Founded in 1931, the legendary Kake Da Hotel in Municipal Market, Connaught Place, shut down on Tuesday. The window face of the eatery, popular with city carnivores looking for buttery and affordable non-vegetarian dishes, now displays a banner that says: ‘The shop is closed due to unfortunate circumstances.’On an ordinary evening, the cooks would usually be cleaning the floor and peeling the onions. On Wednesday, however, repeated calls to the eatery’s owners went unanswered. The owner of a neighbouring eatery hinted, on condition of anonymity, at some "family dispute." A necessary entry in Delhi-based food blogs, one blogger, Shiva, described his Kake experience in these words:
“I ordered chicken curry and rotis. The guy was serving with a smile on his face. Rotis kept appearing and the curry plate was refilled constantly... without me asking for a refill or the usual ‘One roti please’. The bill was just Rs 87.”
Kake will be missed.