Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

American

Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut

Visiting for the third time, I can't but express my admiration for this chicken concept. I love their food, the ambiance, the quality of the soft drink, sauces and unique fries. Let's…

July 14, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut

Wagamama: I Love it! All Around the World

Asian/Chinese | Malta Europe

Europe

April 13, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Wagamama: I Love it! All Around the World

I’m a fan of the brand, I’ve been to its restaurants in Istanbul, London and now Malta; spreading happiness and inspiring casual Japanese cuisine since 1992. Ramen before it became a…

April 13, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Malta

El Hajj Nasr: Beirut’s Iconic Sandwich Place Now Open on Sassine Square

Restaurants | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 06, 2019

Restaurants

El Hajj Nasr: Beirut’s Iconic Sandwich Place Now Open on Sassine Square

El Hajj Nasr, the famous street food eatery of Achrafieh has expended’ now open on Sassine Square, the famous Hajj Nasr, the Lebanese street food destination of Beirut is now open all day long.…

March 06, 2019 | Reviews | Achrafieh

Boutata: Excellent, It’s Simply Excellent! The Fries and Potato Experts

Recommended | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 06, 2019

Recommended

Boutata: Excellent, It’s Simply Excellent! The Fries and Potato Experts

Welcome to the kingdom of fries and potatoes. Yellow is the color; positivity is the mood. Boutata is the heaven of "Batata" prepared in different unconventional ways. Following the account on…

March 06, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Mr.Crepe: Crepes of My Childhood, My Personal Favorite in Feytroun

Desserts & Sweets | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Mr.Crepe: Crepes of My Childhood, My Personal Favorite in Feytroun

I still remember my favorite reward, as a child, was when I went to Mr. Crepe for some crepes. The famous Mr. Crepe serves delicious round preparations from a simple container. I don't think anybody…

March 03, 2019 | Recommended | Keserwan

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

March 03, 2019

International Cuisine

Lunch at the Sage Parlour in Mar Mikhael

Inspired by broad North American, European, and Mediterranean influences, the parlor lives up to the quirky wisdom of its namesake with a flavourful menu that infuses morning cuisine with a…

March 03, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon? Did You Try These 14 Choices?

Sandwiches | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 10, 2019

Sandwiches

Who Has the Best Shawarma in Lebanon? Did You Try These 14 Choices?

SHAWARMA: Lebanon's best of the best list. Thin and fresh bread, two layers of it, wrapped around a generous portion of meat or chicken alongside accompaniments. Premium quality, without any sauces…

January 10, 2019 | Street Food | Lebanon

Le2metna Snack: Flavors of Home Prepared with Love, in Sarba

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 25, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Le2metna Snack: Flavors of Home Prepared with Love, in Sarba

It feels like home from the minute you walk in. Fresh aromas of food, two chefs working behind the counter, a gentle lady helping with the order make sure you are treated like a king. I felt good...…

November 25, 2018 | Restaurants | Keserwan

Ramen Bowl: Exquisite Food, Great Service , Happy People in Paris

Asian/Chinese | Paris France Europe

France

October 15, 2018

Asian/Chinese

Ramen Bowl: Exquisite Food, Great Service , Happy People in Paris

I love Ramens and when I discovered a Ramen place minutes from my hotel with a rating of 4,5, I ran to enjoy it. Ramen Bowl is considered to be the 137th over 15,431 restaurants in Paris. Ramen bowl…

October 15, 2018 | Japanese & Sushi | Paris

Al Forno Gourmet: A Loaded Shawarma and Tasty Burger on Your Way South

Restaurants | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 30, 2018

Restaurants

Al Forno Gourmet: A Loaded Shawarma and Tasty Burger on Your Way South

Spot an impressive building on the highway driving south... Al Forno, now open for the last eight months, is that metallic building hosting a bakery, a pastry, an ice cream place and a…

July 30, 2018 | Reviews | South Lebanon

Raising Cane's: I love This Chicken!

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 13, 2018

American

Raising Cane's: I love This Chicken!

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…

May 13, 2018 | Shopping Mall | Beirut

Naya: Middle Eastern Counter and Grill with Lebanese Influences in New York

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | New York USA Americas

USA

April 29, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Naya: Middle Eastern Counter and Grill with Lebanese Influences in New York

With the opening of its fifth location in New York, Naya comes with a new revamped and upscale decor. Brightly lit, cleaner and trendier, the casual Lebanese restaurant speaks the American language.…

April 29, 2018 | Popular | New York

Raising Cane’s: Finally a Real Fried Chicken Experience in Lebanon!

