Remember the Italian chocolate-specialized cafe and restaurant, Cioccolati Italiani, that was originally planned to open at AlHamra Luxury Center, but shifted to The Avenues Phase 3? I saw it opened last night opposite to The Cheesecake Factory. They said the grand opening will be in two weeks. Cioccolati Italiani is all about chocolate, everything has chocolate mix with it one way or another. Additionally, they serve a wide variety of gelato.
I’ll make sure to pass by sometime this week and try it out to get my full impression.
While heading to work in the early morning today I spotted what looked like to be a steel structure frame with speed camera fixed on it on King Fahad highway. I called a friend who works at MOI, he said that these are the new average speed cameras that will calculate the average speed between two points (for example from point A to B) for speeding cars. So if the average speed exceeds 120 KM/Hr a ticket will be issued. These cameras are placed about 10 KMs apart.
This new system is smart and resembles the one installed on 1st ring road, so the technique in which drivers decelerate when reaching the speed camera and accelerate after passing it won’t work, not anymore. They say they installed the new system because most drivers now know exactly the locations of normal speed cameras over Kuwait streets. Of course the only way to evade the new average speed cameras is by taking the exit right after passing the first camera (if there are any).
As if we don’t have more than enough burger joints in Kuwait already. A friend of us has spotted what appears to be yet another burger outlet so called MOOYAH, which is apparently a franchise from Texas, U.S. opening soon in Mahboula area. I was told they serve three items: burgers (both beef and veggie), fries, and shakes. It seems their menu also includes hot dogs, chicken strips, and grilled cheese.
I never tried it ever before so I can’t even comment on taste or quality. I was told It’s opening at Mahboula but I’m not exactly sure where but probably at one of the new restaurant courts located on the coastal road.
A reader forwarded this shocking snapshot with snippet stating that he saw a TV reportage on Al Shahed TV channel last night showing a very congested cell at Assima traffic department. Inmates are literally laying above each other, WTH! The cell is not only too small but also lacks any form of hygiene. Truly heart breaking and depressing to say the least.
The authorities must take immediate actions to address this inhumane condition.
I recently tried Oliversan Restaurant (contemporary Asian cuisine) in Burj Jasim. They serve a variety of asian dishes that you can easily find at any other asian based restaurant, the place is nice but nothing extraordinary even though the atmosphere is great especially if you are dining in a drop.
I tried several things on the menu that I liked the Sweet & Sour Fresh Fruit Chicken which turned out to be way too sweet and tangy. It had balance in taste; after all it is sweet & sour. Unless of course the aim was sweet & fruity. They should ditch this dish immediately.
Saw this nice clip for our fitness-dedicated-friends PK Jaguars enjoying an amazing trip to Failaka and performing art-of-motion. Parkour aside, it just tears my heart seeing an Island with such historical significance such as Failaka so abandoned and neglected. For God’s sake, even great Alexander himself found Failaka a great place to be!
Our blog reader Abdul Rahman says he spotted what appears to be a caring daddy who obliviously lacks every aspect of the word child safety. Apparently, the busily-driving daddy was feeding his barely 1 year old little baby while accelerating, braking, and maneuvering among cars on Gulf Road. I thought they invented child seat for a purpose, but it never ceases to amaze how some parents are totally ignorant when it comes to their own child safety. Even an airbag could prove fatal! Parents beware!
Spotted Sun & Sand Sports store opening in Salmiya over Gulf Road near TSC. As I know this is a UAE home grown brand that started in old Dubai in 1979 retailing a handful of brands including Nike it has grown formidably into a company representing over 50 world class global brands and over 100 stores.
They say they are the largest sports retailer in the Middle East and consider themselves as the one-stop shop for all types of sporting goods and accessories, from all major sports brands including Nike, Timberland, adidas, Vans, Columbia, PUMA, The North Face, Under Armour among many others. Clearly sports retailers are on the rise in Kuwait, I’m not minding this at all if it will create a competitive market and hence better prices for consumers.