The Draft House; Draft Beer and Good Food at the Airport in Dubai

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 20, 2019

American

The Draft House; Draft Beer and Good Food at the Airport in Dubai

Last year on my way back to Lebanon, I stopped by "The Draft House" for a beer. I loved the food, the vibes, and selection of draft beers and remember to have been amazed by the restaurant that…

May 20, 2019 | Recommended | Dubai

The Hard Rock Cafe Dubai: Impressive Decor and Good Food

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 15, 2019

American

The Hard Rock Cafe Dubai: Impressive Decor and Good Food

I’ve been a fan of the "Hard Rock Cafe" chain for as long as I remember. Two restaurants in Beirut, -which unfortunately closed- and many others around the world that I make a point to visit in…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Dubai

Last Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; Closing on April 30th (Restaurant Closed)

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 17, 2019

American

Last Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; Closing on April 30th (Restaurant Closed)

When I heard that “The Cheesecake Factory” of Beirut will be closing down at the end of April, it was a must to pass by for the last time. My last lunch, sitting by the glass facade.…

April 17, 2019 | Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun

KOD Copenhagen: Dining in the Dark A Very Good Meat

American | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

American

KOD Copenhagen: Dining in the Dark A Very Good Meat

One of the best steakhouses in town is called KOD; found on google maps and trip advisor, I was excited to have a decent piece of meat with some good fries! I’ve had enough of complicated…

February 24, 2019 | Grill&BBQ | Copenhagen

Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen: A Restaurant to Avoid

American | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

American

Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen: A Restaurant to Avoid

I’ve been a fan of the Hard Rock Cafe for as long as I remember. Two restaurants in Beirut which unfortunately closed but many around the world that I make a point to visit in every new…

February 24, 2019 | Restaurants | Copenhagen

Sandwiched: Is This Food for Real?! Amazing to Say the Least

American | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 22, 2019

American

Sandwiched: Is This Food for Real?! Amazing to Say the Least

Fourth visit and my mouth still waters every time I think of coming here! Sandwiched located on Jal el Dib’s internal road, Gemmayze and Jounieh’s old souk serves one of the…

February 22, 2019 | Burgers | Antelias

Brgr.Co: Downtown Beirut Favorite Lunch Escape

American | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 06, 2019

American

Brgr.Co: Downtown Beirut Favorite Lunch Escape

I have been here, done that and wrote several reviews... Coming to Brgr.Co as many times as I can a year has become a pleasant habit. Every time I go I enjoy their full-bodied burger as well as some…

February 06, 2019 | Burgers | Beirut Central District

Five Guys: I Love this Burger

American | Paris France Europe

France

January 31, 2019

American

Five Guys: I Love this Burger

I’ve called it my favorite fast food burger, I’ve tried it in every city I’ve visited and today am enjoying this American burger in the heart of Paris. Five Guys is an icon of…

January 31, 2019 | Burgers | Paris

Lord of the Wings: Proudly Lebanese, International Diner from Lebanon to the World

American | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 21, 2019

American

Lord of the Wings: Proudly Lebanese, International Diner from Lebanon to the World

When all diners disappeared from our country, one grabbed that opportunity, taking almost all the market share and spreading Lebanese know-how to all continents. "Lord of the Wings" started as a…

January 21, 2019 | Burgers | Metn

Turtle Bay: Enjoy a Caribbean Experience in Dresden

American | Germany Europe

Europe

January 20, 2019

American

Turtle Bay: Enjoy a Caribbean Experience in Dresden

This year, I’m spending my new year’s ever unconventionally. I was in Prague, didn’t like the crowd and chaos of tourists filling the streets of the Czech capital, so I found a car…

January 20, 2019 | International Cuisine | Germany

TGI Fridays: Fast Food Souvenirs in Prague

American | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

January 20, 2019

American

TGI Fridays: Fast Food Souvenirs in Prague

When I first visited Prague in 2010, TGI became a favorite for its “Jack Daniels special sauce.” Back then, I remember dining at least two times and having the same item again and again;…

January 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Prague

New York City Pizzeria: Authentic and Handcrafted from the States to Jounieh

American | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

January 13, 2019

American

New York City Pizzeria: Authentic and Handcrafted from the States to Jounieh

On the seaside road of Jounieh, there’s a new pizza place. Much more than a pizzeria, NYC pizzeria is the restaurant of Elie and his father who have come back from Houston to Lebanon, bringing…

January 13, 2019 | Pizza | Jounieh

Juicy Grill: A Franchise from Athens to Beirut

American | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

December 31, 2018

American

Juicy Grill: A Franchise from Athens to Beirut

With a restaurant in Athens and now another in Jounieh, Juicy Grill is a franchise claiming to have the best burger in town; so let’s try the food! Facing college central in Jounieh’s old…

