Furn w Fekhar: Breakfast in Achrafieh

Breakfast & Coffee | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Furn w Fekhar: Breakfast in Achrafieh

Located in the heart of Achrafieh facing Pate a Choux on Sodeco street, “Furn w Fekhar” is the latest bakery to open proposing a selection of manakish, wraps, sandwiches, and food…

May 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Sunday Lunch at Batchig Antelias

Armenian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Armenian

Sunday Lunch at Batchig Antelias

It felt so good to visit Batchig after two long years! I’ve been here, done that, enjoyed all the menu and still visit with a smile on my face. Batchig is a “kiss hello,” a casual…

May 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

The Draft House; Draft Beer and Good Food at the Airport in Dubai

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 20, 2019

American

The Draft House; Draft Beer and Good Food at the Airport in Dubai

Last year on my way back to Lebanon, I stopped by "The Draft House" for a beer. I loved the food, the vibes, and selection of draft beers and remember to have been amazed by the restaurant that…

May 20, 2019 | Recommended | Dubai

The.CO’s: Excellent Food from Around the World Now in Antelias

Burgers | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Burgers

The.CO’s: Excellent Food from Around the World Now in Antelias

CO’s is for “Brgr.Co”, “Pzza.Co” and “Deli.Co” combined. Enjoy the best of all worlds under one roof now in Antelias. It’s not a secret anymore…

May 20, 2019 | Italian | Antelias

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

Lebanese Sarah Saroufim: Absolut's Global Creative Competion Winner

Events

May 18, 2019

Events

Lebanese Sarah Saroufim: Absolut's Global Creative Competion Winner

Absolut has announced its next creative collaboration and winning artist as part of Absolut's broadest art initiative in the history of the brand. Sarah Saroufim from Lebanon has been crowned…

May 18, 2019 | News

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

First Time in 125 Years, Hershey's Changes its Look

News

May 17, 2019

News

First Time in 125 Years, Hershey's Changes its Look

For the first time in its 125-year history, Hershey’s is switching up the way its iconic milk chocolate bars look. Instead of Hershey’s, the little squares will all sport an emoji --…

May 17, 2019

Ease the Heat with Ben & Jerry's New Flavors

News

May 17, 2019

News

Ease the Heat with Ben & Jerry's New Flavors

Ben & Jerry’s has been busy preparing for summer, because the ice cream brand just released new flavors for the warm months ahead. Available only in Scoop Shops flavors include: Toffee…

May 17, 2019

Oreo Is Rolling Out New Flavors for Summer 2019

News

May 17, 2019

News

Oreo Is Rolling Out New Flavors for Summer 2019

Oreo has a sweet treat — or five — for consumers this summer.The cookie maker is dropping five new flavors this summer, with plans to release one every month. The first one to hit…

May 17, 2019

Lebanese Karim Bourgi: Creative Pastry Conquering the World

Desserts & Sweets | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 15, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Lebanese Karim Bourgi: Creative Pastry Conquering the World

Based in Dubai since 2011, Chef Karim Bourgi is Executive Pastry Chef for the Al Mana Group, a role in which he manages the opening of La Maison du Chocolat Paris boutiques in the Middle East. He has…

May 15, 2019 | News | Dubai

San Stephano Del Mar Restaurant: Gourmet Seafood in Batroun

Fish & Seafood | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Fish & Seafood

San Stephano Del Mar Restaurant: Gourmet Seafood in Batroun

Nestled on Batroun’s seashore, San Stephano beach resort is known locally for its private, sandy beach, outdoor wedding venue and its fish restaurant, which offers a wide selection of freshly…

May 15, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Batroun

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Recommended | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Recommended

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Welcome to the lab where shawarma is served with style. White and orange are the colors, with designs reminding you of a lab. Shawarma is the star reinvented with several new recipes never seen…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Walking in Saida: The City of a Million Stories. (Enjoy Hundreds of Photos)

Mechwar Videos | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Walking in Saida: The City of a Million Stories. (Enjoy Hundreds of Photos)

Set amid thick citrus and banana groves, the port town of Saida, also called Sidon, was once a rich and flourishing Phoenician city, with tight trade links to ancient Egypt and a globally renowned…

May 15, 2019 | Travel | Saida

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 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

The Last Snow of the Season Up North Lebanon: Visiting my Heroes

Mechwar Videos | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Mechwar Videos

The Last Snow of the Season Up North Lebanon: Visiting my Heroes

Lebanon through the eyes of a passionate and curious foodie! Mechwar is a popular television segment on MTV Lebanon, Mechwar takes the form of a 20-minute show that takes viewers across…

May 15, 2019 | Travel | North Lebanon

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

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

Zaya Nurai Island Seen from Above: The Beautiful Blue Sea and Colorful Land

Hotels | Abu Dhabi UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 14, 2019

Hotels

Zaya Nurai Island Seen from Above: The Beautiful Blue Sea and Colorful Land

Stemming from the Arabic word 'Nur' meaning light, Nurai is an island of staggering beauty, of turquoise seas and white sands. It's a place filled with natural harmony appealing to all five senses.…

May 14, 2019 | Travel | Abu Dhabi

Amazing Food Experience on Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi

International Cuisine | Abu Dhabi UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 14, 2019

International Cuisine

Amazing Food Experience on Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi

Experience paradise on earth; welcome to Zaya Nurai island! Located in Abu Dhabi, the natural island hosts one of the most luxurious hotels on earth welcoming you in one of their fifty individual…

