Image courtesy of Desi Galli Image courtesy of Desi Galli
By New York Natives Staff

We’re eating…

Desi Galli

Desi Galli translates to “Indian Alley,” and the menu reflects just that; street food offered in Mumbai. Biryanis (flavored basmati rice), Kathi rolls (wheat or gluten free wraps stuffed with chicken or vegetable prepared in a variety of spices and sauces), and Chaat (Indian road food) answer the prayers of homesick Indians living in NYC, or anyone looking for a taste of the far East. The food is prepared fresh and authentically, and is just asking to be eaten right away. The charming, intimate restaurant serves a delicious Palak Patte Ki Chaat — flash fried spinach and chickpeas dressed with yogurt, tamarind sauces, and a touch of chili, cumin, and coriander powders — topped with a Kathi roll of your choice — chicken, vegetable, and/or Indian cheese. Venture into an exotic food culture over the course of a routine lunch break at Desi Galli.

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We’re watching…

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

In September, we Native Approved the Them piece of the New York-centric film series The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. Now, you can see the other parts, Him and Her, and experience the alternate perspectives of this story of love and loss that reminds us that there are “two sides to every love story.”  

 

We’re listening to…

“Twilite Speedball” by Most Def

Unless you’re too cool for television (in which case you might living in Bushwick and rocking an ironic mustache), you’ve probably seen the new ads for the The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Thanks to this sexy commercial, we just had to dig Mos Def’s The Ecstatic out of our iTunes library and give it a few listens — especially “Twilite Speedball,” of course.  

 

We’re buying…

ClassPass

If you’re feeling indecisive when it comes to choosing your next gym, we may have your solution. ClassPass is an alternative to a single gym membership, and offers members access to the best boutique fitness classes in the City (as well as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.) and more than 1,000 classes, including cycling, pilates, yoga, strength training, dance, martial arts, and more. For a monthly fee of $99, ClassPass subscribers can attend unlimited classes at participating studios in the ClassPass network, with a limit of 3 visits per studio a month. Mix up your workout routine with ClassPass.

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