Al Pesto Mansourieh: International Fast Food in a Wannabe Italian Restaurant

Reviews | Metn Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

October 18, 2019

Reviews

Al Pesto Mansourieh: International Fast Food in a Wannabe Italian Restaurant

Driving on Mansourieh highway all the way up to Beit Merry, it came to my attention that almost all restaurants are fast food places. Start by Abou Arab, Sandwich w Noss, Burger King, and Mc.…

October 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Metn

Kelly's Fish Lounge: Fresh and Tasty Seafood from Tripoli to the Heart of Achrafieh

Reviews | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 18, 2019

Reviews

Kelly's Fish Lounge: Fresh and Tasty Seafood from Tripoli to the Heart of Achrafieh

Kelly is where Fish is delivered daily from Tripoli to the heart of Achrafieh. Kelly is where the restaurant doesn't smell fish and where food is prepared with love and dedication. I visited Kelly's…

October 18, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

IHOP Doha: Excellent Food, Tasty and Rich Flavors

Reviews | Qatar GCC Middle East

GCC

October 18, 2019

Reviews

IHOP Doha: Excellent Food, Tasty and Rich Flavors

New York, Chicago, Beirut, and now Doha... I liked the IHOP comeback and rebranding, making it my favorite fast-food American breakfast. Spending the weekend in Qatar, and before going back home, I…

October 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Qatar

Punto Alto: “Impressed” by the Food and the Portions Size! It’s Even Non-Smoking

Reviews | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

October 18, 2019

Reviews

Punto Alto: “Impressed” by the Food and the Portions Size! It’s Even Non-Smoking

Located on the hills of Ras Maska, Punto Akto has been serving unique food since 1990. From an authentic Italian restaurant to an American-style Italian eatery, Punto Alto is one of Tripoli’s…

October 18, 2019 | Italian | Tripoli

Nice au Cœur de Beyrouth: Gastronomique Façon Shisha Restaurant for 500$ at Le Bristol Beyrouth: Cheap, Bad Food and Low Quality Entertainement! A Disaster, A Scam!

Reviews | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 29, 2019

Reviews

Nice au Cœur de Beyrouth: Gastronomique Façon Shisha Restaurant for 500$ at Le Bristol Beyrouth: Cheap, Bad Food and Low Quality Entertainement! A Disaster, A Scam!

If the founders of Le Bristol were alive, he would have committed suicide... When you book a dinner for 110$ per person (Wine not included), and you read the description promising you…

September 29, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Chicago Steakhouse: Excellent Meat But Not An Experience I’ll Repeat

Reviews | Germany Europe

Europe

September 23, 2019

Reviews

Chicago Steakhouse: Excellent Meat But Not An Experience I’ll Repeat

It feels American! A bar, lots of wood, painted walls, buffalos, metal lights and wooden tables. Travel to the states and back while enjoying a piece of meat. Slow service like all the restaurants…

September 23, 2019 | Grill&BBQ | Germany

Three Days in Istanbul: 18 "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" Restaurant Experiences to Try

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 23, 2019

Reviews

Three Days in Istanbul: 18 "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" Restaurant Experiences to Try

A couple of years ago, Turkey and Lebanon signed an agreement allowing both populations to visit their neighbors without the need of a visa. That opened a lot of touristic and business opportunities.…

September 23, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Dallmayr Delicatessen: A Gourmet Lunch in Munich

Reviews | Germany Europe

Europe

September 23, 2019

Reviews

Dallmayr Delicatessen: A Gourmet Lunch in Munich

One of Europe’s most famous delicatessen brands welcomes you for breakfast, lunch, or dinner up on the first floor. After touring around on the ground floor for German specialties and unique…

September 23, 2019 | Restaurants | Germany

Bocca Di Bacco: A Guaranteed Pleasant Italian Dining Experience in Berlin

Reviews | Germany Europe

Europe

September 22, 2019

Reviews

Bocca Di Bacco: A Guaranteed Pleasant Italian Dining Experience in Berlin

Four years passed and I still remember it as if it was today; one of Berlin’s finest Italian restaurants was fully booked on a Saturday evening. A garlic clove printed on a large canvas, pasta…

