After an exhilarating response at an event, my office colleagues and I decided to celebrate somewhere with beers. Since Parabola was the nearest to the event venue we decided to give it a shot. I have been to Parabola before and haven’t had the best experience but I did not want to dampen the high spirits of the team and act like a forever-opinionated-spoilsport. And in any case we were only going for drinks, what could possibly go wrong with that?
We enter the restaurant at 4:00ish and it seemed pretty full. The food on the other tables looked appetizing at least. We were asked to wait for a few minutes till our table got set. 3 waiters hustled around to get the 7 of us seated, gave us menu cards and disappeared.. we already knew what we wanted but still had to wait a good 5 minutes before an order taker came by to take our order. We settled for 2 fosters, 4 coronas, (they don’t serve kingfisher!) 1 fresh lime soda and a chilly cheese toast (I was starving as usual). The order taker took off. We waited another 10 minutes. He comes back after 10 minutes to tell us that coronas are not available. But there were 4 americans sitting on the table next to ours gulping away their coronas! When we pointed that out he promptly said oh, those were the last few they had. Unbelievable coming from a 24 hour coffee shop. We fathom it may have something to do with the fact that we were a joyous bunch of indians occupying a largish table without ordering any food and there were probably more white people waiting to be seated so they could be served chilled Coronas and beef steaks.