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May 16, 2018

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Caribou Coffee: Start Early in Antelias

Breakfast & Coffee

January 18, 2018 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Searching for an early breakfast experience before eight in the morning, Caribou is your only choice on the internal Dbayeh road down from Naccache. Caribou opens at 7 am and welcomes you with a selection of croissants, bagels, sandwiches, muffins,…

Abul3ezz: A Shawarma I Adore; Chicken and Beef

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 14, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Still is one of the best Shawarma joints in town, Abul3ezz serves an amazing sandwich loaded with flavors and love, served with such a generosity like no one else does it. I love the bread, the way it's soaked in fat and grilled, the juiciness…

Contact Info: Abul3ezz Street Food

Phone Number: +961 70 833 877

Address: Slaf El Bawshriyeh road, Near Sibon, Dekwaneh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 833 877

Address: Slaf El Bawshriyeh road, Near Sibon, Dekwaneh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

On the Busiest Highway in Lebanon: Zalka-Jal el Dib

A7la Balad Bel 3alam

January 07, 2018 | Mount Lebanon

Flying over the busiest highway in Lebanon where more than 400,000 cars pass every day. Check out the photos.  

Chayeb Bakery: Now Open in Jdeideh

Bread & Bakeries

December 31, 2017 | News | Mount Lebanon

My first encounter with Al Chayeb was two years ago when we chose to have their Stollen German cake added to our NGNO food box. After that, I started using their products at home, visited their factory and recommended their French bread to be used…

Hamburguru: A Street Food Burger in Jal el Dib

Burgers

December 31, 2017 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

Tiny but mighty, a small hamburger shop has been open for the last five months on the Jal el Dib-Jdeideh internal road. Operated by a smiley owner spreading happiness all around the place, Hamburguru is the address where having a smile on your face…

Yan Bakery: A New Bakery has Opened on Nahr el Mot

Bread & Bakeries

December 31, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon

On Nahr el Mot a new bakery has opened. Yan is Armenian, he has a wide selection of breakfast bites of which the signature Armenian items like Labneh Beajine, Harra, Soujok and Basterma. I even found Tahinov Hats.  Manouche zaatar with…

Zaatarji: The Zaatar Manouche Rocks!

Breakfast & Coffee

December 31, 2017 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

Homemade, handmade, passionately baked, very floppy, amazingly moist and juicy... I love their Mankouchet zaatar and I’ll recommend it to all my friends. Visit Zaatarji, newly opened in Jdeideh facing Al Chayeb Bakery. The zaatar is so…

Manouchet El Khal, Mazraat Yachouh: It's Addictive!

Bread & Bakeries

December 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon

There's a big center in Mazraat Yachouh, called Au Carrefour. On the lower side of this big center, you will find a small a small shop. Clean and simple, 3al Barakeh offers a super varied menu of unique sandwiches like no other. He transformed the…

Restaurant Al Halabi: The Perfect Lebanese Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

December 30, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Considered to be the best Lebanese restaurant by almost every Person living in our beautiful country, Al Halabi doesn’t stop to amaze me every time I visit. The restaurant of my childhood is still the best with a new decor, a social media…

Contact Info: Al Halabi

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Kaak B Semsom: From Zahle to Jal el Dib

Breakfast & Coffee

December 30, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

My favorite Kaak parlor has come all the way from Zahle to Jal El Dib! A great Kaake is served here, light and airy, covered with sesame and loaded with a heart of premium ingredients. It’s not the place, not the location but the Kaaka itself,…

Sandwitch: Driven by Passion, The Happiest Sandwicheria in Lebanon!

