News: Amman hosts European Film Festival

If our Weekly Getaway hasn’t already given you many reasons to visit Amman, we’ll add one more to the list. Home to a growing art scene, from the 23rd November to the 2nd December Amman is hosting its annual European Film Festival.

Thessaloniki: Greek deli and a long communal table at Mia Feta feta bar

Thessaloniki is no stranger to good food but as the economy is still not making huge strides people of the industry choose to focus on smaller portions and interesting concepts rather than fully-blown restaurants. Mia Feta feta bar is part of this movement, having opened more than 3 years ago and offering great Greek produce in the form of a deli and a long communal wooden table for some live sampling.

News: a Spanish version of Eataly soon launching in NYC

New Yorkers, rejoice—yet another massive food hall is gracing your city. This project, yet to be named, is the "Spanish Version of Eataly," complete with wine and cheese bars, a tortilla stand, and of course, endless tapas. Thanks to D.C.-based chef José Andrés and the Adrià brothers—the chefs behind El Bulli's famed molecular gastronomy—you'll be able to feast on authentic Spanish cuisine as early as October 2018.

Neighbourhoods: the rough, homey and beautiful world of Metaxourgio

As I drive away from the crowded city centre of Athens and to the west, I find myself in the more quiet, downtempo and almost communal neighbourhood of Metaxourgio. Gone are the days of trashy Psyri and Gkazi. Metaxourgio is now acquiring a reputation as an artistic and fashionable neighbourhood due to the opening of many art galleries and trendy restaurants and cafes. Moreover, local efforts to beautify and invigorate the neighbourhood have reinforced a budding sense of community that makes everything even more homey.