Breakfast at Le Royal Beirut: Third Time... Nothing Changed! Mankouche with a View

Breakfast & Coffee | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Le Royal Beirut: Third Time... Nothing Changed! Mankouche with a View

Supporting and visiting hotels in Lebanon has been one of my main priorities since I started the blog in 2012. People needed to know, -mainly locals- that you can have breakfast at a hotel without…

May 20, 2019 | Hotels | Dbayeh

Chocolate Hummus: Who Can Resist this Healthy Dessert

Spotted Stories

May 18, 2019

Spotted Stories

Chocolate Hummus: Who Can Resist this Healthy Dessert

Did you know that you can make a sweet hummus with chickpeas? The latest food trend to hit the scene is dessert hummus, and this feels right. This certainly isn’t your typical hummus:…

May 18, 2019

Slate: Excellent Meats in Mar Milhael

Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Grill&BBQ

Slate: Excellent Meats in Mar Milhael

I was invited to Slate and enjoyed a sumptuous meal. The tomato salad, the burger, the pastrami sandwich, beef tartare, meat and desserts were all phenomenal. Le Commerce du Levant: Located…

May 15, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

Fish & Seafood | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Fish & Seafood

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

A handful of mouthwatering photos... enjoy the gallery below while I plan another visit to Mothershucker for a detailed review. Enjoy meanwhile! (Le Commerce du Levant) In Lebanon, it's…

May 15, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

Italian | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Italian

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

After decades of success, “Cafe Mondo” leaves its legacy to “Rossini Osteria and Caffe.” Upscale and renovated to cope with the century’s new decor trends, you will dine…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Ana Beirut: Beautiful Setup and Good Lebanese Food in Antelias

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 14, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Ana Beirut: Beautiful Setup and Good Lebanese Food in Antelias

Colorful, fresh and welcoming; Ana Beirut is much more than a restaurant; it's an experience... plants, wood, big screens, mirrors, and the show oven. Welcome to Ana Beirut, a cafe inspired by the…

May 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Tours Are On! Visit Lebanon this Summer

Popular | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 06, 2019

Popular

Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Tours Are On! Visit Lebanon this Summer

3 must-see hop-off attractions Arabs? Romans? Greeks? Crusaders? Beirut, one of the world’s oldest cities, has been home to them all and more. There’s no better way to discover the best…

May 06, 2019 | Travel | Beirut

Khalife Blown Glass Atelier; Handcraft Workshop in Sarafand, South Lebanon

News | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 25, 2019

News

Khalife Blown Glass Atelier; Handcraft Workshop in Sarafand, South Lebanon

Khalifa blown glass in Sarafand (located at 14km from Sidon) manufactures a clear transparent glass that is free from air bubbles. Craftsmen from Sarafand also offer a new range of colors and shapes…

April 25, 2019 | Travel | South Lebanon

Remember... Always Remember... Believe in Lebanon! Together we Can...

News

April 23, 2019

News

Remember... Always Remember... Believe in Lebanon! Together we Can...

...Someone wrote رزق الله  هيدا البيت طابخ ملوخية .. وهيدا البيت عميقلي باتينجان .  وريحة الخيار يعني سلطة .  والسمك شارح حالو لحالو .. ودبح البطيخة فضيحة بتوصل ريحتها لآخر الدني…

April 23, 2019 | Popular

Big Chains Are Destroying Small Businesses in Villages and Towns!

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 22, 2019

News

Big Chains Are Destroying Small Businesses in Villages and Towns!

I was brought up in a village on the hills of Metn called Mazraat Yachouh. It is located on the main Metn highway that connects Antelias and Bickfaya. I loved it here. I was proudly growing up in a…

April 22, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Maamoul Comparison Video 2019: 8 Different Choices to Choose From: One Winner!

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 19, 2019

Comparative Review

Maamoul Comparison Video 2019: 8 Different Choices to Choose From: One Winner!

It’s the season of “Ma3mouleté atyab Maamoul”, so why not try some of them and check the differences. On a quest to find the best Maamoul in town, I spent a long day driving…

April 19, 2019 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

Take A Step: Together We Can: The Lebanon We Want!

News

April 16, 2019

News

Take A Step: Together We Can: The Lebanon We Want!

