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Archive for August, 2011

Aug 22

If You Insist: Hamdi?

Filed under Advice, Reviews (Eats)

Dear Istanbul Eats,
I have heard so much about the famous Hamdi kebab restaurant in Eminönü, but can’t find anything about it on your website. Is there a reason for that?
Curious in Chicago

Dear Curious,
Thanks for the great question. We’ve ourselves been curious about Hamdi, which we haven’t been to in ages, so we asked the intrepid “Meliz,” a frequent Istanbul Eats guest poster, to check things out over there. Her report, based on some recent visits, is below….. Continue…

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Öz Develi Etli Pide Salonu: From the Wrong Side of the Tracks
2 responses - Posted 08.19.11
Tarlabaşı: These days, this run-down neighborhood in the rapidly gentrifying Beyoğlu district is the focus of a tug of war between preservationists and developers, with an impoverished population caught in the middle. While some cast the place as nothing more than a den of thieves, junkies, prostitutes and terrorists, many ...continue
Adem Baba: Soleman
no responses - Posted 08.15.11
It must have taken an entire fleet's worth of nets, harpoons, anchors, life preservers and buoys to decorate the dining rooms of Adem Baba. The decorations makes sense: the restaurant got its start as humble, boat-borne kitchen floating dockside in the Bosphorus neighborhood of Arnavutköy, although now it has transformed ...continue
Heyamola Ada Lokantası: Island Time
11 responses - Posted 08.08.11
(Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by “Meliz,” an intrepid explorer of Istanbul's culinary backstreets who would like to keep her anonymity.) While the Princes’ Islands make for a great escape from the city, it’s been hard to think of them as a culinary destination. Until now. The new-offshore-kid-in-town, Heyamola ...continue
İlkadım Lokantası: Hospital Food
no responses - Posted 08.01.11
For an Istanbul restaurateur, to count among your regulars a cadre of doctors appears to be a sign of achievement worth bragging about. Among the many restaurant tips we have received is one that led us to the subterranean İlkadım Lokantası, backed up by the promise that doctors are known ...continue

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