Al Sultan Sawfar: The Grilled Birds Specialist

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Lebanon

April 30, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Sultan Sawfar: The Grilled Birds Specialist

Back in 2014, I discovered a restaurant on the Sawfar-Bekaa highway, preparing the country’s tastiest and juiciest birds. It’s where birds are prepared with care and much love, caressed…

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Aley Suites Hotel: High Grades on Booking Deserved!

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Lebanon

March 18, 2017

Hotels

Aley Suites Hotel: High Grades on Booking Deserved!

While looking to book a hotel in Aley or any other destinations around be world, I got used to Booking.com, and when Booking.com gives a certain hotel a 10/10 rating and in this case, Aley…

March 18, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Al Safa Aley: The Shawarma is Awesome!

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April 10, 2016

Recommended

Al Safa Aley: The Shawarma is Awesome!

Small or big, Lebanese bread or markouk, the famous sandwicheria of Aley works nonstop from the early hours of lunch until late at night. They come from all over the country for these sandwiches. I…

April 10, 2016 | Sandwiches

Abo Jad Aley: Sandwiches Worth Trying!

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Lebanon

April 09, 2016

Sandwiches

Abo Jad Aley: Sandwiches Worth Trying!

Last year while visiting Aley for a Mechwar episode, we passed by Abo Jad. The man behind the famous "Ya Wayli" and "Ma Terham" sandwiches. Meat, chicken, fatayel and a special shawarma once a week.…

April 09, 2016 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Aley, Bride of the Mountains

Mechwar Videos

February 08, 2016

Mechwar Videos

Aley, Bride of the Mountains

Aley (Arabic: عاليه) is a city in  Lebanon. It is located 17 km uphill from Beirut on the Freeway that leads to Damascus. It is also the capital of the Aley District and fourth largest…

February 08, 2016 | Travel & Tourism

Kraydes: The Fish Restaurant of Aley

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Lebanon

September 26, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Kraydes: The Fish Restaurant of Aley

A kilometer after the start of Aley, next to Dunkin Donuts, is a restaurant called Kraydes or "shrimps". Behind a large glass facade and a huge sign written in Arabic is a restaurant specialized in…

September 26, 2015 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Enjoying a Weekend at The Golden Tulip Lili's Aley

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Lebanon

September 25, 2015

Hotels

Enjoying a Weekend at The Golden Tulip Lili's Aley

Last week while shooting an episode of ‘Mechwar’ in Aley, we were introduced to the Golden Tulip Hotel, which hosts a professional bowling arena, a beautiful pool, a gym and a restaurant.…

September 25, 2015 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Souk El Akel: Aley's Adrenaline Goes Sky High

Events

September 19, 2015

Events

Souk El Akel: Aley's Adrenaline Goes Sky High

The more time goes by the more I learn about the intense 'joy for life' that exists in us Lebanese... In its third area in Aley, Souk El Akel is on fire... Or should I say grilling fire...and…

September 19, 2015 | News

Matar: Homey Breakfast and Lunch in Aley

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Lebanon

September 18, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Matar: Homey Breakfast and Lunch in Aley

Open for the last 30 years, Matar is a small place with three tables and a counter handled by Bahij Matar.  Touring around Aley, we were informed that foul is best enjoyed at Matar, a…

September 18, 2015 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Al Kasr Restaurant, Aley

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Lebanon

September 17, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Kasr Restaurant, Aley

We were shooting the Aley Mechwar episode and Al Kasr was an important stop to show; a Lebanese restaurant up in Aley, the high-end nature of the restaurant is obvious, thanks to the two sculptures…

September 17, 2015 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Souk el Akel this Week in Aley

News

September 15, 2015

News

Souk el Akel this Week in Aley

This week, Souk el Akel will be taking over the city of Aley. Here's a chance to come enjoy Lebanon's beautiful mountain city while enjoying a good time with friends, nature…

September 15, 2015 | Popular

Souk el Akel: Aley 2015

News

September 14, 2015

News

Souk el Akel: Aley 2015

After the success witnessed in Beirut, Brummana and Zouk, Souk el Akel will now be taking over the city of Aley. Here's a chance to come enjoy Lebanon's beautiful mountain city while enjoying a…

September 14, 2015 | Souk el Akel

Abo Jad: The Sandwich Poet

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Lebanon

September 13, 2015

Reviews

Abo Jad: The Sandwich Poet

He is indeed special, special on all fronts, he is a man with principles, a man who refuses to sell French fries, who believes in freshness and good taste, a chef who creates amazing…

September 13, 2015 | Sandwiches | Mount Lebanon

Shawarma Al Safa: Surely One of the Best in Lebanon

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Lebanon

September 11, 2015

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Shawarma Al Safa: Surely One of the Best in Lebanon

I think it's time to publish a "Best Shawarma in Lebanon" post, especially after this craze that happened around Shawarma over the last few years. Shawarmanji started and others followed until the…

September 11, 2015 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Mechwar Bdadoun and the Surrounding villages

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Lebanon

June 25, 2015

Mechwar Videos

Mechwar Bdadoun and the Surrounding villages

Mechwar takes you weekly to a new village in Lebanon, where tasty bites are discovered, enjoyed and shared. I was at Bdadoun, but this village didn't have enough details to share so I ended up…

June 25, 2015 | Travel & Tourism | Mount Lebanon

Al Sakhra: A Breathtaking View, Tasty Food

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Lebanon

May 16, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Sakhra: A Breathtaking View, Tasty Food

Finishing our tour of Aley and after visiting the villages of Wadi Shahrour, Houmal, Bdadoun, Bsous, Souk el Ghareb and Aley here we are in Chemlan for lunch. Chemlan is a village up the mountain…

May 16, 2015 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Yahia Rabiha Charafeddine: Fine Lawzieh From Aley

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Middle East

June 05, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

Yahia Rabiha Charafeddine: Fine Lawzieh From Aley

I was recently invited to a dinner party and all we talked about was 'food', and where to have the best 'this' and the best 'that'. I left with a long list of places to discover... One of which…

June 05, 2014 | Lebanon

Lebanon's Tourism is Suffering... Wake Up People!

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Middle East

June 30, 2013

News

Lebanon's Tourism is Suffering... Wake Up People!

In a recent article in AFP, "Lebanon is reeling from the spillover of war in neighbouring Syria, with deadly sectarian clashes, elections postponed, the absence of a government and the influx of half…

June 30, 2013 | Popular | Lebanon

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