Why Galvin is The New Rivington Grill – But so Much Better

There’s not a week, nor restaurant conversation, that goes by without someone lamenting the passing of Rivington Grill. It closed down on 5 June last year, and for many it meant their go-to restaurant had gone. We may have found the replacement. Galvin is somewhere that could be your semi-regular. There are enough good choices…

Every Kitchen Should Have a Copy of The Palestinian Table

Yes, we see you frowning and saying, “Arabic cookbook? It won’t be as good as my mother’s cooking” but even if you really believe that to be true, that’s not the point. It’s essentially a “how to make the greatest hits of Arabic cooking” guide from three generations of one family and an ideal place…

You Can Now Fly In Albaik Fast Food From Saudi Arabia.

There’s nothing like exclusivity to make something desirable, and the legend of anything will only grow when it’s not widely available. But the fast food chicken outlet Albaik only exists in Saudi Arabia and has a reputation as the being some of the best fast food on earth. It’s the kingdom’s own version of KFC…

Why You Need To Try The Riviera Brunch

Another new hotel, another new brunch launching in time for the post-summer brunching season. Yes, we’ve been here before, but in this case, there’s something more interesting happening. Brunch in the city is evolving and this new Riviera Brunch at the Address Boulevard Downtown is an example of a newer way of doing things. Rather…

A proper taste of Uzbek cuisine in Dubai

There are new restaurants opening almost every day across the country, the vast majority of them offering something that already exists elsewhere, often presented in the form of the now ubiquitous “sharing concept”. In the search of something different, foodies have begun to get a taste for Uzbek cuisine, and Eshak is giving the adventurous…

Building a healthy new model for fast food

Each year there are predictions for food trends, but the one ­consistent thing we see year after year is an increased movement towards sustainability and healthier eating. The question is, can this be done for fast food, too? Hapi, a restaurant in the artsy Al Serkal part of Dubai, is a “fast casual” concept where…

Ossiano

There’s talk that the Michelin Guide may be coming to Dubai, and although we hear this every six months without any actual confirmation from the people at Michelin, it continually raises the question of which restaurants might get awarded stars if they do. The one restaurant that gets mentioned by pretty much all the food…