Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen: A Restaurant to Avoid

American | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 24, 2019

American

Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen: A Restaurant to Avoid

I’ve been a fan of the Hard Rock Cafe for as long as I remember. Two restaurants in Beirut which unfortunately closed but many around the world that I make a point to visit in every new…

February 24, 2019 | Restaurants | Copenhagen

Sandwiched: Is This Food for Real?! Amazing to Say the Least

American | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 22, 2019

American

Sandwiched: Is This Food for Real?! Amazing to Say the Least

Fourth visit and my mouth still waters every time I think of coming here! Sandwiched located on Jal el Dib’s internal road, Gemmayze and Jounieh’s old souk serves one of the…

February 22, 2019 | Burgers | Antelias

Five Guys: I Love this Burger

American | Paris France Europe

France

January 31, 2019

American

Five Guys: I Love this Burger

I’ve called it my favorite fast food burger, I’ve tried it in every city I’ve visited and today am enjoying this American burger in the heart of Paris. Five Guys is an icon of…

January 31, 2019 | Burgers | Paris

Deli Bros Fine Foods: A Must Experience at Frankfurt Airport

Airports | Germany Europe

Europe

January 13, 2019

Airports

Deli Bros Fine Foods: A Must Experience at Frankfurt Airport

At Frankfurt airport Terminal 1B, Deli Bros Fine Foods caught my attention: with its open kitchen and rich aromas haunting the airport, I stopped for an early lunch. It was only 10:15 in the…

January 13, 2019 | International Cuisine | Germany

Chili’s Diner Beirut: I Love it Here! The Vibes, The Service and The Food

American | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 24, 2018

American

Chili’s Diner Beirut: I Love it Here! The Vibes, The Service and The Food

I’m a fan or is it the nostalgia, Chili’s makes me happy... open for as long as I remember, Chili’s is today the only American diner of the kind available in Lebanon after the…

November 24, 2018 | Grill&BBQ | Achrafieh

Fifties’ Diner: American Style Restaurant in Tripoli 

American | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

November 04, 2018

American

Fifties’ Diner: American Style Restaurant in Tripoli 

Fifties’ is your traditional American diner in the heart of Tripoli. I’ve been here in 2014 and now back, to check on the updates. The place feels like the diners of USA Route 66.…

November 04, 2018 | Burgers | Tripoli

Denny’s: A Loaded American Breakfast

American | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 23, 2018

American

Denny’s: A Loaded American Breakfast

The only restaurant open at 5 am in San Francisco, I stopped at Denny’s for breakfast. Not too clean but the food is good. A loaded egg and ham sandwich, fluffy pancakes and good American…

October 23, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | San Francisco

An Enjoyable Breakfast at Avenue Cafe; The MGM Grand Las Vegas

Breakfast & Coffee | Las Vegas USA Americas

USA

October 08, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

An Enjoyable Breakfast at Avenue Cafe; The MGM Grand Las Vegas

Avenue is the hotel’s breakfast and lunch restaurant located at the end of the hall facing the reception. Despite its bad service, the food was excellent, the tastiest I’ve had in Las…

October 08, 2018 | Restaurants | Las Vegas

Chili’s at The Airport in Las Vegas Serves Tasty American Food

Airports | Las Vegas USA Americas

USA

October 08, 2018

Airports

Chili’s at The Airport in Las Vegas Serves Tasty American Food

Other than being at the airport with hundreds of passengers visiting by the hour though making it unwelcoming, Chili’s is your only enjoyable dining experience at Las Vegas airport. I’m a…

October 08, 2018 | American | Las Vegas

Bob Evans: Unacceptable Food!

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

August 19, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Bob Evans: Unacceptable Food!

Family run restaurant, Bob Evans has more than 500 restaurants across the states, and it all started at a farm. Built to supply one restaurant with sausages, Bob Evans is now a diner competing with…

August 19, 2018 | Restaurants | New York

The Village Diner in the Middle of Nowhere in Johnson City, New York

American | New York USA Americas

USA

August 05, 2018

American

The Village Diner in the Middle of Nowhere in Johnson City, New York

In the middle of nowhere, in the heart of a village called Johnson, the village diner is a house occupying the corner of a street. It’s where radio plays in the background, where the clientele…

August 05, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | New York

Applebee’s Diner at the Woodbury Outlet New York

American | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

American

Applebee’s Diner at the Woodbury Outlet New York

When you spend the day walking in the sun, enjoying light and fresh vibes, arrive at Applebee’s for a dark and dimmed ambiance you really don’t want to experience. I’m not sure…