December 31, 2018 | Burgers | Jounieh

East Village Badaro: Where Food is Outstanding, A Memorable Experience

American | Badaro Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 11, 2018

American

East Village Badaro: Where Food is Outstanding, A Memorable Experience

For a late lunch or let’s say an early dinner in Beirut I chose East Village who turned out to open from noon to midnight. Known to have one of the country’s best, East Village promises a…

December 11, 2018 | International Cuisine | Badaro

Lunch with my Kids at Crepaway

American | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 29, 2018

American

Lunch with my Kids at Crepaway

Taking out my kids to a new restaurant at least once a week, diversifying is key! For them to be introduced to all cuisines of the world. Burgers, fries and casual comfort food, the choice would…

November 29, 2018 | International Cuisine | Metn

Chili’s Diner Beirut: I Love it Here! The Vibes, The Service and The Food

American | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 24, 2018

American

Chili’s Diner Beirut: I Love it Here! The Vibes, The Service and The Food

I’m a fan or is it the nostalgia, Chili’s makes me happy... open for as long as I remember, Chili’s is today the only American diner of the kind available in Lebanon after the…

November 24, 2018 | Grill&BBQ | Achrafieh

Fifties’ Diner: American Style Restaurant in Tripoli 

American | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

November 04, 2018

American

Fifties’ Diner: American Style Restaurant in Tripoli 

Fifties’ is your traditional American diner in the heart of Tripoli. I’ve been here in 2014 and now back, to check on the updates. The place feels like the diners of USA Route 66.…

November 04, 2018 | Burgers | Tripoli

Denny’s: A Loaded American Breakfast

American | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 23, 2018

American

Denny’s: A Loaded American Breakfast

The only restaurant open at 5 am in San Francisco, I stopped at Denny’s for breakfast. Not too clean but the food is good. A loaded egg and ham sandwich, fluffy pancakes and good American…

October 23, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco

Chili’s at The Airport in Las Vegas Serves Tasty American Food

American | Las Vegas USA Americas

USA

October 08, 2018

American

Chili’s at The Airport in Las Vegas Serves Tasty American Food

Other than being at the airport with hundreds of passengers visiting by the hour though making it unwelcoming, Chili’s is your only enjoyable dining experience at Las Vegas airport. I’m a…

October 08, 2018 | American | Las Vegas

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant Las Vegas

American | Las Vegas USA Americas

USA

September 30, 2018

American

Coco’s Bakery Restaurant Las Vegas

After having a very bad breakfast at Johnny Rockets, I walked a hundred meters from the hotel where a typical American diner opens al day long. Coco’s serves breakfast lunch and dinner.…

September 30, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Las Vegas

Breakfast at Johnny Rockets Las Vegas

American | Las Vegas USA Americas

USA

September 30, 2018

American

Breakfast at Johnny Rockets Las Vegas

Waking up at three in the morning with a jet lag and a kicking hunger, Johnny Rockets was the only available choice at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day,…

September 30, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Las Vegas

Five Guys: I’m a Fan... Enjoying My Favorite Burger in Madrid

American | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 19, 2018

American

Five Guys: I’m a Fan... Enjoying My Favorite Burger in Madrid

It has become a tradition, a challenge or probably a need to try Five Guys in all the countries I visit. London, Paris, Dubai, Oman, New York, Paris and now Madrid. This burger is so finger-licking…

September 19, 2018 | Burgers | Madrid

VIPS: Commercial Diner Food Experience in Madrid

American | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 17, 2018

American

VIPS: Commercial Diner Food Experience in Madrid

With a red logo looking like a bank and a decor that feels cold like a real estate company, VIPS is an American diner, open all day long until the late hours of the night. It’s a blend of Mc.…

September 17, 2018 | Burgers | Madrid

Skylark: A Diner in Vestal New York Since 1956

American | New York USA Americas

USA

August 19, 2018

American

Skylark: A Diner in Vestal New York Since 1956

Looking like any other American diner, I reached Skylark at 10 am. My first breakfast not being up to standard, I was craving some good food. An hour drive from Watkins Glen, this all city seems to…

August 19, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | New York

Brunch at The Aurora Inn, Upstate New York

American | New York USA Americas

USA

August 12, 2018

American

Brunch at The Aurora Inn, Upstate New York

Every Sunday, brunch is served until 2 pm at this iconic mansion located on the Cayuga Lake. Soothing music, beautiful weather, refreshing drinks and smiling staff. Enjoying the positive vibes, great…

