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A suburban gem: Despite location, Saffron in 6th of October is a delight
Food

A suburban gem: Despite location, Saffron in 6th of October is a delight

Over the years, this column has gone to great lengths to disparage the dining offerings available on Cairo’s suburban fringe.…
An elixir of flavors: Alchemy restaurant and bar opens at Amman Square
Food

An elixir of flavors: Alchemy restaurant and bar opens at Amman Square

Amman Square’s Tabasco has a long history. Born in the 1990s, the spot was always known for its good food,…
Grub in Gouna: From juicy steaks to scrumptious stir fries, the beach resort has it all
Life & Style

Grub in Gouna: From juicy steaks to scrumptious stir fries, the beach resort has it all

Finding a dining spot in Gouna can be tricky and confusing, since there are a lot of options and many…
Wings in Flavours: Arguably the best wings in town
Food

Wings in Flavours: Arguably the best wings in town

Wings in Flavours has opened its first branch in Egypt on quiet Taha Hussein Street in Zamalek, catering to chicken…
Café Mex: A boost to Cairo’s emerging street scene
Food

Café Mex: A boost to Cairo’s emerging street scene

The gentrification of 26th of July St. in Zamalek rolls on. Though it still maintains its character, straddling Cairo’s socialist…
Balbaa: Follow the Alexandrians to fresh seafood
Food

Balbaa: Follow the Alexandrians to fresh seafood

After getting recommendations from every Alexandrian I know to eat at Balbaa the next time I visit the city, I…
Cellar Door: Good, not quite great, in Maadi
Food

Cellar Door: Good, not quite great, in Maadi

Food critics in Cairo spend a lot of time in the middle of the road. It’s not often that we…
Malek al-Gambari: Shubra’s king of seafood
Food

Malek al-Gambari: Shubra’s king of seafood

The various Kings of Egypt may be a distant memory, but Cairo’s King of Shrimps is still alive and well.…
Estoril: A downtown gem that stands the test of time
Food

Estoril: A downtown gem that stands the test of time

This column is not ordinarily prone to hyperbole. It rarely finds the best, worst or most extraordinary of anything. Rather,…
Don Quichotte: Remnants of royalty on the streets of Zamalek
Food

Don Quichotte: Remnants of royalty on the streets of Zamalek

The restaurants reviewed in this column tend to be new, funky, innovative, or have some other characteristic that would distinguish…
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