Restaurant Vendors Find New Leads for Restaurants Opening Soon

Restaurant Vendors Find New Leads for Restaurants Opening Soon

Restaurant Vendors Find New Leads for Restaurants Opening Soon Monday, March 18th, 2019
Flhip.com has released its latest restaurant openings report, providing restaurant vendors with a sampling of fresh sales and marketing leads that can be found on their website.
Flhip provides regularly updated lead lists, allowing vendors to check for updates at any time. To see leads in your sales area click here .
Click on the map above to see how Flhip can get you in the door first of new restaurants!
Miami, FL – Ember Brad Kilgore’s second food and beverage outpost, housed right under his recently opened Kaido, Ember will focus on classic and modern bistro fare, wood-fired dishes, steakhouse-style meats and sides. The restaurant will also boast a wine selection of more than 100 bottles and a full-service bar focusing on interpretations of classic bourbon and martinis as well as vintage liquors.
Las Vegas, NV – Smith & Wollensky This is actually the second coming of the venerable upscale steakhouse this time inside the Venetian seeking a May opening at 3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Fans will rejoice at the return of the 24 oz. Ribeye steak, American Waygu beef, Tomahawk steak, rotisserie-roasted chicken, veal and of course prime rib.
Chicago, IL – Superkhana International Pop-up restaurants can be fun for the guests but a task for the operator so that’s why this Indian casual cuisine concept will open a brick and mortar unit at 3059 W. Diversey Avenue by May 1st. Guests will delight in Indian-style pizza, crab curry and grilled cheese with paneer, poutine and Indian spices.
Philadelphia, PA – K’Far What do you get when three James Beard Award Winning Chefs collaborate on a new upscale concept, to start high expectations. Camille Cogswell, Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook will open their version of an Israeli bakery café at 339 North Broad Street by June, look for rugelach, burekas and unique entrees.
San Francisco, CA – Routier Routier is a French term that translates as a “roadside stop” found everywhere in the French countryside. This casual concept will open at 2801 California Street, late spring by the team of Belinda Leong, Michael Suas and John Paul Carmona. Look for classic bistro-fare, a full service bar, old and new world wines.
New Orleans, LA – Belle Epoque Ladies to the front when this stylish but casual eatery opens at 240 Bourbon Street (behind Absinthe House) this spring. Bar Director Laura Belluci and Executive Chef Hayley Vanvleet will team to open this absinthe lounge with classic cocktails and foie gras stuffed chicken wings and French onion pot pie.
For more information or to view the leads in your area, please visit Flhip.com
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New Netflix April 2019 Movie and TV Titles Announced

