Patchi Cafe: A Pleasure for the Eyes, Body and Soul! The Gourmet Chocolate Experience

Shopping Mall | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 13, 2019

Shopping Mall

Patchi Cafe: A Pleasure for the Eyes, Body and Soul! The Gourmet Chocolate Experience

Considered to be one of the world’s best and most prestigious chocolate suppliers, Lebanon’s Patchi has opened its first Cafe starting at ABC Verdun. From Lebanon to the world, Patchi is…

March 13, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | Hamra & Verdun

The .Co Family of Amazing Restaurants: Ummi, Deli.co, Brgr.co and Pzza.co

Shopping Mall | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 24, 2018

Shopping Mall

The .Co Family of Amazing Restaurants: Ummi, Deli.co, Brgr.co and Pzza.co

I've been here a dozen times or more and left satisfied and happy every single time. Back for the great food, the service, the generous plates, the colorful offerings and the guarantee of enjoying a…

December 24, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Central District

Lunch at Angelina Lafayette Paris

Shopping Mall | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

Shopping Mall

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

Christmas Tree Under the Dome at Lafayette Paris

Shopping Mall | Paris France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

Shopping Mall

Christmas Tree Under the Dome at Lafayette Paris

This Christmas, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, and Piaget are raising the Big Tree under the magical dome to new heights. It transports us into the imaginary world of children by showcasing…

December 24, 2018 | Shopping Mall | Paris

Social House Dubai: A Beautiful Place Serving a Tasty Breakfast

Shopping Mall | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

November 24, 2018

Shopping Mall

Social House Dubai: A Beautiful Place Serving a Tasty Breakfast

Because the place looks so nice and inspiring. Because every design item makes you want to come in and live the experience, I stopped for breakfast. Social House is a marvelous masterpiece of…

November 24, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

Aubaine: French Style Breakfast in Dubai

Shopping Mall | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

November 24, 2018

Shopping Mall

Aubaine: French Style Breakfast in Dubai

Lebanese owned, with the first restaurant in London, Aubaine has a premium location at the entrance of The Dubai Mall. Aubaine offers a French selection of gourmet creations all produced in-house.…

November 24, 2018 | French | Dubai

New Shanghai: A Beautiful Place Serving Good Asian Food

Shopping Mall | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

November 23, 2018

Shopping Mall

New Shanghai: A Beautiful Place Serving Good Asian Food

Serving New Shanghai cuisine imported directly from Asia, the restaurant owned by the Lebanese Azadea group is a masterpiece of architecture and design. Amazingly created, the long corridor takes you…

November 23, 2018 | Restaurants | Dubai

Din Tai Fung: Asian Perfection in Dubai

Shopping Mall | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

November 23, 2018

Shopping Mall

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

Ummi: A Breakthrough in Lebanese Culinary Expertise

Shopping Mall | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 16, 2018

Shopping Mall

Ummi: A Breakthrough in Lebanese Culinary Expertise

Let yourself travel into another dimension, surrender to the soothing tunes of classic oriental music, open your eyes and enjoy the beautiful decor. Ummi is a Lebanese restaurant, but not like any…

September 16, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Raising Cane's: I love This Chicken!

Shopping Mall | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 13, 2018

Shopping Mall

Raising Cane's: I love This Chicken!

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (commonly known as Cane’s) is a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in chicken fingers, that was founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by Todd Graves and Craig…

May 13, 2018 | Shopping Mall | Beirut

Five Guys Muscat, Oman: I Love The Concept, Decor and Burger!

Shopping Mall | Oman GCC Middle East

GCC

May 13, 2018

Shopping Mall

Five Guys Muscat, Oman: I Love The Concept, Decor and Burger!

