• FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

    The 7 Best Game Day Eats in Qatar During FIFA World Cup 2022

    So, you’ve got your tickets sorted, your Hayya Card is fired up – what are the best game day eats in Doha During FIFA World Cup 2022? I’ve tried to give fans and foodies a range of options across the city and also placed them in their proximity to the nearest stadium… A few words of advice! Be sure to book ahead, reservations for bars and restaurants at hotels are essential at the moment and bring your ID. Also, try to get out and about to enjoy Qatar’s lively food scene. Enjoy! The burgers at The Score This spacious and well appointed West Bay sports bar at the Pullman is…

  • Qatar

    Five Delicious Things to Do When Visiting Doha

    Doha, Qatar isn’t just about FIFA football these days. There is of course the museums and galleries, the desert and, a thriving restaurant and cafe scene. You can dine around the world in a day but there are a few foodie goals you should be kicking while here. So here are five delicious foodie things to do when visiting Doha: 1. Take a Wander Around Souq Waqif From the main drag full of cafes, restaurants and outdoor seating for people watching to the winding alleys of the covered souq lined with spice shops and other goodies, this should be your first stop. Must visit foodie spots include the cheap as…

  • Bars in Qatar

    The Best Sports Bars and Places to Drink During FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

    The question (after can you drink?) I’m being asked the most is what are the best sports bars and places to drink during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. So to make it easy for visitors and those of us living here, I’ve put together this list with some recommendations. I’ve tried to group it best in zones – West Bay, The Pearl, Southern areas – where people are staying and hanging out and also proximity to stadiums. And it’s but no means exhaustive. Please know there are some variables. Things to know: West Bay Close to the Corniche and populated with many hotels and serviced apartments, this will be a…

  • Cheese,  New Restaurants

    Curious About Curiosa – Exclusive Interview with Jean-Georges and a sneak peek at his new restaurant at the Four Seasons Doha

    No stranger to Doha’s dining scene, Jean-Georges Vongerichten this week opens Curiosa at the Four Seasons Doha. I had the chance to meet the legendary chef and get a little sneak peek at his new restaurant. Just weeks after opening the multi cuisine concept of Tin Building in New York, Curiosa is the acclaimed chef’s latest foray in Qatar. A laid back Latin cuisine concept, located in the space that used to house the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Curiosa opens just in time for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The hacienda-style venue being helmed by Edgar Hurtado formerly of IKA and Toro Toro – a chef with his own fan base…

  • Hit List,  Qatar

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

    We are literally counting the days now until the kick off of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and honestly I can’t wait. Here is my freshly pressed Doha hit list for October 2022 – what’s hot, new and just reviewed restaurants and offers you need to check out now. Scroll to the end for what to look forward to in coming weeks. Tex Mex Classics are back at Paloma Doha Paloma has something for everyone – a menu of fun and fresh Tex Mex classics, margaritas the size of your head and even a live band. After closing for two years thanks to COVID-19, it’s back just in time for…

  • 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…

  • Hit List

    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…

  • Hit List

    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…

  • Qatar

    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…