What A Comic Show!

Comic-book nerds, rejoice! Thanks to a comic themed restaurant and the hippest trendiest new hangout in town.  With a hanging upside down action figurine of Spiderman on the window glass and a life sized frame of Superman, comic-book fans will feel right at home at What a Comic Show (WACS). When you walk into a place like this, it brings you back to your childhood and makes you remember why you got into comics. Here you’ll get the flashback of those days where comic characters were our real heroes and how we mimicked ninja by using scales as swords to supernatural devil looking investigator, Hellboy.  Being a hardcore comic fanatic, I was in love with their ambiance. There are comics everywhere- on the walls, collage on the table tops, and even full issues on the table to read while you wait. It was indeed a joy when I spotted my favorite Iron man’s action figure. The walls display countless memorabilia from Marvel & other comics, including Mickey Mouse, head busts, figurines and movie posters. It provides excellent customer service in a friendly home style environment.  Customers can play any of the board games at any time. The restaurant is essentially my dream fan-cave brought to life!

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Located at Safdarjung Development Area Market near Delhi, IIT Gate, this new age restaurant started by food lover and comic world fan- Pooja Moirangthem is one of a kind. Being a budding entrepreneur, Pooja has been in the Travel Industry for almost a decade and then decided to hang her boots as she always had the zest to start a unique and rejuvenating enterprise. The owner have meticulously handpicked and selected all the components of the business. They even organize live acoustic musical nights, screening of super blockbusters in the genre of animation, superheroes costume parties and much more.

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I sat down and pursue the drinks menu to see what reference I can catch. A mocktail named PHANTOM PUNCH pops out immediately, it is a blend of lime soda, brown sugar with ginger syrup. Super healthy and refreshing drink. Then I opted for FRANSKENSTEIN BLOOD which did not suit my taste bud. I felt the portion of tomato juice was too strong.

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To get the complete essence of both CONTINENTAL and ORIENTAL delicacies, I chose VEG PLATTER from each. Former platter consists of crispy French fries, potato wedges, mushroom triangle toast which was a perfect delight and simple bruschetta with tasty topping. While the latter has spring rolls, stuffed potato, chilly paneer which were good but shabalay and wontons were a letdown. On the recommendation of our pretty host, I tried CRISPY CORN PEPER SALT and BAM! It was an outburst of crunch and flavors. Here, I can say that spiciness was on point.

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Then I had WHITE SAUCE MUSHROOM PASTA which again was brilliant. Up next was freshly made EGG SANDWICH with a side of fries, which for once was just the right amount. It has a taste that lingers and will make you want to revisit.

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Like we all know a food review is incomplete without a sweet take, so for dessert, I had CHOCOLATE BROWNIE with CHOCOLATE ICE-CREAM which was good.

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Clearly, this is a different kind of establishment. One that makes everyone feel welcome. It is a geeked out nerd fest with great food. Like Jim Zub said ‘Comic is social’ and so is WACS.

On a comical note I would like to add ‘May the FOOD be with you’!

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Happy eating & Happy reading!!!

By Nistha Singh

Associate Blogger




Portuguese Cocktail Bar & Dessert Tasting @Barcelos


Barcelos brings the rich wine culture of Portugal here through their newly introduced Portuguese Cocktail Bar. They have already won people’s heart through their exotic bar menu which includes Molecular drinks, Sangria, boozy shakes and now taking it to another level, they have introduced an exclusive Portuguese Cocktail Bar.

With today’s emerging global trend of fast pace living, there is little time available for good and traditional food. Therefore, Barcelos strive continually to find a perfect balance between the traditional, healthy home-style cuisine and the fast lane demands of the modern world. Barcelos is an Afro-Portuguese restaurant specializing in Peri Peri best Flamed Grilled Chicken. With a single operation founded in Pretoria, South Africa in 1993, Barcelos has grown exponentially which led it to start franchising in 1998. Ever since this gourmet of burger chain opened in Khan Market it has been a hit amongst the people.


The ambiance is bewitching. Spread over two floors, this place has a warm inviting feel with well laid out massive space & comfortable seating. The interiors have been done tastefully with a lot of wall paintings reflecting the theme of Portugal.


So after creating a huge buzz by introducing colored burgers, Barcelos is back with another interesting concept for those who love their drinks and for all the sweet-toothed people like myself. It brings the rich wine culture of Portugal here through their newly introduced Portuguese Cocktail menu. First up, i was greeted by the delightful DIRTY ROSE, a small-sized glass containing wine, rose essence and tropical fruit- all topped with dried rose petals. The fruitalicious blend somehow left me with the pleasant aftertaste.


Next was the Indian classic cocktail KHATTI MEETHI MARGARITA, infused with tequila, fresh lime, mint leaves, tamarind and watermelon. It was refreshing and is definitely a popular choice amongst the ladies.


Although I’m not a wine person but still i was in love with DOCE. A blend of red port wine, a spoon of vanilla ice cream to give a creamy texture to it, cinnamon, raspberry syrup  with sprinkled chocolate powder. This drink was a pure bliss.


As for food, FRIES AND WEDGES PLATTER was served with 3 dips- mayo, peri mayo and cheesy jalapeño mayo which was my favourite.


Up next was ARABIC MEZZE PLATTER, it comes with the fresh hummus, baba ghanoush, tzatziki, pesto hummus and tabbouleh with the crispy falafel and spongy pita.


Now comes the sweet part of this review, dessert that is, GOLDEN CHOCOLATE CAKE serve with meringue and BLACK FOREST ICE CREAM was luscious. Ice cream was vanilla based with chocolate flakes and cherries.

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Though TRADITIONAL CHEESECAKE with gulab jamun base didn’t have the perfect consistency but small sized gulab jamun that were served separately with it was on point. The best part about ice cream here is that it is not procured from outside but made in Barcelos, so fancy some PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM? Go for it as it tastes great and gives a flavorful after taste.


Overall I enjoyed this experience and all credit goes to the staff and prowess of the chef. Presentation and hospitality was remarkable. Barcelos strives to serve something different in a market that is already full of restaurants serving everything and they manage to hold their ground well. Hence, their new cocktail and dessert menu is worth a try.

Happy reading & Happy eating!!!

By Nistha Singh

Associate Blogger