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The best Tel Aviv nightlife spots to find that one-night stand

The best Tel Aviv nightlife spots to find that one-night stand

It's no longer simple to find sex in the city of sin. Should we cast blame on the crazy rent prices that leave us shortchanged and exhausted? Have drugs affected the virility of men? Or perhaps slut-shaming has taken its toll. It seems difficult to find one clear answer to this issue, but there is no denying that our city is suffering from a period of drought to match the weather. Have no fear, Time Out is here with those last few good eggs perched in the Tel Aviv nightlife basket - filled with strides of pride, awkward breakfasts, and occasionally, regret. These nine Tel Aviv nightlife establishments are teeming with one-night stand potential, so touch up that lipstick, reapply that deodorant, and hop to it. And remember: get in, get out, and don't get attached!

Beans of gold: The best cafes in Jerusalem

Beans of gold: The best cafes in Jerusalem

By Tali Bakshi After you've enjoyed the best restaurants in Jerusalem, examined all the accommodation possibilities, and partied with the best of holy city's nightlife, let us present you with the following important list: the best cafes in Jerusalem, so that there is enough caffeine for the journey home, but also so you can get a sense of what this magical city has to offer 

The best restaurants in Tel Aviv to take your kids

The best restaurants in Tel Aviv to take your kids

Now that most camps in the city are over and parents are taking back the catering and operations reigns, the real work begins. So where to take those kids when it's hot, you're bothered, they're hungry and so are you? These spots are kid and adult friendly with special children's menus, attractions, and more. "Hey mom! I saw you steal those fries!"

Time Out Israel Quiz: What is your ideal Tel Aviv bar?

Time Out Israel Quiz: What is your ideal Tel Aviv bar?

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The 7 most delish vegan desserts in Tel Aviv

The 7 most delish vegan desserts in Tel Aviv

By Yael Shtukman We ventured out to the cold(ish) streets of Tel Aviv to taste the best of the city's vegan desserts. They are creative, playful, original and think outside the box. In the past, we found it hard to believe that there were miracles that didn't come from butter, but life is full of surprises. Here is a list of the desserts that even the most beloved lovers of creme fraiche will devour because, after all, a billion vegans in our city can't be completely wrong, right?

The most stylish hair salons in Tel Aviv

The most stylish hair salons in Tel Aviv

Leaving your hair in the hands of a complete stranger is a terrifying thought. But guess what? It doesn't have to be. These eight hair salons in Tel Aviv are here to show you that getting your hair cut, dyed, or blow dried is a treat not a trauma. From a cup of tea at Jaffa's most therapeutic salon to Neve Tzedek's European escape to even a bridal 'do,' let yourself be pampered...you deserve it.

The Very Best Vegan Pizza in Tel Aviv

The Very Best Vegan Pizza in Tel Aviv

"How am I supposed to give up pizza?" This is one of the first questions that those who take the vegan plunge ask themselves. Well, we're about to answer that question with our taste-test approved list of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv featuring show stopping, veggie loaded vegan pizzas. Scattered around Neve Tzedek, Florentin, Dizengoff, and the likes, these pies taste just like the real thing...actually, some might argue they're even better!

The 16 best brunch spots in Tel Aviv

The 16 best brunch spots in Tel Aviv

We don't care how hungover you are from your wild Tel Aviv nightlife shenanigans, missing breakfast is not an option, even if you ended up sleeping in past 11:00. That's why God created brunch! (Or at least some equally hungover breakfast-lover). Wake your roommates, grab your partner, ring up your girlfriends and head on over to these delicious brunch spots featuring every type of morning cuisine from the Middle East to the Far East. 

Tel Aviv Then & Now

Tel Aviv Then & Now

Out with the new, in with the old. It’s always exciting to see the foundations of a city, especially one that was built out of sand! Check out these photo collages that marry blasts from the Tel Aviv past with our photogenic present day. By Avinoam Sharon & Tamara Efrat

Culinary legends: Tel Aviv's 30 most iconic dishes

Culinary legends: Tel Aviv's 30 most iconic dishes

Despite Tel Aviv's short culinary history, the White City has already established a local mythology of dishes that you can't help but return to time and again. So what makes a dish iconic? An 'iconic dish' is classified as a dish that has been featured in a Tel Aviv restaurant for several years, a dish that customers return to on multiple occasions, a dish that becomes a role model in the culinary scene. These 30 iconic dishes featured in some of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv‚Äďfrom Tel Aviv street food establishments to boutique hotel restaurants and classy eateries‚Äďhave stood the test of time, the test of passing trends, and held true to their names as local legends.

