles along with a balcony to create a pretty dining space. bpb enjoyed smoking phylo cigars, tangy spinach fatayer, tender chicken kebabs and gorgeous views of lake and monument. We only wish virgin Mojitos were less lemony and lamb kepsas better salted. Full review out soon!
When: You want to be a pita activist.
What: Grabbit video game rental and retail, call +91-9870101214 / 9870017089, view the Facebook page here or visit http://www.grabbbit.com, Rs 3,900 for a three month membership with three games, cash on delivery.
Why: ‘Kissing in the blue dark, playing pool and wild darts, video games.’ Lana Del Rey would love this brand new service that leases out, sells and buys back video games all over India. Started by three game collectors in Mumbai, Grabbit’s compilation of over 2,500 titles features the usual suspects for PS, Xbox, Nintendo Wii and also limited edition versions of Skyrim and MAG. They promise to have the entire catalog on the site by July 15, but until then you’ll have to email them for a full list.
When: Now, because Wii are family.
Why: Sonny Walia’s super-active, Delhi-centric, food-focused Facebook group kicks off at Gourmet Planet next week with monthly sit-down meals for thirty people at restaurants all over the Capital. The first dinner at Indian Accent will include a chat with head chef Manish Mehrortra; an appearance by Pakistani chef Amina “Poppy” Agha (the two competed against each other in TV show “Foodistan”); and a value-for-money set meal featuring fois gras stuffed galawat, baby idlis, applewood smoked bacon kulcha and mishti doi cannoli. View the full menu here.
When: Dinner on Wednesday, June 27 at 8 pm, but reservations open now.
Why: On these hand-limned cards, adorably rendered stick figures frolic in the snow, stretch out their arms, shred flowers and hold on tight to runaway hearts. Swoon! Also check out pretty pouches stamped with pensive pachyderms, cool stickers and happy diaries that make note-taking more fun.
When: You want him to love you pen-fold.
Why: Run by a professional beekeeper who quit his IT job for sweeter prospects, Spruce Impex (affiliated with The Hive NGO) harvests gourmet honey and ships across India. Try their limited edition batch of Coorg flavoured honey, collected from coffee plantation flowers after the first rain. Regularly ordered by Leela Palace, Holiday Inn and Taj Group, other varieties include jamun, forest and lychee. The coriander honey is just to apply on your face, though, not for food. Hannibal nectar!
When: You need to make a sticky note.