The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

International Cuisine

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

When it’s called "the Market", it should have the vibes of a market and probably enough goods to buy. The logo is inviting; the menu is presented on an iPad with mouthwatering photos of all…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Restaurant Kesrwani; Fish and Seafood in Antelias, Arghile-Free

Fish & Seafood | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 04, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Restaurant Kesrwani; Fish and Seafood in Antelias, Arghile-Free

I’ve been here, done that, enjoyed the experience and now back for more. Kesrwani, the famous fish market of Antelias welcomes you for an enjoyable experience of seafood, Lebanese mezze and…

September 04, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias

Let's Get Lost in Hermel: "Rafting Squad" Experience on Al Assi River

Travel | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Travel

Let's Get Lost in Hermel: "Rafting Squad" Experience on Al Assi River

I spent two memorable days on the river, enjoyed a two hours rafting experience, slept at the club and most importantly enjoyed one of the best breakfasts ever. Made with love, breakfast, and…

September 02, 2019 | Bekaa

Ergon Athens: A Dream Place for Foodies. Beautiful Decor and Delicious Food

International Cuisine | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 26, 2019

International Cuisine

Ergon Athens: A Dream Place for Foodies. Beautiful Decor and Delicious Food

It’s marvelous! A dream place, a haven I dream of owning. A foodie gourmet hub I hope one day will open in Beirut. It’s so fresh, happy and vibrant... enter into a little paradise…

July 26, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

The Iconic Harry’s Bar Firenze Since 1953

International Cuisine | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

June 16, 2019

International Cuisine

The Iconic Harry’s Bar Firenze Since 1953

Harry’s Bar, the world famous Harry’s Bar opened in Beirut but unfortunately couldn’t continue for long. I’ve heard endless stories about this iconic brand which started in…

June 16, 2019 | Restaurants | Florence

Ristorante Caruso: Lunch on the Lake in Sirmione! Delicious Pasta!

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

June 08, 2019

Italian

Ristorante Caruso: Lunch on the Lake in Sirmione! Delicious Pasta!

Located on the lake in one of Italy’s famous touristic villages, Caruso offers a wide selection of Italian specialties with a view. On the terrace under the sun or inside, both experiences are…

June 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Italy

DIVVY ABC Achrafieh: Good Food, Great Vibes... A Pleasant Experience

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 08, 2019

International Cuisine

DIVVY ABC Achrafieh: Good Food, Great Vibes... A Pleasant Experience

Lunch with my mum, I chose DIVVY; there’s something for her, something for me in a calm and upscale setup that’s not childish, fresh, and positively vibrant. After my last experience at…

June 08, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Appetito Trattoria Gemmayze: Italian Spaghetti and Pizza I Enjoyed

Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 06, 2019

Italian

Appetito Trattoria Gemmayze: Italian Spaghetti and Pizza I Enjoyed

Driving on the highway to Beirut you can’t but notice a blue house facing Beirut seaport. Located between The Gathering and Mayrig on Gemmayze Pasteur street, Appetito Trattoria has opened its…

June 06, 2019 | Pizza | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

French

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

(Beirutista) For Angela Sawan, a nutrition and dietetics graduate from the American University of Beirut, healthy eating might seem second nature. But the 30-something food science expert, who…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Slate: Excellent Meats and a Pleasant Ambiance in Mar Milkhael

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

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Grill&BBQ

Slate: Excellent Meats and a Pleasant Ambiance in Mar Milkhael

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

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

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Back to Sushi Circle... after a not-too-pleasant experience exactly one year ago, I was back to check on the updates. Mabrouk for the new menu which has shrunk from 29 pages to 21 with a new more…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

The Gathering: Transported... in the Heart of Beirut!

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

International Cuisine

The Gathering: Transported... in the Heart of Beirut!

On a beautiful Monday morning, in the heart of Beirut, accompanied by my kids and lovely wife, we sat to enjoy the weather and soothing vibes. The Gathering, one of the “Downtown” group…

May 08, 2019 | Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Saturday Brunch at The Phoenicia Hôtel Malta; Food is Good!