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 07, 2018

American

Raising Cane’s: Finally a Real Fried Chicken Experience in Lebanon!

I don’t know the brand, but all I can tell you that it feels like the only real American fast food experience in Lebanon! “Raising Cane’s” takes you on a trip to the United…

January 07, 2018 | Recommended | Beirut

Cluckster's: The Chicken Fast Food

American | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

March 03, 2017

American

Cluckster's: The Chicken Fast Food

What I thought was a local concept, turned out to be an American franchise brand. Cluckster's, in Kaslik (facing Downtown restaurant) offers chicken-based items and is said to be famous for…

March 03, 2017 | Sandwiches | Jounieh

Burger Bros: I Love it More Every Time

Burgers | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 14, 2017

Burgers

Burger Bros: I Love it More Every Time

I love it. I really love it. Burger Bros in Jbeil serves the best burgers and not only that the owner of the place, Mazen, doesn't stop impressing me with his positive attitude and creative…

February 14, 2017 | Recommended | Jbeil

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

The Bros: The Buffalo Chicken Burger, Now in Mar Mikhael!

American | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

January 27, 2017

American

The Bros: The Buffalo Chicken Burger, Now in Mar Mikhael!

It's the story of three brothers with a big passion for food. Known as the "hats" brothers, the boys started at Souk el Akel more than eighteen months ago, attracting thousands of clients to their…

January 27, 2017 | Burgers | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Clinton St. Bakery New York: My Heaven, My Place!

American | New York USA Americas

USA

January 27, 2017

American

Clinton St. Bakery New York: My Heaven, My Place!

After the big disappointment of Financier, I had to have a good breakfast! They say Clinton St. Bakery is one of the best. The place was opened in 2001 by owners who had the dream of creating the…

January 27, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | New York

Abul3ezz: An Amazing Shawarma

Recommended | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 16, 2017

Recommended

Abul3ezz: An Amazing Shawarma

I love it! It's beautifully wrapped, fresh, juicy, loaded with flavors, generous and most importantly it comes without garlic! Meat shawarma: it is superb. To start with, the meat is different and…

January 16, 2017 | Sandwiches | Metn

Jour: Your Fresh Eatery in Paris

Restaurants | Paris France Europe

France

January 16, 2017

Restaurants

Jour: Your Fresh Eatery in Paris

"Jour", or 'Day' in English, is a healthy eatery inspired from the United States "Chop't". Grab a ready made salad, a sandwich or walk to the bar and watch your salad being prepared a la minute out…

January 16, 2017 | Reviews | Paris

6 things you'll be eating in 2017

Spotted Stories

January 01, 2017

Spotted Stories

6 things you'll be eating in 2017

Originally published on CNBC: It seems clothes and haircuts aren't the only things that go out of style. The year was filled with food trends that will start to simmer come 2017, including…

January 01, 2017

A Comparative Review: Grilled Chicken for Lunch: 4 Places, 1 Winner

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

November 13, 2016

Comparative Review

A Comparative Review: Grilled Chicken for Lunch: 4 Places, 1 Winner

The comparative series are a set of reviews I'll be publishing from now on. When I feel like having an enjoyable meal, I'll be ordering the same item from three to four different places for a…

November 13, 2016 | Grill&BBQ | Lebanon

Andong Jjimdak (안동찜닭): Korean Chicken Stew

Asian/Chinese

May 09, 2016

Asian/Chinese

Andong Jjimdak (안동찜닭): Korean Chicken Stew

Fully booked at 4pm, it was clear that this restaurant was a good recommendation: They say come here for the chicken stew mixed with potatoes. In the heart of downtown, in the middle of a famous…

May 09, 2016 | Restaurants

There's a Reason Why Nail Polish is Featured Here...

Spotted Stories

May 06, 2016

Spotted Stories

There's a Reason Why Nail Polish is Featured Here...

KFC has taken the concept of "finger lickin' good" to a whole new level. How? The company just launched an edible collection of nail polish with Original and Hot & Spicy flavors. Yes you heard…

May 06, 2016

Madfry Chicken: Seoul's Famous Fried Chicken

International Cuisine

April 25, 2016

International Cuisine

Madfry Chicken: Seoul's Famous Fried Chicken

At midnight few places were still open to serve dinner. Walking around the hotel on the night we arrived we spotted a busy street with one shop loaded with youngsters. Madfry Chicken seems to be…

April 25, 2016 | Recommended

Abo Jad Aley: Sandwiches Worth Trying!

