Pesach Jerusalem 2014

One of the many wonderful things about spending Pesach in Jerusalem is the abundance of choice when it comes to eating out. Here is just a selection of some of my favorite restaurants to enjoy during chol hamoed Pesach. As always, I recommend making a reservation. There are a number of great meat places to [...]

Getting Passionate about Pesach Dining

The main reason I started this blog in the first place was because local and visiting friends were always asking for recommendations of where to eat in the Holy City, especially during the hagim, so despite being less focused on writing over the last few months, I could not let Pesach pass without a new [...]

Eating more than just potatoes over Pesach!

Why is this year different from all other years?  Because we have a whole week of Hol Hamoed so most restaurants and cafes are open for Pesach to take advantage of the influx of tourists in the Holy City.  It also means that things are going to be busier than ever and traffic in Jerusalem [...]

Succot in the Holy City

As the tourists flock to Jerusalem for the Hagim, you can see people building their Succah all over the city.  There is a huge choice of places to go and eat during Succot, but be warned that many places only have a small Succah so it is preferable to make a reservation. Here are my [...]

Eating well at Pesach

Whether you love or hate Pesach as a festival, there is no question that living in Israel allows you to eat well throughout the week, especially in Jerusalem. My friends and family from all over come to spend Pesach in Israel and inevitably they want to know what new restaurants have opened and where they [...]

Brunch in the holy city

One of my favorite ways to make the most of a Friday in Jerusalem is to go somewhere good for brunch.  I have a few regular haunts, but I am also trying to explore new ones.  Top of the list has to be Café Itamar in Moshav Ora (close to Hadassah Ein Kerem).  Set in [...]