Lunch at Bar des Bergues; Not the Food Quality I Expected

International Cuisine | Switzerland Europe

Europe

November 27, 2019

International Cuisine

Lunch at Bar des Bergues; Not the Food Quality I Expected

It’s impressive how busy this hotel is. The three restaurants were always full during our three days stay, while people continued on walking in and out. Located in the heart of the city, you…

November 27, 2019 | Restaurants | Switzerland

Turtle Bay: Enjoy a Caribbean Experience in Dresden

American | Germany Europe

Europe

January 20, 2019

American

Turtle Bay: Enjoy a Caribbean Experience in Dresden

This year, I’m spending my new year’s ever unconventionally. I was in Prague, didn’t like the crowd and chaos of tourists filling the streets of the Czech capital, so I found a car…

January 20, 2019 | International Cuisine | Germany

The World Famous "Ice Bar" is Opening in Lebanon

News

September 12, 2018

News

The World Famous "Ice Bar" is Opening in Lebanon

Location: Blueberry Square Dbayeh   Ice bar, is a drinking establishment primarily made of ice. The bars usually contain ice sculptures and other formations and are kept at low temperatures…

September 12, 2018

Make a Toast with Nino -Your Robotic Bartender

News

June 24, 2018

News

Make a Toast with Nino -Your Robotic Bartender

CRA has designed the first mass-market robotic bartender for Makr Shakr, the world’s leading producer of automated cocktail makers. The app-controlled NINO robot can manage more than 170…

June 24, 2018

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

American | New York USA Americas

USA

October 29, 2017

American

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

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…

October 29, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

Collet Corkscrew: A Mulifunctional Bar Tool

Food Gadgets

July 03, 2017

Food Gadgets

Collet Corkscrew: A Mulifunctional Bar Tool

Collet is a multi-functional bar tool is a bottle opener that features a concealed corkscrew. Machined from a solid bar of brass, the slender body holds a steel corkscrew spiral inside of a split…

July 03, 2017

Steak Bar Sushi: Surrender to a Unique Culinary Experience!

Grill & BBQ | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 20, 2017

Grill & BBQ

Steak Bar Sushi: Surrender to a Unique Culinary Experience!

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…

March 20, 2017 | Japanese & Sushi | Antelias

Cross Grain Brewhouse: Oklahoma Airport

Airports | USA Americas

Americas

February 03, 2017

Airports

Cross Grain Brewhouse: Oklahoma Airport

How awesome it is to enjoy a nice fully fledged restaurant at a reasonable price, before taking off. Cross Grain Brewhouse is a restaurant at the airport that offers a wide selection of local and…

February 03, 2017 | American | USA

Hudson Common: A Bar by Philippe Starck

American | New York USA Americas

USA

February 01, 2017

American

Hudson Common: A Bar by Philippe Starck

A small entrance to a hotel, which you can't even see, is hidden behind a concrete wall. A rectangular space with two escalators that take you up to the main lobby. A green lit long escalator... I…

February 01, 2017 | Restaurants | New York

CENTRAL STATION, BEIRUT: Winner of “Best Bar in Africa and the Middle East”

News

October 31, 2016

News

CENTRAL STATION, BEIRUT: Winner of “Best Bar in Africa and the Middle East”

The World's 50 Best Bars: Central Station in Beirut ranks at No. 26 and is one of the 15 new entries. Armenia Street, Mar Mikhayel Beirut, Lebanon By Gary Sharpen A definitive ranking…

October 31, 2016 | Popular

How to Pimp up a Glass of Water

News

October 07, 2016

News

How to Pimp up a Glass of Water

Looking for a recipe for water? Not as daft an idea as it might sound. Water is many things to us – it maintains our body’s fluid balance, energises our muscles, and keeps our skin…

October 07, 2016

Hotel Le Royal Dbayeh: The Titanic Piano Bar

International Cuisine | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 02, 2016

International Cuisine

Hotel Le Royal Dbayeh: The Titanic Piano Bar

Located on Level 4, below the reception is the Titanic Piano Bar. I'm sorry to have to say that the architect did tremendous mistakes creating this hotel but anyway, you'll find your way to the…

