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May 16, 2018

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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…

A Unique Addition to Culinary Amsterdam: the International Indoor Street Food Market the ‘Foodhallen’

Reviews

May 12, 2018 | Street Food | Holland

Experience different food concepts and cuisines in a historical venue in Amsterdam The ‘Foodhallen’ opened in ‘De Hallen Amsterdam’ – a newly renovated tram depot – in October 2014. The concept was inspired by…

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…

5 Napkins Burger New Year: Great Vibes, Deceiving Food

American

April 05, 2018 | Burgers | USA

It’s been the time that I try 5 Napkins Burger; to tell you the truth, I’ve passed in front of Theo place endless times but never felt it. The name and red curtains don’t inspire but wait until you walk in. The place looks like an…

Pennsy Market New York: A Lunch Escape

Reviews

April 01, 2018 | USA

Located in the heart of Madison Square Garden at the entrance of Pennsylvania station, the Pennsy Market hosts a selection of food choices inside a big rectangular hall. “Pat La Freda” the famous meat provider, a bar, pizza by the…

Gotham West Market: A Food Haven in New York City

American

April 01, 2018 | International Cuisine | USA

A permanent street food market welcomes you in a vast space where several restaurants occupy each a corner. I loved the vibes, the road signs, the fun advertising and the rich smell of food being prepared a-la-minute. From burgers to noodles, pizzas…

961lb: Lebanese, Upscale, Refined and Loaded with Flavors

Fusion Cuisine

February 28, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | UAE

Lebanon is the country where you can enjoy the most amazing food and cocktails, party from noon till the break of dawn on a mid-week day and 961lb aims to bring this organized chaotic Lebanese vibe to Dubai. A chaotic mix of nightlife,…

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…

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 ]

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…

Aprons & Hammers: Dubai's Award Winner Seafood Restaurant

Fish & Seafood

January 14, 2018 | Restaurants | UAE

With its unique setting on a moored dhow, Aprons & Hammers makes for a fun place for a casual meal, be it lunch or dinner. The boat boasts pretty views over the Marina and neighboring yachts, making for a pleasant, laid-back holiday feel…

Tiger’s: A Lebanese Diner for All Ages

American

December 30, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon

Two visits in less than a week and be sure I’ll visit again sooner than you think. I loved it here from the minute I walked in, discovered the vibes, the simplicity of architecture, the choice of plates, the generosity of portions and…

Contact Info: Tiger's Diner

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Tiger’s BBQ-Ing: A Lebanese Sports Diner, Now Open in Beirut

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

December 23, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

I had a dream, the dream to Experience what a real diner is... I had a dream to eat real diner food when diners vanished from our country... I had a dream to enjoy fast casual American food the way Roadster and Crepaway offered it ten years ago…

Contact Info: Tiger's Diner

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 290 190

Address: Hazmieh, Chevrolet Road before Beirut City Center, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Rawand: An Architectural Masterpiece Opens in Tripoli

International Cuisine

December 20, 2017 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

I felt transported the minute I walked in! A marvelous place, a huge structure, hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in creating an architectural masterpiece. Rawand is not something I was expecting to see in Tripoli, a city I adore but…

Bareburger New York: Barely Edible Diner Food

American

November 22, 2017 | Burgers | USA

I’m happy that I finally made it to Bareburger and I'm even more excited to try the impossible burger; yes, the impossible burger, a burger that feels, looks and tastes like meat but isn’t. This burger helps the planet and costs ten…

Restaurant Loris: The Lebanese Fusion Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 14, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

In the heart of Gemmayze, on Rue Pasteur, is a Lebanese-Armenian, Aleppo fusion - if my description is accurate - restaurant called Loris. An old Lebanese house decorated in blue with fresh touches of color. A bar area, central dining space and…

Contact Info: Loris

Phone Number: +961 1 567 568

Address: Gemayze rue Pasteur Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 567 568

Address: Gemayze rue Pasteur Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Five Guys: My Personal Favorite Fast Food Burger

American

November 11, 2017 | Burgers | USA

Let’s get straight to the point, no descriptions, no introductions just the real deal centre of attention: one of my favorite burgers ever, one of the world’s best! After trying Five Guys in Paris, Dubai and two times in New York, I can…

Contact Info: Five Guys New York

Phone Number: +1 646 783-5060

Address: 690, 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 646 783-5060

Address: 690, 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017, United States [ view ]

