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09.25.2012

Quick Trips: Cafe Abyssinia – Monasteraki, Greece

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AbyssiniaF The Fat Bulldog
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Three Dollars
Rating
Five Forks

Cafe Abyssinia is a landmark in the heart of Plaka, Monasteraki. This family cafe/restaurant is best visited on Sundays, where gypsy singers sing old Greek songs and play the accordion. The ambiance is fantastic as it is set right in the chaos of the Sunday antique flea market. The incredible menu focuses on Greek and… READ MORE

08.31.2012

Ftelia Beach Restaurant – Mykonos, Greece

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Ftelia Pizza The Fat Bulldog
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Three Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Ftelia beach restaurant is a favorite in Mykonos. Perched up on Ftelia beach, the restaurant has its own eclectic ambience with chandeliers and padded arm chairs. The food is delicious, the quantities are huge and their pizzas are the best on the island. Staff is a little sleepy but polite nonetheless and the view of… READ MORE

07.23.2012

Kiki’s Tavern, Agios Sostis Beach – Mykonos

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kiki1 The Fat Bulldog
Price
Four Dollars
Rating
Five Forks

Co-Author: The Hungry Giraffe On one beautiful Mykonos afternoon, the Fat Bulldog and the Hungry Giraffe met for lunch and decided to write this post together! It was a big moment for the tavern because two ‘ladies’ ordered and ate everything the place had to offer! Kiki’s Tavern is the only tavern at the top… READ MORE

Alemagou is perched on the beach of Ftelia bay, unknown to many tourists and one of the most beautiful spots in Mykonos! This is where I spend most of my summer when in Mykonos! This year there is a new chef at Alemagou and he is truly fantastic. He is one of the ex-chefs from… READ MORE

05.02.2012

Thodoris and Eleni – Hidden Gem in Athens, Greece

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Thodoris_crop The Fat Bulldog
Price
Three Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

I was shown this little tavern called Thodoris and Eleni yesterday and my oh my what a pleasant surprise it was! It’s hell to get to depending on which direction you’re coming from (my GPS took me all across a million dirt roads) but if you stay on the main highway to Sounio you should… READ MORE

04.18.2012

Yauatcha – Dim Sum in Soho, London

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yauatcha_crop The Fat Bulldog
Price
Four Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Yauatcha is a really cool, modern and delicious dim sum restaurant in Soho, London. I love coming here for the scrumptious and authentic Chinese food. The decor is very minimal (make sure you book upstairs) with a huge aquarium; and the toilets use my favorite Aesop toiletries! The negatives are that the waitresses are constantly… READ MORE

04.09.2012

Nopi Restaurant – New in London, England

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nopi_crop The Fat Bulldog
Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Four Forks

Nopi restaurant in London is the newest addition to the Ottolenghi group (www.ottolenghi.co.uk) and let me tell you, it is a gem. With a “sharing is caring” attitude, the restaurant advises you to choose 3 dishes each among the vegetable, fish and meat options. The dishes are small “mezes” and consist of typically Middle Eastern… READ MORE

03.19.2012

Takis Taverna – on the Sea of Mani, Greece

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Takis-crop The Fat Bulldog
Price
Three Dollars
Rating
Five Forks

Takis Fish Taverna is a local favorite in Mani, Greece. This wonderful charming restaurant is perched right on the sea front in Limeni, which resembles a picturesque Italian coastal town. The fish melts in your mouth, the lobster spaghetti is divine and if you manage to taste the Stira fish (same family as grouper) soup… READ MORE

03.10.2012

The Wolseley – a Classic in London

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TheWolseley-crop The Fat Bulldog
Price
Five Dollars
Rating
Five Forks

The Wolseley is a favorite of mine and I try to go there every time I visit London. It’s a wonderful space, one of the nicest in my opinion. The food and service are also excellent. Its history is fascinating – once a prestigious car showroom that was built in 1921. Then in 1927 Barclays… READ MORE

I was lucky enough to be taken to L’anima by a dear friend of mine, and he is lucky enough to be a very good friend of Chef Francesco Mazzei, BBC’s Masterchef and the Chef Patron of L’anima restaurant in London. I felt like Cinderella! Granted I was in the company of my friend, a… READ MORE