Rise of Electronic Music in Tel Aviv

Author: Ira Riklis  |  Category: Tel Aviv

Electronic Music In Tel AvivElectronic music has taken Tel Aviv by storm. For three whole days, Israel’s biggest electronic music event to ever be hosted is coming to the capital city, starting January 14th and ending on the 17th. Full of music from the ever popular music genre which bases its entire sound on electronic synthesis, the event, called Tel Aviv Volume, will involve twenty of the city’s finest night clubs and will feature 100 of the biggest names in the world of DJing.

Tel Aviv Nightlife & Nightclubs

Tel Aviv is ripe with amazing night life and the fun runs 24/7, 365 days a year and counting. Well known around the world for their love and use of electronic music to sop up their daily troubles, Tel Avivians will be the first to admit that if it were not for the life of the night time, they would not know how to handle the reality that is within Israel’s invisible walls, cutting its inhabitants from the adventure and discovery of the world that surrounds them.

With underground night clubs such as The Breakfast Club and Milk Bar and The Cat and Dog, Israel’s second largest city really makes it hard for any sleep to be had, and for good reason. No sensible night-life lover will want to sleep with all the loud electronic music grinding out from the many speakers of the many other underground nightclubs that are within walking distance from each other. Check out the full list of electronic nightclubs here.

Play That Funky Music

Electronic music is also known as psychedelic trance and is extremely popular in not only Tel Aviv, but in all of Israel. This genre of music has produced international stardom for more than one Israeli DJ and music producers. Among these talented musical geniuses are Alien Project and Offer Nissim. Ari Linker calls Tel Aviv home and has been the music producer behind Alien Project since 1994. Offer Nissim is a world renown and appreciated electronic music DJ, mixer and producer of incredibly unique and eclectic music pieces. Madonna has been known to use Offer Nissim and his musical talents for the success of her concerts in the past.

With Tel Aviv’s concentration of bustling party-goers and the many venues to satisfy the crowds that gather every night, the psychedelic trance electronic music is continuously beat out and into the ears of the more than welcoming receivers. Tel Aviv, Israel has always been a hub of musical talent and genre varieties and, no doubt, electronic music will be there for the long run.

A Taste Of Tel Aviv: Where To Eat

Author: Ira Riklis  |  Category: Tel Aviv

Taste Of Tel Aviv: SabichRestaurants dot Tel Aviv’s streets frоm north tо south, wіth а large concentration аrоund Rothschild Boulevard, Ibn Gvirol Street аnd thе bustling, thоugh off-the-beaten-track, area оf Ramat HaChayal. Маnу оf thе places аrе moderately priced аnd mоst restaurants offer а fixed lunch menu. Unlіkе оthеr locations іn thе country – lіkе Jerusalem – thе majority оf thе restaurants аrе nоt kosher, аnd thеrеfоrе аrе open thrоughоut thе weekend, including Saturday.

Tel Aviv restaurants аrе mаnу аnd varied, аnd tastes аrе оf course subjective. Вut уоu’ll bе hard pressed tо hаvе а bad meal аt аnу оf thе listed places. Тhе best wау tо enjoy Tel Aviv dining іs bу reserving а table іn advance. Оn weekends еsресіаllу, tables аt thеsе restaurants tend tо fill uр fast.

Taste And Enjoy & Dine In Tel Aviv

Abraxas Tzafon, North Abraxas

Visit  Abras Tzafon for аn intro tо Νеw Israeli cooking.  Learn and taste dishes made by Chef Eyal Shani’s featuring beautiful organic offerings like wild caught fish, local vegetables, and locally-sourced meat. To whet your appetite be prepared to try some calamari pasta with tomatoes аnd parsley, curried cauliflower and butter-sauteed red cabbage.

Montenegro Cooking

What’s Montenegro cooking you ask? Well Montenegro-style cooking, is influenced by Greece  which is close tо Israel. Yоu will sее mаnу unique aspects оf Greek culture іn Montenegro. Don’t be surprised to find meze оn thе menu, with tzatziki, cauliflower and taramasalata wіth capers аnd anchovy oil. You’ll also find koshari rice, which is а rice side dish made wіth green lentils, fried noodles аnd fried onions, meant to be eaten with  еіthеr fresh whоlе fish оr grilled skewers.

Unique Foods іn Tel Aviv

Hummus: Тhіs earthy, creamy blend оf chickpeas, lemon аnd tahini іs реrhарs thе king оf classic Israeli foods. Originally frоm Arab lands whеrе іt іs eaten аs а breakfast food, hummus consumption іs vеrу popular wіth mаnу locals.

Sabich: Brought tо Israel bу Iraqi immigrants, іs thе Sabich. Аll wrapped іn pita іs salad, egg, eggplant, tahini, hummus, vаrіоus greens аnd аn array оf spices tо tempt thе palate.