Hunter Mountain Brewery: Great Food Is Served Here

American

November 04, 2017 | International Cuisine | New York

Great food is served here! Amazing quesadillas, crunchy and unique fries in generous portions with a selection of more than 17 craft beers on tap. I arrived here by mistake, hungry and driving to have lunch at four in the afternoon; the name and the…

2nd Avenue Deli New York: A Good Pastrami, Unpleasant Vibes

Restaurants

November 01, 2017 | Reviews | USA

I’m sure you know by now that I’m a big fan of Katz, the famous deli which I aim to visit every time I travel to New York... Trying to find alternatives or different versions of my beloved Pastrami sandwich, I stopped by 2nd Avenue Deli,…

Hudson Station Bar: Have a Beer, But Don't Eat!

American

October 29, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Very dim, very loud and smelling of dirty carpets, The Hudson Station is certainly not where I expected to be having lunch today. A few meters from my technology haven - B&H Photography - I needed a restroom stop and ended up having lunch…

The Cheesecake Factory San Francisco: Not Good!

American

October 18, 2017 | Restaurants | California

It’s a real factory up on the 8th floor of Macy’s San Francisco. Over fifty persons waiting in line to be served, hundreds of people already seated and having lunch, this food factory seems to be a famous gathering for local hungry…

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 ]

Rassif Cafe and Restaurant, Tripoli

International Cuisine

September 12, 2017 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Owned by the same people as Rassif Mina, this restaurant is quickly gaining momentum in Tripoli as the place for morning coffee and a healthy meal. It opens at 7 a.m. for early risers and students, and its beautiful interior and cozy design make it…

Meats & Bread: Hardcore Barbecue in Beirut...

American

August 22, 2017 | Grill&BBQ | Beirut

Very unconventional on all fronts, Meats & Bread is my kind of diner, my kind of food...I came here for the opening and am back to taste more of Riad's unique creations... Found on Gemmayze's main road it will take you on a journey to…

Contact Info: Meats & Bread

Phone Number: +96171959898

Address: Gouraud Street, Near the Red Cross, Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +96171959898

Address: Gouraud Street, Near the Red Cross, Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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…

Doughlicious: Your Canadian Diner in Jounieh

American

August 18, 2017 | Pizza | Keserwan

Back to Doughlicious, the diner on Jounieh’s old souk road for a new experience. Second time already to discover the new additions to their varied menu. What to expect on the new menu: Some items were removed. Poutine had been…

Contact Info: Doughlicious

Phone Number: +961 9 901 666

Address: El Mina Street, Jounieh old souk, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 901 666

Address: El Mina Street, Jounieh old souk, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Hard Rock Cafe Roma: A Famous Spot in the City

American

August 16, 2017 | Burgers | Italy

I have a ritual of visiting the Hard Rock Cafe wherever I travel so I know to expect them to be busy. But the one in Roma is so famous that there's a 20 minute wait to be seated. It's 4 in the afternoon and the restaurant is packed! With the same…

Meats & Bread: Now Open in Gemmayze

Grill&BBQ

August 06, 2017 | News | Beirut

After long months of waiting "Souk el Akel's" Meats & Bread has finally opened on Gemmayze street. Meats & Bread, by the self-taught chef Riad Abou Lteif, promises a pleasant experience blended with good music, attentive service and…

Contact Info: Meats & Bread

Phone Number: +96171959898

Address: Gouraud Street, Near the Red Cross, Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +96171959898

Address: Gouraud Street, Near the Red Cross, Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

A Pleasant Lebanese Lunch at Leila ABC Dbayeh

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 10, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Twenty five minutes have passed and I'm still waiting for someone to approach me to ask me if I want a drink or simply by now the main order... located on the rooftop of ABC Dbayeh, Leila is the mall's famous Lebanese restaurant which has been here…

Contact Info: Leila

Phone Number: +961 1 738638

Address: ABC, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 738638

Address: ABC, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

SOUK EL AKEL: An Exciting Summer Ahead, Mark Your Calendars

Events

July 09, 2017 | News | Middle East

Souk el Akel celebrates the big return of Lebanon this Summer! 9 until the 18th of June: Celebrating Ramadan in Tripoli 23-24-25th of June: Launching the summer season at The field, Wata el Joz 29-30 June, 1-2nd of July:…

Sunset by the Pool at Le Montagnou Kfardebian

News

June 18, 2017 | Lebanon

It's this famous wooden house known for their winter evenings, raclette and pierrade, the restaurant gathering the youth after long days of skiing. Montagnou it's where my wife and I went out together for the first time, a restaurant which…

