Five Happy Hour Cocktails You Need to Try!

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Five Happy Hour Cocktails You Need to Try!

The month is ending soon and it is time for you to celebrate your hard labour with a drink or two at the Urban Eatery. Check our specially selected Happy Hour cocktails (every Friday from 4-7pm) you can sip on as you relax after a long, hard day.

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Urban Eatery Launches Nairobi's First Street Food Fair

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Urban Eatery Launches Nairobi's First Street Food Fair

It is rare to find international street foods within Kenya, which is why we are beyond excited to launch the first edition of The Urban Eatery Food Fair! You’ll find a variety of global cuisines from our six different restaurants: Fireplace, The Daily, Bar Asia, Haandi, Mercury and Yog and take some delicious goodies home from local food vendors such as Mummy’s Chilies, Raka Dairy, Confini Candy Ltd, Kericho Gold, Le Decanter, Baraka Israel, Tropical Heat, Linda's Nut Butters, amongst others.

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Urban Eatery Launches New Menu To Encourage A Healthier Way of Life.

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Urban Eatery Launches New Menu To Encourage A Healthier Way of Life.

Urban Eatery, has come up with a brand new healthy menu for you, curated by NutriEats which has a number of Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free options. The menu still contains dishes from the normal menu but with a healthy twist - mostly higher protein lower fat options with healthier choices of carbohydrates and sides so you can still enjoy some of your favourite dishes without feeling sluggish, lethargic or the dreaded food-coma effect.

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Nairobi's Healthiest Breakfast Menu

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Nairobi's Healthiest Breakfast Menu

Diets are treacherous. We starve ourselves, cut out so much from our normal eating habits and always feel socially awkward. Fret no more! Urban Eatery has come up with a new menu in conjunction with NutriEats, to help you achieve your new year goals this January! Being healthy means all you have to do is #EatBetterNotLess!

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Romantic Surprise Wedding Proposal Caught on Video

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Romantic Surprise Wedding Proposal Caught on Video

7pm on Thursday 24th November was a normal evening at Urban Eatery- the restaurant was full, the staff were busy taking orders, families were tucking in to a Thanksgiving spread of multi-cuisine dishes, couples were keeping warm by the fire on the terrace outside and the pleasant buzz of conversation filled the Urban atmosphere. Then all of a sudden this happened!

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Lawyer and Optometrist become Leading Female Entrepreneurs to Disrupt Kenyan Restaurant Scene

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Lawyer and Optometrist become Leading Female Entrepreneurs to Disrupt Kenyan Restaurant Scene

Although Hilary didn’t break the ultimate glass ceiling, it just shows how far women today have come in chasing their dreams. Women everywhere, are breaking down glass ceilings and disrupting the status quo daily. Mira and Aarti exemplify the value that “You have to dare to dream and execute on your beliefs and the outcomes will follow. The two are the definition of passionate, hard-working, humble women with a continuous passion to spread love, inspiration and positivity through food, flavours, culture and a wonderful space we can all call a piece of home away from home.

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Why Takeaway Matters

Put your hand up if you've had those days when you just need to eat. at. home. OK we've all been there. But usually on those days we also don't really feel like cooking up a cordon bleu style meal for our loved ones. It's those days when we need the best food we can get, but in the comfort of our own homes. We simply want to put our feet up in front of a great sitcom, dim the lights, turn off the phone, and settle into something scrumptious.

There are also those days of great hunger. Hard work. You're stuck at the office, literally chained to the desk by the piercing eyes of your boss, waiting for you to present your proposal for the latest project. What you really need to do is fuel the fire with some delicious food.

Or those days when you have every intention of going out, but the car breaks down.

We've thought about this, and we want to help you out. So our new On The Go menu is right there to be your ultimate culinary wingman. Enjoy.

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#CuisineMatters - a Christmas compedium of recipes

#CuisineMatters brings you a guide to dishes you ought to include in your Christmas menu this festive season! We would like to share the kind of elements that separate a Christmas meal from the usual.

#1: Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

The Ham and Cheese Breakfast casserole compliments your family Christmas breakfast perfectly.

Not only can you prepare this hearty breakfast suggestion a day in advance, it’s cheesy, spicy goodness!

Simply combine cooked potatoes, fried onions, ham, cheese and eggs into a casserole dish, and bake. #CuisineMatters.

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It's Movember Time!

