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Celebrate Armenian Culture in Bourj Hammoud
Apr 10, 2018

Celebrate Armenian culture this Sunday in Bourj Hammoud. Street food, kids entertainment, Fun, superb Armenian food and much more to satisfy everyone. A premiere for…

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Fairfax: When Simple Things Make You Happy, An Enjoyable Breakfast in New York

Breakfast & Coffee

April 04, 2018 | Recommended | USA

Part of the same group called “Happy Hospitality,” Fairfax is another perfection like its siblings, “Joseph Leonard” and “Studio at Freehand” which I both reviewed already. This group managed to create amazing…

Contact Info: Fairfax

Phone Number: +1 212-933-1824

Address: 234 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014, USA [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-933-1824

Address: 234 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014, USA [ view ]

The Brunch: The Prozac of Technology

Appliances

July 20, 2017

The Brunch is a series of consumer products that celebrate the mundane. Sometimes it's ok to appreciate things the simple way they are... without having to pick your brain on how to use this item or that... we got used to the idea that the more…

Bread Basket Square Becomes Taqa

Bread & Bakeries

June 20, 2017 | News | Beirut

In 2015, I wrote about Soumaya, founder of Bread Basket Square, a healthy wheat-free bakery... Today, BBS starts a new challenge, a new journey, changing the concept's name from Bread Basket to Taqa, inspired by their  famous…

Breads Bakery: New York's Best Bread and Extravagant Croissant

Bread & Bakeries

April 28, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | USA

Your journey starts before you even walk in. Stop at Breads Bakery window and gaze at a tray of rolled chocolate croissants. Inside is a big bakery, not a fancy one, but a bread specialist where majestic bites are created. You will find a counter…

Boulangerie Beurre: Passionately Handmade Bread in Beirut

Bread & Bakeries

March 20, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut

Picture this: a full bodied, dense, warm and moist piece of bread with a thin and crunchy crust... I delved into one, one bite after another enjoying its texture, smoothness and fresh aromas. To add that extra oomph, spread some Beurre D'Isigny and…

George's New York: American Style Diner Food

Breakfast & Coffee

January 31, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Whilst researching online for a place to have a good breakfast, I found George's. Down in the Financial District it's typically American with a bakery at the entrance. Spread across two floors, George's serves everything you could dream of to enjoy…

Restaurant Fawzi: Back for Some Good Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 16, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

It has been two years since I last visited Fawzi up in Faqra... I remember the food  as being good and most importantly full of life and passion. During the week we were filming "48 hours in winter around Lebanon", I made sure to visit…

Contact Info: Restaurant Fawzi, Rabaet Tilal el Assal

Phone Number: +9613406575

Address: Faqra Main Road towards Mzaar, Kfardebian, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613406575

Address: Faqra Main Road towards Mzaar, Kfardebian, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Kahwet el Mandaloun: A New Favorite Place

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 12, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Close your eyes and travel back in time to when old Mercedes taxis used to glide round Beirut, to when Martyr's Square was the heart of the Middle East and to when Abou Salim used to entertain our grandparents on television. Kahwet el Mandaloun is…

Contact Info: Al Mandaloun Beach Club

Phone Number: +961 3 405060

Address: Seaside road, facing Zess Restaurant, Behind the Fishermen Port, Dbayeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 405060

Address: Seaside road, facing Zess Restaurant, Behind the Fishermen Port, Dbayeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Nutella Burger at McDonald's Italy - Only

Chocolate

November 19, 2016 | News

Sweety con Nutella is two sweet buns holding a hearty serving of creamy Nutella, oozing in chocolatey goodness with every bite. Yum... Breakfast treat? This a new burger at McDonald's and is part of McCafé’s dessert menu. While it is…

An a-z of Breads From Around the World

Bread & Bakeries

October 13, 2016 | News

Sandwich, accompaniment, dip or toast, there’s always room on the table for bread – wherever you are in the world. There’s something so satisfying and deceptively simple about that lump of baked dough, which is in fact a creation…

Oasis Saint Charbel: The Famous Mankoushe and Flatbread

Bread & Bakeries

September 09, 2016 | Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

Sometimes good food is found in unexpected places... Next to St. Charbel Annaya, is a restaurant/cafe that has one of the country's best Saj manakish, that's crispy and tastes like oriental crepe, as well as bread you can take home with…

Contact Info: Oasis Saint Charbel

Phone Number: +961 9 760241

Address: St Charbel Convent, Mar Charbel Road, Aannaya, Jbeil District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 760241

