Archives for January, 2009

Marqt Open on Sundays

On my last trip there, I found out that concept supermarket Marqt is now open on Sundays! I am torn about Marqt, which promises to sell ...


The next spring edition of Amsterdam Restaurantweek takes place March 2nd to 8th, 2009. I am torn about it. It's a great idea but also ...


Just read an article in Het Parool in which wine expert Harold Hamersma recommends Tempus Two - one of my favorite white wines. The article is ...


Restaurant critic Johannes van Dam recently awarded Trattoria di Donna Sofia a 9 on a scale of 10. I think it's a 6- at best. Donna ...


When writing about average at best tapas bar La Oliva in the Jordaan I mentioned a great exhibition of the Sauerkids at gallery KochxBos in ...


Update: Kek closed doors in late July 2011. A sign on the window says that a new restaurant called "Doordagt" will open in late August. Hoofddorpplein ...


On Sunday I gave you some ideas on where to watch Obama's inauguration in Amsterdam. As planned, we headed to the "Yes, We Watch" party ...


This is an old version of our Best Amsterdam Restaurants list. We've left this page up because of the many great comments below. Please go ...


On Tuesday January 20th, 2009 at 12:00 EDT Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Wondering where Amsterdammers who ...


My overview of Ripasso wines in Amsterdam is missing an interesting lower price Ripasso. For only € 7,75 you can find a bottle of Cantina ...


Culatello

It was time for a trip to Feduzzi to get some of their own import Parma Ham, Parmesan and fresh pasta. When I ordered the ...


Speaking of bird, bird, birds... I have been meaning to post about the Thai Bird for a while! It's one of my favorite places to ...


Yes, I am talking about catfish tacos. They are very popular in the US, found on many southwestern and tex-mex menus. I can't recall having ...


For thanksgiving I wrote about turkey. My point was that there are lots of turkey recipes and that everybody seems to have their own secret ...


Vino di Pino Amsterdam

The other day I wrote about different kinds of Ripasso wines that I had found throughout Amsterdam. I had found one of the better Ripasso at ...


I am often disappointed after visits to what has been described as a 'leuk restaurantje' - a nice little restaurant - that people found 'gezellig' ...


If there are two things I hate about food shopping in Amsterdam, it's (a) Dutch super markets and (b) bonus cards. For the non-locals: Dutch food ...


If there are two things I hate about food shopping in Amsterdam, it's (a) Dutch super markets and (b) bonus cards. For the non-locals: Dutch food ...


Sous-Vide - or under vacuum - is the latest rage in cooking techniques. Sous-vide cooking involves sealing the ingredients in an airtight plastic bag and ...


Ripasso is one of my favorite wines and I have been enjoying plenty of it recently in Amsterdam. Ripasso is an intense yet smooth red wine ...