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Celebrate Fete de La Musique at ESA with Souk el Akel
Jun 20, 2018

ESA Business School welcomes the 18th edition of the Fête de la musique au Liban! Time: From 5:00pm till 12:00am Place: ESA gardens - ESA Campus, 289…

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Capri Bistro: The Italian Trattoria of Rabieh

Italian | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

April 30, 2018

Capri Bistro: The Italian Trattoria of Rabieh

Italian

April 30, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

From the owners of SAI, Metn’s famous Japanese restaurant comes Capri, an Italian bistro catering to the demanding clientele of Rabieh, Mtayleb, and surrounding villages. Located on the first floor over SAI, the bistro serves simple Italian…

SAI: Rabieh’s Neighborhood Japanese Eatery is a Favorite

Japanese & Sushi | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

March 13, 2018

SAI: Rabieh’s Neighborhood Japanese Eatery is a Favorite

Japanese & Sushi

March 13, 2018 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

When I noticed that I'd been away from Sai for the last two years, a Japanese diner I used to enjoy at least once a month, it was time to visit again! Sai is much more than a Japanese eatery like any restaurant but feels like a bistro-de-quartier…

Contact Info: Sai

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Akiki's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: My Personal Choice

Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

November 14, 2017

Akiki's Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: My Personal Choice

Recommended

November 14, 2017 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

Today and after four long years of not writing a review about my favorite fruit destination, I come back to "AKIKI Fruits & Vegetables" nestled on Antelias' internal road. As we all know the place sells fresh marvels from across our land and…

Contact Info: Akiki Freres

Phone Number: +961 4 444 227

Address: Antelias main road, Naccach roundabout, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 444 227

Address: Antelias main road, Naccach roundabout, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Krikor: The Famous Kawarma, Cheese, Butter and Ghee Manouche

Bread & Bakeries | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

October 30, 2017

Krikor: The Famous Kawarma, Cheese, Butter and Ghee Manouche

Bread & Bakeries

October 30, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon

At 3am, the dough is prepared and ready to enter the oven as and when the client asks for it. A layer of kashkawan cheese lies under the kawarma meat. Beef meets with lamb fat. Kashkawan, mozzarella and local cheese all together freshly shredded,…

Baskinta Apple Festival: Souk el Akel and Much More...

Events

October 10, 2017

Baskinta Apple Festival: Souk el Akel and Much More...

Events

October 10, 2017 | News

Organised for the first time to support the local apple crises and bring life to the village of Baskinta after the summer ended, the first Baskinta Apple Festival will be happening on the 14th and 15th of October in the heart of…

Mechwar to the Mountain City of Bickfaya: A Day to Remember (Watch the Video)

Mechwar Videos | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

October 01, 2017

Mechwar to the Mountain City of Bickfaya: A Day to Remember (Watch the Video)

Mechwar Videos

October 01, 2017 | Travel | Mount Lebanon

Bikfaya (Arabic: بكفيا‎‎, also spelled Bickfaya, Beckfayya, or Bekfaya) is a town in the Matn District region of Mount Lebanon. Its stone houses with red-tiled roofs resting amidst pine and oak forests make Bikfaya one of the most…

Souk el Akel: Champville Celebrates Happiness!

Events

April 06, 2017

Souk el Akel: Champville Celebrates Happiness!

Events

April 06, 2017 | News

Souk el Akel comes to Champville celebrating happy school days with this year's graduates. Three days of fun and entertainment, concerts, music, fun activities and of course street food. Proceeds will help the 2017 graduates cover their end of…

Brgrz & Fries: Good Quality Homey and Affordable Burgers

Burgers | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

March 19, 2017

Brgrz & Fries: Good Quality Homey and Affordable Burgers

Burgers

March 19, 2017 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Find a small grey kiosk on the Deek el Mehdi road facing the entrance of Champville school. Brgrz&Fries, which has been open for a while now, has recently been popping up all over social media. Of course intrigued, I headed there to check things…

Contact Info: Brgrz & Fries

Phone Number: +961 76 773 440

Address: Dik el Mehdi, Awkar road, Facing Champville entrance, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 76 773 440

Address: Dik el Mehdi, Awkar road, Facing Champville entrance, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Souk el Akel: This Weekend in BeitMisk