February 02, 2016 | Restaurants | Dbayeh

PANCH Cocktail Key - For Good Measure

Food Gadgets

May 28, 2015

Food Gadgets

PANCH Cocktail Key - For Good Measure

An elegant cocktail measure with a unique tiered design allowing you to make perfectly balanced cocktails. Sipping on Margaritas by the pool bar, knocking back a few Tom Collins pre-dinner or…

May 28, 2015

Kingfisher Bar, Pitlochry Scotland

Burgers | Scotland UK Europe

UK

May 24, 2015

Burgers

Kingfisher Bar, Pitlochry Scotland

We toured all the village, I mean we walked the streets and didn't find any restaurant that would serve us food except a bar loaded with people. It seems everyone gathers around here to watch the…

May 24, 2015 | Restaurants | Scotland

Design, Make and Enjoy with the Bionic Bar

News

April 23, 2015

News

Design, Make and Enjoy with the Bionic Bar

Makr Shakr, the world’s first robotic bartending system – designed by renowned architect, engineer and inventor, Carlo Ratti – made its debut as the Bionic Bar onboard on Royal…

April 23, 2015

Maison des Brasseurs Mons: Croque Madame and Beer

Restaurants | Belgium Europe

Europe

February 21, 2015

Restaurants

Maison des Brasseurs Mons: Croque Madame and Beer

Visiting Mons, the 2015 capital of culture, we stopped for a closer look at the Grand Place. Choosing La Maison des Brasseurs was a pure coincidence. Out of a dozen restaurants and cafes around the…

February 21, 2015 | Reviews | Belgium

SNICKERS Xtreme is the Newest SNICKERS® Bar

News

August 11, 2014

News

SNICKERS Xtreme is the Newest SNICKERS® Bar

The fans have spoken – in an “Xtreme” way. For the first time, a Brand offered consumers the chance to select the name of a new product through an exclusive vote on the brand’s Facebook page. Mars…

August 11, 2014

La Martingale: Restaurant & Piano Bar at Casino Du Liban

French Food | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

July 01, 2014

French Food

La Martingale: Restaurant & Piano Bar at Casino Du Liban

Last month, I had a dinner at La Salle Des Ambassadeurs but decided not to write a review since it was a big event. The food was excellent, I enjoyed my time, my plates, my meat and salad. Today,…

July 01, 2014 | Restaurants | Jounieh

Tosta Mista: Lisbon's Famous Street Food at Jürgen's, Bairro Alto

Street Food | Lisbon Portugal Europe

Portugal

April 08, 2014

Street Food

Tosta Mista: Lisbon's Famous Street Food at Jürgen's, Bairro Alto

Walking through the tight streets of Bairro Alto, Hani a friend of ours who lived here for six months, was showing us around Lisbon's nightlife district.  A few beers later, I asked him to take us…

April 08, 2014 | Lisbon

A Crêpe in Paris: Street Food with a Touch of Finesse at L'Avant Comptoir

Street Food | Paris France Europe

France

March 08, 2014

Street Food

A Crêpe in Paris: Street Food with a Touch of Finesse at L'Avant Comptoir

Every time I come across a new discovery, I feel like I am the happiest man on earth.  The feeling of tasting some amazingly prepared street food from around the world is overwhelming... It was…

March 08, 2014 | Paris

Condé Nast's GQ Bar Opens in Dubai

News

February 13, 2014

News

Condé Nast's GQ Bar Opens in Dubai

A while back we mentioned that GQ Restaurant will be opening in Dubai soon and it finally has. Located in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai, the modern and sophisticated GQ Bar…

February 13, 2014

It's Christmas at SUD: Festive Season Menu

Spotted Stories

December 12, 2013

Spotted Stories

It's Christmas at SUD: Festive Season Menu

One of my favorite places this year has been SUD,this special Mediterranean restaurant has wowed its guests since it's opening mid this year. I just spotted their new special menu - Festive Season…

December 12, 2013

Spectacle Edition Bottle Opener

Food Gadgets

November 08, 2013

Food Gadgets

Spectacle Edition Bottle Opener

These matte silver glasses are a the cutest bottle openers I've ever seen... Interesting addition to any bar that's modern and cool. This petite pair can open the top of any craft brew or artisan…