Address: St Charbel Convent, Mar Charbel Road, Aannaya, Jbeil District, Lebanon [ view ]

Brighten Up Your Mornings with Toasteroid

Food Gadgets

August 18, 2016

Make a cartoon toast in the likeness of your kids’ favourite character, leave an edible reminder to your absent-minded other half or simply make a delightful toast for yourself will certainly brighten up the mornings. Toasteroid is NOT just…

Poilane: Known to be Paris' Best Bread

Bread & Bakeries

June 15, 2016 | Recommended | France

Moist, fresh, tender and still enjoyable 48 hours after production, Poilane's bread is unique. Lionel Poilâne, creator of the Poilane Bakery searched continuously for the best ingredients calling this search and combination of the best of…

InfoGraphic: Bake Your Bread at Home

Spotted Stories

May 30, 2016

Bake some bread at home, easy steps for beginners. Try it and let us know what comes out of it!   Baking Starter Breads infographic by rjzaworski.  

You Love Pizza? Here's 40 Delicious Ways To Eat It!

News

April 15, 2016

Food Republic brings us another tasty infographic and this time starring the beloved pizza, The infographic lists 40 delicious ways to consume this world renown dish.

Abou Arab: The Famous Tasty "Kaaka Asrouniya"

Breakfast & Coffee

March 28, 2016 | Street Food | Lebanon

Today, like once every other month, I stop at Abou Arab. The place has become very famous lately with dozens of shops around the country. Cleaner and sharper, this Kaak place is still the best Lebanon has to offer. The positive…

Love with Dominique Ansel...

Spotted Stories

February 13, 2016

Cronut creator is celebrating love his own way... Pastry genius Dominique Ansel created a melonpan shaped like a heart-eyes emoji. What's a melonpan? It's a sweet, brioche-like bun that, prior to baking, is covered with a thin sheet of…

Crepaway Goes Off Course with a New Menu

American

January 24, 2016 | Restaurants | Middle East

"You are invited on a secret mission..." This is how it started. A card with my name on it arrived with a top-secret stamp… Intriguing to say the least. It’s something new...   I was invited as an agent on a secret mission to try…

Contact Info: Crepaway

Phone Number: +961 9 637638

Address: Sahel Alma, Jounieh Highway, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 637638

Address: Sahel Alma, Jounieh Highway, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

When Disney Characters Meet Food Art

Spotted Stories

January 09, 2016

Graphic designer Erin Jang has put together an attractive collection of food art featuring some of our favorite Disney animals. Jang, from New York City uses ingredients like chocolates, salami, green pepper, kale, bread and cotton candy to come out…

Slice Chocolate is Now a Thing

Chocolate

December 15, 2015 | News

Did you know that Slice Chocolate is now a thing... Bourbon, a Japan-based company, has started to sell chocolate slices packaged like Kraft cheese singles. Each pack contains five two-millimeter (0.08-inch) thick slices and is s described as…

Swap One Food to Another - Will Help You Shed Some Weight

News

November 08, 2015

If you're looking to lose some weight before Christmas follow this infographic by Get Slimmer Guide which will show you 20 healthy food swaps you can make in order to cut calories from your diet. Instead of mayonnaise, you can have mustard instead,…

Something Magical Happens When Bread Meets Cheese!

Spotted Stories

October 06, 2015

When the weather starts changing and fall starts welcoming winter,  I get all excited for home gatherings with some good wine and cheese gathering. Bread is one of the most important ingredients of this event... Something magical happens when…

Jikka Bread Basket: Design Meets Function

Bread & Bakeries

September 12, 2015 | Food Gadgets

Organic, recyclable and beautiful to look at, Marijana Dzambo designed the Jikka Bread Basket that's minimalistic in design and is a tool for storage. Primarily designed to store various kinds of bread, the Jikka Bread Basket is capable of storing…

What's in the World's Most Expensive Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

Spotted Stories

June 14, 2015

Would you pay $214 for a cheese sandwich? Maybe not... but would you would be curious to know what's inside it right? New York's restaurant Serendipity 3 chef Joe Calderone decided to create a pricey grilled cheese sandwich, let's see why it costs…

Toast the 2015 Way

Spotted Stories

June 06, 2015

What’s the best thing since sliced bread? Sliced and toasted bread... and at the same time... Inventor Colin Furze created ‘FurzoToasto’, a bread knife that slices and toasts at the same time. His creation uses a microwave…

