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Brahminical Rites!!!

Went to Brahmin’s Cafe today after hazaar time. Was getting comfortably numb with the typical darshini fare. As usual, the throng of ROMEO’s (Retired Old Men Eating Outside) were at their usual best, putting polite conservation with the adigebatru’s. The thing about Brahmin’s, which amazes me, is the quick turn around time. An order of vada, khara bath and coffee is churned within a span of 3-5 minutes. This ensures that a steady stream of junta keep striding in without having to wait. And, unlike Michael Porter’s competitive strategy theory viz, the trade off between volumes and margins, Brahmin’s actually has managed to strike a fine balance between the two. The vada, idli and kharabath are priced at Rs 9 and the coffee at Rs 6, which obviously includes a sufficient mark up to cover the costs incurred (and the additional helpings of chutney). This is one conundrum, which many existing darshini’s, sparing Vidyarthi Bhavan, Central Tiffin Room etc haven’t managed to crack.

An interesting thought struck me while I watched two maami’s wolf down hot vada’s in an auto. Keeping in mind, the rich culinary delights that South Bangalore has to offer (sorry Joshua, Santosh, Vivek, Sohan and Sai, this is strictly vegetarian fare, I am referring to), it would be nice, if a tour is organized covering the troika of MTR, for puri-sagu, Vidyarthi Bhavan, for its famed bennai masala dosa and Brahmins for the best idlis in town. This could be accommodated along with an option of visiting the Bull Temple/ watching a movie at Urvashi or generally soaking in the temples in and around Shankar matt/ Basavanagaudi. Interesting!!!

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(Anonymous)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
kanna dey....
i have no issues with veg fare. infact i wouldnt mind the trip on a lazy saturday, to settle issues later we could put some beer as saving grace:-)
malleshwaram also offers a couple of good options for idlies- veena stores on sampige road and the other if i am not mistaken is some other tiffin room, the name just doesnt strike at the moment.

vivek nd
(Anonymous)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
kanna dey....
i have no issues with veg fare. infact i wouldnt mind the trip on a lazy saturday, to settle issues later we could put some beer as saving grace:-)
malleshwaram also offers a couple of good options for idlies- veena stores on sampige road and the other if i am not mistaken is some other tiffin room, the name just doesnt strike at the moment.central tiffin room i think

vivek nd
getting_bitter
May. 16th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
Neither do I, as a matter of fact. As I write this, I am drooling over the MTR lunch I expect to be devouring in about fifteen minutes :-) It's just that, unlike you, I have the choice of giving it up and heading to the Shivajinagar Taj for a Mutton Biriyani. And therein lies the rub.
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