November 08, 2013

Bar10der: The Ideal Bar Tool

Food Gadgets

August 14, 2013

Food Gadgets

Bar10der: The Ideal Bar Tool

Packed with the top 10 utensils the modern mixologist might need; the Bar10der features a muddler, a jigger, a strainer and a stirrer, as well as many more must-have tools. Plus it's available in…

August 14, 2013

Limited Edition Gin Wheel

Food Gadgets

August 07, 2013

Food Gadgets

Limited Edition Gin Wheel

The Bombay Sapphire East Gin Wheel is a revolutionary new collaboration between Bombay Sapphire East Gin and internationally acclaimed design firm, AvroKO – the limited edition Bombay Sapphire East…

August 07, 2013

La Maison Mère, Paris: Burgers, Hotdogs and Even More

American | Paris France Europe

France

August 02, 2013

American

La Maison Mère, Paris: Burgers, Hotdogs and Even More

Serving up French-American cuisine in a bistro environment, La Maison Mère has a New York City vibe. The décor is engraved glass mirrors, retro fridges and tiled walls. The service is…

August 02, 2013 | Burgers | Paris

1920 Light Bulb Testing Machine Turns Bar

Spotted Stories

July 19, 2013

Spotted Stories

1920 Light Bulb Testing Machine Turns Bar

Dating to the 1920s, a former light bulb-testing machine has been ingeniously repurposed as a bar cart to shelter spirits, wine bottles and hanging glassware. The original, nearly a century old,…

July 19, 2013

Nightlife is Becoming Anti-Social: The Solution

News

June 30, 2013

News

Nightlife is Becoming Anti-Social: The Solution

A Brazilian bar has solved the problem of anti-social customers who stare at their mobile phones all evening – with a beer glass that only stands upright when balanced on a mobile. The Offline…

June 30, 2013

GQ Bar to Open in Dubai

News

June 27, 2013

News

GQ Bar to Open in Dubai

Following the recent official launch of VOGUE Café at The Dubai Mall, Condé Nast International Restaurants, under the aegis of Condé Nast International, announces its first…

June 27, 2013

Downtown: A Place to Order Everything Except Sushi

International Cuisine | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

June 14, 2013

International Cuisine

Downtown: A Place to Order Everything Except Sushi

Downtown in Jounieh has been around for many years.  It’s a weekly address for many people who come to enjoy their wide choice of international food, their fresh and diverse salad bar as…

June 14, 2013 | Restaurants | Jounieh

Just Imagine: Honey, Salt, Almonds, Chocolate, Milk and Nougat!

Chocolate

June 04, 2013

Chocolate

Just Imagine: Honey, Salt, Almonds, Chocolate, Milk and Nougat!

Be sure that this is not an advertisement but the need to share with you my secret love. While traveling across Europe, I discovered the latest invention by Toblerone, the famous Swiss chocolate…

June 04, 2013 | Popular

Cherry on the Rooftop: A Summer Escape in the Heart of the Capital

Events | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 26, 2013

Events

Cherry on the Rooftop: A Summer Escape in the Heart of the Capital

Cherry on the Rooftop is a Mediterranean holiday destination in its own right. With 100 seats, both indoor and outdoor, this poolside ultralounge, which takes its name from a fabulous fruity painting…

May 26, 2013 | International Cuisine | Beirut

La Cour Saint Michel: A Mediterranean Escape within Mar Mikhael

Spotted Stories

May 09, 2013

Spotted Stories

La Cour Saint Michel: A Mediterranean Escape within Mar Mikhael

Located right at the beginning of the hippest collection of bars in Beirut and through a small stairway La Cour Saint Michel is perfectly nestled. Set around a courtyard, and inspired by old…

May 09, 2013

Jack Daniel's Bar & Grill, Dubai Terminal 3

Airports | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

February 13, 2013

Airports

Jack Daniel's Bar & Grill, Dubai Terminal 3

An awesome architecture unconsciously attracts you into its hidden secrets: Welcome to the Jack Daniel's bar and Grill in Concourse A of the Terminal 3, a place you won't even expect to see in an…