The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2Valkyrie
Available April 2
Kevin Hart: Irresponsible — NETFLIX ORIGINALKevin Hart brings his sold-out comedy tour, Kevin Hart: Irresponsible, to a global audience for his first original Netflix standup special. The one-hour special was filmed in front of a sold-out live audience of over 15,000 people at the O2 Arena in London, England. Hart touches upon his friends, family, travel, … and a year filled with Irresponsible behavior.
Available April 3
Suzzanna: Buried Alive — NETFLIX FILMAfter a pregnant woman is murdered, her spirit seeks revenge against her increasingly terrified killers, who are determined to finish her off for good.
Available April 5
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINALPart 2 finds Sabrina exploring her darker side, curious to learn more about her heritage, while struggling to maintain her friendships in the mortal world. Romantically, Sabrina is caught in an unholy love triangle with between sexy warlock Nicholas Scratch and salt-of-the-Earth mortal Harvey Kinkle. Meanwhile, The Dark Lord, Madame Satan, and Father Blackwood continue to conjure chaos in the Spellman household and the town of Greendale. And they aren’t the only ones trying to raise hell. Everything is in question…relationships, identity, true intentions…when the devil’s work is at hand.
In The Shadows
Legacies: Season 1
Our Planet — NETFLIX ORIGINALExhilarating visuals and stunning footage of rarely-seen animals mix with somber truths about humanity’s impact on the planet’s habitats and species.
Persona: Collection — NETFLIX ORIGINALAn eclectic exploration of different personas in a collection of four short films directed by critically acclaimed Korean directors.
Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor — NETFLIX ORIGINALOnce beloved by the troops and people alike, Caligula shocks Rome by ruling with the cruel depravity and debauchery that make him infamous.
Spirit Riding Free: Season 8– NETFLIX ORIGINALBig changes lie ahead for Lucky and her friends in an eventful final season — from new babies at home to a faraway boarding school.
Tijuana — NETFLIX ORIGINALWhen a prominent politician is murdered in cold blood, intrepid local journalists risk their lives to uncover the truth.
Unicorn Store — NETFLIX FILMKit (Brie Larson), a twenty-something dreamer, receives an invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.
Available April 9
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 6 — NETFLIX ORIGINALThe trolls face a day without a holiday, Biggie accidentally starts a fun-tastic new dance craze, and Guy turns a camping trip into a “glamping” trip.
Available April 10
New Girl: Season 7
You vs. Wild — NETFLIX ORIGINALIn this interactive adventure series, you’ll make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth.
Available April 11
Black Summer — NETFLIX ORIGINALIn the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.
Available April 12
A Land Imagined — NETFLIX FILMA cop in Singapore investigates the disappearance of a Chinese migrant construction worker who spent sleepless nights playing a mysterious video game.
Band Aid
Huge in France — NETFLIX ORIGINALAfter moving to LA to reconnect with his son, comedian Gad Elmaleh must learn to live without the celebrity perks he’s accustomed to in France.
Mighty Little Bheem — NETFLIX ORIGINALAn innocent toddler’s boundless curiosity — and extraordinary might — lead to mischief and adventure in his small Indian town.
The Perfect Date — NETFLIX FILMTo save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion.
The Silence — NETFLIX FILMWhen the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. The Silence is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf.
Special — NETFLIX ORIGINALA young gay man with cerebral palsy branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants.
Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? — NETFLIX FILMOn their last night together, four longtime flatmates’ lives are suddenly upended when a secret is revealed during the course of an evening celebration.
Available April 15
Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 1
No Good Nick — NETFLIX ORIGINALA family finds their lives turned upside down when a young, street-smart grifter appears on their doorstep, claiming she’s a distant relative.
The New Romantic
Available April 16
Super Monsters Furever Friends — NETFLIX ORIGINALOn the first night of spring, the Super Monsters and their families gather for food, fun and games in the park — and meet their adorable monster pets!
Available April 18
My First First Love — NETFLIX ORIGINALDue to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between.
Available April 19
A Fortunate Man — NETFLIX FILMA gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen’s elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin.
Brené Brown: The Call to Courage — NETFLIX ORIGINALBest-selling author Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.
Cuckoo: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINALKen thinks he’s hit the big time when he discovers a wealthy half sister he never knew he had, but her fortunes and his hopes are soon reversed.
I, Daniel Blake
Music Teacher — NETFLIX FILMBurned by his past, an emotionally troubled, small-town music teacher risks everything he has to reconnect with a now-famous former student.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru — NETFLIX ANIMEKaroru leads a mundane life, but she gets to go home and find comfort in Rilakkuma, her endearingly lazy roommate who happens to be a fuzzy toy bear.
Samantha!: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINALThe series follows the story of a former child star from the 80s, Samantha! (Emanuelle Araújo) who desperately clings to the fringes of celebrity. Together with her husband Wound (Douglas Silva) and their children Cindy (Sabrina Nonato), and Brandon (Cauã Gonçalves), she delights with hare-brained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight.
Someone Great — NETFLIX FILMAspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City. From writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious) Someone Great is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood.
Available April 20
Grass is Greener — NETFLIX ORIGINALIt lit up jazz and hip-hop — and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America’s complicated relationship with weed.
Available April 22
Pinky Malinky: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINALPinky Malinky is on a roll! Catch up on this joyful hot dog boy’s continuing adventures as he spreads fun and positivity with best friends Babs and JJ.
Selection Day – New Episodes– NETFLIX ORIGINALManjunath Kumar, fourteen, knows he is good at cricket – if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things about himself and about the world that he doesn’t know. When Manju begins to get to know Radha’s great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju’s world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will change both his sense of self and of the world around him.
Available April 23
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson — NETFLIX ORIGINALIn this new sketch show, Tim Robinson and guests spend each segment driving someone to the point of needing — or desperately wanting — to leave.
Available April 24
Bonding — NETFLIX ORIGINALA New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant.
Available April 25
The Hateful Eight: Extended Version
The Ugly Truth
Available April 26
The Protector: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINALFacing formidable odds against the resurgent Immortals, Hakan and the Loyal Ones must forestall sinister plans to destroy the city — and all humans.
ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads — NETFLIX ORIGINALRobert Johnson was one of the most influential blues guitarists ever. Even before his early death, fans wondered if he’d made a pact with the Devil.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINALAdora and the Princess Alliance train to get stronger, but Catra and the Horde are on the move. As Hordak pushes for victory, She-Ra faces a new test.
Street Food — NETFLIX ORIGINALFrom the creators of Chef’s Table, Street Food takes viewers to some of the world’s most vibrant cities to explore the rich culture of street food all over the globe. Season one explores nine countries across Asia, from the hawker stalls of Singapore to the food carts of India. Each episode highlights the stories of perseverance and culture that bring life to each country’s cuisine.
The Sapphires
Yankee — NETFLIX ORIGINALA young man from Texas crosses the border into Mexico and becomes an infamous drug lord.
Available April 27

