What: Bombay Breakdown, an Indian culinary project, is popping up in Chicago over the last weekend in February. A unique take on classic Indian cooking, Bombay Breakdown combines traditional Indian flavors & dishes with local ingredients and restaurant technique to create something that is distinctive and delicious.
Where & When is Bombay Breakdown Takeover: Friday 2/26 & Saturday 2/27 At The Radler: Das Doner Kebab 2855 w Fullerton (behind The Radler) 5:30pm until Late Monday 2/29 Sidecar @ The Longroom 1612 w Irving Park 5-11pm Why It’s different, and delicious. And open late. (See menu below)
Who: Bombay Breakdown is an Indian culinary project created by Yoshi Yamada and Zeeshan Shah
Yoshi worked at Lula Cafe with Jason Hammel, Blackbird with Paul Kahan, Babbo with Mario Batali, and Co. with Jim Lahey. He lived in Mumbai for a year and a half on a Fulbright Grant to study the wide variety of Indian cooking flourishing in Mumbai.
Zeeshan opened The Bristol w/ Chris Pandel, opened the Custom House W/Shaw McClain, and was chef d cuisine at Old Town Social, overseeing the world class charcuterie program. Currently he is The Biscuit Man at Sidecar at the long room. He grew up learning to cook Andhran & Hydrabadi food from his urdu speaking grandmother.
As Bombay Breakdown, Yoshi and Zeeshan have run 1) A repeating multi course, wine paired pop up at the ampersand space that consistently sold out 2) A weekly stand the at the outdoor Logan Square farmers market that developed a cultish and loyal following for their approach to Indian food.