A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

Japanese & Sushi | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 15, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

There’s one innovative and crazy creation that started three years ago at Souk el Akel... a roll that I used to crave for every single day. I used to arrive at the souk, grab a Manoucheh…

July 15, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Snack Fakhreddine, Baakline Famous Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 15, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Snack Fakhreddine, Baakline Famous Breakfast

If you ask me about my favorite three “Foul and Hummus” breakfast restaurants in Lebanon, Snack Fakhreddine will be one of them. Managed and operated by Ammo Baheej and his wife for…

July 15, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf

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

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Shocking at first, it feels like dining in a parking lot until the waiter welcomes you, and you open the trendy menu filled with beautifully shot photos. Country Gate is Deir el Qamar’s…

July 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Shouf

Babel Bahr Amchit: Lebanese Seafood with a Modern Twist

Fish & Seafood | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 13, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Babel Bahr Amchit: Lebanese Seafood with a Modern Twist

Yes, an impressive lighthouse with a unique grandiose setup nestled on Amchit's seashores. It will attract your attention from several kilometers away. Reach Amchit, and then take the sea road to…

July 13, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon

Cherrylane Opens in Hammana

News | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 11, 2019

News

Cherrylane Opens in Hammana

Cherrylane forms part of the palatial estate where Alphonse de Lamartine, the eminent French poet, sojourned on his travels to Lebanon in 1832. Enthralled by the magic of Hammana, its…

July 11, 2019 | Mount Lebanon

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 04, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Breakfast... if you follow me and read my reviews you would know by now that I love breakfasts! I’ve been traveling for breakfast, reviewing and visiting hotel breakfasts in Lebanon and finding…

July 04, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut

Le2metna Btejma3na... Long Live Lebanon!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

June 08, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Le2metna Btejma3na... Long Live Lebanon!

... I will continue, a smile on my face to conquer this beautiful country, to visit each and every one of its villages, to discover its hidden gems, organize Souks to unite people around food,…

June 08, 2019 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

"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

The Last Snow of the Season Up North Lebanon: Visiting my Heroes

Mechwar Videos | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Mechwar Videos

The Last Snow of the Season Up North Lebanon: Visiting my Heroes

Lebanon through the eyes of a passionate and curious foodie! Mechwar is a popular television segment on MTV Lebanon, Mechwar takes the form of a 20-minute show that takes viewers across…

May 15, 2019 | Travel | North Lebanon

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

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

Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Tours Are On! Visit Lebanon this Summer

Popular | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 06, 2019

Popular

Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Tours Are On! Visit Lebanon this Summer

3 must-see hop-off attractions Arabs? Romans? Greeks? Crusaders? Beirut, one of the world’s oldest cities, has been home to them all and more. There’s no better way to discover the best…

May 06, 2019 | Travel | Beirut

Khalife Blown Glass Atelier; Handcraft Workshop in Sarafand, South Lebanon

News | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 25, 2019

News

Khalife Blown Glass Atelier; Handcraft Workshop in Sarafand, South Lebanon

Khalifa blown glass in Sarafand (located at 14km from Sidon) manufactures a clear transparent glass that is free from air bubbles. Craftsmen from Sarafand also offer a new range of colors and shapes…

April 25, 2019 | Travel | South Lebanon

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

Big Chains Are Destroying Small Businesses in Villages and Towns!

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 22, 2019

News

Big Chains Are Destroying Small Businesses in Villages and Towns!

I was brought up in a village on the hills of Metn called Mazraat Yachouh. It is located on the main Metn highway that connects Antelias and Bickfaya. I loved it here. I was proudly growing up in a…

April 22, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

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

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

HORECA 2019: A Video Review

Events | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 13, 2019

Events

HORECA 2019: A Video Review

“For a better industry” is HORECA LEBANON’s theme for this year, which defines the objective of the event: to be a regional business meeting place where the future of the…

April 13, 2019 | News | Beirut

Lebanon as Not Seen on TV: Land of Beauty and Discoveries

Mechwar Videos | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 26, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Lebanon as Not Seen on TV: Land of Beauty and Discoveries

This is the Lebanon locals want to share with the world... You've seen the international news reports. You've heard the talk. But Lebanon is much more than that. From exciting Beirut nights to…

March 26, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

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

Pate A Choux: Mouthwatering Cakes, Upscale and Unique

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 26, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Pate A Choux: Mouthwatering Cakes, Upscale and Unique

During my adolescence, I remember dad taking me to a pastry shop all the way up to Broumana. Owned and run by Victor Rbeiz, Pâte à Choux cakes were special, freshly…