International Cuisine

December 24, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Six customers sitting at the bar, a place loaded with hungry people, the owner and a manager handling delivery calls, five chefs working like a busy beehive handing sandwiches to the hungry crowd. What a place! A simple Lebanese food shack open for…

Contact Info: Sand-Witch

Phone Number: +9613878715

Address: Main Street, Behind Banque du Liban, Sakiet El Misk, Bikfaya, Mount Lebanon, Metn [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613878715

Address: Main Street, Behind Banque du Liban, Sakiet El Misk, Bikfaya, Mount Lebanon, Metn [ view ]

Whisk Pastry Shop: Now Open in Naccache

Desserts & Sweets

December 20, 2017 | News | Mount Lebanon

Whisk pastry shop is the little baby of chef Salem Akiki, a passionate dessert creator who has learned the secrets of upscale cakes creation in Paris. Already operational in Sarba for the last couple of years, Whisk celebrates the…

Baker's Bake: The Dough is Handcrafted with Love... Manakish are so Good!

Bread & Bakeries

December 20, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Newly open on Jal el Dib's internal road next to "Tiger" Car accessories, Baker's Bake is not your typical bakery but a haven for foodies seeking perfection. The dough is homemade and carefully handmade leaving you impressed and…

Celebrate Christmas in Style this Season! See you at Souk el Akel Naccach

Events

December 02, 2017 | News | Mount Lebanon

It's Saturday, it's sunny... Grab the family and head down to enjoy one of Lebanon's biggest ever witnessed Christmas markets... Today and tomorrow you can come and enjoy the fun from 12pm to midnight... There's something for…

Lebanon's Biggest Christmas Market is Happening in Antelias

Events

November 27, 2017 | Souk el Akel | Mount Lebanon

Yes, we're back and with a Christmas-filled blast... Souk el Akel's Christmas Market is coming your way early December... We want to start celebrating the whole month of giving, loving, laughing and joy in all its forms throughout...…

Yoshi: Sushi at The Gardens Naccach is Metn’s Best! (Restaurant Closed)

Asian/Chinese

November 14, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | Mount Lebanon

I always considered Yoshi to do one of the best Japanese menus in Metn serving an upmarket selection of makis and sushi prepared by the same team behind Mitsu-Ya in Gemmayze. Back to this casual eatery in Dbayeh, I found out that things have changed…

Contact Info: Yoshi Gardens

Phone Number: +961 71 418848

Address: Gardens, Beneath Naccache Bridge, Facing Spinney's Parking, Naccache, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 71 418848

Address: Gardens, Beneath Naccache Bridge, Facing Spinney's Parking, Naccache, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Akiki's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: My Personal Choice

Recommended

November 14, 2017 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

Today and after four long years of not writing a review about my favorite fruit destination, I come back to "AKIKI Fruits & Vegetables" nestled on Antelias' internal road. As we all know the place sells fresh marvels from across our land and…

Contact Info: Akiki Freres

Phone Number: +961 4 444 227

Address: Antelias main road, Naccach roundabout, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 444 227

Address: Antelias main road, Naccach roundabout, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Lunch with the Kids at Casper ABC Dbayeh

International Cuisine

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

I never imagined that one day I could actually be enjoying lunch with three kids in the heart of a mall on a busy Sunday. Arrive early, secure a table and have yourself guided through the experience. At Casper, they have a kids menu and a placemat…

Contact Info: Casper & Gambini's

Phone Number: +961250888

Address: Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961250888

Address: Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Babel: A New Menu, Same Great Taste

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 01, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

I've been here many times to enjoy what the magnificent architecture holds inside. Lebanese with class, style and a touch of fusion, Babel Dbayeh has always been one of Lebanon's best restaurants and a personal favorite of mine. Visiting for…

Contact Info: Babel, Dbayeh

Phone Number: +961-70-425 777

Address: Near the water authority, Jounieh Highway, Dbayeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-70-425 777

Address: Near the water authority, Jounieh Highway, Dbayeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Krikor: The Famous Kawarma, Cheese, Butter and Ghee Manouche

