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Bite Me Cairo: Smooth sailing

  /  June 17, 2013  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

What I learned from my successive visits though, was that what La Vela does best is prepare down-home Italian fare.

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Bite Me Cairo: Sister Act

  /  June 6, 2013  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

The menu is as simple, clean and carefully thought out as everything else at Sasho Bistro. Beyond the endlessly satisfying salmon fried egg, there are all the usual egg dishes made to order. There is also melted cheese toast, an omelet wrap, white cheese and tomato, labneh with olive oil, and fuul any way you like it.

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Bite Me Cairo: Gifted Chefs

  /  May 27, 2013  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

David Blanks served on the judges’ panel of the second chef competition in Cairo

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Bite Me Cairo: Once upon a time

  /  May 20, 2013  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Since then I have visited this sleek lounge/restaurant a half dozen times (and paid my bills, thank you), I have my answers, and I am ready to write.

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Bite Me Cairo: And so it goes

  /  May 13, 2013  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  4 Comments

Consistency is always the issue, and while some restaurants have reached new heights, others continue to fight the downhill slide into mediocrity

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Bite Me Cairo: Master Chef Egypt

  /  May 6, 2013  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

If your friends and family keep telling you that you ought to open your own restaurant, here is a chance to test your mettle.

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Bite Me Cairo: Good days, bad days

  /  April 29, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

More often than not comment cards are read carefully and you help the business and the dining community when you provide an honest, balanced appraisal.

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Bite Me Cairo: The Medley

  /  April 3, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

David Blanks discusses The outstanding meal

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Bite Me Cairo: Food Is Cool

  /  March 27, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

David Blanks discusses dining culture in Egypt

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Bite Me Cairo: Taste of Zamalek

  /  March 20, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

David Blanks explores the past and present of Zamalek

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Bite Me Cairo: A neighbourhood unto itself

  /  March 13, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

David Blanks discovers Fairmont Heliopolis hotel

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Bite Me Cairo: Left Bank

  /  March 6, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Can you eat in Cairo the way you eat in New York or London?

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Bite Me Cairo: The Cutting Edge

  /  February 27, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

David Blanks tells the story of Sarah Khanna

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Bite Me Cairo: Lord of the Manner

  /  February 20, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

David Blanks discusses table manners

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Bite Me Cairo: Salad Days

  /  February 13, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

David Blanks recalls “Salad Days”

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Bite Me Cairo: Reading About Feeding

  /  January 30, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Food writing is as varied as any other field, but again, not all are equal

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Bite Me Cairo: Bab El Nil

  /  January 23, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Discover Fairmont Nile Towers’ Bab El Nil

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Bite Me Cairo: Dining trends in 2013

  /  January 16, 2013  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

David Blanks predicting the dinning trends of 2013

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Bite Me Cairo: Donburi

  /  January 9, 2013  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

In Japan donburi means bowl or rice bowl dish and in Cairo Donburi is a new Japanese restaurant at City Stars. The creation of Japanophile Mido Barsoum, it brings authentic Japanese street food to Egypt for the first time.

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Bite Me Cairo: Europe By The Sea

  /  January 7, 2013  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

It was time to take a break from Egypt, so her royal self and I decided a week in El Gouna was in order. This orange and white holiday village on the Red Sea, just read the rest…

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Bite Me Cairo: Grind House

  /  December 26, 2012  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Omar and Mohamed want to introduce the burger culture to Egypt. They have a plan. It is called Mince

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Bite Me Cairo: The Raw and the Cooked

  /  December 19, 2012  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

David Blanks shares his insights on raw and cooked meat

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Bite Me Cairo: Reel Relationships

  /  December 12, 2012  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

What if you are a foodie and your partner is not?

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Bite Me Cairo: A passion for India

  /  December 5, 2012  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

If you desire a sampling of all things authentically Indian, Begum does a noon brunch on Fridays that features street foods from across the continent including what is known as “Desi Chinese,” an Indian version of Chinese that every local cook masters.

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Bite Me Cairo: Our Daily Bread

  /  November 28, 2012  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Food, far from being a trivial subject, is often at the centre of historical change

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Bite Me Cairo: Of Mice and Men

  /  November 21, 2012  /  Bite Me Cairo, Dining, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

If you’ve been following my column these past few weeks you’ll know that this is something that has been on my mind lately. Call it an existential crisis. Why do I do this? Do I know what I’m doing? Does it serve any purpose? How long before my belt breaks?

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Bite Me Cairo: The Best of the Best – Part 2

  /  November 14, 2012  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Many hire random amateur freelancers who think that spring rolls are a seasonal dish and can’t tell their head cheese from their aspic. Worse, some of these sites rely upon civilians to do their reviewing for them. This leads to some truly bizarre suggestions.

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Bite Me Cairo: The Best of the Best – Part 1

  /  November 7, 2012  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

The best in town!

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Bite Me Cairo: Fit For A King

  /  October 31, 2012  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Stories of king Farouk’s breakfasts

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Bite Me Cairo: Tipping The Wink

  /  October 24, 2012  /  Bite Me Cairo, Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

This new Bed and Breakfast in Maadi is the achievement of Alisa Amin, the inspiration behind Winnie’s Hotels.

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