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Free Date Nights in Austin, March 19-25, 2019

Free Date Nights in Austin, March 19-25, 2019 Posted By: Dani Dudek March 19, 2019
Needing a day or night out without the kids? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the best FREE date ideas in Austin this week. Tuesday, March 19 through Monday, March 25
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum and Hotel Ella Series With Virginia Cumberbatch & Leslie Blair Tuesday, March 19 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande St. “As We Saw It”: The History of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin. Featuring the authors, as well as two “Precursors”, African-American students from the early days. The UMLAUF has partnered with Hotel Ella to host Virginia Cumberbatch and Leslie Blair, authors of the book “As We Saw It: The History of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin.” With the authors will be two “precursors,” African-American students who attended UT when it first became integrated. These Salon Series take place at Hotel Ella’s Goodall Restaurant. They are free to the public but are limited to the first 75 people who RSVP to the event. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the event. For more information regarding the Salon Series, click here.
Date Night at the DAC Wednesday, March 20 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. Bollywood dance is a high energy dance form that fuses classical Indian style dances with disco, modern and jazz! Burn off some mid-week energy learning Bollywood dance moves (taught by Agni Entertainment) and try them on our dance floor to favorite Bollywood tracks, all while indulging in modern Indian treats! The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require assistance for participation in our programs or use of our facilities, please call (512) 974-3914. Parking at the DAC is free but limited There are parking options available off Riverside Drive and Lee Barton Drive. We also want to encourage all our friends to drive safely, or better yet catch a taxi, ride share, bus or bike! Although the event is free, attendees are required to RSVP here.
Poetry and War: A Reading and Conversation Thursday, March 21 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St. Commemorate World Poetry Day with a reading and conversation between two award-winning poets whose lives and writings have been impacted by war. Dunya Mikhail was forced to flee Iraq in the wake of the first Gulf War. She is the author of “The Iraqi Nights” (2014), “The War Works Hard” (2005), and “The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq” (2018), which was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Literature in Translation. Brian Turner served in the US Army with deployments in Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is the author of two poetry collections, “Here, Bullet” (2005) and “Phantom Noise” (2010), and his memoir, “My Life and a Foreign Country,” was published in 2014.
Asian Eats Night Market Friday, March 22 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | ACC Highland, 6101 ACC Highland Campus Dr. Inspired by evening street markets common in east and Southeast Asia, GAACC looks to introduce the variety of Asian cuisine while inspiring entrepreneurs to bring lesser known Asian dishes to the market.This event will be a compelling educational experience of the diversity of Asia for Central Texans of all ages while bringing the Asian community together. The night market will be organized as a walk through Asia, starting with the Middle East, through South Asia and Southeast Asia and ending with East Asia. We are naming the night market Asian Eats to build on our AsianEatsATX website and although Asian food will be the highlight, we will also have vendors selling products and local creative performances. FREE admission and parking!
Mission Impossible: Fallout Free Outdoor Screening Friday, March 22 | from 7 to 10 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Rd. Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at our Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards and cash accepted!). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.
Flip’N Art Festival (Bee Caves) Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24 | from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday | Flip’N Art, 12912 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Caves Flip’N Art is hosting over 50 local Austin artists and makers at their new location in the Hill Country Galleria for Flip’N Art Fest. Guests can meet and shop jewelry makers, woodworkers, fine artists, live artists, sculpturs, illustrators, printmakers, bag designers, potters, skin care artists, fragrance artists, plant artists, fluid artists, stained glass artists, photographers and more. This event is free to the public.
Magical Market at Docs Drive In Theatre (Buda) Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Docs Drive In Theatre, 1540 Satterwhite Rd., Buda Join at this Harry Potter themed Magical Marketplace at Docs Drive In Theatre In Buda! The marketplace will feature dozens of local vendors, food and drinks inspired by the movies, and tons more. The marketplace is free, but tickets to the Harry Potter movies in the evening can be purchased online.
Texture of Life Opening Reception Saturday, March 23 | from 5 to 7 p.m. | Link & Pin Art Space, 2235 E. 6th St., #102 The Capitol Art Society presents a perspective varies for every person. We don’t experience the same things or see things the same way. However, when common ideas are united, with different thoughts thrown in, we can see more colors and more patterns and more of life. Here we present various images of life with our art. Some of the pieces flow and congregate while others stir and throw a punch, even suggest that you stop and think for a moment. Join us for ‘Life with Texture’. Normal hours are Friday through Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m.
4th Sunday Austin Flea Sunday, March 24 | from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Fareground at 111, 111 Congress Ave, This new monthly partnership pairs a fabulous venue that hosts so many delicious eateries – and now the Austin Flea on the 4th Sunday of each month! The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more! Entrance to the event is free and open to all ages!
Free Advance Screening: Hummingbird Project Monday, March 25 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Regal Cinemas Arbor 8 at Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail Join Austin Film Festival in the free screening of a modern epic where Director Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world with Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game. Screening is FREE with RSVP. Love These Free Austin Events? You May Also Be Interested In: !

