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Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season
Jun 17, 2018

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…

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

American

June 12, 2018 | Recommended | USA

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 old as it used to welcome its clientele back then.…

Dar Hamad Restaurant: Gourmet and Upscale in Kuwait

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | GCC

You cannot visit Kuwait without having a meal at Dar Hamad; that statement is evident in 2016 on my last visit to Kuwait and reconfirmed while having lunch this week. Dar Hamad is Kuwait’s excellent dining restaurant in a casual ambiance…

Contact Info: Dar Hamad

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Assaha Village: A Luxuriously Detailed Hotel Minutes Away from Beirut Airport

Hotels

April 30, 2018 | Reviews | Lebanon

More than 70 rooms, each room is different than the other but all built with great attention to design, finesse and luxury. The hotel is somehow a hidden treasure in Beirut as not many of us know or have heard about it. I had the chance to go in…

Contact Info: Assaha Village

Phone Number: +961-1-450909

Address: Beirut - Airport Street - Behind Al Aytam Station, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-450909

Address: Beirut - Airport Street - Behind Al Aytam Station, Lebanon [ view ]

Dukanah: A Traditional Experience in Muscat

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 08, 2018 | Restaurants | GCC

Traditionally Omani, Dukanah is a local restaurant transporting to the era of our ancestors. Build around a traditional local setup decorated with wood and clay walls; you feel the vibes of an old Omani house with its wooden tables relaxing sofas,…

Taverna Dei Servi; The Taste of Simple Things in Modena

Italian

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Europe

Nestled in the old town of Modena, few meters from the main piazza, the restaurant can be accessed from a peaceful street. One small door opens to an ample space under old arcades of red bricks. The place feels pleasant, quiet and romantic. The…

Da Nello: Authentic and Traditional in Bologna

Italian

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Europe

Traditional and authentic, Da Nello rated 4,3/5 on google maps is considered to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Bologna. When you see a hundred photos of the owner and his guests on all the restaurant’s walls, when the waiters shout…

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

Breakfast & Coffee

January 15, 2018 | Popular | South Lebanon

If you watch my shows or follow my stories on Instagram, you would know by now that Al Jardali Saida sells my favorite Knefeh in Lebanon. Thinner than all the rest, the knefeh is softer, less sweet and doesn't have a crunchy…

Al Falamanki Dubai: Traditional Lebanese Vibes in the UAE

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 14, 2018 | News | UAE

Al Falamanki, a restaurant from Lebanon, is now open in Dubai, across from the Four Seasons Hotel on Jumeirah Beach Road. The restaurant opened in Lebanon in 2008 as a nostalgic cafe that transports guests back to 1960s Beirut. The founders came…

Manouchet El Khal, Mazraat Yachouh: It's Addictive!

Bread & Bakeries

December 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon

There's a big center in Mazraat Yachouh, called Au Carrefour. On the lower side of this big center, you will find a small a small shop. Clean and simple, 3al Barakeh offers a super varied menu of unique sandwiches like no other. He transformed the…

Dar Hamad: A Fine Kuwaiti Restaurant

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 04, 2017 | Recommended | GCC

Dar Hamad will leave you amazed. Located in an impressive building, Dar Hamad boasts superb décor and a certain style. It’s a spacious restaurant with a high ceiling and round and square tables made of thin black wood. Light comes in…

Contact Info: Dar Hamad

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Phone Number: +965 2227 5555

Address: Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City 13109, Kuwait [ view ]

Soufrat Al Oumara: Deir El Qamar’s Enjoyable Food Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

October 01, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

It was three in the afternoon visiting Deir El Qamar with my family when we stopped for lunch at Deir Al Oumara, a beautiful hotel up the mountains of the Chouf. Enjoying the beautiful October weather, the light wind coming from the valley, the…

Contact Info: Soufrat el Oumara

Phone Number: +961 5 511 557

Address: Deir el Amar main road, before the saraya, Chouf, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 5 511 557

