La Padella brings a taste of Europe to the Jerusalem Shuk

Update - this restaurant has since closed. Street food options in Jerusalem’s Mahaneh Yehuda market are plentiful, with new places opening up all the time. But for those of us who sometimes prefer to sit in a proper café and enjoy an indulgent brunch, the options are more limited. Luckily, La Padella has changed that. [...]

Botanika cocktail bar brings Swedish style to Tel Aviv.

Update - this restaurant has since closed. In the last few years, Israel has been hit by the cocktail craze, with cocktails bars opening up all over the country, with Tel Aviv at the epicenter. Although each bar varies slightly in its décor and style of drinks, many are located in boutique hotels and have [...]

Getting Steamy in the Shuk

Update - this restaurant has since closed. Over the last few months, new eateries have popped up in and around the Jerusalem shuk, so it is sometimes hard to keep a track of them all. One of these new places is Steam Kitchen and Bar, owned by a young US oleh, Chananya Rosenthal.  As a [...]

Mixing it up at Mizlala

Update - this restaurant has since closed. If I wasn’t already excited to eat at one of Meir Adoni’s restaurants, watching him as a judge and mentor to the winner on the reality TV show Game of Chefs only increased my excitement. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet the man himself, but I’m sure [...]

A historic gem in Jerusalem

Update: this restaurant has since closed. There is no doubt that the Jerusalem restaurant scene has changed dramatically in recent years, but one place that has maintained a consistent presence is Cavalier, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Click here for the full review of Cavalier in The Jerusalem Post.  

What’s your Mantra?

Update: this restaurant has since closed. The Feingold Courtyard off Jaffa Road may be a hidden corner of downtown Jerusalem, but not only does it contain a great selection of bars and restaurants, but it seems to attract locals and tourists alike. For the past 12 years, the large corner of the courtyard housed the [...]

Wine n’ cheese all night long

Update: this restaurant has since closed. Famous cheese importer's Basher Resto-Cheese Bar boutique wine bar in the heart of Jerusalem is still going strong. From its humble beginnings as a wine and cheese stall in Mahaneh Yehuda market, Basher blossomed into a well-known delicacies shop with a wide-ranging, global selection. Since its opening on 2012’s [...]