Sunday Buffet at Le Bristol: My Kids and I Enjoy it so Much

International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 04, 2018

Sunday Buffet at Le Bristol: My Kids and I Enjoy it so Much

International Cuisine

November 04, 2018 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Every Sunday, Hotel Le Bristol Beirut opens for lunch, a buffet, families will enjoy. Open from 1 pm; the generous…

Croissant Al Sheikh; Good Value For Money

Bread & Bakeries | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 04, 2018

Croissant Al Sheikh; Good Value For Money

Bread & Bakeries

June 04, 2018 | Hamra & Verdun

Famous for its low priced croissants, Al-Sheikh serves a good quality while speaking the local language. Buttery and…

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

French | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 18, 2018

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

French

January 18, 2018 | International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun

Enjoyable from the minute you walk in, having breakfast at La Petite Table is one of my favorite things to do whenever…

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

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 28, 2017

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

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 28, 2017 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

I've been a big fan of Semsom since I first discovered it in Achrafieh back in 2008. I love their signature twist on…

Grand Cinemas ABC Verdun is Now Open: Photos of the 11 Screens Entertainment Hub

News | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 28, 2017

Grand Cinemas ABC Verdun is Now Open: Photos of the 11 Screens Entertainment Hub

News

August 28, 2017 | Hamra & Verdun

Grand Cinemas, opened its most spectacular theatre complex to date, at Beirut’s highly anticipated ABC…

ABC Verdun: Now Open in the Heart of Beirut

News | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 05, 2017

ABC Verdun: Now Open in the Heart of Beirut

News

August 05, 2017 | Shopping Mall | Hamra & Verdun

ABC Verdun, Lebanon's biggest and sexiest mall is now open in the heart of Beirut. Check below the first picture of…

ABC Verdun: Video and Photos of the Opening

News | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 28, 2017

ABC Verdun: Video and Photos of the Opening

News

July 28, 2017 | Popular | Hamra & Verdun

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

The J's: A Real Diner... Tasty Food in Hamra (Restaurant Closed)

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 25, 2017

The J's: A Real Diner... Tasty Food in Hamra (Restaurant Closed)

American

June 25, 2017 | Burgers | Hamra & Verdun

I was here before the opening when the menu was printed on paper and was a bit complicated... today I'm back to…

Al Rayess Men Chtaura: A Kiosk on Hamra Street

Sandwiches | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 11, 2017

Al Rayess Men Chtaura: A Kiosk on Hamra Street

Sandwiches

April 11, 2017 | Street Food | Hamra & Verdun

Driving by Hamra street, a kiosk grabbed my attention: yellow and red, beautifully designed with wheels and heavy metal…

ABC Verdun's Big Reveal

News | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 10, 2017

ABC Verdun's Big Reveal

News

April 10, 2017 | Shopping Mall | Hamra & Verdun

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

Kaldi: A Coffee Experience on Jeanne D'Arc Street

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 04, 2016

Kaldi: A Coffee Experience on Jeanne D'Arc Street

Breakfast & Coffee

December 04, 2016 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Hamra & Verdun

Probably the first coffee bar in Lebanon is now open on Jeanne D'Arc street. It's called KALDI; a speciality coffee…

The Hot Dog Faktory Beirut: Gourmet Hotdogs

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 02, 2016

The Hot Dog Faktory Beirut: Gourmet Hotdogs

American

November 02, 2016 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

From Geneva to Lausanne and now Beirut, The Hot Dog Faktory is a Lebanese concept that first opened in Switzerland is…

BreadBerry: A Cafe in Beirut with a Lost Identity!

International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 01, 2016

BreadBerry: A Cafe in Beirut with a Lost Identity!

International Cuisine

November 01, 2016 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

Breadberry is a casual restaurant located in Verdun. It is a cafe trottoir kind of place that serves a selection of…

J's: Beirut has a New Diner (Restaurant Closed)

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 09, 2016

J's: Beirut has a New Diner (Restaurant Closed)

American

September 09, 2016 | Burgers | Hamra & Verdun

An interesting and catchy first impression grabs you inside the latest diner to open on Makdessi street Hamra; it's…

The Cheesecake Factory: Beirut’s Trendy Diner

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 14, 2016

The Cheesecake Factory: Beirut’s Trendy Diner

American

July 14, 2016 | International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun

The Cheesecake Factory: Some love it while other fears it... actually fear the 260 items on the menu that's heavy in…

Shawarma w Saj: Now in Hamra (Restaurant Closed)

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 06, 2016

Shawarma w Saj: Now in Hamra (Restaurant Closed)

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 06, 2016 | Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun

Yellow and black inside out, a Shawarma concept has newly opened in Hamra. It's called Shawarma w Saj and it has…

Appetito Trattoria Hamra: Trying the Pizza

Italian | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 08, 2016

Appetito Trattoria Hamra: Trying the Pizza

Italian

April 08, 2016 | Pizza | Hamra & Verdun

It has taken me sometime to come here but as they say it's better late then never. Appetito is the Italian trattoria…

