Are Selfies fun or narcissistic? Arguably the backbone of social media as we know it, selfies are no passing phase and here to stay. Despite its popularity, selfies also get a whole load of slack. 

I had the honor of being the featured blogger in this week’s Masala! magazine. Do look me up 🙂

Hooray for yet another long weekend! What does an ideal weekend mean to you? This is exactly what Wkend Magazine by Khaleej Times asked me 🙂 Do look up my little write-up. Happy Long Weekend peeps!

We’ve driven past Biryani Pot a countless number of times. This wee little outlet with its quirky pot-shaped logo resides on Jumeirah Beach Road. biryani pot jumeirah beach road Dubai review by the tezzy files uae food and lifestyle blogger (18)

Hubby is a huge fan of biryani (the much-loved spicy layered pilaf of the Indian subcontinent) and often goes on a biryani binge, trying out the little nooks and crannies of the UAE. He has come to the conclusion that the best biryanis only come from the smallest, most modest of places. Surely one with a jazzy logo sitting on the likes of posh, urban Jumeirah Beach Road will not fit the bill?

I had seen posts of their very innovative quinoa biryani across social media. Intrigued, I decided to drag along my cynical partner and give Biryani Pot a go.

Tony Roma’s has built an empire on their signature ‘Baby Back Ribs’. Established over 40 years ago in 1972, Tony Roma opened a burger joint which soon gained a reputation after he added ribs on the menu. From there, it was no looking back.

Today Tony Roma’s has over 150 chains across 30 countries the world over, and has won a number of prestigious awards including the title of ‘The Best Ribs in America’. The original ribs continue to be served, but the menu has vastly expanded to include delectable steaks and seafood dishes.

One beautifully sunny afternoon, my little family and I decided to lunch at Tony Roma’s at Wasl Vita Mall. Read on about our experience.

tony roma's wasl vita mall dubai

Every Saturday from 7 pm onwards, the space before the entrance of Gharana (the Indian restaurant in Holiday Inn, Barsha – Dubai) is transformed into a quaint Indian bazaar. Saturdays bring in ‘Street Food Night’, an ode to the delicacies sold by street vendors across India.

We dined at Gharana last night, and were transported to an exotically colorful world of Indian cuisine and music, a heady mix reminiscent of novels by Jhabvala.

The interiors are styled to resemble a Mughul Emperor’s courtyard. Marbled arches, bejeweled seating, complete with a plush silver swing right at the entrance.

gharana dubai interiors swing

Cantina Laredo is a gourmet Mexican restaurant chain hailing from Chicago, Illinois. In the UAE, they have a branch in Khalidiyah Mall, Abu Dhabi.

Cantina Laredo has earned a reputation serving authentic, high-quality Mexican dishes. Their secret lies in using the freshest of ingredients which they believe makes all the difference.

Today, I am sharing their famed Chicken Fajita Salad recipe with you.Cantina Laredo recipe Chicken Fajita Salad