"Stuffed!" : The top 8 sandwiches in Tel Aviv

"Stuffed!" : The top 8 sandwiches in Tel Aviv

Legend has it that John Montagu, the 18th-century Earl of Sandwich, was responsible for the genius invention that changed the face of the culinary world - the sandwich. The story alleges that the Early liked to play cards so much that every minute away from playing was a waste. One day, in the midst of a game, he was called to eat but instead the Earl asked for a game-friendly alternative where the meat of his meal rested between two slices of bread…and the rest is history. Fast forward to 2017: there are a lot of sandwiches in this world. However, what sets a sandwich apart from the rest is the synergy between the bread and ingredients stuffed inside. It might come in a crispy baguette, brioche, or hamburger bun. It could be a whole meal or just a snack. You can find it is street food stalls, chef restaurants, or brown paper bags. After much deliberation, we assembled the list of the top 10 sandwiches in Tel Aviv today.

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Say Goodbye to Tailor Made, Piano House, Edmund Cafe, Cookies Bar & more

Say Goodbye to Tailor Made, Piano House, Edmund Cafe, Cookies Bar & more

The Allenby 99 complex, which includes some of Tel Aviv's most beloved small businesses in the area, will soon be destroyed in favor of "urban renewal" and will become a prestigious residential project. The Lotus Bookstore will close down after more than 50 years (!) of activity, along with Tailor Made, Piano House (Beit HaPsanter), Edmund Cafe, Cookies Bar, Durak Bar, Hotel Allenby, and the Slippers bar. The buildings will be demolished and construction of a new and prestigious housing project will begin in their place. Behind the project is the real estate giant Nitzan Group. Piano House © Ariel Efron The current project goes hand in hand with another project approved by the Tel Aviv Municipality and will be implemented in the forthcoming months: the renovation of the Great Synagogue. "Our inspiration comes from Milan. Allenby will be closed to cars and busses and Light Rail tracks will be built in both directions," explains attorney Doron Ariel, one of the group's owners. The Great Synagogue on Allenby street © Shutterstock

It's Official: Madonna will perform at the Eurovision in Tel Aviv

It's Official: Madonna will perform at the Eurovision in Tel Aviv

Madonna will sing two songs, one of them straight from her new album on the way. Billionaire, Sylvan Adams, is responsible for financing the production. In order to watch Madonna perform "Flesh & Blood', you will have to wave goodbye to NIS 1,150 After a few weeks of uncertainty, it is now confirmed: Madonna will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Tel Aviv in two weeks and will be broadcasted on channel KAN 11. This is an unusually big appearance by the European competition's standards, and its financing, according to reports, is about $1 million, funded by billionaire Sylvan Adams. According to the announcement by the production company Live Nation Israel, Madonna will appear in the artistic part of the final that will be held on May 18. She will perform two songs - one of them from the new album that is about to come out on June 14. The Eurovision Song Contest will be held at Pavilion 2 at the Expo Tel Aviv. The semi-finals are expected to take place on May 14 and 16, and the big final on May 18. To see Madonna you will have to say shell out a whopping NIS 1,150. The Israeli-Canadian billionaire has also brought the Giro d'Italia race to the Motherland, and in an interview he gave abroad, he explained that he is acting out of his love for Israel. Guy Beser and Shay Mor Yosef, Live Nation Israel

Successful Tel Aviv restaurants, Da Da & Da and Bar A Vin are closing

Successful Tel Aviv restaurants, Da Da & Da and Bar A Vin are closing

The restaurants located at the French Institute building on Rothschild Boulevard will be closed at the end of May due to a dispute with the French embassy that owns the property Da Da & Da © Anatoly Michaello The two popular Tel Aviv institutions are expected to close at the end of May - Da Da & Da cafe, which opened about five years ago, and Bar A Vin restaurant, which opened about three years ago, will close their doors due to a dispute with the owners of the property. Last year, the embassy tried to evacuate the restaurants from the property, but a court decision ruled that they would continue to operate there. Now, when the lease ends at the end of May, the embassy decided against extending the contract.

Lev Tattoos Studio: "Tattoos are our artistic medium"

Lev Tattoos Studio: "Tattoos are our artistic medium"

"We get customers who have a connection to aesthetics and art, they understand that a tattoo is a piece, and it has value." By Or Edny Lev Studio with the owners: Lior Lachman and Tamar Bar  Tamar: "The studio opened out of my desire to create an alternative to the things I was exposed to at the beginning - the menacing and stressful places, the masculine, tough atmosphere, the metal music and the dark walls. It was a very closed and aggressive world, and I wanted to feel at home in my studio, to create a pleasant and positive feeling for people, where a tattoo is done together and in a fun way." © Or Edny Lior: "Also, there is something visually open here, clean and pleasant. We both came from the world of design and painting before tattoos became our creative medium. We have an aesthetic that is often similar but also very different, and something inside it is shaped every day into this thing called Lev Tattoos."  Tamar: "Lior and I are the owners, but the team is made up of a number of tattoo artists, including Odel, Yarden Man, and Lotem who come to make tattoos, drawings and paintings. Their flash books are here on a regular basis, and we host tattoo artists from abroad from time to time." © Or Edny Tamar: "It's important to us that it be a home for creativity, a place where young artists and designers can present their own work."  Lior: "It comes from a place of promoting new art, of encouraging a new perception of what is a tattoo studio, and creating collaboration

The new logo & theme for Eurovision 2019 have been revealed!