The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; I Like it Here

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 07, 2016

The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; I Like it Here

American

February 07, 2016 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

My first review of The Cheesecake Factory was on opening night and the experience was simply great. Tonight I'm back…

The Cheesecake Factory in Lebanon: The First Experience

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 01, 2015

The Cheesecake Factory in Lebanon: The First Experience

American

December 01, 2015 | Burgers | Hamra & Verdun

Tonight we feast at the Cheesecake Factory. I was one of the first people to be invited alongside VIP guests and media…

The Legendary Sunday Buffet at Le Bristol Hotel

International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 24, 2015

The Legendary Sunday Buffet at Le Bristol Hotel

International Cuisine

November 24, 2015 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

It's a place my parents used to tell me about, it's a majestic landmark in the heart of Beirut, it's aplace where big…

Curli-Q's Cinnamon Rolls

Tasty Discoveries | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 20, 2015

Curli-Q's Cinnamon Rolls

Tasty Discoveries

October 20, 2015 | Hamra & Verdun

It's cylinder and it's tasty. It’s a cinnamon roll with a dozen layers one on top of the other that’s…

Japanese Whisky Paired with Sushi

Reviews | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 16, 2015

Japanese Whisky Paired with Sushi

Reviews

October 16, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Hamra & Verdun

Invited by Shogun and the Lebanese Syndicate of Restaurants in Lebanon, Nikka Japanese Whisky, newly launched in…

Benihana: Serving Japanese Food for the Last 22 Years in Beirut

Asian/Chinese | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 14, 2015

Benihana: Serving Japanese Food for the Last 22 Years in Beirut

Asian/Chinese

October 14, 2015 | Japanese & Sushi | Hamra & Verdun

I honestly thought Benihana was closed. I haven’t heard of it in a while and haven’t heard anyone mention…

Ferdinand Doesn't Cease to Amaze Me

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 26, 2015

Ferdinand Doesn't Cease to Amaze Me

American

September 26, 2015 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Back in November of 2014 the experience started with a smile and ended with one. We were welcomed by the manager who…

The Beazbee: A Flavorful, Cozy Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 03, 2015

The Beazbee: A Flavorful, Cozy Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

June 03, 2015 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

The white purity, the red fabrics, the champagne bottles, the imprinted logos, the light breeze of air, the sunny…

The Cupcakery: Mouthwatering, Moist, Flavorful Cakes (Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 07, 2015

The Cupcakery: Mouthwatering, Moist, Flavorful Cakes (Closed)

Restaurant Closed

April 07, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Hamra & Verdun

A trend taking over our country, cupcakes have become available in almost all bakeries around Lebanon. But a cupcake is…

Ci Gusta: Good Looking Plates...

Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 07, 2015

Ci Gusta: Good Looking Plates...

Restaurants

March 07, 2015 | Reviews | Hamra & Verdun

Down on Jeanne D'Arc Street in Hamra, next to my favorite Cupcakery, is a brightly lit cafe called Ci Gusta. Ci Gusta…

Yeh! Waffles, Pancakes, Crepes and Frozen Yogurt (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 07, 2015

Yeh! Waffles, Pancakes, Crepes and Frozen Yogurt (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

March 07, 2015 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

Yeh! is not new to me considering my sisters used to tell me about this special concept that they enjoy in…

Osaka: A Renowned Japanese Restaurant in Beirut

Japanese & Sushi | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 06, 2015

Osaka: A Renowned Japanese Restaurant in Beirut

Japanese & Sushi

March 06, 2015 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

I'll spare you the introductions and get straight to the point. Osaka is one of my favorite Japanese places in town and…

Jai: Can't Get Enough of Exotic Flavors of Asia

Asian/Chinese | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 23, 2015

Jai: Can't Get Enough of Exotic Flavors of Asia

Asian/Chinese

February 23, 2015 | International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun

I’m back, yes back in less than a month to enjoy one of the finest Asian cuisines in Lebanon. Just remembering my…

Food Style: Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 25, 2015

Food Style: Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

American

January 25, 2015 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

I have passed several times in front of Food Style, but never ever felt that push to step in. It's weird how some…

Jai: Succulent Flavors of Asia in Lebanon

International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 22, 2015

Jai: Succulent Flavors of Asia in Lebanon

International Cuisine

January 22, 2015 | Japanese & Sushi | Hamra & Verdun

Finally, yes, I did it! I'm trying Jai because honestly, to date, I didn't hear a single negative review about the…

Truffle Chocolate: A Collection of Truffles and Sweet Delights

Chocolate | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 14, 2014

Truffle Chocolate: A Collection of Truffles and Sweet Delights

Chocolate

December 14, 2014 | Desserts & Sweets | Hamra & Verdun

I came across a place called Truffle Chocolate on Instagram. To my happy surprise I found them at Le Salon du Chocolat.…

Khass w Bass: Delicious and Nutritious Salads and Sandwiches (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 11, 2014

Khass w Bass: Delicious and Nutritious Salads and Sandwiches (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine

December 11, 2014 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

A bizarre name, to say the least, but this restaurant and its healthy direction is guaranteed to amaze you. The people…

Ferdinand: A Gastropub and Tasty Food

Burgers | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 09, 2014

Ferdinand: A Gastropub and Tasty Food

Burgers

November 09, 2014 | International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun

