Say hello to Jerusalem-based Chef Uri Nevon, standing outside an open-air section of the Machane Yehuda Market he called the Iraqi quarter, where an older generation of men plays backgammon. "This is their gathering place," Uri says. "Unfortunately, the younger generation doesn't do this, so take a picture. You may not be able to capture this scene for much longer."
I did as Uri said. I took a picture.
I'll share a few more portraits from this spot at a later time.
Stroll to Uri's restaurant, Machneyuda, named after the market of the same name, footsteps away. He buys his products there, so he and his partners honored the market by naming their restaurant after it.
We started off with flatbread pizzas.