Sandwiches | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 09, 2016

Sandwiches

Abo Jad Aley: Sandwiches Worth Trying!

Last year while visiting Aley for a Mechwar episode, we passed by Abo Jad. The man behind the famous "Ya Wayli" and "Ma Terham" sandwiches. Meat, chicken, fatayel and a special shawarma once a week.…

April 09, 2016 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Abo Jad: The Sandwich Poet

Reviews | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 13, 2015

Reviews

Abo Jad: The Sandwich Poet

He is indeed special, special on all fronts, he is a man with principles, a man who refuses to sell French fries, who believes in freshness and good taste, a chef who creates amazing…

September 13, 2015 | Sandwiches | Mount Lebanon

Shawarma Al Safa: Surely One of the Best in Lebanon

Recommended | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 11, 2015

Recommended

Shawarma Al Safa: Surely One of the Best in Lebanon

I think it's time to publish a "Best Shawarma in Lebanon" post, especially after this craze that happened around Shawarma over the last few years. Shawarmanji started and others followed until the…

September 11, 2015 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Deek'Matic: Chicken and More, Good for Dine-in

American | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 20, 2015

American

Deek'Matic: Chicken and More, Good for Dine-in

Deek Matic is a restaurant, a fast food eatery on the Mazraat Yachouh internal road occupying the corner of a building facing the intersection…

August 20, 2015 | Burgers | Metn

Buckets of Chicken Taking Over Zalka

News

August 15, 2015

News

Buckets of Chicken Taking Over Zalka

Two huge buckets of Chicken have taken Zalka highway by storm... A new interesting initiative by KFC which you can't but notice. Even though I didn't eat KFC in years, this…

August 15, 2015

Farrouj el Achkar: Broumana's Popular Chicken Sandwich

Sandwiches | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 28, 2015

Sandwiches

Farrouj el Achkar: Broumana's Popular Chicken Sandwich

Many tell you can't visit Broumana and not pass by that ‘chicken place’ and the place they are referring to is Farrouj el Achkar. Located on Broumana's external road is a famous…

July 28, 2015 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Start Grilling... 7 Easy Rub Recipes for Perfect Taste

Spotted Stories

May 31, 2015

Spotted Stories

Start Grilling... 7 Easy Rub Recipes for Perfect Taste

It's Sunday... Let's have a BBQ... Here are some ideas to get some amazing taste results... A good basic rub recipe is a necessity for grilling. A homemade rub allows you to create a custom mix to…

May 31, 2015

Al Chalouf: My Favorite Restaurant in Jezzine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 04, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Chalouf: My Favorite Restaurant in Jezzine

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…

May 04, 2015 | Restaurants | South Lebanon

Having Lunch at Fady's in Zekrit

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

April 30, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Having Lunch at Fady's in Zekrit

I came here last time for breakfast and now I am back to enjoy some lunch. The fresh smell welcomes you into a calm ambiance... some sunny spells, cool breeze and good food... what can…

April 30, 2015 | Restaurants | Metn

Al Amir Antelias: What's the Specialty Here?

Street Food | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 16, 2015

Street Food

Al Amir Antelias: What's the Specialty Here?

Located on the Antelias internal road is Mashawi Al Amir, a place they say, serves tasty sandwiches. Let's see. A one-door shop where the shawarma is displayed along the road and inside one…

March 16, 2015 | Antelias

Scoffee: KFC Edible Coffee Cups

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

February 26, 2015

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Scoffee: KFC Edible Coffee Cups

KFC partnered with food scientists at The Robin Collective in the UK to develop a completely novel concept that could impact coffee consumers and chicken bucket enthusiasts everywhere:…

February 26, 2015 | News

The Gathering Butcher Grill: Fine Meat and Tasty Dessert

Grill&BBQ | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 15, 2015

Grill&BBQ

The Gathering Butcher Grill: Fine Meat and Tasty Dessert

One of the places I really enjoy coming back to every once in a while is The Gathering. The Gathering, this little village down in Mar Mikhael offers a blend of three restaurants: an Italian kitchen,…

February 15, 2015 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Fifty Shades of Yummy Things

Spotted Stories

February 13, 2015

Spotted Stories

Fifty Shades of Yummy Things

Fifty Shades of Grey, the movie, is everywhere... It is what every one is talking about these days, here and across the globe with the movie debut on Valentine's... Of course, some products were…

