ADA Public House

Need a pint? Head over to Kurtuluş’s latest, ADA Public House. The beer list may not be extensive. Nevertheless, the presence of any pub in the neighborhood is cause for celebration. Have a drink with us.

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Some Wonder Women of Istanbul

International Women’s day came and went. Let’s take the time to celebrate the women in Istanbul who are making the road a little easier for the next generations.

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Emir: A Pairing

As of late, I have been diving into the world of wine, specifically Turkish wine. And, thanks to a very well-versed and very patient sommelier-to-be friend – see her VERY comprehensive work here – the journey has been more educational and pleasant than I could have imagined. Last November, my partner in crime – you…

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Mantı

From the Chinese soup dumpling to the Italian ravioli, any culture worth its salt has a dumpling dish of sorts. In Turkey, we have mantı.* Mantı is made from a simple dough, rolled into a thin sheet. The sheet is cut into small(ish) squares and, traditionally,  a small amount of a ground lamb mixture is…

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