September 22, 2019 | Recommended | Germany

Blend Kitchen at the Pullman Hotel: Lunch Formula and Good Food in Berlin

Reviews | Germany Europe

Europe

September 22, 2019

Reviews

Blend Kitchen at the Pullman Hotel: Lunch Formula and Good Food in Berlin

Located inside the Pullman hotel of Berlin, Blend is a trendy restaurant, decorated with style and serving lunch between twelve and two. Sit and relax, enjoy the modern decor while you wait for long…

September 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Germany

What’s Beef Frankfurt: A Concept You Will Fall in Love With

Reviews | Germany Europe

Europe

September 22, 2019

Reviews

What’s Beef Frankfurt: A Concept You Will Fall in Love With

Waw! That’s the first impression! The place is simply awesome! Red, lots of red, walls were shining red... it’s really cool! A concept inspired by the American culture serves locally…

September 22, 2019 | Burgers | Germany

The Hutong Club: Complicated Chinese Food in Munich

Reviews | Germany Europe

Europe

September 22, 2019

Reviews

The Hutong Club: Complicated Chinese Food in Munich

Recommended by the concierge at The Sofitel, The Hutong Club is one of Munich finest Chinese restaurants. The cuisine is complex and not for the faint of heart. Decorated to perfection, the…

September 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Germany

Konditorei Buchwald: Berlin’s Oldest Pastry Shop is Not Worth Trying

Reviews | Germany Europe

Europe

September 22, 2019

Reviews

Konditorei Buchwald: Berlin’s Oldest Pastry Shop is Not Worth Trying

When in Berlin, visit Patisserie “Konditorei G. Buchwald”! The pastry shop was founded in Cottbus in 1852 and is now the oldest patisserie in Berlin. The specialty is their Baumkuchen…

September 22, 2019 | Restaurants | Germany

Ioki: An Excellent Sushi in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Reviews

Ioki: An Excellent Sushi in Istanbul

It has appeared on the lists, in all my searches, it’s one of the capital’s best Asian restaurants according to many... after a bit so pleasant lunch down at the Bosphorus, we grabbed a…

September 21, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul

Nusr-Et Burger Istanbul: An Overrated Experience

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Reviews

Nusr-Et Burger Istanbul: An Overrated Experience

Nusr-Et, once meat restaurant in Etiler has expended all around Istanbul and the world. From a "meat" fine dining restaurant, you have to book weeks in advance to other casual eateries of which…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

The Allis at Soho House: Eat, Chill, Relax, Enjoy the Garden in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Reviews

The Allis at Soho House: Eat, Chill, Relax, Enjoy the Garden in Istanbul

Positive vibes in the garden while listening to good music; that’s The Allis at Soho House in Istanbul. Enjoy a cold coffee, let the breath of air caress your cheeks, mingle with people while…

September 21, 2019 | International Cuisine | Istanbul

Cuma: Breakfast at Home in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Reviews

Cuma: Breakfast at Home in Istanbul

Jazz music, the light coming in from all sides, wooden tables, layback seats... it’s home away from home in the heart of Istanbul. Order eggs Benedict with labneh! Enjoy a mouthwatering…

September 21, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Journey Lounge: Buckwheat Pancakes and Soy Milk Granola in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Reviews

Journey Lounge: Buckwheat Pancakes and Soy Milk Granola in Istanbul

Walking the streets of Beyoğlu, up on the hills overviewing Istanbul, I decided to have Journey lounge as my next stop. Trees, wooden furniture, and calm vibes. On the menu, you can find a wide…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Reviews

MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

Spending four days in Istanbul, and eating almost every cuisine until now, the last dinner must be special, so why not try MUST! MUST, which is the new address in Istanbul for special food and good…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

Oh, My Goodness! When I think that’s, I’ve been to the best breakfast place in town; another pops up! Delicatessen locates on the hills of Nisantasi is your perfect breakfast…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

On this beautiful Sunday morning, my first stop was at Mangerie, where I thought I'd discovered the best... I then continued to Delicatessen where again I thought I’ve found my coup de Coeur...…

September 17, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Istanbul

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

I woke up at 6, walked around Istanbul to fly my drone then searching for a place to have breakfast. I wanted something cosmopolitan, fun and trendy at the same time: Mangerie popped up. Located…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Tasty, Varied, Generous and Professional... Breakfast in Beirut! The Four Seasons Hotel

