Sunday, February 28, 2010

NY Times and Russian Culture (food) in Israel

First, I want to wish the US Hockey team luck tonight against Canada.

Second, there was a very interesting article published in the New York Times the other day about Russian culture in Israel. It was written by the Times' Moscow bureau chief, and it was published in the travel section. The author writes about the impact, with his primary focus being culinary, of the 1.5 million immigrants from countries that comprised the former Soviet Union to Israel in the last 20 years.

The article is definitely worth a read, and he even mentions a restaurant, Nanushka, that I've reviewed on this blog in the past. My only concern is that people will flock to Ashdod expecting a more grandiose place than the least from my experience.

Savor Israel

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy Purim!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Want Reliable? Try Etnachta

Everybody should have a failsafe restaurant/bar/café where you know the food is always good, the service is friendly, and you don’t have to worry about whether you'll have a good time or not. My failsafe in Tel Aviv is Etnachta.

Located on bustling Dizengoff street, Etnachta, is part café, part restaurant, part bar. The outside seating area is ideal for those who want to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the world go by, the bar inside is well…a bar, and they serve great focaccias and a variety of tasty "Israeli" dishes.

If you don't want search for someplace new or just want to guarantee yourself a good meal and good time, you can't go wrong with Etnachta. A lot of people have figured this out too, so if you are trying going at a popular hour be prepared for a small wait. Where is your failsafe place in Tel Aviv?