Events

February 15, 2017

Souk el Akel: This Weekend in BeitMisk

Events

February 15, 2017 | Souk el Akel

Join us this weekend in Beit Misk for your unconventional "Souk el Akel" edition... Your private party is taking place in "BeitMisk", 9 minutes from Beirut on the Nahr el Mot-Baabdat highway. When: Friday 17th:…

A Comparative Review: American Pizzas for Dinner: 4 Places, 1 Winner

American | Middle East

Middle East

November 16, 2016

A Comparative Review: American Pizzas for Dinner: 4 Places, 1 Winner

American

November 16, 2016 | Comparative Review | Middle East

The comparative review series is a set of reviews that I'll be publishing from now on, every time I have the chance. Whenever I want to enjoy food delivered to me with my friends and family, I'll be ordering the same item from three to four…

Souk el Akel: Brummana 2016

Events

July 22, 2016

Souk el Akel: Brummana 2016

Events

July 22, 2016 | Popular

Escaping the heat is on your mind? Summer fun is all you're hoping for? Good food is what you're craving for? Trust me, there's no need to get on a plane for that. Let's think of amazing places in Lebanon we can 'travel' to and enjoy the summer...…

Micelli's: The Delivery Pizza!

Pizza | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

March 27, 2016

Micelli's: The Delivery Pizza!

Pizza

March 27, 2016 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

Third time tasting Micelli's pizzas but my first time at home; the experience will be repeated... Yes, it is a pizza I surely recommend for delivery. A pizza we received hot and crunchy with a tender none-chewy heart, rich ingredients, generously…

Contact Info: Micelli's

Phone Number: +961 3 799 558

Address: Jal el Dib main road, Facing SGBL Bank, MGM Centre, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 3 799 558

Address: Jal el Dib main road, Facing SGBL Bank, MGM Centre, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Carpaccio Pizza: Highly Recommended Delivery

Pizza | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

October 06, 2015

Carpaccio Pizza: Highly Recommended Delivery

Pizza

October 06, 2015 | Reviews | Mount Lebanon

I felt like having lunch at work so I ordered from Carpaccio Pizza. I ordered the Calzone and the Regina Pizza. Two large boxes arrived in less than half an hour to the clinic. The smell made my stomach growl even more… The Calzone is…

Brummana: Souvenirs of our Childhood

Mechwar Videos | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

September 02, 2015

Brummana: Souvenirs of our Childhood

Mechwar Videos

September 02, 2015 | Travel | Mount Lebanon

Brummana (Arabic: برمانا‎) is a town in the Matn District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. It is located east of Beirut, overlooking the capital and the Mediterranean. As most of the…

Sai: A Flavorful Japanese Spot in Mtayleb

Japanese & Sushi | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

July 29, 2015

Sai: A Flavorful Japanese Spot in Mtayleb

Japanese & Sushi

July 29, 2015 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

I am back at Sai. My last visit to the restaurant wasn't as I had expected but I kept on ordering delivery home and enjoyed their rolls at the comfort of my home… But was curious to visit them in-house again.  Sai is a Japanese…

Contact Info: Sai

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Krikor in Baskinta: Fifty Four Years of Hard Work

Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

June 20, 2015

Krikor in Baskinta: Fifty Four Years of Hard Work

Breakfast & Coffee

June 20, 2015 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

I was back to Krikor Orian sooner than planned, this little tiny heavenly gem located in Baskinta. Before reaching Baskinta, you’ll find a small petrol station, which used to be called Ezz el Din. Stop there and walk down the stairs to Krikor,…

Ichkhanian: A Gem of Armenian Flavors in Zalka

Armenian | Lebanon

Lebanon

April 10, 2015

Ichkhanian: A Gem of Armenian Flavors in Zalka

Armenian

April 10, 2015 | Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

A totally different experience! Ichkhanian Zalka is like entering a modern bakery while the one in Beirut has an authentic touch back from the nineteen forties. Down in Zalka, on the internal road near bank Byblos is a bakery, a high end…

Snack Fady: Foul, Hummos and Saj in Zakrit

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon

Lebanon

March 04, 2015

Snack Fady: Foul, Hummos and Saj in Zakrit

Breakfast & Coffee

March 04, 2015 | Street Food | Lebanon

There is a saying in Arabic, “Il knise il aribe mab teshfe” which roughly translates to mean that everything nearby doesn’t satisfy… We love going the extra distance to find a good place to eat… Why do we do that when…

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 ]

