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JD's Sandwich is named after a local food enthusiast who is a frequent face at the cafe and loves one particular sandwich

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– by Jaideep Sarin

Chandigarh, June 1, 2017: It is certainly not one of those upscale, air-conditioned, fine-dining places with a fancy address. But Dev’s American Cafe here believes in providing a new and different experience to foodies who are ready and willing to experiment.

Tucked inside the campus of The British School in Chandigarh’s Sector 44, the cafe is more of an open eating space with a makeshift roof for some cover to seat about 30-35 people. The sitting area is actually a shed with the school’s boundary wall being the only back-up on one side.

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The only fully covered area is the kitchen, which too appears more like a school canteen than a restaurant kitchen. And with good reason — it actually is the school canteen during the day.

It is only in the evening that Dev’s American Cafe comes to life with colourful but basic lighting, some music and a lot of variety of good food, though the menu is just a couple of white boards with the food choices written in black, green, blue and red markers.

On the menu board, one can find dishes with such unique names as Baloo the Burger, Phat Omelette (comes with toast), The Lindy Hop, Don’t Tell Me, Volcano Burger, The Tintin (inspired by Ranbeer Tintin Siddu of “I Quit” fame) and others.

JD’s Sandwich is named after a local food enthusiast who is a frequent face at the cafe and loves one particular sandwich.

Among other popular items are the Big Texas BBQ Burger, American Breakfast, California Date Shake and Cinamon French Toast.

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Owner and founder Dev — short for Devinder Singh Mahal — is an Indian-American who was a chef in the US for nearly 25 years before heading for India and is now “settled” here to be part of the food business.

“We love to experiment. So our menu items keep changing. Most of the dishes on the menu have been conceived by me depending on the taste demands of the people coming here,” Devinder told IANS.

Born to a Sikh father and a German-American mother in the US, Dev says that he tries to infuse international flavor to his dishes.

“Most of my clients here are youngsters and families. I keep getting feedback from them to bring in changes to the items that are made and sold here. We don’t advertise ourselves, not even on popular food social sites. Most of our customers come here based on word-of-mouth references,” Dev said.

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In the kitchen, it is Dev, his young associate Ashank, and a helper who manage the entire cooking.

“We make it a point to understand the food tastes of people and prepare things accordingly. We do give them suggestions, wherever necessary,” pointed out Ashank, a commerce graduate who learnt all his cooking skills at the cafe. (IANS)

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Place and Location: Dev’s American Cafe; The British School Campus, Sector 44, Chandigarh.

Meal for Two: Around Rs 600-1,000 (depending upon the order; some items are cheaper).

Time: 5 pm to 10 pm

(Jaideep Sarin can be contacted at jaideep.s@ians.in)

 

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6 Foods You Should Mandatorily Avoid At Night

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Eating right before bed is never a healthy habit. The ideal time for dinner is at least three hours before going to bed. Eating the right food at night is very crucial in ensuring sound sleep and better digestion. There are certain foods you should never eat before going to bed. They can end up causing a turbulent night ahead. Here are the six foods you should mandatorily avoid at night:

1. Milk

Though rich in protein and calcium, milk is something you should definitely avoid at night. The lactose content of the milk causes indigestion thereby depriving you of a perfect sleep. Additionally, if you are lactose intolerant, you should keep milk at an arm’s length during the night time. You can have pasta instead.

lactose content of the milk causes indigestion. Pixabay

2. Chocolate

A small cube of chocolate is something everyone loves to have after supper. However, your favorite dessert can be very unhealthy. The high sugar content and caffeine keeps away you from sleeping well. Consequently, lack of sleep causes sluggishness and inefficiency in work.

High sugar content and caffeine keeps away you from sleeping well. Pixabay

3. Pizza

Say a big no to Pizza before going to bed. Your choicest pizza contains high calories and trans fats which can sit in your stomach throughout the night leaving you disturbed for a protracted period of time.

Pizza contains high calories and trans fats which can sit in your stomach. Wikimedia

4. Fruit Juice

The idea of gulping down a glass of fruit juice instead of dinner is rather very bad. Fruit juices during night tend to have an acidic reaction on your body. They can cause heartburn as well.

Fruit juices during night tend to have an acidic reaction. Maxpixelfree

5. Alcohol

A peg of alcohol at night can lead to an acid influx. Alcohol relaxes your valves that connect the stomach to the oesophagus. Consequently, the body is unable to place the food where it belongs resulting in an acid influx.

Alcohol at night can lead to an acid influx. Wikimedia

6. Soda

Are you suffering from an acid reflux and thus planning to drink a glass of soda to counter the malady? You might not get the desired results. Soda is itself highly acidic in content which can harm the valves due to carbonation thereby leading to increased pressure on the stomach.

Soda is itself highly acidic in content which can harm the valves due to carbonation. Wikimedia

 

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