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

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

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

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

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

In-N-Out Burger: I Still an Not a Fan

Burgers | Las Vegas USA Americas

USA

September 30, 2018

Burgers

In-N-Out Burger: I Still an Not a Fan

Hundreds of customers standing in line, a place loaded with people, thirty employees or more preparing burgers in the open kitchen, In-N-Out is still California’s most famous burger place...…

September 30, 2018 | Restaurants | 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

Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season

Events | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 22, 2018

Events

Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season

Eat, Meet, Greet and Treat yourself to the very best culinary experiences Lebanon has to offer! At Souk el Akel you'll find edible delights to suit all tastes and desires! "Souk el Akel" an…

July 22, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

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

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

Five Guys Muscat, Oman: I Love The Concept, Decor and Burger!

Burgers | Oman GCC Middle East

GCC

May 13, 2018

Burgers

Five Guys Muscat, Oman: I Love The Concept, Decor and Burger!

Five Guys is a family business started by the Murrell family and, as the name suggests, includes five sons, the “five guys.” With its first opening 30 years ago near Washington DC, Five…

May 13, 2018 | Recommended | Oman

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

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

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

Ma-Ma’s Pizza Parlor: A Pizza with Positive Vibes

American | CatSkills New York USA Americas

New York

November 01, 2017

American

Ma-Ma’s Pizza Parlor: A Pizza with Positive Vibes

With a 4.7 score on Google Maps, I couldn’t but give this place a try. A village pizzeria, more of an American diner with an open kitchen and a family working behind the bar. More than just a…

November 01, 2017 | Pizza | CatSkills

Meats & Bread: Hardcore Barbecue in Beirut...

American | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 22, 2017

American

Meats & Bread: Hardcore Barbecue in Beirut...

Very unconventional on all fronts, Meats & Bread is my kind of diner, my kind of food...I came here for the opening and am back to taste more of Riad's unique creations... Found on…

August 22, 2017 | Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Hard Rock Cafe Roma: A Famous Spot in the City

American | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 16, 2017

American

Hard Rock Cafe Roma: A Famous Spot in the City

I have a ritual of visiting the Hard Rock Cafe wherever I travel so I know to expect them to be busy. But the one in Roma is so famous that there's a 20 minute wait to be seated. It's 4 in the…

August 16, 2017 | Burgers | Rome

Mano Burger: Not Worth the Hype!

Burgers | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 17, 2017

Burgers

Mano Burger: Not Worth the Hype!

Burgers have a new address: 'Mano' in Bourj Hammoud. Mano, the famous Soujok eatery, has opened a new burger place which has been rocking the advertising scene as well as social media platforms. So,…

March 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

Burger Bros: I Love it More Every Time

Burgers | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 14, 2017

Burgers

Burger Bros: I Love it More Every Time

I love it. I really love it. Burger Bros in Jbeil serves the best burgers and not only that the owner of the place, Mazen, doesn't stop impressing me with his positive attitude and creative…

February 14, 2017 | Recommended | Jbeil

Mouyah: Tasty Burgers and Fresh Fries

Burgers | USA Americas

Americas

February 03, 2017

Burgers

Mouyah: Tasty Burgers and Fresh Fries

Mooyah is a diner that sells burgers and hot dogs in California. A franchise across the city, Mooyah provides positive vibes, loud fun music, fresh colors, cool air, a clean open kitchen and…

February 03, 2017 | USA

Clinton St. Bakery New York: My Heaven, My Place!

American | New York USA Americas

USA

January 27, 2017

American

Clinton St. Bakery New York: My Heaven, My Place!

After the big disappointment of Financier, I had to have a good breakfast! They say Clinton St. Bakery is one of the best. The place was opened in 2001 by owners who had the dream of creating the…

January 27, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | New York

Bill's Bar and Burger: Deceptive Diner Food!

American | New York USA Americas

USA

January 27, 2017

American

Bill's Bar and Burger: Deceptive Diner Food!

Looking online for a good burger around the Financial District, I was led to Bill's Bar and Burger. Despite the average breakfast I had two days ago, I decided to come back and try their burgers.…

January 27, 2017 | Burgers | New York

Smash Burger: Dry and Greasy Burgers

Burgers | New York USA Americas

USA

January 18, 2017

Burgers

Smash Burger: Dry and Greasy Burgers

They say you can't come to the United States and not eat a burger! I have been here for a week and haven't had a burger yet... so "Smash" is where I'm having lunch next, a place recommended by…

January 18, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Burger Bros: Your Burger Joint in Jbeil!