Address: Deir el Amar main road, before the saraya, Chouf, Lebanon [ view ]

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Desserts & Sweets

September 17, 2017 | Recommended | South Lebanon

Searching for the best Maacroun, Mchabbak and Ouwaymat in town? There's only one address! Visit Nassab Sweets in Saida. They're different to any others I've previously tried. The Maacroun are soft, full bodied and most importantly…

To Vathi, a Piece of Paradise Hidden on The Greek Islands

Fish & Seafood

September 07, 2017 | Restaurants | Europe

Vathi is a small, beautiful fishing harbour on the west coast of the Methana peninsula. It is a very peaceful hamlet set in spectacular surroundings at the bottom of a volcano - which, for the energetic types, can be climbed! There are also the…

Fouad Khalil's Lebanese Restaurant: It's Happiness Guaranteed

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 21, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Fouad is a small restaurant in Nabe3 el Mghara, Hrajel located far away from the tourists and the main road. I love it here and have been visiting since I was a kid. It's just 'It'! The best authentically Lebanese restaurant serving…

Contact Info: Fouad Khalil

Phone Number: +9613 216 639

Address: Hrajel, Faraya and Ain el Rihani. Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613 216 639

Address: Hrajel, Faraya and Ain el Rihani. Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Ghosn: Jounieh's Traditional Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

August 06, 2017 | Reviews | Keserwan

Two years ago, I visited a man, hardly a moment to stand still, preparing breakfast like his father taught him to more then fifty years ago... His food made me cry, the passion poured within was like none I've ever felt before. I was…

3end Arze: A Happy Place; An Amazing Host; Great Homey Food!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 29, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

I never thought that any restaurant existed in a forgotten spot up the road to Fatqa. And I never imagined that I'd be having a delicious Lebanese meal in a majestic setup, surrounded by green trees offering a breathtaking view of the Halat, Okaybe,…

Contact Info: 3end Arze

Phone Number: +961 81 600 035

Address: Fatqa, Adma Road, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 81 600 035

Address: Fatqa, Adma Road, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Raymond: Traditional and Delicious Lebanese Food in Rayak

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 12, 2017 | Restaurants | Lebanon

In Rayak, Baalbeck, right next to the Air Force base, you'll find Raymond, a restaurant that has been open for sixty years now. People come from all over the country to experience Raymond's cuisine, which includes Lebanese Mezze as well as their…

Contact Info: Raymond

Phone Number: +961 8 900 083

Address: Houch Hala, Rayak, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 8 900 083

Address: Houch Hala, Rayak, Bekaa, Lebanon [ view ]

10 Favorite Spots: Best Places My Grandpa Told Me About

Popular

May 14, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

It’s true when they say that some foods are best prepared by masters… and not just any masters. Often found in hidden places, there are certain places that have been around for generations, handing down family secret recipes from one to…

Em Georges: Flavors of Home Delivered for Your Ultimate Pleasure

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 25, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

The door rang and a man with a smile on his face, carrying a big black bag walked in. In a professional outfit and with a polite attitude his positive vibes were immediately felt.  Today I am trying Em George's food for that first time.…

Contact Info: Em Georges

Phone Number: +961 1 885 185

Address: Nahr El Mot, Roumieh Main Road, CIC Center Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 885 185

Address: Nahr El Mot, Roumieh Main Road, CIC Center Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Soussi: A Breakfast Paradise in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

April 18, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

You would never imagine that a place like this, hidden down a dead end in Mar Elias, could even be close to serving not only good food, but some of the finest dishes the world has ever talked about… This morning I'm back, I'm back to…

Contact Info: El Soussi

Phone Number: +961 1 312145

Address: Zeidaniyeh street, Mar Elias, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 312145

Address: Zeidaniyeh street, Mar Elias, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Lebanon's Best Food Spotted: 17 Cities, 24 Treasures!

