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Souk el Akel: Beit Chabeb, Village of Pottery and Bells
Aug 15, 2018

Souk el Akel in collaboration with the Scouts of Beit Chabeb will be celebrating summer in the village of poetry and bells. Where: Beit Chabab When: 16-17-18…

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10 Favorite Spots: New York's Good Italian Restaurants

Italian | USA

USA

July 16, 2018

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Good Italian Restaurants

Italian

July 16, 2018 | Popular | USA

I can't get enough of New York. I have been there ten times already, and each 10-day trip was a full food experience one… I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers and desserts to feel the nostalgia of this city that moves so…

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Greatest Sweet Cravings

News | USA

USA

July 15, 2018

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Greatest Sweet Cravings

News

July 15, 2018 | Popular | USA

I can't get enough of New York... I have been there probably eight or nine times already in less than a year, and each 10-day trip is a full food experience challenge… I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers,…

9 Ridiculously Good Lebanese Dishes You Need to Try

News

July 12, 2018

9 Ridiculously Good Lebanese Dishes You Need to Try

News

July 12, 2018 | Popular

Heading to Beirut or want to bring a little piece of Lebanon, into your kitchen? Here are 9 delicious Lebanese dishes you need to taste and try. If your kitchen needs a bit of Beirut or you want to explore some new foods, then you need to check out…

10 Favorite Spots: A Tasty Crepe in Paris

News | France

France

September 28, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: A Tasty Crepe in Paris

News

September 28, 2017 | Popular | France

When visiting Paris, I check out the crepes around town. Crepe Dentelle Paris: A Renowned Address, Average Food This time I'm searching for Paris' best crepe and a specific one appeared on Google with a high rating. Crepe Dentelle in the heart of…

The World Famous Lebanese Breakfast: A Love Story!

Breakfast & Coffee | Middle East

Middle East

September 16, 2017

The World Famous Lebanese Breakfast: A Love Story!

Breakfast & Coffee

September 16, 2017 | Mechwar Videos | Middle East

With endless choice and great flavors, you simply cannot skip breakfast in Lebanon. From Mankousheh to Foul and hummus.... Knefeh, kashta and Labneh, we have something to satisfy all cravings.... It’s a beautiful day out…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Stay and Eat in London

News | UK

UK

August 27, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Stay and Eat in London

News

August 27, 2017 | Popular | UK

London... An iconic city, majestic if I may say, where class and luxury await, the city of charm and history. I've been to London five times already searching for the best food destinations and unforgettable discoveries... Below is a list of spots I…

Gelato in Roma: My Personal Choice

Desserts & Sweets | Italy

Italy

August 19, 2017

Gelato in Roma: My Personal Choice

Desserts & Sweets

August 19, 2017 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Italy

After indulging in Milan's favorite gelatarias, I planned a trip to Rome to see how the capital of this most famous culinary country compares. The world talks about ice cream but Italy calls it 'gelato'. Soft, airy and lightly creamy; no one makes…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Tasty Pizza in Lebanon

News | Middle East

Middle East

July 02, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Tasty Pizza in Lebanon

News

July 02, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Pizza, who doesn’t love pizza? This Italian classic is the second most popular food in the world, after burgers. From Italy to France, the United States to the Middle East, pizzas come in many shapes and sizes, but the end result is the…

10 Favorite Spots: French Brasseries and Bistros in Lebanon

News | Middle East

Middle East

June 28, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: French Brasseries and Bistros in Lebanon

News

June 28, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Towards the end of 2012, French bistros started to gain popularity in Lebanon... but the big boom took place in 2013 when two restaurants on average were opening every month. The trend now stopped with one restaurant opening every month…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Good Lebanese Mezze

News | Middle East

Middle East

June 27, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Good Lebanese Mezze

News

June 27, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Renowned all around the world, our Lebanese cuisine has won several awards for its fine taste, colorful plates and superb taste. It's all about love poured in every plate spread on that long Mezze table. Lebanese feasts can take up to 5…

