Grill Bouse – Mango Mikes http://mangomikes.com/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 09:48:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mangomikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Grill Bouse – Mango Mikes http://mangomikes.com/ 32 32 Grill your own steaks at Michigan’s Grill House https://mangomikes.com/grill-your-own-steaks-at-michigans-grill-house/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:45:00 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/grill-your-own-steaks-at-michigans-grill-house/ Posted in Michigan Food and dining November 16, 2022 by Jackie Anne There’s nothing better than enjoying a perfectly cooked steak. Well, at this Michigan steakhouse, you take matters into your own hands and cook for yourself! Why mess up your own kitchen when iconic places like The Grill House […]]]>



There’s nothing better than enjoying a perfectly cooked steak. Well, at this Michigan steakhouse, you take matters into your own hands and cook for yourself! Why mess up your own kitchen when iconic places like The Grill House exist? Let’s look at this:

Visit the The Grill House website for a full menu and hours of operation, and don’t forget to give them a follow Facebook so you never miss a specialty dish. The Grill House is just one of many unique restaurants in michigan. Which one do you prefer?

Address: The Grill House, 1071 32nd St, Allegan, MI 49010, USA

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‘Impossible not to love this villain’ – Kosovar cult hero seduces Spain https://mangomikes.com/impossible-not-to-love-this-villain-kosovar-cult-hero-seduces-spain/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 08:57:08 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/impossible-not-to-love-this-villain-kosovar-cult-hero-seduces-spain/ Few players are having as much fun as Vedat Muriqi this season and few fans enjoy a player as much as Mallorca are their giant target. The 28-year-old now has five goals in his last five games after scoring the winner against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, lifting him into second place in the goalscoring […]]]>

Few players are having as much fun as Vedat Muriqi this season and few fans enjoy a player as much as Mallorca are their giant target. The 28-year-old now has five goals in his last five games after scoring the winner against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, lifting him into second place in the goalscoring charts, behind only Robert Lewandowski.

Ahead of their game against Villarreal, Mallorca manager Javier Aguirre paid a typically one-time supplement to his star striker.

“Considering his ugliness, he plays very good football.”

Muriqi arrived on loan at Mallorca last January and revitalized the team, leading them to safety alongside Aguirre. During the summer, Mallorca made an effort to keep him, paying €10m for him.

However, it seems to be paying off. Following their 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night, Mallorca sit 10th in the table. Aguirre was full of praise for his star striker, extolling his defensive work rate as much as his attacking output. Diario AS made his comments.

“This guy landed on his feet in the winter. People love him, but it’s impossible not to love this villain. As big as he is, he has a huge heart.

Talk to RadiostadiumMuriqi did not deny his manager’s assessment.

“Yes, well, he’s right. I am very ugly. But I’m also a bit attractive, aren’t I?

Muriqi spoke good Spanish, although he had only been in the country for seven months. He explained that the people of Mallorca took him to their hearts and sometimes he was not even allowed to pay for his drinks.

The interview took a more serious turn as they moved on to his upbringing in war-torn Kosovo. Muriqi explained that he worked as a waiter and at a grill growing up – “In Kosovo, children started working from the age of nine.”

He was then questioned about the war in Ukraine, having lived through the war himself.

“It’s very bad, people always try to encourage them in Ukraine, but people can’t imagine what it is, the war in Ukraine is very bad.”

“We in Kosovo already have this fear, it’s crazy. The things I saw, it’s crazy, no one should see these things, not a single human should see them, let alone children. I hope the whole world can live in peace.

As if Muriqi wasn’t already getting a lot of affection from the locals, he also talked about retiring to Mallorca. The synthesis between the two is an invaluable thing in football. Club and player seem to feed off each other. Nicknamed the Pirate, Muriqi stole the heart of the good ship Mallorca.

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Restaurant sellers, enter new restaurants opening in the United States first and beat your competition to the sale https://mangomikes.com/restaurant-sellers-enter-new-restaurants-opening-in-the-united-states-first-and-beat-your-competition-to-the-sale/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 13:14:20 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/restaurant-sellers-enter-new-restaurants-opening-in-the-united-states-first-and-beat-your-competition-to-the-sale/ Click on this link to see how Flhip.com can get you in first ahead of your competitors. (RestaurantNews.com) Flip.com released its latest Restaurant Openings Report, providing restaurant sellers with a sampling of new sales and marketing leads that can be found on their website. Broomfield, CO – Sushi-RamaChef Jeff Osaka is set to open his […]]]>
Click on this link to see how Flhip.com can get you in first ahead of your competitors.

