Making the Headlines. Headlines Bistro & Cafe

When the famous headlines café inaugurated their second outlet at Ibis Hotel, Dubai world trade centre, aside from making headlines, it had made some of us (particularly from the media fraternity) very happy.  Why?

DTWC is a venue where we folks spend a considerable amount of time in the annual calendar covering one event or the other. A watering hole like Headlines is something we really craved for!

I was there for the launch of this café and as a special guest and food blogger apart from my media industry connections, I was very well taken care of. I remember having countless sessions of cocktail mixes and bottomless plates of tapas that day when it first kicked off. Mark Anthony (restaurant supervisor) and Michelle Lazarus (Marketing Manager) made sure I felt like a VIP.

I was sure enough very excited and liaised with the marketing team for a full-fledged review, on a later date. Quite obviously, they gladly obliged and few days later -  there I was, with my dining partner, sittin…

Mighty Quinn's: BBQ Cooked the Old School Way

When one of New York’s best barbeque chain made its way to Dubai earlier this year, BBQ lovers a.k.a meat connoisseurs here rejoiced. Well-known for their old school barbeque cooking using smoke and time, Mighty Quinn's is an extremely popular fast casual concept serving delicious and wholesome smoked meat and BBQ. 
The brand prides itself in using only the finest ingredients and cooking with wood and time- the old school way – which grounds one to the basic elements of making great food.  What separates Mighty Quinn’s from all the regular barbecue joints is their focus on every part of the menu, from the side dishes down to the drinks. Of course, their meats are still the main attraction.

Our visit was recently invited to review the newest outlet of Mighty Quinn’s in the Dubai Mall and the team indeed had a wonderful time.
The Menu The menu is pretty straightforward and I liked that there are only a few items to choose from. Just glimpsing through once, I was able …

The Cafe with a breathtaking view - Third Avenue Cafe, Dubai Mall

While the soaring mercury is keeping off Al fresco diners from many outdoor indulgences this summer, a few places continue to entice the crowd notwithstanding the ups and downs in the tempo.
One such place is Third Avenue Café in Dubai Mall - a stunning cafe facing the gorgeous waterfront promenade and the Dubai Fountain. Besides the breathtaking views, another compelling reason why many people, including me, go there is the fabulous array of international and regional cuisine that's on offer there.

Being one of Fashion Avenue levels most popular Café’s - Third Avenue Cafe seems to be a promising F&B offering for those ardent foodies that love to indulge in great fare, enjoy good service and elevate their dining experience with unmatched views of the inspiring Dubai Fountain.

I spoke to Mohammed - the outlet manager. Below are clips of his interview with

Our Visit
We started off with a refreshing glass of carrot juice. It was as fresh as we would have loved …

Bored of regular ice cream? Try Kulfis with a twist at Kulfi House

Kulfi House – A Review

If you were to ask any UAE resident of Indian origin weather they like Kulfi, you will almost always hear a resounding “YES”, and there are all chances that you’ll witness a host of other animated expressions! Kulfi lovers are a cult. Known as the official ice cream of India, it is perhaps one of the greatest desserts of all time – loved by people of all ages across the Indian Sub-continent. And thanks to the mighty Indian population in the Middle East – it is now gaining popularity across the region too – evident from the Kulfi boutiques sprouting up in different parts of UAE. Kulfi House is one of the newest entrants in the Indian frozen dessert segment in UAE. With the increasing demand for cold desserts – thanks to the rising mercury levels and the all-time love for everything sweet in this country – the brand’s entry in Dubai seems to be at the right place and at the right time. Kulfi House – a south Indian brand started off in Chennai but is now spread acr…

Long Teng Seafood Restaurant – Authentically Cantonese!

Long Teng Seafood Restaurant – A Review For those die hard fans of Chinese food, particularly Cantonese Cuisine, here’s one impressive restaurant that I recently visited, which I hope will inspire you to visit – after reading through this review.

Situated in U Bora Towers, Business Bay – Long Teng Sea Food Restaurant is sure to impress you even before you taste any of their food. This is probably one of the best Chinese fine dining restaurants on the Bay side, where you can get picture perfect photographs from both within and outside. The panoramic view of the Downtown skyline is sure to elevate your dining experience while the lip smacking authentic Cantonese fare will have you wanting more! While the view is most definitely an important part of the experience, the quality and taste of food is still first and foremost. And there’s absolutely no doubts that Long Teng will placate even the most hardened critic with its offering.
The restaurant’s lavish interiors exude an opulence like no o…

All that glitters is gold at Rolling Cones

Last month we were invited to try out one of Dubai’s newest luxury ice cream concept – Rolling Cones at Hyatt Regency, Dubai Creek Heights.Rolling Cones is a premium concept in soft serve ice cream conceptualized by, Sunaina Khanna Harisinghani and Prateek Shah.
A first of its kind desert parlour Rolling cones offers extravagant ice cream and coffee concepts adorned with pure edible gold laced with delectable crunchies and sprinkles of gold dust.Dubai never fails to amuse and exhilarate us with its incredible offerings. Rolling cones is one of the newest line of luxury dining places that completely bowled us over. Who doesn’t like to have their coffee or ice cream laced in pure gold, anyways!

With exotic blends to choose from, Rolling Cones offers authentic taste and creamy texture of ice creams that bring new meaning to rich desserts. What we totally enjoyed and highly recommend on the menu is The Rolling Luxury and My Precious, a piece of art created for everyone with most exotic so…

Dhaba Lane - New age Punjabi Style Shack

Situated right opposite to Spinneys in one of Karama’s popular food lanes is the Dhaba Lane restaurant – a new age Punjabi shack-style restaurant serving lip-smacking Punjabi and north Indian street food and snacks.
The first thing that catches attention when you pass by that street are the colorful and funky store signs. As you step in, you are stunned by the life size replica of an Indian truck, which also serves as the cash counter and welcome podium of the restaurant.  Interesting props like milestones, traditional water jugs and mood lighting inside add that milieu of a traditional roadside shack where truckers stop for refreshments.

The interiors are impressive, out of doubt and the fare is doubly so! I was served with a Kajur Shot– a date flavored condensed milk drink. The drink in itself was quite tasty as an amuse bouche and the presentation was interesting as it came on a treasure box fuming with liquid nitrogen.
This was followed by a glass of Santa Banta – a delightful and…