February 13, 2013 | American | Dubai

Restaurant Meets Design: Line Restaurant, Italy

Spotted Stories | Italy Europe

Europe

January 12, 2013

Spotted Stories

Restaurant Meets Design: Line Restaurant, Italy

Located on the main street of the town, the Line was founded with the goal of creating a metropolitan meeting place, a place of confluence of different styles and cultures that inhabit the heart of…

January 12, 2013 | Italy

T-Marbouta in Hamra: More Than An Arabic Letter

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 10, 2013

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

T-Marbouta in Hamra: More Than An Arabic Letter

T-Marbouta is an original place, or at least it was for me the second I walked into the place where everyone seemed to feel right at home. Although T-marbouta has been around for some time now, I…

January 10, 2013 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

Junction 5: Dbayeh's Latest Restaurant Hub

News

November 09, 2012

News

Junction 5: Dbayeh's Latest Restaurant Hub

To start with, with all the recent boom in Dbayeh area of restaurants, coffee shops, malls and cinema lounges, everyone who's everyone in the hospitality business is grabbing a chunk of the pie... Is…

November 09, 2012 | Popular

SharpShots Jello Shot Syringes

Food Gadgets

October 21, 2012

Food Gadgets

SharpShots Jello Shot Syringes

SharpShots Jello Shot Syringes are the perfect way to serve up your favorite jello shot flavors at your next event. The Jello Shot Syringes will liven up and enhance any party occasion or…

October 21, 2012 | Spotted Stories

A Dream Come True: Staying at the Ice Hotel Sweden

Travel & Tourism

August 27, 2012

Travel & Tourism

A Dream Come True: Staying at the Ice Hotel Sweden

The winter season 2012/1213 will be the twentythird in order for ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi. An over twenty-year journey from an Igloo of 60 square meters to the world's largest hotel of…

August 27, 2012

Lebanon's Restaurants Hubs 101: Mar Mikhael

News

July 12, 2012

News

Lebanon's Restaurants Hubs 101: Mar Mikhael

Mar Mikhahel today is booming. Now known as a hub for artists and creative minds, the area also boasts a number of nice restaurants, most of which I love. AL-MANDALOUN: Al Mandaloun  –…

July 12, 2012

2011: Best Japanese Restaurants in Lebanon

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

June 24, 2012

News

2011: Best Japanese Restaurants in Lebanon

1- Le Sushi Bar, Achrafieh Lebanon has been invaded with a million sushi places that have been mushrooming on every corner of the country. I think that the meaning and real taste of proper sushi…

June 24, 2012 | Restaurants | Lebanon

The Burger Bar, Sodeco (Restaurant Closed)

Burgers | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 28, 2012

Burgers

The Burger Bar, Sodeco (Restaurant Closed)

The Slogan: It keeps you coming back... Let's see! The Burger Bar is one of the new burger joints in town. It opened before The Burger Station in Zouk and maybe after another burger joint in…

April 28, 2012 | Restaurant Closed | Beirut

Caramel Restaurant & Lounge, Dubai

American | UAE GCC Middle East

GCC

February 26, 2012

American

Caramel Restaurant & Lounge, Dubai

At this international hotspot, you’ll witness a beautifully balanced combination of three common flavours:  sweet, sour and spicy. Walking through the DIFC at night is inspirational,…

February 26, 2012 | Fusion Cuisine | UAE

L'Avenue du Parc Restaurant, Beirut

French Food | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 25, 2012

French Food

L'Avenue du Parc Restaurant, Beirut

This French place is definitely worth trying out. L'Avenue du Parc, situated in the heart of downtown Beirut, is one of the finest restaurants in town. Chef Alain Allaire serves the finest French…

February 25, 2012 | Restaurants | Beirut

Loca Restaurant & Heineken Bar, Dubai

Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

February 07, 2012

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Loca Restaurant & Heineken Bar, Dubai

“Heineken Mexican fever” Loca, the only Heineken bar in the region serving unique Mexican food, while enjoying the passion for sports together with the great Heineken beer…

February 07, 2012 | Mexican Food | Dubai

Caprice Hosts WorldClass Retro Chic Bartender Competition

Events

November 30, -0001

Events

Caprice Hosts WorldClass Retro Chic Bartender Competition

The Reserve World Class competition organized by Diageo is back. This annual event takes place in 42 countries around the world, where all are competing for the official Diageo World's Best Bartender…

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