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Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!
May 16, 2018

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job Fair.

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Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!

Events

May 16, 2018 | Souk el Akel | Bekaa

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job Fair.

Sushi Circle Achrafieh, Needs Something...

Japanese & Sushi

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

Red and black placemats, a conveyor belt for grab and eat sushi plates, fresh vibes, music, and staff looking sharp and clean. Sushi circle has been open for some time now, and this is my second visit. On a calm Saturday with no chaos, we had lunch…

Oceanus: A Sushi Restaurant in Achrafieh

Japanese & Sushi

May 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

Oceanus, a seafood distributor that has a restaurant in the heart of Achrafieh next to Boubouffe and Sushi Circle. An old restaurant, paper placemats found at American diners, tight space with a varied menu of seafood and fish…

Sydney's Beirut Launches Its New Menu: In The Kitchen With the Chefs

French

May 14, 2018 | Hotels | Lebanon

Sydney’s, or 'the place of endless memories' as I like to call it. At Sydney’s people meet, fall in love, enjoy, come after parties, have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, enjoy the sunset and great music. Sydney’s is where my wife and…

Contact Info: Sydney's

Phone Number: +961 1 368 800

Address: [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 368 800

Address: [ view ]

Raising Cane's: I love This Chicken!

American

May 13, 2018 | Shopping Mall | Lebanon

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 Silvey on August 26, 1996. While company…

Ecolodge Taanayel: Plan Your Weekend Getaway in the Bekaa

News

May 13, 2018 | Lebanon

En 2006 arcenciel construit un Ecolodge à Taanayel (Békaa) pour promouvoir l’éco-tourisme dans la région. L’architecture de l’Ecolodge s’inspire des anciennes techniques de construction libanaises…

InaBox: Bringing Home Cooking back in Style!

News

May 13, 2018 | Popular | Middle East

InaBox: Cook mouthwatering step by step recipes with pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your doorstep! Order what you fancy to cook from our community chefs weekly 10 recipe menu. Receive Washed, Chopped & Prepped Ingredients…

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

American

May 01, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

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 unfortunately dirty which was not the case in Beirut.…

The World’s Best Hummus

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 01, 2018 | Popular | Mount Lebanon

It’s the world’s best Hummus by far! It’s the smoothest, softest, most tender and extremely flavorful treat the world has ever witnessed; it’s Al Halabi’s hummus, not only Lebanon’s best but the world’s…

Contact Info: Al Halabi

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Capri Bistro: The Italian Trattoria of Rabieh

Italian

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

From the owners of SAI, Metn’s famous Japanese restaurant comes Capri, an Italian bistro catering to the demanding clientele of Rabieh, Mtayleb, and surrounding villages. Located on the first floor over SAI, the bistro serves simple Italian…

Toto: The Last Dinner in Mar Mikhael (Restaurant Closed)

Italian

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

Is it a coincidence or destiny... I attended Sophie’s last dinner in Mar Mikhael before she moved to Montreal and tonight Toto’s last, before the restaurant’s new steps in Achrafieh. I was in love with Sophie’s fine-dining…

Contact Info: Toto Achrafieh

Phone Number: +961 1 566 991

Address: Mar Mikhael Main Street, Achrafieh, beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 566 991

Address: Mar Mikhael Main Street, Achrafieh, beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Kaslik’s Food Parking: Let’s Have a Burger at Dany'z

Burgers

April 30, 2018 | Reviews | Keserwan

I’m not sure what it’s called so I called it “Kaslik’s Food Parking”. Before Starbucks and behind The Lord of the Wings, stop at the famous parking serving food from nine different street food stands. Moreish, Meateor,…

Issa: Foul, Fatteh, Msabbaha and Hummus for Breakfast in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

April 30, 2018 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Located behind the Arab university, Issa has been serving foul and hummus for as long as Beirut remembers. Staff smoking a cigarette on the sidewalk, news loudly broadcasted on the television, in a calm, dull ambiance. Two owners sitting at the…

My New Favorite Breakfast Experience: Hotel Kempinski Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee

April 30, 2018 | Hotels | Lebanon

Breakfast at The Kempinski is served at Candelabra, a restaurant with a high ceiling and many glass facades which leave enough light travel around the space. Breakfast with a view of the pool, fresh vibes, soft music, professional service and super…

Contact Info: Kempinski Summerland

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 858 000

Address: Al Akhtal al Saghir، Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Assaha Village: A Luxuriously Detailed Hotel Minutes Away from Beirut Airport

Hotels

April 30, 2018 | Reviews | Lebanon

More than 70 rooms, each room is different than the other but all built with great attention to design, finesse and luxury. The hotel is somehow a hidden treasure in Beirut as not many of us know or have heard about it. I had the chance to go in…

Contact Info: Assaha Village

Phone Number: +961-1-450909

Address: Beirut - Airport Street - Behind Al Aytam Station, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-1-450909

Address: Beirut - Airport Street - Behind Al Aytam Station, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Sultan Sawfar: The Grilled Birds Specialist

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

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 on the grill, wrapped with bread and served a dozen…

La Maison du Croissant, Zahle: French Croisants with Lebanese Influences!