Restaurant sellers, enter new restaurants opening in the United States first and beat your competition to the sale(RestaurantNews.com) Flip.com released its latest Restaurant Openings Report, providing restaurant sellers with a sampling of new sales and marketing leads that can be found on their website.

Broomfield, CO – Sushi-Rama
Chef Jeff Osaka is set to open his fifth Sushi-Rama restaurant in Broomfield. The new 2,400 square foot restaurant, at 8181 Arista Place, is expected to open in early December, Osaka said.

Birmingham, AL – Scooter’s Coffee
A new cafe will be built in the former location of Pizza Hut on US 280. The current building will be demolished and will be drive-in only. This Scooter’s Coffee site will be the company’s seventh site and the first in the Birmingham area. Franchise operator Grady Ross said he hopes the site will be open in December, but no later than January 2023.

Atlanta, Georgia – Mirko Pasta
A new Mirko Pasta location will open early next year in Town Brookhaven, according to owner Mirko Di Giacomantonio. “We signed a lease two weeks ago and we’re starting construction in probably two weeks,” Di Giacomantonio said in a phone call this week. The Italian restaurant will occupy approximately 3,000 square feet in the mixed-use project on Peachtree Road, which is anchored by Costco, Publix and LA Fitness.

Dallas, TX – Nuri’s Steakhouse
Dallas-based restaurateur and Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim is opening Nuri Steakhouse, a concept that will serve Asian-inspired brunches and dinners. He announced the news in a statement. But the restaurant, which is due to open next summer, has been sneaky testing its food.

Boomtown, NV – Verdi Grill House and Casino
Verdi residents will soon have a new local dining and gaming option. The handful of businesses on the old Highway 40 have benefited from increased footfall from the influx of new Verdi residents, and the Verdi Grill House and Casino in Boomtown will be added to the mix in the first quarter of 2023. The 10 000 square feet The building constructed by BLC Builders will feature a 2,000 square foot restaurant and bar, as well as an outdoor patio. The facility is owned and operated by Boomtown and will be geared toward residents, said Rob Medeiros, Boomtown’s chief executive and general manager.

Winter Garden, Florida – Skyline Chile
The Skyline Chili chili and hot dog chain will soon open in Winter Garden, according to a recent filing with the state of Florida. The restaurant will be located at 2231 Western Way, next to a Firehouse Subs. For those unfamiliar with the brand, franchisee Daniel Hunsucker tells What Now Orlando, “Skyline Chili is most famous for two things: Cheese Coneys and Ways. A Cheese Coney is a hot dog with a steamed bun, mustard, onion, chili, and shredded cheddar cheese. It’s the perfect size that fits in your hand! The Ways are often what people describe when they talk about Cincinnati-style chili because they feature the unique combination of chili over spaghetti. Skyline serves 3, 4 and 5 lanes. The 3-Way is made with spaghetti noodles, topped with freshly grated chili cheddar cheese. A 4-Way is a 3-Way with beans or onions; a 5-Way is a 3-Way with both beans and onions!

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Detroit family bakery voted best chocolate chip cookies https://mangomikes.com/detroit-family-bakery-voted-best-chocolate-chip-cookies/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 22:57:52 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/detroit-family-bakery-voted-best-chocolate-chip-cookies/ The holiday season is sure to bring you all those delicious seasonal treats. By January, the name of the game is eating, so why not be sure to include Michigan’s best chocolate chip cookies on the menu? Chocolate chip cookies seem to be the mainstay when it comes to the family’s favorite to make and […]]]>

The holiday season is sure to bring you all those delicious seasonal treats. By January, the name of the game is eating, so why not be sure to include Michigan’s best chocolate chip cookies on the menu?

Chocolate chip cookies seem to be the mainstay when it comes to the family’s favorite to make and eat. When your cooking skills aren’t quite up to snuff, the local bakery is the next choice to score those delicious chocolate treats. While there are amazing bakeries across the state, one bakery in Detroit has earned the honor of “The best chocolate chip cookies” in the state.

According to the Tasting Table website, the best chocolate cookies in Mitten State are found in Detroit at a family bakery named Do you treat the dough. Aside from the too-cute name, this bakery has landed a spot on the list compiled by Tasting Table as the star when it comes to chocolate chip cookies.

According to Tasting Table, Do you treat the dough offers an assortment of ready-made treats from scratch right in the heart of the Motor City. A family business with humble beginnings in 2018, baking in their home for the community, the bakery expanded to brick and mortar just two years ago.