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Best Ice Cream

Ice Cream & Gelato | USA

USA

June 26, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Best Ice Cream

Ice Cream & Gelato

June 26, 2017 | News | USA

I can't get enough of New York... I have been there probably a six or seven times already in less than a year; and each 10-day trip is a full food experience challenge… I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers, ice cream…

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Best Breakfast Experiences

News | USA

USA

June 24, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: New York's Best Breakfast Experiences

News

June 24, 2017 | Popular | USA

I can't get enough of New York... I have been there probably a six or seven times already in less than a year; and each 10-day trip is a full food experience challenge… I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers and…

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon?

Recommended | Middle East

Middle East

June 20, 2017

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon?

Recommended

June 20, 2017 | Sandwiches | Middle East

Where to have a tasty Shawarma in Lebanon: my personal favorites! Shawarma (Arabic: شاورما‎‎) is a Levantine meat preparation, where lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, veal, buffalo meat, or mixed meats are placed on a…

10 Favorite Spots: Delicious Sandwiches You Must Try in Lebanon!

News | Middle East

Middle East

May 28, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Delicious Sandwiches You Must Try in Lebanon!

News

May 28, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

As we may have noticed, food around the world is following trends which we Lebanese are being influenced by. It was the year of Sushi in 2013, burgers in 2014, homemade pastries in 2015 and sandwiches for 2016 and 2017.  What started ages…

10 Favorite Spots: Best Places My Grandpa Told Me About

Popular | Middle East

Middle East

May 14, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Best Places My Grandpa Told Me About

Popular

May 14, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

It’s true when they say that some foods are best prepared by masters… and not just any masters. Often found in hidden places, there are certain places that have been around for generations, handing down family secret recipes from one to…

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

International Cuisine | Lebanon

Lebanon

May 08, 2017

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

International Cuisine

May 08, 2017 | Popular | Lebanon

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 has been professionally reviewing restaurants…

17 Favorite Bites to Look Out for This Summer at Souk el Akel

Popular | Middle East

Middle East

May 02, 2017

17 Favorite Bites to Look Out for This Summer at Souk el Akel

Popular

May 02, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

Time has gone so fast since we first launched Lebanon's biggest street food market ‘Souk el Akel’ on the streets of Downtown Beirut two years ago. This one of a kind event has come a long way since it first started. Over fifty Souk el…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Mouthwatering Ice Cream in Lebanon!

Ice Cream & Gelato | Middle East

Middle East

May 01, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Mouthwatering Ice Cream in Lebanon!

Ice Cream & Gelato

May 01, 2017 | News | Middle East

Here comes summer along with its intense heat, a beautiful season eagerly awaited in our fresh country. Beaches, mountain trails, barbecues, social gatherings, dancing on rooftop venues and, throughout it all, a continuous need to refresh and cool…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Good Italian Pasta in Lebanon!

Italian | Middle East

Middle East

April 30, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Good Italian Pasta in Lebanon!

Italian

April 30, 2017 | News | Middle East

Pasta is one of the world's most favourite foods! Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini - there are over 600 known pasta shapes. It's delicious, it's nutritious, it's versatile.  It can be enjoyed as a main course, or as a side dish. Top…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Hefty Breakfast in Lebanon!

Breakfast & Coffee | Middle East

Middle East

April 23, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Hefty Breakfast in Lebanon!

Breakfast & Coffee

April 23, 2017 | News | Middle East

"Breakfast", the latest trend to take our country by storm. New breakfast spots are opening every month and many restaurants are changing their operating hours to serve breakfast.  It’s a beautiful day out there ……

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Real Burger in Lebanon!

Burgers | Middle East

Middle East

April 16, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy a Real Burger in Lebanon!