Each one of us has an important role to play in our community and a responsibility to counter daily challenges. Every single step that we take, no matter how small it is, can make a big…

April 16, 2019 | Popular

Sohat Designs a New Water Bottle

News

April 13, 2019

News

Sohat Designs a New Water Bottle

Sohat, one of Lebanon's leading water suppliers launches a new plastic bottle. Check out the first avant-premiere photos and let's wait for the bottle to land on the market. Check below the…

April 13, 2019

HORECA 2019: A Video Review

Events | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 13, 2019

Events

HORECA 2019: A Video Review

“For a better industry” is HORECA LEBANON’s theme for this year, which defines the objective of the event: to be a regional business meeting place where the future of the…

April 13, 2019 | News | Beirut

Chateau Kefraya Amphora Special Edition: Rediscovering Phoenician Wine’s Identity

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

March 27, 2019

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Chateau Kefraya Amphora Special Edition: Rediscovering Phoenician Wine’s Identity

Before the existence of the French wooden barrel, ‘‘Phoenicia’s wine’’ used to cross the Mediterranean, from Byblos’ Lebanese port. A success and notoriety…

March 27, 2019 | News

HORECA Show 2019: Lebanon's Annual Hospitality and Foodservice Meeting

Events

March 26, 2019

Events

HORECA Show 2019: Lebanon's Annual Hospitality and Foodservice Meeting

Hospitality Services founded HORECA Lebanon in 1994 on the back of decades of experience in the industry. The annual trade fair has become an essential business meeting place for the hospitality,…

March 26, 2019 | News

Panel: Can Lebanese Agro-Food Processors Meet the Innovation Demands of Horeca

Events

March 26, 2019

Events

Panel: Can Lebanese Agro-Food Processors Meet the Innovation Demands of Horeca

REGISTER: The HoReCa sector is always in demand for new products and ingredients. This sector needs to serve the interest of their clientele and diet needs by the creation of new concepts and…

March 26, 2019 | News

Lebanon as Not Seen on TV: Land of Beauty and Discoveries

Mechwar Videos | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 26, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Lebanon as Not Seen on TV: Land of Beauty and Discoveries

This is the Lebanon locals want to share with the world... You've seen the international news reports. You've heard the talk. But Lebanon is much more than that. From exciting Beirut nights to…

March 26, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Historical Villages up the Mountains of Metn: Zabbougha, Zaraaya, Kfaraab, Wadi el Karm, Ain el Qabou

Mechwar Videos | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Historical Villages up the Mountains of Metn: Zabbougha, Zaraaya, Kfaraab, Wadi el Karm, Ain el Qabou

Take the road from Baskinta to Ain el Qabu or the other road from Abou Mizan to Zabbougha and reach a little paradise away from the city's hustle and bustle. Check out the video and beautiful…

March 26, 2019 | Travel | Mount Lebanon

P.F.Chang’s at the Bay: Good Food, Attentive Service

Asian/Chinese | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Asian/Chinese

P.F.Chang’s at the Bay: Good Food, Attentive Service

I haven’t been to Zaitounay bay for such a long time especially for lunch. Walking down and searching for a place to eat, I stopped at P.F.Chang’s, a brand I like. Being an accustomed…

March 26, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut

Discover "La Residence des Pins" in Details: Home of the French Ambassador to Lebanon

News | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

News

Discover "La Residence des Pins" in Details: Home of the French Ambassador to Lebanon

The Pine Residence (Arabic: قصر الصنوبر‎, Qasr al-snawbar, literally "the palace of the Pines"), located in the Horsh district of Beirut, is the official residence of the French ambassador…

March 26, 2019 | Beirut

Nell Cooks' Cinnamon Rolls: Homemade and Filled with Love

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 26, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Nell Cooks' Cinnamon Rolls: Homemade and Filled with Love

When Nell bakes cinnamon rolls, the result will draw a smile on your face. Made with love and baked with passion, the rolls are like nothing you've had before. Probably inspired by the American…

March 26, 2019 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

Visit Batroun: Watch our Exciting Mechwar Episode!

Mechwar Videos | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

March 24, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Visit Batroun: Watch our Exciting Mechwar Episode!