Popular

April 10, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

This is a story of a country told through its magnificent food. It's a land called Lebanon where food plays a major role in uniting its citizens. For hundreds of years, traditional specialities have made some villages and cities famous for their…

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 18, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

The Egyptian version of Chipotle or what is closer to Pret a Manger is a big spot on. I walked into a place where I felt transported to New York. Traditional Egyptian food revisited with style and modernism. Very good food, real flavors,…

Andrea Mariouteya: Amazing Charcoal Chicken and More

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 21, 2016 | Restaurants | Middle East

Andrea Mariouteya, opened in 1959, is a famous spot around Cairo.  Many of my friends suggested that I visit this place when they knew I was working on a Mechwar Episode on Cairo. On a beautiful Wednesday, we headed to this unique place for…

Contact Info: Andrea Mariouteya

Phone Number: +20 100 353 2000

Address: New Giza Rd, Giza Governorate, Egypt [ view ]

Phone Number: +20 100 353 2000

Address: New Giza Rd, Giza Governorate, Egypt [ view ]

Al Hachem: Amman's Iconic Authentic Restaurant

Street Food

May 31, 2016 | Jordan

Iconic as people call it around here, Al Hachem is a street food restaurant popular for the last 55 years. Nestled in the heart of downtown Amman, two buildings with a passage in the middle host the restaurant. Fully booked all day and opening…

Beit Dickson Kuwait: A Traditional and Exceptional Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 28, 2016 | Recommended | GCC

This is where I finished my trip and this is where I'll be coming back for more. This is where food has a different meaning, this is where food is full of life and made with passion and dedication. This restaurant made me fall in love with Kuwait, a…

Contact Info: Beit Dickson

Phone Number: +965 2572 5777

Address: Hamad Al-Mubarak St, Salmiya, Kuwait City, Kuwait [ view ]

Phone Number: +965 2572 5777

Address: Hamad Al-Mubarak St, Salmiya, Kuwait City, Kuwait [ view ]

El Veridico de Fidel: A Must Visit! Superb Peruvian Cuisine

Fish & Seafood

May 20, 2016 | Recommended

The taxi dropped me off in a busy industrial neighborhood in front of a place that's not too touristic to say the least. Wearing a blazer, I was not too comfortable walking, but people say that this restaurant, popular among locals, has the best…

Contact Info: El Veridico De Fidel

Phone Number: +51 1 4459297

Address: Calle Colón 246, Miraflores 15074, Lima, Peru [ view ]

Phone Number: +51 1 4459297

Address: Calle Colón 246, Miraflores 15074, Lima, Peru [ view ]

Heokdonga (흑돈가): Traditional Korean Barbecue

Asian/Chinese

May 10, 2016 | Restaurants

Traditional, this restaurant has been recommended by the locals as being the place to visit. Heokdonga means 'black pig'. With suction tubes over every table, you prepare your own meal. Lunchtime, and the restaurant was already full. Sit on a…

Contact Info: Heokdonga

Phone Number: +82-2-3789-0080

Address: 21, Myeongdong 7-gil, Jung-gu | Artnouveau Centum Building B1, Seoul, South Korea [ view ]

Phone Number: +82-2-3789-0080

Address: 21, Myeongdong 7-gil, Jung-gu | Artnouveau Centum Building B1, Seoul, South Korea [ view ]

The Box of May: The 15th Box has Been Delivered!

News

May 04, 2016 | Popular

Forget the gloomy weather this morning, we're in a full summery mood today... to top the thrill of the season further you've finally received this month's BOX. The anticipation of the first Wednesday of each month... the wait for the door bell to…

Myeong-in Deongsim (명인등심): Korean Beef

Asian/Chinese

April 29, 2016 | Grill&BBQ

One item is sold here; Korean beef and marinated Korean sirloin. Barbecue style, the meat is cooked in front of the customer with fans to take the air out. With that you choose one of the six lunch menus. A classy place with copper hoods over…

Contact Info: Myeong-in Deongsim

Phone Number: +82 2-541-7782

Address: South Korea, Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Cheongdam-dong, 56-1 [ view ]

Phone Number: +82 2-541-7782

Address: South Korea, Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Cheongdam-dong, 56-1 [ view ]

