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    Hit List

    Your March 2019 Dining Hit List – Where to Eat and Drink in Doha this Month

    That escalated quickly! It’s March already and frankly I am still unprepared. Luckily there are some great drinking and dining options around Qatar to ease me into the stark reality of a new month. This month’s list focuses mainly on outdoor venues – we all know summer is fast approaching so lets enjoy this while we can. Here’s where you should be dining out in Doha this month: Lo Spaghetto A longtime cult favorite which I have recently rediscovered. It’s on the list because of the well executed Italian and crossover classics but also for its sublime outside dining area. A rarity in Doha, this tree fringed venue is dreamy…

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    Qatar International Food Festival 2018 – Seven Stalls You Need to Visit

    It’s March that means not only “March Madness”, but also the Qatar International Food Festival. I headed down there on the opening day to scope out the tastiest stalls and have my hit list for where you should be spending your hard earned cash. A quick couple of thoughts before I head into the “meat and potatoes” of this post. Although this is the biggest year in terms of stalls, I found the variety a little lacking. and uninspired. Maybe this will change as the week progresses, as the energy builds and more offerings pop up, but I felt it needed a little more oomph. I loved the “Farm to…

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    The Doha Brunch Index – How Far Your Riyal Will Stretch

    Brunch in Doha (usually Friday but now increasingly also Saturday) is a deadly serious business, especially in these leaner times. But, with seemingly every restaurant offering some kind of brunch offer, how far will your dining  riyal stretch? Being the intrepid food blogger, half baked economist and general busybody that I am, I devised and extremely dubious scientific ranking system for Doha’s burgeoning brunch scene. Behold – the inaugural Doha Brunch Index© This is the result a complicated matrix of reviews, personal experience, overeating and general hysteria levels. It’s not definitive. It’s not exhaustive (but boy was it exhausting), but it should give you a solid snapshot at what’s out there and…

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    Brunch,  Doha,  giveaways

    Competition – Be the First to Try Nozomi’s New Friday Brunch

    The Friday brunch market in Doha is VERY crowded. Any new entrant really needs to set itself apart and offer something innovative to get and keep people interested. Which is why I am excited by the looming launch of Nozomi Doha’s new Friday brunch on 28 April. The restaurant has already set the pace with a an excellent value Saturday dumpling brunch so this new concept promises to be something special. I’m pleased to give you an exclusive sneak peek at some of the dishes the innovative culinary team at Nozomi have developed including this miso black cod which looks like it needs to get into my belly asap. The new brunch will be…

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    Brunch,  Doha

    Saturday is the New Friday 2017 Bumper Edition

    I called it early last year – Saturday IS the new Friday when it comes brunch. More venues around Doha are offering a more relaxed and refined Saturday brunch, giving those of us who would rather lay around in our stretchy pants watching Netflix on Fridays a chance to be social. I’ve covered a couple of these brunches listed below in my post about this trend late last year but we have some new players to add to the list. First off the bat is the always excellent JWs Steakhouse at Doha Marriott. Their Saturday bunch is luxurious yet also relaxed. An edited highlights version of their wider menu, you can expect plump…