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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…

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    The Best Doha Restaurant Dishes of 2021

    Did we expect 2021 to be better? Well yes, we did and mostly it has been pretty much same same but with less COVID. But one bright spot in Doha has been the dining scene which shook off the year that didn’t happen to shine brightly. And, as I do every year, I have rounded up my list of the Best Doha Restaurant Dishes of 2021. There was a lot to like about 2021 as a foodie – a handful of new restaurants, new menus and mostly no Dalgona Coffee. I loved seeing IKA opening its doors and impressing us with its chef-driven South American fare. I was also pleased…

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    Your Essential Guide to Eating and Drinking in Doha in November 2021

    November is here and if you get up very early the temperature is in the early 20s! Just kidding! We are at the business end of the year in Qatar – when the weather is glorious and the eating and drinking options in Doha plentiful. Finally dining outdoors doesn’t require a personal AC. And we have some huge events – Arab Cup and the Formula 1 Ooredoo 2021 Grand Prix to name just two. So here is my essential guide to eating and drinking in Doha this November: Riyasat I’ve written about this place a few times, but it’s worth a visit or a revisit. Approachable yet beautifully executed Indian…

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    Where to Eat and Drink in Doha in October

    Hello October! Summer has slipped by and we are now well and truly headed into the business end of 2021. And foodies, let me tell you, there’s a lot to love about the food and drink scene in Doha this month as we head towards the end of the year. Let’s get right to it: Ika This newly opened chef-driven restaurant is giving a bit of a well earned buzz to the dining scene right now. Helmed by the former head chef at Toro Toro, the menu spans the continent of south America from Peru, to Argentina and everywhere in between. Expect fresh, clean flavors, a bit of showmanship (everyone…