Open Restaurants 2019 – Israel’s Favorite Foodie Festival

Open Restaurants 2019 – Israel’s Favorite Foodie Festival

If you are new to Israel or have not been to any Open Restaurants events in the past, trust me that it is the most exciting foodie festival that takes place in Israel and a must for foodies all over Israel (yes even those in Tel Aviv who think nothing fun happens in Jerusalem!). This [...]

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Top Places to Eat in a Succah in Israel 2019

Top Places to Eat in a Succah in Israel 2019

As a visitor to Israel, it can be a little bit overwhelming keeping track of the different restaurants opening and closing, even more so when you are searching for a restaurant with a succah.  Although most kosher restaurants around Israel have a succah, there are a few that do not have outside space in order [...]

Debbest Dishes – April 2019

Debbest Dishes – April 2019

April was a varied month, starting with some private dining events in Tel Aviv for work, followed by pre-Pesach meals with family and catching up with visiting friends over Pesach. Lamb Kada Pastry @Jaya (Kosher), The Setai Tel Aviv – the beautifully crispy pastry pocket filled with well-flavored lamb and served with spicy tomato salsa [...]

Jerusalem Top 10 Kosher Restaurants

Jerusalem Top 10 Kosher Restaurants

While there are some very good kosher restaurants all around Israel, especially some hidden gems in the North, the majority of the best kosher dining experiences are in Jerusalem. Here is a list of my top ten must-try kosher restaurants in Jerusalem. If you want recommendations from all over Israel, here is my Top Ten Kosher [...]

Debbest Dishes – July 2018

Debbest Dishes – July 2018

It has been a year since I started writing my monthly roundup of Israeli foodie news which is focused on opening and closings, but sometimes I revisit an old favorite or try a new dish and want to share the joy. So my new project is Debbest Dishes, featuring the best dishes from the past [...]

Succot in the Holy City 2017

Succot in the Holy City 2017

Even if you have your own Succah at home, it is always fun to experience eating in a restaurant Succah, especially in Jerusalem where some restaurants make a huge effort to decorate their Succah. There is no question that Kikar Hamusica is a wonderful addition to the Jerusalem restaurant scene and with a choice of [...]