The Best Jerusalem Pick Up Bars – Take Two

Of all the information on this blog, the most read post by a long way is one I wrote in 2011 about The Best Jerusalem Pick Up Bars (mostly via the search term 'pick up girls jerusalem').  Since two of the bars mentioned have now closed, I decided it was about time that I wrote a [...]

Mix and Match at The Culinary Workshop

Although I missed most of the fun events surrounding Open Restaurants Jerusalem as I was abroad, I got back just in time for what turned out to be an incredibly unique and fun event, Mix and Match at HaSadna (The Culinary Workshop) hosted by mixmaster Doron Yakobovitz.  As a food writer, I have had the [...]

Modern dining in classic surroundings

1868 combines European charm with Jerusalem history. The historic building that houses the 1868 restaurant has recently been redecorated to be more in line with the contemporary style of the cuisine. Chef and owner Yankale Turjeman is a native Jerusalemite and previously worked as head chef of the former 1868 dairy restaurant and at Kadosh. [...]

A little cocktail bar with a big punch

Zuta at 1868 combines well-executed cocktails with simple and delicious food. Cocktail bars are popping up all over Tel Aviv, but until recently Jerusalemites struggled to find a good cocktail, and it was even harder to find a nice bar with good kosher food. Zuta solves both these problems in one. The bar itself is [...]

Great bar. Great atmosphere. Great Gatsby.

Gatsby brings a taste of the Roaring 20's to Jerusalem. Growing up in London, my favorite bars to visit were those housed in old basement casinos or cabaret clubs. The entrance was always on a small dark street, away from the main thoroughfare, and only as you descended the staircase into the underworld of London, [...]