7 Cactus Athens: Try the Savory Potato Pancakes

International Cuisine | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 14, 2019

International Cuisine

7 Cactus Athens: Try the Savory Potato Pancakes

I’m not sure how I ended up here and arriving at a small restaurant and waiting to be seated means it’s famous enough. 7 cactus is in one of those calm areas behind the acropolis, a…

August 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

NATIONAL DABKE DAY 2019: September 1st in Maasser el Chouf

Events | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 12, 2019

Events

NATIONAL DABKE DAY 2019: September 1st in Maasser el Chouf

JABALNA Association is celebrating the Fifth Edition of JABALNA DABKE FESTIVAL! JABALNA’s aim is to establish under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture “NATIONAL DABKE DAY“ to…

August 12, 2019 | News | Shouf

Ta Karamanlidika: Cold Cuts and Cheeses in Athens

Recommended | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 09, 2019

Recommended

Ta Karamanlidika: Cold Cuts and Cheeses in Athens

Cold cut and cheese with a selection of local specialties, the restaurant is famous and part of several Top10 lists. Unfortunately, the service is slow and not too welcoming. I’ve been here,…

July 09, 2019 | Restaurants | Athens

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 01, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

When you want to indulge in premium Lebanese food, there are a few good restaurants that come to mind. Mhanna is one of them. Preserving local traditions that transcend from one generation to…

July 01, 2019 | Recommended | Zahle

Trattoria Do Forni: Pasta for the Soul, Non-Touristic in Venice

Italian | Venice Italy Europe

Italy

June 10, 2019

Italian

Trattoria Do Forni: Pasta for the Soul, Non-Touristic in Venice

Imagine that I visited more than nine years ago and still remember how great the food was. Located in the heart of Venice a few meters from the famous Piazza San Marco, Da Forni is one of the…

June 10, 2019 | Recommended | Venice

Visit the Village of Ebrine, Batroun: A Video Review

Mechwar Videos | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

April 25, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Visit the Village of Ebrine, Batroun: A Video Review

Aabrine (عبرين) is a Lebanese local authority which is located in Batroun District (Qada'a), an administrative division of North Lebanon Governorate(Mohafazah). The municipality is a member of…

April 25, 2019 | Travel | Batroun

Saj and Manakish Abou Hekmat, Hasbaya

Bread & Bakeries | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Bread & Bakeries

Saj and Manakish Abou Hekmat, Hasbaya

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 doesn't…

March 26, 2019 | Manakish | South Lebanon

Abou Chady: Foul, Hummus, Fatteh and Quail Eggs in Jal El Dib

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Abou Chady: Foul, Hummus, Fatteh and Quail Eggs in Jal El Dib

If you follow my stories on Instagram, you should know by now that I fell in love with this guy; Abou Chady, 32 years of experience in the field, prepares a magical breakfast. Great food, made with…

March 26, 2019 | Popular | Metn

Mechwar to The Cedars of God: Winter Adventure and Discoveries

Mechwar Videos | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 24, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Mechwar to The Cedars of God: Winter Adventure and Discoveries

The Cedars of God (Arabic: أرز الربّ‎ Arz ar-Rabb "Cedars of the Lord") is one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon cedar, that once thrived across Mount Lebanon in…

March 24, 2019 | Travel | North Lebanon

Tallet Nasr: My Choice for a Lebanese Mezze Experience in Naas. “Delicious Homey Food”

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 23, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Tallet Nasr: My Choice for a Lebanese Mezze Experience in Naas. “Delicious Homey Food”

I was expecting a casual Lebanese restaurant like all the rest around the villages until the waiter opened the door. I was here six years ago -time flies- and remember to have enjoyed my…

March 23, 2019 | Recommended | Metn

Walking Jounieh: Discovering an Old City and Amazing Old Houses

Mechwar Videos | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

March 22, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Walking Jounieh: Discovering an Old City and Amazing Old Houses

The luscious Keserwan Mountains slope downwards to the picture perfect crescent bay of Jounieh. Around 16 kilometers north of Beirut on the highway, Jounieh is the first city that you’ll arrive…

March 22, 2019 | Popular | Jounieh

Francois Kamil Lebnen: Baking Since 1962 in Antelias

Bread & Bakeries | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 14, 2019

Bread & Bakeries

Francois Kamil Lebnen: Baking Since 1962 in Antelias

Located in Antelias, Byekout road, Francois Kamil Lebnen is still baking every mankousheh with love since 1962 and keeping the tradition alive! He opens every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and…