What made Taste You Batter stand out from other bakeries in the state when it comes to chocolate chip cookies? According to Tasting Table,

“Chocolate chip cookies are more than soft and chewy. If you prefer your cookies half-baked rather than crispy, these are the desserts for you. The chocolate chips are perfectly melted, providing a rich and sumptuous experience in every bite. If you’re craving something even tastier, Nutella-Stuffed Cookies are another great option.”

Ready to try them? Visit them at 6915 Greenfield Road in Detroit Monday through Saturday.

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50 Most Popular Restaurant Chains in America

YouGov surveyed the country’s most popular restaurant brands, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context for the findings. Read on to browse the wide and varied variety of American restaurants. You might even find a favorite or two.

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These are the 10 best hidden restaurants in Ireland https://mangomikes.com/these-are-the-10-best-hidden-restaurants-in-ireland/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 09:38:26 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/these-are-the-10-best-hidden-restaurants-in-ireland/ While it can be easy to find all of the well-known popular restaurants in Ireland with a quick Google search, what’s harder is finding the hidden gems. By their very definition, these places are lesser known but much loved by locals, and Tripadvisor has found the top 10 hidden restaurants in Ireland. The Best of […]]]>

While it can be easy to find all of the well-known popular restaurants in Ireland with a quick Google search, what’s harder is finding the hidden gems. By their very definition, these places are lesser known but much loved by locals, and Tripadvisor has found the top 10 hidden restaurants in Ireland.

The Best of Hidden Gems was determined using an algorithm analyzing the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings posted on Tripadvisor during the 12-month period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 for tagged restaurants as a “hidden gem” on Tripadvisor. .

So the next time you go out for a meal, why not try one of these places instead? It will probably be easier to get them a table, and by being on this list you know the food will be delicious too.

The Cross Guns, Meath

Location: Navan

Achieving first place in all of Ireland is The Cross Guns in Navan. This hidden gem represents vegan and vegetarian diets, serving reasonably priced lunch, brunch, dinner and snacks.

The Cross Guns opens from Thursday to Sunday.

The Grill House, Dublin

Slot: Swords

The Grill House tops Swords’ 54 restaurants and is second on our list of the best hidden restaurants in Ireland. This Lebanese restaurant serves what Tripadvisor users call “the best lebanese/turkish restaurant ever“.

The Grill House is open every day except Tuesday.

Picture via Tripadvisor

Mountain House Steak & Seafood Bar, Liege

Location: Clonakilty

As someone who loves steak, I can say that finding a good steak is incredibly difficult. Even in real steakhouses, I often find that the meat isn’t cooked the way I asked for, or it’s the wrong steak, and while I’m not a picky eater or someone who would complain about that, I would generally expect steakhouses to be successful. Which makes me very intrigued by the Mountain House Steak and Seafood Bar in Clonakilty, which comes third on the list of Ireland’s hidden gems.

They open from Thursday to Sunday.

Thatch, Offaly

Location: Birr

The Thatch is Birr’s second highest rated restaurant on Tripadvisor, taking fourth place on the list of Ireland’s hidden gems. They specialize in local cuisine, pub food, both Irish and European, and they are open every day except Tuesdays.

Coal-Kitchen Cellar Cocktails, Dublin

Location: Blackrock

A hidden gem indeed; I had never even heard of Charcoal Kitchen Cellar until today, but after a quick Instagram scroll, I think I’ll make it my mission to visit. This Blackrock restaurant specializes in steaks and seafood, using locally produced ingredients. And as the name suggests, they have an excellent cocktail menu, all of which cost €11 (a godsend in these days when you’d be hard pressed to find cocktails under €15).

Coal Kitchen Cellar Cocktails is open Wednesday through Sunday. You can book a table HERE.

The Boathouse Restaurant and Bar, Donegal

Location: Moville

Of the 11 restaurants listed in Moville on Tripadvisor, The boathouse bar comes second. Closed on Tuesdays, this spot is helmed by Chef Darren Deery (no pun intended), who works with fresh, local ingredients to produce a unique, seasonal menu. Another reason why this may appear on the list of hidden gems of Ireland is also the magnificent views it has over the water.

The Old Stone House Restaurant, Roscommon

Location: Ballinlough

The old stone house won Best Restaurant in Roscommon at the Irish Restaurant Awards and focuses primarily on organic food.

