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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Eat Chennai Eat - The big street food festival

Featured in Dashing Magazine

Chennai on one side and the Bay of Bengal on the other, the sunset and hence an orange backdrop, countless stalls serving scrumptious, mouthwatering delicacies from all over the country, throngs of foodies around - some leisurely relishing the food and some rapaciously gobbling it all up, the aroma of grilled food and a strong scent of spicy street side chaat in the air, the hum that’s typical of excitement and of Chennai.  This is exactly what Chennai is going to see for three days from the 12th to the 14th of October.

Rotary International District 3230 in association with Red Chariots brings to Chennai’s Besant Nagar beach, ‘Arusuvai Thiruvizha’- South India’s largest All-India street food festival ever. Nearly hundred culinary experts from all over India have arrived for the carnival, bringing along with them distinctive flavors and recipes to local favorites.

All the earnings from the event will be directed to ‘Happy Village’ which is a project that adopts villages and works towards making them self-sustained. The ‘Happy Village’ team aspires to bridge the gap between rural and urban India, and by doing so it hopes to make a visible difference in the lives of many people. A cause, as inspiring as this gives us a stronger reason to show up for the street food fest.

The food is moderately priced. And “street” food does not imply unhygienic food, rather a high level of hygiene is ensured. Even better news, Dashing Magazine is covering the entire event. Our photographers will capture all the excitement, merriment and the fun as they freeze for eternity, moments from this awaited weekend. So who knows, you might be featured in Dashing’s post-event report.

This weekend, placate your palate; it’s time to treat yourself well. Right now, Chennai is the place to be.

Event: Arusuvai Thiruvizha
Venue: Besant Nagar beach
Date: 12th,13th and 14th of October
Time: 6 PM to 9 PM


  1. WOW!! That's a super treat for Chennai!
    Wish I was there... the hygienic street food that sounds simply irresistible!
    And that the money will be used for a noble cause... icing on the cake, oops more sev on the sev-puri plate! :)

  2. I wish I were there too!! Somehow street food attracts us Indians more than the sophisticated restaurants do :)


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