Five Guys is a family business started by the Murrell family and, as the name suggests, includes five sons, the “five guys.” With its first opening 30 years ago near Washington DC, Five…

May 13, 2018 | Recommended | Oman

IHOP: The Famous American Diner Lands in Beirut. Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes and More

Shopping Mall | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 01, 2018

Shopping Mall

IHOP: The Famous American Diner Lands in Beirut. Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes and More

I was first introduced to IHOP, last year, during my annual trip to New York. American style, the diner serves a hearty breakfast as you see it in American movies. I remember it to be tasty but…

May 01, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut

Osteria Dei Borghi at Fico Food Park, Italy

Shopping Mall | Italy Europe

Europe

March 20, 2018

Shopping Mall

Osteria Dei Borghi at Fico Food Park, Italy

Located inside Fico, the world’s first food experience created by Eataly, Osteria serves Pasta and local cuisines of Italy. Among many restaurants, I was craving pasta, and the menu board…

March 20, 2018 | Restaurants | Italy

Big Fernand, Paris’ Famous Hamburger Lands in Dubai

Shopping Mall | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 13, 2018

Shopping Mall

Big Fernand, Paris’ Famous Hamburger Lands in Dubai

From the busy streets of Paris to the cosmopolitan city of Dubai, Big Fernand -my favorite burger in Paris opens at Dubai Festival City. Being a fan of this famous French burger chain, I…

March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Dubai

Sugar Factory: Hardcore Food, Fun, Colors and Positivity in Dubai

Shopping Mall | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 13, 2018

Shopping Mall

Sugar Factory: Hardcore Food, Fun, Colors and Positivity in Dubai

When a place is called “Sugar”, prepare yourself to have a rush. Sugar and sweet things is what they do, with portions that are heavier and bigger than “The Cheesecake…

March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Dubai

Haagen Dazs Dessert Sensations at Dubai Festival City

Shopping Mall | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 13, 2018

Shopping Mall

Haagen Dazs Dessert Sensations at Dubai Festival City

Much more than simply ice cream, Haagen-Dazs proposes a delicious selection of dessert indulgences that will draw a smile on your face. Fresh products, crunchy waffles, light-bodied crepes and molten…

March 13, 2018 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Dubai

Magnolia Bakery, Dubai Festival City: The Dream Banana Pudding

Shopping Mall | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 13, 2018

Shopping Mall

Magnolia Bakery, Dubai Festival City: The Dream Banana Pudding

Now that Magnolia Bakery has closed in Lebanon, I started searching for it around the world especially to enjoy their carrot cake and banana pudding. Open in Dubai inside the festival city mall;…

March 13, 2018 | Reviews | Dubai

Eataly; Your Italian Stop at Dubai Festival City

Shopping Mall | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 13, 2018

Shopping Mall

Eataly; Your Italian Stop at Dubai Festival City

It’s a challenge, a personal challenge called “Eataly”; visit them all before I die one at the time. After New York, Roma, Milano, Dubai, and Istanbul among others I probably…

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Dubai

Breakfast and Lunch at La Petite Table, ABC Verdun are Worth Trying! (Restaurant Closed)

Shopping Mall | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 18, 2018

Shopping Mall

Breakfast and Lunch at La Petite Table, ABC Verdun are Worth Trying! (Restaurant Closed)

Enjoyable from the minute you walk in, having breakfast at La Petite Table is one of my favorite things to do whenever I’m planning my meetings in the morning. In the heart of ABC Verdun, under…

January 18, 2018 | International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun

Kitchen Yard: A Casual Lunch at ABC Verdun (Restaurant Closed)

Shopping Mall | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 14, 2018

Shopping Mall

Kitchen Yard: A Casual Lunch at ABC Verdun (Restaurant Closed)

Meet Ali, Ali rocks, fun, smiles, and jokes... a waiter I’ll take to my restaurant if I had one. Even though I heard Kitchen Yard was closing soon, I couldn’t but try it to understand…

January 14, 2018 | Restaurant Closed | Beirut

Raising Cane’s: Finally a Real Fried Chicken Experience in Lebanon!

Shopping Mall | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 07, 2018

Shopping Mall

Raising Cane’s: Finally a Real Fried Chicken Experience in Lebanon!

