Dubai

99 Problems, but Puerto 99 ain’t one.

99 Problems, but Puerto 99 ain’t one.

(You will excuse my terrible title). Over the weekend, Hubs and I made a trip to Bluewaters – this time to check out Puerto 99, a recently opened Mexican restaurant.  While the timing on my beloved Google Maps wasn’t entirely accurate, the team were friendly […]

A Capella, a new reason to visit The Pointe.

A Capella, a new reason to visit The Pointe.

Although signage is still a bit of an issue at The Pointe (and really, many places in Dubai), my dining partner and I found our way to A Capella, a newly launched global tapas bar on the Palm Jumeirah.  Located on the second level, there […]

Kulture House, a welcoming space in Jumeirah.

Kulture House, a welcoming space in Jumeirah.

Although I rarely drive to Jumeirah, and even more rarely to review a cafe, from what I’d heard about Kulture House, there was something unique enough about the venue to draw me in.  Was it the unique decor?  Maybe.  Was it the lure of deep […]

Is Lowe worth the drive?

Is Lowe worth the drive?

Having heard wonderful things from my favorite local chef/part-time food reviewer (Reif Othman), I knew I had to bump Lowe to the top of my Dubai review list (currently, with 38 restaurants –  yikes!).  Although a bit of a challenge to get to (let’s face […]

Alici, subtle flavors at Bluewaters Dubai.

Alici, subtle flavors at Bluewaters Dubai.

For reasons I’ll get into later in a later post, last week was a weird week.  There were highs and lows, and as my 38th year drew to a close, I decided to meet up with a friend for a long lunch on Thursday afternoon […]

Akira Back, Asian vibes at the Palm.

Akira Back, Asian vibes at the Palm.

My original plans for the past weekend did not involve a big brunch, but Friday came and went with a relatively average outing to the rebranded Loft at the Opera.  One thing led to another, and it was a later day than initially intended.  On […]

Indya by Vineet, colorful and economical.

Indya by Vineet, colorful and economical.

With our foster dog recovering from a long overdue surgery (always spay and neuter your pets, people!) I hadn’t planned anything significant for the weekend.  In the end, this was a good idea.  Friday saw Hubs enjoying golf in the beautiful February weather which Dubai […]

Drift Beach, Provence cuisine.

Drift Beach, Provence cuisine.

Although I’ve heard from numerous friends that Drift Beach is a dynamic location for a sophisticated beach day, I hadn’t had the fortune of visiting the venue until recently.  Hubs and I don’t have regular access to a pool, which doesn’t usually bother me — mostly […]

The London Project, Bluewaters Dubai.

The London Project, Bluewaters Dubai.

After some delays (damn you, cold), I finally managed to make it to The London Project, a newly opened endeavor at Bluewaters Dubai, the man-made island (where the Caesars Palace is located).  To start, my Careem driver and I were a bit unsure of where exactly […]



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