March 26, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Historical Villages up the Mountains of Metn: Zabbougha, Zaraaya, Kfaraab, Wadi el Karm, Ain el Qabou

Mechwar Videos | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Historical Villages up the Mountains of Metn: Zabbougha, Zaraaya, Kfaraab, Wadi el Karm, Ain el Qabou

Take the road from Baskinta to Ain el Qabu or the other road from Abou Mizan to Zabbougha and reach a little paradise away from the city's hustle and bustle. Check out the video and beautiful…

March 26, 2019 | Travel | Mount Lebanon

P.F.Chang’s at the Bay: Good Food, Attentive Service

Asian/Chinese | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Asian/Chinese

P.F.Chang’s at the Bay: Good Food, Attentive Service

I haven’t been to Zaitounay bay for such a long time especially for lunch. Walking down and searching for a place to eat, I stopped at P.F.Chang’s, a brand I like. Being an accustomed…

March 26, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut

Discover "La Residence des Pins" in Details: Home of the French Ambassador to Lebanon

News | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

News

Discover "La Residence des Pins" in Details: Home of the French Ambassador to Lebanon

The Pine Residence (Arabic: قصر الصنوبر‎, Qasr al-snawbar, literally "the palace of the Pines"), located in the Horsh district of Beirut, is the official residence of the French ambassador…

March 26, 2019 | Beirut

Y the Chocolate: Now Open in Anfeh

Chocolate | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Chocolate

Y the Chocolate: Now Open in Anfeh

Endless choices and chocolate creations made especially for you: Y the Chocolate is the latest trendy chocolatier to open in Anfeh. I fell in love with their chocolates from the first…

March 26, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | North Lebanon

Nell Cooks' Cinnamon Rolls: Homemade and Filled with Love

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 26, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Nell Cooks' Cinnamon Rolls: Homemade and Filled with Love

When Nell bakes cinnamon rolls, the result will draw a smile on your face. Made with love and baked with passion, the rolls are like nothing you've had before. Probably inspired by the American…

March 26, 2019 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

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

Foul, Hummus, Balila, Fatteh and Bayd b Awarma: From Beirut to Jounieh

Mechwar Videos | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 18, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Foul, Hummus, Balila, Fatteh and Bayd b Awarma: From Beirut to Jounieh

Breakfast, breakfast, breakfast … Something that is rare to skip in the Middle East because of the huge selection of yumminess that we have. Whether it’s salty or sweet, it’s…

March 18, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

La Maison du Maquis: A Guesthouse in Ebrine

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 14, 2019

Hotels

La Maison du Maquis: A Guesthouse in Ebrine

Spacious villa and wrapped with a climbing plant; The whole surrounded by a fence and neighboring the magnificent maquis that extends to the sea... The House of the Maquis…

March 14, 2019 | Travel | North Lebanon

Restaurant Shams Anjar: A Restaurant I Recommend Serves Delicious Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 14, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Restaurant Shams Anjar: A Restaurant I Recommend Serves Delicious Lebanese Food

What a place! You hear about it until you discover it by yourself! Chams is Anjar’s famous restaurant and one of the country’s biggest. With a bowling arena, 9D cinema, chocolate brand,…

March 14, 2019 | Recommended | Bekaa

OSLO: Visiting the Factory of Ice Cream and Cakes

Desserts & Sweets | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 13, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

OSLO: Visiting the Factory of Ice Cream and Cakes

Who doesn't know Oslo by now, the famous ice cream maker who took Lebanon by storm, offering one of the finest one-liter tubs found in the country. For the last decade or so, I have been waiting…

March 13, 2019 | News | Beirut

Nabu Museum, El Heri

Travel | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 13, 2019

Travel

Nabu Museum, El Heri

Situated on the coast of the Mediterranean, at the village of El-Heri, in Ras Al Shaqa’, in the North of Lebanon stands the Nabu Museum. Named after the Mesopotamian patron god of literacy, the…

March 13, 2019 | North Lebanon

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

Batal Street food: Tasty and Affordable Quick Eats in Ballouneh

Restaurants | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 06, 2019

Restaurants

Batal Street food: Tasty and Affordable Quick Eats in Ballouneh

Google led me to Batal, a street food restaurant on the Ballouneh highway. Amazing and mouthwatering photos you want to try! I was excited to see double patties and double cheese, submarine…

March 06, 2019 | Reviews | Keserwan

Khan el Saboun: An Eco Village in Koura

News | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 06, 2019

News

Khan el Saboun: An Eco Village in Koura

The Eco-village includes large areas dedicated to organic plantations of various types of medicinal plants such as rosemary, lavender, and lemongrass used in the production of oils and soaps. A…

