Phoenix Mills has expanded from the burgeoning BIG Bazaar to High Street Phoenix and now into a massive glossy and slick granite slated Palladium with connected Escalators and never ending stream of window shoppers.
I thought that maybe theyve combined two words Palace and Stadium and come up with Palladium
Looks like Uncle Sam is not doing too well back home, so hes heading out to Indian cities to shore up his bottom-line.
And one of the newest kids on this block is TGIF Thank God Its Friday.
So what does Man Friday dish out ?
Lots of American stuff Lots of fattening food a la MacDonalds. Lots of psychedelic strobes and disco lights with a snooker balled wall and American junk plastered all over to give it the nostalgic true blue American feel good impression.
All dishes start at around Rs.300/- and above but the quality, contents and quantity justify the moolah. It took two of us to wolf down their fare. Delicious, lip smacking, spicy, tarty and yumm.
Chicken, Lamb, Sea-Food and decent Vegetarian fare too.
Appetizers, steaks, Nachos, Tortillas, Pastas, Burgers, Grills, Soups and Salads.
Topped off with a well stocked bar and a bartender who juggles a lot of drinks and keeps you entertained with his antics. Drinks like the Margherita, Mojito, wines and beer with some interesting mocktails to drown in after a bad day at the stock markets.
They have Happy Hours, 5pm to 8-30pm on all days of the Week, only at the Palladium outlet here in Bombay, wherein every drink you order gets you one more complimentary. And every aerated drink you order is unlimited for the price of Rs.125/-
Strategically placed TV screens that showcase Sports, Soccer and MTV stuff loud music the head banger kind the gloomy dark lighting with bright streaks of flashy disco you get used to it after some time.
Waiters dressed in their trademark red stripes with two bright red napkins tucked behind them like a monkeys tail.
One can barely have a conversation in the racket but the bar is the place to line up to chill and wind down after a hard days work. Gossip and pick ups kind of atmosphere if you get what I mean.
Typical American look and feel should do well and Mumbais rocking with firangs and well heeled yuppies. At TGIF, everyday is a Friday, Amen !