Bread & Bakeries

April 27, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Bekaa

Located on Zahle’s famous boulevard, La Maison Du Croissant prepares a wide selection of flaky French rolls prepared a la minute in the back kitchen. Chocolate, chocolate extra, chocolate and almonds, Knefeh, Knefeh and chocolate, zaatar,…

Popeye’s; The Famous Chicken Franchise, Now Open in Saida

American

April 27, 2018 | Restaurants | South Lebanon

Known to be the second biggest chicken franchise in the world, Popeye’s, coming straight from the states, has opened its first branch in Lebanon. Choosing Saida for their start, the chicken place sells boneless chicken strips and fried…

Mains et Fleurs Antelias: A Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Tasty Food and Great Drinks

French

April 24, 2018 | International Cuisine | Mount Lebanon

Inspired by Picasso’s famous drawing “Mains et Fleurs”, a new concept has opened its doors on Antelias’ internal road. A restaurant, a bar, a cigar lounge, a private dining space and balcony, the concept has something for…

Karm el Joz: A Relaxing Green Space

Spotted Stories

April 24, 2018 | Lebanon

Karm elJoz is a space for celebrations. Located in Taanayel, at the entrance of the Bekaa, it is one of the largest walnut orchards in the country. It is trees and green for as far as the eye can see! In between the trees, you’ll find 3 white…

Bourj Hammoud; Like You've Never Seen it Before...

Mechwar Videos

April 15, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

The city of Bourj Hammoud is located on Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast, 2 km east of central Beirut. Bourj Hammoud has been an independent municipality since 1952 and is a member of the Metn-North group of…

Kempinski Summerland Hosts Michelin Star Chef at Candelabra

Events

April 13, 2018 | News | Lebanon

In line with Kempinski commitment to bring exceptional experiences from all over the world to its guests in Lebanon, Kempinski Summerland hosts the French Michelin Star Chef Frederic Chabbert, owner of The Dôme in Belgium and one of…

Celebrate Armenian Culture in Bourj Hammoud

Events

April 10, 2018 | Souk el Akel | Lebanon

Celebrate Armenian culture this Sunday in Bourj Hammoud. Street food, kids entertainment, Fun, superb Armenian food and much more to satisfy everyone. A premiere for Souk el Akel, a one of a kind event... See you in…

La Petite Maison Beirut; Bravo for the Food not the Service

Contributors

April 10, 2018 | Restaurants | Beirut

I was so excited to visit La Petite Maison. I’ve been to the one in Dubai which was an outstanding experience, so I couldn’t wait to try the Lebanese version. The restaurant is located on a corner on the “carré…

Contact Info: La Petite Maison, Beirut

Phone Number: + 961 1 999 380

Address: M1 Building, Minet El Hosn, Omar Daouk Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: + 961 1 999 380

Address: M1 Building, Minet El Hosn, Omar Daouk Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Easter in Achrafieh with Souk el Akel

Events

April 05, 2018 | News | Beirut

There’s no better way to have some Easter fun than with your families and friends! Join Achrafieh 2020 and Souk el Akel this Sunday for some delicious moments, and exciting activities! For all those who wish to participate or reserve a…

When The King Loses His Crown: Unprofessional, Unacceptable and Disgusting

Burgers

April 03, 2018 | Lebanon

What a shame!  When you send an sms every single week and flood your customers with ads, at least be ready for the orders! I believe the photos speak for themselves, a Big King XXL with barbecue sauce!! OMG! Since when? A chicken harder than…

El Mina Tripoli; Traditional, Authentic and Vibrant

Mechwar Videos

April 01, 2018 | Popular | North Lebanon

El-Mina, is a coastal independent town in Tripoli Northern Lebanon. El-Mina occupies the location of the old Phoenician city of Tripoli. It acts as the harbor city for modern neighboring Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, situated 5 km to…

Maamoul this Season: Les Delices de B.B

Desserts & Sweets

April 01, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

They are different on all fronts and probably one of the country's best: They don’t look like all the other Maamoul because of their simplicity, light color and non-existing white powdered sugar on top. The first impression keeps you…

