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Multi-culti cuisine and clientele

Multi-culti cuisine and clientele
If you find, that you want a change from all the kebabs and other Turkish delicacies, there is no shortage of international restaurants in cosmopolitan Istanbul. One of the nicest places though is the  DJAZZU restaurant in Sultanahmed. Easy to find: Djazzu near Divan Yoglu The logo, ‘in vino veritas’ and ‘fine food fine music’ is fully justified. Yasar, one of the owners, will greet you with a big smile and you might want to start with his speciality: a hazelnut Martini. Yasar doesn’t...
May 12th, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: food and drink, international restaurant, Istanbul

Discover Sydney’s Historic Rocks District

Discover Sydney’s Historic Rocks District
For the history buffs, The Rocks is the site of Australia’s first European settlement. Today though, its cobbled streets and heritage buildings are a great place to explore. Many of The Rocks’ colonial buildings now house art galleries, cafés, pubs, restaurants, and kitsch souvenir stores. One of my favourite places to visit is La Renaissance Patisserie, a little bit of France in the middle of Sydney. Paris-trained Pierre Charkos and his wife Sally established the family business in 1974. Their...
May 12th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: food and drink, guided tours, historic, museums

Parrilla El 22, My Kind of Place to Eat

Parrilla El 22, My Kind of Place to Eat
It was my birthday a few days ago and what better way to celebrate but to go out to dinner to one of my favorite spots in Buenos Aires. There are many different types of parrillas (steakhouses) in the city, but this one is that I call special. I love this little place called El 22. It is located in Palermo Hollywood, in a very trendy area, but you will not find it in any tour guide or web site. To describe it is this simple: when you get to eat like the locals eat, and see no tourists, you know...
April 13th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, food and drink

Beautiful Breakfast at Circular Quay’s City Extra

Beautiful Breakfast at Circular Quay’s City Extra
By night Circular Quay is a hive of activity, with cafes spilling onto the sidewalk. Arrive in the morning however and it’s a different story. I’ve often wondered whether the people of Sydney actually eat breakfast, as it’s often hard to find a place serving before work. Thankfully though City Extra is open 24 hours a day. While my husband and I went there because there was no other breakfast option in close proximity, we were pleasantly surprised by our meals. My husband raved about his double...
April 8th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: breakfast, dining, featuredarticle, food and drink, Restaurants

Manly Pavilion Reinvented as Fine Dining Restaurant

Manly Pavilion Reinvented as Fine Dining Restaurant
Manly’s original bathers pavilion has been reborn as the beachside suburb’s hottest new dining destination. The Manly Pavilion Dining Room & Bar has ocean views to die for, and culinary cred befitting its location. On entering it’s hard to remember that this site was one the city’s baths. Now the space has grand ceilings, an Italian marbled balcony, and a lavish dining area. The casual beach vibe is happily intact though, a real plus for diners looking to escape the pretentions that often...
March 24th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: food and drink, Restaurants

The Best Pints of Guinness in Dublin

The Best Pints of Guinness in Dublin
Not all pints are created equal in Dublin. After drinking a few pints of Ireland’s famous stout in pubs across the city – I realized that some pubs simply pour a better pint than others. So what makes the perfect pint? First of all – the bartender needs to allow proper time to pour your pint. Unlike other types of beer, Guinness requires time to settle. A trip to the Guinness Storehouse will teach you that it takes almost 3 full minutes for a perfect pint. When you’re standing...
March 17th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 5
Filed under: food and drink, nightlife, pubs, top-feature

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at Durty Nelly’s Bar & Print Room Restaurant

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at Durty Nelly’s Bar & Print Room Restaurant
Tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day, so why not embrace Irish culture with an authentic meal at Durty Nelly’s Bar & Print Room Restaurant? Durty Nelly’s was built in the mid 19th century, making it one of the oldest pubs in Paddington. The Print Room part of the name comes from a popular 18th century ideas, where stylish ladies would paste their favourite prints on the walls of a room. The restaurant serves up Irish-inspired dishes including open ravioli with wild mushroom duxelle, tarragon, and...
March 16th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, food and drink, irish restaurants, St. Patrick's Day

Asian Dishes with a Modern Twist at Fat Noodle

Asian Dishes with a Modern Twist at Fat Noodle
Sydney’s Star City Casino has a brand new restaurant ready to tempt you. Fat Noodle offers a fresh twist on Asian cuisine. The restaurant puts its own modern stamp on traditional recipes from China, Vietnam, and other Asian nations. I’m salivating at the thought of the roast duck Vietnamese rice paper rolls and the crisp parcels with pork, and that’s even before I get onto the main courses! The wok dishes are another big attraction with large Aussie prawns and lemongrass Angus beef all getting...
March 15th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: asian restaurants, featuredarticle, food and drink

