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How Hot are You?

How Hot are You?

This last month we introduced the Smokin Hot Sauce and it’s catching on like wildfire. The color is a deceptively vibrant green, easily missed for an avocado mayo or something... Read More

Lassi: The drink, not the dog…

Lassi: The drink, not the dog…

Next time you sip on a Kasa Mango Lassi delivered through a fancy on-demand technology platform, I want you to ponder that you’re also drinking in a centuries-old “offline” tradition... Read More

How to Eat a Kati Roll (or Thali)

How to Eat a Kati Roll (or Thali)

Customers take a look at our overhead menu and declare out loud. ‘’I am confused, I feel like I need a college degree in this menu to understand it”. I... Read More

Staff Spotlight: Polk Street

Staff Spotlight: Polk Street

I feature staff spotlights to forge the connection between the food you eat and the people serving and cooking it for you. In an age of technology, which Kasa fully... Read More

A steep learning curve…

A steep learning curve…

I recently read that there are more women in management and ownership in the restaurant industry than any other industry. This got me thinking about myself as a first time... Read More

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How Hot are You?

How Hot are You?

This last month we introduced the Smokin Hot Sauce and it’s catching on like wildfire. The color is a deceptively vibrant green, easily missed for an avocado mayo or something... Read More

Lassi: The drink, not the dog…

Lassi: The drink, not the dog…

Next time you sip on a Kasa Mango Lassi delivered through a fancy on-demand technology platform, I want you to ponder that you’re also drinking in a centuries-old “offline” tradition... Read More

How to Eat a Kati Roll (or Thali)

How to Eat a Kati Roll (or Thali)

Customers take a look at our overhead menu and declare out loud. ‘’I am confused, I feel like I need a college degree in this menu to understand it”. I... Read More

Staff Spotlight: Polk Street

Staff Spotlight: Polk Street

I feature staff spotlights to forge the connection between the food you eat and the people serving and cooking it for you. In an age of technology, which Kasa fully... Read More

A steep learning curve…

A steep learning curve…

I recently read that there are more women in management and ownership in the restaurant industry than any other industry. This got me thinking about myself as a first time... Read More

Why (Some) Indians Gamble On Diwali

Why (Some) Indians Gamble On Diwali

Diwali has many different rituals and traditions, but one in particular very popular with Punjabis is gambling through the late hours of the night. Playing cards is accompanied with plenty... Read More

Chai, Indian Style pt II

Chai, Indian Style pt II

Last month, India – one of the world’s largest democracies – celebrated 68 years of independence from British rule. We hope some of you were able to come in and... Read More

Staff Spotlight in the Castro

Staff Spotlight in the Castro

Jonathan, Our Castro Lead – Happiest Guy Alive! Many of you know and have been served by our positive Castro lead, Jonathan Abuel. I wanted to share a little of... Read More

Kasa Nutrition

Nutritional Analysis I eat at Kasa every single day and love it! My absolute favourite meal is a simple daal, rice and saag paneer combo! The premise of Kasa is... Read More

When (Eating) in Rome

When (Eating) in Rome

I was lucky enough to visit Rome a couple of weeks ago. One warm evening as I sat out on a quaint cobbled street sipping on a cocktail, eating the... Read More

Feeding the homeless this Saturday, Dec 21

We’re delighted to partner with our uber-talented and kind-hearted food truck designer Kyle Wai Lin and his friends and family this Saturday, Dec 21 to distribute food from the Kasa... Read More

The Resiliency of an Entrepreneur

So Suresh (my wonderful husband, co-owner of Kasa, Google employee) is speaking next week at the San Francisco Small Business Conference about how small businesses can use online tools to... Read More

Trinidad Night at Kasa Castro, April 7

This Wednesday evening, April 7th, we’re going to have some fun with a ‘Trinidad Night’ at Kasa Castro.  Why?  For no other reason than to celebrate the wonderful Trini culture... Read More

