Sunday Lunch at Batchig Antelias

Armenian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Armenian

Sunday Lunch at Batchig Antelias

It felt so good to visit Batchig after two long years! I’ve been here, done that, enjoyed all the menu and still visit with a smile on my face. Batchig is a “kiss hello,” a casual…

May 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

The Draft House; Draft Beer and Good Food at the Airport in Dubai

American | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 20, 2019

American

The Draft House; Draft Beer and Good Food at the Airport in Dubai

Last year on my way back to Lebanon, I stopped by "The Draft House" for a beer. I loved the food, the vibes, and selection of draft beers and remember to have been amazed by the restaurant that…

May 20, 2019 | Recommended | Dubai

The.CO’s: Excellent Food from Around the World Now in Antelias

Burgers | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Burgers

The.CO’s: Excellent Food from Around the World Now in Antelias

CO’s is for “Brgr.Co”, “Pzza.Co” and “Deli.Co” combined. Enjoy the best of all worlds under one roof now in Antelias. It’s not a secret anymore…

May 20, 2019 | Italian | Antelias

Breakfast at Le Royal Beirut: Third Time... Nothing Changed! Mankouche with a View

Breakfast & Coffee | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Le Royal Beirut: Third Time... Nothing Changed! Mankouche with a View

Supporting and visiting hotels in Lebanon has been one of my main priorities since I started the blog in 2012. People needed to know, -mainly locals- that you can have breakfast at a hotel without…

May 20, 2019 | Hotels | Dbayeh

San Stephano Del Mar Restaurant: Gourmet Seafood in Batroun

Fish & Seafood | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Fish & Seafood

San Stephano Del Mar Restaurant: Gourmet Seafood in Batroun

Nestled on Batroun’s seashore, San Stephano beach resort is known locally for its private, sandy beach, outdoor wedding venue and its fish restaurant, which offers a wide selection of freshly…

May 15, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Batroun

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Recommended | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Recommended

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Welcome to the lab where shawarma is served with style. White and orange are the colors, with designs reminding you of a lab. Shawarma is the star reinvented with several new recipes never seen…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

French

Green Junkie: Your Different Kind of Food Delivery in Beirut

(Beirutista) For Angela Sawan, a nutrition and dietetics graduate from the American University of Beirut, healthy eating might seem second nature. But the 30-something food science expert, who…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

Fish & Seafood | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 15, 2019

Fish & Seafood

MotherShucker: Oysters and Delectable Seafood

A handful of mouthwatering photos... enjoy the gallery below while I plan another visit to Mothershucker for a detailed review. Enjoy meanwhile! (Le Commerce du Levant) In Lebanon, it's…

May 15, 2019 | Recommended | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

Italian | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Italian

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

After decades of success, “Cafe Mondo” leaves its legacy to “Rossini Osteria and Caffe.” Upscale and renovated to cope with the century’s new decor trends, you will dine…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Amazing Food Experience on Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi

International Cuisine | Abu Dhabi UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 14, 2019

International Cuisine

Amazing Food Experience on Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi

Experience paradise on earth; welcome to Zaya Nurai island! Located in Abu Dhabi, the natural island hosts one of the most luxurious hotels on earth welcoming you in one of their fifty individual…

May 14, 2019 | Recommended | Abu Dhabi

Ana Beirut: Beautiful Setup and Good Lebanese Food in Antelias

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 14, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Ana Beirut: Beautiful Setup and Good Lebanese Food in Antelias

Colorful, fresh and welcoming; Ana Beirut is much more than a restaurant; it's an experience... plants, wood, big screens, mirrors, and the show oven. Welcome to Ana Beirut, a cafe inspired by the…

May 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Antelias

Lounge 36: Good Food and Pleasant Vibes in Kousba

International Cuisine | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2019

International Cuisine

Lounge 36: Good Food and Pleasant Vibes in Kousba

The first time I visited Lounge 36, I was taken by a storm; Charly walked in, offered me a cigar and a handful of food choices... I ended up forgetting to write a review. I loved the experience;…

May 09, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Japanese & Sushi | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

Sushi Circle: My Second Visit

Back to Sushi Circle... after a not-too-pleasant experience exactly one year ago, I was back to check on the updates. Mabrouk for the new menu which has shrunk from 29 pages to 21 with a new more…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

French | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

French

Chef Michael from Washington Cooks at Bergerac Beirut

Invited for a charity dinner prepared by chef Micheal Lee Rafidi who came all the way from Washington, Bergerac has been transformed tonight into a group gathering where everyone was happy and…

May 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

The Gathering: Transported... in the Heart of Beirut!

International Cuisine | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

May 08, 2019

International Cuisine

The Gathering: Transported... in the Heart of Beirut!