In support of men's health, we've gone ahead and 'given' some of our fabulous male waiting staff an array of comedy moustaches. We'd like to join in with recognizing that men need to pay more attention to their health! Don't be afraid to go for regular check ups and make sure that you're on the right side of healthy... that way if there's anything you do need to worry about, you can get it sorted ASAP! 

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The Pope Visits Kenya

In anticipation of Pope Francis' visit to Kenya this month, we thought it would be good to bring you 20 fun facts you may now know about him:

1. He's from Buenos Aires, making him the first pope from Latin America.

2. That also makes him the first pope born outside of Europe in more than 1,000 years.

3. He's the first Jesuit pope.

4. He is 76.

5. He chose the name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, a 13th-century monk known for his charity and kindness to animals.

6. Before his election, he was the archbishop of Buenos Aires.

7. He is known for leading a simple life, eschewing a mansion to live in a Spartan apartment.

8. He rode mass transit in Argentina, and chose to take a minivan with the other cardinals after he was elected pope rather than ride in a special sedan.

9. He cooks his own meals.

10. In his youth, he enjoyed dancing the tango with a girlfriend before discovering a "religious vocation."

11. He trained as a chemist.

12. He is one of five children and his parents were from Italy.

13. He has been criticized for not speaking out against Argentina's military dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s.

14. He slammed other Latin American priests who objected to the baptizing of children born out of wedlock.

15. He was critical of Argentina's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, calling it "a destructive attack on God's plan." He also opposes gay people's adopting children.

16. In 2001, he washed the feet of 12 patients with AIDS at an Argentine hospice.

17. He speaks four languages: English, Spanish, Italian and German.

18. He had a lung removed as a teenager, after an infection.

19. He is rumored to have been the runner-up in 2005, losing that papal election to Benedict XVI.

20. After being elected pope, he remained standing on the same level as the cardinal-electors rather than sitting in a throne.

FAVORITE FOODS: Francis adores mate, the typical Argentine tea, and readily sips from mate gourds handed up to him from fans. He prefers meat over fish and has a sweet-tooth: Friends from home bring him alfajores, the Argentine cookies filled with dulce de leche and covered in chocolate. But visitors to the Santa Marta dining room say he's not a finicky eater and consumes pretty much anything he is served. He has said he misses going out for pizza and recalls fondly getting pizzas after watching San Lorenzo games at Buenos Aires' "Gasometro" stadium en famille.

Source: ABC News

 

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World Food Day - we care about hunger

World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.

At Urban Eatery we have partnered with World Vision Kenya to help with the fight against hunger. For this week, when you visit us at Urban Eatery, we will be inviting you to 'buy another meal' alongside the one you are having. The money that would have bought that meal will instead go straight to World Vision and support the campaign to end hunger.

Because the right to food is a basic human right.  In a world of plenty, 805 million people, one in nine worldwide, live with chronic hunger. The costs of hunger and malnutrition fall heavily on the most vulnerable.

  • 60% of the hungry in the world are women.
  • Almost 5 million children under the age of 5 die of malnutrition-related causes every year.
  • 4 in 10 children in poor countries are malnourished damaging their bodies and brains.

Every human being has a fundamental right to be free from hunger and the right to adequate food. The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child has the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement.

Click here for more information.

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We're loving the Obama effect

It's exciting enough that we have POTUS coming to Kenya, but Obamania here reaches far further: he's a son of Kenya and we're welcoming him home! That means we are beautifying the city to such an extent that the 2030 plan can probably be re-written once he's gone. Nairobi is looking amazing, and it's great to see that when we need things done in a hurry, we can get things done in a hurry.

We'd love to welcome Obama to Urban Eatery and serve up some of his favourites - rumoured to be broccoli (we're not sure about it as a main course, Mr President, but as a side Kenyan grown broccoli is truly scrumptious), pizza (yes, we can definitely do that) and the occasional burger. But aside from those things, we believe travel is about discovery, and on this occasion we'd like you to experiment with the fiery cuisine of Southern India, or the delicate flavours of Asia, perhaps the icy sweetness of a Yog or an array of Lebanese or Mexican treats. Perhaps it would be the cocktail of the day, after a long stint of meetings (we can't complain of traffic because there won't be any!). We've got a lot to offer you Mr President, and aside from Kenyan coffee or tea, there is so much more.

Enjoy the stay and if you need a break, please feel welcome at Urban Eatery where we're on standby for your order.

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