June 12, 2018 | Burgers | New York

PJ Clarke’s: Relive History at a Restaurant in New York Where Food is Outstanding

American | New York USA Americas

USA

June 12, 2018

American

PJ Clarke’s: Relive History at a Restaurant in New York Where Food is Outstanding

They say that you can’t visit New York and not experience the authenticity and history at “PJ Clarke’s”. A restaurant from the last century, the place still feels and looks…

June 12, 2018 | Recommended | New York

Bakers & Roasters: Let’s Brunch in Amsterdam

Breakfast & Coffee | Amsterdam Holland Europe

Holland

May 13, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Bakers & Roasters: Let’s Brunch in Amsterdam

This place is so vibrant that you won’t feel like leaving! Hundreds of customers coming in every hour chitchatting loudly, music playing in the background, fresh air circulating, ventilators, a…

May 13, 2018 | Restaurants | Amsterdam

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

American | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

April 27, 2018

American

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

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…

April 27, 2018 | Restaurants | Saida

Frozen Rainbow Drive-In, Port Ewen, New York

American | CatSkills New York USA Americas

New York

November 04, 2017

American

Frozen Rainbow Drive-In, Port Ewen, New York

Black and white tiles covering the floor, hundreds of posters decorating the walls, red and white leather seats and sofas, a wide menu printed in color, fans coming down from the ceiling, ketchup…

November 04, 2017 | Burgers | CatSkills

Ambrosia: A Hefty American Breakfast in a Traditional Diner

American | CatSkills New York USA Americas

New York

November 04, 2017

American

Ambrosia: A Hefty American Breakfast in a Traditional Diner

This place... the shiny stainless steel, the blue metal strips, the big glass windows... I was enchanted before even walking in. A typical American diner like you see in the movies, the long…

November 04, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | CatSkills

Selena’s Diner: An Early American-Style Breakfast

American | CatSkills New York USA Americas

New York

November 01, 2017

American

Selena’s Diner: An Early American-Style Breakfast

Everything American or the American dream like they call it is what this dinner is all about. Very old style dinner made of colored aluminum panels and stainless steel, the bar you see in movies, the…

November 01, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | CatSkills

J.Paul's: A Century Old Diner in Georgetown

American | Washington DC USA Americas

USA

April 13, 2017

American

J.Paul's: A Century Old Diner in Georgetown

J.Paul's is a century old establishment located on Georgetown's main strip, a few blocks from Georgetown's university. It kind of reminded me of the same J.Paul's that existed in Lebanon a long…

April 13, 2017 | Restaurants | Washington DC

Doughlicious: An American Diner with Italian Influences

American | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

March 31, 2017

American

Doughlicious: An American Diner with Italian Influences

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…

March 31, 2017 | Pizza | Jounieh

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

American | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

February 14, 2017

American

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

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…

February 14, 2017 | Burgers | Jounieh

George's New York: American Style Diner Food

Breakfast & Coffee | New York USA Americas

USA

January 31, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

George's New York: American Style Diner Food

Whilst researching online for a place to have a good breakfast, I found George's. Down in the Financial District it's typically American with a bakery at the entrance. Spread across two floors,…

January 31, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

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

American | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

January 28, 2017

American

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

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,…

January 28, 2017 | Restaurants | San Francisco

Beecher's New York: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

American | New York USA Americas

USA

January 26, 2017

American

Beecher's New York: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Beecher's is a well known cheese company in New York. Located one block from the Flatiron building, Beecher's is known around town for their wide variety of cheeses and sandwiches. On the ground…

January 26, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

A Comparative Review: American Pizzas for Dinner: 4 Places, 1 Winner

American | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 16, 2016

American

A Comparative Review: American Pizzas for Dinner: 4 Places, 1 Winner

The comparative review series is a set of reviews that I'll be publishing from now on, every time I have the chance. Whenever I want to enjoy food delivered to me with my friends and family, I'll be…

November 16, 2016 | Comparative Review | Lebanon

Applebee's: A Worldwide Positive Change Starts in Dubai

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

October 18, 2016

American

Applebee's: A Worldwide Positive Change Starts in Dubai

What I remember about Applebee's is nothing positive. The one in Lebanon has even closed down a while back. All I can remember about Applebee’s in Lebanon was their commercial menu, their low…

October 18, 2016 | Burgers | Dubai

Last Exit E11: A Stunning Idea!

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

October 13, 2016

American

Last Exit E11: A Stunning Idea!

