stories of food

Stories

What to look out for –
rooftop seating, good food

Phone numbers –
080 49652998

Cost –
₹1000 for two

Address
15, 24th Main Road, 1st Phase, JP Nagar, Bangalore.

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There is something about names. If you ever plan to open an eatery, mark my words – select a good name. Because good names are enticing. I have based my restaurant selection on the name most of the times even though I did not know much about the place. This is one such time. I liked their name ‘Stories’, so one windy afternoon we set out to find the place. Located at a good place in J P Nagar, Stories also has branches in Rajajinagar and Electronic City. The place is simple, colorful and cheerful. Just like how college goers would love. The décor is mainly to attract the younger lot, considering they are their biggest customers. I loved their ambience as it was nothing dramatic, hi-end or posh.

The staff were friendly and enthusiastic to serve us. First the drinks came. Virgin Gauva and Tropical Mango. They were good. Especially after all the afternoon sun we had walked around in. then came the starters. There was Chicken Parmigiano tenders and chicken wings. The former was creamy and sober while the latter was spicy and juicy. Both were extremely good in their own ways.

Finally came the Dum Murg Biryani which is on their must try list. It is certainly a must try dish in stories. It is spicy, flavorful and exotic. We loved the food in the stories. I would give this place a 4 out of 5 stars for its rooftop ambience, good service and wonderful food.

 

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Rogue Elephants hunting for food

The Rogue Elephant

What to look out for –
open dining space, old world charm and interesting menu

Phone numbers –
080 49652849

Cost –
₹1000 for two

Address
93, Near Generation School, Opposite Krishna Rao Park, Basavanagudi, Bangalore.

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It’s been a while since I am away from home and I am missing those lunch dates with my sisters. So, here is a memory of a wonderful lunch I had with my sisters, not very long ago. I had seen on social media, pictures of a place. It was in Basavanagudi and was ironically called The Rogue Elephant. Ladies and gentlemen, you can never find a place whose name describes me so very perfectly. I loved the name and so had to be there.

So, one afternoon we set out finding the place. It isn’t a very hard place to find because it’s located on the main road of the area. The space belonged to the old houses with large gardens that we no longer see. The garden part is strategically reconstructed to make a small, cozy, open air restaurant. There want much rush because it was already 3 PM. So, for once we got a table of our choice. The ambience is very low key. It seems like you are seated in your own garden, it is that simple.

There was fresh mango smoothie and Nutella strawberry smoothie. I loved the latter one. For starters there was paneer pakoda and grilled baby corn with lemon butter. They both were mild in taste and I was seriously disappointed with their quantity. But, I loved their lemon butter sauce.

The soup of the day was a pumpkin soup and we loved it. Main course was pasta a la rogue, which was a creamy pasta with tomato sauce and veggies. It was the best among all the food we ordered. Then came the oriental veggie roll, which was fine. The desserts took the cake when it came to taste. The chocolate brownie with ice cream was just yumm. The carrot cake with ice cream was tasty too.

This place gets a 3.5 for its ambience, service and selection of food for the menu. The quantity and taste can certainly be improved. Do visit if you love old world restos. There is also a boutique inside the place which is worth a visit.