I don’t know the brand, but all I can tell you that it feels like the only real American fast food experience in Lebanon! “Raising Cane’s” takes you on a trip to the United…

January 07, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

Photos of the New Megamall in Choueifat: The Spot

Shopping Mall | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 07, 2018

Shopping Mall

Photos of the New Megamall in Choueifat: The Spot

The Spot Choueifat megamall is ready to welcome everyone into its world of happiness uniquely designed to suit all its customer’s needs and lifestyles.  Located in Choueifat is…

January 07, 2018 | Shopping Mall | Beirut

Ummi; Upscale Lebanese Perfection!

Shopping Mall | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 23, 2017

Shopping Mall

Ummi; Upscale Lebanese Perfection!

Happy people chatting at lunch, positive vibes taking you on a journey around the globe and back, great food and excellent service... Ummi is much more than a restaurant it’s a redefined…

December 23, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

P.F.Chang’s: I Love it; the Food; the Service...and the Red Velvet Cake!

Shopping Mall | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 12, 2017

Shopping Mall

P.F.Chang’s: I Love it; the Food; the Service...and the Red Velvet Cake!

For me, P.F.Chang’s is a coup de coeur. A place to escape, enjoy and have fun; a restaurant where the food and the service are good. I’ve been here several times, but that was more than a…

November 12, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut

Lunch with the Kids at Casper ABC Dbayeh

Shopping Mall | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 11, 2017

Shopping Mall

Lunch with the Kids at Casper ABC Dbayeh

I never imagined that one day I could actually be enjoying lunch with three kids in the heart of a mall on a busy Sunday. Arrive early, secure a table and have yourself guided through the experience.…

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

Bar Tartine Achrafieh: I Had a Very Pleasant Lunch!

Shopping Mall | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 08, 2017

Shopping Mall

Bar Tartine Achrafieh: I Had a Very Pleasant Lunch!

Home of the oval Pizza and fresh sandwiches, Bar Tartine - open in ABC Achrafieh - is my address every time I feel like enjoying a pleasant meal. With several glowing reviews already, Bar…

October 08, 2017 | Pizza | Achrafieh

Mochi Chic: Paris’ Mouthwatering Bites

Shopping Mall | Paris France Europe

France

September 28, 2017

Shopping Mall

Mochi Chic: Paris’ Mouthwatering Bites

In Lebanon we’ve been used to only eating Mochis for dessert at Japanese restaurants where the dessert is nothing more than a rice paste with ice cream one could take home and enjoy anytime. In…

September 28, 2017 | Reviews | Paris

Bermuda Onion: Lunch at Beaugrenelle Paris

Shopping Mall | Paris France Europe

France

September 28, 2017

Shopping Mall

Bermuda Onion: Lunch at Beaugrenelle Paris

The Beaugrenelle shopping complex... I love it here... different from Printemps, Le Bon Marche or Lafayette, Beaugrenelle is a shopping mall built in an artistic and fresh way. Light comes in from…

September 28, 2017 | Restaurants | Paris

La Cantine Libanaise: A Casual Lebanese Eatery in Paris

Shopping Mall | Paris France Europe

France

September 28, 2017

Shopping Mall

La Cantine Libanaise: A Casual Lebanese Eatery in Paris

With two branches in Paris, one at La Défense and another at Val D’Europe, La Cantine Libanaise is a proud ambassador of Lebanese cuisine - at least the way French people like it. I came…

September 28, 2017 | Restaurants | Paris

Ummi: Lunch Left Me Lost for Words...

Shopping Mall | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 19, 2017

Shopping Mall

Ummi: Lunch Left Me Lost for Words...

