National Bakeries is Closing Down on Bliss Street

Quoting the AUB Neighborhood initiative: A sad day for our neighborhood: The National Bakeries on Bliss Street, where we got Manakeesh for decades, closed its doors today. I remember during the war when all AUB gates were closed during the night, we, the Architecture students specialized in our design overnights, used to throw stones at the National Bakeries shop front from behind the fence at 4am to get the guy out to take our manakeesh…

Did Ladurée Close for Good in Beirut?

I was passing by La Duree Beirut the other day to pick up some macarons only to find that it's closed. I wasn't a frequent visitor to be honest, I think the last time I dropped by was back in July, so I'm not really sure when this happened. Nevertheless, I am not surprised that they decided to close down that branch as it was located at the worst place possible. It's a beautiful villa…
Food

Koullouna: A Box of Lebanon Delivered Every Month Around the World

5 months ago
One thing many Lebanese expats find hard while living overseas, is the little things, like the coffee we drink at every visit to a relative or friend, the “may zahr” some of us like to ...
Food

The End of an Era: Roadster Diner Achrafieh Branch to Close Next Week

6 months ago
The first ever Roadster Diner branch is set to close next week after almost 20 years. The Achrafieh branch is closing and getting relocated to Restos St. Nicolas, a food cluster at the heart of ...
Food

Who wants a Baba à l’Arak?

6 months ago
I just placed an order for two jars of Baba au Rhum and, wait for it, Baba a l’Arak. I once saw a picture of a Baba l’Arak jar online back in August but then ...
Food

Zaatar W Zeit Opening in Vancouver

6 months ago
Friends in Vancouver told me that they spotted a Zaatar w Zeit branch opening there, so I looked up the news and it’s indeed happening. Quoting ZWZ’s blog which dates back to October 5, they ...
Baladi

It’s Thyme to Celebrate #WorldMankoushehDay

6 months ago
What we decide to eat for breakfast varies greatly from one country to the other and from one person to the other, but I believe the majority of Lebanese agree that nothing tops a Mankousheh ...
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BK is Offering You a Free Whopper on Halloween if You Come Dressed as a Clown

6 months ago
Burger King is trolling McDonald’s by giving free whoppers to people dressed as clowns on Halloween. All you need to do is show up at BK Jal el Dib on Tuesday October 31st between 7 ...
Baladi

Chef Alain Ducasse Opening a Restaurant at Le Gray Beirut

6 months ago
I just read on hospitalitynewsmag that one of the world’s most decorated Michelin star chefs Alain Ducasse is coming back to Beirut to open a restaurant and a chocolate boutique at Le Gray Hotel. Star ...
Food

Mathieu: Best Crêpes in Mar Mikhael

7 months ago
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 ...
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