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Souk el Akel: Lebanon's Street Food Market Kicks Its Summer Season
Jun 17, 2018

Eat, Meet, Greet and Treat yourself to the very best culinary experiences Lebanon has to offer! At Souk el Akel you'll find edible delights to suit all tastes and…

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Karaz Oman: A Failure in the Making, A Shame for Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

April 01, 2018 | Restaurants | GCC

A restaurant entirely made of wood, too much wood looking like a cheap canteen, Karaz is a new Lebanese restaurant open in Muscat for the last two months or so. I didn’t feel the concept at first, too much wood, red and green colors like…

&pizza: Complete Chaos in New York!

Pizza

March 31, 2018 | Restaurants | USA

I heard about & Pizza and was happy to try it out. I came into a black & white long corridor: Easy ordering process; few pre-set pizzas and mainly build your own options with different toppings: different cheeses, veggies, herbs,…

Five Guys, Paris Champs Elysées: I Love it Here

American

November 15, 2017 | Burgers | France

I’ve called it my favorite fast food burger, I’ve tried it in every city I’ve visited and today am enjoying this American burger in the heart of Paris. Probably one of the most significant locations ever constructed, taking over…

Contact Info: Five Guys Paris

Phone Number: +33 1 42 89 49 75

Address: 49-51 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 42 89 49 75

Address: 49-51 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France [ view ]

Jack in The Box

American

October 05, 2017 | Burgers | California

Jack in the Box is an American fast-food restaurant chain founded February 21, 1951, by Robert O. Peterson in San Diego, California, where it is headquartered. The chain has 2,200 locations, primarily serving the West Coast of the United States and…

Malolo: Delivering Poke Bowls to the Office

Fish & Seafood

June 09, 2017 | Restaurants | Beirut

Malolo is Beirut's first Poke restaurant inspired by Hawaiian culture. After the huge popularity Poke bowls have achieved in New York and other financial capitals around the world, this fresh seafood bowl has finally debuted in Beirut. I had the…

Cosi: Eggs and Croissant Sandwiches

Breakfast & Coffee

May 25, 2017 | Sandwiches | USA

From Paris to the States and even Dubai, Cosi is a healthy fast food chain that sells mainly sandwiches. Known for their flatbread made in a traditional hearth oven, Cosi is located in the heart of Washington one block from the White House. An old…

Yong Kang Street: Poke Bowls on the Move in New York

Japanese & Sushi

April 16, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

There's a choice of 12 poke bowls at the Japanese fast food concept 'Turnstyle'. A small portion sold at $12 for which you can have salmon, tuna, chicken or a mix of seafood. Warm rice topped with Edamame, avocado, sesame, several seafood choices…

Inday: Good Karma... The Indian Bowls of New York

Asian/Chinese

April 11, 2017 | Restaurants | USA

Inday has blended the Chipotle bowl concept with Indian cuisine. Instead of choosing Mexican food, you have a choice of Indian inspired well spiced items. Located on 26th street behind black doors, Inday looks like a fine dining restaurant. An open…

Contact Info: Inday

Phone Number: +1 (917) 521-5012

Address: 1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010, United States [ view ]

Phone Number: +1 (917) 521-5012

Address: 1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010, United States [ view ]

The Little Beet: A Big No!

Restaurants

April 09, 2017 | Reviews | USA

Power bowls are the new food trend of the moment. Generally promoted as healthy meals, these bowls are filled with lean proteins, greens and tasty sauces for a well-balanced bite. One such place is the The Little Beet in NYC. To start with I didn't…

Snack El Awedim: Impressive and Amazing Sandwiches!

Burgers

March 29, 2017 | Popular | Mount Lebanon

My smile did not leave my face from start to finish... "Snack El Awadem" - a colorful and trendy space - welcomes you to enjoy tasty sandwiches. Food is prepared by the chef behind metallic panels separating the restaurant from the kitchen. "Snack…

Contact Info: Snack el Awedim

Phone Number: +961 70 496 664

Address: Jdeideh next to Bank Audi, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 70 496 664

Address: Jdeideh next to Bank Audi, Metn, 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…

Mido's: Saida's Tasty Sandwiches!

