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Celebrate Armenian Culture in Bourj Hammoud
Apr 10, 2018

Celebrate Armenian culture this Sunday in Bourj Hammoud. Street food, kids entertainment, Fun, superb Armenian food and much more to satisfy everyone. A premiere for…

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

American

January 07, 2018 | Recommended | 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 States and back, a typical fast food diner...…

Döner & Gyros: Tasty, Fresh, Juicy Sandwiches

Recommended

October 10, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

From the streets of Berlin and Chicago comes a new kind of fast food joint called “Döner & Gyros”. Bringing you the Berlin Döner and Chicago Gyro, you can now discover what the Occidental version of the Shawarma is all…

Contact Info: Doner&Gyros

Phone Number: +961 1 444 800

Address: Mar mikhael , ibrahim bacha street., Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 444 800

Address: Mar mikhael , ibrahim bacha street., Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Cluckster's: The Chicken Fast Food

American

March 03, 2017 | Sandwiches | Keserwan

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 Cluckster's wing sauce. On the website of the American…

Burger Bros: I Love it More Every Time

Burgers

February 14, 2017 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

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 creations. I'm in love with their burgers, in love with…

Contact Info: Burger Bros.

Phone Number: +961 9 541 241

Address: EL Mina main road, Byblos, Jbeil, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 541 241

Address: EL Mina main road, Byblos, Jbeil, Lebanon [ view ]

George's New York: American Style Diner Food

Breakfast & Coffee

January 31, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

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, George's serves everything you could dream of to enjoy…

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

American

January 27, 2017 | Burgers | Beirut

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 stand asking for one item: the signature "Buffalo"…

Contact Info: The Bros

Phone Number: +961 1 570297

Address: Madrid street, between Prune and Marinella, Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 570297

Address: Madrid street, between Prune and Marinella, Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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

American

January 27, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | USA

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 best baked goods in New York City. New York magazine…

Contact Info: Clinton St. Baking Company

Phone Number: +1 646-602-6263

Address: 4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002 [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 646-602-6263

Address: 4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002 [ view ]

Abul3ezz: An Amazing Shawarma

Recommended

January 16, 2017 | Sandwiches | Mount Lebanon

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 not like any shawarma you have had before. A…

Contact Info: Abul3ezz Street Food

Phone Number: +961 70 833 877

Address: Slaf El Bawshriyeh road, Near Sibon, Dekwaneh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 833 877

Address: Slaf El Bawshriyeh road, Near Sibon, Dekwaneh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Jour: Your Fresh Eatery in Paris

Restaurants

January 16, 2017 | Reviews | France

"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 of 12 different preset options. It's so fresh and…

6 things you'll be eating in 2017

Spotted Stories

January 01, 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 rainbow bagels, quinoa and sushi burritos.  But…

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

Comparative Review

November 13, 2016 | Grill&BBQ | Middle East

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 constructive comparison... Today, let's enjoy lunch and…

Andong Jjimdak (안동찜닭): Korean Chicken Stew

Asian/Chinese

May 09, 2016 | Restaurants

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 street everyone should visit called Myrondong, is…

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

Spotted Stories

May 06, 2016

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 right... The polish is made in conjunction with…

Madfry Chicken: Seoul's Famous Fried Chicken

International Cuisine

April 25, 2016 | Recommended

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 renowned around here. It's not a serious…

Contact Info: MadFry

Phone Number: +82 2 5742911

Address: 2728, Nambusunhwan-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea [ view ]

Phone Number: +82 2 5742911

Address: 2728, Nambusunhwan-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea [ view ]

Abo Jad Aley: Sandwiches Worth Trying!

Sandwiches

April 09, 2016 | Street Food | Lebanon

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. Two men work here calmly while the sound of the…

Spin the Hen: It's all About Chicken

Restaurants

February 29, 2016 | Reviews | Beirut

It's all about chicken, chicken perceived and handled differently. Spin the Hen has taken the street food chicken we know to another level, serving it with finesse and style. Street food is now stylish and served in a funky space using colored boxes…

Contact Info: Spin the Hen

Phone Number: +961 1 560 093

Address: Pasteur street, Gemmayze, Downtown, Beirut [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 560 093

Address: Pasteur street, Gemmayze, Downtown, Beirut [ view ]

Abo Jad: The Sandwich Poet

Reviews

September 13, 2015 | Sandwiches | Lebanon

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 sandwiches.  His name is Abo Jad king of a restaurant…

Shawarma Al Safa: Surely One of the Best in Lebanon

Recommended

September 11, 2015 | Street Food | 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 country was covered with hundreds of Shawarma joints…

Contact Info: Al Safa Shawarma

Phone Number: +9613016297

Address: Aley main street, 200 meters after Aley's main entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613016297

Address: Aley main street, 200 meters after Aley's main entrance, Lebanon [ view ]