Reviews | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Tasty, Varied, Generous and Professional... Breakfast in Beirut! The Four Seasons Hotel

On the second floor of the Four Seasons Hotel is where mornings have another meaning. I've been here half a dozen times already simply to enjoy the pleasure of great food, amazing presentation, and…

September 17, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut Central District

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

After enjoying Paper Moon twice in Milano, I couldn’t but try it in Istanbul. One of my favorite Italian restaurants of all times makes my heart skip a beat. Pasta, pizza and Italian dishes,…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

The view is breathtaking and the food as well. Good food with a superb view is what Hamdi offers in the heart of Istanbul’s busy touristic quarters. On the third floor is where lunch is…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Esmer Chef: Fresh Pasta in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

Esmer Chef: Fresh Pasta in Istanbul

Some of the blog’s readers recommended “Esmer Chef.” Pizza, pasta, salads, international cuisine and everything in between, the casual fast food has several branches of which one on…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Reviews

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

After enjoying Istanbul’s vibes down at Beşiktaş, walking from a street to the next, I stopped at “House of B.” Burgers are what they do in an American diner-style decor and…

September 17, 2019 | Burgers | Istanbul

Chili’s Beirut: Twenty Years of Good Food, Generous Portion and Non-Smoking Dining

Reviews | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 08, 2019

Reviews

Chili’s Beirut: Twenty Years of Good Food, Generous Portion and Non-Smoking Dining

Back! To my favorite diner in town and probably the last standing. One of Lebanon’s few franchises has celebrated 20 years of operations in Achrafieh... and when the brand worldwide isn’t…

September 08, 2019 | Recommended | Achrafieh

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

Reviews

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

The journey with Wagamama started in 2012 at that same location. Seven years passed, and here I come again to experience one of my favorite brands. I love the naughty child painted on the wall, the…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

Reviews

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

When it’s called "the Market", it should have the vibes of a market and probably enough goods to buy. The logo is inviting; the menu is presented on an iPad with mouthwatering photos of all…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Reviews

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

Amazing, exceptionally amazing like all the “La Petite Maison” restaurants I’ve been to around the world. After indulging in the finest food in Nice, Dubai, and Beirut, here comes…

September 04, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Reviews

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Visiting Istanbul this summer, I chose the W for my stay. Part of the Marriott group of hotels, the W is a luxurious yet trendy brand for the youth. It’s rare to find older people due to…

September 04, 2019 | Reviews | Istanbul

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Reviews | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Reviews

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Slow service but who cares when you can enjoy your time devouring the olive oil focaccia dipped in olive oil. Lovely fluffy freshly baked Italian focaccia with premium quality olive oil while…

September 04, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Restaurant Kesrwani; Fish and Seafood in Antelias, Arghile-Free

Reviews | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

September 04, 2019

Reviews

Restaurant Kesrwani; Fish and Seafood in Antelias, Arghile-Free

I’ve been here, done that, enjoyed the experience and now back for more. Kesrwani, the famous fish market of Antelias welcomes you for an enjoyable experience of seafood, Lebanese mezze and…

September 04, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias

Casa de Thoum: I Loved the Room, the Bed, the Guesthouse and Tasty Breakfast

Reviews | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

September 03, 2019

Reviews

Casa de Thoum: I Loved the Room, the Bed, the Guesthouse and Tasty Breakfast

I've been places, toured around Lebanon, visited dozens of guesthouses and this one makes it on the TOP5 list. One of the best and most enjoyable stays to date, Casa de Thoum will offer you and…

September 03, 2019 | Recommended | Batroun

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

Reviews | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Reviews

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

I've spent a night at Al Fundok Hotel, enjoyed dinner and breakfast, took a hundred photos and promised myself to visit again. Check out the photos yourself and plan your next visit.…

September 02, 2019 | Reviews | Shouf

Photos of La Siesta Beach Hotel

Reviews | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Reviews

Photos of La Siesta Beach Hotel

Spending two days with my family, we had the chance to enjoy the beach, good food, and an enjoyable sunset. Check out the weekend's photos and plan your next escape to La Siesta. Watch the…

