Abracadabra’s Vanishing Act?
In what may turn out to be worrying news for Istanbul food lovers, Arnavutkoy’s Abracadabra has recently closed due to “permit” problems. Although we are told that the restaurant, run by the creative chef Dilara Erbay, will reopen once things are sorted out, it’s not clear when or if that will happen. In the meantime, Dilara is promising new magic at Abracadabra Firin, a simit bakery in Cihangir that she will be taking over and which, along with old-school simits, will also serve up some “smart” additions. Presto!