Smoking Hot Camels

India is intriguing in so many ways.  One of my personal fixations with India is the way animals and people interact so closely. India is a third of the size... Read More

In Defense of English Food

Recently I heard that London was named among the world’s top 5 food cities by Food & Wine Magazine. I have to admit I was suprised, as when I go... Read More

The Nepali Sean Paul

The saying goes, “You can choose your friends, but not your family.” In that same vein, you don’t always get to pick the people you work with despite having to... Read More

Punjabi Santa

It’s 2010, the holiday season is over, and I’m glad!  Don’t get me wrong, I kind of like the holidays…. using up all my patience putting up lights on the tree, overeating,... Read More

Rockstar Women Around Kasa

With K2 in construction and opening in less than 3 weeks (we’re shooting for December 4!), there is plenty to blog about. I literally feel like I’ve burned new neural pathways... Read More

Doubling Down With K2

We were crazy enough to get into this restaurant business in the first place, and then held on for dear life as the economy went to hell.  After a year... Read More

Why We Serve Our Food On Metal Plates

After 16 months of being open, curiosity has finally gotten the better of me, and I google imaged ‘Prison Food Trays’.  The reason for this strange search, is that one... Read More

A Tough Job Market Out There!

Kasa went through the process of hiring a new server a couple months ago.  It’s insane what a response we had to our ad. I’m honored at the number of... Read More

Commitment to Catering On Time

In case you don’t know, Kasa Caters.  We go downtown for corporate lunches, we do birthday parties, we do church lunches, school fundraisers and we even did our first big... Read More

Kasa Delivery

I wonder what the ebb and flow of delivery patterns truly are.  Some are obvious:  rainy day = busy delivery night. Other evenings, there appears to be no rhyme or reason as... Read More

The Extended Punjabi Family

This entry is dedicated to my cousin in London, who is about to have family from India come to visit. The Punjabi extended family is as rich and complex as... Read More

Stuff White People Like: Indian Food

Hi, I’m the gringo you’ll most likely see behind the register when you come to Kasa.  It’s time for me to make a guest appearance on what has essentially (and thankfully) been Anamika’s... Read More

A Rainy Windy Day on 18th Street

It’s raining and windy today.  All kinds of things are canceled and it’s starting to affect my mood.  I want to stay cozied up in bed.  To worsen things, I’m... Read More

A Farewell (for now) from Roti Josh

(Note: Guest post from one of the coolest Kasa staffers we’ve ever had. He’s currently on the Appalachian Trail for the next three months, craving Indian food no doubt.  We... Read More

Lamb Vindaloo Debate

It seems like our whole family is into the world of restaurants.  Suresh has a large family.  Three older sisters and brothers-in-law (two sets of whom own Chaat Cafe), a... Read More

Colour

I had the blues today.  Not entirely sure why, but I had them.  It could have been the hangover I had from the wonderful Malbec I enjoyed at Hotel Biron... Read More

Cooking the books for Kasa

So I’m the third member of the Kasa ownership team, the most invisible because I kept my day job in order to keep the lights on should Kasa stumble and,... Read More

The UnKasa Meal

Friends always ask me if I still cook dinner at home now that I work around food all day.  The answer is yes, most definitely, although I have to admit... Read More

Running Around Like Headless Chicken Tikkas

One evening, I was teaching my daughter about nocturnal animals. “There’s owls and bats,” I said. “Can you think of any other nocturnal creatures?” “Mama!”, she replied.  That made me... Read More

The Roti Story

Before opening the restaurant, roti was my biggest fear.  The food I was super confident with.  Even if I didn’t have a soul to help me, I could manage the... Read More

The Roti Story

Before opening the restaurant, roti was my biggest fear.  The food I was super confident with.  Even if I didn’t have a soul to help me, I could manage the... Read More

The Kasa Blog Is Live!

We’re super excited to launch the Kasa blog.  We opened in June 2008, and it’s been a dead sprint since around January 2008 to get things running smoothly.  We’re now... Read More