Burgers

April 16, 2017 | News | Middle East

I love burgers, to the extent that I don’t mind eating these little pieces of heaven every day. Mind you, not all burgers are worth talking about and not all burgers are made properly. It is not as simple as one would imagine. A good burger…

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Sushi in Lebanon!

Japanese & Sushi | Middle East

Middle East

April 10, 2017

10 Favorite Spots: Where to Enjoy Sushi in Lebanon!

Japanese & Sushi

April 10, 2017 | News | Middle East

Sushi is a global convenience food of choice and Lebanon is by no means an exception to the international trend. But did you know that Sushi was originally a street food, a working-class dish that became “haute” after getting a…

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

Popular | Middle East

Middle East

April 10, 2017

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

Popular

April 10, 2017 | Recommended | Middle East

This is a story of a country told through its magnificent food. It's a land called Lebanon where food plays a major role in uniting its citizens. For hundreds of years, traditional specialities have made some villages and cities famous for their…

Breakfast in Lebanon: Where to Go, What to Eat!

Breakfast & Coffee | Middle East

Middle East

February 14, 2017

Breakfast in Lebanon: Where to Go, What to Eat!

Breakfast & Coffee

February 14, 2017 | Reviews | Middle East

"Breakfast", the latest trend to take our country by storm. New breakfast spots are opening every month and many restaurants are changing their operating hours to serve breakfast. Not sure where to go or what to order, click on the…

Top 10: My Greatest Hotel Stays this Year!

Hotels

October 22, 2016

Top 10: My Greatest Hotel Stays this Year!

Hotels

October 22, 2016 | Recommended

In 2016, I was lucky enough to have had the chance to travel a lot. I discovered more than 20 different cities and checked into more than 25 hotels around the world. Each hotel was a unique experience and a step forward to learning more about the…

Lebanon's Street Food Market: 16 Favorite Eats!

Popular | Middle East

Middle East

May 22, 2016

Lebanon's Street Food Market: 16 Favorite Eats!

Popular

May 22, 2016 | Souk el Akel | Middle East

Time passes so quickly that I almost forgot about officially launching 'Lebanon's Street Food Market' on the streets of Downtown last year. Souk el Akel has come a long way, with events happening every Thursday in Beirut as well as the many pop-ups…

Pastries From Around the World: The Eclair Revolution!

Popular

May 10, 2016

Pastries From Around the World: The Eclair Revolution!

Popular

May 10, 2016 | Recommended

And the world's eclair craze continues. After Fauchon and Un Eclair de Genie in France, Choux D'enfer in London, Éclair in Seoul and the French Revolution in Bucharest, the world is witnessing an Eclair revolution indeed where…

A List of Breakfast Spots Around Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

Lebanon

April 25, 2016

A List of Breakfast Spots Around Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

April 25, 2016 | Top 10 List | Lebanon

Scouting the country from North to South, from Beirut to the Metn area and beyond, I have enjoyed dozens of breakfast spots. Come join me for a hefty breakfast.

2015: Fine Dining Restaurants in Lebanon

News

March 15, 2016

2015: Fine Dining Restaurants in Lebanon

News

March 15, 2016 | Recommended

They kind of vanished, Fine Dining restaurants in Lebanon. Few still survive and I love them. They deserve a visit because there is where food is beautifully presented and created with love, passion and high standrards. Burgundy: Best of the…

2015: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

News

March 14, 2016

2015: Best Italian Restaurants in Lebanon

News

March 14, 2016 | Recommended

Any dish served in Italian restaurant is simply. Pizzas, pastas and risottos, Italian cuisine is great. Voted for many years as the trendiest and most loved cuisine on earth, the Italian cuisine has gained a large part of the local market. Check out…

5 Recommendations: A Gelato Journey in Milano

Ice Cream & Gelato | Italy

Italy

February 25, 2016

5 Recommendations: A Gelato Journey in Milano

Ice Cream & Gelato

February 25, 2016 | Popular | Italy

While in Italy, gelatos are a must... I enjoyed five tasty gelatos at the most famous Gelaterias in Milan: Grom, Venchi, Lait, Cioccolat Italiani and Shokolate, they were different. There would have been a 6th at Il Massimo del Gelato, but it was…

