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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 […]

Weekend Links.

Weekend Links.

My goal this week was to do more pitching, so that’s exactly what I did.  One of those pitches has already paid off — Haiya and I spoke with BPG Cohn & Wolfe this morning.  I was also able to attend the Big F&B Forum […]

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 […]

Al Grissino: A food blogger is conflicted.

Al Grissino: A food blogger is conflicted.

It’s November 2017, and I’ve been reviewing restaurants across the world for nearly two years, and I’ve never been more conflicted about a venue than Al Grissino. When earlier plans went awry but I had a blowout that I didn’t want to waste (shallow living […]

Why Embracing Culture While Travelling is Important.

Why Embracing Culture While Travelling is Important.

One of the best things about traveling is escaping from ordinary, everyday life and learning about a completely new culture.  You might love it, you might not be so keen, but whatever happens it’s all part of the travel experience. Here are three reasons why […]

Weekend links.

Weekend links.

A week that wasn’t meant to be busy, but turned out to be busy… Last week we had a gin advent calendar, but the prosecco version is much more my speed. Spicy Skittles.  I really don’t know how to feel about this. You had me […]

99 Sushi (and a sake ain’t one).

99 Sushi (and a sake ain’t one).

That pun makes no sense. My love of sushi is a deep one, and nary a week goes by that I don’t consume raw fish in some capacity.  Thus, when a restaurant like 99 Sushi Bar announced it was opening its doors in Abu Dhabi, […]

Toro Toro Abu Dhabi: Olé!

Toro Toro Abu Dhabi: Olé!

Certain properties come with specific expectations, don’t they?  With Chef Richard Sandoval behind a brand that is already well established in the region, including restaurants in both Doha and Dubai, I was excited to visit the recently opened Toro Toro in Abu Dhabi (as the […]

Weekend links.

Weekend links.

A busy week for me!  Feeling a bit behind on all the things I need to get done, how about you? In search of the perfect elastic waist pants (as much dining out as I do, stylish trousers with room to grow sound like a […]


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