• Hit List

    Doha hit list September 2022: Hot, new and just-reviewed restaurants and offers to check out, right now

    Ahhh September, my favorite month! We’re emerging from Summer and on the gentle slope to the end of the year. OK, with the World Cup, maybe not so gentle. Soooo…expect a frantic two months on the dining scene with a slew of new openings and announcements. But, for now, I have you covered. This is your Doha hit list September 2022: Hot, new and just-reviewed places and offers to check out, right now… Pan-Asian flair at Saturday Brunch at Satsuma What a gem this place is. Lurking inside the Magnum Hotel and Suites, Satsuma has a kitchen team that knows their way around the Pan Asian classics. I checked out…

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    Doha hit list August 2022: Hot, new and just-reviewed places and offers to check out, right now

    Hot and new venues in Doha, Qatar to add to your must-visit list, plus some places to add to your must-revisit list. European comfort food, tapas for days and even a gin tasting class. These are my top picks for you this August. Polish comfort food at Polka Food from eastern European is still having an extended minute in Qatar and I am here for it. Polka is a cute as a button spot in Madinat Khalifah that is serving up Polish dumplings and other comfort food. Believe me, the Polish version of a pizza, a late night post party snack involving a baguette piled with meats and cheeses and…

  • Deep Dive

    So Hot Right Now – Your Essential Guide to the Best Hot Pots in Doha

    It’s a fact – hot pots are so hot right now in Doha right now. They seem to be popping up all over the city, fueled by our enduring love of Asian food. Hot pots are the perfect food for a group of family or frinds – it’s interactive and everyone gets what they want. Before I delve into the best hot pots in Doha, some history and how to hot pot… Hot Pot History The concept of Chinese Hot pot is believed to date back more than 1000 years to the dining practices of Mongolian horsemen. Legend has it that the when they weren’t galloping across the steppe, Mongols…

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    Your Summer 2022 Doha Dining Hit List – where to drink and dine right now

    Summer has announced its arrival and it’s a lot frankly. For those staying here in Qatar here is your Summer 2022 Doha Dining Hit List – where to drink and dine right now: Shisha and pizza at Iconoview Occupying the penthouse of the office building that snakes around the Holiday villa is a surprising new venue. Iconoview is a restaurant with a very impressive menu of pizzas, pastas and grills, with a slight Arabic/Turkish bent. Starters hovver around QR60 and mains from QR120 and include a very more-sih seafood pizza studded with plump prawns and scallops as well as a Game of Thrones worthy grilled platter for two to three…

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    Mid-Year Report Card 2022 – The Qatar Dining Scene

    Summer beckons, kids are graduating, and for many vacations await so this means it’s time for my Mid-Year Report Card 2022 – The Qatar Dining Scene. For those new here, the Mid-Year Report card is my annual check-in about the the Qatar dining scene – what’s great, what’s leaving us a little cold, like the AC in malls. It’s also a chance to look ahead to what’s happening and what we can look forward to. What I’m Loving New Coffee Spots! Juan Valdez at Katara and the soon to open Toby’s Estate are great examples of the move away from the fancy coffee we’ve seen pop up around town in…

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    Your June 2022 Doha Dining Hit List – Where to Eat and Drink in Qatar this Month

    And so foodies, we find ourselves at the half way point of their weird and sometimes wonderful year. This means it’s time for your June 2022 Doha Dining Hit List – where to eat and drink in Qatar this month and let me tell you – there are options for all budgets and moods: The Frying Scotsman We’ve been waiting an eternity for this fun single concept place to reopen at the Radisson Blu. It’s benefitted from a pared down menu and a focus on what it does best – fish and chips. While they have cod (QR110) and haddock (QR95) on the menu, I loved the fresh hammour (QR100).…

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    Take Out Tuesday – Wagamama Remix and Korean Fried Chicken

    It’s Take Out Tuesday again and this week and we are trying an old favorite and a new, delicious take on fried chicken. What’s not to love about that? Wagamama I made a very cool discovery this week, I can order Wagamama through Snoonu. Previously this favorite had been out of my delivery zone, so it was very, very welcome. Wagamama never disappoints and I’m pleased to say the dishes travel well including perennial favorite Chicken Katsu and the vegan Yaki Soba. We also opted for the Korean Beef – just the right amount of spice. For starters you can’t go past the spicy calamari as well as the generous…

  • Your Doha weekend food and drink guide to 12 to 14 May 2022
    Weekend Guides

    Your Doha Weekend Food and Drink Guide for 12 to 14 May, 2022

    If you’re like me, the return to work this week was…well the struggle is very real. I’ve been plotting my weekend plans since Tuesday. I mean, brunches are back, bars are open and there is a lot of foodie fun to be had. So, if you are looking for something new this weekend here is your Doha weekend food and drink guide for 12 to 14 May, 2022. Get a little bit country at Broadway Brasserie Real talk – I’m a little bit country (and I don’t just mean my Dolly Parton Spotify list) and this place lets me indulge in that. This Nashville-inspired eatery at the Double Tree Al…

  • Take Out Tuesday - A New pizza spot and the best breakfast sandwiches
    Take out Tuesday

    Take Out Tuesday – A new pizza spot and the best breakfast sandwiches in town

    Welcome to a new blog feature – Take Out Tuesday! Here I will showcase some takeaway/delivery options in Doha, Al Wakra and as far north as I can find… This week – a new pizza spot run by familiar friends on the foodie scene and perhaps the best breakfast sandwiches in town… Crust by Rusk Still in soft opening, this place is from the peeps who brought us the stylish Msheireb hangout, Rusk. Sourdough pizzas are on the menu here as are a number of amped up sides and extras. Tis is one of a new breed of pizza joints offering “artisanal” pizza – quality rather than all out big…

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    Your May 2022 Doha Dining Hit List – Where to Eat and Drink in Qatar this Month

    Hello May! You’re here and looking glorious. And with Ramadan behind us, the Summer stretching ahead, it’s time to explore some of the ever-expanding options around Doha this month. A new Aussie bar, revisiting a couple of old favorites and a shiny and fun Teppanyaki joint – something for everyone. So here is your May 2022 Doha dining hit list – the best places to eat and drink around town this month. Read to the end for some upcoming events and openings to take note of. Isaan Friday Brunch I tried to remember the last time I ate at Isaan and let me just say, it has been some time.…