This hidden gem is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Anvil Bar Restaurant, Kerry

Location: Boolteens

the anvil is part bar, part B&B and part restaurant, and a hidden gem on Kerry’s Wild Atlantic Way. The restaurant focuses on Kerry produce including Kerry Beef, Slieve Mish Lamb and Dingle Seafood. It’s a casual place with good food and open every day.

The Castle Café, Liege

Location: Blackrock

The Castle Cafe, which is located at Blackrock Castle in Cork, opens Wednesday to Sunday from 10am for brunch, lunch and dinner. This is no ordinary cafe, however, earning its place at number 31 on a list of Cork’s best restaurants (464 of which are listed on Tripadvisor). They serve Mediterranean cuisine with an Irish twist and are of course based in a beautiful location.

Girl and Goose Restaurant, Dublin

Location: Ballbridge

And finally we have Girl and the Goose based in Dublin 4. Owner Michael Sabik, who has worked in acclaimed restaurants such as La Maison and Chapter One Restaurant, opened Girl and the Goose to bring the best of Irish cuisine and French to the guests of Dublin. in a warm and relaxed setting. The team prides itself on serving “simple” dishes that offer taste, freshness and presentation. Worthy of its place on the list of Ireland’s best hidden gems.

And There you go. Next time you’re looking for a place to eat, why not opt ​​for a hidden gem instead of one of the more well-known classic restaurants? Wow your companions with your choice.

Header images via Instagram/the_anvil_bar & /coalblackrock

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Reno’s Boomtown will open a new dining and gaming option https://mangomikes.com/renos-boomtown-will-open-a-new-dining-and-gaming-option/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 13:39:47 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/renos-boomtown-will-open-a-new-dining-and-gaming-option/ Verdi residents will soon have a new local dining and gaming option. The handful of businesses on the old Highway 40 have benefited from increased footfall from the influx of new Verdi residents, and the Verdi Grill House and Casino in Boomtown will be added to the mix in the first quarter of 2023. The […]]]>

Verdi residents will soon have a new local dining and gaming option.

The handful of businesses on the old Highway 40 have benefited from increased footfall from the influx of new Verdi residents, and the Verdi Grill House and Casino in Boomtown will be added to the mix in the first quarter of 2023.

The 10,000 square foot building constructed by BLC Builders will feature a 2,000 square foot restaurant and bar, as well as an outdoor patio. The facility is owned and operated by Boomtown and will be geared toward residents, said Rob Medeiros, Boomtown’s chief executive and general manager.

“One of the good things about (Boomtown) is there’s a lot of parking, but there’s not a lot of parking nearby,” Medeiros said. “Here, there is closed parking on all sides of the building.”

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year, but the facility itself will not open until the first quarter of next year. Medeiros said that once the facility is fully furnished, it will likely need some tweaking to ensure internal traffic patterns around the slot banks, restaurant and restrooms run smoothly.

“We’ll set it up and set it up and then we’ll bring people in and make sure we understand what we can do well and do quickly,” Medeiros said.

Some staff from the main Boomtown property will move to work at the Verdi Grill House and Casino, which is expected to employ up to 60 people, he added. The casino floor will be strictly for slot machines and smoking will be permitted. The Grill House menu items, meanwhile, will be fine casual dining.

This is the first project for general contractor BLC Builders, led by Mark Folgner, longtime senior project engineer at DevCon Construction. Folgner said the new building is a pre-engineered steel structure and that due to the long lead times that have become common in the construction industry, BLC Builders and Boomtown executives have worked hand in hand to pre-order key items such as mechanical equipment and structural steel before the ink is even dry on the contract. The floor underlayment system, critical for slot placement, had a six-month lead time, so it was also ordered early, Folgner said.

Building materials began showing up in March, and Boomtown stocked them on site ahead of BLC’s groundbreaking in April.

“There was a lot of anxiety on our side,” Medeiros said. “But we relied on (BLC), the architect and the engineers to figure out the best way to do it given the environment.”

The presence of key construction materials on site allowed construction of the building to move forward quickly, Folgner added.

“It helped with planning and budgeting,” he said. “As we sat there amidst material prices increasing 20% ​​per month, Rob worked with us and with our subcontractors.”

The long delays also led to rethinking the insulation of the building’s roof. Instead of using rigid foam insulation above the exterior sheathing, materials that had a 30 to 40 week lead time, BLC Builders changed the plan and instead laid the installation below the roof sheathing.

“It was because of Boomtown’s willingness to listen to us and work with us,” Folgner said.

