Discovering hidden treasures in Downtown Haifa

I had the honor to be invited on a food tour of Downtown Haifa (The Lower City) by Jessica Halfin, CEO of Haifa Street Food Tours and ambassador of #TheNewHaifa.  Jessica invited a group of 20 journalists, food bloggers and others related to the industry to visit a selection of Haifa’s restaurants and bars to [...]

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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, [...]

Shaking it up in the shuk

Machneyuda has invigorated the culinary scene in the area around the Jerusalem market. There is a difference between reviewing a new or updated restaurant and visiting an old favorite, and Machneyuda definitely fits into the second category. The menu changes daily but the style, ambience and essence stay the same. As one of the best [...]

New Adom in the old station

A Jerusalem favorite sports a more upscale style. Adom has been a popular restaurant in Jerusalem for the past 12 years, but the new incarnation in the First Station complex has brought about a change in both the menu and ambiance. What was once an intimate Jerusalem venue is now a much larger cosmopolitan restaurant [...]