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6 great things to do in Riyadh over the weekend: January 13 to 15



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From dinner with live entertainment to family-fun activities…

Looking for some activities to fill your weekend? We’ve got you covered. Riyadh’s social calendar is packed with things to do, from festivals to a Mediterranean feast and a DJ performing at one of the best restaurants in the city. Here is our pick of six great things to do in Riyadh this weekend.

Thursday January 13

1. Drift away at Autoville Riyadh

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Great ‘new’ restaurants and bars to take your out-of-town friends who haven’t been to Philly for a while

Out-of-towners traditionally flock into Philadelphia for Thanksgiving weekend, packing the bars and restaurants to catch up with friends and escape parents.

Last year’s homecomings were curtailed by the pandemic (this was pre-vaccinations, after all). This week will see thousands of visitors who may not have set foot in Philadelphia since Thanksgiving 2019.

The nightlife landscape has largely changed in the last two years, as you might expect. Some popular hangouts — Boot & Saddle, St. Stephen’s Green, Farmicia, The Bards, both locations of the Irish Pub, Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Manny Brown’s, Toll

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These 2 Bellevue neighborhoods are packed with great Asian food options. Here are 3 great places to try

Downtown Bellevue is packed with great Asian restaurants, with famous international chains like Haidilao, Din Tai Fung and The Dolar Shop set amid high-rise office buildings and apartments. But about 3 ½ miles east is another worthy Asian food destination: the Crossroads and Highlands neighborhoods.

The restaurants in this area of town aren’t as glitzy as those downtown, but the food is excellent, with strip malls offering fantastic Yunnan-style rice noodles, hot pot, thali platters and more. 

The heart of this Asian food mecca is probably the Bellevue Marketplace shopping center, which hosts 13 Asian restaurants, a location of

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San Jose Is the Bay Area’s Great Immigrant Food City

And because of the geographic proximity of these neighborhoods, all these immigrant kids wound up going to school together and learning about each other’s foods instead of staying cloistered in their own enclaves. 

Thien Pham, a high school teacher and comics artist, was a kid when he arrived in the city in 1980, as part of the large wave of Vietnamese refugees who made their home in San Jose around that time—attracted, Pham says, by the weather and the prospect of good, dignified jobs in the burgeoning tech and electronics industries. 

What he remembers is how enmeshed the different

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