Tucked away in a small corner of Malad's Evershine Nagar is an Unrestaurant called Pop Tates. What first draws attention to the place is its unconventional menu based on Archies characters and the chirpy quips on the placemats. What takes you back several times is the excellent food or rather the excellent sizzlers. Sizzlers are what almost everyone orders there.
It is very easy for me to picture those sizzlers. Not because I've had them many times (I've had!). But because irrespective of which one you order, they are basically all the same. On one side of the sizzling plate is a mound of rice. In the middle, the vegetable or meat you ordered. The other corner of the sizzler plate is split between boiled veggies and fries. Tucked somewhere in this melange are sautéed button onions, a stuffed capsicum and sweet corn in white sauce. There's uniformity here, but there's also attention to detail.
The biggest plus, and something I’ve never seen at another sizzler place, is the big bowl of sauce that comes along with you platter. Paneer Tikka Indi is excellent (and it’s the Indi sauce that makes it so). The Peri Peri sizzler isn’t bad either.
Once you’re done sampling the sizzlers, try their great pizzas. All mocktails and shakes are average, but Black Widow stands out. I’m also told they do beer and wines at great prices.