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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).…

  • Take out Tuesday

    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…

  • Hit List

    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.…

  • Ramen in Doha
    Ramadan

    Your Doha Ramadan Weekend Food Guide for 28 to 30 April 2022

    And we’re here – the last weekend of Ramadan. Eid awaits, but first, where to eat this weekend? Fear not, I have your Doha Ramadan weekend food guide for 28 to 30 April prepped and ready for your edification. Get Ramentic at Ninja Ramen The closest you will find to proper ramen in this city, Ninja Ramen has a well deserved fan base. And I am one of them. I popped in this week for an iftar fix and wasn’t disappointed. The miso ramen is my new favorite broth base – it’s veggie too for those who like it without meat. I add the chicken, an egg and lots of…

  • Ramadan

    Your Doha Ramadan Weekend Food Guide for 21 to 23 April 2022

    We’re in the home stretch and Eid is almost in sight! Here’s a wrap of my tried, tested and found to be delicious recommendations – your Doha Ramadan Weekend food guide for 21 to 23 April, 2022. As always, call ahead to check timings and availability. Going Greek at Papa Gyros The little brother of Katara-based Greek restaurant Hellas, Papa Gyros is turning out delicious gyros (from QR18-20) in fluffy Greek-style pita packed with garlicky goodness. Open daily from 5pm, they also offer beef and lamb souvlaki plates with all the fixings and freshly cooked fries dusted in feta cheese for QR14. My tip is order extra garlic mayo. Located…

  • Ramadan

    Hot for Hot Pot? This Doha Hotel Has Three Great Options for Iftar

    Who doesn’t love hotpot? In my view it’s the ultimate do-it-yourself meal – steaming pots of seasoned broth, platters of meat, veggies and seafood plus noodles and more. D’Chopstix at Holiday Villa has a terrific offer for those who want to try hotpot this Ramadan. The hotyel is offering it among a trio of options for iftar or a dinner. You can choose from the hotpot; or a Korean style BBQ done at your table or shabu shabu (Japanese style hotpot) for QR160 for two people. All DIY and all delicious. The “traditional” hotpot option has dual broths – a clear chicken soup and a tangy, spicy Tom Yum style…

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    Three Ramadan at Home Options from Doha Hotels

    Sometimes you just want to stay in and these three Ramadan at home options from Doha hotels are perfect for that. Traditional, asian and international – all are generous and offer something to please everyone in the family or group: Nobu to Go If you need a break from the traditional Ramadan options and want to to treat your bad self, this is perfect. Order ahead through the Four Seasons Doha online store, you pick up at your designated time from Nobu’s island home. It’s a set Ramadan menu offering some of their most popular dishes – the teeny tiny seafood tacos, the glossy black miso cod, the wagyu cooked…