The new logo & theme for Eurovision 2019 have been revealed!

The 2019 Eurovision song contest is finally shaping up. The public broadcasting corporation unveiled the brand new Eurovision logo: a golden symbol made up of three triangles, alongside the traditional heart of the competition. The corporation added that "the connection between the three triangles creates a shape that simulates a star, which corresponds with other Israeli symbols." The logo is joined by the competition's new slogan that was unveiled in October, "Dare to Dream". Eurovision 2019 Stage Design by Florian Wieder © Florian Wieder

Cat Power hasn't broken into the mainstream, but she proves she has nine lives

Cat Power hasn't broken into the mainstream, but she proves she has nine lives

She is not afraid of ghosts singing through her, and she could care less about record labels. Cat Power returns with her 10th album and continues to establish herself as an exceptional artist in the music industry. By Nitzan Pincu "My mother abandoned me on the day I was born. My grandmother came to the hospital to take me and she raised me as if I were her daughter, until I met my mother for the first time when I was two and a half years old. From that moment, all the love, care, and protection that every child on this planet deserves, has been given to me in the formative years of my life, and this has made me become the person I am today," says Chan Marshal, aka, Cat Power. Then she begins to cry. It was supposed to be a standard interview for Cat Power's new album, "Wanderer". The plan was to talk about motherhood, her collaboration with Lana Del Ray and the record label that wanted her to sing like Adele and then dropped her when she refused to cooperate. But Marshal is not a standard woman. During the interview she bursts into tears three times, weaving a network of theories about the power of music, the deception of big corporations and her long-standing relationship with ghosts. Her new and 10th album is a development for her, but in some ways leaves her at the same point. Cat Power is a familiar name for indie lovers, but has never broken beyond her status as a cult artist that is known to musicians with a fondness for melancholy guitar. This album is an att

The illustrated T-shirts that will upgrade your existence

The illustrated T-shirts that will upgrade your existence

Barr Zutra's T-shirts are a gem of happiness for all addicted to simple T-shirts with quirky illustrations. Moreover, her beautiful designs also come in postcards. We are already obsessed The elderly with the inscription of sexy on their shirts, children with Ramones T-shirts and more - it seems that almost no one today cares what is written on their shirt as long as there are a few letters. Lucky for us, multihyphenate artist and designer Barr Zutra began printing her illustrations on T-shirts so we can all enjoy a more interesting existence.  Barr Zutra © Ran Ladin Zutra, who completed her studies in visual communication at Bezalel a year ago, draws everything from animals and plants to objects in a way that makes them look fun even if it's just a simple chair. She prints them all on T-shirts in very small editions, which she says allows her paintings to "cool off." The shirts, which cost between NIS 80 and NIS 100, can now be ordered through Zutra's Instagram account: @barrzut or at Lev Studio on 3 Simtat Beit Habad Street, Tel Aviv. Anyone who doesn't connect to the textile can also get them as prints. Barr Zutra © Ran Ladin "The handwriting and the personal style that comes from it are very important to me," says Zutra. "I create all of my paintings manually, in addition to original works. I have a great fascination with printing in all kinds of techniques. For me, the T-shirts are a perfect platform for my paintings, because it's just fun to see friends and stranger

Following the Eurovision 2019: The events of Tel Aviv's White Night have been moved

Following the Eurovision 2019: The events of Tel Aviv's White Night have been moved

Following the expected arrival of about 20,000 tourists from around the world who will flood Tel Aviv to see the Eurovision up and close, the city of Tel Aviv has decided to advance the White Night events to be held closer to the dates of the competition. Unlike in previous years when foreign residents have flooded the city streets in honor of the White Night events annually held in June, this year, the anticipated evening will be happening in May. Due to the proximity of the Eurovision (two days), expected tourists from all over Europe will be able to enjoy both of the festivities. With the announcement of the decision, the municipality decided to update the events of the competition to be held in Tel Aviv due to Neta Barzilai's grand win. "Toward the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, we plan to make Tel Aviv-Yafo the largest Eurovision city in the world," say the municipality. According to data from cities that hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in the past, it is expected that about 20,000 tourists will arrive, which will probably gain around NIS 100 million to the city treasury. As part of the competition, the municipality will hold a number of major events: 28.1.2019 - The exchange of keys in the town hall on Bialik Street 10-12.3.19 - A conference of the heads of the delegations 12.5.19 - An opening ceremony and Red Carpet event at the Tel Aviv Museum Square 9.5-18.5.19 - The Eurovision Village (Euro Village) in Charles Clore Park, which will be open to the public

