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Just for the Halibut

Recently lured to Dubai Mall by the persistent Dubai Shopping Festival billboards, text messages and e-mails, we eventually exhausted our credit cards and required sustenance to keep our energy levels up.  Thus, it was in a moment of nostalgia that … Continue reading

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The Summer Round-Up Part II : Athens – August 2011

Greece isn’t known for its sophisticated culinary palette, but is a fantastic place to explore the traditional south Mediterranean staples of grilled fish/meat and vegetable dishes.  There are some exceptions worth trying if you’re in the mood for a more … Continue reading

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The Summer Round-Up Part I: Barcelona – July 2011

Some of you loyal followers may have noticed that we’ve been noticeably silent the last few months.  This was due to a hectic summer schedule filled with work, travel, more work, an apartment move, more travel, Ramadan, and more travel.  … Continue reading

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The Summer Round-Up Part III: The Happiest Place on Earth

Several of my friends turned 40 this year so for their birthday we decided (and by this I mean the wives allowed us) to go on a boys’ vacation to Mykonos, Greece.  The plan was simple – 3 guys, 3 … Continue reading

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Roll up the Rim!

If you don’t know what a double-double is this entry is not for you.  Long anticipated and very overdue, Tim Horton’s has finally arrived in Dubai.  OK, it’s the American version Tim Horton’s Cafe and Bake shop where the coffee cups … Continue reading

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Lebanese-style Sashimi

We’ve recently returned from spending a few days in Beirut to attend a wedding and get a short respite from the Dubai heat.  During the trip we were hosted for dinner by some Lebanese friends at a small waterfront restaurant … Continue reading

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The Gods must be hungry

I’ve been unsuccessfully hunting for decent Greek food in Dubai for years with no success. Then a few months ago I was driving along Jumeirah Beach Road when Zeus threw a Iightning bolt down from Olympus and illuminated a tiny … Continue reading

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The Full Monty

The Galeries Lafayette gourmet food market located on the top floor of the store in the Dubai Mall is like a candy store for foodies. With 4,000 square feet of space containing a mini-supermarket, bakery, chocolatiers, temperature controlled cheese room, … Continue reading

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Back to the Beach: Part 2

So we’ve been having some major plumbing issues at the house and decided that a night at a hotel was in order while we had people come in to fix things. We’ve stayed at a few of the local hotels in … Continue reading

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Noodle Delight

We spent last week on a short trip to Honk Kong visiting some friends and scoping out the city.  HK has a fantastic food scene that will please both the highbrow and frugal crowd; with something for everyone. This was … Continue reading

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