The new casino and restaurant are located where the original truck stop was in Boomtown – the new Verdi Casino’s gaming license was acquired from the truck stop. Medeiros said Boomtown executives considered several better uses for the land, and with the high volume of new homes already in the area and many more to come, a roadhouse just wasn’t the best option.

Verdi’s new communities include West Meadows, Meridian 120, a 242-unit apartment complex being built by MBI, and the sprawling Mortensen Ranch development on the south side of Highway 80.

“We tried to figure out what we could do here that would fit in with the community,” Medeiros said. “Things have changed here. If you go back 20 years ago there was basically Boomtown and the fire station across Garson Road. But with the sale of the land and the construction of houses, there are probably around 3,000 houses planned.

“The truck stop didn’t fit that well, but we knew there would be houses all around us.”

The site includes a future commercial development of approximately 18,000 square feet divided between two buildings. Tenants will likely be businesses that attract travelers from Interstate 80 and the surrounding residential community, Medeiros said. Boomtown will be waiting for a few more rooftops in the area to ensure retail tenants have a better chance of success.

Boomtown had a special use permit to develop a truck stop on the west side of Cabellas, but instead opted to sell the approximately 27-acre parcel to Dermody Properties, which plans to construct two additional industrial buildings on the site, said said Medeiros.

This current phase of growth further strengthens Boomtown’s presence at Verdi and adds additional revenue streams. Medeiros said the ownership group continues to reinvest in the property — the hotel rooms, lobby, gift shop, buffet and convenience store have all been renovated in recent years, and the entertainment center is next. .

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Grand Rapids Popsicle Makers Open New Smash Burger Take-Out Restaurant https://mangomikes.com/grand-rapids-popsicle-makers-open-new-smash-burger-take-out-restaurant/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 13:20:09 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/grand-rapids-popsicle-makers-open-new-smash-burger-take-out-restaurant/ You’re going to want to smash those delicious smash burgers! – and popsicles! New Smash Burger restaurant opens in Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Founders any color you likeJason and Korin, have opened a new mom and pop takeout joint. The new restaurant, black towel, is located at 966 Fulton Street East. The site is the […]]]>

You’re going to want to smash those delicious smash burgers!

– and popsicles!

New Smash Burger restaurant opens in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Founders any color you likeJason and Korin, have opened a new mom and pop takeout joint.

The new restaurant, black towel, is located at 966 Fulton Street East. The site is the former home of Rinaldi Pizza and Subs, which closed permanently last year.

Black towel, Instagram

Black towel, Instagram

The owners have spent the last year renovating and updating the space.

Black Towel Mural by Ghost Town Artist – Black Towel / Instagram

Black Towel Mural by Ghost Town Artist – Black Towel / Instagram

Black Napkin is open Wednesday through Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at 8 p.m. They are currently only open to walk-in customers, but will soon add online ordering.

Follow Black Napkin on Instagram for updates!

Grand Rapids Black Towel Menu

What kind of food can you find at Black Napkin?

The owners say,

Food and soda are made in the same thoughtful way as their soft drinks: with real food and the highest quality ingredients. Welcome to the land of flavors, all of you!

Black Napkins smash burgers are made with a 3 oz. Michigan artisan beef patty served on a Nantucket sesame seed challah bun.

You can order a single, double or triple. Prices for burgers and sandwiches range from $9 to $18.

The College Dropout – Black Towel/ Instagram

The College Dropout – Black Towel/ Instagram

Burger options include the Classic Cheeseburger with American cheese and fixings, The Fussy Hussy with Swiss and Olive Mayo, and The College Dropout, which features Grand Cru cheese, crushed Vidalia onion, arugula, tomato jam with pepper and mayo with Provençal herbs.

Burgers and sandwiches can be vegetarian or vegan.

Hot, Sweet, Sticky Chicken Sandwich – Black Napkin, Instagram.

Hot, Sweet, Sticky Chicken Sandwich – Black Napkin, Instagram.

Black Napkin also serves buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, such as the Hot Sweet and Sticky, which is brined, breaded, buttermilk-fried boneless chicken thigh, with turmeric slaw, Thai basil mayonnaise, and glaze with sweet and spicy pepper.

You will also find homemade fries and sodas like pistachio orange blossom and elderberry cream soda.

You can also order popsicles in any color you like!

Any color you like, Facebook

Any color you like, Facebook

Popsicles are nut-free and made with local and/or sustainable organic ingredients; no additives, colors, corn syrups or preservatives. Their main flavors are vegan and gluten-free.