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Saturday, March 9. I am scheduled to meet Laura and Raj at Zaika of Kensington at noon. I am up early as is my wont, so I have plenty of time to kill. I survey my mental list of things I might like to do in London , and settle upon Portobello Road Market , so it’s off to the races.
I got there about 9, and the crowds were just beginning to thicken. I got off the tube at Ladbroke Grove and walked north a bit under the Westway before deciding I was probably not going in the right direction for the main antiques area (I’m queer, so antiquing is in my blood), so I turned about and headed south, past a sea of tat. I looked at some records, and saw an old single by the Kinks that I thought I might buy for Raj since he’s a big fan, but then I thought better of it since he ditched me all day yesterday. I wandered through some antique stalls, people watched, and by 10 or so, I realized more than anything I had a powerful thirst, and I started wondering where a boy can get a drink at this hour.
As if by magic, I came upon a man selling mulled wine, which was a bargain at £3, and did the trick for the moment. Sanity restored, I consulted the map and realized that I had actually chosen well when I picked the Portobello Road Market because now that I was at the end of it, I was only about a 20-minute stroll from Zaika where I was to meet my friends for lunch. So I started heading in that general direction. I was a bit peckish, so I picked up a cheese and onion sandwich at a Sainsbury’s (or was it a Tesco?), and wandered on, hoping I might find a pub or something I could while away a half hour so I wouldn’t arrive ridiculously early. Better still, though, I came upon Dirty Bones, which I can’t imagine actually eating at (I’m from Memphis, and this kind of food is our specialty), but they had a proper cocktail bar, so I went in and had a Corpse Reviver #2, the perfect morning drink as far as I am concerned (Lillet, Cointreau, gin, lemon, and absinthe). I sat for about 20 minutes and pondered my drink, felt life streaming in, and a smile appear on my face. One strike, though, is they did not have a bar you could sit at, so I didn’t have an opportunity to talk to the cute bartender, which is one of my greatest joys.
Corpse Reviver under my belt, I set out for Zaika and made it just as they were opening at noon. Raj and Laura texted they were almost there, so they seated me and I waited. Raj had picked this place because his family are from Lucknow, the capital of the Awadhi region, and they specialize in this particular cuisine, so he was hoping for a taste of home (particularly the okra, which his mother made especially well). Zaika is no hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant. It’s very fancy, the building having once been a bank. I was seated for a few minutes and then Raj and Laura arrived. Laura and I left everything to Raj, so he ordered about 10 different things and we shared. It was quite a pile, and he blessed the okra as being very good, and the prawns and monkfish and salmon (and I hate salmon) were also excellent. We had some bad cocktails (they were like a Manhattan crossed with a Blood and Sand and were rimmed with maraschino cherry syrup which just ran down the glass and made it sticky), but you never really expect a good cocktail in a place that doesn’t focus on them.
The real issue, though, was that I had to get to a 2:00 matinee of Edward II at the Globe, so I had to leave prematurely, and forced Raj to cover the bill. I managed to get into the City by 1:50, and had trouble finding Southwark Bridge (I’m not good with maps in London because there are so many pointless little streets, and the algorithm seems to always want to point me down obscure alleys). I managed to run into the theatre at 2:02 and they had already started, so I had to watch the first 10 minutes of the play on a monitor, including my favorite speech. But they were very efficient and finally got us seated. The play was in the winter facility of the Globe, the Sam Wanamaker Theatre, which is a recreated Elizabethan hall. The only lighting is candlelight. I was in the front of the lower balcony, but all the way up to the back wall, so I overlooked the stage sideways, and mostly stared down at the heads of the actors through candelabra. Fortunately, they raised them for the second half.
The Globe is doing an all-queer season right now, and Edward II, by Spenser, is about as queer as an Elizabethan play can get, and this performance removes any doubt as to what the relationship between Edward II and his favorite Gaveston. It was well acted and moving. I like that from Spenser’s point of view the reason the nobles don’t like Gaveston is not because he and Edward are lovers, but because he’s a commoner. Anyway, if you haven’t see the play, I warn you it doesn’t really end well. **SPOILER** They pretty graphically played the hot poker **/SPOILER**.
I had assigned Raj to find us a bar to go to for after the play, which ended up being the Little Bat in Islington , so I found a convenient bus at the foot of St Paul’s and was on my way. As we pulled into the Islington area, I saw the Sofa.com store and remembered it was near The Bar With No Name, and given 1) I had about an hour to kill, and 2) I love The Bar With No Name (sister establishment to Bar Termini!), I hopped off the bus early, and headed straight there. I got a seat at the bar, a cute and friendly bartender (Giorgio), and a “welcome” free cocktail (which was a deconstructed bloody mary made to look like a raw egg–you have to see it to believe it). From there I headed to their Manhattan Steel Corp cocktail, which is a Manhattan that has been distilled until it is clear with an addition of maraschino liqueur. It presents very well being perfectly clear except for the blood-red cherry at the bottom. I finished off with one of my favorites, a Bamboo (dry sherry, dry vermouth, orange and angostura bitters), settled up, and then consulted the map to figure out how to get to the Little Bat.
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Goan Carnival at Bombay Brasserie – Masala.com

