Kasa Delivery

I wonder what the ebb and flow of delivery patterns truly are.  Some are obvious:  rainy day = busy delivery night. Other evenings, there appears to be no rhyme or reason as to why a lot of people at the same time think, “I want Indian delivery from Kasa.”  (I’m not complaining AT ALL.  The more customers, […]

Stuff White People Like: Indian Food

Hi, I’m the gringo you’ll most likely see behind the register when you come to Kasa.  It’s time for me to make a guest appearance on what has essentially (and thankfully) been Anamika’s blog.  She has far more interesting things to say than I do. If you haven’t read Christian Lander’s now-famous blog, Stuff White People Like, I think you […]

A Rainy Windy Day on 18th Street

It’s raining and windy today.  All kinds of things are canceled and it’s starting to affect my mood.  I want to stay cozied up in bed.  To worsen things, I’m wondering how this may negatively affect business. I walk the 18th St corridor as usual to get to Kasa and I take a good look […]

Lamb Vindaloo Debate

It seems like our whole family is into the world of restaurants.  Suresh has a large family.  Three older sisters and brothers-in-law (two sets of whom own Chaat Cafe), a bunch of nephews and nieces, their wives and of course his parents.  Whenever we get together, the focus is almost always on food (along with […]

Colour

I had the blues today.  Not entirely sure why, but I had them.  It could have been the hangover I had from the wonderful Malbec I enjoyed at Hotel Biron yesterday with Suresh on my much deserved night off, or it could have just been life.  Unfortunately I’m prone to being thrown into the pits […]

Cooking the books for Kasa

So I’m the third member of the Kasa ownership team, the most invisible because I kept my day job in order to keep the lights on should Kasa stumble and, most painfully, the one who chose the short straw and became Kasa’s Chief Financial Officer. The best thing about being the Chief Financial Officer is […]

Kati Roll At the Asian American Film Festival

Kati Roll Madness Deepa Mehta?  I’d never heard her name until Saturday night just gone (though I’d seen her controversial movies Water and Fire). I guess she may never know just how exhausted she got us all at Kasa. Our naivety as first time restaurant owners shows up despite the leaps and bounds we’ve made learning […]

The Roti Story-1

Before opening the restaurant, roti was my biggest fear.  The food I was super confident with.  Even if I didn’t have a soul to help me, I could manage the food all by myself.  The roti though!  You need skill, speed and strength to put out a huge number of rotis.  You need PRACTICE.  The […]

The Roti Story-2

Before opening the restaurant, roti was my biggest fear.  The food I was super confident with.  Even if I didn’t have a soul to help me, I could manage the food all by myself.  The roti though!  You need skill, speed and strength to put out a huge number of rotis.  You need PRACTICE.  The […]

The Kasa Blog Is Live!

We’re super excited to launch the Kasa blog.  We opened in June 2008, and it’s been a dead sprint since around January 2008 to get things running smoothly.  We’re now coming up for air and can launch the long planned blog. Here’s some of the stuff we hope to write about: The ups, downs and […]