Any color you like, Facebook

Stay Puft Pop – Any Color You Like, Facebook

You’ll find unique flavors like Banana-Dragonfruit Sorbet, Orange-Carrot-Ginger, and Stay Puft, which is creamy chocolate swirled with toasted marshmallow, vanilla bean, and maple syrup, then tossed with sweet potato.

Any color you like, Facebook

Any color you like, Facebook

In addition to their new storefront at Black Napkin, you can also find Any Color You Like Pops at local restaurants Lucy’s and Linear, and at Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

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10 awesome things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend: October 21-23 https://mangomikes.com/10-awesome-things-to-do-in-abu-dhabi-this-weekend-october-21-23/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:56:30 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/10-awesome-things-to-do-in-abu-dhabi-this-weekend-october-21-23/ It’s here, it’s finally here… With the event season in full swing, this list could be “about a thousand awesome things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend”, but we had neither the time nor the patience to serve the task. So we picked 10 of our favorites. We hope you enjoy them. It was […]]]>

It’s here, it’s finally here…

With the event season in full swing, this list could be “about a thousand awesome things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend”, but we had neither the time nor the patience to serve the task. So we picked 10 of our favorites. We hope you enjoy them. It was hard to choose what made the cut.

friday 21 october

New at the cinema this weekend

With audiences and critics both delivering positive verdicts on James Gunn’s spectacular The Suicide Squad, its streaming spin-off Peacemakerand Matt Reeves The Batman — it seems fair to say (especially when it comes to Snydervese’s tumultuous years) that DC is currently on a hot streak with its screen time. The next step in the yard of comic book adaptations is black adam – released in cinemas in the United Arab Emirates today, October 20. And the pressure on this film to continue the upward trend of the DCEU seems Atlantean. You can read the full review herebut our verdict was: If you don’t expect too much, Black Adam is a movie you can enjoy spending an evening chewing popcorn in. Our advice – sit down, listen, rock…

Book tickets: here

What is his name..?

Jason Derulo Soho Garden Dubai

He’s a bit of a regular on the UAE scene, but you can expect a momentous night out when Jason Derulo hits the Saadiyat Beach Club this week. As part of an epic Abu Dhabi Showdown Week lineup, the you want to want me The R&B superstar will headline on the sandy shores of Saadiyat on Friday, October 21 and we’re sure you won’t want to go home after this incredible set. Tickets are priced at 150 Dhs for ladies and 250 Dhs for men, with Derulo fronting on stage at 9 p.m. on Friday nights. You can get your tickets now via saadiyatbeachclub.ae.

golf business

To show just how above average the good times at Yas Acres Golf & Country Club truly are, they’re hosting a four-day festival of fun, free sports clinics, and huge dining discounts. It starts on Thursday October 20 and makes a final approach on Sunday October 23, 2022 and there is an open invitation for you to come and frolic the fairways. On Fridays, there are Italian discounts al forno at Roots (9am-10pm) enhanced by the interactive entertainment of a children’s arts and crafts corner (5pm-7pm). Next, the first Yas Acres Grill House – a brunch-style grill session, sset menu dinner with welcome drink and choice of drink packages. Soft drink option is 240 Dhs, house is 490 Dhs – with high demand, advance reservations highly recommended. Find the full program of events here.

Yas Acres Golf and Country Club, Yas Island. Tel: (02) 404 3004, viyagolf.com/weekender

A real bar of wonders

We don’t know how the American writer named after this popular Abu Dhabi watering hole felt about Oktoberfest, but we can’t help but think that if he saw the broadcast which was offered here, he couldn’t help but be im –prost. Decked out in Bavarian finery and in addition to the many fantastic daily deals Hemingway’s offers – the open-air beer garden invites you to experience a special limited-edition German-inspired a la carte menu that includes sauerkraut, German sausages , roast chicken, pretzel bread, mashed potatoes and more.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi Corniche, daily, 4-2 p.m. @radissonblauh

Saturday October 22

fuel for life

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island has sketched out a roadmap for a day of feel-good shenanigans that somehow make us rethink our entire lives. In the right direction. Taking place on October 22, admission is completely free, but there will be an opportunity to make ‘hotel purchases (including delicious nutritious juice blends)’ to help raise funds for the Pinktober awareness campaign. This “Fuel Happening” has been organized in collaboration with holistic fitness gurus, Barry’s (who recently opened their first gym in Abu Dhabi), and they will push you to the limit with a wide range of calorie-burning exercises . There’s the Soul & Skin Wellness intake, offering a gentler way to recover and it all ends with a bit of cold therapy by the pool. Namaste friends.

filini garden brunch guide abu dhabi

Filini Garden the brunch offers great Italian food at *mamma mia* value. There is an air-conditioned terrace with views of the lush coastline and live entertainment. Dishes include pastas, pizzas and meats, with a special dessert bar to top it all off. Afternoons start at 12:30 p.m., followed by an after-brunch evening from 4 p.m. with packages starting at 99 Dhs.

