Apart from our Fethiye Must-Sees tab that you can see at the top of each page on our blog, one of our other intentions has always been to have an 'Eating & Drinking' tab...but the more we think about it, the more difficult it seems. People enjoy different eating and drinking experiences and our perfect dining out experience might be someone else's worst nightmare. But in the end, it's got to be a 'Barry n Julia's list' of where we eat and drink. After all, it's a blog about our life in Fethiye and Turkey.
There are also many different eating experiences available to you in Fethiye. For instance, there are ocakbaşı restaurants. Ocakbaşı restaurants specialise in grills and kebabs cooked on what is basically a huge barbecue. There are cafes, lokantas, pide salons, kebab places, tost kiosks, posh restaurants, places by the sea, places on the sea, seafood restaurants, places on roof terraces, places tucked away in side streets. We're thinking we're going to have to separate places by category.
Balık Ekmek eaten ON the seaOkay, we might be making this a tad more difficult than it needs to be, but you can see the problem. Then there's the issue of, do we keep it just Fethiye or do we include immediate surroundings such as Kayaköy, Ölü Deniz and Çalış? It's a can of worms and we are keeping the lid firmly closed at the moment.
The good thing about blogs is they are easy to update and change. This will come in very useful for the (future) 'Eating and Drinking in Fethiye' tab. This being Fethiye, restaurants are opening and closing all the time or changing their chef or menu. At least we'll be able to add / remove places as and when. It's going to be a fluid page I suspect.
We'll hopefully get round to our 'sit-down' this week sometime and then we can get the list done - whichever form it may take - and add the new tab to the top of the page. Watch this space.
Update 17/08/10 - Well, we finally got round to our Fethiye Eating & Drinking page! You should now be able to see the tab at the top of the page - or just click here