Food & Dining

No one braids like the Challah Prince [VIDEO]

How do you make a Challah Prince?

Start with an Israeli born in Tel Aviv named Idan Chabasov, 35. Place him in Berlin with water, flour, yeast, sugar, and egg yolks. Mix with experience as a social media marketer. Add four years in art school in Tel Aviv specializing in animation. Leave to rise, isolated, during a coronavirus pandemic, allowing ample time and space for creative experiments with challah dough. And voila, or rather, challah

Bacon-wrapped Matzah Balls, Anyone?

Even before The Gorbals first opened for dinner on Aug. 28, chef Ilan Hall’s bacon-wrapped matzah balls served with horseradish mayonnaise had already earned his new downtown restaurant its share of notoriety in the food press.

LA’s Top Chef Wins First Round of Top Chef Masters [VIDEO]

Tracht’s winning recipe earned her a place in the champion round of the competition, where the six winners of previous episodes will cook-off for the grand prize of $100,000 and the title of Top Chef Master.

Thinking Outside the Matzah Ball Box

When the Israelites rushed out of Egypt, Pharaoh’s men on their heels, they hurriedly bundled their belongings, food included, to carry as much as they could on their backs and donkeys. Seeking to nourish themselves throughout their desert journey to the Promised Land, they rolled together unleavened bread crumbs, eggs and oil to create a round, nutritious finger food: The matzah ball.

Something to hoot about

A franchise of the popular American restaurant chain Hooters is located in Netanya, and the husband-and-wife owners couldn’t be more proud of their waitress daughter

Molten Mozzarella (Restaurant Review)

Iceberg Vulcano clearly comes across as a family pizzeria – easygoing, child-friendly and a tad boisterous. Children were getting their faces messy licking ice cream cones at the table. Teenagers were munching on pizza alone. Adults streamed in every so often to pick up cartons of ice cream. But the casual family feel does not translate into a small or simplistic menu. Devised by Laurent, it offers options for all age groups. For example, kids can order milk shakes while adults can order the warm, almond-tinged sangria, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Adventures of Adelina (restaurant review)

Owners of guest houses in the Western Galilee often dispatch their guests to Adelina for dinner, and with good reason. Adelina is arguably one of the best restaurants in the region.

Cooking up a storm

Anyone conversant with in the Israeli culinary scene could easily have predicted the winner even before the contest began.

Fat chance (restaurant review)

If you’re looking for more than a few drinks on plastic chairs, the Gordo restobar could be the spot for you on Tel Aviv’s promenade.

Julian (resto-bar review)  

Julian was started by Iro Monitz, originally from Katzrin in the Golan Heights, and who juggles his ownership of Julian with his studies as a law student in Holon. He named the place after the last officer to man the Ottoman- British crossing, but Julian the resto-bar is clearly up to date with the twenty first century.

Tasting Titora (restaurant review)

Chef-owner Bucky Dasa has used his experience as a restaurateur in Tel Aviv to combine high culinary standards with a homeyness and authenticity less prevalent in Israel’s metropolis. The menu is eclectic but with a Medierranean touch, and it’s clear that careful thought was put into each dish to produce aesthetic, creative and delicious results.

Go, go Gao (restaurant review)

Gao food can best be characterized as “gourmet fast food.” “Gourmet” because of the quality of the raw materials, the attention to detail by the Thai chefs and the consistent standards; “fast” because the meals are prepared quickly and Gao specializes in take-out. The menu offers a very large selection of classic Thai dishes, making Gao a lunch-hour favorite for businesses in the restaurant-packed area.

The test for Tike (restaurant review)

Tike, the second Israel branch of an international Turkish chain, is attempting to bring blessing to a high- rent, high-profile locale on Ibn Gvirol. Will it succeed?

Mea Gulpa (restaurant review)

This shrine to Tel Aviv nightlife is intended to attract those who are pious about their nightlife priorities: looking good, smoking premium cigarettes, nursing quality drinks, and picking up classy members of the opposite sex.

A Traveler’s Guide to Tel Aviv Nightlife

If the Cinderella story had been set in Tel Aviv, her raggedy slipper would have turned into a magical glass pump at the witching hour, instead of the other way around.

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