Filini Garden, Radisson Blu Yas Island, Yas Island, Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., 139 Dhs with soft drinks, 199 Dhs with house drinks, 299 Dhs with sparkling wine. Tel: (0)2 656 2000. @filinigarden

Sunday October 23

Bord Eauing on the fabulous

Bord Eau, Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi’s French gourmet restaurant is back – relaunched with a very special guest, two-Michelin-star award-winning chef Sylvain Sendra. He’s taking a well-deserved annual leave from his famed Parisian restaurant, La Fleur De Pave, to whip up a six-course gourmet extravaganza that will be available for tasting at Bord Eau from Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23 as part of the coveted La Shangri-La Culinary Masters Series. Prices start at Dhs448, it’s Dhs696 for the wine pairing menu and for those of you who aspire to one day add a Michelin star to your own CV, there’s a hands-on cooking class for Dhs158 ( with a glass of wine included).

Following the limited run of Michelin-quality morsals, weekly operations at Bord Eau are set to begin from October 28, 2022. A big throwback to canal views, charcuterie sharing medium and spectacular French fare from a refined menu.

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Culinary Masters menu available October 20-23, priced at Dhs 448. Tel: (0)2 509 8555. restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com

She’s an easel lover

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Full disclosure, it’s not happening this weekend but these events sell out well in advance, so we’d advise getting there now. There is a three-hour guided painting and grape session, hosted by the creative masters of Artfem, at Saadiyat Beach Club on October 25. It’s Dhs395, which includes three hours of food, drink, art materials, expert tuition, live jazz music to take your artwork home. When we joined the team at the recent Movenpick Al Marjan Island Lock In event, that was truly one of the highlights.

La Salle, Saadiyat Beach Club, October 25, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 395 Dhs. artfemdxb.com

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OFM Awards 2022: Young Chef – Sertaç Dirik | Chiefs https://mangomikes.com/ofm-awards-2022-young-chef-sertac-dirik-chiefs/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/ofm-awards-2022-young-chef-sertac-dirik-chiefs/ Bn March 2020, Sertaç Dirik had been in Copenhagen for almost two years. He was 23 and had worked his way into some of the Danish capital’s best restaurants, starting with 108-year-old Noma’s little sister and most recently at Matt Orlando’s famed zero-waste-themed Amass. When the pandemic arrived, Dirik received a call from his older […]]]>

Bn March 2020, Sertaç Dirik had been in Copenhagen for almost two years. He was 23 and had worked his way into some of the Danish capital’s best restaurants, starting with 108-year-old Noma’s little sister and most recently at Matt Orlando’s famed zero-waste-themed Amass. When the pandemic arrived, Dirik received a call from his older brother, Ferhat. Their family restaurant, Mangal 2 Turkish Grill in Dalston, east London, was struggling. The business owed £40,000 to its suppliers and now Covid meant it had to close for the foreseeable future.

“I was taken home,” recalls Dirik, now 26, as he sits at a table by the window of Mangal 2, looking out at Stoke Newington Road. “I had a job in Copenhagen, I had a girlfriend. But my brother said he needed help and he never asks for help. I broke up with my girlfriend, quit my job and was home within a month.

A nod.

“I had no idea what I was doing!”

Dirik’s father, Ali, had created the original Mangal in 1987. A more ambitious sequel opened in 1994. Both made pioneering use (at least for the UK) of the ocakbasi grill, a charcoal barbecue of interior wood designed according to the rigorous requirements of Ali Dirik. Features. But, over the years, Mangal restaurants have been victims of their own success: Sertaç Dirik estimates that within 150 meters of Mangal 2, there were 10 similar restaurants.

This was the problem the Dirik brothers faced in 2020. They didn’t know how to save Mangal 2, but Sertaç was adamant about what kind of restaurant he wanted. should not be. “I couldn’t go back to cooking daddy’s food, amazing as it was,” he says. “That would have been my sad line of his cooking.”

