Monday, December 23, 2013

Misadonet Kurdish Kitchen in Jerusalem (2001)

I can't imagine that this place is still open, but if it is, then they most likely completely revamped their menu.  My then-girlfriend (now my wife) and I found this place and thought it would be a nice little hole-in-the-wall restaurant.  WRONG.  The qubeh were lousy, tough, and heated in a microwave.  With as little traffic as this place saw, you'd think they could throw together a real meal.  My Israeli buddy Alon mocked me for going to such a crappy place!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Graffiti in Herzliya (2013)

Some decent pieces, hiding in the back of a parking lot near the intersection of Sderot Abba Eban and Richov HaSadna'ot in downtown Herzliya.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Coral Beach, Eilat (2001)

My wife's and my last Eilat getaway without kids.  In June 2001, we laid out on Coral Beach under the umbrella sipping freshly made mango-ice smoothies, and walking in the water and feeding the fish (but don't tell're not supposed to do that!).

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Israel Is Born - A Documentary LP (1953)

Israel Is Born - cover

Label: Caedmon Records – TC 1014
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1953

A fantastic slice of history presented in that long-deceased format, the narrated documentary LP.  I'd like to send a shout-out to Field Noise for posting the audio to this.  In more modern times we get these documentaries through CNN and other video formats, but there is something to be said for an audio-only spoken-word document of one of the greatest historical events in World History - the return of the children of Israel to the land given to them by God.

Download the LP in its entirety HERE.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Texas Grill - Eilat (2000)

Anya and I were looking for something filling one evening while staying Eilat.  We happened upon the Texas Grill, which sounded pretty good.  A "real American BBQ" on the Red Sea coast?  Count me in!

Well, long story short, the short ribs were just plain awful.  Not too much meat and not too much BBQ.  I think a better description of the restaurant would be "The Real Israeli Interpretation of American BBQ by Someone Who Never Had American BBQ."  I ate what I could and then made my way back to the nargila bar!