Hotels | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Hotels

Saturday Brunch at The Phoenicia Hôtel Malta; Food is Good!

I’ve been enjoying so much the food at The Phoenicia that I booked myself for lunch! Exceptional Eggs Benedict, burrata salad, pizza margarita, Maltese club sandwich... so why not discover the…

April 14, 2019 | International Cuisine | Malta

Wagamama: I Love it! All Around the World

Asian/Chinese | Malta Europe

Europe

April 13, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Wagamama: I Love it! All Around the World

I’m a fan of the brand, I’ve been to its restaurants in Istanbul, London and now Malta; spreading happiness and inspiring casual Japanese cuisine since 1992. Ramen before it became a…

April 13, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Malta

DIVVY: Very Good Food! I Enjoy it More Every Time

International Cuisine | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 28, 2019

International Cuisine

DIVVY: Very Good Food! I Enjoy it More Every Time

From the four corners of the globe, comes a diverse cuisine made to share. DIVVY’s of The Village Dbayeh opens for lunch and dinner, welcoming you in a relaxed and fresh ambiance. I love…

March 28, 2019 | Recommended | Dbayeh

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

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

Bistr’eau: Happiness Guaranteed. Seafood Cuisine in Batroun!

Fish & Seafood | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

March 06, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Bistr’eau: Happiness Guaranteed. Seafood Cuisine in Batroun!

On my last episode to Batroun, one restaurant caught my attention; “Bistr’eau”. Bistr’eau, a restaurant on Batroun’s waterfront promises a fine culinary experience with…

March 06, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Batroun

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 03, 2019

International Cuisine

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

Inspired by broad North American, European, and Mediterranean influences, the parlor lives up to the quirky wisdom of its namesake with a flavourful menu that infuses morning cuisine with a…

March 03, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Zaroub Lebnen: Lebanese Street Food in Adonis

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 25, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zaroub Lebnen: Lebanese Street Food in Adonis

There’s a new kid on the block, a Lebanese street food eatery, now open on Adonîs-Zouk road facing the highway. Zaroob for (Tiny little street), a common word used to describe small…

February 25, 2019 | Restaurants | Keserwan

Sunday Brunch on the Roof: Good Food, Positive Vibes and Happiness at Indigo

Hotels | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 25, 2019

Hotels

Sunday Brunch on the Roof: Good Food, Positive Vibes and Happiness at Indigo

Hello Sunday! When you wake up not knowing where to go and what to eat, head down to Le Gray in Beirut. I heard about their Sunday brunch but was not expecting it to be so generous and diversified!…

February 25, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut Central District

Lunch at Ixsir: Calm and Good Wine!

International Cuisine | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

February 25, 2019

International Cuisine

Lunch at Ixsir: Calm and Good Wine!

Handled by Nicolas Audi, Ixsir welcomes you for lunch, especially on a Sunday. Drive up to Basbina, enjoy the beautiful scenery, sip a glass of wine, walk around the trees and taste Nicolas…

February 25, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Batroun

The Union Kitchen: My Best Lunch Experience In Copenhagen

International Cuisine | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

International Cuisine

The Union Kitchen: My Best Lunch Experience In Copenhagen

A professional social media presence on Instagram with beautiful photos make you want to visit The Union Kitchen. Walk into positive and happy vibes make you want to order everything! A sexy menu…

February 24, 2019 | Recommended | Copenhagen

Trattoria Fiat Copenhagen: Beautiful Decor, Nothing Else

Italian | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

Italian

Trattoria Fiat Copenhagen: Beautiful Decor, Nothing Else

It’s the name that catches your attention; you say to yourself, a trattoria like any other Italian restaurant until you walk in! A big restaurant, candles decorating all tables, two stories of…

February 24, 2019 | Restaurants | Copenhagen

BoulMich: Submarine and Burgers of my Childhood

Recommended | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 22, 2019

Recommended

BoulMich: Submarine and Burgers of my Childhood

Flavors of my childhood... the only fast food available back in the nineties, where we used to come for a homey burger, a Lebanese style hotdog, and the Lebanese famous big-sized submarine sandwich.…