Anthony's Diner: Ever Improving

American

June 17, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

I promised to visit again, so here I am popping by Anthony's Diner in Halat, where diner food is taken seriously. Anthony has invested his time and passion in this small diner facing the Halat Beach Resort entrance. They do pizzas, burgers and…

Contact Info: Anthony's Diner

Phone Number: +961 70 392 329

Address: Seaside Road, Facing Halat Sur Mer, Halat, Jbeil District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 392 329

Address: Seaside Road, Facing Halat Sur Mer, Halat, Jbeil District, Lebanon [ view ]

Memorize: A Terrace and Restaurant in Anfeh

International Cuisine

June 15, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon

Located on the second floor of an old house in Anfeh, Memorize serves guests with a selection of international and Lebanese dishes. Lebanese music plays in the background giving atmosphere through to the bar and terrace. Indeed Memorize is a lounge…

Contact Info: Memorize

Phone Number: +961 6 543 470

Address: Anfeh seaside road, North Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 6 543 470

Address: Anfeh seaside road, North Lebanon [ view ]

This Year, Ramadan is Different: You are Going to Tripoli!

Events

June 05, 2017 | News | North Lebanon

This season, celebrate with Souk el Akel 10 unforgettable nights in Tripoli. It's your chance to discover the old souks, the beautiful souks of Tripoli, Lebanon;s second biggest city. Souk el Akel will be live from KHAN EL…

Fig & Olive: Tasty Italian Food Served in New York

French

April 24, 2017 | International Cuisine | USA

Fig & Olive is a French restaurant inspired by the cuisine of the French Riviera. With ingredients carefully selected for genuine flavor, the restaurant promises a trip to the South of France and back. It's a long corridor, a rectangular…

Baita on the Roof: Eataly's Pop-Up Terrace Restaurant

Italian

April 14, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Baita is Eataly's Italian Alps pop-up restaurant on the 14th floor. Enclosed by a retractable roof and dotted with heaters, the cozy year-round space offers a view of the city skyline with a hearty taste of northern Italy, from hearty beef…

Contact Info: Eataly New York

Phone Number: +1-212-229-2560

Address: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1-212-229-2560

Address: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

Doughlicious: An American Diner with Italian Influences

American

March 31, 2017 | Pizza | Keserwan

In the heart of Jounieh's Old Souk a restaurant with an eye-catching sign has newly opened. The name is Doughlicious and and truly represents the dough they use - it's excellent. Under a stone arcade, enchanted with soothing tunes, this freshly lit…

Contact Info: Doughlicious

Phone Number: +961 9 901 666

Address: El Mina Street, Jounieh old souk, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 901 666

Address: El Mina Street, Jounieh old souk, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Steak Bar Sushi: Surrender to a Unique Culinary Experience!

Grill&BBQ

March 20, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | Mount Lebanon

Surrender your senses and experience a restaurant like no other. Steak Bar Sushi is a place with no competition in town, where sushi and meat join under one roof. The culinary journey starts as soon as you open up the elevator door. I really…

Contact Info: Steak Bar Sushi

Phone Number: +961 76 555 055

Address: Maison M market, Naccach Internal Road, Antelias, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 76 555 055

Address: Maison M market, Naccach Internal Road, Antelias, Lebanon [ view ]

Dirty Harry's Soho: I Loved the Mood, Not the Food!

American

March 19, 2017 | Restaurants | UK

I read burgers and walked in... thinking it's a diner like any other, but Dirty Harry's Soho turned out to be a pub, a bar and a music club. The burgers are catered by "Burgers & Beyond". I loved the vibes! A band of four was playing tonight…

Sandwiched: My Favorite American Diner in Town... Delicious Food!

American

February 14, 2017 | Burgers | Keserwan

Two years have passed since I last visited Sandwiched, a diner nestled on Jounieh's interior road offering a selection of delicious sandwiches and burgers. The menu has changed but the decor is still the same. I love how this place is simple and…

Contact Info: Sandwiched

Phone Number: +961 9 911 565

Address: Sheer,Next to Habana, Jounieh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 911 565

Address: Sheer,Next to Habana, Jounieh, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Couqley: Always a Good Idea

French

February 01, 2017 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

When you feel like having a decent piece of meat on a Wednesday night; just pick up the phone and reserve at Couqley. It's been a while since I last visited the famous Steak-Frites restaurant located at Dbayeh's Blueberry Square. The same decor…

Contact Info: Couqley Dbayeh

Phone Number: +961 4 444876

Address: Blueberry Square, Dbayeh Highway, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 444876

Address: Blueberry Square, Dbayeh Highway, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Lori's Diner: A Typical American Diner in San Francisco

American

January 28, 2017 | Restaurants | California

A typical American diner, Lori's Diner is where you feel like you're one of stars in Grease the movie... Red leather sofas, a bar in the middle, the floor decorated with white & black tiles, yellow lights and photos of Marilyn Monroe. I was…

Bill's Bar and Burger: Deceptive Diner Food!

