Culinary Backstreets: Istanbul

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The intrepid expats behind the blog Istanbul Eats have gone mobile with the Culinary Backstreets: Istanbul iPhone app, a guide to more than 120 of Istanbul's best restaurants, bakeries, kebab stands, and more. We use it to find the city's most exemplary delicacies, from savory imam bayildi (stuffed eggplant) to honey-soaked sweets. With smart search functions, integrated maps, and vivid photos—all accessible even when your phone is off-line—it's the ideal portable portal to one of our all-time favorite food cities.

Culinary Backstreets: Istanbul iPhone app, $4.99 at itunes.apple.com