Burgers | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 15, 2016

Burgers

Burger Bros: Your Burger Joint in Jbeil!

Some things in life are worth driving a distance for... One such thing being Burger Bros in Jbeil. The minute I stepped into the place I felt good. The energy is amazing, the colors are appealing,…

December 15, 2016 | Recommended | Jbeil

Don Baker: The 60 Centimeter Pizza!

Pizza | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 13, 2016

Pizza

Don Baker: The 60 Centimeter Pizza!

Last week a new pizzeria opened in Metn that claims to have Lebanon's biggest Pizza, the 60 centimeter. Although I know off Charbel in Hasroun who serves a 70 centimeter pizza… In any case I…

November 13, 2016 | Reviews | Metn

Applebee's: A Worldwide Positive Change Starts in Dubai

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

October 18, 2016

American

Applebee's: A Worldwide Positive Change Starts in Dubai

What I remember about Applebee's is nothing positive. The one in Lebanon has even closed down a while back. All I can remember about Applebee’s in Lebanon was their commercial menu, their low…

October 18, 2016 | Burgers | Dubai

Ghirardelli: The Destination for Chocolate Fudge and Whipped Cream

Chocolate | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 06, 2016

Chocolate

Ghirardelli: The Destination for Chocolate Fudge and Whipped Cream

One can't come to San Francisco and not visit the home of Ghirardelli, one of the world's famous chocolate manufacturers. In the heart of California on the San Francisco Bay facing Alcatraz is…

October 06, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | San Francisco

Katz's: New York's Memorable Sandwich!

Recommended | New York USA Americas

USA

August 28, 2016

Recommended

Katz's: New York's Memorable Sandwich!

They say it's a life changer, an experience not to be missed, a journey one should take, that you have to eat a Katz's pastrami sandwich at least once in your life and make sure you do it at an early…

August 28, 2016 | Restaurants | New York

Burger&Lobster New York: Order the Three Items

Burgers | New York USA Americas

USA

July 27, 2016

Burgers

Burger&Lobster New York: Order the Three Items

I have a list of 70 food concepts I would like to try in New York. I try to cover a few of them each time I am there. One such concept is Burger&Lobster. I've been to the one in London and…

July 27, 2016 | Fish & Seafood | New York

Lebanon's Street Food Market: 16 Favorite Eats!

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

May 22, 2016

Popular

Lebanon's Street Food Market: 16 Favorite Eats!

Time passes so quickly that I almost forgot about officially launching 'Lebanon's Street Food Market' on the streets of Downtown last year. Souk el Akel has come a long way, with events happening…

May 22, 2016 | Souk el Akel | Lebanon

Papacho's: A Local Burger, Bad Service

Burgers | Peru Americas

Americas

May 18, 2016

Burgers

Papacho's: A Local Burger, Bad Service

Papacho seems to be the burger place to try while in Lima. At 1:30pm the two floor restaurant was full. It's a lively place where people shout, laugh and eat while enjoying their time. There's a…

May 18, 2016 | Restaurants | Peru

Chili's Diner Nile City, Cairo

American | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

May 03, 2016

American

Chili's Diner Nile City, Cairo

I was in Cairo for a short time and only had the chance to have one proper meal. Touring around with our hosts they recommended Chili's on Nike City, a floating restaurant boat on the Nile. Looking…

May 03, 2016 | Burgers | Egypt

Big Fernand: Where Burger is King!

Burgers | Paris France Europe

France

March 26, 2016

Burgers

Big Fernand: Where Burger is King!

This is without any doubt the best burger place in Paris. I've been here three times already and every time I leave happy. At Big Fernand customer is king. It’s a place where the staff…

March 26, 2016 | Recommended | Paris

Chez Le Libanais: Proudly Lebanese and Tasty, in the Heart of Paris!

Manakish | Paris France Europe

France

March 26, 2016

Manakish

Chez Le Libanais: Proudly Lebanese and Tasty, in the Heart of Paris!

