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    Two Ramadan Menus for You to Check Out This Week in Doha

    There is so much to choose from but I found two Ramadan menus for you to check out this week in Doha to that tick a couple of boxes in terms of value, great food and a unique experience. Ramadan Menu at Paper Moon Their terrace, snuggled deep in the Airport Road business district, is a bit of a revelation if you haven’t been. After sunset the lights twinkle and you could be anywhere. The Ramadan menu this year is extensive, has sometimes a couple of random dishes but enough to satisfy all cravings. Served over five courses, there are traditional Arabic mezze and lentil soup to share to kick…

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    Your Ramadan Weekend in Doha Dining Guide 7 to 9 April, 2022

    First week of Ramadan is almost done and dusted! How are you fairing? Are you fasting? For those looking for things to do food-wise this weekend I thought I would do a quick wrap-up of options – a Ramadan weekend dining guide of sorts! As always, call ahead to check timings and availability! If you want to stay home but dine well: Four Seasons Doha to Go Box For those wanting to keep it close to home this weekend, the Four Seasons has two options in their to-go box this Ramadan. The international box (they sent me to try this week) includes options such as a veggie lasagna (back by…

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    Lobito De Mar: First Look at Doha’s new Spanish Seafood restaurant

    I have a confession to make – I’m a huge fan of Dani Garcia, the brains behind the newly minted Lobito De Mar at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski. But when I was told this new Doha venture was to be located on the moribund bayside site that was home to the now dearly departed Pearl Social and prior to that Antica Pesa, I did hesitate. The spot, on the island outside of the main hotel, well, it seemed a gamble. The underrated Pearl Social was excellent couldn’t make a dent and NY style Antica Pesa too was long gone. Both spots had a celebrity name attached as well. But with…

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    The Best Doha Breakfast Spots Open During Ramadan

    Perhaps the most asked question I have been getting this week is – what breakfast spots are open in Doha during Ramadan? The good news is that there is a great range of options to suit all kinds of morning cravings. For my recommendations on where to eat after sunset, check my recent blog post here. But for those on the hunt, here’s my list of the best Doha breakfast spots open during Ramadan: Public House Instantly iconic when it opened a couple of months back, Public House at the Marsa Malaz is open for breakfast. Try the brie and jam tartine for a sweet/savory hit or the sublime bacon,…

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    Iftars for under QR50 in Qatar? Yes Doha foodies, it can be done!

    A delicious iftar under QR50 in Qatar? Yes my foodie friends it can be done. Like many who have contacted me, I’ve been surprised at the general prices for iftar this Ramadan. This is a combination of sticker shock from the two year COVID-19 hiatus and a general indication of the rising prices globally. Knowing so many people are seeking value for money, I thought a look at what iftars can be bought for QR50 was worth exploring. These are some great options to suit all kinds of cravings – not always traditional – I found while doing the rounds in the last few days and from places I know…

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    9 Places to Have Iftar in Doha That Won’t Break the Bank

    There are plenty of places offering iftar in Doha this Ramadan that won’t break the bank. And yes, I admit dear foodies, a few are even may actually be in hotels… From traditional iftars through to something a little more out of the box, you can find an offering for every budget this year. To make it even more cost effective, check out both The Entertainer and MyBook for two for one deals and you can often find Ramadan offers on QGrabs (this is not ad for any of them, just a friendly reminder they can offer great value). These are the top places to enjoy some tasty iftars and…

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    What Ramadan Means to me.

    I first published a version of this post back in 2017 and thought it was time to revisit it. A warning for friends and foe alike, this isn’t really about food, rather the special place that Ramadan has in the heart and mind of this non-Muslim and long-time resident of Qatar. I should again start this piece with what Ramadan is “not” to me. It’s not something I have to “endure”. Yes, it’s hot. And yes, the bars are closed. And yes, the driving is, at times, a challenge. I have had booze free Ramadans and honestly they felt pretty good. This year I don’t know yet. On the plus…

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    Ramadan in Doha 2022 – where to find the best food and dining experiences

    Ramadan in Doha 2022 – and the age old question, where to find the best food and dining experience?Ramadan is Perhaps my one of my favorite times of year in Doha. Alas COVID has for the past two years put a stopper on this. Boooo! But here we are, back (almost) to normal. Most hotels and restaurants seem to be back to buffets and bigger offerings and there is also a growing number of other favorite restaurants choosing to open their doors in Ramadan. Here is your Life on the Wedge list of your must visit tents and experiences for Ramadan this year – Ramadan Under the Stars at Four…

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    Seven New Restaurants Opening in Qatar in 2022

    This is Qatar’s year and all signs point to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. And, it’s fair to say that the food and beverage scene is matching that energy. Believe it or not there are more than 3000 restaurants, cafes and eateries in Qatar and that number is growing every day. But here are the seven restaurant openings I am excited about opening in Qatar in 2022. Jean Georges at Four Seasons Doha The master is back in Qatar with this contemporary dining concept at the ever evolving and exciting Four Seasons Doha. Expectations are high, Jean Georges previously opened two spots at the W Doha, so diners here know…

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    Your March 2022 hit list: Where to eat and drink in Doha

    The last couple of months has flown by and frankly, I wasn’t prepared. But the Good Ship Life on the Wedge has been righted and all is OK in the world. There is a LOT of love about Doha’s dining scene right now – new openings, new menus and a lot of energy. Stay tuned until the end for upcoming openings and a special offer. So, here it is, your March 2022 hit list: where to eat and drink in Doha this month: Satsuma I need to listen to my friends more. When a good friend messaged me about a new place offering unlimited dumplings for QR99 every Thursday, I…