Food

Places I Like to Eat Near Sama Tower

Places I Like to Eat Near Sama Tower

Today, I had a request to post a list of places I like to eat within walking distance of Sama Tower. I’m still shocked that anyone who doesn’t already know (and love!) Vic and me would be interested in reading what we have to say, but here goes: Little Foodlands: this is directly behind Sama, [...]


Cheap Fats and Seasonings

Cheap Fats and Seasonings

Beth here. I am shocked by the difference supply and demand makes in prices. I just purchased the following: Fats: Sesame oil Ghee Coconut Cream (Cream of Coconut?) Coconut oil Almond oil Seasonings: Cinnamon Sticks Dry Ginger (didn’t even know this existed!) Dry Mint Whole nutmeg Sumac Cardamom pods Fresh parsley Along with other (less [...]


Shopping in Abu Dhabi

Shopping in Abu Dhabi

Guess what, it’s Beth again. Two posts in a row from me! Watch out, Victor! Well, as I continue to meet people in Abu Dhabi, both those affiliated with NYUAD and those otherwise affiliated, I continue to find readers of this very blog. It’s funny, Vic and I started the blog just to share our [...]


Dinner (and Disease?) on the Dhow

Dinner (and Disease?) on the Dhow

Last week a few folks from NYU in New York came out to do some recon work for upcoming candidate weekends. As both a team building exercise and as important research for work, we decided to go on a dhow dinner cruise along the Corniche in Abu Dhabi. It was a classic evening, but unfortunately, [...]


Beth’s Healthy Lunch

Beth's Healthy Lunch

On Friday night we had dinner at a nice restaurant which sat adjacent to the fountain at the Dubai Mall (see my other post for videos). I had a tasty lamb dish served on top of rice with vegetables. Beth had duck confit served on cassoulet. For those of you who don’t eat a lot [...]


Dining Alone at the Media One Hotel

Dining Alone at the Media One Hotel

Last Tuesday I took off for Dubai to attend the two-day Digimedia.me Conference which dealt with social-networking media and internet marketing. Dubai is about 120 kilometers north of Abu Dhabi, but there are only limited transportation options to get there. Most people drive, but Beth and I don’t own a car. Some take a taxi, [...]


Tex-Mex in Abu Dhabi?!? And Dr. Pepper!!!

Tex-Mex in Abu Dhabi?!? And Dr. Pepper!!!

On Monday night Beth and I ate in one of our hotel’s restaurants. I had the Arabic mixed grill (more kofta baby!) which was very good. The beef kebabs were especially well seasoned and the highlight of my meal. Unfortunately, there were only three or four little cubes. Beth had Thai curry with duck. The [...]


Dining at the Palace

Dining at the Palace

Before we came to Abu Dhabi, I decided that I wanted to spend one night at the Emirates Palace Hotel. This is actually a lofty goal as even their smallest rooms start at about AED 3000 ($1,000 US) per night. Boy was I surprised on Sunday afternoon when Beth’s new boss, Steve Shorb, suggested that [...]


Fine Dining at 36,000 Feet

Fine Dining at 36,000 Feet

Beth and I are simple people. We ride the subway to work. We do our own laundry. We fly coach. At 6’4″, however, I don’t regularly fit comfortably into airline seats. I’ve had the pleasure of squeezing my long legs into undersized seats on transoceanic flights to Germany (twice), Japan, England, Hawaii (twice), China, Ireland, [...]