• 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

    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…