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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…

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

Breakfast & Coffee

January 15, 2018 | Popular | South Lebanon

If you watch my shows or follow my stories on Instagram, you would know by now that Al Jardali Saida sells my favorite Knefeh in Lebanon. Thinner than all the rest, the knefeh is softer, less sweet and doesn't have a crunchy…

Food Trucks in Lebanon... Go to Saida!

Mechwar Videos

December 21, 2017 | News | South Lebanon

Saida, Lebanon's only city to allow food trucks to date has already five of them. Follow me on a discovery tour...  

Souk el Akel Comes to Saida!

Events

September 28, 2017 | News | South Lebanon

Saida here we come! Souk el Akel will be celebrating food for a cause between the 6th and the 8th of October next to the football stadium. In collaboration with Rotaract Saida and with the support of the Municipality of…

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Desserts & Sweets

September 17, 2017 | Recommended | South Lebanon

Searching for the best Maacroun, Mchabbak and Ouwaymat in town? There's only one address! Visit Nassab Sweets in Saida. They're different to any others I've previously tried. The Maacroun are soft, full bodied and most importantly…

Asal: A Lebanese Restaurant Now Open in Saida

News

September 15, 2017 | Reviews | South Lebanon

Asal, a Lebanese restaurant proposing an international cuisine has opened its doors in Saida serving a variety of Kaak, Lebanese specialities and international dishes. Below are some photos of the restaurant and the breakfast menu while I plan a…

Breakfast in Tyre Has One Address: Mazraani!

Breakfast & Coffee

August 06, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Tyre, home of Lebanon's most beautiful beachfront and tastiest breakfast. I was back for the tasty local street breakfast and this time met Mr. Mazraani and his son, who have been producing these awesome plates since 1968. Ali, the founder, still…

Mechwar to the Old City of Tyre (Sour)

Mechwar Videos

August 01, 2017 | Travel | Lebanon

Tyre boasts a proud Phoenician past, wonderful seaside location, Roman ruins and a medieval souq. Home to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), it also has good beaches and a decent array of hotels, making it a popular…

The Famous and Unique Sahlab Zoheir Hankir

Desserts & Sweets

June 10, 2017 | Recommended | South Lebanon

The king of Sahlab, the master of milk related desserts and sweets: Meet Zoheir Hankir who's know-how has been handed down from generation to generation. His authentic shop in Saida welcomes you to enjoy the true meaning of milk related sweets.…

Saida, A Trendy City: 25 Restaurants, One Long Day!

Mechwar Videos

March 31, 2017 | Travel | South Lebanon

Sidon or Saïda (Arabic: صيدا‎‎) is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on the Mediterranean coast, about 40 kilometres north…

Al Challal: A Lebanese Restaurant in Jezzine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

February 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Lebanon

We chose Al Challal to have lunch while shooting an episode of Mechwar on Jezzine. Al Challal is a Lebanese restaurant nestled on a cliff right by the water fall. A simple table set with the conventional Lebanese mezze. Hummus, Moutabbal, Labneh,…

Mido's: Saida's Tasty Sandwiches!

Sandwiches

February 16, 2017 | Street Food | South Lebanon

Mido's is a casual fast food eatery in Saida. It is a favorite at Souk el Akel and is famous for its roast beef sandwich and the special Anthony's Rosto! Fresh bread, a loaded sandwich, crunchy vegetables and melted cheese. Roast beef, turkey and…

Contact Info: Mido's Sandwiches

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Shawarma w Saj: Tasty Sandwiches in Saida

Reviews

February 14, 2017 | Sandwiches | South Lebanon

Shawarma at Shawarma w Saj has more than one meaning. This Lebanese diner is a place I have been too and enjoyed. I am here again to enjoy their sandwiches while listening to the soothing tunes of Fayruz. A selection of shawarma sandwiches…

Contact Info: Shawarma w Saj

Phone Number: +961 7 721767

Address: Iliya Street, Near BLF Bank, Saida, Saida District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 721767

Address: Iliya Street, Near BLF Bank, Saida, Saida District, Lebanon [ view ]

Il Padrino: Good Italian Food Served in a Cafe Style Ambiance

Italian

July 25, 2016 | Restaurants | Lebanon

A fashion boutique, a restaurant and a sweet shop all in one - welcome to Il Padrino, Al Baba's Italian eatery in Saida. It is much more than just Italian food, it's a shisha place, it's a fashion place where you can buy shoes and suits,  you…

Contact Info: il Padrino Saida

Phone Number: +961 7 721 373

Address: Al Said Center, Houssam El Din El Hariri Street, Saida, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 721 373

Address: Al Said Center, Houssam El Din El Hariri Street, Saida, Lebanon [ view ]

Abou Hassan Al Habash Saida: Maamoul-Mad is the Specialty!