Nick Cave to Brian Eno: cultural boycott of Israel is 'cowardly and shameful'

Nick Cave to Brian Eno: cultural boycott of Israel is 'cowardly and shameful'

Musician Nick Cave published an email he sent last year to the music producer Brian Eno in response to his pleas not to perform in Israel. He noted that Eno is one of his musical heroes, but he opposes the boycott he supports   Nick Cave published his letter to music producer Brian Eno on Tuesday, urging him to cancel his visit to Israel last year. Eno is considered one of the greatest supporter of the boycott on Israel, alongside Roger Waters who made headlines himself a few days ago.   The publication of the letter came in response to a fan interested in Cave's position on the boycott - Cave allows fans to ask questions on his website and answers them. Cave responded that before his appearance in Israel last year many officials tried to dissuade him from coming. At the time, Cave addressed the issue at a press conference and said: "It suddenly became very important to make a stand against these people who are trying to shut down musicians, to bully musicians, to censor musicians and to silence musicians".   Now Cave reveals that at the same time he also sent a personal e-mail to Eno - which he posted in the Q&A session on his website. He wrote to the fan that, in light of the many questions on the subject, he is publishing the correspondence between Eno and him, after the latter wrote to him in an attempt to persuade him to retract his declaration of performances in Israel. Nick Cave © GettyImages “I do not support the current government in Israel, yet do not accept that

Black Friday 2018: The complete guide to all the best sales on Israeli brands

Black Friday 2018: The complete guide to all the best sales on Israeli brands

Are you ready for the madness? Black Friday and Cyber Monday are around the corner and lots of Israeli shopping sites are offering their best deals. Here are the hottest sales we've found  Designer Lilach Elgrably with a 1 + 1 sale on evening dresses, suits, jackets and more. On Thursday, November 22 from 16:00 and on Friday, November 23 at the flagship store on 94 Dizengoff St. In addition, free shipping to the customer's home.  Kipling bags offer a 40% discount on a variety of black-colored bags. November 22-24 TOGO shoes chain offers a selection of models from the new winter collection for only NIS 29.90. November 21-24 40% discount on all products in the SABON stores and on the website from November 21-26  Zohara Tights brand offers 20% to 40% off the whole 2018 winter collection. In addition, free delivery on Cyber Monday. Sale on November 22-26 Adika brand connects the two events to one event: up to 70% off the entire site, including Adidas, Miloka and Dr Martens. The sale will also include the winter collection well before the end of the season sales that are held in February. Until Monday, November 26 at midnight. 70% off all the Gottex brand's swimwear brands: Gottex, Turquoise, ONE OF BY GOTTEX, Colombian Swimwear, Pilpel, Pilpel Sweet and Pilpel Kids. November 23   Onot & Jump clothing brand offer a 50% discount on the winter collection, excluding promo collection, accessories and underwear. November 22-26 INTIMA underwear chain offers 40% off a variety of

The Basel Neighborhood: Fashion designers are taking over the once sleepy area in north Tel aviv

The Basel Neighborhood: Fashion designers are taking over the once sleepy area in north Tel aviv

A wave of shop closures in the family-friendly Basel neighborhood has led to a flurry of fashion designers honing in on the leases. Will the transition change the character of the neighborhood or will it simply drive its residents to spend some more money? By Ruth Perl Baharir  Maayan Paz, ATA, and Dorin Frankfurt - all of them opened branches in the Basel neighborhood in recent months. They are joined by Nadav Rosenberg the owner of Northern Star, who plans to inaugurate the brand's new branch next month. But what attracts everyone to this particular area? "I strongly dislike all those shopping compounds," says fashion designer Maayan Paz who opened her new branch, located on Basel Street, four months ago. "But this area maintains a very high standard in many areas," she says, "There's the neighborhood delicatessen and a nail salon, which is very high quality, and it manages to maintain its character thanks to the residents of a high socioeconomic class." Maayan Paz © Aviad Zisman The designer and owner of Northern Star, Nadav Rosenberg, who is also a close friend of Paz's, says, "I just think that it's a pleasant place for people to go. I love Tel Aviv, but there are lots of places that have become very touristy. I hang out with my partner on a Saturday morning and we feel like tourists in our city. In Basel there is something that still feels like an accessible Tel Aviv. It's a real neighborhood atmosphere." Northen Star © Asaf Einy A few steps from Rosenberg's future

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