Sandwiches

February 16, 2017 | Street Food | South Lebanon

Mido's is a casual fast food eatery in Saida. It is a favorite at Souk el Akel and is famous for its roast beef sandwich and the special Anthony's Rosto! Fresh bread, a loaded sandwich, crunchy vegetables and melted cheese. Roast beef, turkey and…

Contact Info: Mido's Sandwiches

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 7 727 672

Address: Saida, South Lebanon [ view ]

Boco: Chefs Cooking in Jars

International Cuisine

January 14, 2017 | Restaurants | France

Been here, done that and still love it. It's a calm place with no music but a restaurant that feels warm and welcoming. A black fridge, wood, orange leather sofas with black tables. Not only that, but food is also up to your expectations, tasty and…

Sarku: Good Japanese Food in San Jose

Japanese & Sushi

October 20, 2016 | USA

It's a best seller at the mall down in San Jose and it is called Sarku, a Japanese restaurant that serves good, generous and tasty sushi. You can enjoy a selection of Japanese bites including Tepenyaki for only $8 a meal. I was amazed at the tasty…

Mac n' Cheetos: How Does that Sound to You?

News

June 23, 2016

Burger King just launched its latest food mash-up, the Mac n’ Cheetos, deep-fried macaroni and cheese, battered with Cheetos-flavored crumbs.  Just $2.49 will get you a 5-piece order of these orange clumps of processed cheese, and they…

Sweat Away Those Calories: The First Fast Food Sauna

Spotted Stories

May 16, 2016

Giving steamy burgers a whole new meaning, a Burger King restaurant in Finland has opened a spa where fans can enjoy their Whopper while sweating away the fast food calories in the restaurant’s sauna. The spa includes a 15 person sauna,…

McDonald's Seoul: Better than Any Big Mac I had Before

American

April 25, 2016 | Restaurants

One of the things I always try to do is visit McDonald's around the world. Each country has a different approach and a different menu. After three days of fried food and local specialties, we stopped at McDonald's for an overview of the…

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 ]

In Paris: Burger King, Quick or McDonald's? There is One Winner!

American

March 28, 2016 | Burgers | France

Tonight, in Paris, we try three world popular fast food concepts. McDonald’s, Quick and back in town again Burger King. Each of these names are competing for the highest turn over… Just a few months ago, Burger King came back into the…

French Becoming World-Class Fast-Food Addicts

News

March 11, 2016

It may be hard to believe but according to the latest Gira report, the French have evolved from hamburger-mania to pizza-mania and are second only to the Americans as world pizza-eating champions, with 819 million pizzas consumed in…

Wasabi: Grab and Go... Sushi the Fast Food Way

Reviews

February 02, 2016 | Street Food | UK

Wasabi is a "Pret a Manger" style of restaurant where sushi and healthy food are served. Found all over London, Wasabi invites you to come into their bright colored space and clean feel. As you walk in, pass in front of the many displays where…

Subway Lebanon: A New Branch... Still Trying to Survive

American

January 19, 2016 | Street Food | Beirut

Subway has a new location in Lebanon. Its Mar Mikahel’s branch is beautiful, clean and looks very American. Serving their foot long popular fresh sandwiches, Subway is still trying to survive in Lebanon. I have always enjoyed their…

Burger King Attempts to Copy the Big Mac: An Epic Failure!

Burgers

September 14, 2015 | Reviews | Middle East

After a week long of teasing campaign, the king has arrived. Burger King, home of the Whopper and Big King has launched the Big King, which somehow makes things a bit confusing, since they have the Big King XXL. You’ll find yourself standing…

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 ]

21 Secret Menu Items You Didn’t Know Existed

News

August 16, 2015

Have you tried ordering a ‘McGangBang’ from McDonald’s? Or the ‘Green Eye’ drink from Starbucks? Business Insider has put together an infographic of ‘21 Secret Menu Items You Didn’t Know Existed’.

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 ]

Dos Toros Taqueria: In Love with the Concept

Street Food

July 25, 2015 | USA

Facing the hotel I was staying at, Hyatt Union Square, is a small place that I've passed in front of for the last week on a daily basis. From lunch till midnight hundreds of customers gathered here to eat, so why not give this place a try? Mexican…

Chop'T: An Innovative Concept with Great Vibes

American

July 15, 2015 | Recommended | USA

As I walked in, I enjoyed the positive and fresh atmosphere at Chop'T. An automatic smile was drawn on my face. The colors, the menus, the logo as well as the signs with creative ideas and tasty meals impressed me. How impressive it…

