Canadian Councillor Wants To Declare Ottawa “Shawarma Capital of Canada”

Laura Dudas, an Ottawa councillor, has officially asked council to recognize Ottawa as "The Shawarma Capital of Canada". The council is expected to vote on this motion at their next meeting. I have no idea how many Shawarma places Beirut has but Ottawa has nearly 200 restaurants which is a lot. The real question is how many good ones are there. I looked up reviews on Yelp, Tripadvisor & a couple of other website and…

Ontario Restaurant Dedicated to Fallen Lebanese-Canadian Trooper Marc Diab

Marc Diab was originally from Ain Ebel South Lebanon before he immigrated to Canada with his family and decided to join the Canadian army. He always dreamt though of opening a restaurant next to his base in Petawawa, a town in the province of Ontario. Unfortunately, Marc was stationed in Kandahar province in 2009 when a roadside bomb exploded beside the vehicle carrying him and his fellow soldiers. Marc was killed in the explosion and…
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Kalei Coffee Co. Featured Among The Most Beautiful Coffee Shops in The World

1 month ago
Beirut has several beautiful coffee shops, maybe some of the most beautiful worldwide according to this CNN article. In fact, Beirut-based Kalei Coffee Co. was featured in “Designing Coffee: New Coffee Places and Branding”, a ...
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Three Lebanese Restaurants on MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 List

1 month ago
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is an annual publication highlighting the best 50 restaurants in the MENA region. In this year’s list, three Beiruti restaurants were featured: Em Sherif, Baron and Tawlet Mar Mikhail while ...
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Zaatar W Zeit Opens a Second Branch in Vancouver, Canada

2 months ago
Zaatar W Zeit appears to be doing quite well in Canada as they just opened their second branch in Vancouver on Park Royal, with the first open back in 2019 in Downtown Vancouver. I was ...
Food

Babel Restaurant Now Open at Dubai Mall

6 months ago
One of Lebanon’s finest restaurants has recently opened a luxurious branch at Dubai Mall. Babel, which was previously at La Mer Dubai has relocated and opened on Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue. The new location is ...
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Ottawa Saint Charbel Parish Makes Longest Markouk Sandwich

7 months ago
This week marks the feast of the assumption of Mary, a feast celebrated mainly by Catholic Churches around the world. The assumption of Mary or (عيد السيده) is a very special in Lebanese villages mainly ...
Food

Starbucks Knock-off Coffee Shop Open in Beirut

8 months ago
There’s a new chain of coffeehouses open across Lebanon called “Stories” that has a striking resemblance to Starbucks. From the logo to the colors, the cups, the straws, even the aprons, everything looks the same. ...
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Arak Al Sharm**** – Courtesy of a Lebanese Street Food Place in India

8 months ago
There’s a Lebanese street food place in Goa, India called “Habibi” that prides itself as being the creator of the Sharmouta wrap 🌯. The wrap in question consists of Zaatar, Labneh and Falafel with fresh ...
Food

Beirut Airport’s Cafématik is Closing on July 17th for Good

9 months ago
When I’m usually sharing news of restaurants or cafes shutting down, it’s mainly because I will miss the place or they bring back good memories, but that’s definitely not the case for Cafématik. The infamous ...
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