Chichakli Zghorta: Unique Fatayer with a Zesty Character

Tasty Discoveries

May 12, 2015 | Lebanon

It doesn't look like or feel like a normal fatira, but this is something you have to try. A golden-colored originally shaped dough which resembles a piece of oriental sweet. The dough is extremely crunchy and feels like a puff pastry; and is…

Labneh To Become More Popular in the UK

News

April 30, 2015

Nomadic, an Irish company, is bringing its Labneh to the UK retail market. The company believes that people in the UK are ready to make Labneh a part of their daily lifestyle... The Lebanese style savoury yogurt, as they call it, has been rolled…

You're Not You When You're Hungry

News

April 24, 2015

Adweek: For a campaign that's five years old, Snickers' "You're Not You When You're Hungry" is having quite the creative renaissance this year. The Super Bowl ad was fantastic (as was the New York City billboard that teased it).…

Anyone Fancy a Chanel Pancake Bag? Or Maybe Another Brand?

News

April 09, 2015

Canadian-born, New York-based artist, Chloe Wise has recreated some of the fashion industry’s most emblematic merchandise with food. Purses, backpacks, handbags and totes by the likes of Prada, Chanel and Louis Vuitton are reimagined in…

Tahinov Hats: Armenian Wonders from Ichkhanian Bakery

Recommended

April 03, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

I remember trying a dessert at Batchig last year, something called Tahinov Hats - baked bread mixed with tahina (sesame paste), cinnamon and sugar. I didn't like it back then and considered it to be an Armenian creation that might not appeal to…

Contact Info: Ichkhanian

Phone Number: +961 1 375178

Address: Hussein Beyhum Street, Zoukak El Blate Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 375178

Address: Hussein Beyhum Street, Zoukak El Blate Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

The Breakfast Buffet at Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

Breakfast & Coffee

March 23, 2015 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

How amazing it is to start your day on positive notes. Fresh vibes with some jazz music playing in the background will guarantee a smile on your face. The famous Mandaloun cafe, nestled in Dbayeh's internal road is a restaurant I like. I have…

Contact Info: Al Mandaloun Dbayeh

Phone Number: +961 4 545411

Address: Dbayeh Internal Road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 545411

Address: Dbayeh Internal Road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Produce your Fresh Baguettes at Home

Appliances

March 22, 2015

With Moulinex Home Bread Baguette, please the whole family with crisp golden baguettes! Thanks to the baguette accessory : prepare your dough in the pan and then shape into 4 mini-baguettes! Put the baguettes on the baguette…

Le Relais: Memories of our Childhood

International Cuisine

March 17, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

If I want to recall a restaurant from my childhood days, it has to be Le Relais. A restaurant, one of the first to open in Kleiaat, that we used to come to on a weekly basis with my parents. If you spend your summer in Keserwan or simply live in the…

Contact Info: Le Relais

Phone Number: +961 9 951351

Address: Klayaat Main Road, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 951351

Address: Klayaat Main Road, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

The Grill Room: Meat has a Fine Dining Address

Grill&BBQ

February 20, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

I was here for the new menu's launch and promised to come back for a detailed review. So here I am, just a few weeks after to experience one of Beirut's finest grills: The Four Seasons' Grill Room. Up on the second floor is a wide restaurant…

Contact Info: The Grill Room

Phone Number: +961 1 761000

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, 1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue, 2020 4107, Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 761000

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, 1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Avenue, 2020 4107, Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

A Recommended Discovery: Bread Basket

Bread & Bakeries

January 28, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | North Lebanon

Eight AM, an early morning start in the Northern capital of country, a city I'm in love with. For a while, fate hasn't been allowing me to plan a trip there for an episode… but against all odds I headed up to do a special episode, but before…

No More Burnt Toast

Appliances

December 29, 2014 | Food Gadgets

This is one of those things that you wonder why you didn't come up with it before... Waching the behind the scenes steps of how your toast is being prepared... Interesting. Chaya Harntaweewongsa’s newly released See Through Toaster uses glass…

Spread That: An Award Winning Gadget This Year

Food Gadgets

December 20, 2014

SpreadTHAT! Advanced Butter Knife is an ingenious design that uses the warmth of your hand to make short work of cold butter. Recognized with the prestigious iF product design award 2014, the revolutionary SpreadTHAT is the answer to an annoying…

