Best of the Month

My Top Dishes of December 2017.

My Top Dishes of December 2017.

Best of the year and best of the month?  That’s a lot of pressure for December!  There were some standouts this month, and it was a great way to finish the year.  2018 has a lot to live up to if it’s going to be as […]

My Best Three Meals in 2017.

My Best Three Meals in 2017.

So, last year, I shared my top three dishes of 2016, and throughout this year, I’ve been sharing my favorite monthly plates.  This year, I think I want to expand and mention my top three meals instead.  As I reflected on the many dining experiences […]

My Favorite Hotels in 2017.

My Favorite Hotels in 2017.

Although more loaded in the front of the year, I was able to stay in some absolutely exceptional properties during 2017.  And looking ahead, I’m hoping some excellent hotel stays come together in 2018 as well (the Maldives in Q1 looks like a real thing […]

Top Five Apps to download when visiting Dubai.

Top Five Apps to download when visiting Dubai.

Whether moving here, a visitor, or a long-term resident, there are a few apps that I recommend to make any amount of time in Dubai easier!  In no particular order…   Careem. I was an early adopter of the app (back in 2014), and haven’t […]

My Top Dishes of November 2017.

My Top Dishes of November 2017.

Honestly, with a few exceptions, there was not a lot of exciting food this month.  I’m not sure if that’s because all the other months this year had so much going on, or that I slowed down a bit, but I had to think about […]

Top Five Appetizers in Dubai.

Top Five Appetizers in Dubai.

It seems fair that if I had a Top 5 desserts in Dubai, so it goes, I should put together a list for the rest of the meal as well (even if I’m going in a somewhat random order).  Anyway, whoever committed to the idea […]

Top Five Desserts in Dubai.

Top Five Desserts in Dubai.

(And let’s try not to forget I almost wrote ‘desert,’ which would not be entirely inappropriate, would it?) Now, I’m not going to claim to be an expert on all things sweet.  A look at my Instagram feed will confirm that I rarely post photos […]

My Top Dishes of October 2017.

My Top Dishes of October 2017.

The start of October feels like aaaagggess ago, but somehow I can’t believe it’s almost November.  Or, maybe that’s just me?  I was out and about quite a bit this month.  What do I remember best? Chicken croquettes, Toro + Ko (with a very close entry […]

My Top Dishes of September 2017.

My Top Dishes of September 2017.

September certainly was a busy month with plenty of great restaurants and amazing chefs.  Even better?  I managed to (mostly) stick to a balanced schedule of dining out (and working out). In no particular order: Burrata Butter Chicken, Bombay Bungalow Caviar, The Experience by Reif […]



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