February 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Metn

Salata Eatery: Enjoy a Huge Bowl of Gourmet Salad in Beirut

International Cuisine | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 22, 2019

International Cuisine

Salata Eatery: Enjoy a Huge Bowl of Gourmet Salad in Beirut

A quick fast-casual eatery for the healthy eaters, Salata sells only salads. One of Beirut’s newest and friendliest eateries, Salata has opened in the heart of downtown Beirut. When everyone…

February 22, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Hakata Choten: One of the Best Ramen Bowls Paris has to Offer

Asian/Chinese | Paris France Europe

France

February 18, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Hakata Choten: One of the Best Ramen Bowls Paris has to Offer

With a review of 4,6/5 on google and award winner of the best Gyoza in Japan, visiting Hakata Choten was a must. At first, it’s a Ramen noodles restaurant like any other until you’ve…

February 18, 2019 | Recommended | Paris

Abou Jihad: Simple and Traditional Lebanese Food in Jal el Dib

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 23, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Abou Jihad: Simple and Traditional Lebanese Food in Jal el Dib

Abou Jihad; is it the food, the vibes or the passion behind every plate? Is it my love for their food, the simplicity or the “Nafass”? I enjoy this restaurant and what they offer and have…

January 23, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

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

Delivery From "Meat the Fish": Gourmet, Healthy and Tasty

Fish & Seafood | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 13, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Delivery From "Meat the Fish": Gourmet, Healthy and Tasty

When you have a bit of extra money to spare and want to enjoy gourmet food delivered to your doorstep; order from Meat the Fish. "Meat the Fish" is Lebanon’s supplier of fresh fish and meat,…

January 13, 2019 | Beirut

Ramen-Ya: Real Flavors of Asian Noodles in Beirut

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

Beirut

December 26, 2018

Asian/Chinese

Ramen-Ya: Real Flavors of Asian Noodles in Beirut

I’m a fan of Ramen, traveling the world for this bowl. After trying it in France, Dubai and New York, it was time to indulge in a hefty ramen bowl in Beirut. Let me tell you the story as it…

December 26, 2018 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Saigon: Must Try Vietnamese and Asian Cuisine in Naccache

Asian/Chinese | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 25, 2018

Asian/Chinese

Saigon: Must Try Vietnamese and Asian Cuisine in Naccache

Vietnamese and sushi, a new restaurant has opened on the internal Naccach road. A catchy first impression by the white tiles and black signs. Not like the other conventional Lebanese sushi…

December 25, 2018 | Japanese & Sushi | Metn

Lunch at Angelina Lafayette Paris

French | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

French

Lunch at Angelina Lafayette Paris

Other than having the best Mont Blanc ever and the sexiest hot chocolate on earth, Angelina serves tasty food in its salon de thé and restaurant at Lafayette Haussmann.   Good food but…

December 24, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

Beijing 8: Fast Chinese in Paris on Rue Boetie

Asian/Chinese | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

Asian/Chinese

Beijing 8: Fast Chinese in Paris on Rue Boetie

It’s unfortunate to know that the place is closing in 10 days or at least this is what I heard from the cashier. A pleaser service, good food and a long queue of hungry youngsters coming here…

December 24, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

Le Grand Café Fauchon: Fine-Dining Quality Food and Service

French | Paris France Europe

France

December 18, 2018

French

Le Grand Café Fauchon: Fine-Dining Quality Food and Service

The pastry shop, the hotel, and the Grand Cafe, Fauchon is an institution in the heart of Paris promoting French culinary culture and savoir-faire. Next, to the hotel, the Grand Cafe proposés…

December 18, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

Le2metna Snack: Flavors of Home Prepared with Love, in Sarba

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 25, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Le2metna Snack: Flavors of Home Prepared with Love, in Sarba

It feels like home from the minute you walk in. Fresh aromas of food, two chefs working behind the counter, a gentle lady helping with the order make sure you are treated like a king. I felt good...…