February 13, 2015

Burger King's New Chicken Wraps are Out

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 02, 2015

American

Burger King's New Chicken Wraps are Out

The last time I stepped into Burger Kind was a decade ago... Now, with the launch of their new chicken wraps, I headed down to Burger King Zalka for an update on their offerings. As part of a…

February 02, 2015 | Restaurants | Beirut

Zahle: The Famous Tabliyet Chicken Tawouk

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 03, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zahle: The Famous Tabliyet Chicken Tawouk

If you’re from Zahle or know someone living in Zahle, they will tell you about Massaad, the famous sandwich restaurant in Zahle. “Tabliyet Massaad!” It’s what the locals tell…

January 03, 2015 | Restaurants | Zahle

Kalaa Chicken, Fransisco, and Chicken Shawarma

Street Food | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 10, 2014

Street Food

Kalaa Chicken, Fransisco, and Chicken Shawarma

During our street food tour around Beirut, my friend Hasan suggested we visit Kalaa Chicken. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have some chicken that day, since almost all chicken in the country is…

November 10, 2014 | Beirut

Ferdinand: A Gastropub and Tasty Food

Burgers | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

November 09, 2014

Burgers

Ferdinand: A Gastropub and Tasty Food

The experience started with a smile and hopefully will end with one. We were welcomed by the manager who ran to show us around with a big huge smile on his face. He even went to get us a San…

November 09, 2014 | International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun

A Bite of Beirut...The Video That Will Make You Drool

Mechwar Videos | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 19, 2014

Mechwar Videos

A Bite of Beirut...The Video That Will Make You Drool

Sometimes the best things in life, and in this case, delicious bites, are closer to us than we think... I don't agree with the saying that goes, "kneese il areebe mab teshfe..." there's a lot to see,…

October 19, 2014 | Street Food | Beirut

Boul Mich: Remembering the Taste of Simplicity

Reviews | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 23, 2014

Reviews

Boul Mich: Remembering the Taste of Simplicity

Imagine a huge chicken submarine sandwhich filled with rich ingredients… served toasted with melting cheese spilling out... I still remember the taste of this sandwich since I last tried…

September 23, 2014 | Street Food | Metn

El Molino: Travel to Mexico for a Night

Mexican | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

August 05, 2014

Mexican

El Molino: Travel to Mexico for a Night

I still remember the symphony, experienced that night... The tacos crumbling under my teeth like tam-tams, the guacamole caressing my palate like horse tail on a violin, the vibes pumping in my ears…

August 05, 2014 | Recommended | Jbeil

Subway: Why Lebanon Hasn’t Taken to Subway... I Like It

Street Food | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 20, 2014

Street Food

Subway: Why Lebanon Hasn’t Taken to Subway... I Like It

I'm not sure why our country hasn’t taken to Subway. The restaurant’s food is fresh, fulfilling and relatively healthy, surely healthier then all other fast food ideas.   My…

July 20, 2014 | Achrafieh

Hotel Al Boustan: Sunday Buffet with a Beautiful View

International Cuisine | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 19, 2014

International Cuisine

Hotel Al Boustan: Sunday Buffet with a Beautiful View

I never thought I would actually say this, but I seriously enjoyed the Sunday buffet lunch at Hotel Al Bustan. It's not that I underestimate the place or anything, but for some reason, I haven't…

July 19, 2014 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn

Eat the World's Most Expensive Foods in One Day

Spotted Stories

July 18, 2014

Spotted Stories

Eat the World's Most Expensive Foods in One Day

Check out this infographic that features the most expensive foods in the world... expensive because the chef sprinkled some diamonds, luxury pearls, or gold on some to create some buzz... while using…

July 18, 2014

Massaad Barbecue Zahle: Tales of Taouk

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 08, 2014

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Massaad Barbecue Zahle: Tales of Taouk

If you’re from Zahle or know someone living in Zahle, Massaad barbecue is a popular place there. “Tabliyet Massaad!” It’s what the locals tell you when you ask where…

July 08, 2014 | Recommended | Zahle

A Visit to Tanmia's Chicken Factory

Spotted Stories | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 25, 2014

Spotted Stories

A Visit to Tanmia's Chicken Factory

I love visiting factories, something I used to organize on a monthly basis for my scouts. I used to love introducing them to how things were produced, showing them how hard and sophisticated the…

June 25, 2014 | Bekaa

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