Batroun is a major tourist destination in North Lebanon. The town boasts historic Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches. The town is also a major beach resort with a vibrant nightlife that…

March 24, 2019 | Travel | Batroun

Mechwar to The Cedars of God: Winter Adventure and Discoveries

Mechwar Videos | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 24, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Mechwar to The Cedars of God: Winter Adventure and Discoveries

The Cedars of God (Arabic: أرز الربّ‎ Arz ar-Rabb "Cedars of the Lord") is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon cedar, that once thrived across Mount Lebanon in…

March 24, 2019 | Travel | North Lebanon

Walking Batroun With the Girl Scouts

Mechwar Videos | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

March 22, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Walking Batroun With the Girl Scouts

A coastal Lebanese city, located 50 km north of the capital Beirut, and 29 km south of Tripoli, Batroun is the official center of its caza with a population of around 20,000. Due to its distinguished…

March 22, 2019 | Travel | Batroun

Walking Jounieh: Discovering an Old City and Amazing Old Houses

Mechwar Videos | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

March 22, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Walking Jounieh: Discovering an Old City and Amazing Old Houses

The luscious Keserwan Mountains slope downwards to the picture perfect crescent bay of Jounieh. Around 16 kilometers north of Beirut on the highway, Jounieh is the first city that you’ll arrive…

March 22, 2019 | Popular | Jounieh

Quartier Chic: There's a New French Brasserie in Beirut

French | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 19, 2019

French

Quartier Chic: There's a New French Brasserie in Beirut

Occupying the location of Ladurée on Wadi Abou Jamil in Beirut, Quartier Chic the latest Brasserie to open, owned and managed by Maroun Batal. Mr.Batal used to manage Cocteau for the last…

March 19, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut Central District

Beirut Walking Tour

News

March 15, 2019

News

Beirut Walking Tour

Interested in exploring layered history by foot?  WalkBeirut offers the only extensive, in-depth walking tour of our capital. The tour narrates Beirut's rich and often troublesome…

March 15, 2019

"TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM" Conference

News

March 15, 2019

News

"TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM" Conference

The Economic & Social Council In partnership with the Ministry of Tourism & the Tourism Syndicates and in cooperation with the European Union-funded program "Promotion of Social Dialogue"…

March 15, 2019

Back to Baron: Food is Good!

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 14, 2019

International Cuisine

Back to Baron: Food is Good!

Back to this magical restaurant called Baron. I’ve been here not so long ago, leaving amazed and astonished by the food and ambiance. Casual, uncomplicated, simple yet gourmet and upscale;…

March 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Merou Seafood is Back! Stronger and Bigger in Mar Mikhael

Fish & Seafood | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 13, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Merou Seafood is Back! Stronger and Bigger in Mar Mikhael

Le Merou has been my favorite seafood address in Achrafieh on Sassine Square until they closed. After weeks of preparation, they moved to their new location in Mar Mikhael for a more significant and…

March 13, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Nabu Museum, El Heri

Travel | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 13, 2019

Travel

Nabu Museum, El Heri

Situated on the coast of the Mediterranean, at the village of El-Heri, in Ras Al Shaqa’, in the North of Lebanon stands the Nabu Museum. Named after the Mesopotamian patron god of literacy, the…

March 13, 2019 | North Lebanon

Khan el Saboun: An Eco Village in Koura

News | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 06, 2019

News

Khan el Saboun: An Eco Village in Koura

The Eco-village includes large areas dedicated to organic plantations of various types of medicinal plants such as rosemary, lavender, and lemongrass used in the production of oils and soaps. A…

March 06, 2019 | Travel | North Lebanon

Al Hindi: Delicious Indian Cuisine in Beirut

Asian/Chinese | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Al Hindi: Delicious Indian Cuisine in Beirut

Light food, very spicy and garlic free! I enjoyed my dinner. Colorful chairs, red table napkins, colorful lanterns coming down from the ceiling and a bar; Al Hindi is one of Lebanon’s only…

March 03, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Interview: NoGarlicNoOnions, Savoring Lebanon One Bite at a Time

News

March 03, 2019

News

Interview: NoGarlicNoOnions, Savoring Lebanon One Bite at a Time

Anthony Rahayel is a fulltime dentist, husband, father of three and the man behind famous food blog No Garlic No Onions. HOME For Summer sat down to share a meal with the legendary blogger to…

March 03, 2019 | Popular

Le Cedrus Hotel: An Enjoyable Stay and Good Food up in the Cedars

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 25, 2019

Hotels

Le Cedrus Hotel: An Enjoyable Stay and Good Food up in the Cedars

It’s my second time at Le Cedrus, enjoying it more and more every visit. After visiting in August during the summer season, I’m back to discover the Cedars during wintertime. Up in…

February 25, 2019 | Reviews | North Lebanon

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

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKIING IN LEBANON

News

February 09, 2019

News

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKIING IN LEBANON

Independent.co.uk: No offense, but you’re probably wrong about Lebanon. This is a country that upends visitors’ preconceived notions like no other. Think it’s dangerous?…

February 09, 2019 | Popular

Fabrice Ducry Appointed as General Manager of Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort, Lebanon

News

January 23, 2019

News

Fabrice Ducry Appointed as General Manager of Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort, Lebanon

Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort’s management is pleased to welcome Fabrice Ducry, Swiss national, as its hotel’s general manager. Ducry comes with over 20 years of experience,…

January 23, 2019 | Spotted Stories

Pankee: Bad all the Way! Unbelievable!