The experience started with a smile and hopefully will end with one. We were welcomed by the manager who ran to show us…

Cookielicious: Creative Cookies in Hamra

Tasty Discoveries | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 16, 2014

Cookielicious: Creative Cookies in Hamra

Tasty Discoveries

October 16, 2014 | Hamra & Verdun

The name is mouthwatering... The logo just makes you want to come in... when I did, and I am going to be honest, I was…

Bagel+: Great Bagels, Horrid Place (Restaurant Closed)

Street Food | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 10, 2014

Bagel+: Great Bagels, Horrid Place (Restaurant Closed)

Street Food

October 10, 2014 | Hamra & Verdun

Here I am visiting Bagel+. Seeing their pictures all over the net, their Instagram photos show off beautiful edible…

Le Talleyrand: One of the Last Fine-Dining Restaurants in Lebanon (Restaurant Closed)

French | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 11, 2014

Le Talleyrand: One of the Last Fine-Dining Restaurants in Lebanon (Restaurant Closed)

French

August 11, 2014 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Welcome to Le Talleyrand, one of the last fine-dining restaurants in Lebanon that has survived beyond the French…

Flor: Tasty Ice Cream, Rich in Texture and Flavor (Restaurant Closed)

Ice Cream & Gelato | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 11, 2014

Flor: Tasty Ice Cream, Rich in Texture and Flavor (Restaurant Closed)

Ice Cream & Gelato

June 11, 2014 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

After publishing the review about my favorite ice creams in town, a ice cream place kept coming up on most comments,…

Dar... Books, Food and Positive Vibes

International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 09, 2014

Dar... Books, Food and Positive Vibes

International Cuisine

June 09, 2014 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

Positive vibes is what Dar Bistro is all about. A few words I can use to describe this place include fresh, soothing,…

Sanayeh Garden: Enjoy a Green Haven in Beirut

Spotted Stories | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 04, 2014

Sanayeh Garden: Enjoy a Green Haven in Beirut

Spotted Stories

June 04, 2014 | Hamra & Verdun

We all know that Beirut, and much of Lebanon, has a serious issue with a lack of green space. There are few places you…

Osaka, Sushi Lounge: A Step Forward in Oriental Innovation

Japanese & Sushi | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 09, 2014

Osaka, Sushi Lounge: A Step Forward in Oriental Innovation

Japanese & Sushi

May 09, 2014 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Considered in the top three best Japanese restaurants in Lebanon, Osaka has been on my to do list for a long time now.…

Urbanista: Let's Enjoy Some Urban Bliss

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 26, 2014

Urbanista: Let's Enjoy Some Urban Bliss

Breakfast & Coffee

April 26, 2014 | International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun

I've been a fan of Urbanista since they first opened in Gemmayze a few years back. Serving tasty food in a unique…

Minis: One Bite Leads to a Whole New Sandwich (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 19, 2014

Minis: One Bite Leads to a Whole New Sandwich (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

April 19, 2014 | Sandwiches | Hamra & Verdun

Meeting up with some friends who live near American University of Beirut, we headed down to Minis, a fresh new diner…

Bliss Street: A Rich Street that Should Be Alive at All Times...

Street Food | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 28, 2014

Bliss Street: A Rich Street that Should Be Alive at All Times...

Street Food

March 28, 2014 | Hamra & Verdun

Visiting Bliss on a Saturday night, I was amazed to find a street that was fast asleep. Understandable since it's…

Kaiten Sushi Conveyor: Simple, Tasty and Enjoyable (Restaurant Closed)

Japanese & Sushi | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 24, 2014

Kaiten Sushi Conveyor: Simple, Tasty and Enjoyable (Restaurant Closed)

Japanese & Sushi

January 24, 2014 | Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun

At the end of Hamra street is a Japanese place called Kaiten. Red is the main color defining a place I really like.…

The Beazbee: A Fine Lebanese-Style English Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 16, 2014

The Beazbee: A Fine Lebanese-Style English Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee

January 16, 2014 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

I've been tagged on Instagram, on several occasions, on dishes from a place called Beazbee. Interesting and…

Villaggio: Attention to Some Cooking Details is Required (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 21, 2013

Villaggio: Attention to Some Cooking Details is Required (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

December 21, 2013 | Italian | Hamra & Verdun

Every one who’s in Lebanon heard about Villagio when it first opened. The advertising…

Clé: A Lounge-Bar-Restaurant with Interesting Tasty Offerings (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 11, 2013

Clé: A Lounge-Bar-Restaurant with Interesting Tasty Offerings (Restaurant Closed)

International Cuisine

December 11, 2013 | Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun

Clé, French for key as well as the first syllable of the word Clemenceau, the area that hosting this unique…

Garcia's Hamra: Tasty Food Coupled with Unique Cocktails (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 22, 2013

Garcia's Hamra: Tasty Food Coupled with Unique Cocktails (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed

July 22, 2013 | Mexican | Hamra & Verdun

A month has already passed by since Jad Ballout traveled to attend the World Class finals. And I still haven't had the…

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