Mathieu: Best Crêpes in Mar Mikhael

I love crêpes and I'm always looking for new crepe places to try in Beirut. Mathieu opened earlier this year in Mar Mikhael a block from EDL and makes some of the best crepes I've had in Beirut. It's a small nicely decorated shop with a wide variety of crepes and is perfect for a quick bite, after-drinks snack or for delivery. Most crêpe pop-up shops here focus on Nutella & sweet crepes but Mathieu's…

Cold Stone Opening Soon in #Beirut

I spotted this morning a Cold Stone sign on one of the shops in M1 building in DownTown Beirut and it looks like it's opening really soon. Cold Stone Creamery is an American ice cream parlor chain. I've already tried it in Dubai and Turkey and they have some pretty awesome creations. My favorites are the "Apple Pie a la Cold Stone" and the Germanchökolätekäke®. They also have cakes but I've never tried any. I'll…
Food

NYTimes on the Sahyoun Falafel Rivalry

1 month ago
NYTimes published yesterday a great piece on the Sahyoun brothers falafel rivalry. Zuheir Sahyoun & Fuad Sahyoun both inherited the Falafel business from their father Mustapha Sahyoun but then the younger brother broke away and ...
Architecture

How Many Guinness World Records Does Lebanon Hold?

1 month ago
I stumbled upon a friend’s comprehensive list of all the Guinness World Records Lebanon holds and there are 47 of them apparently! I looked up the Guinness World Records website and found 47 hits dating ...
Critiques

Swap your Cocktails for Portable Arguiles? Seriously?

2 months ago
As if we needed another excuse for people to smoke the Shisha, some guy came up with a “brilliant” idea to sell mini portable Shishas at LL15,000 at outdoor events. I’ve already seen people smoking ...
Food

Furn Beaino is Delivering Now!

2 months ago
Almost 8 years ago, I got introduced to Furn Beaino by mistake. I was at my friend’s shop in Sarba and he told me “let’s go have the best Lahm Baajine in town” so we ...
Food

Bistr’eau: A Seafood Gem at The Heart of Batroun

2 months ago
Bistr’eau (I love the name!) is a new seafood bistro that opened on the Batroun port as an extension to the beautiful L’Auberge de la Mer hotel. The bistro overlooks the port and fishermen boats ...
Baladi

CNN’s Top 20 Middle Eastern foods

2 months ago
CNN asked Lebanese-American food blogger Bethany Kehdy about her favorite Middle Eastern dishes and got inspired from Kehdy’s taste to list the top 20 Middle Eastern foods. Hummus came on top of the list, followed ...
Food

IHOP Officially Opens Today at the Spot Choueifat + Sneak Peek Visit

2 months ago
IHOP officially opened on Monday at the new The Spot Mall in Choueifat for the first time in Lebanon! I was lucky enough to get dibs though, and I went down on Saturday with my ...
Food

Deekmatic: A Chicken Lover’s Hidden Gem in Matn

3 months ago
I’m quite familiar with local restaurants and small “mom-and-pop” places in the Metn area. I went to school in that district, and many of my closest friends live and grew up there. Naturally, all the ...
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