Goan Carnival at Bombay Brasserie Goan Carnival at Bombay Brasserie By Tuesday, 19 March 2019 Taj Dubai’s swish Indian restaurant Bombay Brasserie hosted a Goan food and culture carnival that introduced patrons to yummy Goan cuisine. The special evening had the cultural vibe and art of Goa and a menu that was an utter delight of seafood, meat and vegetable delicacies. It will be available at the restaurant till April 19, on Friday as brunch and during the week, as a la carte and set menu Natasha Lakdawala, Shezad Lakdawala, Fatima Barbosa and Savio Vaz 1 of 12 Most Popular

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Restaurant Review: Chakra, Kensington High Street in London

Home / Food & Drink / Restaurant Review: Chakra, Kensington High Street in London Restaurant Review: Chakra, Kensington High Street in London By Natasha Presley on 19th March 2019
Nestled down a side street just off Kensington High Street is a quaint little restaurant, Chakra. Serving predominately North Indian cuisine with Punjabi influences, their philosophy is based on the chakra being the centre of healing and spiritual power within the human body, and the combination of lifestyle and dietary balance ensuring health and well-being.
My dining partner, Kaz, and I dined there on a wet and windy Monday night and stepped in from the street into a cosy, warm and peaceful space, with brightly coloured glassware and fabrics, deep turquoise walls and vases of beautiful posies. A large bar dominates the room, which is tiled in deep blue mosaics and complements an impressive patterned floor and there is an overwhelming feeling of nature, with foliage adorning the bar and lush planting on the outside terrace, bringing ‘the outside, inside’. Chakra restaurants are a haven of calm that transports you away from the hustle and bustle of London to a culinary sanctuary that you will delight in
We started with a glass of Prosecco and the obligatory poppadums and chutneys. The first portion was disappointingly soft, but the second batch was delightfully crispy, dipped into sweet mango chutney and didn’t touch the sides. What is it about poppadums that make you want to eat a bucketful?! We both chose from the vegan menu, so we could share everything, and we were not disappointed.
All of the dishes were brought out at the same time and we dug in! Truffle naan, which was a mushroom stuffed naan bread sounds simple but was truly the best dish of the night – so moreish, and even more wonderful when dipped in the baigran bharta; a spicy aubergine curry that was packed full of flavour and heat from spices. This was accompanied with pulao rice and a delightful creamed spinach (tadka palak), tempered with garlic, chilli and dill. This calmed the heat of the curry and was a vibrant green colour that always makes me happy. On the side, we had tandoori gobi, a gorgeous baked cauliflower dish with mango, ginger and lentil dust. Each dish was cooked to perfection and together were a culinary delight. Chakra’s take on authentic Indian cuisine with a contemporary twist honours high-quality, fresh, seasonal ingredients that are as nutritious as they are delicious
The desserts were a little bit of a let-down, with only one vegan dessert on the menu, a raspberry sorbet, it was, however, a very good raspberry sorbet. The right balance of sweet and sour, a deep pink colour and very smooth – a good palate cleanser following the curry. Kaz opted for a mango kulfi, a traditional Indian ice cream and she remarked on its wonderfully creamy texture and fresh mango flavour.
In this modern age there is an emphasis on spiritual and mental wellbeing and being mindful of the foods we eat. Restaurants like Chaka pride themselves on providing diners with a holistic experience, with harmony and tranquillity at the core of their philosophy. With the correlation between emotional well-being and diet being widely documented, I would recommend a trip to Chakra for great food, ambience and for you’re overall welfare….Om Dishes are well composed, made from fresh produce, finely spiced and bursting with flavour
Prices from the vegan menu range between £4.50 and £9.95; main menu – starters from £4.50 up to £12.95, mains between £13.95 and £25.95 (vegetarian mains significantly less at £7.50-£9.95). Breads and accompaniments start from £3 up to £4.50, sharing menus are £40 per head, while biryani and rice is priced between £5 and £13.95. Desserts start at £5.95, with the most expensive at £6.95. Very reasonable indeed.
Address: 33C Holland St, Kensington, London W8 4LX / 020 7229 2115

