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Sumac Chicken with Bread Salad

This was fantastic, the bread picks up such great flavors while roasting. I made it for 4 others who all loved it too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jul 05, 2007
cillick in Recipes

Istanbul: Fine Dining, Brunch/Lunch and Meyhane suggestions for 3 fun adults?

Last year I lived in Istanbul and spent my 30th birthday at 360--it was perfect! The view is unreal, the food is great, and they open the terrace for more drinks and often live music. Also Mikla (on the top of the Marmara Pera Hotel) is fantastic. I am pressed to pick one favorite meyhane, as I enjoyed almost every experience at these lively restaurants--perhaps Sofyali for food or Mesrutiyet for locals breaking into song after too much raki. In general, I found the food and atmosphere in Beyoglu much more exciting than in Sultanhamet (but it is not far at all). Have a wonderful trip!

Jun 05, 2007
cillick in Europe

Great meal on a Monday & Dining with kids

On Tuesday nites Chenery Park ( in Glen Park) has a kids evening, I stumbled upon it by accident. The food at this restaurant is perfect--they always use the freshest ingredients and when my nieces come to visit I will definitely take them here.

Best Turkish in Bay Area (doner kebab, hookah?)

After returning from living in Istanbul, I found Bursa in West Portal immediately and it's great. I love the meze combination platter and the adana kebab. Troya is authentic as well, but I'd be more inclined to go there with a group and enjoy their huge variety of mezes. Enjoy!

Sit Down Mexican in Mission

Los Jarritos is a favorite of mine too, and you can buy an affordable bouquet of flowers from the woman outside as you head home.