On a beautiful Monday morning, in the heart of Beirut, accompanied by my kids and lovely wife, we sat to enjoy the weather and soothing vibes. The Gathering, one of the “Downtown” group…

May 08, 2019 | Italian | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

The Cheesecake Factory Closes in Beirut: Goodbye to Another Franchise

News | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 30, 2019

News

The Cheesecake Factory Closes in Beirut: Goodbye to Another Franchise

I keep on repeating one sentence: “Lebanon is not a franchise country”. From the days' franchises started opening in Lebanon, I remember saying that they won’t work. Actually, they…

April 30, 2019 | Popular | Hamra & Verdun

Lebanon's Maamoul Choices of 2019: A Comparative Video Review

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 23, 2019

Comparative Review

Lebanon's Maamoul Choices of 2019: A Comparative Video Review

It’s the season of “Ma3mouleté atyab Maamoul”, so why not try some of them and check the differences. On a quest to find the best Maamoul in town, I spent a long day driving…

April 23, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

Hanson Doughnuts: Handcrafted American Breakfast in Achrafieh

Desserts & Sweets | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Hanson Doughnuts: Handcrafted American Breakfast in Achrafieh

Big sized, beautifully decorated, fluffy and airy... there’s a place in Achrafieh that handcrafts Gourmet doughnuts created one at a time with four new flavors introduced every morning.…

April 20, 2019 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

La Foule: Traditional and Fresh, Lebanese Breakfast on Hamra Street

Breakfast & Coffee | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

La Foule: Traditional and Fresh, Lebanese Breakfast on Hamra Street

Have you ever had a traditional old breakfast in a beautifully decorated place, served by professional waiters, drinking San Pellegrino sparkling water and the soothing sound of a water…

April 20, 2019 | Recommended | Hamra & Verdun

Breakfast at the Hilton Downtown: Good Food, Good Mood in the Heart of Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the Hilton Downtown: Good Food, Good Mood in the Heart of Beirut

A very long time ago, I can even remember when, probably before even graduating from dental school, I was asked to take photos of a hotel that is expected to open in downtown Beirut. The pool on the…

April 20, 2019 | Hotels | Beirut Central District

Zaatar w Zeit: Sadly Portraying a Wrong Image of Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 19, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zaatar w Zeit: Sadly Portraying a Wrong Image of Lebanese Food

Spending the day at home with my little ones, and after a long week in Armenia, I was craving a decent, tasty, fluffy, Lebanese Manouche. Now that "Zaatar w Zeit" opened in Mazraat Yachouh, I called…

April 19, 2019 | News | Lebanon

Maamoul Comparison Video 2019: 8 Different Choices to Choose From: One Winner!

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 19, 2019

Comparative Review

Maamoul Comparison Video 2019: 8 Different Choices to Choose From: One Winner!

It’s the season of “Ma3mouleté atyab Maamoul”, so why not try some of them and check the differences. On a quest to find the best Maamoul in town, I spent a long day driving…

April 19, 2019 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

Last Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; Closing on April 30th (Restaurant Closed)

American | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 17, 2019

American

Last Lunch at The Cheesecake Factory Beirut; Closing on April 30th (Restaurant Closed)

When I heard that “The Cheesecake Factory” of Beirut will be closing down at the end of April, it was a must to pass by for the last time. My last lunch, sitting by the glass facade.…

April 17, 2019 | Restaurant Closed | Hamra & Verdun

Hadaf: Unique Lebanese Sweets at Al Anwar Saida

Desserts & Sweets | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

April 17, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Hadaf: Unique Lebanese Sweets at Al Anwar Saida

Let’s start agreeing that these are not “baklava.” Looking like oriental sweets, these diamond shaped sweets are intended to make you drool. They are called “Hadaf.”…

April 17, 2019 | Recommended | Saida

Maamoul Comparison Video: 12 Different Choices to Choose From

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 17, 2019

Comparative Review

Maamoul Comparison Video: 12 Different Choices to Choose From

It’s the season of “Ma3mouleté atyab Maamoul”, so why not try some of them and check the differences. On a quest to find the best Maamoul in town, I spent a long day driving…

April 17, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Is-Suq tal-Belt: The Street Food Marketplace of Malta

Restaurants | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Restaurants

Is-Suq tal-Belt: The Street Food Marketplace of Malta

A journey of international culinary specialties from around the globe. All under one roof! The iconic Victorian-era structure in Valletta, affectionately known as Is-Suq tal-Belt, has been…

April 14, 2019 | Reviews | Malta

Cibo Pizzeria: Italian Quick Food for Tourists in Malta

Italian | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Italian

Cibo Pizzeria: Italian Quick Food for Tourists in Malta

Walking the streets of Valletta on Sunday night, a pizzeria grabbed my attention. Cibo looks American and trendy while promising an Italian experience. As a first impression: service is very…

April 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Malta

Breakfast at Cafe Jubilee Malta: A Restaurant for Tourists

Breakfast & Coffee | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Cafe Jubilee Malta: A Restaurant for Tourists

Famous around the island, Cafe Jubilee pops up in all your searches when searching for a cafe, breakfast or a drink. Waking up on an early Sunday morning, we walked to Cafe Jubilee in…

April 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Malta

A Relaxing and Classy Breakfast at The Phoenicia Hotel, Malta

Breakfast & Coffee | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

A Relaxing and Classy Breakfast at The Phoenicia Hotel, Malta

Served in the main hotel restaurant, breakfast opens at seven every morning proposing an open buffet of local and international choices. Start by a fizzy Prosecco drink, a coffee and indulge yourself…

April 14, 2019 | Hotels | Malta

Saturday Brunch at The Phoenicia Hôtel Malta; Food is Good!