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

American

August 20, 2015 | Burgers | Mount Lebanon

Deek Matic is a restaurant, a fast food eatery on the Mazraat Yachouh internal road occupying the corner of a building facing the intersection between Deek el Mehdi, Elissar and Zekrit. A…

Contact Info: Deek'Matic

Phone Number: +961 4 922161

Address: Mazraat Yashouh internal main road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 922161

Address: Mazraat Yashouh internal main road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Buckets of Chicken Taking Over Zalka

News

August 15, 2015

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 activation might bring me back in. I don’t know…

Woodbees: Tackling Sandwiches from Another Perspective

International Cuisine

August 14, 2015 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Mount Lebanon

Woodbees is an interesting name and its structure is definitely eye catching as you drive through the Zalka highway... Wait until you've set foot inside this immense space. Fresh air, an olive tree, white ceramics covering the floor and lots of…

Contact Info: Woodbees

Phone Number: +961 1 886 600

Address: Zalka Highway next to Wooden Bakery, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 886 600

Address: Zalka Highway next to Wooden Bakery, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Farrouj el Achkar: Broumana's Popular Chicken Sandwich

Sandwiches

July 28, 2015 | Street Food | Lebanon

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 restaurant selling chicken-based sandwiches and…

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

Spotted Stories

May 31, 2015

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 your tastes, use the best ingredients, omit any…

Al Chalouf: My Favorite Restaurant in Jezzine

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

May 04, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

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 the famous waterfall. I love coming here every…

Contact Info: Chalouf

Phone Number:

Address: Jezzine, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number:

Address: Jezzine, South Lebanon [ view ]

Having Lunch at Fady's in Zekrit

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 30, 2015 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

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 I say...   I happened to come here by pure…

Contact Info: Fady's Snack

Phone Number: +961 3 258675

Address: Zakrit road towards Nahr el Kaleb, Facing the Medco Station, Mazraat Yachouh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 258675

Address: Zakrit road towards Nahr el Kaleb, Facing the Medco Station, Mazraat Yachouh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Al Amir Antelias: What's the Specialty Here?

Street Food

March 16, 2015 | Mount Lebanon

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 chef rolls all the sandwiches. They're not smiling…

Contact Info: Al Amir

Phone Number: +961 4 444412

Address: Antelias Internal Road, Jal El Dib, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 444412

Address: Antelias Internal Road, Jal El Dib, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Scoffee: KFC Edible Coffee Cups

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

February 26, 2015 | News

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: Edible coffee cups. Metro UK released the news saying…

The Gathering Butcher Grill: Fine Meat and Tasty Dessert

Grill&BBQ

February 15, 2015 | Recommended | Beirut

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, a grill house and a drinks bar. My favorite is…

Contact Info: The Gathering

Phone Number: +961-156-6196

Address: Pasteur street, Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-156-6196

Address: Pasteur street, Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Fifty Shades of Yummy Things

Spotted Stories

February 13, 2015

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 created to celebrate the new movie and we are NGNO…

Burger King's New Chicken Wraps are Out

American

February 02, 2015 | Restaurants | Lebanon

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 worldwide initiative, Burger King recently introduced…

Zahle: The Famous Tabliyet Chicken Tawouk

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

January 03, 2015 | Restaurants | Bekaa

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 you when you ask where you can find the best…

Kalaa Chicken, Fransisco, and Chicken Shawarma

Street Food

November 10, 2014 | Lebanon

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 marinated in garlic which makes me feel sick when…

Ferdinand: A Gastropub and Tasty Food

Burgers

November 09, 2014 | International Cuisine | Beirut

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 Pellegrino from another restaurant, a sister restaurant…

Contact Info: Ferdinand

Phone Number: +961 1 355 955

Address: Mahatma Gandhi, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 355 955

Address: Mahatma Gandhi, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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

Mechwar Videos

October 19, 2014 | Street Food | Lebanon

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, taste, enjoy near home...before traveling far…

Boul Mich: Remembering the Taste of Simplicity

Reviews

September 23, 2014 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

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 Boul Mich’s submarine 15 years ago. Yes,…

Contact Info: Boul Mich

Phone Number: +961 4 926615

Address: Beit El Chaar, Metn, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 926615

Address: Beit El Chaar, Metn, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon [ view ]

P.F.Chang's ABC: Tasty Chinese Food Yet Bad Service

Asian/Chinese

August 28, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

I wanted to enjoy some good Chinese food and after trying P.F.Chang a few times already, I thought why not... Let's go enjoy some good food with no surprises. I have tried the one at The Beirut City Centre a few times while their ABC branch…

Contact Info: P.F.Chang's Lebanon

Phone Number: +961 1 285335

Address: ABC Achrafieh, City Centre Beirut and Zaitunay Bay. BEIRUT, LEBANON [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 285335

