Joanna Lobo

Joanna Lobo is an independent journalist from Goa. She enjoys writing about food, her Goan heritage, and things that make her happy. When not contributing to leading Indian and international newspapers and magazines, she co-owns a food publication But First, Food.

Tokyo anjuna

From Tokyo to Goa

Anjuna’s newest restaurant, Tokyo — or TKYO — offers familiar Asian food, with flair. There is a wave of Asian food sweeping through Goa. It is showing up in restaurant chains opening…

Tamras featured

7 alcohol experiences in Goa: Beyond the bars

How to enjoy an authentic alcohol experience in Goa. Table of Content Fun with Feni in Goa Best local bars in Goa: A trail of tavernas A museum of alcohol Getting jiggy…
Cantare by the day

Cantare By The Day: Singing a new tune

The day-time avatar of the famous live music venue Cantare is a breakfast café. Once upon a time, an old home in Saligao would retire for the day after a night of…

Vida margao

Living la Vida local

Margao’s new restaurant — Vida — serves Goan food with a welcoming twist. It is kanji with a difference. Across cuisines, the humble rice gruel or kanji has had many variations and…

Acolmeia, goa, candolim

Bee-come a part of Candolim’s new hive mind at aColmeia!

Goa’s aColmeia is a new co-living and co-working space that aims to build a community of like-minded people. There’s a Queen Bee at aColmeia. She’s constantly buzzing, greets every visitor at the…

Eggs florentine tambdi bhaji

The breakfast club, in Goa

Start the day right by eating at some of these popular breakfast places in Goa. Goa has something to offer every kind of breakfast person. Like your coffee strong and bitter? Visit…

Tea trunk experience centre

Tea Trunk: Blends, with benefits

Gourmet tea brand Tea Trunk’s Experience Centre in Fontainhas offers a wholesome drinking experience and an indulgent High Tea. There is the fragrance of jasmine emanating from the bottle in front of…

Azulejos, goa, portugal, tiles

Azulejos de Goa: ‘Tiling’ a new story!

In this unique space in Panjim, the hand-painted ceramic tiles showcase one man’s passion for preserving a piece of history.   Orlando de Noronha went to Portugal in 1997 to learn how…

Earth rum

For Earth’s sake

The new spirit to come out of Goa is a spiced rum, which wants to be eco-friendly. There’s a new spirit that’s made its debut in Goa’s buzzing alcohol market. No, it’s…

Tea trunk

Goa’s newest dining spots

Here’s who is making the news in Goa’s hospitality industry, this off-season. It’s a rare week when we don’t hear of another new opening in everyone’s favourite pandemic destination. Goa’s hospitality industry…

The village bistro

The Village Bistro: From Europe, with love

Local chef Gracian de Souza’s new restaurant, The Village Bistro, serves classic bistro fare with some Goan elements. It was Goan food that first brought Chef Gracian de Souza into the limelight.…

Sake the asian lounge

Saké is Asian on crack

Saké, Assagao’s newest restaurant, wants to show people that Asian food can be fun, and affordable. Assagao today is a mini-city. One of blinding lights, music at different corners, thriving nightlife and…

Satiwa is the latest entrant on the gin scene in goa

Goa’s newest gin promises a happy high

Satiwa is a London Dry gin with hemp as one of its key botanicals. There’s no denying that gin is still enjoying its time in the sun. There are exclusive gin events…

Mama miso goa

Goa’s hottest new restaurants

The Goa restaurant scene has been booming for a while now. These are some of the newest that caught our eye. There’s something for everyone. Goa’s hospitality industry hasn’t slowed down since…

Sailing, yacht, goa, clube nautilus de goa, video, sunset sail, nautical tourism

Clube Nautilus de Goa puts the wind in your sails

It’s all smooth sailing with the premier club called Clube Nautilus de Goa. Even if you’re a landlubber, you won’t feel so much at sea and should learn the ropes quite quickly.…