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The End July 11, 2010

Posted by Steven Bartus in News.

After two great years in Ankara, my time in Turkey has come to an end. I’m returning to America at the end of the summer to pursue a new career, and this unfortunately means that Eating Ankara must come to an end.

Since September, I’ve written about 44 different eateries, covering all aspects of Turkish and foreign cuisine, from the cheapest street food to some of the most expensive restaurants in the city. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, and I’m sure that I’ll find myself missing this place and its food once I’m back home. Thanks to everyone for reading and for the suggestions and feedback along the way.

My efforts on this blog, although substantial, have by no means been exhaustive. There are still many more great restaurants in Ankara worth reviewing. The following is a list (in no particular order) of the ones I wanted to try, but didn’t have the time to do so. Check them out for yourself:

  • Balıkçıköy
  • Quente
  • Altınpark Çin Restorant
  • Gar Lokantası
  • Hacı Arif Bey
  • Yakamoz
  • Mangal Dünyası
  • Ankara Ocakbaşı
  • Günaydın
  • Num Num
  • Tike
  • Butcha
  • Wine House
  • Dafne
  • Kale Washington
  • Lanterna
  • Sushi Co.

Gurusunuz, Türkiye!

About ‘Eating Ankara’ September 7, 2009

Posted by Steven Bartus in News.
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Any visitor to Ankara quickly learns that there is no shortage of places to eat.  At times it feels as if every street in this city offers a impressive variety of restaurants poised to please almost every taste.  During the year that I’ve been living in Ankara, much of my free time has been spent exploring many of these offerings, and I’ve learned that successfully navigating the myriad options available here is no easy task.  These experiences gave birth to the blog you are reading.

Over the upcoming year, I plan to chronicle my culinary adventures in Ankara, creating an English-language resource for those who hope to eat the very best during their stay in Turkey’s capital city.  While I don’t consider myself to be a trained critic or a culinary authority in any way, I do love to eat out and do so frequently.

Thank you for reading and please feel free to email me with the name of your favorite Ankara eatery for review.