ECR peeps, have you been to the cool pub that's right there in your hood? Remember the old pub at Green Meadows Resort in Palavakkam? Well, that place got a whole new look now and since then has been a great hangout spot. Say hello to Grasshopper — a resto-pub with whacky sounding cocktails. Would you dare try the Beetlejuice with a lemon rub, hazelnut syrup and cranberry juice, the Confused Cricket with passion fruit puree and light rum or the Preying Mantis with gin, lime juice, ginger and basil leaves? Don’t worry, these drinks are all insect-free (as far as we know!).
The ambiance is worth coming to if you’re making a trip to ECR (and the lovely drive, of course). Vibrant pops of colours all around! There’s a funky bar counter indoors but we’re thinking of sitting outside amidst the lovely greenery to catch some breeze. Food wise, you get everything from Continental to Chinese and even Kerala dishes. We’re eyeing the special Sunday brunch too. If you’re off alcohol, brunch comes up to INR 1,111 and if you aren’t, it costs INR 1,999. This includes domestic liquor and you can choose from a range of soups, salads and they even have a live grill for fresh, hot starters. We can’t wait to get out of town to hit Chennai’s latest resto-pub. See you there?