May 14, 2019 | Recommended | Abu Dhabi

Zaya Nurai: The Luxury Hotel Island! Food, Fun and Relaxation

Hotels | Abu Dhabi UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 14, 2019

Hotels

Zaya Nurai: The Luxury Hotel Island! Food, Fun and Relaxation

Experience paradise on earth; welcome to Zaya Nurai island! Located in Abu Dhabi, the natural island hosts one of the most luxurious hotels on earth welcoming you in one of their fifty individual…

May 14, 2019 | Recommended | Abu Dhabi

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

Summer is Complete with Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions

News

May 13, 2019

News

Summer is Complete with Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions

Diageo has expanded its Smirnoff vodka portfolio in the US with a sugar-free, lower-ABV range infused with natural flavours. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions, the line is available in three flavours:…

May 13, 2019

Coca-Cola Enters the Spirits World with New Signature Mixers

News

May 12, 2019

News

Coca-Cola Enters the Spirits World with New Signature Mixers

The unique yet familiar flavor of Coca-Cola has cemented its status as one of the world's most beloved mixers. Now, with dark spirits making a comeback and the cocktail culture hotter than…

May 12, 2019

Lounge 36: Good Food and Pleasant Vibes in Kousba

International Cuisine | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2019

International Cuisine

Lounge 36: Good Food and Pleasant Vibes in Kousba

The first time I visited Lounge 36, I was taken by a storm; Charly walked in, offered me a cigar and a handful of food choices... I ended up forgetting to write a review. I loved the experience;…

May 09, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

What You Should Know About Gluten

News

May 08, 2019

News

What You Should Know About Gluten

Gluten causes a number of health issues including celiac disease, and the number of people with gluten-related illnesses and allergies is on the rise, yet a lot of people remain undiagnosed. However,…

May 08, 2019 | Spotted Stories

Holiday Gift Guide For Different People In Your Life

News

May 08, 2019

News

Holiday Gift Guide For Different People In Your Life

It’s the holiday season again. The good-gift-giving still defines the spirit of the season, and choosing the right gift is the perfect way of crowning this moment. It involves a lot of insight,…

May 08, 2019 | Spotted Stories

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

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

French

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

Invited for a charity dinner prepared by chef Micheal Lee Rafidi who came all the way from Washington, Bergerac has been transformed tonight into a group gathering where everyone was happy and…

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

“Bassma’s World Family Month Campaign”: YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED

News

May 08, 2019

News

“Bassma’s World Family Month Campaign”: YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED

One Family a Day during the month of May! Help us Empower destitute Families & cover their housing needs! HELP US REACH 50,000USD Bassma is a Lebanese non-profit humanitarian organization for…

May 08, 2019

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

LEBANESE Chocolate Makes it to France at La Grande Epicerie de Paris

News | Paris France Europe

France

May 05, 2019

News

LEBANESE Chocolate Makes it to France at La Grande Epicerie de Paris

Once again M de Noir is making the news. When she decided to launch her “Saveurs du Liban” at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris in 2013, Maya Maalouf Kanaan did not expect the huge…

May 05, 2019 | Popular | Paris

Starbucks' New Color-Changing Cups Create a Buzz

News

May 03, 2019

News

Starbucks' New Color-Changing Cups Create a Buzz

Starbucks released a pack of reusable cups that change colour when you fill them with a drink, creating an ombré-like tumbler to carry around your cold brew. Available across the U.S. and…

May 03, 2019

Pepsi® Splashes into the Season with Three New Flavors

News

May 03, 2019

News

Pepsi® Splashes into the Season with Three New Flavors

Pepsi is springing into warmer weather this season by introducing three new flavors: Pepsi Berry, Pepsi Lime and Pepsi Mango. The new flavors mark the first time Pepsi has added a splash of real…

May 03, 2019

Guacamole Cheese: Yes Cheese!

Spotted Stories

May 03, 2019

Spotted Stories

Guacamole Cheese: Yes Cheese!

Meet the Amanti Guacamole Cheese. Yes it's green, made with a blend of avocados, lime juice, tomato, onion, chili, and garlic, this guacamole cheese has taken how we enjoy our Tortilla chips on a…

May 03, 2019

Burger King Says "It's Ok to be Just Ok!"

News

May 03, 2019

News

Burger King Says "It's Ok to be Just Ok!"

For Mental Health Awareness Month, Burger King teams up with the non-profit organization Mental Health America on a campaign that encourages people to feel however they feel — not how society…

May 03, 2019

The Cheesecake Factory Closes in Beirut: Goodbye to Another Franchise

News | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 30, 2019

News

The Cheesecake Factory Closes in Beirut: Goodbye to Another Franchise

I keep on repeating one sentence: “Lebanon is not a franchise country”. From the days' franchises started opening in Lebanon, I remember saying that they won’t work. Actually, they…

April 30, 2019 | Popular | Hamra & Verdun

Avengers: Endgame X Coca Cola

News

April 29, 2019

News

Avengers: Endgame X Coca Cola

Avengers: Endgame finally arrived at theatres, the Marvel franchise partnered with Coca-Cola for a brand new collaboration which includes Iron Man, Thor and Hulk in the red, black and…

April 29, 2019

Kinder Ice Cream Finally Out and A New Flavour Added

News

April 29, 2019

News

Kinder Ice Cream Finally Out and A New Flavour Added

Over a year ago, we reported that Kinder will be releasing a range of ice cream flavors. We mentioned three flavours of the Italian confectionery brand: Ice Cream Stick, Ice Cream Sandwich, Kinder…

April 29, 2019

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