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Saturday, March 9. I am scheduled to meet Laura and Raj at Zaika of Kensington at noon. I am up early as is my wont, so I have plenty of time to kill. I survey my mental list of things I might like to do in London , and settle upon Portobello Road Market , so it’s off to the races.
I got there about 9, and the crowds were just beginning to thicken. I got off the tube at Ladbroke Grove and walked north a bit under the Westway before deciding I was probably not going in the right direction for the main antiques area (I’m queer, so antiquing is in my blood), so I turned about and headed south, past a sea of tat. I looked at some records, and saw an old single by the Kinks that I thought I might buy for Raj since he’s a big fan, but then I thought better of it since he ditched me all day yesterday. I wandered through some antique stalls, people watched, and by 10 or so, I realized more than anything I had a powerful thirst, and I started wondering where a boy can get a drink at this hour.
As if by magic, I came upon a man selling mulled wine, which was a bargain at £3, and did the trick for the moment. Sanity restored, I consulted the map and realized that I had actually chosen well when I picked the Portobello Road Market because now that I was at the end of it, I was only about a 20-minute stroll from Zaika where I was to meet my friends for lunch. So I started heading in that general direction. I was a bit peckish, so I picked up a cheese and onion sandwich at a Sainsbury’s (or was it a Tesco?), and wandered on, hoping I might find a pub or something I could while away a half hour so I wouldn’t arrive ridiculously early. Better still, though, I came upon Dirty Bones, which I can’t imagine actually eating at (I’m from Memphis, and this kind of food is our specialty), but they had a proper cocktail bar, so I went in and had a Corpse Reviver #2, the perfect morning drink as far as I am concerned (Lillet, Cointreau, gin, lemon, and absinthe). I sat for about 20 minutes and pondered my drink, felt life streaming in, and a smile appear on my face. One strike, though, is they did not have a bar you could sit at, so I didn’t have an opportunity to talk to the cute bartender, which is one of my greatest joys.
Corpse Reviver under my belt, I set out for Zaika and made it just as they were opening at noon. Raj and Laura texted they were almost there, so they seated me and I waited. Raj had picked this place because his family are from Lucknow, the capital of the Awadhi region, and they specialize in this particular cuisine, so he was hoping for a taste of home (particularly the okra, which his mother made especially well). Zaika is no hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant. It’s very fancy, the building having once been a bank. I was seated for a few minutes and then Raj and Laura arrived. Laura and I left everything to Raj, so he ordered about 10 different things and we shared. It was quite a pile, and he blessed the okra as being very good, and the prawns and monkfish and salmon (and I hate salmon) were also excellent. We had some bad cocktails (they were like a Manhattan crossed with a Blood and Sand and were rimmed with maraschino cherry syrup which just ran down the glass and made it sticky), but you never really expect a good cocktail in a place that doesn’t focus on them.
The real issue, though, was that I had to get to a 2:00 matinee of Edward II at the Globe, so I had to leave prematurely, and forced Raj to cover the bill. I managed to get into the City by 1:50, and had trouble finding Southwark Bridge (I’m not good with maps in London because there are so many pointless little streets, and the algorithm seems to always want to point me down obscure alleys). I managed to run into the theatre at 2:02 and they had already started, so I had to watch the first 10 minutes of the play on a monitor, including my favorite speech. But they were very efficient and finally got us seated. The play was in the winter facility of the Globe, the Sam Wanamaker Theatre, which is a recreated Elizabethan hall. The only lighting is candlelight. I was in the front of the lower balcony, but all the way up to the back wall, so I overlooked the stage sideways, and mostly stared down at the heads of the actors through candelabra. Fortunately, they raised them for the second half.
The Globe is doing an all-queer season right now, and Edward II, by Spenser, is about as queer as an Elizabethan play can get, and this performance removes any doubt as to what the relationship between Edward II and his favorite Gaveston. It was well acted and moving. I like that from Spenser’s point of view the reason the nobles don’t like Gaveston is not because he and Edward are lovers, but because he’s a commoner. Anyway, if you haven’t see the play, I warn you it doesn’t really end well. **SPOILER** They pretty graphically played the hot poker **/SPOILER**.
I had assigned Raj to find us a bar to go to for after the play, which ended up being the Little Bat in Islington , so I found a convenient bus at the foot of St Paul’s and was on my way. As we pulled into the Islington area, I saw the Sofa.com store and remembered it was near The Bar With No Name, and given 1) I had about an hour to kill, and 2) I love The Bar With No Name (sister establishment to Bar Termini!), I hopped off the bus early, and headed straight there. I got a seat at the bar, a cute and friendly bartender (Giorgio), and a “welcome” free cocktail (which was a deconstructed bloody mary made to look like a raw egg–you have to see it to believe it). From there I headed to their Manhattan Steel Corp cocktail, which is a Manhattan that has been distilled until it is clear with an addition of maraschino liqueur. It presents very well being perfectly clear except for the blood-red cherry at the bottom. I finished off with one of my favorites, a Bamboo (dry sherry, dry vermouth, orange and angostura bitters), settled up, and then consulted the map to figure out how to get to the Little Bat.
more to come . . .