Nine years, nine long years here in Paris, Chez Le Libanais, is a small shop that serves the best wraps. I came across it by accident on Foursquare while looking for the best wraps in Paris. Walk in…

March 26, 2016 | Popular | Paris

Tony Roma's: An Enjoyable Diner in Dubai

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

February 25, 2016

American

Tony Roma's: An Enjoyable Diner in Dubai

Tony Roma is a casual dining family restaurant with many branches around the world. More than 150 locations serving famous BBQ ribs, burgers and many American favorites. It's seafood, ribs and…

February 25, 2016 | Restaurants | Dubai

A Must Try: Hasroun's Huge Pizza

Pizza | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 23, 2016

Pizza

A Must Try: Hasroun's Huge Pizza

It's Charbel, third time in Hasroun for this huge Pizza one should have at least once in his life. I've been to Pizza Hut, Domino's, Tomatomatic, and I've tried almost all the Italian…

February 23, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | North Lebanon

My Quarterly Dose of Enjoyment; Chili's Chocolate Molten Extravaganza

Chocolate | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 23, 2016

Chocolate

My Quarterly Dose of Enjoyment; Chili's Chocolate Molten Extravaganza

I love it so much that I visit Chili's only to enjoy this dessert! The signature dessert of choice: A dessert to try at least once in a lifetime: Chili's molten chocolate…

February 23, 2016 | Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh

Sandwich w Noss: A Revolutionary Sandwich Concept in Gemmayze

Popular | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 19, 2016

Popular

Sandwich w Noss: A Revolutionary Sandwich Concept in Gemmayze

It's a revolution for many reasons, the name is fun and its marketing campaign is exceptional... The concept grabbed my attention when I first saw their social media adv: one covering the Electrical…

February 19, 2016 | Sandwiches | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

202 Hamburger & Delicious: Milan's Burger Stop Could be Better

American | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 17, 2016

American

202 Hamburger & Delicious: Milan's Burger Stop Could be Better

Surf the net for a good burger in Milan and this is what you'll find. The burger place is called 202 and it's located next to a restaurant called Carolina, which is owned by the same people. You can…

February 17, 2016 | Burgers | Milan

Spontini Milano 1953: The Pizza Street Food Experience

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 15, 2016

Italian

Spontini Milano 1953: The Pizza Street Food Experience

It's a pizza place that's fully loaded with people eating around high tables, no chairs and a line that offers great food at the end. A street food space with a certain class, beautifully decorated…

February 15, 2016 | Pizza | Milan

Maruzzella: Pasta with Homey Flavors

Italian | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

February 14, 2016

Italian

Maruzzella: Pasta with Homey Flavors

Found via the net, Maruzzella is one of the most famous pizzerias in town.  Pizza oven at the entrance, a man in black with a big belly in an authentic space serving real Italian cuisine,…

February 14, 2016 | Recommended | Milan

Vivo Fusion Food Bar: Bucharest's Gourmet Burger

American | Romania Europe

Europe

January 19, 2016

American

Vivo Fusion Food Bar: Bucharest's Gourmet Burger

Vivo is a fusion bar known as the place to enjoy a gourmet burger in Bucharest. Walk into an industrial style space where a lot of concrete, rugged wood and brick walls painted in white are found in…

January 19, 2016 | Burgers | Romania

Five Guys Dubai: Same Quality as New York and London

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

December 28, 2015

American

Five Guys Dubai: Same Quality as New York and London

After London and New York, Dubai's Five Guys here I come. A beautiful place of red and white colors, reflective ceramic walls, light wooden tables and an open kitchen. I love the spirit around here,…

December 28, 2015 | Burgers | Dubai

Marky's: Poutines, Burgers and Smoked Meat (Restaurant Closed)

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 29, 2015

American

Marky's: Poutines, Burgers and Smoked Meat (Restaurant Closed)

Life, liberty and cheesesteak is what Marky's is all about. Checking my last reviews, I was shocked to discover that the last visit to Marky's was in June of 2014. Hearing that Mark is now…

November 29, 2015 | Recommended | Beirut

Kalaa Chicken, Fransisco, and Chicken Shawarma

Street Food | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 10, 2014

Street Food

Kalaa Chicken, Fransisco, and Chicken Shawarma

During our street food tour around Beirut, my friend Hasan suggested we visit Kalaa Chicken. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have some chicken that day, since almost all chicken in the country is…

November 10, 2014 | Beirut

Sandwiched... Bewitched by a Sandwich and a Mouthwatering Dessert

Burgers | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 04, 2014

Burgers

Sandwiched... Bewitched by a Sandwich and a Mouthwatering Dessert

It was time I revisited Sandwiched. After a positive encounter in Jounieh, accompanied by my friend, we went to the branch in Antelias, the old detached Lebanese house inspires trust and a sense of…

November 04, 2014 | Recommended | Antelias

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