10 Favorite Spots: Delicious Milano, Italy

Italian | Italy

Italy

February 17, 2016

10 Favorite Spots: Delicious Milano, Italy

Italian

February 17, 2016 | Popular | Italy

Et voila, here's my second time in Milan, only this time the trip was based around food and culinary discoveries. 6 days, 5 nights, 15 restaurants tried, 6 gelato places enjoyed, 50 dishes tried, 25 reviews, 2,000 photos taken, 100 discoveries, 2…

2015: Best Sandwich in Lebanon

Recommended

February 10, 2016

2015: Best Sandwich in Lebanon

Recommended

February 10, 2016 | Sandwiches

Sandwiches and wraps are stepping up their game everywhere we go. What started ages ago as a portable food item or finger food has grown to become a popular food item worldwide and is found in various versions, with various fillings, shapes,…

2015: Best Breakfast in Lebanon

Recommended

February 09, 2016

2015: Best Breakfast in Lebanon

Recommended

February 09, 2016 | Top 10 List

It’s a beautiful day out there… Let’s start enjoying it early with a delicious bite somewhere around town… where to go? Scouting the country from North to South … From Beirut city to the Metn area and way…

On the Way To and From Ski Slopes in Lebanon: What to Eat!

Popular | Middle East

Middle East

January 04, 2016

On the Way To and From Ski Slopes in Lebanon: What to Eat!

Popular

January 04, 2016 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Winter is here… and one of all time favorite activities in Lebanon is skiing… Whether Mzaar, Zaarour, Laqlouq or the Cedars, our country boasts beautiful ski slopes enjoyed by many in Lebanon and around the world. Now, what to eat on…

Lebanon: 19 Places Your Dad Told You About

News | Middle East

Middle East

December 01, 2015

Lebanon: 19 Places Your Dad Told You About

News

December 01, 2015 | Popular | Middle East

Back to the Past… Generations of Quality and Taste Places Your Dad Told You About It’s true when they say that some foods are best prepared by masters… and not just any masters. Often found in hidden places, there are certain…

10 Favorite Spots: Visiting New York, What and Where to Eat

Popular | USA

USA

November 16, 2015

10 Favorite Spots: Visiting New York, What and Where to Eat

Popular

November 16, 2015 | Recommended | USA

I can't get enough of New York. I have been there twice already in less than a year; and each 10-day trip was a full food experience one…I have tried enough pastrami sandwiches, cookies, burgers and desserts to feel the nostalgia of this city…

Japanese Restaurants: 18 Places to Eat a Good Sushi in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi

October 20, 2015

Japanese Restaurants: 18 Places to Eat a Good Sushi in Lebanon

Japanese & Sushi

October 20, 2015 | Recommended

Sushi is a global convenience food of choice and Lebanon is by no means an exception to the international trend. But did you know that Sushi was originally a street food, a working-class dish that became “haute” after getting a facelift…

A Trend on the Rise: Armenian Restaurants in Lebanon

Armenian | Middle East

Middle East

September 01, 2015

A Trend on the Rise: Armenian Restaurants in Lebanon

Armenian

September 01, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Taste&Flavors Magazine: Keeping up with THE CUISINE. Everywhere you go, you find Italian and French restaurants, pizzas parlors, burger joints, Lebanese restaurants but have you stopped to think of the richness of Armenian food? More and…

25 Favorite Breakfast Spots in Beirut

News | Middle East

Middle East

July 06, 2015

25 Favorite Breakfast Spots in Beirut

News

July 06, 2015 | Recommended | Middle East

It’s a beautiful day out there… Let’s start enjoying it early with a delicious bite somewhere around town… where to go? Scouting the country from North to South … From Beirut city to the Metn area and way…