Two years later, Mangal 2 (or should it be 2.0?), with Dirik behind a new ocakbasi and Ferhat in front of the house, is as revolutionary as their father’s restaurants were in the 90s. rice have disappeared, replaced by modern Turkish cuisine with mainly British ingredients. Pickles and ferments, a nod to Copenhagen but also a staple of Anatolian culture, give dishes a tangy, lactic acidity and are accompanied by nice smoked meat. In the past, Mangal 2 bought its hummus; it now makes its own butter, cheese, sourdough and charcuterie.

The restaurant’s fortunes have turned around with improbable speed. The debts have long been paid off and the place is buzzing day and night. This year he ranked 35th in the National Restaurant Awards and Dirik’s OFM Award is further proof that his call to reinvent a 25-year-old institution was the right one.

“I had wars with my family,” says Dirik. “My father, my brother… We had serious depressions together. I’ve had 20-year-old regulars yell at me, ‘Where are my lamb cubes? You ruined everything!”

He laughs but the pressure of maintaining and modernizing the family business has clearly been heavy to bear. “I am incredibly happy and extremely shocked to receive an award like this,” he said. “None of this was part of the plan. It was so unlikely that it would work. It was supposed to fail!

Mangal 24 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 8BH

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Cooking Review: Hanjip Korean Grill House at Clarke Quay https://mangomikes.com/cooking-review-hanjip-korean-grill-house-at-clarke-quay/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 22:01:27 +0000 https://mangomikes.com/cooking-review-hanjip-korean-grill-house-at-clarke-quay/ The place Opened in 2020, I checked Hanjip Korean Grill to Clarke Quay recently for a Korean BBQ dinner. The restaurant is located in the heart of bustling Clarke Quay, with an elegant, dark ambiance in a space that spans over 5,000 square feet, one of the largest Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore. Most tables […]]]>

The place Opened in 2020, I checked Hanjip Korean Grill to Clarke Quay recently for a Korean BBQ dinner. The restaurant is located in the heart of bustling Clarke Quay, with an elegant, dark ambiance in a space that spans over 5,000 square feet, one of the largest Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore. Most tables can accommodate four to six guests and there are also private dining rooms.

The food The restaurant strives to be the most authentic traditional Korean barbecue restaurant in Singapore, and some of their signature cuts are Australian Wagyu and USDA Prime Beef which are aged meats. Besides barbecued meats, you can also find other commonly seen Korean dishes on its menu.

I was first served a series of Banchan which includes the tastes of delicious fried lotus and kimchi.

To start, I had the Chicken with Gingseng (S$30) soup, a nutritious pot with a whole chicken. I like that the taste of the ginseng is fair and not overpowering, and that it comes with generous portions of chicken meat. The portion is good to share for 3-4 guests.

The next step was the Spicy Seafood Tofu (S$25), which is good to share for 3-4 diners. It’s not too spicy, where the soup is quite tasty with the tofu.

Steamed egg (S$10) is my go-to Korean meal side dish and the version here is delicious where you get a nice fluffy egg texture.

I also highly recommend the Pancake with Kimchi (S$20) which is made to a perfect crispy texture, with a good hint of kimchi flavor.

If you like meat and cheese, there’s the stir-fry Spicy chicken with cheese (S$32) where it also comes with tteokbokki. Not too spicy overall, and you get good cheese with the chicken here.

On the grilled meat side, I had the Hanjip Tray (S$168), a 650g mix of two types of beef and two types of pork. You get the USDA Prime Ribeye (200g), USDA Prime Boneless Short Ribs (150g), Kurobuta Pork Belly (150g), and Marinated Pork Neck (150g).

My favorite cut from the platter is the rib eye, grilled to a lovely medium-rare texture for us by the staff, where the rib eye is succulent and very flavorful.

Short ribs come in thinner slices than rib eye cubes, where the flavor profile is less fatty but still flavorful.

For pork, I prefer the marinated pork neck which comes in larger, more pressed pieces compared to the pork belly.

Getting mad There is a two hour limit on eating during my dinner tour, something to consider if you plan to take your time enjoying your meal.

Will I come back? Overall, I had a good dining experience at Hanjip Korean Grill House where the dishes are consistently good, especially for the quality of the grilled meats.

This was an invitational tasting, although all opinions expressed are our own.

TheRantingPanda says:
taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Vibe: 4/5
Overall experience: 4/5

Hanjip Korean Grill
3C River Valley Road, #01-11 Clarke Pier
Singapore 179022
Tel: +65 8882 9011

Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Rated by The Ranter

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