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27 Jul

Going all out for burgers

Build Your Own Burger at Outpost   You have to be serious about your burgers, seriously interested in them, if you wish to dine at Outpost. Because it’s a dark and winding Ring Road, a labyrinth of a route that you’ll lose your way on at least twice before you get it right, that’ll lead you there. This is DHA’s newly planned Phase 8, a locality that is coming up as potentially posh but is currently marred by poor signage and weak illumination. You may easily drive through Bhatta Chowk and make it to Phase 8 but navigating your way to Outpost and more importantly, getting back from the new burger joint is something you’ll need an experienced guide for.   The good thing...
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26 Oct

X2 Pan Asian Dining in Lahore

A trip to Lahore almost always means a weight gain because of the criminally rich and exotic local cuisine and this time was no different. The nihari and payee, the haleem and yakhni pulao, the damned samosas that come with a bright red plum sauce that is not available in Karachi. That, with the channa chutney, is heaven. Especially if you attack it with a plain naan, as we used to at the Kinnaird College canteen. Oh and if you visit Lahore in winter then the fish at Bashir Daar-ul-Mahi (whom I prefer to Sardaar) is a must-go. So yes, I am a foodie as much as a fashion critic.     While continental/fine dining options are limited in Lahore - the Cosa...
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