Bread & Bakeries

October 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon

At 3am, the dough is prepared and ready to enter the oven as and when the client asks for it. A layer of kashkawan cheese lies under the kawarma meat. Beef meets with lamb fat. Kashkawan, mozzarella and local cheese all together freshly shredded,…

Tamashii: Delivering Sushi Home

Japanese & Sushi

October 08, 2017 | Mount Lebanon

Tamashii is a Japanese restaurant on Mar Mikhael. There now for a couple of years, it serves a wide selection of innovative rolls. I’ve been there two times, ordered dinner home once and now trying it again for the second time. Tonight…

Khaymet el Darwish Bickfaya

International Cuisine

October 01, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Khaymet el Darwish, open for the last seven years or so, welcomes you around the chimney during winter days or on the terrace during summer days. With more than 200 food choices to choose from, there is something for everyone. I…

Mechwar to the Mountain City of Bickfaya: A Day to Remember (Watch the Video)

Mechwar Videos

October 01, 2017 | Travel | Mount Lebanon

Bikfaya (Arabic: بكفيا‎‎, also spelled Bickfaya, Beckfayya, or Bekfaya) is a town in the Matn District region of Mount Lebanon. Its stone houses with red-tiled roofs resting amidst pine and oak forests make Bikfaya one of the most…

A Surprise from Dunkin Donuts Lebanon

News

September 30, 2017 | Mount Lebanon

19 year’s ago, Dunkin Donuts introduced The American Coffee in a carton cup to Lebanon bringing with it the Doughnuts craze or shall we say "Donuts" like Dunkin calls them. Orange and pink, two colors followed us through the years...…

Bitter Brown: Gluten Free and Tasty! A New Experience Now in Dbayeh

International Cuisine

September 28, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

I would never have imagined a restaurant built solely around gluten-free food... now open in Dbayeh, "Bitter Brown" is a restaurant and nutritionist clinic combined. Up on the first floor is Mrs. Nada Assaf Slaibi's clinic, on the ground floor is…

Contact Info: Bitter Brown

Phone Number: +961 4 547 725

Address: 10th Street, Zaidan Center, Le Royal Hotel Bridge, Dbayeh, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 547 725

Address: 10th Street, Zaidan Center, Le Royal Hotel Bridge, Dbayeh, Lebanon [ view ]

A Pleasant Time... Brunch at Batchig

Armenian

September 25, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

It's been more than a year since I last visited Batchig... Invited for a private event, a brunch setup was prepared. Had a great time and promised myself to visit again to live the Batchig experience and write a detailed review. Check out…

Contact Info: Batchig

Phone Number: +961 4 444307

Address: 1275 Kassis street. Dbayeh, Lebanon Dbayeh, Mont-Liban, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 444307

Address: 1275 Kassis street. Dbayeh, Lebanon Dbayeh, Mont-Liban, Lebanon [ view ]

Le Flocon, Glace Artisanale: Now Open in Antelias

Ice Cream & Gelato

September 19, 2017 | News | Mount Lebanon

Le Flocon is an artisanal atelier specialised in gourmet ice cream flavors created by pastry master chef Charles Azar. The Ice Cream parlor now open facing "Maison M" on the Naccach road is a hidden gem you must try. Ask for flavors like…

Sand-Witch: The Happy Sandwich Place

American

September 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

"Sand-Witch" is more than a restaurant; it's an experience... Sand-Witch is a positive place where great vibes and tasty food meet! I felt transported the minute I walked in and the second I met Joe; the owner who has moved from Canada to pursue his…

Contact Info: Sand-Witch

Phone Number: +9613878715

Address: Main Street, Behind Banque du Liban, Sakiet El Misk, Bikfaya, Mount Lebanon, Metn [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613878715

Address: Main Street, Behind Banque du Liban, Sakiet El Misk, Bikfaya, Mount Lebanon, Metn [ view ]