Souk El Akel: A Food Fiesta Uniting Us All

News

June 25, 2015 | Popular | Beirut

One always hopes for the best in all they do... but what Lebanon witnessed unitl now made my heart grow, gave me goose bumps, and more so made me fall in love all over again in my Lebanon...   It was the first day for Souk El Akel, a…

Mega Bites: American Style Street Food

American

March 15, 2015 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Black and yellow, big, capital letters... I thought this was a motorbike shop. Mega Bites is a new restaurant open on the internal Jal el Dib road next to Orfali Café, which I previously reviewed. Mega Bites promises a large selection of…

Contact Info: Mega Bites

Phone Number: +961 4 722692

Address: Jal EL Dib internal road, Facing Lina's, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 722692

Address: Jal EL Dib internal road, Facing Lina's, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Breakfast from Zaatar w Zeit: Fast and Effective Takeaway

Breakfast & Coffee

March 09, 2015 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

I always ask myself, why is it that only international chains have drive-thru service? Haven't you dreamt of a nice fluffy Mankouché with Zaatar and labneh to grab on your way? How about a fresh, crunchy croissant from your favorite pastry…

Contact Info: Zaatar W Zeit

Phone Number: +961 1 211711

Address: Sodeco, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 1 211711

Address: Sodeco, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon [ view ]

Gilgamesh Grill: Flavorful Sandwiches in Jeita

Sandwiches

February 25, 2015 | Street Food | Lebanon

Clean and well designed, this restaurant welcomes you in for a quick sandwich or to enjoy a seated meal on the Jeita highway. Gilgamesh has opened a restaurant in Naccache for the last couple of years with a seating area and kids playground just…

Food Made Entirely From Sweets!

Desserts & Sweets

December 13, 2014 | Spotted Stories

Check out the picture above. It's sushi consisting of smoked salmon sashimi, tuna roll with tobiko, oshinko roll with tobiko and a side of wasabi and soy sauce, right? Wrong... it's actually made of airhead, Rice Krispie Treat,…

Burger&Lobster: Good, But Overrated

Burgers

December 11, 2014 | Restaurants | UK

A trend they call it, they say you can't visit London without eating at Burger&Lobster. Located on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols, this restaurant is always packed with customers. Muted lighting, wooden floor, walls of wine bottles and…

Contact Info: Burger&Lobster

Phone Number: +442072018676

Address: FIFTH FLOOR HARVEY NICHOLS KNIGHTSBRIDGE LONDON SW1X 7RJ [ view ]

Phone Number: +442072018676

Address: FIFTH FLOOR HARVEY NICHOLS KNIGHTSBRIDGE LONDON SW1X 7RJ [ view ]

McDonald's To Launch New Slogan, No More "I'm Lovin It" For a While

News

October 31, 2014

Are they not 'lovin' it' anymore? The world's biggest fast food chain, McDonald's has unveiled a new slogan in an attempt to help it sales from sinking. The new slogan, 'Lovin Beats Hatin' will be launched next year, and is a campaign aimed to…

Time-lapse Shows How Burgers Age in One Month

News

September 22, 2014

Burgers were meant to be enjoyed instantaneously. We're pretty sure that's what Jesus told the Earl of Hamburger when he handed him the world's first double-bacon cheeseburger. However, if you do decide to save your burger for a rainy day, you…

McDonald's New McFlurry Mars Series; Now in Lebanon

Street Food

June 25, 2014 | Middle East

With the World Cup fiesta taking over the country, many restaurants and companies alike have launched special items, one of which is McDonald's special edition McFlurry.   My story with McDonald's started a long time ago when I asked the…

Five Guys, London: Voted the Best Burger in Town

Burgers

April 28, 2014 | Restaurants | UK

They say, "You can't visit London and not try Five Guys". Voted by many to be the best burger in town, prepare yourself to wait in line, under the rain and in the cold to have a burger from the guys - it was worth it for me.     Five…

Contact Info: Five Guys London

Phone Number: +44 20 7240 2057

Address: 1-3 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LH, United Kingdom [ view ]

Phone Number: +44 20 7240 2057

Address: 1-3 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LH, United Kingdom [ view ]

Ronald McDonald Gets a New Look

Spotted Stories

April 28, 2014

Ronald McDonald has been having his fair share of bashing from people who accuse McDonald's of  using him to market unhealthy fast food to kids. But starting in June, he'll take a bigger role in McDonald's social media channels to promote its new…

Meet Me at the Chowzter World's Seven Tastiest Fast Feasts Awards in London

News

April 12, 2014 | Popular

Meet Me at the Chowzter World's Seven Tastiest Fast Feasts Awards in London In less than two weeks I will be flying over to London to be part of the inaugural Chowzter World's Seven Tastiest Fast Feasts Awards. On 27th April the world's tastiest…

H3: And they Call Themselves a Burger Place...

