A Date with Dad

To tell you about our favorite lunch spot in Tel Aviv, who is more qualified than my foodie dad? I may interject from time to time, but this post is (mostly) him: As a guest contributor, some background information that may help explain this post. First, I have found that paying slightly more for certain…

Benny and the (soda water) jets

Don’t blink; you’ll miss it. A 4×4 hole-in-the-wall with back-lit jars stacked up against a white tile wall and a vintage espresso machine; a line twenty deep of people waiting to place an order. Benny smiling in the window; waiting to greet you with his slight Spanish accent. You’ll happen upon Cafe Levinsky 41, and you won’t…

Hello from the other side (of the table)

Hello, It’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to eat; To go over everything. They say time’s supposed to heal ya, but I still hate chickpeas.   Yep, three years have passed since my last post, and I am closing in on six years living in Israel. Can you believe…

The Other Asian

                      So, after our failed attempt at Vong, I finally got a reservation at Hanoi– the other new Vietnamese (Pan-Asian) place in Tel Aviv. I had been waiting weeks and weeks, like a kid for Christmas morning, and the day had finally arrived. There was…

Drama Queen

                    If you’re looking for a fine-dining experience on the cheap, go to Catit (for lunch). Order the business meal (135 nis for one appetizer and one entreé) if starvation is setting in, but if not, (and there are at least two of you) order three…

The “Vong” Choice

When you imagine the diet of a Texan, I’m sure you think it consists of red meat, red meat and more red meat. This Texan on the other hand, prefers Asian cuisine at every meal- breakfast, noon and night. So imagine my excitement when I heard that a Vietnamese restaurant was opening in Tel Aviv….

The Breakfast Club

  After a night out in Tel Aviv, six friends (Jon, Jason, Roni, Andrew, Lea and Ilana) ended up at 10 Eidelson (on Dizengoff 117) for breakfast the next morning. The only remnants of the event were empty plates. Forget any other breakfast place you have heard about in the Tel Aviv area. 10 Eidelson…

Stay tuned in!

I promise, I will be dining out soon! I have been traveling the country searching for a job, and eating on the go (disgusting things, not worth mentioning on this blog!). So please keep checking back. Don’t get discouraged. There will be a real update before you know it. Ilana

Now for the real introduction

Hey there, I’m Ilana. As a kid I came to Israel a couple of times, and naturally, stuffed my face full of falafel and hummus. I couldn’t get enough. The golden color of falafel, the smell of garlic wafting in the air, the funny accent of the man behind the counter… But, after a few…

Farewell to thee, Chickpea!

An Ode to the Chickpea… kind of Chickpea, so round In Israel you are frequently found To Birthrighters you are a novelty Most Israelis think you’re quite lovely In hummus and falfel you are used But I believe you’re quite abused Your appeal is fading Your weird smell and texture are quite grating So farewell…