Sawani Falfoul: Great Food and Great Vibes for Breakfast and Beyond

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 23, 2018

Sawani Falfoul: Great Food and Great Vibes for Breakfast and Beyond

Breakfast & Coffee

August 23, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut

I ate, enjoyed my time, felt transported... I wished time would stop. I had an amazing plate of foul, an awesome plate…

"Jun": Lebanon's Second Gin!

Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 14, 2018

"Jun": Lebanon's Second Gin!

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

July 14, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

Jun is juniper – and eight other botanicals. It’s the month of June – and every other month of summer…

Yoresel: A Traditional Restaurant in Alanya

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

July 14, 2018

Yoresel: A Traditional Restaurant in Alanya

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Turkey

Traditional Alanyan cuisine prepared with love, at Yoresel you will enjoy a homey cuisine loaded with flavors and…

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

American | New York USA

USA

June 12, 2018

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

American

June 12, 2018 | Recommended | New York

They say that you can’t visit New York and not experience the authenticity and history at “PJ…

Dar Hamad Restaurant: Gourmet and Upscale in Kuwait

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Kuwait GCC Middle East

GCC

April 30, 2018

Dar Hamad Restaurant: Gourmet and Upscale in Kuwait

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Kuwait

You cannot visit Kuwait without having a meal at Dar Hamad; that statement is evident in 2016 on my last visit to…

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

Hotels | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 30, 2018

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

Hotels

April 30, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut

More than 70 rooms, each room is different than the other but all built with great attention to design, finesse and…

Dukanah: A Traditional Experience in Muscat

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Oman GCC Middle East

GCC

April 08, 2018

Dukanah: A Traditional Experience in Muscat

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 08, 2018 | Restaurants | Oman

Traditionally Omani, Dukanah is a local restaurant transporting to the era of our ancestors. Build around a traditional…

Taverna Dei Servi; The Taste of Simple Things in Modena

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

February 01, 2018

Taverna Dei Servi; The Taste of Simple Things in Modena

Italian

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Italy

Nestled in the old town of Modena, few meters from the main piazza, the restaurant can be accessed from a peaceful…

Da Nello: Authentic and Traditional in Bologna

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

February 01, 2018

Da Nello: Authentic and Traditional in Bologna

Italian

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Italy

Traditional and authentic, Da Nello rated 4,3/5 on google maps is considered to be one of the best Italian restaurants…

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

Breakfast & Coffee | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

January 15, 2018

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

Breakfast & Coffee

January 15, 2018 | Popular | Saida

If you watch my shows or follow my stories on Instagram, you would know by now that…

Al Falamanki Dubai: Traditional Lebanese Vibes in the UAE

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

January 14, 2018

Al Falamanki Dubai: Traditional Lebanese Vibes in the UAE

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 14, 2018 | News | Dubai

Al Falamanki, a restaurant from Lebanon, is now open in Dubai, across from the Four Seasons Hotel on Jumeirah Beach…

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

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 30, 2017

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

Bread & Bakeries

December 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Metn

There's a big center in Mazraat Yachouh, called Au Carrefour. On the lower side of this big center, you will find a…

Dar Hamad: A Fine Kuwaiti Restaurant

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Kuwait GCC Middle East

GCC

November 04, 2017

Dar Hamad: A Fine Kuwaiti Restaurant

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 04, 2017 | Recommended | Kuwait

Dar Hamad will leave you amazed. Located in an impressive building, Dar Hamad boasts superb décor and a certain…

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

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 01, 2017

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

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

October 01, 2017 | Recommended | Shouf

It was three in the afternoon visiting Deir El Qamar with my family when we stopped for lunch at Deir Al Oumara, a…

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Desserts & Sweets | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

September 17, 2017

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Desserts & Sweets

September 17, 2017 | Recommended | Saida

Searching for the best Maacroun, Mchabbak and Ouwaymat in town? There's only one address! Visit Nassab Sweets…

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

Fish & Seafood | Greece Europe

Europe

September 07, 2017

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

Fish & Seafood

September 07, 2017 | Restaurants | Greece

Vathi is a small, beautiful fishing harbour on the west coast of the Methana peninsula. It is a very peaceful…

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

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 21, 2017

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

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 21, 2017 | Recommended | Keserwan

Fouad is a small restaurant in Nabe3 el Mghara, Hrajel located far away from the tourists and the main road.…

Ghosn: Jounieh's Traditional Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

August 06, 2017

Ghosn: Jounieh's Traditional Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

August 06, 2017 | Reviews | Jounieh

Two years ago, I visited a man, hardly a moment to stand still, preparing breakfast like his father taught him to more…

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

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 29, 2017

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

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 29, 2017 | Popular | Keserwan

I never thought that any restaurant existed in a forgotten spot up the road to Fatqa. And I never imagined that I'd be…

Raymond: Traditional and Delicious Lebanese Food in Rayak

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 12, 2017

Raymond: Traditional and Delicious Lebanese Food in Rayak

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

June 12, 2017 | Restaurants | Bekaa

In Rayak, Baalbeck, right next to the Air Force base, you'll find Raymond, a restaurant that has been open for sixty…

10 Favorite Spots: Best Places My Grandpa Told Me About

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

May 14, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Best Places My Grandpa Told Me About

Popular

May 14, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

It’s true when they say that some foods are best prepared by masters… and not just any masters. Often…

Em Georges: Flavors of Home Delivered for Your Ultimate Pleasure

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 25, 2017

Em Georges: Flavors of Home Delivered for Your Ultimate Pleasure

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 25, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

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…

Al Soussi: A Breakfast Paradise in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 18, 2017

Al Soussi: A Breakfast Paradise in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

