Ramona Gilmore, the darling oysters bar and the beloved darling oysters bar, are the two things that make up this lovely little corner of Israel’s capital.
But you don’t have to be an Israeli to love them.
It’s just a matter of choosing.
A bar that is, to put it mildly, well-loved by locals, is a great place to spend a lovely afternoon in the heart of Tel Aviv.
It also happens to be the place to go if you want to indulge in a romantic dinner, and the perfect place to find a date.
And yes, it’s still a bar, albeit a bit more refined, than the old one that occupied the space.
Ramona’s been known to dine in the old building for decades, and she has fond memories of the days when the restaurant was called the “darla” (darla is Hebrew for sweet).
“The original owner was a nice lady, but it’s also known that the place was a place for old ladies, and that it was the place where they had the best oysters,” she told Haaretz.
“She used to invite all of us who came from the city and we used to come to her for oysters.”
That place is now a restaurant, which is exactly what she wants.
“I would like to open a bar that can be a place of relaxation for people who come here, but I want to have it in the same place where the old place used to be.”
Ramona, who grew up in Tel Aviv, remembers a time when she and her family would frequent the old bar.
“When I was younger, I used to go to the old Darla restaurant every time I wanted to relax in the city.
I loved it. “
This was before internet, but the old owners would come and take us home, and I used this as a place where I would relax.
I took a shower, I put on a wig and I was ready to go, but when I got to the front door of the old restaurant, there was no one there. “
One day, I was at a meeting in the middle of the night, and we decided to go home.
I took a shower, I put on a wig and I was ready to go, but when I got to the front door of the old restaurant, there was no one there.
I called the owner and asked her, ‘Who is that?’
I never saw her again. “
It was just like I never left the house.
I knew that this place had been closed for years, but then, one day, the owner came to me and said, ‘Ramona, there’s a man waiting for you in the kitchen, he’s a customer who loves your oysters.’ “
So I was totally shocked.
I couldn’t believe it. “
I was completely speechless.
I couldn’t believe it.
It was a miracle, that the old lady would actually open a new restaurant, because it meant I would finally be able to visit the place.”
Ramna is no stranger to change, having gone through many transformations in her life.
She grew up as a very quiet girl who rarely spoke, but was a social butterfly.
She has a brother, Michael, who is now an actor.
She also has two sisters, Leah and Sara, and a brother named Sam.
“There’s a certain part of me that has always felt that my life has been very hard,” she said.
“My brother is a soldier.
He went to Iraq, and after that, he was in a coma.
It wasn’t until I got married that I got the chance to be in touch with him again.
It has been a long journey, but he’s the person who has helped me get to where I am now.
I’m very grateful for his kindness, for his support.
I still love him.”
But it’s all about the oysters, Ramona said.
The old Darlascue was famous for its oysters.
“It used to have a lot of good oysters for us to eat.
We’d take them home and eat them and have a meal.
But they would never grow old, and it was hard to find fresh ones.
So, I thought, ‘If I just want to eat oysters and not worry about whether I’ll ever be able go to university, then why not open a restaurant that can satisfy my needs?'”
Ramona decided to open the new restaurant after seeing the old establishment on the tourist map.
“At first I just wanted to eat in the restaurant.
I was a very shy girl, and when I heard that it’s a restaurant and it has oysters to eat, I didn’t want to wait for the next person to come,” she explained.
“Then I remembered I wanted oysters too, so I started looking