Furn el Mouallem: Traditional Bread and Mankish in Mokhtara

Reviews | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 18, 2019

Reviews

Furn el Mouallem: Traditional Bread and Mankish in Mokhtara

What makes a Manoucheh even more unique than a conventional one, is when it’s baked using the dough of standard Lebanese bread. One of three bakeries I know other than Al Zahaa in Jezzine and…

July 18, 2019 | Reviews | Shouf

Em Fares: Homey Lebanese Food in Barouk

Restaurants | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 16, 2019

Restaurants

Em Fares: Homey Lebanese Food in Barouk

Located on the slopes of the world-famous Barouk cedars reserve, “Em Fares,” a Lebanese restaurant serving homemade Lebanese food welcomes you for lunch and dinner. Touring Barouk…

July 16, 2019 | Recommended | Shouf

Waking in Bourj Hammoud: There's a Lot to Do, Eat, Discover and Buy

Travel | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 15, 2019

Travel

Waking in Bourj Hammoud: There's a Lot to Do, Eat, Discover and Buy

Located northeast of the capital, Bourj Hammoud is one of the most densely populated areas in the entire Middle East. With a large Armenian community, the neighborhood has become a firm favorite with…

July 15, 2019 | Travel | Metn

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

Restaurants | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 15, 2019

Restaurants

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

There’s one innovative and crazy creation that started three years ago at Souk el Akel... a roll that I used to crave for every single day. I used to arrive at the souk, grab a Manoucheh…

July 15, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Snack Fakhreddine, Baakline Famous Breakfast

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 15, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Snack Fakhreddine, Baakline Famous Breakfast

If you ask me about my favorite three “Foul and Hummus” breakfast restaurants in Lebanon, Snack Fakhreddine will be one of them. Managed and operated by Ammo Baheej and his wife for…

July 15, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf

Mechwar to Rass Baalbeck: A Breathtaking Video and 400 Photos to Enjoy

Travel | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 14, 2019

Travel

Mechwar to Rass Baalbeck: A Breathtaking Video and 400 Photos to Enjoy

Ras Baalbek (Arabic: رأس بعلبك‎) is a village in the northern Beqaa Valley in Lebanon. Notable features include the monastery of "Our Lady of Ras Baalbek" (Deir Saidat ar-Ras) and two Byzantine…

July 14, 2019 | Travel | Baalbeck

Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

American

Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut

Visiting for the third time, I can't but express my admiration for this chicken concept. I love their food, the ambiance, the quality of the soft drink, sauces and unique fries. Let's…

July 14, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut

Groupy-Ramlawi: Saida’s Best Ice Cream

Recommended | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

July 14, 2019

Recommended

Groupy-Ramlawi: Saida’s Best Ice Cream

How many times have you enjoyed a lemon ice cream tasting like a real lemon being squeezed inside your mouth? One of Lebanon’s ultimate best ice cream shops is located in Saida and is called…

July 14, 2019 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Saida

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Restaurants | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

Restaurants

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Shocking at first, it feels like dining in a parking lot until the waiter welcomes you, and you open the trendy menu filled with beautifully shot photos. Country Gate is Deir el Qamar’s…

July 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Shouf

Babel Bahr Amchit: Lebanese Seafood with a Modern Twist

Restaurants | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 13, 2019

Restaurants

Babel Bahr Amchit: Lebanese Seafood with a Modern Twist

Yes, an impressive lighthouse with a unique grandiose setup nestled on Amchit's seashores. It will attract your attention from several kilometers away. Reach Amchit, and then take the sea road to…

July 13, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon

Bab el Mina: The Food, The View and The Vibes, Arguile-Free

Restaurants | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 11, 2019

Restaurants

Bab el Mina: The Food, The View and The Vibes, Arguile-Free

How many times have you dined with a smile and enjoyed a homey Lebanese mezze lunch without the smell of Arguile, unpleasant sounds of the hubbly-bubbly and heat surrounding you from all sides?…

July 11, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Jbeil

Cherrylane Opens in Hammana

News | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 11, 2019

News

Cherrylane Opens in Hammana

Cherrylane forms part of the palatial estate where Alphonse de Lamartine, the eminent French poet, sojourned on his travels to Lebanon in 1832. Enthralled by the magic of Hammana, its…

July 11, 2019 | Mount Lebanon

Booza Ice Cream, Now in Lebanon: Homemade with Love

News | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2019

News

Booza Ice Cream, Now in Lebanon: Homemade with Love

Booza is a homemade artisanal ice cream made with fresh natural fruits and ingredients, produced at home by Ralph Khoury and created with passion and love. Leaving Dubai and settling down in…

July 10, 2019 | Metn

SAI: Professional Sushi in Mtayleb

Restaurants | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2019

Restaurants

SAI: Professional Sushi in Mtayleb

Skipping introductions and going straight to the point, SAI is one of Metn’s favorite Japanese restaurant now open for more than four years in the same spot. Excellent casual sushi, the…

July 10, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

Onno: Amazing Armenian Food I Love!

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2019

Restaurants

Onno: Amazing Armenian Food I Love!

Typical Armenian cuisine, the kind of food you’d have at the home of an Armenian friend, from a small tiny little restaurant in Bourj Hammoud to a bigger scale, several restaurants in Lebanon…

July 10, 2019 | Recommended | Antelias

Lord of the Wings Lebanon Launches a New Menu

News | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 09, 2019

News

Lord of the Wings Lebanon Launches a New Menu

Visiting Lord of the Wings Kornet Chehwan for the second time, I discovered the launch of a new menu. Check it out below in the photo gallery. One of Lebanon's few American Diners, enjoy a…

July 09, 2019 | Metn

Little Reed: Lunch with the Kids in Qsaybeh

News | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 09, 2019

News

Little Reed: Lunch with the Kids in Qsaybeh

Little Reed is the traditional grandfather’s house where love resides and is shared through interaction with nature, animals, traditions while enjoying delicious homey food prepared by the…

July 09, 2019 | Metn

Roadster Launches its New Menu and it Rocks!!!

