I have been away from this blog for a long time. Initially I was kept away because I was busy and I didn’t get the time to post as frequently as I needed to. But eventually I realised that my heart wasn’t in it. Over the months … years… I have come back and looked at the comments from readers who were obviously driven to this site from google or some other non-obvious location (I certainly haven’t been twittering its existence). In the most part they were appreciative. Each time I read their remarks, I felt I should come back but something always held me back.
To me, the format of the blog just wasn’t right. I originally intended to create a site where people could get honest reviews about places to eat in Bangalore. It soon became apparent that I could never honestly provide people I don’t know with a reliable way in which to judge a restaurant. To those who look for value for money, a meal that costs upwards of Rs. 2000 a head was unpalatable simply because it cost so much. To others who place a premium on fine dining, the ambience of a roadside dhaba was unacceptable regardless of how good the food tasted. Any form of rating was useless.
I also realised that in writing in the style of a food guide, I was constantly trying to impart information – how much it cost, what dishes were good, was the service adequate – and that certainly was not fun. I realised through this process that much as I enjoy writing about food, I am not cut out to do so in the structured confines of a guide format.
So I just dropped in to say goodbye. I will not post again to this website. I thank you all who have posted comments for your patronage and your support and wish you enjoyable meals wherever you may choose to eat them. I am planning a completely different kind of food site – one in which I have the freedom to write about all the food experiences that I enjoy from time to time without necessarily intending to provide you with direction as to whether or not you should go there at all. An Anthony Bourdain kind of foodblog.
I hope you will find your way there.