March 14, 2019 | Breakfast & Coffee | Antelias

Hatbe W Nar Kobayat: House of Traditional Tannour bread and Horizontal Shawarma

Breakfast & Coffee | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 13, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Hatbe W Nar Kobayat: House of Traditional Tannour bread and Horizontal Shawarma

I do drive all the way from Beirut to Enjoy Tony’s superb tannour bread and exceptional wood-fire shawarma wraps. At the entrance of Kibayat, Akkar’s jewel village, Tony welcomes you with…

March 13, 2019 | Restaurants | North Lebanon

Saj Abou Anthony: Baking Love Since 1994 in Metn

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 18, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Saj Abou Anthony: Baking Love Since 1994 in Metn

Jean has been preparing amazing manakish for the last 25 years, and I didn’t know about his bakery. Saj Abou Anthony, open from the early hours of the morning until 1 pm prepares freshly baked…

February 18, 2019 | Manakish | Metn

Maison Kammerzell: The Best Choucroute I’ve Had to Date

French | Alsace France Europe

France

December 17, 2018

French

Maison Kammerzell: The Best Choucroute I’ve Had to Date

The restaurant appeared in all my searches and was recommended by many followers on Instagram: considered to be one of the city’s most famous restaurants, Maison Kammerzell is a hotel and…

December 17, 2018 | Recommended | Alsace

Sawani Falfoul: Great Food and Great Vibes for Breakfast and Beyond

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 23, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Sawani Falfoul: Great Food and Great Vibes for Breakfast and Beyond

I ate, enjoyed my time, felt transported... I wished time would stop. I had an amazing plate of foul, an awesome plate of hummus, an outstanding bite of Sfi7a and the story goes on and on... have…

August 23, 2018 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut

"Jun": Lebanon's Second Gin!

Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 14, 2018

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

"Jun": Lebanon's Second Gin!

Jun is juniper – and eight other botanicals. It’s the month of June – and every other month of summer too. It’s Arabic – and English, or maybe little of both? It’s…

July 14, 2018 | Popular | Lebanon

Yoresel: A Traditional Restaurant in Alanya

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

July 14, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Yoresel: A Traditional Restaurant in Alanya

Traditional Alanyan cuisine prepared with love, at Yoresel you will enjoy a homey cuisine loaded with flavors and balanced with spices and interesting local ingredients. Check out the…

July 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Turkey

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

Dar Hamad Restaurant: Gourmet and Upscale in Kuwait

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Kuwait GCC Middle East

GCC

April 30, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Dar Hamad Restaurant: Gourmet and Upscale in Kuwait

You cannot visit Kuwait without having a meal at Dar Hamad; that statement is evident in 2016 on my last visit to Kuwait and reconfirmed while having lunch this week. Dar Hamad is Kuwait’s…

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Kuwait

Assaha Village: A Luxuriously Detailed Hotel Minutes Away from Beirut Airport

Hotels | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 30, 2018

Hotels

Assaha Village: A Luxuriously Detailed Hotel Minutes Away from Beirut Airport

More than 70 rooms, each room is different than the other but all built with great attention to design, finesse and luxury. The hotel is somehow a hidden treasure in Beirut as not many of us know or…

April 30, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut

Dukanah: A Traditional Experience in Muscat

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Oman GCC Middle East

GCC

April 08, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Dukanah: A Traditional Experience in Muscat

Traditionally Omani, Dukanah is a local restaurant transporting to the era of our ancestors. Build around a traditional local setup decorated with wood and clay walls; you feel the vibes of an old…

April 08, 2018 | Restaurants | Oman

Taverna Dei Servi; The Taste of Simple Things in Modena

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

February 01, 2018

Italian

Taverna Dei Servi; The Taste of Simple Things in Modena

Nestled in the old town of Modena, few meters from the main piazza, the restaurant can be accessed from a peaceful street. One small door opens to an ample space under old arcades of red bricks. The…

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Italy

Da Nello: Authentic and Traditional in Bologna

Italian | Italy Europe

Europe

February 01, 2018

Italian

Da Nello: Authentic and Traditional in Bologna

Traditional and authentic, Da Nello rated 4,3/5 on google maps is considered to be one of the best Italian restaurants in Bologna. When you see a hundred photos of the owner and his guests on all the…

February 01, 2018 | Recommended | Italy

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

Breakfast & Coffee | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

January 15, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Al Jardali Saida: My Favorite Knefeh

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…

January 15, 2018 | Popular | Saida

Al Falamanki Dubai: Traditional Lebanese Vibes in the UAE

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

January 14, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Falamanki Dubai: Traditional Lebanese Vibes in the UAE

Al Falamanki, a restaurant from Lebanon, is now open in Dubai, across from the Four Seasons Hotel on Jumeirah Beach Road. The restaurant opened in Lebanon in 2008 as a nostalgic cafe that…

January 14, 2018 | News | Dubai

Manouchet El Khal, Mazraat Yachouh: It's Addictive!