Baskinta: The Natural Fortress of Metn at the Foot of Mount Sannine

Mechwar Videos

March 02, 2015

Baskinta: The Natural Fortress of Metn at the Foot of Mount Sannine

Mechwar Videos

March 02, 2015 | Travel

Baskinta is a Lebanese village situated at an altitude ranging from 1250 meters above sea level at its lowest point, to 1800 metres at Qanat Bakish. Baskinta is renowned for its natural beauty and moderate climate. Baskinta is also known for the…

A Weekend Around the Metn and Keserwan Districts

Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

Lebanon

October 28, 2014

A Weekend Around the Metn and Keserwan Districts

Mechwar Videos

October 28, 2014 | Travel | Lebanon

Invited by LG for the launch of their new phone, the LGG3, and accompanied by my blogger colleagues, we went for a tour around Lebanon enjoying ourselves and discovering all about the districts of Keserwan and Metn. You can, with a minimal…

3al Barakeh: Markouk Sandwiches Made With Love

Recommended | Lebanon

Lebanon

September 20, 2014

3al Barakeh: Markouk Sandwiches Made With Love

Recommended

September 20, 2014 | Reviews | Lebanon

While searching for more unique hidden yummy gems in our country, I remembered Mr. Toufic Faddoul, aka, Al Khal. A humble, positive man who has been offering homemade delicious sandwiches for over twenty years. Trust me this is not a place to…

Nonna's Delectable Pizza now in Dbayeh

Italian | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

July 17, 2014

Nonna's Delectable Pizza now in Dbayeh

Italian

July 17, 2014 | Pizza | Mount Lebanon

I wanted to go back to Nonna, a pizza place I discovered almost a year ago down in Achrafieh. Thankfully they are now closer to home as they recently started serving their thin, generous and flavorful pizzas with crunchy borders in Dbayeh.…

Contact Info: Goutons Voir Dbayeh

Phone Number: +961 76 595951

Address: Dbayeh Sea Side Road, Junction 5 Restaurant Complex, Dbayeh, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 76 595951

Address: Dbayeh Sea Side Road, Junction 5 Restaurant Complex, Dbayeh, Lebanon [ view ]

L’UniVert de Leah: Planted with Love, Watered by Passion

Popular | Lebanon

Lebanon

May 22, 2014

L’UniVert de Leah: Planted with Love, Watered by Passion

Popular

May 22, 2014 | Spotted Stories | Lebanon

Seriously, this country holds wonders created by passionate people around... I came across a young woman, Leah, who has started a small business far from the city's chaos, that she has called L'Univert de Leah. Leah, a fresh graduate in Agriculture…

Al Saniour: Manakeesh Worth Trying

Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

Lebanon

April 22, 2014

Al Saniour: Manakeesh Worth Trying

Tasty Discoveries

April 22, 2014 | Lebanon

Let’s think about this for a second… How hard is it to enjoy a zaatar mankoushi without the inconvenience of a heart-burn … My worst nightmare… and if it's not a heart burn you’re suffering from, it's definitely…

Tonino: Surely Not The Best Crepe in Town

Street Food | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

January 05, 2014

Tonino: Surely Not The Best Crepe in Town

Street Food

January 05, 2014 | Mount Lebanon

Many of you say that Tonino serves the best crepes in Lebanon? So I took a friend up with me to Broumana to see if it's true. It was already 1:30pm when we reached Tonino, a creperie and bakery located on the Broumana-Beit Merry highway. As they…

Contact Info: Tonino

Phone Number: +961 4 862 472

Address: Broumana-Beit Merry Highway, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 862 472

Address: Broumana-Beit Merry Highway, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Snack Le Gourmet: Bickfaya's Famous Chicken Sandwich

Sandwiches | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

November 12, 2013

Snack Le Gourmet: Bickfaya's Famous Chicken Sandwich

Sandwiches

November 12, 2013 | Street Food | Mount Lebanon

One of the country's tastiest chicken sandwiches is found at Le Gourmet in Bickfaya, El Metn. If you live around the area, there's no way you don't know about Le Gourmet's fine chicken sandwiches, unless you've been hiding under a stone since…

Miyagi Sushi & Grill: A New Sushi Place in Mtayleb

Japanese & Sushi | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

October 15, 2013

Miyagi Sushi & Grill: A New Sushi Place in Mtayleb

Japanese & Sushi

October 15, 2013 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

A few months ago I had a bad run in with the sushi place in the area where I live, Sai. It was a place I actually liked and the best part was that it's located near my house... On a more positive note I was happy to learn that a new sushi place just…