Crepes, Waffles and Pancakes: 16 Spots Rated

Reviews | Middle East

Middle East

May 25, 2015

Crepes, Waffles and Pancakes: 16 Spots Rated

Reviews

May 25, 2015 | Spotted Stories | Middle East

I've been touring around the country in search of the best crepes, waffles and pancakes to feed my sweet tooth. There are a lot of options out there and here I've tried to present a good range for you to check out. 16 spots each with a difference,…

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. Rare… and I was lucky enough to have come across a simple and unpretentious lady during the Beirut Cooking Festival a while…

Maamoul: A Selection from Around the Country

News | Middle East

Middle East

April 07, 2015

Maamoul: A Selection from Around the Country

News

April 07, 2015 | Top 10 List | Middle East

Les Delices de B.B: My Favorite Maamoul this SeasonRound in shape, good in size with fresh aromas... I thought about it again, and realized that their neat look may be something good. Take a break, take a deep breath and bite into one:…

It’s a Wrap… 33 of Lebanon's Tastiest Sandwiches and Wraps…

News | Middle East

Middle East

March 27, 2015

It’s a Wrap… 33 of Lebanon's Tastiest Sandwiches and Wraps…

News

March 27, 2015 | Recommended | Middle East

It was the year of burgers in 2014 and the way things are going so far in 2015, sandwiches and wraps are stepping up their game everywhere we go. What started ages ago as a portable food item or finger food has grown to become a popular food…

Lebanon's Best Restaurants of 2014

News | Middle East

Middle East

March 26, 2015

Lebanon's Best Restaurants of 2014

News

March 26, 2015 | Reviews | Middle East

Lebanon's Best Restaurants: My Coup de Coeur Restaurants Eateries and Cafes I Like Bistros in Lebanon Italian Restaurants in Lebanon Let’s ‘Meat’ in Lebanon Fine Dining in…

2014: My Coup de Coeur Restaurants

News

February 27, 2015

2014: My Coup de Coeur Restaurants

News

February 27, 2015 | Top 10 List

Onno: The Best Authentic Homey Lebanese Armenian FoodOnno has been feeding its customers authentic Armenian specialties in its charming 24 seats restaurant in Burj Hammoud since the year 1990. With its fairly priced menu, Onno serves items…

2014: Best Eateries and Cafes

News

February 27, 2015

2014: Best Eateries and Cafes

News

February 27, 2015 | Top 10 List

  Gilt: Some Passionate Food is Served HereDo you remember why I came to Gilt the first time? I came seeking the best pain perdu in town, but unfortunately I didn’t have the honor of tasting it. Instead, I went on a journey…

2014: Best Bistros in Lebanon

News

February 25, 2015

2014: Best Bistros in Lebanon

News

February 25, 2015 | Top 10 List

  Chez Jean-Claude Bistro Français, BeirutOne of the best around. Few French bistros compare to Chez Jean-Claude, it suits all types of get-togethers and offers some of the most delicious French food in the city. I never understood…

Online Delivery: Not in Town? Surprise Someone with that Special Cake

Spotted Stories

February 19, 2015

Online Delivery: Not in Town? Surprise Someone with that Special Cake

Spotted Stories

February 19, 2015

It's that special someone's birthday and you're not in town to celebrate it with them. Today ordering a gift online to be delivered to the place of choice is easy... and done daily. How about ordering a whole cake to be sent to wish your friend a…

Our Suggestions for a Night out with your Love, on Valentine

Recommended

February 14, 2015

Our Suggestions for a Night out with your Love, on Valentine

Recommended

February 14, 2015 | Restaurants

Enjoy a dinner en tete a tete tonight February the 14th... The Grill Room for the Meat Lover   For the wine Lover Le Sushi Bar for the Sushi Lover Tavolina For the Italian Lover Garcia's For the Cocktail…

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