Learning to Love Food

Colin’s been downing bottles like it’s his job (well, we guess that is part of it) and staring at our food when we eat in front of him, so it was time to introduce solid foods. Just like his first bath, it started out okay, but then ended in disaster with all-out crying and real…

Hail to the Pork!

It was a 14.5 hour flight to NY, but we had one thing on our mind as a must-do: pork (well that and friends and family). Besides our loved ones, the only thing we can’t find in the UAE is American BBQ (they consider BBQ there just grilling – definitely NOT the same). So, first…

Camel’s milk…yummy!

From our conversations with friends and family back home, the one topic that seems to draw the most interest about the U.A.E. is camels. Camel races, riding camels, camel markets, camels in pickup trucks….all things you don’t typically see in the States. But of all our camel stories so far, perhaps the oddest might be…

Brunching like a Local

Back home, brunch is a popular social activity on Sunday mornings – a way to wind down and prepare for the week ahead. In Abu Dhabi, however, brunch is popular on Fridays (which is like their Saturday). And one of the hottest places to have brunch is a place called “Pearls and Caviar”, a waterfront…

To the Emirates Palace as fast as lightning!

Over the weekend, Meg and I ventured to the Emirates Palace Hotel for lunch. Costing over $3 billion to construct (reportedly the most expensive hotel ever), the Palace Hotel is pretty impressive and home to some great restaurants, a private beach and the world’s first gold vending machine. Yes – you read that correctly –…

Our BBQ hopes are still alive!

During our first trip to the nearby supermarket, we happened upon this room in the back of the store.  We felt a little dirty going in, but its amazing how some sweet pig can wash away all that guilt….

Last Night

Our last night in the DC area and what better way to go out than punkin ales at Dogfish.   Something tells me we may have a hard time finding pumpkin anything in Abu Dhabi…