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Asha’s announces launch date of new Solihull venue

Email Asha’s announces launch date of new Solihull venue
Bringing spice to Solihull’s ever-growing food and drink scene, Asha’s has announced it will open the doors to its newest restaurant on Wednesday 27 th March.
Already a landmark restaurant in Birmingham city centre, critically acclaimed Asha’s will bring its offering of award-winning contemporary Indian cuisine and innovative cocktails to the diners of Touchwood. Featuring an exciting mix of authentic flavours with unique spice blends, the menu will showcase the most-loved and well known recipes from venues across the globe.
Not only is Asha’s a firm favourite with the locals, but it has become a celebrity haunt for many well-known names. Over the years, the Birmingham team has welcomed a host of famous faces from Ed Sheeran and Priyanka Chopra to Heston Blumenthal and the Rolling Stones, who recently dined at the restaurant for Ronnie Wood’s birthday.
Reservations are now being taken for the 120 cover restaurant, which will be open seven days a week for spontaneous lunches with friends, delicious after-work gatherings and cosy date night dinners. Located on the upper terrace adjacent to Nando’s, the space also offers bar seating and can accommodate up to 15 guests in its intimate private dining room.
Within the restaurant, diners will enjoy a feast for the eyes through an eclectic blend of texture, colour and pattern. Promising to add spice to life, Asha’s has created an ambience which is filled with energy and echoes the spirit of Asha Bhosle, one of India’s most famous singers and actors of whom the restaurant takes its name.
Pawan Kenth, a director of Asha’s, comments: “We can’t wait to bring our food and drink offering to the diners of Touchwood. The opening of Asha’s Solihull has been eagerly-anticipated and the team is extremely excited to finally reveal the new restaurant.
“We’re passionate about delivering a truly memorable experience to each and every one of our guests and have worked closely with the design team in Dubai to create an authentic environment that our customers know and love. We look forward to opening our doors to Touchwood and becoming a part of the Touchwood restaurant scene serving visitors from Solihull and beyond.” To make a reservation, call 0121 200 2767 or visit www.ashassolihull.ashasrestaurant.co.uk

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Biryani Stories: How Dhaka’s Biryani went from being the food of the elites to the dish everyone eats

