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UPDATE: Sour notes for storied Shanta’s restaurant in Georgetown

—  as brothers’ battle moves from courts to streets

Deodat Persaud erecting a ‘For Sale’ sign on the building.
Deodat Persaud erecting a ‘For Sale’ sign on the building.

Going strong since pre-independence Guyana and famed for its cuisine, Shanta’s Puri Shop is facing its sternest test yet as the battle between two brothers for the building and their mother’s legacy has moved from the courts to the streets.

Established in 1936, originally as Betty’s Café and renamed Shanta’s around 1958, the storied restaurant has seen countless Guyanese and even celebrities – most recently Indian cricketer Virat Kohli – visiting to have a bite.    Continue reading

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