Hotels | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Hotels

Saturday Brunch at The Phoenicia Hôtel Malta; Food is Good!

I’ve been enjoying so much the food at The Phoenicia that I booked myself for lunch! Exceptional Eggs Benedict, burrata salad, pizza margarita, Maltese club sandwich... so why not discover the…

April 14, 2019 | International Cuisine | Malta

Sunday in Scotland: One of the Best Chocolates, are Found in Malta

Breakfast & Coffee | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Sunday in Scotland: One of the Best Chocolates, are Found in Malta

Sunday and every day, there’s a chocolate shop you cannot miss when visiting Malta. Sunday in Scotland, an idea by Lebanese Amer Wahoud and Gordon Campbell Gray, -the man behind Campbell Gray…

April 14, 2019 | Chocolate | Malta

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

Margo’s: Pretentious and Overrated Italian Restaurant in Malta

Italian | Malta Europe

Europe

April 13, 2019

Italian

Margo’s: Pretentious and Overrated Italian Restaurant in Malta

With a 4.3/5 on google maps and a nice photo showing an open kitchen, there’s smoothing that brought me to Margo’s. An Italian restaurant in Valletta operating under an old stone arcade,…

April 13, 2019 | Pizza | Malta

Farinella: Exceptional Pasta and Pizza at the Airport in Rome

Airports | Rome Italy Europe

Italy

April 13, 2019

Airports

Farinella: Exceptional Pasta and Pizza at the Airport in Rome

At Fiumicino airport, upon the first floor, an Italian restaurant serves a wide selection of local specialties. You don’t expect to have a real restaurant at the airport especially with…

April 13, 2019 | Italian | Rome

Cantina Social: Casual Wine and Dine in Achrafieh

International Cuisine | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 13, 2019

International Cuisine

Cantina Social: Casual Wine and Dine in Achrafieh

Every time I pass by Sassine Square, I remind myself that I have to try Cantina Social. I heard good things about, an unconventional get together space where wine and food have another meaning.…

April 13, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

La Vecchia Taranto: The Best Italian in Malta and Beyond

Italian | Malta Europe

Europe

April 13, 2019

Italian

La Vecchia Taranto: The Best Italian in Malta and Beyond

I felt this place! Traditional, authentic, small and feels like home. An Italian trattoria owned and managed by Italian people, Vecchia Taranto welcomes you for pizza and pasta. We arrived without…

April 13, 2019 | Recommended | Malta

Cortado: Your Espresso Bar and Desserts Parlor

Breakfast & Coffee | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 13, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Cortado: Your Espresso Bar and Desserts Parlor

I believe the first hundred meters of Gemmayze are tuning into “Asia Town” while the end from St.Nicolas stairs onward is becoming a destination for coffee lovers. Cortado is one of…

April 13, 2019 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Kaakeh Square: Traditional, Upscale and Tasty

Restaurants | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 13, 2019

Restaurants

Kaakeh Square: Traditional, Upscale and Tasty

"Kaakeh" for the famous Lebanese bread and "Square" for its shape. Kaake Square has taken our local conventional street food to another level; upscale and clean, Kaakeh Square serves a selection of…

April 13, 2019 | Reviews | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Ita-Lee: A Japanese and Italian Eatery in Antelias (Restaurant Closed)

Italian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 28, 2019

Italian

Ita-Lee: A Japanese and Italian Eatery in Antelias (Restaurant Closed)

“Ita” for Italian and “Lee” for Japanese, the restaurant on Antelias internal road is Italian and Japanese combined. I’ve passed by the restaurant several times... never…

March 28, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Antelias

DIVVY: Very Good Food! I Enjoy it More Every Time

International Cuisine | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 28, 2019

International Cuisine

DIVVY: Very Good Food! I Enjoy it More Every Time

From the four corners of the globe, comes a diverse cuisine made to share. DIVVY’s of The Village Dbayeh opens for lunch and dinner, welcoming you in a relaxed and fresh ambiance. I love…

March 28, 2019 | Recommended | Dbayeh

Agonist: Unconventional Coffee Shop with a Cause in Zalka

Breakfast & Coffee | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Agonist: Unconventional Coffee Shop with a Cause in Zalka

Located on Zalka’s internal road between Al Roumi butchery and Mitsubishi motors, The Agonist is not a cafe like any other. A special initiative by a passionate physiotherapist, the cafe…

March 26, 2019 | Restaurants | Metn

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

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