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What: Freeman & Baker deli and sandwich counter, opposite Palm Grove Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, sandwiches start at Rs 200.
Why: Stocking Japanese quail, rabbit meat, Chilean bass, Vietnamese chicken and other exotic meats, this upcoming deli will be a carnivore’s heaven. Quail Mary! Besides retailing cheeses, oils, finishing sauces, spreads and breads sourced from across the world, they’ll also have a counter where you can build a sandwich from scratch.
When: Deli for your belly releases next week. Stay tuned for the full bpb review.
Why: When the Rainmaker’s Shack at Lonavala started gaining too much attention, owner McMathew shut shop and moved to a secret jungle location across Pawna lake. Prior registration and approval (recommendations and common Facebook friends help) will get you a map that leads to two deck rooms and a log cabin on a water-facing property. Here you can cycle, barbeque, swim, fish, trek. Also, knowing a certain “Jim Morrison” (listed as the manager on their Facebook group) is bound to open up a few Doors.
When: You want to figure out lodge-istics.
What: Gypsy House service apartments, 11, Lane no 1, Koregaon Park, call 09850812711 / 020 26052299, start at Rs 5,000 (rates flexible depending on your time of visit) includes morning tea /coffee and toast.
Why: When in roam try the Gypsy House, service apartments that come with cute, clean rooms, Wi-fi, laundry service, patches of green and a jogging track. Besides the peaceful location – a two-minute walk from the Osho ashram – we love that they let you order in food from any Pune restaurant. One chocolate mousse from Dario’s, please.
When: You are wandering where to shack up.
What: Design umbrellas by Kanika Jain, call 9980801144 or visit the Facebook page here, price on request.
Why: Cutting chai, samosas, Airavata (seven-trunked elephant who carries the rain) – all these monsoon motifs ride on Kanika’s mad, graphic umbrellas, guaranteed to perk up the gloomiest days.
When: You want to rain supreme.
What: Eatizens culinary community, click here to sign up, membership free.
Why: Currently in Beta stage, this website might offer slim pickings but Eatizens is a super cool concept: here, you can not only register for food-related events - supper clubs in private homes, cooking classes, meet-ups in restaurants - but also create your own gigs. Just add description, price, number of people, and fellow Eatizen-citizens will sign up. Look Who’s Coming to Dinner!
When: You want to star in a ROM-com.
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