Bread & Bakeries | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

December 30, 2017

Bread & Bakeries

Manouchet El Khal, Mazraat Yachouh: It's Addictive!

There's a big center in Mazraat Yachouh, called Au Carrefour. On the lower side of this big center, you will find a small a small shop. Clean and simple, 3al Barakeh offers a super varied menu of…

December 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Metn

Dar Hamad: A Fine Kuwaiti Restaurant

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Kuwait GCC Middle East

GCC

November 04, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Dar Hamad: A Fine Kuwaiti Restaurant

Dar Hamad will leave you amazed. Located in an impressive building, Dar Hamad boasts superb décor and a certain style. It’s a spacious restaurant with a high ceiling and round and square…

November 04, 2017 | Recommended | Kuwait

Soufrat Al Oumara: Deir El Qamar’s Enjoyable Food Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 01, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Soufrat Al Oumara: Deir El Qamar’s Enjoyable Food Experience

It was three in the afternoon visiting Deir El Qamar with my family when we stopped for lunch at Deir Al Oumara, a beautiful hotel up the mountains of the Chouf. Enjoying the beautiful October…

October 01, 2017 | Recommended | Shouf

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

Desserts & Sweets | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

September 17, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Nassab Saida: My Favorite Maacroun, Ouwaymat and Mchabbak!

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…

September 17, 2017 | Recommended | Saida

To Vathi, a Piece of Paradise Hidden on The Greek Islands

Fish & Seafood | Greece Europe

Europe

September 07, 2017

Fish & Seafood

To Vathi, a Piece of Paradise Hidden on The Greek Islands

Vathi is a small, beautiful fishing harbour on the west coast of the Methana peninsula. It is a very peaceful hamlet set in spectacular surroundings at the bottom of a volcano - which, for the…

September 07, 2017 | Restaurants | Greece

Fouad Khalil's Lebanese Restaurant: It's Happiness Guaranteed

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 21, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Fouad Khalil's Lebanese Restaurant: It's Happiness Guaranteed

Fouad is a small restaurant in Nabe3 el Mghara, Hrajel located far away from the tourists and the main road. I love it here and have been visiting since I was a kid. It's just 'It'!…

August 21, 2017 | Recommended | Keserwan

Ghosn: Jounieh's Traditional Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

August 06, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Ghosn: Jounieh's Traditional Breakfast

Two years ago, I visited a man, hardly a moment to stand still, preparing breakfast like his father taught him to more then fifty years ago... His food made me cry, the passion…

August 06, 2017 | Reviews | Jounieh

3end Arze: A Happy Place; An Amazing Host; Great Homey Food!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 29, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

3end Arze: A Happy Place; An Amazing Host; Great Homey Food!

I never thought that any restaurant existed in a forgotten spot up the road to Fatqa. And I never imagined that I'd be having a delicious Lebanese meal in a majestic setup, surrounded by green trees…

July 29, 2017 | Popular | Keserwan

Raymond: Traditional and Delicious Lebanese Food in Rayak

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 12, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Raymond: Traditional and Delicious Lebanese Food in Rayak

In Rayak, Baalbeck, right next to the Air Force base, you'll find Raymond, a restaurant that has been open for sixty years now. People come from all over the country to experience Raymond's cuisine,…

June 12, 2017 | Restaurants | Bekaa

10 Favorite Spots: Best Places My Grandpa Told Me About

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

May 14, 2017

Popular

10 Favorite Spots: Best Places My Grandpa Told Me About

It’s true when they say that some foods are best prepared by masters… and not just any masters. Often found in hidden places, there are certain places that have been around for…

May 14, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Em Georges: Flavors of Home Delivered for Your Ultimate Pleasure

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 25, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Em Georges: Flavors of Home Delivered for Your Ultimate Pleasure

The door rang and a man with a smile on his face, carrying a big black bag walked in. In a professional outfit and with a polite attitude his positive vibes were immediately felt.  Today I am…

April 25, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Al Soussi: A Breakfast Paradise in Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 18, 2017

Breakfast & Coffee

Al Soussi: A Breakfast Paradise in Beirut

You would never imagine that a place like this, hidden down a dead end in Mar Elias, could even be close to serving not only good food, but some of the finest dishes the world has ever talked…

April 18, 2017 | Popular | Beirut

Lebanon's Best Food Spotted: 17 Cities, 24 Treasures!