Restaurants | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 09, 2019

Restaurants

Roadster Launches its New Menu and it Rocks!!!

The new menu is here! Roadster Diner new menu has landed, and it was time to try it. It was the first time I visit the branch at ABC Dbayeh, enjoying the trendy architecture, the colors, industrial…

July 09, 2019 | Recommended | Dbayeh

Abou Joseph: Jal el Dib’s Old Restaurant

Restaurants | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 09, 2019

Restaurants

Abou Joseph: Jal el Dib’s Old Restaurant

Having occupied its premium location for more than three decades, Abou Joseph is the restaurant you pass by every day while going to work. Nestled in the heart of Lebanon, on our county’s…

July 09, 2019 | Restaurants | Metn

Finding Tasty Bites in Metn with Alan Geaam: 9 Stops You Have to Try

News | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 07, 2019

News

Finding Tasty Bites in Metn with Alan Geaam: 9 Stops You Have to Try

Spending a day with my friend Alan Geaam, I took him on a tour around Metn to taste some interesting tasty discovery. Watch the video and enjoy. Monday Morning in Lebanon: Traditional Food and…

July 07, 2019 | Metn

Al Fata Ice Cream Beit Chabab: One of Lebanon's Best Ice Cream and Merry Cream

Tasty Discoveries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 06, 2019

Tasty Discoveries

Al Fata Ice Cream Beit Chabab: One of Lebanon's Best Ice Cream and Merry Cream

Found in Beit Chabab, Al Fata ice cream is one of Lebanon's best. It's fresh, it's healthy and it's natural. Other than the dozen flavors they produce, Al Fata makes a unique Merry Cream I…

July 06, 2019 | Tasty Discoveries | Metn

Lebanon's Sole Bell Founders can be Found in Beit Chabab: How its Made

News | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 06, 2019

News

Lebanon's Sole Bell Founders can be Found in Beit Chabab: How its Made

Beit Chabab’s bell founding could date back as far as the twelfth century when the Crusaders marched through. Naffah Naffah, the last of the town’s bell founders, traces his metallurgical…

July 06, 2019 | Metn

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Restaurants | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 04, 2019

Restaurants

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Breakfast... if you follow me and read my reviews you would know by now that I love breakfasts! I’ve been traveling for breakfast, reviewing and visiting hotel breakfasts in Lebanon and finding…

July 04, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 01, 2019

Restaurants

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

When you want to indulge in premium Lebanese food, there are a few good restaurants that come to mind. Mhanna is one of them. Preserving local traditions that transcend from one generation to…

July 01, 2019 | Recommended | Zahle

Kesrwani Seafood: I Have a New Favorite Restaurant in Antelias

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 09, 2019

Restaurants

Kesrwani Seafood: I Have a New Favorite Restaurant in Antelias

A few months back before the creation of Jal el Dib’s bridges, there was a fishery on the highway that used to block the road. Famous for their premium quality, fresh fish, fried or grilled,…

June 09, 2019 | Recommended | Antelias

Le2metna Btejma3na... Long Live Lebanon!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

June 08, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Le2metna Btejma3na... Long Live Lebanon!

... I will continue, a smile on my face to conquer this beautiful country, to visit each and every one of its villages, to discover its hidden gems, organize Souks to unite people around food,…

June 08, 2019 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

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

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 08, 2019

Restaurants

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

Swiss Butter: The Trendy Restaurant and its Signature Sauce

Restaurants | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 07, 2019

Restaurants

Swiss Butter: The Trendy Restaurant and its Signature Sauce

It took me some time, I know! I have finally visited Swiss Butter, Lebanon’s trendiest restaurant for the last year or so. Busy and always booked, Swiss Butter has opened its second branch on…

June 07, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

Blackcoffee: Good Food, Good Coffee and a Pleasant Ambiance in Antelias

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

June 06, 2019

Restaurants

Blackcoffee: Good Food, Good Coffee and a Pleasant Ambiance in Antelias

On the early hours of the morning, surrounded by green gardens, sitting next to the fountain, enjoying the music of chirping birds and grabbing a coffee has become a dream come true, for the Metn…

June 06, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

Appetito Trattoria Gemmayze: Italian Spaghetti and Pizza I Enjoyed

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 06, 2019

Restaurants

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

Spinneys Signature Opens at Beirut Souks

News | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 01, 2019

News

Spinneys Signature Opens at Beirut Souks

Spinneys Signature offers a top, special and gourmet experience at its SIGNATURE store in Beirut Souks. Check out the first pictures. Spinneys, introduced the ultimate gourmet experience with…

June 01, 2019 | Beirut Central District

Furn w Fekhar: Breakfast in Achrafieh

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 20, 2019

Restaurants

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

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Restaurants

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

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Restaurants

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

Restaurants | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Restaurants

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

San Stephano Del Mar Restaurant: Gourmet Seafood in Batroun

Restaurants | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

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!

Restaurants | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

"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)

Travel | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Travel

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…

May 15, 2019 | Travel | Saida

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

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

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

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

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

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

Travel | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Travel

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

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

Restaurants | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

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

Ana Beirut: Beautiful Setup and Good Lebanese Food in Antelias

Restaurants | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 14, 2019

Restaurants

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

Lounge 36: Good Food and Pleasant Vibes in Kousba

Restaurants | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2019

Restaurants

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

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Restaurants

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

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Restaurants

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!

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Restaurants

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

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

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

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