• Qatar

    Best Restaurant Dishes in Qatar for 2022

    It’s been the best of times… it was…actually it was a pretty incredible year. And the food scene in Qatar was as vibrant as ever – dozens of new openings, new hotels, new cuisines. So selecting my best restaurant dishes in Qatar for 2022 was actually tougher than I expected. But needs must….here is my list of best Qatar restaurant dishes of 2022 in no particular order… Malaysian butter chicken at Mama Rozie This dish started as a one-off and grew to be a phenomenon. More creamy than the usual butter chicken we know, it’s the perfect comfort food. The chicken is fried before adding to the sauce. You can…

  • 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…

  • Restaurant Reviews

    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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    Hit List

    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…

  • Travel

    Visiting Tbilisi, Georgia – the perfect post COVID vacation destination

    I’m calling it now – at just three hours from Doha and with wine and natural beauty for days, Tbilisi, Georgia could well be the perfect Post- COVID vacation destination. And with the country open to tourism and accepting fully vaccinated travelers (with documentation), there has never been a better time to go. Here’s my guide to getting there, getting in, where to stay and importantly how to get back! Getting there Tbilisi is just three hours and five minutes flight time from Doha on Qatar Airways. At the time of writing flights were arriving at a challenging 1am so factor that into travel plans. Flights start at QR2795 return…