Kasımpaşada Reis heyecanı: Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğanın çocukluk ve gençlik dönemlerinin anlatıldığı sinema filmi Reisin başrol oyuncusu Reha Beyoğlu Kasımpaşayı ziyaret etti. Erdoğanın Mumhane Sokaktaki 34 yıllık komşularına konuk oldu.
What it is: Crispy on top and gooey in the middle, the many phyllo layers are separated by chopped nuts and layers of syrup or honey. Where to get it: The family-owned landmark Karakoy Gulluoglu, which serves 3,000 to 4,000 people on an average Saturday, emphasizes the freshness of their ingredients: all-natural milk, butter, pistachios, and walnuts (Mumhane Street No. 171, Karakoy, Istanbul; 90-212-249-9680).
There are some restaurants you go to and think: If I were a local, I’d be eating here every week. Naif, with its sweet staff and simple menu of well-done basics (lamb cutlet; sorrel salad; eggplant ravioli), is one of those restaurants. Grab a seat outside for some of the best people-watching in Karakoy and order the house rosé. Just skip the terrifically expensive cocktails, which can run up to $40 a glass. (Mumhane Caddesi No. 52; 0212 251 53 35)