Superjumbo A380 Lands for the First Time in Beirut: Photos from Inside the Plane

Airlines

March 30, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

Edition 100, of The world's largest plane, Airbus A380, landed at Rafik Hariri International airport on Thursday arriving from Dubai. The one-off Emirates Airbus A380 flight from Dubai was an acknowledgment of the substantial passenger traffic…

MAG Gelato: From Italy to Lebanon, The Authentic Italian Tradition

Desserts & Sweets

March 20, 2018 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Lebanon

Very, very good ice cream can be found at MAG, the newest gelato shop to open in Hazmieh next to Tiger’s Diner. MAG is an Italian franchise with a recipe imported all the way from Italy. Very good quality ice cream with a reasonable quantity…

Amar; The New Restaurant on Antelias Waterfront

Fish & Seafood

March 20, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Mount Lebanon

After the opening and massive success of Amar, the Lebanese restaurant up the road to Harissa with a breathtaking view on the bay of Jounieh, comes "Amar 3al Baher" occupying a location on Antelias’ waterfront where Plein Sud gallery used…

Di Fiori: For the Love of Pasta up in Kobayat

Italian

March 20, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

For the love of his country and surely for the love of pasta, Tony Zaher and after a long tour around the world's famous kitchens settled down in his hometown where he passionately prepares fresh pasta. The food is undoubtedly tastier than…

Contact Info: Di Fiori

Phone Number: +961 6 351244

Address: Kobayat, Akkar, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 351244

Address: Kobayat, Akkar, North Lebanon [ view ]

Ghabat el Ozor, Akkar: One of Lebanon's Most Beautiful Places

Travel

March 17, 2018 | Lebanon

(Lebanon Untravelled) The largest of Lebanon forest, Kamouha forest stretches from Fnaideq to Akkar el Atika in the caza of Akkar . Kamouaa is considered as the largest forest in the middle east. The surrounding heights rise to 2,454 meters of…

Tavolina: Casual Italian and Good in Beirut

Italian

March 15, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

One of Beirut’s best Italian restaurants is located in Mar Mikhael next to Prune and Das-Kutche. Open for more than five years already, Tavolina is the baby of chef Dany Khairallah and passionate entrepreneur Dany Aprat. I’ve been here…

Contact Info: Tavolina

Phone Number: +961 1 442244

Address: Mar Mikhael - Gemayzeh, after Kettaneh showroom., Beirut, Lebanon Leb [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 442244

Address: Mar Mikhael - Gemayzeh, after Kettaneh showroom., Beirut, Lebanon Leb [ view ]

SAI: Rabieh’s Neighborhood Japanese Eatery is a Favorite

Japanese & Sushi

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

When I noticed that I'd been away from Sai for the last two years, a Japanese diner I used to enjoy at least once a month, it was time to visit again! Sai is much more than a Japanese eatery like any restaurant but feels like a bistro-de-quartier…

Contact Info: Sai

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Street Eats: Sausages, Tacos and Burgers, Now in Faraya

News

March 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Street Eats is the newest destination for street food lovers and an unconventional hub for mingling and chilling at the heart of Faraya!

Giant Airbus A380 to Land in Beirut for the First Time

Airlines

March 05, 2018 | Airports | Lebanon

29th of March: Historic one-off flight to test airport’s A380 operations and readiness! For the first time in Rafic Al Hariri International Airport’s history, Emirates will operate a special one-off A380 service to Beirut on 29 March.…

Edenberg: One Hell of a Burger up in Zgharta, a Beautiful Diner

American

February 22, 2018 | Burgers | Lebanon

When you reach the sign “I love Zgharta,” it’s where “Edenberg” is. “Eden” for Ehden, the village and “Berg” for burger. Edenberg is one of the most beautiful eateries I’ve seen, an…

Dar el Qamar; An Enjoyable Experience and Delicious Lebanese Food in Tripoli

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

February 22, 2018 | Recommended | North Lebanon

One of Tripoli’s famous restaurant on the renowned “Dam w Farez” Riad is called Dar el Qamar. A cafe and Lebanese diner at the same time, the restaurant serves a selection of traditional dishes and international plates.  A…

Byblos Veronica: A Family Restaurant Serving Delicious Homey Food

International Cuisine

February 18, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

It’s the story of a family, the story of Veronica and her sons. It’s a family affair celebrating happiness on a daily basis and serving great food prepared with a load of love and much passion. Byblos Veronica is the baby of Mazen and…

Contact Info: Veronica Byblos

Phone Number: +961 9 545 666

Address: Voie Romaine, Jbeil Port Main Entrance, Byblos, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 545 666

Address: Voie Romaine, Jbeil Port Main Entrance, Byblos, Lebanon [ view ]