Soufra: The Richness of Traditional Palestinian Cuisine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 19, 2016 | Recommended | Lebanon

This morning I was invited to a tasting. My friend calls me asking to try a Palestinian cuisine she was sure I'd love... But I honestly didn't know that we were going to the camp. It's called Soufra, a homey cuisine prepared by Palestinian ladies…

Liza Paris: The Stylish and Classy Lebanese

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 05, 2016 | Recommended | France

Liza, an excellent restaurant in Lebanon and Paris. What a difference! A huge difference between the fast food shop and the restaurant. After finishing the sandwiches we moved to have lunch. A beautiful space inspiring class and finesse with a…

Contact Info: Liza Paris

Phone Number: +33 1 55 35 00 66

Address: 14 Rue de la Banque, 75002 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 55 35 00 66

Address: 14 Rue de la Banque, 75002 Paris, France [ view ]

Lamb House: An Iconic Restaurant on Beirut's Waterfront

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

March 28, 2016 | Restaurants | Lebanon

I'm back to Lamb House! Where the burger is famous, where food is traditional and authentic and where many accustomed local customers have been visiting with their families since years. 35 years in the business and yet, the Burger is a renowned…

Contact Info: Lamb House

Phone Number: +961 1 741701

Address: General de Gaulle, Chouran Street, Al Manara, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 741701

Address: General de Gaulle, Chouran Street, Al Manara, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Sultan Brahim: Lebanese Seafood at its Finest

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

February 28, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

It's a restaurant with a rich history, a restaurant I used to visit on Jal el Dib highway before it opened its iconic location in Maameltein. Al Sultan Brahim has taken it even further by opening its latest baby in downtown Beirut. A landmark, a…

Contact Info: Al-Sultan Brahim, Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 989989

Address: Beirut Souks, Downtown Beirut, Facing Biel Entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 989989

Address: Beirut Souks, Downtown Beirut, Facing Biel Entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

Caru' Cu Bere: A Landmark and Traditional Restaurant

Balkan Cuisine

January 27, 2016 | International Cuisine | Europe

Walking the streets of Bucharest's old town we stopped at a landmark, a famous restaurant, a place everyone talks about, a traditional restaurant built over ten years ago in this old house. The Caru' cu Bere (the beer wagon) is a bar and…

Contact Info: Caru' cu Bere

Phone Number: +40 726 282 373

Address: Strada Stavropoleos 5, București 030081, Romania [ view ]

Phone Number: +40 726 282 373

Address: Strada Stavropoleos 5, București 030081, Romania [ view ]

Lebanon: 19 Places Your Dad Told You About

News

December 01, 2015 | Popular | Middle East

Back to the Past… Generations of Quality and Taste Places Your Dad Told You About It’s true when they say that some foods are best prepared by masters… and not just any masters. Often found in hidden places, there are certain…

Fouad: The King of Lebanese Food and Hospitality

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 27, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

I'm back at Fouad, one of my all time favorites, a restaurant nestled on the mountains of Keserwan in a village called Hrajel. Fouad is a whole story where the people smile, the waiters jump from happiness and Fouad makes sure to be here all…

Six Months and Counting: The September Box is Out

News

September 02, 2015 | The Box

Can you believe it’s been 6 months already since we first started The Box? Over 150 Boxes have been dispatched monthly filled with over a dozen delicious gems scouted from across the country and brought to your door steps…  On a…

Rural Delights Cooperative: Lebanese Village Products

Spotted Stories

August 24, 2015

Rural Delights cooperative (Atayeb Al Rif) is a non-profit organization and the hub of a network of 42 women-owned agricultural and artisanal cooperatives. Rural Delights cooperative was established in 2002 and is the first cooperative…

Mankousheh: From a Beirut Breakfast to a Dubai Delight

News

July 29, 2015 | Press

By Tarek Ali Ahmad and Salma ElShahed | Special to Al Arabiya NewsWednesday, 29 July 2015   The marriage between cheese and bread is an almost universally accepted union. While the West has the classic grilled cheese and toasties, the…