Contact Info: Miyagi

Phone Number: +961 4 928112

Address: Centre Moukarzel, Mtayleb main road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 928112

Address: Centre Moukarzel, Mtayleb main road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Fadel, Naas Bickfaya: The Huge Deception!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

August 05, 2013

Fadel, Naas Bickfaya: The Huge Deception!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

August 05, 2013 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

Recently, after one of my friends published an article about a deceiving experience at Fadel's, many comments followed condemning the place. Are they really talking about Fadel? The famous Fadel? Has it really become this bad? I couldn't answer…

Contact Info: Fadel

Phone Number: +961-4-980979

Address: Naas, Bickfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-4-980979

Address: Naas, Bickfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Your Reason to Visit Bickfaya: Bottega the Italian Eatery

Italian | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

February 12, 2013

Your Reason to Visit Bickfaya: Bottega the Italian Eatery

Italian

February 12, 2013 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

The reasons to visit Bottega are endless. Bottega is an intimate Italian restaurant located in one of Lebanon's mountainous suburbs, offering amazingly memorable food including their exquisite fresh mushroom soup, artfully created pizzas, Aldente…

Contact Info: Bottega

Phone Number: +961 4 984555

Address: Mhaydseh Bridge, Bikfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 984555

Address: Mhaydseh Bridge, Bikfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Sai: A Japanese Restaurant with a Bright Future

Japanese & Sushi | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

December 18, 2012

Sai: A Japanese Restaurant with a Bright Future

Japanese & Sushi

December 18, 2012 | Recommended | Mount Lebanon

SAI, located on the Mtayleb highway next to photo Nubar and L'Univers d'Albert might not grab  your attention at first glance. As I live in the region, where a good Japanese restaurant is next to none, I couldn't help but notice it tucked in…

Contact Info: Sai

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961 4 403020

Address: Azar Centre, Rabyeh, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Al-Halabi, Antelias: Mistakes Happen for a Reason

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

November 12, 2012

Al-Halabi, Antelias: Mistakes Happen for a Reason

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

November 12, 2012 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

For the past decade or so, Al Halabi restaurant in Antelias has maintained its reputation as one of the top ranking Lebanese restaurants in town. A restaurant with a history that has developed with the times. The owners, a man and his wife, made…

Contact Info: Al Halabi

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9614 523555

Address: Antelias, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Lola: A Personalized Patchwork of Ideas, Feelings and Styles

French | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

August 03, 2012

Lola: A Personalized Patchwork of Ideas, Feelings and Styles

French

August 03, 2012 | Grill&BBQ | Mount Lebanon

A couple of minutes after Bickfaya, on the hills of the Naas region is Lola. Lola is the restaurant everybody has been talking about for the last year or so - both good and bad...so I wanted to eagerly go and experience it myself and discover the…

Contact Info: Lola

Phone Number: +961-4-983440

Address: Naas, Bickfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-4-983440

Address: Naas, Bickfaya, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Koukh El Sabaya: An Authentic Breakfast in the Village

Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

July 30, 2012

Koukh El Sabaya: An Authentic Breakfast in the Village

Breakfast & Coffee

July 30, 2012 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Mount Lebanon

Nestled on the mountains of Mount-Lebanon Metn district, a few minutes before  the Zaarour complex is the famous breakfast spot, Koukh El Sabaya, serving loyal customers from early morning until late afternoon. Koukh El Sabaya is for the Metn…

Contact Info: Koukh El Sabaya

Phone Number: +9613658734

Address: Zaarour Road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +9613658734

Address: Zaarour Road, Metn, Lebanon [ view ]

Sushi Mooda: Sushi On The Metn HighWay

Japanese & Sushi | Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

March 29, 2012

Sushi Mooda: Sushi On The Metn HighWay

Japanese & Sushi

March 29, 2012 | Restaurants | Mount Lebanon

"When the owner decides not to show up anymore... When opening another branch is not always a good idea"     I have known Sushi Mooda for more than seven years, and I used to go there with my girlfriend back then who is today my…

Contact Info: Sushi Mooda

Phone Number: +961-3-307681

Address: Bickfaya Main Road, Rabieh, Lebanon [ view ]

Phone Number: +961-3-307681

Address: Bickfaya Main Road, Rabieh, Lebanon [ view ]

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