November 25, 2018 | Restaurants | Keserwan

State 88: Food with Emotions in Dubai

International Cuisine | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

November 24, 2018

International Cuisine

State 88: Food with Emotions in Dubai

Owned by a Lebanese group, State 88 is an international restaurant serving cuisine from all over the world. American, Italian and European, at State 88 happiness is guaranteed. Chicken, beef and…

November 24, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

Din Tai Fung: Asian Perfection in Dubai

Asian/Chinese | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

November 23, 2018

Asian/Chinese

Din Tai Fung: Asian Perfection in Dubai

Recommended by many and considered to be one of the best Asian restaurants in the world, it was a necessity to try Din Tai Fung. Located in the second floor at Mall of the Emirates, it’s a…

November 23, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

Chez Charles: The Ingredient is Passion

French | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

November 23, 2018

French

Chez Charles: The Ingredient is Passion

French class in the heart of Dubai... the restaurant is called Chez Charles. When a passionate entrepreneur decides to open a restaurant putting all his effort to make it happen, you can’t but…

November 23, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

Sunday Buffet at Le Bristol: My Kids and I Enjoy it so Much

International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 04, 2018

International Cuisine

Sunday Buffet at Le Bristol: My Kids and I Enjoy it so Much

Every Sunday, Hotel Le Bristol Beirut opens for lunch, a buffet, families will enjoy. Open from 1 pm; the generous buffet proposes a wide selection of local and international choices prepared by the…

November 04, 2018 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

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

Sunday Buffet at Le Bristol is Back

News | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 26, 2018

News

Sunday Buffet at Le Bristol is Back

Famous for the last couple of decades, a great Sunday lunch has made it back to the heart of the capital. Lunch at Le Bristol, a buffet of endless choices, class at its most elegant,…

October 26, 2018 | Beirut

Obao Noodles: Asian Street Food in Paris

Asian/Chinese | Paris France Europe

France

October 22, 2018

Asian/Chinese

Obao Noodles: Asian Street Food in Paris

Choose your noodles and ingredients, have them prepared in front of you and enjoy a loaded carton box of Asian goodness. I loved the vibes, the decor and mood, this place is all about good food at…

October 22, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

Hanoi Ca-Phe: Vietnamese Food in Paris

Asian/Chinese | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

Asian/Chinese

Hanoi Ca-Phe: Vietnamese Food in Paris

Vietnamese food, colorful decor, and positive vibes; the word “Bao” caught my attention so I stopped for lunch. I love sticky Baos from Vietnam and this place has nice vibes. Colorful…

October 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Paris

Maruxina: A Dark Lunch in Toledo

International Cuisine | Spain Europe

Europe

September 19, 2018

International Cuisine

Maruxina: A Dark Lunch in Toledo

Open in a touristic area, Maruxina is not a restaurant that has done a proper market study. Black, dark, dimmed with no windows, it feels like dining in hell. Handled by a waiter that doesn’t…

September 19, 2018 | Restaurants | Spain

Liana 1962: A Restaurant for Tourists on Plaza Mayor

International Cuisine | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 19, 2018

International Cuisine

Liana 1962: A Restaurant for Tourists on Plaza Mayor

I’m not used to stopping at restaurants for tourists but having the kids; you will choose the first that pops in front of you for them to sit and relax. Out of a dozen, I chose the one that…

September 19, 2018 | Restaurants | Madrid

Cafeteria on the Roof: The Restaurant at Corte Ingles Madrid

International Cuisine | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 17, 2018

International Cuisine

Cafeteria on the Roof: The Restaurant at Corte Ingles Madrid

Nestled on the seventh floor at the famous Corte Ingles in the heart of Madrid, the restaurant is visited by the locals and tourists alike. Older people mostly, come here for the service, the food,…

September 17, 2018 | Restaurants | 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

Gordon’s Cafe: Good Food at the Gates of Downtown Beirut

International Cuisine | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 16, 2018

International Cuisine

Gordon’s Cafe: Good Food at the Gates of Downtown Beirut

Attending three days of training at Le Gray, I enjoyed discovering the ballroom for the first time, the new hotel entrance and most importantly the hotel food. There’s something bizarre…

September 16, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

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