Desserts & Sweets | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 23, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Pankee: Bad all the Way! Unbelievable!

Pankee, a restaurant dedicated to pancakes has opened in Zalka. I don’t want to sound negative before trying the food but why? Why this hidden location, why the metallic stairs. Why have an…

January 23, 2019 | Restaurants | Metn

Yakiniku: The Gourmet Japanese Grill of Gemmayze

Asian/Chinese | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 20, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Yakiniku: The Gourmet Japanese Grill of Gemmayze

The “YA” family has taken over Gemmayze transforming it into “Asia Town” a concept after the other, and they are all awesome!!!! Mitsu-Ya has one of the best Sushi in…

January 20, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Baron Beirut: It’s Magical, Simply Magical...

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 20, 2019

International Cuisine

Baron Beirut: It’s Magical, Simply Magical...

I feel sad that it didn’t happen to visit Baron before; confident to be good, Baron has no signboard and it’s hidden in the tiny streets of Mar Mikhael. Being the talk of the town for the…

January 20, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Burj al Hamam Antelias: New Decor, Nothing Else... an Ironic Experience!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 20, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Burj al Hamam Antelias: New Decor, Nothing Else... an Ironic Experience!

The iconic Burj al Hamam restaurant, open in Antelias for as long as I remember, has encountered a complete renovation making its ceiling higher and its walls brighter. Covered with bright…

January 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

Ahi Poke: A Quick Healthy Lunch in Mar Mikhael

Asian/Chinese | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 13, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Ahi Poke: A Quick Healthy Lunch in Mar Mikhael

You know by now that I’m a fan of Poke! I love it how the rice is topped with fresh ingredients, ready to be mixed like a salad, or enjoyed the way you want them individually. On Mar Mikhael…

January 13, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Rayak Train Station: A Local Heritage Everyone Should See

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 13, 2019

News

Rayak Train Station: A Local Heritage Everyone Should See

The city of Rayak is found in the middle of the Bekaa Valley, between two of the major touristic cities of Lebanon, Zahle, and Baalbek. This city was once well known for its military airport,…

January 13, 2019 | Travel | Bekaa

Long Live Tripoli: The Ancient City of a Million Wonders

Mechwar Videos | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

January 13, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Long Live Tripoli: The Ancient City of a Million Wonders

Tripoli (Trablos), 85 kilometers north of Beirut, has a special character all its own. Thanks to its historical wealth, relaxed lifestyle and thriving business climate, this is a city where…

January 13, 2019 | News | Tripoli

My Favorite Croissants in Lebanon: 14 Tasty Discoveries!

Bread & Bakeries | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 11, 2019

Bread & Bakeries

My Favorite Croissants in Lebanon: 14 Tasty Discoveries!

A croissant is a buttery, flaky, viennoiserie pastry of Austrian origin, named for its historical crescent shape. Croissants and other viennoiserie are made of layered yeast-leavened dough. The dough…

January 11, 2019 | Reviews | Lebanon

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon? Did You Try These 14 Choices?

Sandwiches | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 10, 2019

Sandwiches

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon? Did You Try These 14 Choices?

SHAWARMA: Lebanon's best of the best list. Thin and fresh bread, two layers of it, wrapped around a generous portion of meat or chicken alongside accompaniments. Premium quality, without any sauces…

January 10, 2019 | Street Food | Lebanon

Best Restaurants in Lebanon: 19 French Eateries I Like

French | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 10, 2019

French

Best Restaurants in Lebanon: 19 French Eateries I Like

Towards the end of 2012, French bistros started to gain popularity in Lebanon... but the big boom took place in 2013 when two restaurants on average were opening every month. The trend now…

January 10, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Where to Enjoy a Generously Loaded and Tasty "Lebanese Mezze Table": 28 Restaurants to Check

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 08, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Where to Enjoy a Generously Loaded and Tasty "Lebanese Mezze Table": 28 Restaurants to Check

Renowned all around the world, our Lebanese cuisine has won several awards for its fine taste, colorful plates, and superb taste. It's all about love poured in every plate spread on that long…

January 08, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

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