Reviews

April 11, 2014 | Restaurants | Portugal

Here we are at a place, discovered by pure coincidence. H3 burgers made us come back for it since large marketing banners on the door write about Time Out and other magazines stating that it's the best burger in Lisbon. The place is nice, fresh…

Contact Info: H3

Phone Number: +351 21 380 31 10

Address: Rua da Trindade, 13, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa) [ view ]

Phone Number: +351 21 380 31 10

Address: Rua da Trindade, 13, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa) [ view ]

Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon: Good Food with Positive Vibes

Reviews

April 05, 2014 | Recommended | Portugal

I can just hear you saying: "He went to Lisbon to eat at Hard Rock Cafe!?" Yes I did actually: Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon was following me wherever I went. It popped up everywhere; while doing some online research... I came across it on the airline…

Contact Info: Hard Rock Cafe, Lisbon

Phone Number: +351 213245280

Address: Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon Avenida da Liberdade, 2 1250 – 144 Lisboa, Portugal [ view ]

Phone Number: +351 213245280

Address: Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon Avenida da Liberdade, 2 1250 – 144 Lisboa, Portugal [ view ]

Pizza Hut: Order Your Pizza on a Touchscreen Table

Spotted Stories

March 23, 2014

With an interactive concept table customers can visualize their pizza orders and customize them on the spot thanks to a smart partnership between Pizza Hut and Chaotic Moon Studios. The concept is basically an interactive surface that lets…

Miyou by Guy Martin: Michelin Style Sandwiches

Airports

March 22, 2014 | French | France

Miyou by Guy Martin is a place I have been meaning to try for some time now. Checking-in Terminal E-K of the French capital, you can't but notice the only restaurant or let's say more of a sandwicheria, called Miyou: Fine sandwiches, salads,…

Pret a Manger: Now in Paris... And I Simply Love it

International Cuisine

February 25, 2014 | Recommended | France

What a lovely concept - I love Pret a Manger. I first came across Pret last year during a visit to London. In my opinion, this place has changed the way we view fast food. You can walk in grab a healthy sandwich, juice, some fruits and walk out...…

Contact Info: Pret A Manger, Paris

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Phone Number:

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Brown&Baker: Another Burger Diner Opens in the French Capital

American

July 27, 2013 | Burgers | France

The easiest way to decide what type of restaurant you want to open is simple - so it seems in Paris - is to follow the trend today. A burger joint is what's popular now and they have been mushrooming across the capital.  A grill, a frier and…

Contact Info: Brown & Baker

Phone Number: +33 1 44 63 94 41

Address: 64 rue Saint Lazare 75009 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 44 63 94 41

Address: 64 rue Saint Lazare 75009 Paris, France [ view ]

Breakfast in America: Try Their Burger... Nothing Else is Worth the Visit

American

July 26, 2013 | Burgers | France

And here we go again... Another day in Paris and I am on my quest to finding a burger joint in this city that will really impress me. I found Marky's in Lebanon, why not continue the mission and find the best burger place in other cities around the…

Contact Info: Breakfast in America

Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 50 28

Address: 17 rue des Ecoles 75005 Paris, France [ view ]

Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 50 28

Address: 17 rue des Ecoles 75005 Paris, France [ view ]

Beirut City Centre's Restaurants: The Complete List

News

April 26, 2013 | Popular

Finally today, "What's Behind the C" has been uncovered. The opening of the new Beirut City Centre in Hazmieh welcomed visitors to come discover a new mall which hosts more than 200 shops and restaurants all in one location. (Not all are open…

Ordering a Meal from Burger King is Now a Luxury

Spotted Stories

February 07, 2013

Let's start with some facts. Founded in 1954, Burger King is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original home of the Whopper, more than 12,600 BURGER KING restaurants serve over 11 million guests in 83 countries and…

A Season's Special: Foie Gras Burger at Quick, France

Contributors

January 19, 2013 | Contributors | France

After a long day's work, and feeling extremely hungry, I passed by an advertisement promoting a limited edition Foie Gras burger at Quick. Loving Foie Gras, my feet pushed me to the closest restaurant near the Saint Lazard train…

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