Rudy's Juice Box: Bickfaya's Fruit Haven

Reviews

September 17, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Mount Lebanon

Georges, his wife and son Rudy, happily working together side by side welcome you into their home up in Bickfaya. Freshly squeezed fruits at Rudy's Juice Box are taken seriously. Unpeeled kiwis, fresh pomegranate, smooth avocado... I loved it here…

"Zaatar Manouche" in a Box

Breakfast & Coffee

September 17, 2017 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

A cylindrical transparent box of Manakish: A box? Manakish? Served cold? Yes, it's indeed something interesting... I discovered this unique creation in 2013 and still enjoy the same quality carefully produced every single morning in…

Restaurant Chebli: An Authentic Lebanese Lunch Up in Naas

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

September 16, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Chebli restaurant in Naas, a few minutes from the village of Bickfaya in Metn, has been catering to Lebanese food lovers for the past couple of years. Chebli is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, calm and simple, the establishment…

Contact Info: Restaurant Chebli Naas

Phone Number: +961 4 980799

Address: Al Naas, Bickfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 980799

Address: Al Naas, Bickfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Fata Ice Cream: The Merry Cream of Our Childhood

Ice Cream & Gelato

September 16, 2017 | Tasty Discoveries | Mount Lebanon

I've always asked myself why we call it Merry Cream....still none the wiser... Merry Cream is only in Lebanon and Wikipedia confirms it. Better known as Soft Serve, this kind of creamy ice cream is dispensed from a machine and usually enjoyed…

Furn el Hayek Bickfaya: A New Approach to Kaak

Breakfast & Coffee

September 16, 2017 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Located in the same building as Bickfaya's police station is Furn el Hayek, a bakery I visit on a weekly basis. This may be an average Lebanese bakery but what they offer is not so average... The Hayek family, Souad, Mounira and…

Sapori E Vini: An Enjoyable Italian Journey Starts in Jbeil

Italian

September 07, 2017 | Pizza | Mount Lebanon

Nestled inside a stand-alone house in Jbeil, Sapori e Vini is Lebanon's latest Italian restaurant. Welcoming guests in a very pleasant and fresh atmosphere which takes you on a journey to Italy and back. Italian vibes, Italian music and an…

Tomorrowland Lebanon: The Night in Action

Events

August 28, 2017 | Mount Lebanon

Building bridges between Belgium and the rest of the world with a live connection from the Tomorrowland Mainstage, live local and international DJ’s on the UNITE stage and the unique, magical Tomorrowland atmosphere: that is UNITE with…

Homburger: A New Burger Place Opens in Jal el Dib

Burgers

August 21, 2017 | News | Mount Lebanon

Homburger, supposed to be a "Homey" burger is now open on Jal el Dib's internal road. Yellow and black, the place looks more of an American diner to me. Loved the Coca-Cola branding though! Check out the first pictures while I plan another visit for…

Charbel's Bakehouse: A Breakfast Spot in Broumana

Bread & Bakeries

August 21, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon

When a young man opens a bakery, your traditional manoushe shop turns into a fresh breakfast parlour with much more than the simple zaatar manakish. From zaatar to chicken and kafta, Charbel lively prepares flat bread for his customers'…

Cakes & Bites: Your Homey Dessert Kitchen Now Open in Broumana

Desserts & Sweets

August 06, 2017 | News | Mount Lebanon

I always called her the dessert queen, the pain perdu goddess, the creator of unique cravings... her name is Joyce and she's the lady behind Cakes&Bites, the famous cake booth of "Souk el Akel". Now open in Broumana, Joyce has newly…

Contact Info: Cakes & Bites

Phone Number: +9613357475

Address: Beit Merry, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613357475

Address: Beit Merry, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

La Siesta Beach Resort is Now Open

News

July 29, 2017 | Lebanon

La Siesta Beach Resort is only 10 minutes from Beirut. The resort is built on a 20,000 square meters land plot, with an investment exceeding USD 12 million except for land price. It is located in Khaldeh, 14 km towards the South of…

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