August 12, 2018 | French | New York

Deerhead Lakeside on the Cayuga: American Diner in Upstate New York

American | New York USA Americas

USA

August 12, 2018

American

Deerhead Lakeside on the Cayuga: American Diner in Upstate New York

In the middle of nowhere, facing the lakes, Deerhead is a local diner open for lunch every day of the week. On a calm Sunday afternoon, I stopped for lunch. Not too clean, not too vibrant and deco…

August 12, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

The Village Diner in the Middle of Nowhere in Johnson City, New York

American | New York USA Americas

USA

August 05, 2018

American

The Village Diner in the Middle of Nowhere in Johnson City, New York

In the middle of nowhere, in the heart of a village called Johnson, the village diner is a house occupying the corner of a street. It’s where radio plays in the background, where the clientele…

August 05, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | New York

Roadster Diner: Lunch in Jal El Dib

American | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 14, 2018

American

Roadster Diner: Lunch in Jal El Dib

The same old nostalgic decor, the same arrogant waiters, the same complicated food... I felt transported fifteen years back to when Roadster was the only trendy diner in town. I had a burger, a…

July 14, 2018 | International Cuisine | Metn

Prime Grill Dubai: The Tomahawk Ribeye and the Brownie Sundae

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

July 13, 2018

American

Prime Grill Dubai: The Tomahawk Ribeye and the Brownie Sundae

Prime Grill, the newest restaurant to open in Dubai is located at the Galleria Mall. It’s new; it’s fresh, it’s trendy and sexy; the meat restaurant has it all. From a state of…

July 13, 2018 | Grill&BBQ | Dubai

IHOP New York: The Come Back! Outstanding Chocolate Pancakes

American | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

American

IHOP New York: The Come Back! Outstanding Chocolate Pancakes

Breakfast in New York, IHOP is a renowned destination made famous by the American movies. From an old and dirty place to a colorful and bright ambiance, IHOP made a clear comeback I was not…

June 12, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | New York

Applebee’s Diner at the Woodbury Outlet New York

American | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

American

Applebee’s Diner at the Woodbury Outlet New York

When you spend the day walking in the sun, enjoying light and fresh vibes, arrive at Applebee’s for a dark and dimmed ambiance you really don’t want to experience. I’m not sure…

June 12, 2018 | Burgers | New York

Enjoy Exceptional Bagels at Gramercy in New York

American | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

American

Enjoy Exceptional Bagels at Gramercy in New York

Imagine big sized bagels, boiled and baked to chew in a pleasant way, generously stuffed with good quality ingredients and served very hot. Showing on google maps as one of the few or the only…

June 12, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

PJ Clarke’s: Relive History at a Restaurant in New York Where Food is Outstanding

American | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

American

PJ Clarke’s: Relive History at a Restaurant in New York Where Food is Outstanding

They say that you can’t visit New York and not experience the authenticity and history at “PJ Clarke’s”. A restaurant from the last century, the place still feels and looks…

June 12, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Lebanon’s All-Time Favorite: The Famous Spiel Mozzarella Burger

American | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

June 08, 2018

American

Lebanon’s All-Time Favorite: The Famous Spiel Mozzarella Burger

Crepaway's Spiel Mozzarella Burger: (The legendary all-star burger! Spiel burger with a thick chunk of deep-fried mozzarella for extra measure) It’s excellent, simply excellent, one of the…

June 08, 2018 | Burgers | Lebanon

Big Daddy’s Diner Opens in Mtayleb (Restaurant Closed)

American | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 03, 2018

American

Big Daddy’s Diner Opens in Mtayleb (Restaurant Closed)

American all the way; American diner-inspired decor, Route 66 themed decorative items, white tiles, drinks and coffee stations, a bar and neon lights. Big Daddy’s, the latest restaurant to open…

June 03, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Metn

Raising Cane's: I love This Chicken!

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 13, 2018

American

Raising Cane's: I love This Chicken!

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (commonly known as Cane’s) is a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in chicken fingers, that was founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by Todd Graves and Craig…

May 13, 2018 | Shopping Mall | Beirut

IHOP: The Famous American Diner Lands in Beirut. Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes and More

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 01, 2018

American

IHOP: The Famous American Diner Lands in Beirut. Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes and More

I was first introduced to IHOP, last year, during my annual trip to New York. American style, the diner serves a hearty breakfast as you see it in American movies. I remember it to be tasty but…

May 01, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut

Popeye’s; The Famous Chicken Franchise, Now Open in Saida

American | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

April 27, 2018

American

Popeye’s; The Famous Chicken Franchise, Now Open in Saida

Known to be the second biggest chicken franchise in the world, Popeye’s, coming straight from the states, has opened its first branch in Lebanon. Choosing Saida for their start, the chicken…