September 02, 2019 | Reviews | Beirut

Beit Mirna Guesthouse: Your Home Away from Home in Ehden

Reviews | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Reviews

Beit Mirna Guesthouse: Your Home Away from Home in Ehden

Situated in Ehden, 6 km from Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, Beit Mirna is your destination for a tranquil and peaceful getaway surrounded by the green virgin nature. Beit Mirna features…

September 02, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Zeralda: French Cuisine in Jounieh

Reviews | Jounieh Keserwan Lebanon Middle East

Keserwan

September 02, 2019

Reviews

Zeralda: French Cuisine in Jounieh

"Bistronomie Francaise" is the tag line - Zeralda is a bistro serving casual French cuisine. It is nestled in the heart of Jounieh/Sarba. At the entrance of Sarba is an old house where Zeralda…

September 02, 2019 | Restaurants | Jounieh

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

Reviews | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 19, 2019

Reviews

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

After the last visit to “Nabeh Merched” to film an episode, I promised to come again with my family. A little paradise on earth, in the heart of Lebanon’s greenest region, spending…

August 19, 2019 | Recommended | Shouf

Grecotel Pallace Athens: Good but not the Five Stars I Expected

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 18, 2019

Reviews

Grecotel Pallace Athens: Good but not the Five Stars I Expected

A happy hotel... but unfortunately not the rooms! A beautiful lobby, decorative structures, design items until the room door opened. I was willing to post a 5/5 about the hotel for its unique…

August 18, 2019 | Reviews | Athens

Paradise Beach and Restaurant on the Island of Symi

Reviews | Greece Europe

Europe

August 18, 2019

Reviews

Paradise Beach and Restaurant on the Island of Symi

A traditional Greek kitchen, a waitress looking like an owner’s daughter, la mama preparing the plates and people sunbathing on the beach, Paradise is your traditional Greek restaurant with a…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Greece

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

Reviews | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

Reviews

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

Down at the bay, Maris Kitchen is the hotel’s main restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, stop for a bite, enjoy a meal, and spend time on the beach. Arriving at 11 am, we started…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

LOS: Art and Food on the Island of Symi

Reviews | Greece Europe

Europe

August 18, 2019

Reviews

LOS: Art and Food on the Island of Symi

Marvelous, to say the least, the restaurant is marvelous! High-end and classy, even though located on the harbor, LOS - for Lobster, Oyster, and Sushi- doesn’t look like a restaurant for…

August 18, 2019 | International Cuisine | Greece

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

Reviews | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

Reviews

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

A great marketing name deserves to be experienced, especially when there is no waiting list, and no reservation needed. After dining at Nusr-Et in Istanbul several years back before the restaurant…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

18 Food Stops to Discover in Athens, Greece: Reviews, Photos and Video

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 15, 2019

Reviews

18 Food Stops to Discover in Athens, Greece: Reviews, Photos and Video

Traveling to Athens, where to go, what to eat, what to do! My Favorite 18 places to eat an enjoyable meal. Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomic Center: A Must Visit in AthensAfter enjoying a unique…

August 15, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomic Center: A Must Visit in Athens

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 14, 2019

Reviews

Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomic Center: A Must Visit in Athens

After enjoying a unique experience at Ergon, I went online searching for a similar experience and found Yoleni’s. Yoleni’s is a supermarket, training center, tasting academy and…

August 14, 2019 | Recommended | Athens

7 Cactus Athens: Try the Savory Potato Pancakes

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

August 14, 2019

Reviews

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

Choux Choux Gelateria: Exquisite Ice Cream Profiterole

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 31, 2019

Reviews

Choux Choux Gelateria: Exquisite Ice Cream Profiterole

Two years ago, I made a point to visit every eclair and choux place around the planet passing by Paris, London, Beirut, New York, and Bucharest. Some are good, others less, but what I can say after…

July 31, 2019 | Ice Cream & Gelato | Athens

Little Tree Books and Coffee: Sunday Vibes on the Sidewalk in Athens

Reviews | Athens Greece Europe

Greece

July 31, 2019

Reviews

Little Tree Books and Coffee: Sunday Vibes on the Sidewalk in Athens

It’s the longest walk we did from the city center. 1,6 kilometers from our hotel and located behind the acropolis mountain, Little Tree is a coffee shop and bookstore open on the main street…

July 31, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Athens

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