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 10, 2017

Popular

Lebanon's Best Food Spotted: 17 Cities, 24 Treasures!

This is a story of a country told through its magnificent food. It's a land called Lebanon where food plays a major role in uniting its citizens. For hundreds of years, traditional specialities have…

April 10, 2017 | Recommended | Lebanon

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

January 18, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zooba: Classy Egyptian Street Food

The Egyptian version of Chipotle or what is closer to Pret a Manger is a big spot on. I walked into a place where I felt transported to New York. Traditional Egyptian food revisited with style and…

January 18, 2017 | Recommended | Egypt

Andrea Mariouteya: Amazing Charcoal Chicken and More in Cairo

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Egypt Middle East

Middle East

September 21, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Andrea Mariouteya: Amazing Charcoal Chicken and More in Cairo

Andrea Mariouteya, opened in 1959, is a famous spot around Cairo.  Many of my friends suggested that I visit this place when they knew I was working on a Mechwar Episode on Cairo. On a beautiful…

September 21, 2016 | Restaurants | Egypt

Al Hachem: Amman's Iconic Authentic Restaurant

Street Food | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 31, 2016

Street Food

Al Hachem: Amman's Iconic Authentic Restaurant

Iconic as people call it around here, Al Hachem is a street food restaurant popular for the last 55 years. Nestled in the heart of downtown Amman, two buildings with a passage in the middle host the…

May 31, 2016 | Amman

Beit Dickson Kuwait: A Traditional and Exceptional Experience

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Kuwait GCC Middle East

GCC

May 28, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Beit Dickson Kuwait: A Traditional and Exceptional Experience

This is where I finished my trip and this is where I'll be coming back for more. This is where food has a different meaning, this is where food is full of life and made with passion and dedication.…

May 28, 2016 | Recommended | Kuwait

El Veridico de Fidel: A Must Visit! Superb Peruvian Cuisine

Fish & Seafood | Peru Americas

Americas

May 20, 2016

Fish & Seafood

El Veridico de Fidel: A Must Visit! Superb Peruvian Cuisine

The taxi dropped me off in a busy industrial neighborhood in front of a place that's not too touristic to say the least. Wearing a blazer, I was not too comfortable walking, but people say that this…

May 20, 2016 | Recommended | Peru

Heokdonga (흑돈가): Traditional Korean Barbecue

Asian/Chinese

May 10, 2016

Asian/Chinese

Heokdonga (흑돈가): Traditional Korean Barbecue

Traditional, this restaurant has been recommended by the locals as being the place to visit. Heokdonga means 'black pig'. With suction tubes over every table, you prepare your own meal. Lunchtime,…

May 10, 2016 | Restaurants

The Box of May has Been Delivered!

News

May 04, 2016

News

The Box of May has Been Delivered!

Forget the gloomy weather this morning, we're in a full summery mood today... to top the thrill of the season further you've finally received this month's BOX. The anticipation of the first Wednesday…

May 04, 2016 | Popular

Myeong-in Deongsim (명인등심): Korean Beef

Asian/Chinese

April 29, 2016

Asian/Chinese

Myeong-in Deongsim (명인등심): Korean Beef

One item is sold here; Korean beef and marinated Korean sirloin. Barbecue style, the meat is cooked in front of the customer with fans to take the air out. With that you choose one of the six lunch…

April 29, 2016 | Grill&BBQ

Soufra: The Richness of Traditional Palestinian Cuisine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 19, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Soufra: The Richness of Traditional Palestinian Cuisine

This morning I was invited to a tasting. My friend calls me asking to try a Palestinian cuisine she was sure I'd love... But I honestly didn't know that we were going to the camp. It's called Soufra,…

April 19, 2016 | Recommended | Beirut

Liza Paris: The Stylish and Classy Lebanese

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Paris France Europe

France

April 05, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Liza Paris: The Stylish and Classy Lebanese

Liza, an excellent restaurant in Lebanon and Paris. What a difference! A huge difference between the fast food shop and the restaurant. After finishing the sandwiches we moved to have lunch. A…

April 05, 2016 | Recommended | Paris

Lamb House: An Iconic Restaurant on Beirut's Waterfront

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 28, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Lamb House: An Iconic Restaurant on Beirut's Waterfront

I'm back to Lamb House! Where the burger is famous, where food is traditional and authentic and where many accustomed local customers have been visiting with their families since years. 35 years…

March 28, 2016 | Restaurants | Beirut

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