Ummi: Where Traditional and Authentic Lebanese Food Will Surely Make you Happier... The work of a master who has managed to blend together the charm of an old Lebanese house and the authenticity…

September 19, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

Ummi: A Different Lebanese Restaurant... Now Open in Beirut

Shopping Mall | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 19, 2017

Shopping Mall

Ummi: A Different Lebanese Restaurant... Now Open in Beirut

When you hear that Chef Hussein Hadid and the team are opening a new concept, you can't but be the first to try it. Hussein, his executive chef Dory and the team just do it right! From the masters…

September 19, 2017 | News | Beirut Central District

Semsom: Tasty Flavors of Lebanon... With an Enjoyable Twist

Shopping Mall | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 28, 2017

Shopping Mall

Semsom: Tasty Flavors of Lebanon... With an Enjoyable Twist

I've been a big fan of Semsom since I first discovered it in Achrafieh back in 2008. I love their signature twist on Lebanese cuisine, the colors in their dishes and above all their flavors!…

August 28, 2017 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Shopping in Rome: Castel Romano Designer Outlet

Shopping Mall | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 15, 2017

Shopping Mall

Shopping in Rome: Castel Romano Designer Outlet

After discovering La Vallee Village in Paris... My favorite shopping address in Rome is called "Castel Romano Designer Outlet". It's where you can find your favourite designer brands from 30% to 70%…

August 15, 2017 | Shopping Mall | Rome

Eataly Roma: The World's Biggest Italian Food Haven

Shopping Mall | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

August 14, 2017

Shopping Mall

Eataly Roma: The World's Biggest Italian Food Haven

Take a drive for just over 20 minutes from the center of Rome to reach a dream place every foodie would love to explore. After visiting and eating at several Eatalys around the world, I got the…

August 14, 2017 | Pizza | Rome

ABC Verdun: Now Open in the Heart of Beirut

Shopping Mall | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 05, 2017

Shopping Mall

ABC Verdun: Now Open in the Heart of Beirut

ABC Verdun, Lebanon's biggest and sexiest mall is now open in the heart of Beirut. Check below the first picture of this architectural masterpiece.  The project is constructed on an 18,000…

August 05, 2017 | Shopping Mall | Hamra & Verdun

ABC Verdun: Video and Photos of the Opening

Shopping Mall | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 28, 2017

Shopping Mall

ABC Verdun: Video and Photos of the Opening

They say, the opening ceremony costs by the hundreds of thousands... below is the video and photos of this big night!

July 28, 2017 | Popular | Hamra & Verdun

Pzza, Brgr, Deli: The Co. Family Serves Great Food!

Shopping Mall | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 10, 2017

Shopping Mall

Pzza, Brgr, Deli: The Co. Family Serves Great Food!

When I remember the last time I visited Pzza.Co, I realise how fast time passes... Two years have already passed! I love Pzza.Co, their food, flavors, concept and ideas. Pzza.Co is much more than…

July 10, 2017 | Recommended | Beirut Central District

A Pleasant Lebanese Lunch at Leila ABC Dbayeh

Shopping Mall | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2017

Shopping Mall

A Pleasant Lebanese Lunch at Leila ABC Dbayeh

Twenty five minutes have passed and I'm still waiting for someone to approach me to ask me if I want a drink or simply by now the main order... located on the rooftop of ABC Dbayeh, Leila is the…

July 10, 2017 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

The Pancake Bar Mini Bites with Nutella at ABC Achrafieh (Restaurant Closed)

Shopping Mall | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 22, 2017

Shopping Mall

The Pancake Bar Mini Bites with Nutella at ABC Achrafieh (Restaurant Closed)

A new pancake bar has opened at ABC... two kids sitting behind the counter listening to their music, stuff and boxes thrown here and there, no life and no decor only water bottles and Nutella…

June 22, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Achrafieh

A Meal from A to Z: 27 Food Stops at ABC!

Shopping Mall | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 08, 2017

Shopping Mall

A Meal from A to Z: 27 Food Stops at ABC!

Lebanese food blogger and founder of ‘No Garlic No Onions’, Anthony Rahayel visits every restaurant in ABC and recommends his favorite dishes in each place. An expert food critic, Rahayel…

May 08, 2017 | Popular | Beirut

ABC Verdun's Big Reveal

Shopping Mall | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 10, 2017

Shopping Mall

ABC Verdun's Big Reveal

You've been hearing a lot about the new ABC Verdun... Curious to see the reveal?