American

January 27, 2017 | Burgers | USA

Looking online for a good burger around the Financial District, I was led to Bill's Bar and Burger. Despite the average breakfast I had two days ago, I decided to come back and try their burgers. It's a nice place with a sports bar, lots of high…

Contact Info: Bill's Bar & Burger

Phone Number: +1 212-894-3800

Address: 85 West St, New York, NY 10006 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 212-894-3800

Address: 85 West St, New York, NY 10006 [ view ]

Ippudo East Village: New York's Awesome Bowls of Ramen

Asian/Chinese

January 20, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | USA

Ramen is the latest food trend around the world. We decided to enjoy some at Ippudo, an international chain of Ramen based in Japan. Due to the popularity of the place, I expected to wait. We did so at the bar. It's cold at the bar but I waited…

Contact Info: Ippudo Westside

Phone Number: +1-212-974-2500

Address: 321 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1-212-974-2500

Address: 321 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019 [ view ]

Heavenly Italian at Rossopomodoro, Eataly New York

Italian

January 19, 2017 | Recommended | USA

After visiting Eataly of Dubai, Milano and Istanbul it was time to give the one in New York a try. I love this place. I love the way things are displayed, how the restaurants welcome you and how everything is created to amaze. Hundreds if not…

Contact Info: Eataly New York

Phone Number: +1-212-229-2560

Address: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1-212-229-2560

Address: 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010 [ view ]

DIVVY: A Delicious Light Menu

International Cuisine

December 29, 2016 | Recommended | Lebanon

In under a month, I have come to visit Divvy three times. Once in Hazmieh, another in Achrafieh and now back at its Hazmieh's branch. The experience is just as perfect each time. As I was eating I couldn't stop bragging out loud about how great the…

Contact Info: DIVVY Hazmieh

Phone Number: +961 5 954244

Address: The Backyard, Hazmieh, Baabda, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 5 954244

Address: The Backyard, Hazmieh, Baabda, Lebanon [ view ]

The Corner: Beautiful Decor... Average Diner Food!

International Cuisine

November 17, 2016 | Restaurants | Beirut

After "Cozmo" and "Coast" comes "The Corner" in Downtown Beirut,  another concept by Boubess Group. 'The Corner', a burger joint, is located on a roof in Beirut Souks (where Yannik Alleno used to be). Recently opened, The Corner is a…

Contact Info: The Corner

Phone Number: +961 1 998585

Address: Beirut Souk Mall, Jewelry Section, Beirut Central District, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 998585

Address: Beirut Souk Mall, Jewelry Section, Beirut Central District, Lebanon [ view ]

Divvy ABC Achrafieh: Delicious Food... Beautiful Decor... Must Try!

International Cuisine

November 15, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

Now in ABC Achrafieh, Divvy is a great place to try. The new location is where you should go for some food sharing, great vibes, good service and beautiful decor. I was in Divvy Hazmieh two weeks ago and I am now back to try their newly opened…

Divvy: Sharing at The Backyard Hazmieh

International Cuisine

November 14, 2016 | Restaurants | Lebanon

It's been sometime since I last visited DIVVY... I headed to their branch at the Backyard Hazmieh to have lunch with my friends, sat and appreciated the simple decor, its diverse menu and enjoy a pleasant lunch served by a professional team. A…

Contact Info: DIVVY Hazmieh

Phone Number: +961 5 954244

Address: The Backyard, Hazmieh, Baabda, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 5 954244

Address: The Backyard, Hazmieh, Baabda, Lebanon [ view ]

The Hot Dog Faktory Beirut: Gourmet Hotdogs

American

November 02, 2016 | Restaurants | Beirut

From Geneva to Lausanne and now Beirut, The Hot Dog Faktory is a Lebanese concept that first opened in Switzerland is now open for lunch and dinner on Jeanne D'arc Street. The Hot Dog Faktory’s sausages are something else. It’s a…

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