Ox & Tomato – A very catchy name, hard to miss when you drive on St. Mary’s Road. I must have crossed this place so many times, but somehow have never entered this place, probably because it looks small, or whatever. Continue reading
A rainy day, cold weather (ahem!! okay, at least by Chennai standards) and kids were kinda bored at home. Continue reading
I have been looking at this place since the day it opened. Somehow, did not get a chance to eat here, and finally managed to drop in, for a takeaway.
One of those lucky days when you get your pizza delivered in less than 20 minutes, piping hot ! Absolutely delicious. Continue reading
This is one of the very good places for pizza/kebab, either to eat or take-away. The place has basic seating arrangement, not too fancy stuff. Have tried kebabs and pizza here at least about 4-5 times during this visit to Oslo. I have eaten here during my previous visit to Oslo last year too. Not once I have had any complaint regarding the food. It is just yummy and so consistent.
For a quick bite and just simple stuff kinda meal, this is a must-try. It is open till very late in the night and is bang in the center of Oslo on Torgata.
This was a pizza photography contest being held for the second time by Tuscana on Chamiers by Willi and Chennai Food Guide. Last time they had it was in April 2013. Since I had been here earlier, I knew about what was going to take place. I had already registered my name so just had to confirm with them at the venue. The contest stated at 4PM and went on till about 5:15 PM.
This time they had separate categories for Mobile Camera and DLSRs, but the timing was the same for both of them, so obviously it meant more number of people. Getting hold of a pizza was the most difficult part. Yeah, the Tuscana team made sure that there were enough pizzas for photography, but still you don’t have the luxury of thinking too much about the styling part because there’s someone waiting. You have to be fast, at the same time try to manage a decent shot without anyone else in the frame. There were a few photographers who were in their own world with their pizzas with a look on their face nothing short of a scientist ;). If you went close to them just to get a shot of that, rather ‘their’ pizza, the expression on their face was similar to what you would see if you asked for a share in their ancestral property 🙂 LOL! With such kids around, it was sort of difficult. Thanks to the other mature photographers who were more than willing to wait till I finished my click. Its because of them I managed to get a few decent shots I think.
After the contest, a high tea followed and since I had a prior commitment of meeting a friend of mine, I couldn’t stay on to have the pizzas. Overall, it was well organized and the participants were well-taken care of by the Tuscana team ! It was good to participate too.
Visited a place called Tasty Pizza in K.K.Nagar. This is a very recently opened outlet and their other branch in Ramapuram has been there for quite sometime now. Since the owner of the place was a distant friend/acquaintance, I told him I will be clicking pictures while I eat and he readily agreed.
As we entered, the first thing we noticed was that the place was clean, the ambience was pretty ok, an all-red theme, comfortable seating six-seaters on one side and four-seaters on the other side. We had a peep into the kitchen where we saw how the pizza was made. I managed to get a few clicks of how the pizza was made.
Back to our seats, we ordered a few short-eats – french fries and there was masala fries which was better than the normal ones. Cheese balls and potato smileys, and chicken nuggets. All of them were good.
Started with the pizzas – Catchy one was the ‘Fruit’ pizza which had a lot of fruits and it was obviously sweet. Wondered how a sweet pizza would taste, but it was much better than what I expected. Then there was a Pepper Chicken Pizza. This was again very different ‘local’ flavor. It was like eating a very familiar chicken masala, but as a pizza. Loved that flavor. Then there was Barbeque chicken pizza which was a bit too juicy because of too much sauce, but tasted good. The vegetable pizza was a standard one and was ok. All these pizzas had lot of cheese, were soft and juicy and really VFM. Those who are weight watchers, ‘Italian real pizza’ lovers, should excuse. This is just good to compare with the normal pizza outlets and not the exotic ones like wood-fired thin crust pizzas and so on.
We also ordered chicken strips and drumstick chicken and these were very similar to the KFC stuff, BUT…were much better in my opinion. I have eaten a lot of times in KFC and have never been a big fan of their chicken apart from the outside crispy layer. Here the inside of the chicken was well-cooked, juicy and tasted good.
Have heard from friends that their other branch at Ramapuram is a favorite amongst the college students. They have some discounts for students, and good taste and VFM is what attracts them there I guess.
Overall, complete VFM, worth a visit.
First visit to Pizza Republic @ Taramani ! A decent experience.
Ambience – Quite ok, a bit deserted so kinda felt odd all alone with my son at 03:45PM, otherwise ok..
A chicken Supreme pizza with Multi-grain crust – Wonderful! Juicy, crunchy fresh toppings – onion, capsicum, Jalapenos, and Chicken !
A chicken Taco – so so. It was too flimsy..couldnt pick and eat without it falling off..didnt quite enjoy it as much.
A Chicken Burrito – Awesome! nice flavor and taste..loved it.
Visited Adambakkam outlet in a few days, ambience was better than Taramani, more spacious and the pizzas were wonderful, burrito was not as good as Taramani. Overall, this pizza place is decent.
if you look at it expense-wise, I still think the ‘Buy one- Get one’ offer in Domino’s on Wednesdays will beat this hands down ! 2 Large Pizzas for around Rs 550 is a steal for the quality you get at Dominos.