Inspired by the famous Route 66 and the American street food truck culture, an innovative concept has recently opened on the highway that links Dubai to AbuDhabi. Although it is called Last Exist,…

October 13, 2016 | Restaurants | Dubai

Peggy Sue's Historical Roadside Diner

American | California USA Americas

USA

September 20, 2016

American

Peggy Sue's Historical Roadside Diner

This original roadside diner built in 1954 with nine counter stools and 3 booths is set in the shadow of the Calico mountains. Peggy Sue's promises good diner food and an iconic experience back…

September 20, 2016 | Burgers | California

Pow Wow: The Route 66 Restaurant of Tucumcari

American | USA Americas

Americas

September 01, 2016

American

Pow Wow: The Route 66 Restaurant of Tucumcari

Tucumcari and don't ask me how this is pronounced is one of the last villages in New Mexico before passing the border to Texas. An interesting renowned stop on Route 66, the town to start with…

September 01, 2016 | Restaurants | USA

The Historic Cameron Trading Post, Arizona

American | Arizona USA Americas

USA

September 01, 2016

American

The Historic Cameron Trading Post, Arizona

In the heart of Arizona, Fred leaving the Grand Canyon Reserve, on the route 66 comes a famous restaurant and shop where you can discover the old America of the natives era. An ancient city, Lora of…

September 01, 2016 | Mexican | Arizona

Silver Moon: A Diner Since 1959

American | USA Americas

Americas

September 01, 2016

American

Silver Moon: A Diner Since 1959

A logo that looks like the looney tunes one, a diner like any their diner until you've opened the door... dramatic! Low music, heavy vibes, dimmed lights, old decor, and low-faded music. People…

September 01, 2016 | Restaurants | USA

Calico's Diner: Exceptional Pancakes!

American | Arizona USA Americas

USA

September 01, 2016

American

Calico's Diner: Exceptional Pancakes!

A diner, very dimmed and old, a customer sitting at the bar reading his newspaper, a baby crying in the background, a family coming from far discovering Arizona for the first time and here I…

September 01, 2016 | Restaurant Closed | Arizona

Mr. D's: Route 66 Historical Diner in Kingman Arizona

American | Arizona USA Americas

USA

September 01, 2016

American

Mr. D's: Route 66 Historical Diner in Kingman Arizona

Ding, ding... the diner doors open to a vast beautifully lit white space decorated in pink. Ventilators, sofas, leather chairs, a counter with its green round stools and the waitresses walking…

September 01, 2016 | Breakfast & Coffee | Arizona

66 Diner: A Typical American Diner!

Burgers | USA Americas

Americas

August 20, 2016

Burgers

66 Diner: A Typical American Diner!

A diner with a soul. 66 Diner is a place where all the details make all the difference. It's that kind of place where a smile is drown on your face the minute you walk in. Typical American, a…

August 20, 2016 | Restaurants | USA

Tony Roma's: An Enjoyable Diner in Dubai

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

February 25, 2016

American

Tony Roma's: An Enjoyable Diner in Dubai

Tony Roma is a casual dining family restaurant with many branches around the world. More than 150 locations serving famous BBQ ribs, burgers and many American favorites. It's seafood, ribs and…

February 25, 2016 | Restaurants | Dubai

Tomatomatic: It Was Good... Once!

Pizza | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 29, 2015

Pizza

Tomatomatic: It Was Good... Once!

Fourth delivery after the first review and Tomatomatic seems to have forgotten what a real American Pizza should be like. I feel sad to have to write a review like that. The first time,…

November 29, 2015 | Reviews | Metn

Giordano's: Chicago's Deep Dish Pizza

American | Chicago USA Americas

USA

November 11, 2015

American

Giordano's: Chicago's Deep Dish Pizza

Giordano's has been acclaimed Chicago's best pizza by the Chicago Magazine, The Today Show, Huff Post, CBS Chicago, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and more, and now NoGarlicNoOnions has joined…

November 11, 2015 | Pizza | Chicago

Frenchie to Go is Overrated!

American | Paris France Europe

France

October 28, 2015

American

Frenchie to Go is Overrated!

It's a street called Rue du Nil with a couple entities by "Frenchie". The restaurant, the bar, the wine cellar and the "to go" place. Pastrami, lobster rolls, Reubens, hotdogs and pulled pork... This…

October 28, 2015 | Restaurants | Paris

Chili's Beirut is Still Alive... And Recommended!

American | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 15, 2015

American

Chili's Beirut is Still Alive... And Recommended!