To Bangladeshis, Biryani is much more than food
Prawn Biriyani. Image by Jyothis via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0
This is the third article of our series “Biryani Stories”, which looks at the common culinary culture in South Asian countries. In this installment, we explore the Biryani culture in Dhaka. Read: Biryani Stories: Is Biryani the national dish of Pakistan?
In Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka , the anarchic traffic congestion along the city’s major roads gives you the opportunity to observe the street food shops. The aroma of their spicy Biryani , which is very popular and easy to find, will allure you!
The inclusion of Biryani as a Bengali dish dates back to only a few centuries. Bangladesh , a low-lying country in the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta region, has cultivated rice for the last 5,000 years. The rice produced from the land, combined with the fish from the numerous rivers that crisscross the country, earned its residents a nickname that stuck: the “fish and rice-rich Bengalis”. Read: Biryani Stories: In search of the origin of Biryani
Over time and as the region passed through the hands of various invaders — including a period of Mughal rule in the greater Indian subcontinent — many foods were added to Bengal’s culinary culture. Mughal food, known as Mughlai cuisine, is part of this rich heritage, and its standout dish is the Biryani of Dhaka. How did Biriyani come to Dhaka?
In 1610, after the Mughal rulers declared Dhaka as the provincial capital , Mughal subedars (equivalent to British captains) and other high officials arrived in Dhaka to manage the administration. Most came from Lucknow in present-day India, bringing personal cooks with them . While many subedars were subsequently transferred from Dhaka, some of the cooks remained, keeping the Biriyani culture alive in Dhaka by opening shops and allowing the Mughal diet to flourish. It gradually fused with Dhaka’s local cuisine, creating a unique taste, winning the hearts of ordinary people and slowly becoming a regular part of their diet.
Biryani is a trademark dish in Bangladesh capital Dhaka city. Biryani shops are found all over the city. Photo: Author. The Biryani brands of Dhaka
If you are asked to name a few signature foods of Dhaka City, Kachchi (raw) Biryani would be at the top of the list. In any social event, even if it’s just a small gathering, once the food is being served Biryani will be on the menu. In Dhaka, the preferred Biryani brand is Hajir Biryani , which was created in 1939. Its unique characteristic is that it is cooked using mustard oil (instead of the traditional ghee or butter oil), and mutton is used as meat.
Jhunur Biryani is another famous Biryani brand in Dhaka, but it is cooked with chicken meat. Shah Saheb’s Biriyani, Nanna Biryani and Fakhruddin’s Kachchi are equally popular foodie brands.
When Canadian YouTuber and food video blogger Trevor James visited Bangladesh recently, he tasted the Dhaka brands Haji Biriyani and Nanna Biryani and praised them immensely.
Traditional Biryani meat recipes use mutton, beef or chicken, but in the “ fish and rice-rich Bengali ” country, Biryani is also cooked with prawns or even catfish. There is also vegetarian Biryani, and the custom of Hajir Biryani is to sell it in containers made of jackfruit leaves. Biryani variations in Dhaka
Hajir Biryani is usually packed in containers made of jackfruit leaves. Image by Vinegarymass911 via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 4.0
Biryani is basically cooked in one of two ways. In Pakki Biriyani, meat, and rice are cooked separately, then placed in layers for roasting. To make Kachi Biryani, mutton is marinated with yogurt and spices overnight, then placed at the bottom of a big cooking pot. Potatoes and rice go on top of the meat and the lid of the pot is sealed with dough to make it airtight. The meat, potatoes, and rice all are cooked together over a slow fire Dum-pukht style, which helps the dish retain its natural aromas.
In the blog Guruchandali, Sukanta Ghosh describes a special feature of cooking Kacchi Biryani:
বিরিয়ানী তৈরীতে নাকি তেঁতুল কাঠের আগুন লাগে- আগুনের আবার নাকি পরত থাকে । আধুনিক যন্ত্রে তাপ মেপে নয় – বিরিয়ানী তৈরী হয় আগুনের রঙ দেখে ।
The tradition is to cook biryani using the wood of Tamarind tree — the slow fire is said to have layers too. They don’t use modern equipment like a thermometer for measuring the cooking temperature — the good chefs cook Biryani watching the colors of fire.
He added:
বিরিয়ানী রাঁধতে গেলে নাকি চাল ভিজিয়ে রাখতে হয় দুধের মধ্যে সারারাত। সেই দুধে একটু কেশর মেশানো থাকবে । আর যে পাত্রে বিরিয়ানী হবে সেই পাত্রের নিচের তলে তেজ পাতার একটা লেয়ার দিয়ে রাখতে হবে।
For cooking biriyani, you have to soak the rice in milk for the whole night. A little bit of saffron is added in that milk. And the bottom of the pot where Biryani would be cooked will have a layer of bay leaves. Marriage ceremonies and Biryani
Quite apart from the traditional rituals of Bangladeshi weddings, the main attraction at such celebrations remains the sumptuous food. Without Biryani, wedding arrangements are deemed incomplete; in fact, brides and grooms have been known to quarrel over the absence of Biryani on the wedding menu. Kachchi Biryani is the type that is typically served at wedding feasts.
Here’s a peek at some Biryani recipes that are served at weddings: Biryani is much more than food
For Bangladeshis, Biryani is another name for love. They never get tired of eating it, and because of its rich ingredients and spices, it is a satisfying meal that fills you quickly. In the words of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Thakur, “I have loved you hundreds of times in hundreds of ways!”
A Twitter post by Hasib Gazi echoes this sentiment: সমুদ্র,বিরিয়ানি আর সুস্বাদু চা হলে জীবনে বাকিটা সময় একা একা কাটিয়ে দিতে পারবো!
— Mohammed Hasib Gazi (Shakibian) (@hasibgazi) March 10, 2019
Watching the sea, eating biryani and drinking delicious tea — thus I can spend the rest of my life alone!
If reading this has already whet your appetite, come to Dhaka and enjoy the taste of Biryani at any one of these establishments , reputed for offering the most delicious Biriyani dishes in the city.

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