April 27, 2018 | Restaurants | Saida

5 Napkins Burger New Year: Great Vibes, Deceiving Food

American | New York USA Americas

USA

April 05, 2018

American

5 Napkins Burger New Year: Great Vibes, Deceiving Food

It’s been the time that I try 5 Napkins Burger; to tell you the truth, I’ve passed in front of Theo place endless times but never felt it. The name and red curtains don’t inspire…

April 05, 2018 | Burgers | New York

Gotham West Market: A Food Haven in New York City

American | New York USA Americas

USA

April 01, 2018

American

Gotham West Market: A Food Haven in New York City

A permanent street food market welcomes you in a vast space where several restaurants occupy each a corner. I loved the vibes, the road signs, the fun advertising and the rich smell of food being…

April 01, 2018 | International Cuisine | New York

Katz: The Place of Dream Sandwiches

American | New York USA Americas

USA

March 21, 2018

American

Katz: The Place of Dream Sandwiches

It’s called Katz, and it sells one of the world’s tastiest sandwiches. I’ve been here three or four times already enjoying their thick, super loaded juicy sandwiches prepared in…

March 21, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Breakfast at Serendipity 3, Dubai Festival City (Restaurant Closed)

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 20, 2018

American

Breakfast at Serendipity 3, Dubai Festival City (Restaurant Closed)

It’s the place everyone talks about in New York, the restaurant that takes you on a journey to Alice’s imaginary wonderland. An impressive decor, bright colors and creative designs, a…

March 20, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Dubai

Edenberg: One Hell of a Burger up in Zgharta, a Beautiful Diner

American | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 22, 2018

American

Edenberg: One Hell of a Burger up in Zgharta, a Beautiful Diner

When you reach the sign “I love Zgharta,” it’s where “Edenberg” is. “Eden” for Ehden, the village and “Berg” for burger. Edenberg is one of the…

February 22, 2018 | Burgers | North Lebanon

Burger Bros. Is Now Open in Kaslik

American | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

February 18, 2018

American

Burger Bros. Is Now Open in Kaslik

After the huge success of Burger Bros. in Jbeil, the family affair opened its first shop outside the family hometown. Burgers are what they do in a fresh and funky atmosphere decorated in three…

February 18, 2018 | Burgers | Jounieh

Raising Cane’s: Finally a Real Fried Chicken Experience in Lebanon!

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 07, 2018

American

Raising Cane’s: Finally a Real Fried Chicken Experience in Lebanon!

I don’t know the brand, but all I can tell you that it feels like the only real American fast food experience in Lebanon! “Raising Cane’s” takes you on a trip to the United…

January 07, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

Gate 1 Diner, Achrafieh; A Homey Burger, Amazing French Fries (Restaurant Closed)

American | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 30, 2017

American

Gate 1 Diner, Achrafieh; A Homey Burger, Amazing French Fries (Restaurant Closed)

Located on Achrafieh’s central roundabout, Sassine square, "Gate1" is a quick Lebanese diner proposing a selection of sandwiches, platters, and burgers. The place is small, hosts an open…

December 30, 2017 | Burgers | Achrafieh

Tiger’s: A Lebanese Diner for All Ages

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 30, 2017

American

Tiger’s: A Lebanese Diner for All Ages

Two visits in less than a week and be sure I’ll visit again sooner than you think. I loved it here from the minute I walked in, discovered the vibes, the simplicity of architecture, the…

December 30, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut

The Draft House: Beer and Good Food at the Airport in Dubai

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

December 20, 2017

American

The Draft House: Beer and Good Food at the Airport in Dubai

The Draft House is a friendly and fun vintage-inspired, collegiate sports-themed bar. Whether travelers are avid sports fans or just looking for a home-like atmosphere to unwind in before their…

December 20, 2017 | Airports | Dubai

Bareburger New York: Barely Edible Diner Food

American | New York USA Americas

USA

November 22, 2017

American

Bareburger New York: Barely Edible Diner Food

I’m happy that I finally made it to Bareburger and I'm even more excited to try the impossible burger; yes, the impossible burger, a burger that feels, looks and tastes like meat but…

November 22, 2017 | Burgers | New York

Five Guys, Paris Champs Elysées: I Love it Here

American | Paris France Europe

France

November 15, 2017

American

Five Guys, Paris Champs Elysées: I Love it Here

I’ve called it my favorite fast food burger, I’ve tried it in every city I’ve visited and today am enjoying this American burger in the heart of Paris. Probably one of the most…

November 15, 2017 | Burgers | Paris

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