March 28

best burger in town

I really think I may have found the best burger in Istanbul.  I liked it too much and I ate 1 and half…No kidding…Bye bye no carbs diet.. The place is Burger Joint, in Istanbul’s Besiktas. Cute atmosphere with lovely people and a ma ziiiiiing burgers….Try New York with Cheese and then thank me…The meat is […]

March 12

Thessaloniki…Newest Greek envy

Greeks do understand the joy of living…good food, good mood. I already know that. Yet, I am still surprised (positively) every time I go to a new Greek town. This time it was Thessaloniki. Maybe it is because my grandparents are from the town before they migrated to Turkey, maybe because  it is by the […]

February 26

Novikov versus Nobu: Asian Taste Wars in London vol 2

I have to admit that I had reservations when  it comes to eating Asian at a place owned by anyone but Asian origins. I  thought such a place could be  super stylish but the food would never beat an authentic Chinese or Japanese. That is why I neglected Novikov, Asian restaurant operated by a Russian company for quite […]

February 20

Small outside big inside: Yasemin and Tuncel’s

Small  is  the new big…a definition well appropriate for  my new find in town. Yasemin and Tuncel’s roastery and ice-cream shop. This little shop is tucked away in Gokturk, Istanbul’s posh suburb. Owned by a cute couple and designed by Monocle design team (yes, yes, yes!) this little shop offers you a good range of coffee and […]

February 12

Socially eating at Social Eating House London

Hats off to Jason Atherton! I loved his latest outpost in Soho, Social Eating House. The name fits perfectly to the neighbourhood and so  is the  place. Let me first start with interiors:  It is artsy chic with an eclectic, contemporary design with a soul. It has hidden surprises like the bar upstairs “Blind Pig” , with a […]

Champagne Brunch in Istanbul: Konsolos

I am often asked where to questions when it comes to Istanbul. And one of the key topics is always about breakfast…I have my usual suspects like Assk Kahve and Lucca but time to time I  enjoy spicing it up and discovering new venues. Here is my latest venture…Located in the ever popular Sishane/Pera neighbourhood, Konsolos offers champagne […]

January 16

Cold, very cold winter but in style

Brr it is so cold in Istanbul and what to wear is a big question mark. just the time to get a little inspiration from real people on streets. I am not such a fan of all black. But this one is  right on spot…Just perfect for an afternoon stroll on a sunny but cold Istanbul […]