6 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues in Edinburgh

6 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues in Edinburgh
Visiting Edinburgh in the beginning of the year is a mixed blessing.  The city is cold and crisp, with a definite chill in the air (nevermind the recent deep freeze).  Restaurants and pubs have deals and specials.  And there aren’t many other tourists, so you won’t find yourself queuing for classics like Edinburgh Castle or Holyrood Palace. But for Britain as a nation, this is the most depressing time of the year.  In fact, one of the Monday’s in January (yesterday, as it happens)...
January 19th, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: food and drink, things to do, top-feature

Food on the Run – The Best Food Court Meals in Sydney

Food on the Run – The Best Food Court Meals in Sydney
The school holidays inevitably bring at least one day spent at a shopping centre. Lunch at the food court is a great standby, with enough choices to suit everybody. But what do you do if you want more than greasy fast food from KFC or Maccas? Here’s my round-up of Sydney’s best food court eateries. Grape Garden at Lemon Grove Shopping Centre, Chatswood The Grape Garden appears like any other cheap Chinese takeaway, but don’t dismiss this out of hand. Little ones will be entranced as the chefs...
January 7th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: best of week, dining, featuredarticle, food and drink, food courts, shopping centers

Best Vegas Place to Quell that Halloween Hangover

Best Vegas Place to Quell that Halloween Hangover
Day of the Dead Brunch Dos Caminos This local south of the border restaurant celebrates the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday to remember loved ones who have passed on.  Traditionally, people offer their dear departed favorite foods and libations.  Dos Caminos will celebrate the holiday with a post-Halloween hangover brunch that includes ice cold Mexican beer served in a salt rimmed glass with fresh lime, hot sauce, Worcestershire and Maggi sauce or...
October 29th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: brunch, Day of the Dead, fall celebration, food and drink, Mexican food, Vegas Halloween

Learn to Cook Mexican, Vegas-Style

Learn to Cook Mexican, Vegas-Style
Dos Caminos Corporate Executive Chef Scott Linquist and Roberto Hernandez, Executive Chef of Dos Caminos Las Vega, invite guests to join them for a cooking demonstration featuring signature dishes from the acclaimed Mexican restaurant. The chefs will start with two classic drinks: the El Caminos Margarita and Pomegranate Sangria served alongside Guacamole & Salsa Roja.  The main course dishes include Roasted Plantain Empanadas (Plantain Masa Turnovers), Arrachera (Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak),...
October 19th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: 50+, all ages, food and drink, food events, top chefs, vegas, Vegas culinary, Vegas epicurean

Supermarket Savings

Ok, so the cursed financial crisis has taken its toll on your travel budget, and you’re starting to realise that dining out each and every night of your holiday in Rio is simply not an option. But don’t let the budget crisis turn into a culinary crisis – with a wealth of fresh, delicious and cheap ingredients on the supermarket shelves, self caterers can eat very well while spending very little. Whether you’re making your base in a budget hostel or a cost-friendly holiday...
September 3rd, 2009 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: budget, cheap holiday, Family Friendly, food and drink, Shopping, supermarkets

Best spot for a bargain pizza-fest

Hungry? Strapped for cash? Jump on the metro and head for Catete. This unassuming suburb on the outskirts of Centro is home to a plethora of restaurants offering all the pizza you can eat for staggeringly low prices. While you’ll pay upwards of R$25 for a standard-size pizza in most of Rio’s restaurants and bars, here you can gorge yourself on as much pizza as you like (the slices are brought round to your table, and you say yay or nay to each slice until you are fit to explode), as well...
August 1st, 2009 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, bargain, budget, cheap, crepes, Family Friendly, food and drink, News, pizza, Restaurants & Bars, sushi

Laid back in Leblon

... of the best bars in Brazil’ by none other than the New York Times, this popular meeting spot has also picked up numerous gongs from local food and drink bibles Rio Show Gastronomia andVeja Rio Comer e Beber thanks to its delicious bar snacks. The bar, fondly known as ‘Braca’ by regulars, is famous for finger foods such as the bolinhos de camarao com catupiry (fried balls of shrimp with catupiry – a soft, smooth and very tasty cheese) and also serves up a mean caldo do feijao...
July 19th, 2009 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beach, food and drink, leblon, Restaurants & Bars

Watch out for the hidden costs!

Every penny counts in today’s financial climate, and when it comes to managing your budget in Rio there are some important pointers to bear in mind if you don’t want to face nasty financial surprises. Firstly, and most importantly, never forget that virtually all bars and restaurants impose a 10 per cent service charge on your bill. You don’t need to tip additionally, but this service charge is not up for debate. Many a foreign visitor to Rio has faced an embarrassing moment at...
June 12th, 2009 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: budget, drinking, food and drink, music, nightlife, prices, Restaurants & Bars