Krikor in Baskinta: Fifty Four Years of Hard Work

Breakfast & Coffee

June 20, 2015 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

I was back to Krikor Orian sooner than planned, this little tiny heavenly gem located in Baskinta. Before reaching Baskinta, you’ll find a small petrol station, which used to be called Ezz el Din. Stop there and walk down the stairs to Krikor,…

Lekmeh Zghertewiyeh: Authenticity in Zghorta has an Address

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 16, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Famous all over the world, Zghorta is known for its goat meat, amazing Arak and the Kebbeh bakeries only found in this village. I'd wanted to visit for so long and here I was not to shoot an episode, but to get an overview for my upcoming…

NoGarlicNoOnions's "The BOX": May Edition is Out!

News

May 06, 2015 | The Box

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and this means THE BOX has been dispatched. The first box was enormously successful, and we have had more orders placed this month, which means more deliveries… Exciting news, because…

Oum Ali: Perfect Saj Manakish...

Tasty Discoveries

April 08, 2015

You meet people sometimes who strongly affect you one-way or another… Oum Ali is one such person. Rare… and I was lucky enough to have come across a simple and unpretentious lady during the Beirut Cooking Festival a while…

Fouad: My All-Time Coup de Coeur

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 05, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

With thousands of restaurants out there and my extensive visits to the latest openers and trendy concepts, I always feel like coming back to the roots, to the basics, to a restaurant combining a handful of selections to make me happy... Fouad is one…

Contact Info: Fouad Khalil

Phone Number: +9613 216 639

Address: Hrajel, Faraya and Ain el Rihani. Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613 216 639

Address: Hrajel, Faraya and Ain el Rihani. Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Soussi: Expertise and Knowhow Poured into an Authentic Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

April 01, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

Been here, done that, but I didn't have enough time to enjoy my food while shooting an episode on Beirut street food. After visiting Soussi a couple of months back, Lebanon went viral and hundreds of you visited this amazing place to meet the men…

Contact Info: El Soussi

Phone Number: +961 1 312145

Address: Zeidaniyeh street, Mar Elias, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 312145

Address: Zeidaniyeh street, Mar Elias, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Soussi Beirut: Voted the World’s Best Breakfast

Street Food

October 31, 2014 | Lebanon

You could never imagine that a place like this, hidden a dead end in Mar Elias, could be even close to serving not only good food, but some of the finest dishes the world has ever talked about… The restaurant’s first location in…

Contact Info: El Soussi

Phone Number: +961 1 312145

Address: Zeidaniyeh street, Mar Elias, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 312145

Address: Zeidaniyeh street, Mar Elias, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Pepsi's Traditional Bottles Gets a Twist

News

July 09, 2014

O-I New Product Development and Innovation re-imagines PepsiCo's classic soft drink by adding a twist to the traditional bottle. The new design adds a modern edge to the old time favorite soda drink...  This unique asymmetrical 'Twist'…

Man'ousheh Bag Launched at Discover MarMikael

Spotted Stories

April 07, 2013

In case you're wondering, these are not real man'oushe's. They look so real don't they...? These are actually handbags in the making... Today, spotted in Mar Mikhael at Sarah's Bag pop up store near Frosty Palace, their new Man'oushe design bag…

El Montero Restaurant, Mexico

Spotted Stories

November 03, 2012

El Montero, is a restaurant located in Saltillo Coahuila, a city very close to the Mexican northern border. Its kitchen represents the restaurant's surroundings as it is located on one of Mexico's deserts. El Montero's menu is inspired on…

Japanese Restaurant Yojisan, Beverly Hills

Spotted Stories

October 17, 2012

Architect Dan Brunn’s newly designed Japanese restaurant Yojisan introduces a refreshingly whimsical and modern touch to the neighborhood. Instead of pandering to existing Beverly Hills clichés, Brunn steps through the looking glass…

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