Recommended

April 25, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | South Lebanon

This morning, a friend of mine from Saida, a local who has watched my shows about his beautiful city, told me that I forgot one major place and he was ready to take me there. It's called Abou Hassan, and he works from home with his wife and produces…

Il Padrino: Saida's Italian Social Hub

Italian

April 25, 2016 | Restaurants | South Lebanon

It's called Il Padrino and it's where the youth of Saida gather every weekend. Arriving from Beirut to prepare for Souk El Akel we were invited by the Rotaract Club to Il Padrino. The first impression is funny; The classy Al Baba sweets hosting a…

Contact Info: il Padrino Saida

Phone Number: +961 7 721 373

Address: Al Said Center, Houssam El Din El Hariri Street, Saida, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 721 373

Address: Al Said Center, Houssam El Din El Hariri Street, Saida, Lebanon [ view ]

Beautiful Saida: A Mysterious City!

Mechwar Videos

April 12, 2016 | Travel | South Lebanon

Sidon, on the coast 48 kilometers south of Beirut, is one of the Famous names in ancient history. But of all of Lebanon's cities this is the most mysterious, for its past has been tragically scattered and plundered. In the 19th century,…

The Golden Tulip Hotel, Jiyyeh Marina

Hotels

April 09, 2016 | Reviews | Lebanon

Having breakfast on the second day, it was time to write the review. Two nights spent at the Golden Tulip Hotel on Jiyyeh, were enough to have a general idea. It's a large resort with a 24 hours receptionist, a wide comfortable room. But there are…

Contact Info: Golden Tulip Jiyeh Marina

Phone Number: +961 7 996 736

Address: Old Saida Road, Jiyeh, South 1103, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 996 736

Address: Old Saida Road, Jiyeh, South 1103, Lebanon [ view ]

Mido's: Tasty Ciabatta Sandwiches in Saida

Recommended

April 08, 2016 | Sandwiches | South Lebanon

Visiting Saida for the fifth time his year I was introduced to Mido's. Mido's has introduced himself to me and will be part of our next Souk... Tasting was a must. This morning I enjoyed some flavorful sandwiches made of fresh ciabatta bread and…

Contact Info: Mido's Sandwiches

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Saida Celebrates the Biggest Food Fiesta Ever: Joy at Khan el Franj!

News

April 03, 2016 | Souk el Akel | South Lebanon

If the city could express its feelings... It would have been with a tear of Joy! Saida celebrates food and fun for a united Lebanon... The Khan's heart beats again!

Discover the Hidden Gems of Saida

Mechwar Videos

December 30, 2015 | Popular | South Lebanon

For the passion of food, the belief in Lebanon, and the appreciation of life, came out two great episodes about a wondrous city called Saida (Sidon). This City makes you fall in love with its atmosphere, food and people. You step into it without any…

Al Mashhour: Delicious Food Up in Rashaya el Wadi

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 25, 2015 | Recommended | Lebanon

In the region of Rashaya el Wadi, is a restaurant, a Lebanese restaurant called Mashhour. Mashhour, or "famous" in English, comes from the owner's name and isn't a case of pretentious management. On the Dahr el Ahmar main road, in this village…

Al Chalouf: My Favorite Restaurant in Jezzine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 04, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

My wife being from Jezzine, we regularly visit this beautiful village up south which the locals call a city. Surrounded by mountains of green trees, the lady of the south is indeed a gem nestled over the famous waterfall. I love coming here every…

Contact Info: Chalouf

Phone Number:

Address: Jezzine, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: Jezzine, South Lebanon [ view ]

The Rest House Saida: Good Food, Chaotic Service

Fish & Seafood

April 30, 2015 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | South Lebanon

Traditional places are a must, many of us often visit fancy restaurants but sometimes tourist locations should be visited so one knows what we locals are offering guests to our country. The Rest House Saida is a restaurant almost everyone has heard…

Contact Info: Rest House Saida

Phone Number: +961 7 751854

Address: [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 751854

Address: [ view ]

Fresh Fish at Masmaket el Bahar Nabathieh

Recommended

April 08, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

When you fall in love with something nothing can stop you from coming back for it again and again... I fell in love with a village and here I am again. I came to eat fish, fresh fish from our sea at "Masmaket el Bahar". Masmaket el Bahar, located…

Faysalieh from Al Shareq Sweets: An Ultimate Pleasure

Desserts & Sweets

March 22, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

It is indeed a piece of wonder, a mouthwatering novelty, a sweet bite… it is a creation, which once you’ve tried, will make you drive all the way down to Nabatieh to have some. What am I talking about?  I am talking about…