April 18, 2017 | Popular | Beirut

You would never imagine that a place like this, hidden down a dead end in Mar Elias, could even be close to…

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

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 10, 2017

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

Popular

April 10, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

This is a story of a country told through its magnificent food. It's a land called Lebanon where food plays a major…

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

January 18, 2017

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 18, 2017 | Recommended | Egypt

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…

Andrea Mariouteya: Amazing Charcoal Chicken and More

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

September 21, 2016

Andrea Mariouteya: Amazing Charcoal Chicken and More

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 21, 2016 | Restaurants | Egypt

Andrea Mariouteya, opened in 1959, is a famous spot around Cairo.  Many of my friends suggested that I visit this…

Al Hachem: Amman's Iconic Authentic Restaurant

Street Food | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 31, 2016

Al Hachem: Amman's Iconic Authentic Restaurant

Street Food

May 31, 2016 | Amman

Iconic as people call it around here, Al Hachem is a street food restaurant popular for the last 55 years. Nestled in…

Beit Dickson Kuwait: A Traditional and Exceptional Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Kuwait GCC Middle East

GCC

May 28, 2016

Beit Dickson Kuwait: A Traditional and Exceptional Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 28, 2016 | Recommended | Kuwait

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…

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

Fish & Seafood

May 20, 2016

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…

Heokdonga (흑돈가): Traditional Korean Barbecue

Asian/Chinese

May 10, 2016

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…

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

News

May 04, 2016

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…

Myeong-in Deongsim (명인등심): Korean Beef

Asian/Chinese

April 29, 2016

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…

Soufra: The Richness of Traditional Palestinian Cuisine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 19, 2016

Soufra: The Richness of Traditional Palestinian Cuisine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 19, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

This morning I was invited to a tasting. My friend calls me asking to try a Palestinian cuisine she was sure I'd…

Liza Paris: The Stylish and Classy Lebanese

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Paris France Europe

France

April 05, 2016

Liza Paris: The Stylish and Classy Lebanese

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 05, 2016 | Recommended | Paris

Liza, an excellent restaurant in Lebanon and Paris. What a difference! A huge difference between the fast food shop…

Lamb House: An Iconic Restaurant on Beirut's Waterfront

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 28, 2016

Lamb House: An Iconic Restaurant on Beirut's Waterfront

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

March 28, 2016 | Restaurants | Beirut

I'm back to Lamb House! Where the burger is famous, where food is traditional and authentic and where many…

Al Sultan Brahim: Lebanese Seafood at its Finest

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 28, 2016

Al Sultan Brahim: Lebanese Seafood at its Finest

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

February 28, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

It's a restaurant with a rich history, a restaurant I used to visit on Jal el Dib highway before it opened its iconic…

Caru' Cu Bere: A Landmark and Traditional Restaurant

Balkan Cuisine | Romania Europe

Europe

January 27, 2016

Caru' Cu Bere: A Landmark and Traditional Restaurant

Balkan Cuisine

January 27, 2016 | International Cuisine | Romania

Walking the streets of Bucharest's old town we stopped at a landmark, a famous restaurant, a place everyone talks…

Lebanon: 19 Places Your Dad Told You About

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

December 01, 2015

Lebanon: 19 Places Your Dad Told You About

News

December 01, 2015 | Popular | Lebanon

Back to the Past… Generations of Quality and Taste Places Your Dad Told You About It’s true when they…

Fouad: The King of Lebanese Food and Hospitality

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 27, 2015

Fouad: The King of Lebanese Food and Hospitality

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 27, 2015 | Recommended | Keserwan

I'm back at Fouad, one of my all time favorites, a restaurant nestled on the mountains of Keserwan in a village called…

Six Months and Counting: The September Box is Out

News

September 02, 2015

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…

Rural Delights Cooperative: Lebanese Village Products

Spotted Stories

August 24, 2015

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…

Mankousheh: From a Beirut Breakfast to a Dubai Delight

News

July 29, 2015

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…

Krikor in Baskinta: Fifty Four Years of Hard Work

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 20, 2015

Krikor in Baskinta: Fifty Four Years of Hard Work

Breakfast & Coffee

June 20, 2015 | Recommended | Metn

I was back to Krikor Orian sooner than planned, this little tiny heavenly gem located in Baskinta. Before reaching…

Lekmeh Zghertewiyeh: Authenticity in Zghorta has an Address

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 16, 2015

Lekmeh Zghertewiyeh: Authenticity in Zghorta has an Address

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 16, 2015 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Famous all over the world, Zghorta is known for its goat meat, amazing Arak and the Kebbeh bakeries only found in this…

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

News

May 06, 2015

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…

Oum Ali: Perfect Saj Manakish...

Tasty Discoveries

April 08, 2015

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.…

Fouad: My All-Time Coup de Coeur

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 05, 2015

Fouad: My All-Time Coup de Coeur

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 05, 2015 | Recommended | Keserwan

With thousands of restaurants out there and my extensive visits to the latest openers and trendy concepts, I always…

Al Soussi: Expertise and Knowhow Poured into an Authentic Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 01, 2015

Al Soussi: Expertise and Knowhow Poured into an Authentic Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

April 01, 2015 | Recommended | Beirut

Been here, done that, but I didn't have enough time to enjoy my food while shooting an episode on Beirut street food.…

Al Soussi Beirut: Voted the World’s Best Breakfast

Street Food | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 31, 2014

Al Soussi Beirut: Voted the World’s Best Breakfast

Street Food

October 31, 2014 | Beirut

You could never imagine that a place like this, hidden a dead end in Mar Elias, could be even close to serving not only…

Pepsi's Traditional Bottles Gets a Twist

News

July 09, 2014

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…

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