March 06, 2019 | Travel | North Lebanon

Al Hindi: Delicious Indian Cuisine in Beirut

Asian/Chinese | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Al Hindi: Delicious Indian Cuisine in Beirut

Light food, very spicy and garlic free! I enjoyed my dinner. Colorful chairs, red table napkins, colorful lanterns coming down from the ceiling and a bar; Al Hindi is one of Lebanon’s only…

March 03, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

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

Pizza Charbel Touma; Homemade With Love in Hasroun

Pizza | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Pizza

Pizza Charbel Touma; Homemade With Love in Hasroun

Charbel used to have a container on Hasroun's main road and now moved to the first floor of an old house. Imagine a pizza that's 50 centimeters in diameter. A pizza dough that's cooked on both…

March 03, 2019 | Popular | North Lebanon

Ya Baladna: Lebanese Street Food Now Open in Sarba

News | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 02, 2019

News

Ya Baladna: Lebanese Street Food Now Open in Sarba

Ya Baladna is a Lebanese Street Food concept that has opened recently in Sarba on the Kaslik road. Check the photos and try this new place.

March 02, 2019 | Keserwan

Zaroub Lebnen: Lebanese Street Food in Adonis

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 25, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zaroub Lebnen: Lebanese Street Food in Adonis

There’s a new kid on the block, a Lebanese street food eatery, now open on Adonîs-Zouk road facing the highway. Zaroob for (Tiny little street), a common word used to describe small…

February 25, 2019 | Restaurants | Keserwan

Le Cedrus Hotel: An Enjoyable Stay and Good Food up in the Cedars

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 25, 2019

Hotels

Le Cedrus Hotel: An Enjoyable Stay and Good Food up in the Cedars

It’s my second time at Le Cedrus, enjoying it more and more every visit. After visiting in August during the summer season, I’m back to discover the Cedars during wintertime. Up in…

February 25, 2019 | Reviews | North Lebanon

‘Drawing Lines’ art book launches in Dubai, reveals Lebanese identity through street art

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

February 18, 2019

News

‘Drawing Lines’ art book launches in Dubai, reveals Lebanese identity through street art

‘Drawing Lines’, an art book that depicts the diversity and undaunted spiritof Lebanese identity, launches in the UAE, at Cities Dubai in Galleria Mall on 27thand 28thFebruary 2019. With…

February 18, 2019 | Lebanon

Gerge el Dayaa: A Memorable Seafood Experience in Anfeh. A Must Try!

Fish & Seafood | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 06, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Gerge el Dayaa: A Memorable Seafood Experience in Anfeh. A Must Try!

Gerge el Dayaa is a seafood restaurant up by the shore in Anfeh. The old blue house with its glass facade is located by the salt factory, next to Marina del Sol on the seaside road. Georges, his wife…

February 06, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Johnnie Walker, Game of Thrones Special Edition, Spotted at the Airport in Beirut

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 20, 2019

Airports

Johnnie Walker, Game of Thrones Special Edition, Spotted at the Airport in Beirut

Created by whiskey specialist George Harper, alongside the small team of expert blenders at Johnnie Walker, this innovative whiskey is best served directly from the freezer, echoing…

January 20, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Beirut

Salt: A Gourmet Japanese Dinner at the Airport in Beirut

Airports | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 17, 2019

Airports

Salt: A Gourmet Japanese Dinner at the Airport in Beirut

Unfortunately Salt is too expensive, that’s why having a meal here every time I travel is close to impossible; paying high rents, this upscale restaurant located after check-in, was obliged to…

January 17, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut

Lebanon Air Force Museum, Rayak, Bekaa

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 14, 2019

News

Lebanon Air Force Museum, Rayak, Bekaa

Rayak Air Base is also home to the Lebanese Air Force Museum, as it contains all of the old aircraft and the majority of grounded aircraft. The museum is not open to the public, however, and…

January 14, 2019 | Travel | Bekaa

Delivery From "Meat the Fish": Gourmet, Healthy and Tasty

Fish & Seafood | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 13, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Delivery From "Meat the Fish": Gourmet, Healthy and Tasty

When you have a bit of extra money to spare and want to enjoy gourmet food delivered to your doorstep; order from Meat the Fish. "Meat the Fish" is Lebanon’s supplier of fresh fish and meat,…

January 13, 2019 | Beirut

Samarula: The Coolest Food Truck up in the Cedars

Reviews | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 13, 2019

Reviews

Samarula: The Coolest Food Truck up in the Cedars

There's a food truck in The Cedars, painted in purple and where great crepes and manakish are served. Samarula is a must try for the vibes, the view, and the food. Drive up and meet Samar.

January 13, 2019 | Street Food | North Lebanon

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