Rail Road

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/08/18082007-thumb.jpgNo, this is not a train parked on the block. This is the latest addition to the number of eating places in the city. It’s called Rail Road, and it’s located near the Sea-View outlet of Hot’n’Spicy (off Khayaban-e-Shamsheer). It’s not yet open for public and work is still in progress, but the idea of eating in a rail cart is very unique, and very tempting.

12 Comments so far

  1. isloo resident (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 12:01 am

    This isn’t an original idea though.

    The original HotSpot in Islamabad came up with this same concept in the late 90’s and the first HotSpot there was in a railcar.


  2. Balma (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 12:38 am

    The idea is actually 40/50 years old. Think diners. In the US.


  3. Kumail (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 1:09 am

    Around early 90s a family member of mine was working on similar projects under the name of Petticoat Junction. However, due to the security concerns at that point in time, the project never took off.
    Its good to see some novelty being added to the coast line.


  4. SS (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 1:36 am

    Remember 50/50 ? “Khanaeyaalay…Shalimaar da khana aye …” :)


  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 1:57 am

    Since it’s rail road, I hope here those dishes would be served which majority of karachi is used to eat like Anda Ghotala, Daal Channa and impure water in dirty glasses so that burgers who usually prefer to spend their nights in some italiano,mexican or thai restaurants and don’t compromise less than Nestle mineral bottles could also experience what people from other side eat daily.


  6. mansoor (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 3:03 am

    just hope the food is better than the one served on the rails!


  7. umar (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

    unrelated comments will be deleted


  8. Concerned (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

    When are you people going to come out of the whole Burger / bunkabab complex. grow up

    As for the place sounds nice, lets see how it turns out.


  9. original-faisal (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 7:25 pm

    @Omar,

    In the interest of fairplay, I put forth a question to you; if you were going to remove “unrelated comments”, how come Adnan Siddiqui’s comment where he brought up the whole “burger/bunkabab” crap was not removed yet Balma’s response to him was? I mean he simply could not resist bringing up class distinctions even in a simple post about a restaurant that has yet to open.


  10. Balma (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

    Haa’n haa’n, maira comment kyoo’n nikaal dyaa?
    Mai’n nay to such baat likhe thee keh paisay aur burgeriat kaa aapas may koee ta’aluq nahee’n.


  11. Straight Talker (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 7:57 am

    We are what? Citizens of a 3rd class 3rd world country’s city which lacks all basic necessities of life as suggested by WHO. And our dear folks, instead of getting united and trying to find out ways to get out of this mess, are giving fuel to class and status consciousness in the society. Desi Vs Non-desi, Burger Vs Non-burger, and Defense Vs Laloo Khet. What should I call you you guys, innocent or ignorant?


  12. Straight Talker (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 7:59 am

    We are what? Citizens of a 3rd class 3rd world country’s city where we lack all basic necessities of life as suggested by WHO. And our dear folks instead of getting united and trying to find out ways to get out of this mess, are talking about class and status consciousness. Desi Vs Non-desi, Burger Vs Non-burger, and Defense Vs Laloo Khet. What should I call you guys, innocent or ignorant?



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