Back in the day before Instagram and Cronuts [Dominique Ansel’s improbable and wildly successful croissant-doughnut hybrid] were unleashed on humanity, food nerds tended to be obsessed [with all things food and drink], like-minded souls. Not anymore. Today, anyone with a camera and an appetite fancies himself a card-carrying gastronaut.
And this means trying out any newly viral foodstuff / hipster trend they read about or, more likely, found on Instagram. More importantly, posting 17,000 Nashville / Sierra-filtered, contrast-enhanced photos of the food (and drink) in question.
Case in point – the not-so-humble milkshake.
Now, I know what you’re thinking – how can a milkshake possibly be a gastronomic experience? It’s basically half a litre of milk, ice-cream, and the sickeningly sweet syrup / paste / condiments du jour. And to that I say, lo and behold. These are not the milkshakes favoured by tweens sipping coyly from the same glass, holding hands and playing footsie. Lakeview Milkbar anyone?
More like, these milkshakes grew up, grew a pair, got a few piercings and tattoos and generally became badass. Well, as badass as you can be with whipped cream and cookies.
You gotta admit – they make for fantastic food porn. After all, most of the fun is derived from being seen to consume the shake or be in the same vicinity as the shake / any beautiful / interesting looking food trend. Much like entering a club with a hot date – you’re hot by association, personality (or in this case, diabetes) be damned.
Now, if like us, you don’t have enough bank to hop on a flight to New York to queue up outside Black Tap, Instagram at the ready, mosey on over to Brik Oven and drown your sorrows in a Big Bang Shake.
Bangalore is a great place to eat out. But don’t go out sans the Quirk card that offers a flat 25% off on food and drinks at 50 restaurants in the city. Buy it now!
How to Get There:
Where: 3 locations – M G Road | Indira Nagar | Kormangala
Contact: M G Road – 080 25582161 | Indira Nagar – 080 25200443 | Kormangala – 080 25715455
Timings: All Locations – All Days 9 AM to 12 Midnight
Cost: ₹500 for two people
Where: 19, Church St, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, 560001
Contact: +91 9148100119
Timings: Mon – Sun 1 PM to 5 PM | 7 PM to 11 PM
Cost: ₹600 for two people