Falafel: The king оf Israeli fast food, falafel аrе balls mаdе оf mashed chickpeas, fried аnd usuаllу eaten іn а pita wіth salad аnd sauce. Аlmоst еvеrу corner іn thе city hаs а small kiosk claiming tо prepare thе best falafel іn town, offering аll kinds оf sides аnd salads included іn thе reasonable price.

Shakshuka: Resembling huevos rancheros аnd eaten wіth bread, Shakshuka іs а simple but tasty concoction оf poached eggs wіth tomatoes, cooked іn а medley оf onions, peppers, аnd spices.

Jachnun: Yemenite Jews brought wіth thеm jachnun, а rolled, thin, sweet pastry slowly cooked fоr 10 hours аnd eaten wіth hard-boiled eggs, grated tomato аnd hot sauce. Воth jachnun аnd іts pancake-like cousin malawach аrе beloved bу Israelis

4 Tel Aviv Hotels You Should Know

Author: Ira Riklis  |  Category: Tel Aviv

Artplus Hotel In Tel AvivThere are some Tel Aviv  hotels that are worth knowing. Most of the people visiting the place sometimes find it very difficult to settle just because they are not aware of the hotels in Tel Aviv. It is therefore very important for you to understand the basic hotels in the area and know the specific benefits you are going to enjoy. This will give you a chance to choose the best hotels and you will enjoy your stay in Tel Aviv. Here are some of the key hotels in the region:

Top 4 Boutique Hotels

Brown TLV Urban Hotel

This hotel is located in Downtown Tel Aviv. It is in Shalom Meir Tower, Carmel Market, and Hatachana Compound. There are some features you will enjoy such as a 24-hour front desk, coffee/tea in lobby, complementary newspapers in lobby, concierge services, an elevator/lift services and dry cleaning services. There is also free Wi-Fi and a refrigerator.

Artplus Hotel

This is one of the best hotels for tourists who like relaxing on the beach. Each floor in the hotel and the wall, features specific artwork. You can sign up to stay in the hotel or even sign up to visit and tour the gallery. In fact on the weekends, there is a breakfast included once you have signed up. Read more about the hotel here.

Brown Hotel

This is one of the Israeli’s design hotels. The hotel is well designed from the top to the bottom and you are sure to feel great and satisfied. It is spacious and with a lot of key features like free Wi-Fi, special services and a conference room. If you are interested in getting the best services, this is the best hotel for you.

Alma Hotel

Lastly, but not least,  there is the Alma hotel. This is one of the most luxurious hotels in the region. It has only 15 rooms that are smaller and they are fit for single individuals. It is conducive for those people who are after privacy. It is the best place to be when you have a lot of money.

A Guide to Tel Aviv Architecture

Author: Ira Riklis  |  Category: Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Architecture StylesTel Aviv is a wonderful city with a rich variety of architectural styles. While the city is most well known for its collection of international style buildings the city also has many other amazing architectural styles on display throughout the city. These styles include Eclectic, Brutalist, and Contemporary.

Popular Architecture Styles

One of the best examples of eclectic architecture in Tel Aviv is the Pagoda House. The eclectic style gets its name from the mixture of different styles that it uses. The Pagoda house is a wonderful example of this. This house utilizes elements from a wide variety of styles that represent a huge number of different regions. The house includes Islamic Arches and Greek Columns. The house is also inspired by the Chinese Pagoda. There are almost 800 Eclectic style structures that stand in Tel Aviv today. This style perfectly represents the city as a place where the lands of the East meet the lands of the West. The style is one of the trademarks of the city and you are sure to find it wherever you look in Tel Aviv.

The International Style is extremely popular in Tel Aviv. The international style features white structures. This style was extremely popular from the thirties to fifties and you are sure to find international style buildings wherever you look in Tel Aviv. There are more than 4,000 international style buildings in Tel Aviv, which earned the city the title of “the White City“. These buildings have made Tel Aviv a World Heritage Site.

Brutalism was an extremely popular movement in the 1960’s. These buildings are known for their exposed concrete and geometric repetition. One great feature of the brutalist buildings is that they are typically tall and give impressive views of the Israeli coast. You are sure to see several brutalist buildings throughout the city of Tel Aviv. Go here for a guide to brutalist architecture.

Nineties & Today’s Styles

The nineties brought on a new architectural movement that has changed the way Tel Aviv looks. This movement is known as the contemporary movement. The movement has included vast skyscrapers as well as smaller buildings that incorporate sharp angles. These buildings look truly unique and they stand out among the other buildings in the city.

Today Tel Aviv contains a truly diverse set of architecture. This architecture is mixed together creating a wonderful juxtaposition. You may see an international style building next to a contemporary style building or a brutalist building next to an eclectic style building. This mixture of styles has made Tel Aviv a truly unique city to visit and to live in. You are sure to spot something interesting when you take a look at the buildings in Tel Aviv.