Bar Tartine: A Heaven for Garlic and Onions Lovers

International Cuisine

December 18, 2014 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Here I am back at Bar Tartine, which recently opened in Dbayeh, for dinner. Last time I passed by it was for a casual, quick lunch, this time I was looking for the full dining experience. A nice setup, warm lights, an interesting ambiance, the…

Contact Info: Bar Tartine Dbayeh

Phone Number: +961 71 918999

Address: Dbayeh internal road, Mont-Liban, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 918999

Address: Dbayeh internal road, Mont-Liban, Lebanon [ view ]

Some of the Finest Artisan Bakers in Lebanon

Tasty Discoveries

August 20, 2014 | Middle East

Bread has always been the most basic and homely of foods. Yet what was once a daily tradition is rapidly becoming a luxury. We’re no longer happy with loaves in plastic bags. We now crave artisanal breads with organic ingredients and rare…

Taste&Flavors: The Best of Artisan Bread in Lebanon

Bread & Bakeries

August 19, 2014 | Press

Bread has always been the most basic and homely of foods. Yet what was once a daily tradition is rapidly becoming a luxury. We’re no longer happy with loaves in plastic bags. We now crave artisanal breads with organic ingredients and rare…

Pharrell Williams's Creates His Own Burger

News

August 13, 2014

Add chef to various talents that Pharrell Williams has been showing lately - a singer, actor, designer artist is there anything the "Happy" singer doesn't know how to do...In Japan, Williams created his own burger available at friend and…

A Crash-Course in Knife Anatomy

Spotted Stories

August 01, 2014

With all the books and blogs dedicated to the art of food, most focus exclusively on recipes. But while ingredients matter in the concoction of delicious and impressive meals, a solid knowledge of kitchen tools is also important. Readers of this…

Most Expensive Bread Loaf Made With Champagne and Gold

News

July 26, 2014

A baker in Wrexham has made what he believes to be Britain's most expensive bread, for people with the extra dough. Robert Didier adds champagne and 24 carat gold to the bread, which costs £25 a pop. He says he is trying to revive a…

Subway: Why Lebanon Hasn’t Taken to Subway... I Like It

Street Food

July 20, 2014 | Beirut

I'm not sure why our country hasn’t taken to Subway. The restaurant’s food is fresh, fulfilling and relatively healthy, surely healthier then all other fast food ideas.   My Subway story started back during my university…

Enjoy a Chic Picnic in Paris - All You Have to Do is Show Up

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

July 17, 2014 | Spotted Stories

Indulge in a gourmet picnic in Paris and you don't have to lift a finger, cos the chic part of the experience is that there are people who will do everything for you... from delicious artisanal food, to picnic blankets, and all the utensils needed…

Roger le Boulanger: The Excellence of an Artisan Baker

Recommended

July 12, 2014 | Tasty Discoveries | Beirut

Waking up every day at 6am to prepare the dough, mix it, carve and bake it... Roger spends all his day creating fine pieces of bread for the connoisseurs.     Two years ago, Roger Nasr a photographer and cinematographer who…

Boulangerie Paul: Baking French Quality Since 2002

Spotted Stories

July 10, 2014 | Lebanon

Who doesn't know Paul? This famous cafe that opened at the entrance of Gemmayze more than a decade ago. In 2002, a group of passionate entrepreneurs got the franchise, seeking to bring to Lebanon a fine quality of bread imported directly from…

Contact Info: Paul, Beirut

Phone Number: +961-1-570 170

Address: Gemmayze Street, Saifi, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-570 170

Address: Gemmayze Street, Saifi, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

The French Bakery: A Compilation of Rich Aromas and Flavors

Spotted Stories

July 08, 2014 | Middle East

Twenty-one years ago, only three years after the Lebanese Civil War ended, a woman had an idea... There was a need in Lebanon for some high-end quality French bread, when Mrs. Rita Hoayek went searching for the finest French bakers around the…

Now I Know Why People are In love with Bread Repulic

Bread & Bakeries

July 06, 2014 | Desserts & Sweets | Beirut

Bread Republic, this popular bakery is indeed a place to visit and discover... So here I am on a mission to find the best bread in town, along side the best Pain Perdu... Bread Republic is inevitably one of the places on my list to visit...…

Mechtah Bou Elias: Zahle's Famous Bread

Bread & Bakeries

July 03, 2014 | Street Food | Bekaa

I've been to Zahle before, but I only had time to have breakfast at Massaad and buy some milk cookies. Coming back was a must. My second visit started with Furn Mar Elias, a well-known place in Zahle that produces something called the "Moshtah".…

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