For the last couple of years, it has been made clear that international diners don't have a place in Lebanon anymore. After the closure of Fuddruckers, Applebee's and Hard Rock Cafe, the giants found…

September 15, 2015 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Burger Joint, New York: Wait an Hour for This!

Burgers | New York USA Americas

USA

July 24, 2015

Burgers

Burger Joint, New York: Wait an Hour for This!

"Hello sir, I heard there is a burger shop here or am I mistaken?" Welcome to the Parker Meridien, where there's a line for the burger place, it's quite popular the security guy tells me, pointing…

July 24, 2015 | Restaurants | New York

2014: Best Pizza in Lebanon

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 08, 2015

News

2014: Best Pizza in Lebanon

Tavolina: I Found it... A Pizza Worth a TrophyTwo thumbs up for their pizza. I can honestly say that today I've tasted one of the best not to say the best Italian pizza ever tasted in Lebanon. A…

January 08, 2015 | Top 10 List | Lebanon

Pizza Verde: A Good Pizza Close to Home... Delivered Hot

Pizza | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 17, 2014

Pizza

Pizza Verde: A Good Pizza Close to Home... Delivered Hot

Sometimes we tend to forget about the places close to home. Located just a few meters from my clinic is a pizza place I like, there's nothing quite convenient like good food. I've been ordering…

December 17, 2014 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Sandwiched... Bewitched by a Sandwich and a Mouthwatering Dessert

Burgers | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

November 04, 2014

Burgers

Sandwiched... Bewitched by a Sandwich and a Mouthwatering Dessert

It was time I revisited Sandwiched. After a positive encounter in Jounieh, accompanied by my friend, we went to the branch in Antelias, the old detached Lebanese house inspires trust and a sense of…

November 04, 2014 | Recommended | Antelias

Espresso Served in Mini Dark Chocolate-Dipped Waffle Cone

Chocolate

September 17, 2014

Chocolate

Espresso Served in Mini Dark Chocolate-Dipped Waffle Cone

Lately we have seen a number of some food mash-ups, inlcuding the likes of cronuts and cookie-and-milk shooters, but nothing beats this new one in my opinion. A Los Angeles coffee shop is jazzing up…

September 17, 2014 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks

McDonald’s World's First 3D Mapping: The Reopening of Ain el Mreisseh

News

June 10, 2014

News

McDonald’s World's First 3D Mapping: The Reopening of Ain el Mreisseh

McDonald's is undertaking its biggest store-by-store makeover in the chain's 56-year history: The 200 kilo clown of fast food is trying to look more like a grown-up. Lebanon witnessed the big…

June 10, 2014

Clinton Street Baking Company Now In Dubai

News

May 08, 2014

News

Clinton Street Baking Company Now In Dubai

The New York City’s famous and award winning Clinton Street Baking Company has opened its doors in the Burj Views, Downtown Dubai. The opening in Dubai marks the third city after Tokyo to…

May 08, 2014

Five Guys, London: Voted the Best Burger in Town

Burgers | London UK Europe

UK

April 28, 2014

Burgers

Five Guys, London: Voted the Best Burger in Town

They say, "You can't visit London and not try Five Guys". Voted by many to be the best burger in town, prepare yourself to wait in line, under the rain and in the cold to have a burger from the guys…

April 28, 2014 | Restaurants | London

T.G.I Friday’s Festival City, Dubai

Reviews | UAE GCC Middle East

GCC

April 26, 2014

Reviews

T.G.I Friday’s Festival City, Dubai

Following on the footsteps of Hard Rock Cafe, T.G.I. is closing in Lebanon. T.G.I. will be missed especially its Jack Daniel's Tennessee sauce, which I managed to find at some of the better…

April 26, 2014 | Restaurants | UAE

Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon: Good Food with Positive Vibes

Reviews | Lisbon Portugal Europe

Portugal

April 05, 2014

Reviews

Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon: Good Food with Positive Vibes

I can just hear you saying: "He went to Lisbon to eat at Hard Rock Cafe!?" Yes I did actually: Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon was following me wherever I went. It popped up everywhere; while doing some…

April 05, 2014 | Recommended | Lisbon

Tommy Hilfiger Starts Hilfiger Hospitality With First Hotel

News

March 10, 2014

News

Tommy Hilfiger Starts Hilfiger Hospitality With First Hotel

Founder of the American brand Tommy Hilfiger is buying his own hotel: The Raleigh Hotel in Miami. The hotel is an Art Deco landmark built in 1940 and has 100 rooms, a pool and several…

March 10, 2014

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