Address: ABC Achrafieh, City Centre Beirut and Zaitunay Bay. BEIRUT, LEBANON [ view ]

Steak & Cheese Factory: Beirut City Centre

Shopping Mall

August 06, 2014 | Street Food | Lebanon

It was Sunday, a day I spend with my family, taking my kids out for lunch. I’m not sure why, but my little one insisted she wanted to visit a mall, ABC then changed to Beirut City Centre. BCC it is! Where better there to eat than the food…

Contact Info: Steak&Cheese Factory

Phone Number: +961 1 283 957

Address: Beirut City Centre, Hazmieh, The Food Court, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 283 957

Address: Beirut City Centre, Hazmieh, The Food Court, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

El Molino: Travel to Mexico for a Night

Mexican

August 05, 2014 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

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 like sticks on a drum... As simple as it is, El…

Contact Info: El Molino

Phone Number: +961 9 541555

Address: Byblos old port, Jbeil, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 9 541555

Address: Byblos old port, Jbeil, Keserwan, Lebanon [ view ]

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

Street Food

July 20, 2014 | Beirut

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 Subway story started back during my university…

Hotel Al Boustan: Sunday Buffet with a Beautiful View

International Cuisine

July 19, 2014 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Mount Lebanon

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 heard about it for a while...this hotel has lost its…

Contact Info: Boustan Hotel

Phone Number: +961 4 972980

Address: Al Bustan Hotel, Beit Merry, Metn, LEBANON [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 972980

Address: Al Bustan Hotel, Beit Merry, Metn, LEBANON [ view ]

Eat the World's Most Expensive Foods in One Day

Spotted Stories

July 18, 2014

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 ingredients that are either rare or hard to…

Massaad Barbecue Zahle: Tales of Taouk

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

July 08, 2014 | Recommended | Bekaa

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 you can find the best sandwich in the Bekaa.…

A Visit to Tanmia's Chicken Factory

Spotted Stories

June 25, 2014 | Lebanon

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 process can be when it comes to innovative products,…

Rare? Medium? Well-done?

Food Gadgets

June 21, 2014

Celebrating Father's Day with the family? Some BBQing sounds fun... Use these inventive little steak thermometers, Reusable Steak Buttons from Charcoal Companion, in the oven or on the grill to determine your desired degree of doneness. Rare?…

KissProof: One of Badaro's Hip Places

International Cuisine

June 18, 2014 | Recommended | Beirut

Everyone is talking about Badaro - a new district in Beirut that's booming with new restaurants and pubs. One such place that's getting some buzz around town is Kissproof, a casual and laid back bar and café. One of my Instagram followers,…

Contact Info: Kissproof

Phone Number: +961 1 382 992

Address: Badaro Main Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 382 992

Address: Badaro Main Street, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Food: Ads vs Reality - An Interesting Infographic

Popular

June 17, 2014 | Spotted Stories

If you drool over that gleaming pure honey flowing over steamy mashed potato you’ve seen on TV, hold your horses. You’re likely salivating over motor oil and freshly microwaved wet tampon placed behind the potato. These are some of the…

Grill to Perfection this Summer...

Food Gadgets

June 10, 2014

Grill your mouth watering kebabs to perfection without letting the ingredients fall off from the stick on this Non-Stick Single Kabob Baskets. These are non stick coated, heavy gauge steel that acts as a powerful helmet for your kebab ingredients…

Dar... Books, Food and Positive Vibes

International Cuisine

June 09, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

Positive vibes is what Dar Bistro is all about. A few words I can use to describe this place include fresh, soothing, interactive, interesting and unique... a place where people come to enjoy food in an interesting hidden spot down in Clemenceau. …

Contact Info: Dar

Phone Number: +961 76 15 84 29

Address: Roma Street, Clemenceau, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 76 15 84 29

Address: Roma Street, Clemenceau, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

The Wedding of the Season: Beirut Train Station Revived for a Night

Events

June 06, 2014 | Spotted Stories | Beirut

I opened up the white envelope and started reading... My wife and I had been invited to a wedding, the first of the season. At the bottom of the page I discovered the destination: The Beirut Train Station. “No way! That's going to be…

Mario e Mario: Homey Italian Cuisine

Italian

June 04, 2014 | Restaurants | Beirut

I went to Mario e Mario when they first opened a few months ago. Of course trying it out sometime after the opening was a must. A small recap about the place... a joint venture between dad and his son...Mario Jr. and Mario Sr. - hence the name…

Contact Info: Mario e Mario

Phone Number: +961 1 444 036 - +961 76 888 036

Address: 39, Rue Patriarche Arida, Mar Michael, Achrafieh Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 444 036 - +961 76 888 036

Address: 39, Rue Patriarche Arida, Mar Michael, Achrafieh Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

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