Special Potato and Olive Oil Saj Wraps from Hasbaya

Breakfast & Coffee

March 09, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

Down south, two hours from Beirut is a bakery, a special shop producing unique markouk saj bread as well as a selection of innovative manakish. To start with, look at the dough which sticks on the hands handled without flour but water. On my visit…

Hasbaya: A Forgotten Heritage Down South

Mechwar Videos

January 28, 2015 | Travel | Lebanon

It’s a start of a new year and our tour around Lebanon continues. Together we go around towns that will make you fall in love with Lebanon all over again. We drive down south this time and as always in search of one of Lebanon’s valuable…

Jezzine: So Much to See, Taste and Enjoy

Mechwar Videos

December 21, 2014 | Travel | Lebanon

Our next episode takes us to Jezzine, a village which locals prefer to refer to as a city, located 22 km from Saida and 40 km south of Beirut. Surrounded by mountain peaks, pine forests, and at an average altitude…

Street Food in Tyre: Foul, Fish, Meat... Enjoying a Joyful City

Mechwar Videos

October 12, 2014 | Travel | Lebanon

In Mechwar's second episode, we went to Tyre, one of the world's oldest cities to discover the finest street food gems. Follow us to south of Lebanon, to Tyre, the city of life and positive energy, on a journey that started at 7am with a plate…

Mahfouz in Tyre: Meat Sandwiches to Start Your Day

Sandwiches

October 07, 2014 | Street Food | Lebanon

In the heart of one of the world’s oldest cities is a place, a small sandwicheria, that opens at 7am. A breakfast and lunch place, but not just any old place, one famous for serving meat sandwiches people come to enjoy before sunrise. Mahfouz…

Foul and Hummus Mazraani: Tyre’s Famous Local Breakfast

Street Food

October 07, 2014 | Lebanon

Breakfast in Tyre, there aren’t many options and what’s there is known by all. The famous Baroud, or Mazraani, both offer a premium quality prepared with love and dedication. After visiting Baroud last year, I was back for the tasty…

Street Fooding in Saida: Rosto, Shawarma and Oriental Sweets

Street Food

August 13, 2014 | South Lebanon

Last week, I decided to visit Saida. It wasn't a planned visit but I ended up trying a few interesting things. It was a great start for a next trip that will be planned properly and will be more extensive!  I decided to keep it simple and…

Some Tasty Traditional Dairy Products

Tasty Discoveries

May 29, 2013 | Lebanon

Have I ever told you that Labneh is my favorite food. I eat Labneh with bread or toast, in a sandwich or simply alone on a plate with a spoon. I also often have it with a nice well prepared steak, it's a perfect substitute for heavy mayonnaise. As…

Restaurant Baroud: Having Breakfast the Old Fashioned Way in Tyre's Old Souk

Street Food

September 09, 2012 | Lebanon

BAROUD: Hummus, Foul Mdammas and Msabbaha In the old souk of Tyre (Sur) in south Lebanon located on a 1 minute walk from the fishermen port is the famous Baroud. An authentic breakfast spot that opens from 05:50am until 11am only serving the…

Contact Info: Baroud

Phone Number: +961-3-949652

Address: Old Souk of Tyre, Next to the fishermen port, Sur, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-3-949652

Address: Old Souk of Tyre, Next to the fishermen port, Sur, South Lebanon [ view ]

Le Phenicien Seafood on Tyre's Fishermen Port

Fish & Seafood

September 09, 2012 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon

Le Phenicien is one of the few or maybe the only high-end seafood restaurant in the South of Lebanon. Located on the Tyre's fishermen's port, Le Phenicien welcomes you into a relaxing marine setup overviewing the whole daily activities of the marine…

Contact Info: Phenicien

Phone Number: +961-7-740 564

Address: Old fishermen port, Tyre, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-7-740 564

Address: Old fishermen port, Tyre, South Lebanon [ view ]

Al Chalouf Restaurant, Jezzine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 12, 2012 | Restaurants | Lebanon

Al-Chalouf: One of the few restaurants with an ISO certificate To reach Jezzine in South Lebanon and to continue into the next villages in the direction of the Chouf, you have to pass in front of couple of restaurants and Al-Chalouf is one of…

Contact Info: Chalouf

Phone Number:

Address: Jezzine, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: Jezzine, South Lebanon [ view ]

L'etoile du Loup Hotel, Jezzine

Hotels

February 20, 2012 | Reviews | Lebanon

Do you know how this place took its name ?? ”Nejme” and “Diab”, in French “Etoile” and “loup” are the owners of this small heaven. L'etoile du Loup is located on the top of Jezzine, south of…

Contact Info: Etoile Du Loup, Jezzine

Phone Number: +961-7-781425

Address: Jezzine, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-7-781425

Address: Jezzine, South Lebanon [ view ]

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