Burger Bros. Is Now Open in Kaslik

American

February 18, 2018 | Burgers | Keserwan

After the huge success of Burger Bros. in Jbeil, the family affair opened its first shop outside the family hometown. Burgers are what they do in a fresh and funky atmosphere decorated in three colors: red, white and black. Located next to the…

Micelli’s: An Excellent Homey Pizza You Have to Try

Italian

February 18, 2018 | Pizza | Mount Lebanon

The homemade pizza place or more of the family affair, Micelli’s is the story of a family who decided one day to open a restaurant. Micelli’s is where food feels like home, starters, pizzas, and desserts like mum Zizo prepares them.…

Contact Info: Micelli's

Phone Number: +961 3 799 558

Address: Jal el Dib main road, Facing SGBL Bank, MGM Centre, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 799 558

Address: Jal el Dib main road, Facing SGBL Bank, MGM Centre, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Paname: Enjoying the Finesse of Simple Things

French

February 12, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

In the heart of Saifi, the chic quarters of Beirut, comes Paname, a French bistro or almost as they like to call it. Paname is a newborn from the people behind “Burgundy,” Lebanon’s best restaurant. Simpler and less…

Contact Info: Paname Beirut

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 986 686

Address: Said Akel street, Saifi Village, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

With a New Fresh Look: The Beirut Cedar Lounge is Now Open

Airports

February 12, 2018 | Travel | Lebanon

It’s been closed for a very long period for renovation, months of waiting to upscale this lounge which was in fact very wide but not classy enough. Now open for public, Beirut’s biggest lounge is the proof of a country continuously…

Contact Info: Beirut International Airport

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 628 000

Address: مطار بيروت رفيق الحريري الدولي [ view ]

Lily’s: Feel Beirut While Enjoying Lunch

French

February 11, 2018 | Recommended | Lebanon

On a beautiful Friday, down in Beirut, sitting on the sidewalk, enjoying fresh sunny spells and a refreshing sea breathe, I felt transported into another dimension, like if I traveled to the St. Germain Street in Paris and back. A busy city, people…

Contact Info: Lily's

Phone Number: +961 3 786 858

Address: François Al Hajj Street, Minet El Hosn, Beirut District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 786 858

Address: François Al Hajj Street, Minet El Hosn, Beirut District, Lebanon [ view ]

LE GRAY, BEIRUT AMONG TOP 25 LUXURY HOTELS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Hotels

February 03, 2018 | News | Lebanon

Le Gray, Beirut has made it to the 25 top luxury hotels in the Middle East to win TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice Award. The Travellers' Choice award is the result of millions of reviews and opinions collected during the year from…

Tik Tak Abou Rami: Foul, Hummus, Fatteh and Positive Vibes in El Mina, Tripoli

Breakfast & Coffee

January 29, 2018 | Recommended | North Lebanon

I was recently indulging in an early morning tour around the tight streets of Tripoli and Mina. Foul and hummus is a daily ritual for all of us, and some of its cooked well, other times it's not. I've been to some places where the flavors don't show…

Mike’s Pub: Happy Moments with Friends at El Mina, Tripoli

Restaurants

January 28, 2018 | Reviews | North Lebanon

At the end of Mino, Al Mina’s nightlife hub, Mike’s Pub welcomes you for a drink with sweet music and a movie, enjoying the hidden side of this beautiful city. At Mike’s it’s even more than that, enjoyable drinks and a…

Via Mina Hotel: Luxury and Style in the Heart of North Lebanon

Hotels

January 28, 2018 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Luxurious up to the standard of the Relais & Chateaux chain, classy precisely as you expect a five stars hotel to be, “Via Mina,” located in the vibrant quarters of Mina Tripoli is way beyond what I expected from a hotel in the…

Contact Info: Via Mina Hotel

Phone Number: +961 6 222 227

Address: Farah Antoun, Street 13, Al Mina, Tripoli, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 222 227

Address: Farah Antoun, Street 13, Al Mina, Tripoli, North Lebanon [ view ]

Matto: A Crazy Italian Experience Opens in Jal el Dib

Italian

January 28, 2018 | Popular | Mount Lebanon

It’s where Italy is showcased in a fun way, where decor transports you into another dimension; it’s where the view is fantastic and where music is soothing... it’s Matto, the latest Italian Experience and talk of the town, now open…

Contact Info: Matto Beirut

Phone Number: +961 71 444 335

Address: Jal el Dib seaside, Aishti Home building, Naccache, Met, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 444 335

Address: Jal el Dib seaside, Aishti Home building, Naccache, Met, Lebanon [ view ]

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