April 10, 2017 | Shopping Mall | Hamra & Verdun

Breakfast at Urbanista ABC Dbayeh (Restaurant Closed)

Shopping Mall | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 29, 2017

Shopping Mall

Breakfast at Urbanista ABC Dbayeh (Restaurant Closed)

A blissfully urban space: where metal, wood and leather create a world of Urbanista's own inside ABC Dbayeh. With industrial concrete walls, a two-level seating area, a salad bar, an island where…

March 29, 2017 | Restaurant Closed | Dbayeh

Divvy ABC Achrafieh: Delicious Food... Beautiful Decor... Must Try!

Shopping Mall | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 15, 2016

Shopping Mall

Divvy ABC Achrafieh: Delicious Food... Beautiful Decor... Must Try!

Now in ABC Achrafieh, Divvy is a great place to try. The new location is where you should go for some food sharing, great vibes, good service and beautiful decor. I was in Divvy Hazmieh two weeks ago…

November 15, 2016 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Quindici Beaugrenelle: Tasteless Italian Cuisine and Bad Service

Shopping Mall | Paris France Europe

France

October 10, 2016

Shopping Mall

Quindici Beaugrenelle: Tasteless Italian Cuisine and Bad Service

Beaugrenelle Paris shopping mall boasts a reasonable choice of restaurants. With my family in Paris, we decided to try their Italian restaurant, Quindici. Divided into three distinct sections - a…

October 10, 2016 | Restaurants | Paris

Scoozi: Deceiving Food! (Restaurant Closed)

Shopping Mall | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 17, 2016

Shopping Mall

Scoozi: Deceiving Food! (Restaurant Closed)

How great it is to have a free parking in a mall and City Centre Beirut is one of those few shopping centers where this is available. Leave your car in their huge parking where a place is always…

June 17, 2016 | Japanese & Sushi | Beirut

Sushi Hanpan 스시한판: First Encounter with Sushi in Seoul

Shopping Mall

May 07, 2016

Shopping Mall

Sushi Hanpan 스시한판: First Encounter with Sushi in Seoul

To tell you the truth, I wasn't ready to adventure into real Korean cuisine yet. After a long flight of 11 hours, time changes and fatigue, I went down to the mall under the hotel - I heard it's the…

May 07, 2016 | Restaurants

PapaBubble: The Artisanal Customized Candy Store

Shopping Mall | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 12, 2016

Shopping Mall

PapaBubble: The Artisanal Customized Candy Store

PapaBubble is a new place unique of its kind and now open in City Mall Dora. PappaBubble is the candy shop preparing those mini crunchy candies every kid craves for. Papabubble was born in…

April 12, 2016 | Shopping Mall | Beirut

TSC Gourmet: Sushi Lunch Break on the Conveyor Belt (Restaurant Closed)

Shopping Mall | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 15, 2015

Shopping Mall

TSC Gourmet: Sushi Lunch Break on the Conveyor Belt (Restaurant Closed)

It's sushi at the conveyor belt down at TSC Signature. It's a sushi conveyor belt that offers a big selection of sushi on various colored plates, where you eat, count the plates and pay according to…

November 15, 2015 | Restaurants | Beirut

Tasting Brgr. Co's New Gourmet Burgers (Restaurant Closed)

Shopping Mall | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 17, 2015

Shopping Mall

Tasting Brgr. Co's New Gourmet Burgers (Restaurant Closed)

Brgr.Co recently made it to ABC Achrafieh. This is Brgr.Co third location in Lebanon, wide spreading its special offerings. I've already reviewed the ABC branch which I liked, but I came back…

October 17, 2015 | Burgers | Achrafieh

Lina's: New Hot Meals, Now on the Menu

Shopping Mall | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 30, 2015

Shopping Mall

Lina's: New Hot Meals, Now on the Menu

Lina's ABC Achrafieh has moved to where Magnolia used to be. The big Magnolia is now Lina's, a new decor, a fresher look with a touch of finesse. I was here to check it out and look into their new…

September 30, 2015 | International Cuisine | Achrafieh

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